Totally random dispatches from a goofy lesbian Presbyterian who loves books, history, old-time radio and walking.
The Village Carpenter Mrs. Fruit's woodworking blog, filled with pretty pictures and words I've never heard of. I really don't know what she's talking about. There are also a few cute pics of our companion animals, because we're gay and it's a requirement.
In between early reports on Michael Jackson's death, I heard Shephard Smith of Fox say a few words about Farrah Fawcett. He said something about her having been loved by lots of little boys in the 70's.
And this little girl.
I was a huge fan of "Charlie's Angels" when it aired in the late 70's. And I
loved, loved, loved Farrah Fawcett-Majors.
For Christmas in 1977 (or maybe it was '78), I got a shirt emblazoned
with the iconic photo of Farrah in the red bathing suit.
If my mother was suspicious about why her daughter wanted a shirt with a woman in a revealing swimsuit on it, she didn't say. I was obviously not out of the closet (being 10 or 11 years old) and just coming to terms with my realization that I might possibly be gay. I hadn't yet realized it was something I needed to be ashamed of and suppress. Otherwise, I would have admired the shirt on someone else and definitely not asked Santa Claus for it.
I remember my mother asking why I was interested in such a bimbo. She said that when she was my age, she had idolized Elizabeth Taylor who was much classier than Farrah, in her estimation.
I didn't care about her low opinion of Farrah. I wore the shirt until the image was faded and barely recognizable. When I was older and "Charlie's Angels" aired at midnight, I sneaked downstairs and took photos of the TV, trying to capture scenes (this was before home video, screen caps and youtube).
When I think back to myself as a young, closeted baby dyke, Farrah Fawcett is there too. RIP...
Craft Mentality Amber and Tasha talk about kntting, sewing, cooking, reading and Project Runway.
Craftlit Billed as a "podcast for crafters who like to read." Heather is a writer, teacher, mom, blogger etc. with great insights. Podcast ends with a chapter or two from whatever book is currently featured.
Russell Brand Alas, old Russ resigned from the BBC so his podcasts are no longer available, but here's a link to his youtube website. He's smart, articulate and damn sexy. And he knows that "drugs is bad."
Savage Love Podcast Profane, disgusting, entertaining and very educational podcast based on Dan Savage's sex column. I've learned about some things I rather wish I hadn't, but can't stop listening. Mrs. Fruit refuses to partake----too many F-bombs.
Stephen Fry's Podgrams Writer, actor, comedian, filmmaker, Mac enthusiast and really interesting podcaster. The worst thing about this podcast is that he doesn't do it enough.
The Archers My current, hopeless addiction. A daily podcast of the world's longest running daily soap.