It’s here. It’s already here.
San Diego celebrates in July. After the other two large cities in our Golden State take the last two weekends in June, San Diego gives everyone a couple week break and then continues the celebrations.
I’ve been celebrating Pride since the first one I ever had the opportunity to attend. That particular pride was Seattle Pride 1990. I have been out of the closet since I was but a teenager however the place I lived had yet to have a pride celebration.
What Pride means to me is simply that we can be and are or authentic selves. In that we respect each other and support each other in living authentic lives. We celebrate and embrace diversity, acceptance, understanding, respect, affirmation, love and freedom.
Pride is, and should always be, a place of safety to simply just be. Just be. Be without judgment, discrimination, hatred and intolerance.
Be authentic. Be real.
Reflecting on the values that I hold about a nation in which I live, I turn to the beginning of it’s founding document.
Excerpt from The Declaration of Independance othe United States of America dated July 4, 1776
May our true values overcome the petty smallness of the selfish.
Will you be Fearsome’s Valentine?
Fearsome sends you a Valentine Beard card full of love!
The Christmas tree is down and already in the alley for pick up.
Our tree this morning
All the decorations are boxed and in the attic. Most everything is back in its place. It’s been a great holiday season. The 7 dogs are snuggled in their places on the couch and in dog beds.
Mitzi (our oldest at 16) and Gilda (13)
We just had a wonderful New Year’s Eve dinner out at one of our favorite Italian spots in Hillcrest. Times Square plays on the tv as we enjoy the wonderful place we call home.
We have two wonderful god sons who have grown into young men.
Joshua (21), Fearsome, Markus (17) and The Better Half
We were there for each of their births and have been their god parents since each of those wonerdful days. Joshua is a senior at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Markus is a senior in the International Baccalaureate program of San Diego High. Both speak three languages fluently. Their dad and The Better Half have been friends since high school, he and his wife are two of the best friends anyone could ever begin to wish for.
The two youngest dogs, our rescued Yorkies, have recovered extremely well from their double knee surgeries and are no longer confined to a nursery area but are living out with us and the rest of the pack.
Phoebe and Betty napping together in my lap, both are just 3 pounds each full grown.
Our home is full of love. We enjoy our community. Our careers are both fulfilling and lucrative.
With overwhelming gratitude, Fearsome and I wish each and every one of of you a very Happy New Year!
To love thy neighbor and to serve others is grace come true.
We all are one. Let us celebrate, love and respect.
May peace and joy be yours to enjoy and share.
Tomorrow we host our chosen family Christmas here at our home. It’s a 25 year tradition. Twenty two of our closest friends who we call The Family will be here at our home. It’s a pot luck dinner. It’s always delicious.
My contribution this year? Fresh roasted turkey breast and two cakes. I baked the cakes today.
Kentucky Butter Cake & Coconut Cake
I’ve posted both of these recipes previously. Both are scrumptious.
You can find the Kentucky Butter Cake recipe at this LINK, it’s the best freakin’ pound cake that will ever cross your lips. Fearsome’s soon to be famous Coconut Cake recipe is HERE.
Feel free to steal, use, bake and enjoy our recipes.
Merry Christmas Eve y’all!
Yet another Fearsome tradition…
…and the traditions continue here at Fearsome’s place…
Today marks the shortest day of the year in this here northern hemisphere.
Let us celebrate the return of the sun.
Tradition is something we here at Fearsome Beard attempt to maintain for our holiday celebrations. Yesterday we brought you Babs lip syncing Babs. Today we are Wishing You a Drag Queen Christmas!
Something really over the top…
With appropriate timing we kick off the Christmas week on the last evening of Hanukkah with Babs Levine lip syncing one of Fearsome’s favorite Barbra Streisand Christmas tunes.
Happy Hanukkah and Merry Christmas!
Carry a tune?
Not one of my talents.
So I’ll rely on Steve Grand to sing for me the Christmas song I want to sing to The Better Half.
This one is for you babe.
I love you.
Does this mean we can say Happy Holidays again?
On the first evening of Hanukkah 2017, Alabama lights the first candle.