For weeks I’ve been writing about marriage equality and political upheaval in Venezuela, and while all of that is extremely important to me, I’ve neglected to comment openly on my daily medicine. I’m sure a lot of my readers, like myself, have daily crap filling their lives: drama with friends, running errands, taking the kids here and there, financial problems, medical problems, on and on and on. While driving around today, running errands, a million things were running through my mind, stressing me out. And then I remembered! Tonight is the premiere of LOGO TV’s 6th Season of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
I am a huge Drag Race fan and have diligently watched every episode and every season…at least twice! Alex and I have interviewed almost every contestant and winner on our website raannt as well as having posted weekly commentary. In the simplest of terms, we are obsessed! While driving and thinking about this, I conjured up this vision of cooking up a huge pot of chili, sitting back with Alex and the dogs and watching RuPaul’s Drag Race tonight. Instantly, my stress disappeared and I was at ease. All because of my dream of sitting in front of the television watching some incredible drag queens. You see, life is really that simple.
I spend many nights on my best friend’s couch watching our favorite shows; Shahs of Sunset, Couples Therapy, Mob Wives, etc. I keep a list of all of my shows(I know, how pathetic), so I don’t get behind in episodes. While I am also an avid reader, an intellect on many levels as I complete my first novel for publication later this year, I am also a total sucker for reality television. Attack me if you must, but I easily fall in love with these people who allow us into their lives on a weekly basis. Alex’s favorites are Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and Vanderpump Rules. We’re total freaks for the real! So I thought, why not write them a letter and let them know how much we appreciate them. Stupid? Maybe…but real fans write fan mail…
Dear RuPaul and your girls, Big Ang, Renee, Drita and the other Mob Wives, Reza, Mike, GG, Asa, MJ and Lilly of Shahs of Sunset, Abby Lee Miller, her girls and especially the mother’s, who we love dearly, Kim of Queens(Adore her!), the Chicago folks of 100 Days of Summer(family love Jay!), the kids on American Idol, Tim Gunn, Nina Garcia, the judges and designers on Project Runway, Lisa Vanderpump and your gals and crew, Theresa the Long Island Medium and your family, the amazing fashionistas on Million Dollar Shopper, the kids on Houston Beauty and Ms. J, the Hollywood Hillbillies and the Angry Ginger, Nev and Max from Catfish, Kim and her crew from LA Hair, Tyra, Jeff from Survivor, every housemate from Big Brother EVER, every 5 guy and a girl, the entire cast of #RichKids of Beverly Hills +E.J…and of course, Honey Boo Boo…
You have relaxed our minds, initiated amazing dinner conversations, given us something to look forward to and supplied a daily dose of the most wonderful medicine into our stressed out minds! While many people may knock you for putting your lives out there and call what you’re doing trivial, we applaud you and thank you for allowing us into your lives so that we can forget ours for a few moments, laugh and continue with our days!
We work, exercise, read, write and continue to grow, but it just doesn’t seem enough until we turn on the tube and see one of your faces. Your turmoil is our turmoil. Your joy is our joy. Your successes…well, we don’t own those, but sometimes it does! And for all of that we love you!
And we think we should be your best gay friends!
Peter and Alex