HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Today is our 62nd birthday. These are some things that I wish you had known and figured out sooner. Here is what is necessary to grow old gracefully: CURIOSITY (remain sincerely curious about the world and the people in it), GENEROSITY (with both time and spirit), KINDNESS (to both animals and other humans) AND RESTRAINT OF TONGUE AND PEN!!
The first two you have in spades. The KINDNESS part will be a struggle in that you are self-centered by nature and will perhaps hurt folks with your lack of RESTRAINT OF TONGUE AND PEN.
BUT MOST OF ALL, YOUNG LESLIE, YOU MUST LEARN TO NEVER FEEL SHAME FROM YOUR NATURAL EFFEMINACY. IT IS YOUR LIGHT AND YOU MUST NEVER HIDE YOUR LIGHT UNDER A BUSHEL. I think all and all, we have done pretty well.
I was invited to PUMP for brunch by my dear friend Geoffrey who recently lost his sweet daddy and needed a laugh. I was given a ball cap by the staff. Miss Lisa Vanderpump and her two dogs were in attendance. Pictures were taken and such. After the mean comments I endured from posting a picture of myself with Paula Dean, I dare not post with Miss Vanderpump. (I AM KIDDING!! I DO NOT PAY ATTENTION TO THE NEGATIVE!! IF YOU TROLL THE INTERNET TO POST YOUR ACID THOUGHTS, YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL HELP.)