Farewell, Summer, you exhausting mistress. Well, not mistress, as that sounds female and if I were to have a sex romp with a season, that season would definitely be a dude. What do you call a male mistress? Master? Mastress? Mattress? I'll accept any suggestions for print in next week's column.
But, I doth digress too much. Labor Day marks the ceremonial end of the summer and this one has been a doozy (that one can apply to both male and female). Get ready to fall into autumn with Nightspots.
I know, I know. I'll stop now.
Happy birthday to Jerry out at Stonewall Inn. Could you vomit from the combo of patterns between our two shirts? Separately they are sartorial splendor, but together? Reminds me of one of my favorite Archie Bunker quotes, regarding a Hawaiian shirt: "It looks like the wallpaper in a fag bar." As true today as it was in 1973.
Please make note of our new columnist AK Miller and his series entitled Being Continued. It's a fresh take on a familiar story.
And get a big ol' salt lick of AK himself as he presents Code 101: What Are You Into?, Sat. Sep. 10 at Hydrate. It's another Manhole party, so you know what that entails ...
A special hello to geNo over at Cocktail. Do what you gotta do, honey. Nightspots will always love ya. Check out our website for more on the ongoing story.
Also, please send love and support to Grab publisher Stacy Bridges, whose apartment burned down last week in Boystown. It's difficult to imagine the stress of losing so much to unforeseen circumstances and we need to help him through, as any one of us would need help in the same situation.
So enjoy this Labor Day weekend. Hit some balls around with the softball boys, enjoy the pageantry of Miss and Mr. Continental and don't forget to send love to your community, your partners and your mistresses/mattresses.