Monday, September 17, 2007

BusWalk Aftershock

Over at Footprint they have picked up on the "BusWalk blip," and included a disturbing queen picture that is not in fact me (in case you wondered).

People keep yelling at me on the street, "hey, are you on a tour right now?" and I have to tell them that I'm only on my lunch break. Lots of Uptown folk who I see all the time but never actually "meet" are breaking the ice, which is nice, except when they're kooks (none so far!). Some are just saying hi, others seem quite enthusiastic about the idea of wandering around and seeing mundane things, which makes me feel much less abnormal than usual. And also makes me feel extremely visible.

It's always nice to meet new people, and I hope the recent arrivals enjoy the blog!

5 comments:

JJ said...

Real aftershock? your name. beats me how anyone with a name like that did not end up as a bouncer. :-p

Muffy St. Bernard said...

Even more disturbingly, I share that exact name with the man who wrote "Stiffy Makane," a piece of erotic Interactive Fiction. The two of us are not to be confused!

As for names...well, there is a natural disconnect when interviewing somebody who isn't in drag but whose "artistic life" primarily IS done in drag...and The Record prefers to use real names.

I didn't realize it would be in the HEADLINE, though!

McMonkey said...

I'm kinda glad it was, otherwise I might never have picked up the paper to read the article.

Muffy St. Bernard said...

You're a mystery, monkey!

McMonkey said...

Indeed. A mystery, wrapped in an enigma, with a side of fried summer sausage.