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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

possible return?

Got a very interesting phone call at the restaurant today, from an old,
good friend. I have mentioned him in the past a time or two, a waiter
who used to work at the restaurant for years and had built up a cult
following - simply the most popular waiter ever, or as some people
might say, waitress. I called him Chad here, and in the past, Chad, who
is gay, used to perform in drag shows; I'll call his stage name Celeste.
A year and a 1/2 ago Chad was involved in an accident that had physical
and psychological repercussions, forcing him to leave the restaurant
after almost 14 years. After a few months of recovery he started to
work at another restaurant, but on occasion would visit me. Well, he
called today, expressing his discontent with that place and wondering
if there was a place for him, even if just part-time. I would absolutely
LOVE to have him back, as would 1/2 of the old regular customers.
Now if I can only pull a few strings, arrange it with the other manager,
and try to get him in at least a couple of nights in the beginning. I just
hope Chad is serious about this before I go trying to re-arrange the
schedule. Not that the restaurant isn't interesting and chock full of
characters and adventures, but having a guy who looked like Reba
McIntire when he dressed in drag on board would be an added bonus!
Let's keep our fingers crossed on this one. Speaking of drag queens,
(yes, one of my fave subjects, guess I am just too envious of the
extreme femininity they have that I lack!) I noticed an online article
the other day about Key West, Florida. Well, you all know how on
New Year's Eve, the ball drops in Times Square? Well, in Key West,
for the past 10 years, there has been a giant red stiletto heel that has
been dropped outside Bourbon Street Pub; a drag queen by the name
of Sushi has been 'looking pretty' inside that stiletto heel! Apparently
Duval St. in Key West has a very gay friendly block, and owners of the
pub originally were just trying to devise a way to bring more tourists
in during the holidays. The dropping of Sushi in the red stiletto heel
has now become a tradition and has even garnered the attention of
and Anderson Cooper! (hhmmm!) Anyway, Sushi has become a
cult figure down there, to the point that everyone wonders how he/she
will dress on New Year's Eve. One year she was a geisha, another time
she dressed as Brazilian Carmen Miranda; all outfits are replete with
feathers, boas, glitter, and sequins, and she has looked FABULOUS!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds just Divine. (A drag queen you MUST check out if you love queens as much as you say you do.)

I wonder if Sushi wanders around with Hemingway's polydactyl cats, misogynistic b*st*rd that he was and all, I'll bet he'd be rolling around in his grave.

3:51 AM, January 04, 2007  
Blogger lilredpro5 said...

have heard of Divine, also am a fan of
Lady Chablis, who also starred in
'Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil'!

11:11 AM, January 04, 2007  

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