Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summer Barbecue with All My Sister Friends!

Yikes! I haven't posted in quite a while. That's what happens in the summer, with all the attendant social commitments, mostly barbecues, most of them requiring you to get on a private jet to Lake Tahoe.

Now, I'm not a huge flying fan. Haven't been one since I was on my dear friend John Travolta's private jet and my dear friend Elizabeth Taylor got stuck in the doorway to the restroom. John heroically pried her out of the door frame, and she went flying across the cabin, hit the wall, and caused the jet to drop two hundred feet in a rush that was not unlike what Barbara Bush must have felt like the moment she realized poor George wouldn't win a second term.

Nonetheless, I've enjoyed the parties, especially the one I just returned from held by my dear friend Martina Navratilova. Every year, Martina throws a for-girls-only cookout/spa weekend in a secret location somewhere in the Bay Area. And I mean secret! She makes all of us girls meet at the airport, where we are greeted and shown on board a bus without windows -- very comfortably outfitted, but I always get a little stomach-upset because I can't see where we're going. It takes us to a private estate I don't know where. But boy, it's worth it! We all sit around in bathrobes laughing and chatting and eating spinach omelets, and then we go horseback riding! And the cast of characters is just wonderfully odd and fun -- Rosie O'Donnell, Billie Jean King, Ellen DeGeneres. . . . She used to bring that peculiar young woman, Anne Heche, but then the two of them had a falling out over something -- if I had to guess, I would guess it was over a man -- it always is! Anyway, we all chose Ellen over Anne. But then, didn't everyone?


  1. Your husband kicked off the destruction of our economy and many people died unnecessarily because of his homophobia. I am the sister of a man who died at the age of 32 with HIV-related illness. How about some forthright honesty. "Just say no" to gossip, please, and show some substance.

  2. The Meto, By Angela Brown

    The white picket arches opens from within
    The metro at penn station
    Etches along its sidewalk a colorful tune
    As pedestrian angels embrace love from their hearts
    Men in suit pockets dropped coins
    In the wishing well of life
    A harp plays the genuine jazz ensemble
    With the grace of letting go
    The grace of calling out
    A soul yearning to be free
    To embrace love with a promise
    Of letting go, to be free
    In darkness as in light
    Life becomes a devotion to God
    The keeper of her soul