Friday, March 8, 2013

Another Happy Birthday

Linda asked about my shout-out to Del Crandall.

I explained that my catcher's mitt was a Del Crandall model. It was a birthday gift from my parents, whereas my fielder's mitt was a Harvey Kuenn model that I obtained by saving S&H Green Stamps.

All my shout-outs are related to something or someone that was influential to me during my 62 years on the planet Earth. Some of the influences were minor, some major, some trans-related, some not.

For example, Mary Wilson was someone I wanted to femulate as were Lee Radziwill, Anne Jeffreys, and Tippi Hedren.

I always found Sandie Shaw's (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me haunting and I almost used it for one of my lipsynching performances.

As an amateur astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, was an important figure, not to mention that I toured his home when I visited ToruĊ„.

Eddie Izzard is one of my heroes because he is completely out about being "a straight transvestite or a male lesbian."

Groundhog Day is one of my favorite films, as is The French Connection, thus my shout-out to Popeye Doyle as portrayed by Gene Hackman, who also happened to femulate in the film The Birdcage.

The list goes on and on. I think you get the idea, but I will be happy to explain any obscure shout-out that you don't get.

 

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The Birthday Girl, 20 years ago.

 

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Wearing Alexander Wang.

12 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Stana, you looked so cute 20 years ago Of course you look "Marvelous!" today! And I really do love your shout outs. As they put times and places and the people that have pasted through our timelines that were/are so memorable. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Joan, I feel "Marvelous," too!

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  2. Dear Stana,

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

    Love,

    Sheila.

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  3. Happy Birthday on your 29th! Stana

    Cyrsti

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    1. Thank you, Cyrsti, but it's more like 29 X 2.14 !

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  4. Happy birthday, again! You still look cute.

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    1. I like your comment! Thanks.

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  5. I'm always flabbergasted comparing photos of you over the years. Girl, you simply don't age! Whatever your secret is, please bottle some and send it to me! Happy birthday!

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    1. Thank you; what a nice thing to say.

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