Classic Blog Post: And Now…A Few Words About The Most Spectacular Man You May Never Have The Opportunity To Meet
Original Publication Date: 1/19/07
Let me get this little bit out of the way real fast: congratulations to the airline crew who escorted the family with the child throwing a tantrum off the plane that recently made the news! Well done.
What else? Oh, if you get the chance, check out a brilliant British series called "afterlife". We watched it over Christmas and it’s just spectacular; dark, edgy, suspenseful and several other positive adjectives.
And now…a few words about the most spectacular man you may never have the opportunity to meet. Today is my partner’s birthday. (applause) He turned 32 and I am incredibly proud of him and not just because he’s chosen to hang with me these past (almost) 13 years. I’m proud of him because he continues to be the kind of man I wish I was more like; honest, sincere, sincerely likeable, patient, dashingly handsome, thin…thinner than I am anyway, successful, humble, concerned, caring, dedicated, unselfish and has phenomenal taste in clothing and shoes. That was just off the top of my head.
And how do I repay him for such package of perfection? Miss Jenn-Jenn, Little Eddie and I took him to play Laser Tag last weekend. Truthfully, he wasn’t really into the spirit of the game and felt poorly because some of the other players consisted of a group of grade school kids enjoying a birthday party. He felt poorly, that is, until his vest vibrated and he checked to see who had shot him. The digital readout read “You Have Been Tagged By…”
“PartyPrincess?” His nostrils flared. “I was shot by someone named PartyPrincess???” Then came the look of complete and total indignation, then surprise. She shot him again. Have you ever seen a grown man of almost 32 years of age start to hunt a 9 year old with a vengeance? Only to get shot by Bob Saget after stepping two feet forward? I have and I laughed my damn ass off.
He keeps me growing as a person and I keep him reverting back to his lost childhood. Yes, he’s my Pookie, I’m his Luv Muffin and together we’re a well-adjusted gay couple looking to get married to each other one day without being struck down by lightening upon entering the church. Go figure.
So, Happy Birthday Pookie! I’m looking forward to many more with you.
Until my next rant…
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Kage Alan lives in a suburb of Detroit, MI with his partner, Pookie, and their fish, all of who are affectionately named and answer to the word “fish.” Except his partner, who’d be offended were he termed such a name when he’s clearly a ferocious Tiger (according to the Chinese Zodiac). Listen to him grrrrrr! Much to Kage’s amusement, however, the specific aforementioned ferocious Tiger his partner represents is the Tiger Standing Still, so he’s really a bit of a pussycat. Kage is the author of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to My Sexual Orientation, Andy Stevenson Vs. the Lord of the Loins and Gaylias: Operation Thunderspell.