Jonathan Kirkland



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No Sex and The City

New York City, “concrete jungle where dreams are made of; there’s nothin’ you can’t do.” There are many things that I can do here, but it would seem that finding a date is near impossible. I have tried it all short of calling Patti Stanger. I don’t like the idea of online even though I have been on OkCupid, Grindr, and even seedier sites like A4A. I have given up on the Internet; it’s so impersonal anyway.
           
In social situations I am very personable and love to meet new people but for some stupid reason I will not make the first move. I feel, it is harder in the paradigm of gay dating versus straight dating. In the straight world the guy sees the girl and makes his move. In the gay world, it can be a bit different. “Oh he’s cute…oh shit he just saw me staring at him…(look at the bar)…oh now he’s staring at me…(look back)…great now he’s looking away.” This happens like a broken record all night.
           
One of my closest friends, Justin Luke, has always told me “What’s the worst that can happen by going up to a guy and telling him he’s cute?” While he makes a valid point, easier said then done. I guess I am somewhat picky too, but I don’t shoot people down if they he approach me. The last date I went on was in early summer but the guy lives in the UK. The last date before that was around this time of the year in 2011! The act of the chase can be fun, but I like to be the one chased. Call me old fashioned…
           
I guess I need to be more proactive in this area. For now, walk over and strike up a conversation with me. What’s the worst that can happen? ;)
-Nish

RuPaul’s All Stars Episode 1

Carisma, Uniqueness, Nerve, and Talent…and Synergy? For those of you watching from home, RuPauls’s Drag Race All Stars just started this past monday on Logo. If you haven’t seen RuPauls Drag Race before, let me get you up to speed. It’s about 12 men that dress as women who hope to become the next big name in the art of Drag. What this “All Stars” edition is, is select performers from all four seasons of RuPauls Drag Race who didn’t win but came close to, or they were voted back by audience popularity.

The interesting (though it was a mistake) thing about how they are going about this competition is that the performers are competing in teams of two. Stupid idea, I know. It’s All Stars. Not best duo. I digress, what was interesting about RuPauls signature “criteria” to win is that they tacked on synergy.

Synergy is a great thing, it makes things more harmonious and is a great thing to have when you are working in a team. However, it has no place on this show. These girls will cut you with the razor blade they are hiding in there wigs. As Leshauwn Beyond ever so eloquently stated in Season 4 of RPDR, “This is not RuPaul’s best friend race!” All things said, Pandora Boxx and Mimi Imfirst were voted off this week. Who gets the can next? Watch and find out Monday at 9PM on Logo! 

So it’s that time of the year when I am another year older! I don’t know whether to feel happy or sad. My year of being 21 has gone by in the blink of an eye and I hear that it is all down hill from here. However, I am looking forward to my birthday party! It’s going to be tomorrow night (the 18th, my real birthday) at XL Nightclub! Rhea Litre and Paige Turner will be hosting and it is also the debut of DJ Luis Perez! It’s FREE all night when you say you are there for my birthday. I will have a few bottles at my table too ;) Hope to see you all tomorrow night! -Nish

So it’s that time of the year when I am another year older! I don’t know whether to feel happy or sad. My year of being 21 has gone by in the blink of an eye and I hear that it is all down hill from here. However, I am looking forward to my birthday party! It’s going to be tomorrow night (the 18th, my real birthday) at XL Nightclub! Rhea Litre and Paige Turner will be hosting and it is also the debut of DJ Luis Perez! It’s FREE all night when you say you are there for my birthday. I will have a few bottles at my table too ;)

Hope to see you all tomorrow night!

-Nish

It is truly amazing how fast information travels across the Internet. Last night was a horrible night for me for many reasons as it seemed like everything was happening all at the same time. Things happen and we move on. The one thing that kept me sane though it all was my amazement at how quickly the death of a very prominent NYC drag queen had spread through Facebook, Twitter, and a few major blogs all without being picked up by a media outlet. To clarify, the death didn’t keep me sane, it upset me. However, I was amazed how it had cleared all of this space without any news outlets confirming this claim. I was very suspicious of this and I held off my condolences until today. One blog suspected it to be a hoax but has since recanted based on the overwhelming evidence that has surfaced. Sure enough the person in question had died and a number of news outlets now have stories regarding it. What is so astonishing is the amount of time that it took for a media outlet to report on the matter. This tragic episode really opened my eyes to just how powerful social media is. My thoughts and prayers go out to Karl and to Antoine’s family. May he rest in peace.  

It is truly amazing how fast information travels across the Internet. Last night was a horrible night for me for many reasons as it seemed like everything was happening all at the same time. Things happen and we move on. The one thing that kept me sane though it all was my amazement at how quickly the death of a very prominent NYC drag queen had spread through Facebook, Twitter, and a few major blogs all without being picked up by a media outlet. To clarify, the death didn’t keep me sane, it upset me. However, I was amazed how it had cleared all of this space without any news outlets confirming this claim. I was very suspicious of this and I held off my condolences until today. One blog suspected it to be a hoax but has since recanted based on the overwhelming evidence that has surfaced. Sure enough the person in question had died and a number of news outlets now have stories regarding it. What is so astonishing is the amount of time that it took for a media outlet to report on the matter. This tragic episode really opened my eyes to just how powerful social media is. My thoughts and prayers go out to Karl and to Antoine’s family. May he rest in peace.