No one has the right
to feel fulfilled
at her job Michelle
tells me over Gchat.
Thank god for black
tea and the invention
of the GIF, so I can watch
death in slow motion
while answering emails.
Not the prettiest version, or the one I like best, but astonishingly striking.
Still one of the most amazing voices I’ve ever heard live.
On the Glee tip:
I worked with Matthew Morrison in the Broadway revival of “The Rocky Horror Show” in late 2001. I took over for Dick Cavett as “The Criminologist” for a week and he was in the chorus. He and I bonded quickly, because he’s a very nice guy and I really enjoyed looking at him.
So between the Wednesday matinee and the 8pm show, I asked him out to dinner. We went to Ruby Foo’s, the massive sushi place across from the theater, but the wait was too long. We said thanks and left, whereupon one of the managers recognized me from MTV, and chased us down the block. “Mr. Holmes! MR. HOLMES! Of COURSE we have a table for you. Come back in.”
Folks, this NEVER happens. Ever. We went back in, and I silently thanked God for allowing this one-time event to take place in front of the hottest chorus boy of all time.
And then we ate and he talked about his girlfriend and I thought: “Great. Even on Broadway I pick the straight guy.”
This will, forever and ever, be the story I think about when I think about Matthew Morrison.
Kelso is a ghost town and defunct railroad depot in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California. Starting off as what was a simple train depot in the 1920s, the town of Kelso boomed briefly to as many as 2000 residents in the 1940s, when borax and iron mines opened nearby. Gold and silver were also discovered in the nearby hills of what became known as the Kelso district. The town shrank again when the mines closed after about a decade.
The train depot was built in 1923 and contained boarding rooms for railroad employees and a restaurant for both railroad employees and passengers. It also had a telegraph office and waiting room. The large rooms in the basement also served as a community center for local residents. The depot remained in operation until 1986. It was recently renovated to become the Mojave National Preserve’s visitor center. Renovation was completed in 2005 and is now open to the public.
During the 1970s Kelso was known as the town without television. About 75 residents lived in Kelso, many with school age children. Television signals could not reach the town which meant that residents found other methods of recreation. Children played outside until dark. Adults sat outside and talked together. However, with the advent of satellite dishes, television was eventually introduced to Kelso.
Lincoln, on nominating Chase as Chief Justice (793).
I could tell you how much I hate Salmon P. Chase, but I’ll save it for my book.