Feb 9 2011. 10:55 pm
At the 80's video dance party right now and thought I would blog while they play crappy songs from before I was born. They just played Janet Jackson's "Miss You Much" which tore the roof off, then back to more crap.
Today we got up and went to St Thomas, part of the US Virgin Islands. Someone at dinner had overslept through it and asked me "how was it, just a picturesque little town?" and I said "yes! But without the picturesque".
Let me take a photo with this of the party. It's dark so I'm not sure how well it will turn out.
I'm back. Madonna's "Into the Groove" came on and if you don't stand up and dance for the Madonna songs on a gay ship they throw you overboard.
I've been thinking about Madonna. What has she done for the gays recently? She has kids, becomes a billionaire and forgets who put her there? Maybe I'm being too harsh. Cher isn't here either, but she retired at least.
St Thomas. Yes. Well, I will admit not as much of a hole as Nassau. The problem is these dirt poor islands in the middle of a lake can't really compare to the majesty of the ship.
We walked past about four or five hundred jewelry stores and finally found somewhere to buy a postcard. I sat and wrote it out on a bench, there was a chicken under the bench squawking at me to leave and what sounded like a knife fight a couple doors down. We had entered the barrio by mistake and my postcard says something like "I hope to escape with my life". So a great time there.
We walked, no sprinted, back to the ship:
and had a nice lie in the sun until about 6 when it was time for the dating game. Great fun as always, the highlight was one of the bachelors telling a story of how when he was 21 he noticed his hard penis pointed down and had surgery to fix it. Apparently it's a syndrome, who knew?
We went to dinner in the dining room... Break time. I just got back from the casino where I saw and spoke to Gavin Crawford, host of the CBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria and star of Sky Gilbert's play I Have AIDS. I told him how much I liked his acting and he told me he's in the next Gilbert play The Situationists in April and I told him I'd go, he shook my hand, a nice experience. After I left I thought of the real questions I should have asked but when I walked by him later he was talking to friends and busy. I should have asked whatever happened to the follow up show to Maria looking for a Joseph to star in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat. I realize it's a terrible show, but it didn't stop England from doing it. And it can't be any worse than Cats!
The big question I should have asked was if he ever tried to get with John Barrowman, and if not what is his number? Maybe next time I see him.
Okay yes, dinner. Uneventful, we talked to a nice couple from Miami about penis surgery.
Afterward singer Aiden James. He's handsome with a nice voice but I don't know why, he doesn't really do it for me so I left early.
Video dance party followed by a gay comedy showcase featuring the hilarious Brad Loekle, we loved him and laughed our asses off.
1:17 now, off to bed, up tomorrow for St Martin.
Also went on the rock wall today, managed to get about 2/3 of the way up. It's harder than it looks!