I know that everyone around the office is going to give me serious shit about this issue. Whenever pictures of me appear, they accuse me of stocking the magazine with my own pictures and not giving a chance for others to be in.
But, what they DON'T understand is the number of times on any given night when someone whose picture I am taking demands to take MY picture. Normally, and partially in deference to the above criticism, I decline. But, ya know what? I felt pretty cute this week, so I said fuck it. There are five pictures of Your's Truly in this issue; six if you count the one printed twice. So let's begin there.
1 ) With John and Nirmalpal at Crew, 2 ) Ridin' the mystery snatch at Hydrate, 3 ) The return of Nirmalpal at Touché
It's as if my cabeza is just poppin' out of random crotches of late. Whose that girl whose legs are doubling as a super-thermal scarf? Just turn to page 20 and see the pictures from Hydrate. You won't be surprised. A little revolted, yes, but surely not surprised.
The boys of Crew were all dressed up in their St. Patty's finery. Super early, I know, but they've got a lot of green beer to sell. I ran into John and he introduced me to Nirmalpal from Steamworks, with whom I'd only ever communicated via email. Much sexier in person. And I got a little more of a clue just how sexy later on in the night.
For it was at Touché that I encountered John and Nirmalpal again, only this time drunker ( them, not me--I was being Susie Sobriety ) . Just look at how darling that picture of us is! He sure was steaming up my glasses.
And to steam up your own glasses ( and cups and tumblers, etc. ) check out the full page picture on page 38 from Touché's MAFIA night. Now, that's dedication!
And while we're speaking of steamy, I'm entranced by Charley ( that's Charley with an 'ey' ) from Big Chicks. Gorgeous, soft-spoken, and he wears a mean sweater. Stop in and give him a smile. He'll give you one back that will make the trip worthwhile.
My new official favorite picture ever is from Cocktail this week. See the top of page 14 for the sketchy shot.
What do you do on a not-so-hoppin' night at a leather bar when all you have is a box of crackers? Well, I'm certain you all could come up with myriad answers to that conundrum, but observe my elegant solution on page 22 at CellBlock. It got a little crumby up in there.
A hearty 'Welcome Back!' to the staff of Scot's. My congratulations and love to the 'hole' gang.
In closing, if you are familiar with the controversy surrounding the comments of a certain cover drag queen regarding certain other drag queens, in particular and in general... you can probably get my point by the phrasing of that question. That point being this: It's all just drama. People can think what they think and say what they think. Move on and do what you do. You'll be better for it.