- Diego ("Doh doooooh!")
- There you are! ("Deh oo ahhh!")
- bottle ("bah-hmmmmm?")
- Rennen ("Nennun")
- banana ("nanna")
- Oh, oh.
- Willard ("Wiwwerr")
- shoes ("sssssshhhhooooooooooooooooos")
- Ines ("Ini")
- TV (wee wee)
- candy ("nanndeeee")
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Many of The Jason Show viewers made donations to my friend, Sue, and her 3-day breast cancer walk. I can’t thank you enough for your help, and on multiple occasions, Sue has expressed much gratitude for the amazing support you have given. Thanks to you and others, she was able to meet her fundraising goal of $2,300, the amount needed to enter.
Today Sue is on the third day of her walk, in beautiful San Diego, California. She has been posting on Facebook to keep her followers informed about how things are going:
“20 miles down...40 to go!!! Whoo Hoo!! "Amazing" doesn't even begin to describe it all!”
“Just finished an oceanside picnic lunch! 33.9 down! Over half way for the day AND overall walk!”
“40 miles!!! Wonderful day...wonderful people...even a wonderful truck trailer shower!!”
“I'm dancing my a** off with police officers in short shorts!! Whoo hoo!!”
I’m looking forward to hearing about her third day and her sixtieth mile! Knowing Sue, she will have some side-splitting stories and some touching experience to recount.
So who is Sue, anyway? Funny you should ask. Just yesterday I scanned this picture of the two of us on a regular teaching day, wearing our typical teaching clothes. (You didn’t know I had an anchor tattoo, did you?)
Sue and I met at the beginning of my third year of teaching when she started at my school. She and her husband had just made the big move from Indiana to California, as he was pursuing his career as an animator.
We hit it off immediately. That first year we were friends was one of gut busting laughter and many tears of fear and grief.
Sue was the first person other than Claire that I told I was gay. She was the first person to hold my hand and tell me it didn’t matter to her that I was gay, she still loved me just the same, and it wasn’t going to change our relationship. She was the one who rode that tumultuous-yet-exciting- coming-out-of-the-closet-roller-coaster with me, lending a shoulder and a listening ear through all my pain, guilt, confusion, and giddiness.
Sue was there to answer all of my newly ex-Mormon questions like how long it takes to prepare a cup of coffee, and how much cream and sugar to use. She educated me about alcohol. She even sat with me on her balcony while I foolishly tried my first cigarette, which I never inhaled because I was too chicken; instead I burned through four or five cigarettes just trying to get up the courage to such the smoke into my lungs, while we giggled and giggled. She even stood the true test of friendship when, against my better gay judgement, I convinced her to cut her hair short and layered, and to go darker, all which resulted in an old lady schoolmarm hairdo which she promptly had fixed. But she forgave me and loved me anyway.
The stories I could tell are countless. I remember the time she and I drank a bunch of whisky sours and laid down on the floor to watch The Sound of Music. I remember the time I was helping her move and we put an old sewing machine and its cabinet in the back of a little pick up truck, only to have it fly out of the truck into the intersection…sewing machine parts everywhere…not a pretty sight. I remember the years that she and I spent getting our master’s degrees together… we signed up for the same program and had all of our classes together.
Ahhhhh. Good times. I eventually transferred to another school and she had three little ones and quit teaching to be with them. We don’t see each other as often as I would like, but I always feel that special spot in my heart warm whenever we do.
And as this episode of The Jason Show is being taped, Sue is finishing the last stretch of her sixty mile heart and soul mission to help others in need and help defeat the enemy to us all that is breast cancer.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Each week The Jason Show sends scouts out into the blogosphere, scouring blogs both well-known and yet-to-be-discovered for those single lines that are attention grabbers. Single sentences that resonate for their element of humor, touch of the bizarre, or ability to provoke thought are prestigiously linked to their author, in hopes that viewers of The Jason Show like you will be able to savor a serving of Single Sentence Soup just as our scouts have.
The door hits your purse, which is hanging around your neck in front of your chest, and you and your purse topple backward against the tank of the toilet. "Occupied!" you scream, as you reach for the door, dropping your precious, tiny, crumpled tissue in a puddle on the floor, lose your footing altogether, and slide down directly onto the toilet seat. It is wet of course.
I started moaning. I took my clothes off and laid on the bed thinking I’d just go to bed. How could I? I feel like I’m going to be ill. I put lounge wear on. The hot pink number with the feath – never mind.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
These questions come from Pumpkin Delight who got them from Faiqa who got them from Vanity Fair who got them from Proust. But where did Proust get them from? Thanks to Wikipedia I now know who Proust is. God bless Wikipedia.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? The dark circles under my eyes.
What is the trait you most deplore in others? Rudeness
Which living person do you most admire? (I am copying Pumpkin's response verbatim because it is exactly how I feel, too:) I’m never able to answer this question. I don’t know. There are different qualities that I admire in different individuals and qualities that I don’t admire in those same individuals. There isn’t any one person who I look up to as the person I want to be. I think that’s a good thing.
What is your greatest extravagance? My car.
What is your current state of mind? Settled
What do you most dislike about your appearance? The dark, puffy circles under my eyes.
What is the quality you most like in a man? Approachability
What do you regard as the lowest depth of misery? Being sentenced to life in prison, and deserving it.
What is your favorite occupation? Being the CEO of a large yet philanthropic corporation with garage parking, a corner penthouse office with my own personal lavish bathroom and a hot male secretary that hands me my coffee just the way I like it as I walk past his desk into my office. Nah, make the secretary a funny, entertaining, low maintenance girlfriend. I'd be more at ease with that.
What is your most marked characteristic? My irresistible sexual magnetism
What do you most value in your friends? their ability to make me laugh
Who are your favorite writers? David Sedaris, Augusten Burroughs, Anne Tyler, Dan Brown, and Dr. Seuss
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Sunday, November 8, 2009