Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Til Tuesday

Ladies and Gentlemen!

You Guys! The PSA I did for LOGO is up! Share it with all of your "friends."

Gay music and video from NewNowNext.com

It does feel wonderful to support the drag community, even though I am a real woman, because I share in so many of their hardships. (I, too, have very hairy arms and a propensity to barter with taxi drivers.)

Anyway, I didn't write my blog yesterday because I was stuck on a tarmac in Dallas for 4 hours on my way to San Francisco, where I am "performing" at the Nikko Hotel's Rrazz Room! Then I had a layover because I missed my connecting flight! UGH! Poor Mrs. Danvers. Not only were we in coach, which makes her very testy, we were in a middle seat. No one was happy about my vocal warm-up either. And that includes Mrs. Danvers.

The Rrazz Room. Classy Venue. Classy Lady.

It was raining in New Orleans, so Mrs. Danvers wouldn't go to the bathroom that morning either. LaSwan (Lady Across the Street Without A Name) was so nice to take us to the airport at 6 AM. She said she wanted to be sure I got to the airport and on the plane! She's very sweet, even though she did ask me to pay for a full tank of gas and a carton of Virgina Slims Ultra Light Menthol Cigarettes.

Mrs. Danvers sleeps while being chauffeured to the airport.

When I was laying over in Dallas, I tried to make Mrs. Danvers pee in the handicap stall in the bathroom by putting a bunch of toilet seat sanitary covers on the floor, but she wasn't taking the hint, even after I squatted down and did it myself. Instead, she kept peering under the stalls at other people using the toilets. I don't know where she learned that. But I really don't understand where she learned to tap on their shoes with her paw. She's a regular Ann Miller. But she can turn to the left AND to the right.

But, off to "rehearsal." We open tomorrow! And I have a live band! The Memanators, featuring Tom Shaw on piano, and Roberta Damke on drums! I love a gal with a stick!

If you like it then you better put a "click" on it.

Don't worry about me,


Blogger noTorious said...

I wish you would perform in Texas! I told my husband I wanted to see you perform for my birthday in May, and he said, "but New Orleans is 6 hours away!"

No worries: I told him no show, no sex.

I really want to see Mitzi Gaynore too! She was amazing in "There's No Business Like Show Business."

Break a leg!

January 6, 2009 at 4:30 PM  
Blogger Critifur said...

I especially love the nose laugh at the start of your PSA!


January 6, 2009 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger Varla Jean Merman said...

Thank you!!!!

January 6, 2009 at 10:17 PM  
Blogger Varla Jean Merman said...

THE NOSE LAUGH!!! I didn't know I did that! That is so weird!

January 6, 2009 at 10:19 PM  
Blogger Geoff said...

That PSA just cracks me up every time. Fantastic!

January 8, 2009 at 8:48 PM  

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