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Wednesday, December 07, 2005


You know, those of us who live in San Francisco often take for granted how easy it is to be gay here vs other cities in the US. As an example, I decided to read The Advocate magazine as I rode the subway in for work this morning. Not a big deal, really. But, you know -- I would not have done this on the "T" in Boston. The train was crowded. The guy sitting next to me -- who must live somewhere near my place asked to check out George Clooney's picture. A girl standing near us looked down and squealed, "Oh wow! Did George Clooney come out? That is soooo hot!" --- before I could tell her that it was just an interview and that Mr. Clooney is sadly very straight --- a man standing behind her said, "No, it's just an interview" --- but the bottom line no one gave a shit that I was reading a gay magazine on public transit. Cool and greatly appreciated.

I wonder if I should try reading UNZIPPED on the M Train? ...probably not. Oh, UNZIPPED is sort of the TIGER BEAT of gay porn. I love knowing all the gay porn stars favorite songs and colors.

Oh! And, I went by my mail box today and found 3 boxes waiting for me! 2 boxes were from that person who claims to be my secret love, but who continues to refuse to reveal his/herself. Whatever, this person has great taste and sends me the way coolest gifts! I feel like such a jerk for keeping them, but the boy can't help it! Today I found two DVD's from my secret friend who I still think must be in the UK -- anyway one DVD is called NIGHTY NIGHT from BBC

...It looks quite funny, but very dark. This one might even be as good as the last one I was sent -- NATHAN BARTLEY! Looks like it is a dark comedy series about a woman who falls in love with her dying husband's doctor but before she can snag the doctor she has to do something about the doctor's disabled wife. Ah, yes. Cruel British humor. The best sort!

And, then a DVD of the little seen classic film, THE TALES OF HOFFMANN!!! Yay! Thank you, mystery man or woman somewhere in the UK (I think)

And, then, the coolest thing was a big box from my blog pal, Kris. He sent me a way cool musical Hello Kitty Xmas tree which will be going up at work first thing tomorrow morning!

AND --- he got me the coolest set of Hello Kitty dolls!

...sort of like Hello Kitty and Dear Daniel gone all royal! Kris -- you're such a sweetie! I feel so loved! Thank you!!!

Oh, and there was a fourth package -- one which I had ordered for myself. The DVD of that British stage show/opera -- JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA. ...am quite curious.

My evening ended with a stop by a great Mexican restaurant. I had to use the restroom -- it was sooooooo disgusting. Perhaps the dirtest restroom this side of a corner gas station. But their food is really good! Anyway, as I scrubbed my hands at the sink I became inspired and snapped a picture of myself in the craked mirror! This is it!


Blogger snarl71 said...

What Mexican place? Sotano Grille?

sigh - memories.

And you SO could have read the Advocate on the T in Boston! I do it now (i've come a long way, baby).

Though, nobody strikes up conversation with me. Maybe THAT's the difference between San Fran and Boston.

6:37 AM  
Blogger g8s said...

Matt, that shot of you in the mirror is fantastic!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

I used to make a real show of reading Gay Times on the train when I was lad, but I rarely buy it now, and I'm not quite as bold as I used to be anyway!!

Re: Nighty Night, I never saw it, but it's supposed to be very good if you like dark, slightly awkward, British humour.

I really want to see Jerry Spring: The Opera. It was actually on TV a while back (which I guess is probably the show the DVD is from), but I missed it.

And for the record, I'm not your secret admirer. I hope you find out who it is! Although, sometimes the mystery of these things is actually better than knowing.

4:35 PM  
Blogger matty said...

Karl -- You're a nut! Watch out for those Southie boys on the E and B lines! No, this is actually a more authentic Mexican restaurant -- tho, I was just at Sotano the other night. I think am having dinner there on Saturday night.

g8s --- I'm blushing! thank you!

Tim --- That was bold! Gay Times is much more erotically-charged than Advocate -- which is really like a gay version of People Magazine. Fluff and stuff. ...and, no, I NEVER thought it was you! You've got that sexy Yong! And, besides, guys as hot as you never go for me! (sad face icon here!)

8:47 PM  
Blogger snarl71 said...

OH Matt! Speaking of hot guys going for you! I managed to find one of your cast-asides. Actually, it's somebody I knew 5 years ago but who you apparently started chatting up in the winter of 2005 (after our break up, of course).

No, I wasn't surfing the net for men...I was ordering tickets to the Boston Gay Men's Chorus Christmas (excuse me, Holiday) Show.

What a small world.

6:55 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Karl -- Cast asisdes? Who could that be? I always feel I am the one that gets cast aside? Hmmmm....

7:21 AM  
Blogger Dessie said...

Never watched Nighty Night, but you might enjoy Man Stroke Woman, it's sometimes funny:


(And no, I'm not the stalker either!)

2:35 AM  
Blogger matty said...

Aaron --- I watched 4 of the 6 episodes of NIGHTY NIGHT. Oh my God. I'm still processing. It might very well be the meanest/darkest comedy I've seen --- especially considering it is a TV sitcom!

Does it make me a bad person that I loved every minute of it. The saving grace is that the viewer knows how evil the main character is from the first moment, but still --- what makes you laugh is so cruel! ...but makes me laugh it does. For a few minutes I thought I had found my new AbFab, but I think it is a bit too grounded in reality. Harsh.

I will have to check that other show out!

And, I never thought you were the stalker! Actually, I don't think this guy/girl posts comments.

7:26 AM  
Blogger matty said...

...but my "stalker" -- or let's call the person my "gift giver" has really great, twisted and sick taste!

7:27 AM  
Blogger Dessie said...

Maybe they work at the DMV?

8:51 AM  
Blogger joe said...

great photo! very america's next top model.

it's great to feel free to be you. even if it's on a cummuter train. I could probably read the Advocate and no one would care on the subway in Toronto. they might just look at me, but they will turn away when they see my icy focus on my reading.

8:24 PM  

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