Saturday, December 22, 2007

I'll Be Home For Christmas

Tomorrow, I'm flying back home for Christmas, so I won't be posting until I return to Chicago.

No posting mainly because I want to spend as much time as I can with my family while I'm in Tennessee, but also because there aren't many people who own personal computers in my family.

My kinfolk get confused on escalators, so this is probably for the best.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this picture of me and my brother on the lap of what looks to be an albino Santa. An albino Santa! In Tennessee? Who knew?

Jeff looks either hungry, confused or moments away from peeing on Santa's leg- - or all three - - and I look like the poster child for "Future Fags of America"

I'm sure I labored over EXACTLY what to wear for my photoshoot with Mr. Claus and my smile just screams baby beauty pageant, doesn't it?

How did my parents not know?

Then again, my brother is also gay, so apparently the clothes don't make the fag.

All that aside, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, everyone!

P.S. A special thanks to Rus Rainear for taking over my roles in Lyle while I'm home for Christmas. Rus is the best. And the funniest.

He gave me a card at our opening performance that simply said...


Break a leg. Really.

Love, Eve."

Keep an eye on Princess Fire and Music while I'm away. Me, an old kazoo with some sparklers.


Steven said...

Have a safe trip to Tennesee and enjoy the time with your family! Merry Christmas!

Shirley Heezgay! said...

have a wonderful time with your family! merry christmas and safe travels to you!

Stephen Rader said...

Steven - Thank you. Merry Christmas!!

Shirley - Thanks! I hope you're having a wonderful holiday!

Polt said...

Have a great time, and safe trip!!

Love ya!


Catty Bitch said...

See you soon, hooker! Enjoy!

Palm Springs Savant said...

Merry Christmas Stephen, hope your mama is well. Kisses all around.


the joy said...

That shot of you is one that tells me no one could call you "lil Stevie." cutie patootie!

dirk.mancuso said...

Happy holidays and safe trip, Stephen!

Hope Santa fulfills all your Christmas wishes, handsome!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely agree... you are the personification of baby beauty pageant!!! ;-))
Have a good time with your family... and a very Happy Christmas!

Java said...

"My kinfolk get confused on escalators, so this is probably for the best." LOL! My sweetie has kinfolk in East Tennessee, and this describes some of them pretty well.
So your brother is gay, too. Is he as fabulous as you? I can so see the Future Fags of America in that smile of yours.
Hope your holiday with family is wonderful.

Valyna said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family :) You know, I had a sweater vest in '74 that was the exact same pattern of Jeff's shirt in that photo! Must have been a popular fabric ;)

Love you much!!!
*bites, kisses and nibbles

Wizened Wizard said...

Hope your time at home was enjoyable and your travels easy and safe.

There is a holiday greeting for you HERE.

Happy holidays!

dmarks said...

I found yet another great "Iron Man" theme in your blog, from a few months ago. I just now posted a few Iron Man theme songs in my blog, before I found yours.

just me said...

Bette Davis is the bomb. I get confused on elevators.

Palm Springs Savant said...

Stephen- I miss your blog posts. me so sad...

Mark in DE said...

That's a precious photo! Hope you're having a wonderful Christmas holiday with your family. Enjoy!

Mark :-)

Stephen Rader said...

Polt, Catty Bitch, Rick, Dirk, searabbit, java, valyna, wizened wizard, just me, mark in de - Thanks for the well wishes. I had a wonderful time with my family over the holiday and I promise to be posting as soon as possible! Hope you all had a safe and joyous holiday.

The Joy - Well, no matter how big you are, there's always someone bigger, so if someone IS bigger, I'll gladly be "lil Stevie" for them. Actually, I'd probably like that! Hope you had a Merry Christmas.

dmarks - Well, I can't take credit for the Iron Man theme that I posted, but I do love it. I'll check out the ones you've posted asap. Thanks for the comment.