Thanks for following along with me last week while I presented pics from last summer's Bingo night - in real terms, it's really long ago - in internet terms, I might as well be writing about the Civil War (the historical event, not the Marvel comics series or the upcoming Captain America movie, of course). I laugh because otherwise I'd be drinking (which I cannot do right now because I am on antibiotics after the recent colonoscopy revealed that while I don't have any signs of colon cancer - whew- but the doctor did discover a couple small ulcers. S
o, yeah, not only did the corporate job drive me crazy, but I have a health problem as residue. Thankfully I'm still on their health insurance through the spring so there's that. But I can't drink on the antibiotics of course which is fine. While I've been recovering, recuperating, and reinvigorating, I may have been over doing it in the drinking department so giving my liver a rest may not be the worst thing in the world, right?)
Anyway, I've got three more Bingo nights to cover and comment on before I turn the blog over to more (or less) currentish events.
So, today, let me talk just a little bit about Cheer New York and performer Tym Moss from the July 22, 2015 show - back during the regular run of Bingo, Cheer was always a great supporter and I always loved having them on board. They brought fresh enthusiasm and lots of pretty people - and, for me, that's pretty much all I need. :) But part of the reason that the three nights of Bingo happened last March and then the ten we did last summer was because of Cheer - I'd had a couple of other orgs ask if I'd do a special "return" night for them but I just kind of went 'no no no'... but you know, when Felipe of Cheer asks, it's hard to say no no no... so I said yes yes yes and we did a night last spring and then another one in the summer. Both were fabulous, of course (because of all that enthusiasm and pretty-ness).
But it's more than that. I love the mission of Cheer - I love their hard work, the athleticism, the creativity, the joy. Joy seems so rare these days that when I am around it, I want to be around it more. Don't you?
Now I don't know if you all know this, but back in March 2014, I married a lesbian couple at the Gay/Lesbian Business Expo's Key West booth. One of their friends came over and was a little annoyed - seems he'd seen the cheerleaders and asked them to come by for the wedding (we kept this from the couple of course) but they said no. Well, leave it to me to take it upon myself to make it happen and so I went up to Felipe and turned on my Big Brown Eyes ... you know, like the cat in the Shrek movies. :) It worked and as soon as I said "I now pronounce you", the entire team flooded every available space around us and created a SCENE! There were already about 50 people gathered and this just sort of pushed the whole thing over the edge. On top of that, drag queen Ron B dressed as Tina Turner showed up, inserted herself into pictures and I realized that the whole thing had suddenly gone out of control.... but the ladies loved it and you know, so did I (because I kind of love when you turn everyone on and all hell breaks loose... fun for the whole family!). :)
So, later in 2014 when I ran into Felipe at a walk for Alzheimer's research, I... well, I could hardly say no to another night (or two, as it turns out) of Bingo. :)
My guest that evening in July was internet personality Tym Moss who is always just a hilarious breath of fresh air in the world - he's easy going, has a checkered history (so he's no prude), and fucking funny as hell. He told a rather embarrassing story of having made a joke about "little people" at a Pride celebration only to be confronted by a little person in full leather gear, silently challenging him at the base of the stage to make another joke. LOL
Tym is best known of his "Artists Exposed" series online - he's interviewed people like Bianca del Rio and covers the nightlife award shows - You can go to You Tube and type in "Tym Moss" and find all of his vids.
As we say back in Wisconsin, a good time was had by all - we raised a bit of cash and had a blast - how awesome, right? You can see a few pics by clicking here. (Photos by AB)