8.05.2012

2.19.2012

Who Rules? Food Rulez!

These are not the carbs you're looking for...
So, y'all know how I love to eat, right?  I mean I have a lot of emotions and they need to go somewhere.  I figure, what better place than my stomach, right?  Plus, I'm over 30, which is gay years is extinct.  I'm sorry, ex-twink'd, which means I no longer give any fucks whatsoever about being a size 27 waist.  I still gym it up (vanity doesn't disappear with maturity, it just becomes slightly more reasonable) but I certainly don't shy away from a complex carbohydrate when it's offered to me.

Well, child, I plan on being very not shy today.  I'm in New York with my boyfriend, Jay, and we are going to paint the town red velvet!  Our itinerary is as follows: Billy Bakery (my fave!), Magnolia Bakery, Crumbs Bake Shop, then maybe the Statue of Liberty.  Or whatever.

Last night I did a comedy show at Stonewall with the incredible Kelli Dunham.  It went really well; she has the best fans in the world and a few of my New York friends came out, too.  I did a bit where I talked about vacations I'd been on with my parents, highlighting the unmitigated wonder that is a continental breakfast.  If you don't know how great continental breakfast is, you are clearly not appreciating one of life's greatest gifts!  Here, look at this video and educate yourself:

Anyways, I was on pins and needles waiting to see what kind of free continental breakfast our lovely hotel in the Financial District was cooking up this morning!  The picture you see above isn't it, though!  (Tricky!)  That's from the astounding Brown Bag Cafe in Kirkland, WA.  If you are EVER anywhere in the Pacific Time Zone, you must go to the Brown Bag Cafe.  They were started for the lumberjack population of the area surrounding Seattle.  The meals are so huge that the lumberjacks would eat half and then brown bag the other half for the rest of the day.  Needless to say, to-go containers were de rigeur at Brown Bag, but the food was so good I usually just ate the rest as soon as I got back to my hotel room.

The breakfast that Jay and I had this morning, however, won't be found here.  You'll have to go check out my friend, the Nosh Guy's incredible (and incredibly yummy) blog Food Rulez.  Nosh Guy saw my pic of breakfast on Facebook and picked it up for the blog moment later.  This is hot off the griddle news, folks!

1.09.2012

What's My Name? Patti Patti!

My TEDxPhilly video has been spreading like crazy! I mean, it's no "Shit White Girls Say to Black Girls" or anything, but for an inspirational little story about meeting a celebrity and accepting your destiny, it's not doing so bad. Thanks for all the lovely messages about it.

I went digging through the scattered remains of my MySpace page to try to find the photo of me and Ms. Patti LaBelle that I reference in the video. I didn't have to look far (it's always close to my heart). Try not to stare at it for more than 5 minutes at a time. Her luminescence will burn your eyes.


In other news, thanks to everyone who sent me kind words congratulating me on the birth of Beyonce's baby, Red Velvet Carter. It was quite a long road and we had some controversy with the Birthers who contended that she was faking, but we made it in the end and I'm proud to be part of this moment. I especially want to thank Mariah Carey for sending a lovely video message where she sang "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" and then spent ten minutes kissing an autographed self portrait. That was special.

1.02.2012

TEDxPhilly TALK POSTED!

Check out my TEDxPhilly talk on the music of the city!



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