Eva T. Made Vaudeville

Eva T. Made Vaudeville
Location
New York, New York, USA
Birthday
April 25
Title
Reverend Mother (yes, for real!)
Company
God-squad
Bio
Interfaith Minister/Progressive Episcopal priest.Actress, poet, essayist; fitness freak/geek. Part time acting and dance teacher. Writer for various LGBTQ publications (from my bisexual perspective.) Bronze level competitive ballroom dancer.Extreme Cat Person.Native New Yorker who is madly in love with my city. Currently living in Dyker Heights, Brooklyn and missing Manhattan a lot. Married to my Beloved, the fair Lady Lucia, who works, with me, for the God Squad and for our feline employers, Alice and Gracie.Daughter of some-time OS blogger, Rosy Cheeks.

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I'm not sure why, but I don't seem to be able to post pictures in my blogs here anymore! I click on the little tree icon, select a picture from my files, click post and...the picture opens on my screen but doesn't appear in my blog. Very frustrating!

Now, I know… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2013 11:46AM

Labors of Love and a Lucky Seven

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Gracie at Seven Months

  The "Lucky Seven" of my title is Gracie, who is seven months old today. Big enough to jump up to the kitchen window sill. She's just a smidgen smaller than Alice now, and her tail is WAY longer and fatter than Alice's already. Actually, it's… Read full post »

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Gracie attacks my foot

  I suppose this picture might get another snotty comment from the misogynist blogger who told me my legs were too fat when I posted a picture of my foot in my ballroom dance shoe. So be it. My legs are not skinny. Big whoop. I… Read full post »

Gracie turned 6 months old on August 2nd. At her last Vet visit (exactly a week ago) she weighed in at 7.5 pounds. Alice (who also had a check-up last week) weighs 8.9 pounds. "Baby Gracie" is catching up! Here's what she looks like now:

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Gracie's Official 6 Month Portrait:Read full post »

 Lately I've been spending more time in Manhattan than I used to. Since quitting my job at the Brooklyn assisted living home, and launching my own two businesses (wedding ministry and freelance dance teaching) not only has almost all of my outside-of-home work been Manhattan-based, I've also jus… Read full post »

JULY 2, 2013 10:02AM

As The Crow Flies In Manhattan

For as long as I've known Lady Lucia (and we were friends for a few years before becoming a couple) I've been aware of her fondness for crows. Once we started living together, I realized that crows had a tendency to follow her around. For instance, almost every time we get… Read full post »

 I've mentioned Terry Pratchett here before. He writes, among other characters in his vast number of novels, about witches. 'Though I am a Christian (ultra-liberal sort) minister, and not an actual witch, I identify with Pratchett's fictitious witches in various ways. I like their bravery, pract… Read full post »

JUNE 7, 2013 4:41PM

Alice and Gracie: The Dream Team

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Gracie in her favorite pink shoe box 

 Gracie is a bit less frenetic these days, 'though she still has some wild bursts of energy. Here she is, taking a break and resting her heavy little head on the edge of a box.

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Alice sleeping on the couch withRead full post »

Gracie will be four months old on June 2nd. 'Though still only about half the size of Alice, she is starting to look more like "real cat" and growing into her fur. (Most small kittens tend to look a bit long-haired even if they are short-haired breeds; this was true of… Read full post »

Gracie and Alice have achieved the milestones I'd been waiting, hoping and praying to witness. They play together, eat together, groom each other and get affectionate with each other. Lady Lucia and I will be going away for Memorial Day weekend and I am much relieved that their relationship had reach… Read full post »

MAY 13, 2013 5:52PM

Two Brides In Brooklyn

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The two bride figurines (the brunette representing me and the blonde Lady Lucia) were gifts from our friend "Ms. H" who hosted our wedding in her Park Slope, Brooklyn home, along with her husband, "Rev. M," who also officiated our marriage ceremony. Behind the brides you see our chocola… Read full post »

gracie pink box 

  Gracie, at 13 weeks, now fills approximately 3/4 of a shoe box.

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She likes my weights but still hasn't quite figured out what they are for, in human terms. She thinks this dumbell is a comfy pillow. The white thing on the dumbell is a scrap of tissue… Read full post »

First, the list of names that I have called the cats in my life (in addition to the "official" names I've given them.)

These are in chronological order, starting with the cats who have already crossed the bridge:

Squeak: aka "Squeaker," "Sweet Squeak" and "Squeaklet."

Woodgie: aka "Green-eyed Girl,"… Read full post »

We adopted Gracie to be an "apprentice" to Alice, after her sweet sister, Trixie's sudden death from heart failure. It has been my constant prayer (and Lady Lucia's) that Alice and Gracie would make friends quickly. 'Though not yet snuggling or doing mutually grooming, the two are playing and eating… Read full post »

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Gracie next to my laptop

  It's getting harder and harder to write blog posts or much of anything else with this adorable kitten on the premises. Gracie has been with us for a week now and, having settled in, is increasingly demanding of attention. When answering emails from… Read full post »

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Our very first picture of Gracie

  This is Gracie. She's 9 weeks and four days old. We went to the ASPCA last Tuesday to find a kitten, so that Alice would finally have an "apprentice." We chose Gracie because, when we held her, she purred in our arms (Lady… Read full post »

Alice is on my lap. I pet her between sentences. Every so often, I lean over and kiss her sweet, silky head. She's spoiled. I am, too. This is self-employment. I sit at my home computer, petting my adorable cat. Of course, most of the time I'm not blogging. Instead, I'm… Read full post »

My second youngest cousin, "Em," is 21 years old. She was deeply in love with her long-time boyfriend "Dan," who was the same age. Dan died yesterday. I don't know the details. Some sort of accident. Emily doesn't live near me and I don't see her often so I learned this… Read full post »

Here's what's blue.

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My Ring Finger, with Sapphire Engagement Ring and Simple Band

These are the rings ( a plain silver band and a silver ring with a sapphire plus two tiny side diamonds) that I've been wearing (most of the time) since Lady Lucia and I had our Holy Union… Read full post »

This is one of those times when there's so much catch-up that I don't know where to begin. There is no beginning. Just a mess of now.

Lady Lucia and I have (sadly) not yet found a Siamese kitten to adopt. We continue to search rescue groups' web sites and craigslist… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 2, 2013 11:54AM

Wedding Belles Still Sing Some Blues

It's been exactly a week since our beautiful, wonderful little Trixie made her transition to what my old friend, "Madame X," called, "another address." We talk about her and miss her every day but at least the constant bouts of tears (which lasted, for both of us, about 48 hours) have… Read full post »

JANUARY 26, 2013 6:58PM

Our Precious Trixie: R.I.P!

This will be a short post because I'm still reeling with shock and grief. You've all read my many posts (and seen many pictures) of our beloved Siamese sisters, Alice and Trixie. Lady Lucia and I awoke this morning to find Trixie's lifeless body. She had apparently died in her sleep… Read full post »

This afternoon, during my lunch break, I got my first ever flu shot. I'd avoided them in the past for a few reasons. I was uninsured. Needle-phobic. Not in a high-risk group. Right now, though, there is flu-related panic in New York and all the big public officials (Governor Cuomo; Mayor… Read full post »

Hello Y'all. I tried blogging on Our salon for a while but it didn't work well for me and I was getting harassed by a jerk, so I decided to come back to OS (which had been frustrating me too much during the last few months) and see whether it was… Read full post »

Sometimes I feel strange having a blog named for a mega-famous performing artist (albeit one whose fame was at its height 100 years ago) while no longer being "in the biz" myself. When I started my first blog, I was in my last semester of seminary but was also still really… Read full post »