Friday, September 08, 2006
So, I have a lot of catching up to do before I go to Germany this weekend.
Let's start with the trip to Germany. Steve's (yes, the one I used to date) mother lives in Germany. She became very ill two months ago and Steve had to move her into a nursing home. He needs to return to Germany and close up her old apartment. He needs a friend to help so he asked me to accompany him. Despite our break up, Steve has been wonderful to me and if he ever needs me, I am available for him...Especially if a free plane ticket to Germany is involved. So, I will be out of the country. ALERT TO WOULD BE ROBBERS: We have a house-sitter, two tame but loud dogs, and nosy lesbian neighbors.
So, we leave for Germany on Sunday but Saturday is the "Wedding of the Year." Rebecca, my Straight & Nappy partner, is getting married tomorrow. I don't go to a lot of weddings. I don't like them. It bothers me that as a gay person I am excluded from the right to do it. I also think the whole spectacle wedding is antiquated and stupid. Marriage is not religious. It is a legal agreement between two people. There are certain rights and privileges that you receive once you get married. That's it. If there is a god, I find it hard to believe that he cares whether or not someone gets married or not. God, one would think, should be more worried about poverty, war, and disease than bridal registries. Rebecca's wedding IS NOT in a church. It IS going to be a big and expensive affair. Her bridal registries (there are four) are full of assorted items that I refuse to purchase for my friend. I have a rule. Once you reach 27, don't expect me to buy you silverware. Instead, Steve designed and crafted a beautiful and personalized cutting board and two rolling pins.
Ok. I'm done with wedding rant. I don't want my last entry to be about that.
So, let's talk about my upcoming move to LA. I am getting more and more excited about the very idea but it seems that certain forces are conspiring to keep me in the Windy City. Yesterday, I taped three test shows for a new local children's show. It went really well. And if the final money offer is good enough, I may stay.