Friday, February 29, 2008

F.A.G FRIDAY MOMENT- LIVE a Fabulous and Gay LIFE!


The line between failure and success is so fine that we . . . are often
on the line and do not know it. How many a person has thrown up
his or her hands at a time when a little more effort,
a little more patience, would have achieved success.
A little more persistence, a little more effort,
and what seemed hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.
~Elbert Hubbard

Thursday, February 28, 2008

F.A.G News Alert! Thanks to JMAC! Last night on CNN's Larry King!



JMac- an autistic kid from our local community was featured on last evenings LARRY KING LIVE- the show gave kids- like my son (pictured) hope that autistic kiddos can survive- thrive and make a huge difference in the world.

As parents of these kids we become warriors connected through this amazing experience- thank you to LARRY KING producers, Doug Flutie, Rosie O'Donnell- and Jenny McCarthy! Keep Talking- bloggin- and publishing books about autism!

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American Father
www.fabulousandgay.com
photo by Megan Rossman

F.A.G NEWS ALERT- IMPEACH MAGGIE BROOKS!


Monroe County Executive 'Comes Out'

Written by Christopher Hinesley/Empty Closet Newspaper/Rochester, NY

February 23, 2008---Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks showed her intolerance of same sex couples, "coming out" as a government official who is openly opposed to equal marriage for all. In her news release on February 22, 2008, Ms. Brooks announced her decision to appeal the recent court ruling requiring the recognition of legal marriage licenses from outside New York State. Saying she would not allow equal benefits for unmarried couples, Brooks seems to have entirely missed the point of the Court's decision.

The Gay Alliance has responded to many calls for help from County employees who are frustrated that their health care and other benefits are not extended to their families. Marriage recognition would provide this opportunity. The issue does not seem to be financial, as most analyses of adding benefits for same sex couples by their employers show an insignificant overall cost.

Thank you Empty Closet-Now for my comment: WE need a ZERO Tolerance Plan for ANY and ALL public servants who do not serve the well-being of our community. EQUAL RIGHTS for all AMERICANS!! IMPEACH! We have the right to MARRY and enjoy the same rights as Maggie Brooks! (airbrushed picture/Monroe County)

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G NEWS ALERT last day for REGISTRATION- The Spirit of Life Workshop!



Today is the last day to register for David Christian Hamblin's presentation- The Spirit of LIFE Workshop- March 1st- Saturday! Rochester NY.

Email for more information:spiritoflifeworkshop@yahoo.com

Upcoming dates in BOSTON, LA, Santa FE, ALBQ, Miami, St Thomas, Atlanta, NYC

F.A.G Meditative Moment!


The little troubles and worries of life, so many of which we meet,
may be as stumbling blocks in our way, or we may make them
stepping-stones to a noble character and to Heaven. Troubles
are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
~Henry Ward Beecher

Monday, February 25, 2008

F.A.G Monday Reflection


People who won't help others in trouble "because they got into
trouble through their own fault" would probably not throw
a lifeline to a drowning person until they learned whether
that person fell in through his or her own fault or not.~Sydney J. Harris

As much as we may say that we want peace and quiet and a life without struggle, the truth is that human beings are currently thriving in a world of dualities and challenges. It is how we choose to approach these hurdles that determine if we sail over them, confirming our agility, or trip and end up face down in the dust. And each of us absolutely will and must stumble, and then get up, brush the dust off, and carry on. This is how we learn and grow, developing depth of character and shades of understanding. In a world of dualities, we have trouble defining ourselves without something opposite and can’t discover who we are. Without challenge, there is nothing to do and nothing to discover. That leaves us either in a state of nonbeing or in the state of pure spirit, but as humans, we are spiritual beings experiencing the physical world in all of its startling contrast and beauty.

No matter how spiritual we are, our lives will have challenges. We will always run into people that are different from us, but the true challenge may be in finding ways to be at peace with this process. Rather than give in to the fight-or-flight response that comes from our animal nature, we can find new ways to evolve together into higher, more beautiful expressions of ourselves, realizing, embracing, and celebrating the beauty of diversity and the strength it offers for the future.
~Daily OM Message

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American

Sunday, February 24, 2008

F.A.G MOMENT


The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging
to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness
to change its form. . . happiness, like a child,
must be allowed to grow up. ~Charles L. Morgan

Saturday, February 23, 2008

F.A.G Family Moment- The Porch


Photo by Megan Rossman
The Hamblin's Porch- even in the winter we love our porch- views of the snow covered garden's winterscape-the dogs running in the snow- our porch is gathering place for conversation....and summer dinners.....our porch is one of the favorite things about our humble home...

F.A.G Meditative Moment


One is happy as a result of one's own efforts--once one
knows the necessary ingredients of happiness--simple tastes,
a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love
of work, and, above all, a clear conscience.~George Sand

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

F.A.G ALERT! SPIRIT OF LIFE WORKSHOP! with DAVID CHRISTIAN HAMBLIN



First time offered in the Finger Lakes Region of Western NYS!
And to RATFA Agency Members!

SATURDAY MARCH 1st
8am - 11pm
Limited seating. Pre-registration IS required. Last day to register: 2/28/08

CALL: (585) 469.0016
EMAIL: SpiritofLifeWorkshop@yahoo.com at
Plymouth Spiritualist Church
29 Vick Park A - Rochester, NY 14607
Presented by: David Christian Hamblin
Cost: $100 (includes organic lunch and dinner)
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* The Spirit of Life Workshop is a day-long experience that leverages creative art in a manner focused on wholeness and wellness in a world surrounded by negativity! Attendees will witness a fusion of motivational exercises and artistic creations, each handed down through the centuries and lending it's unique ability to turn even the most negative and DISeased energy into something positive and healthy. This workshop is an investment toward a stronger self image and sense of self esteem. Gift it to yourself, to a friend, or to your clients. All attendees will leave with a better understanding how to engage a path to the true nature of their inner Being. Wear comfortable clothing and experience a workshop like none other!
________________________________________

"David's workshop empowered me to reach out and find my passion....
amazing day of enlightenment and some of the people I met at the workshop
are my best friends today!"

Mark Silver
Professional bodybuilder and model
Venice Beach , CA

"David's class changed my life completely- empowering-exciting-exhilarating!"

Deanna Cahill
Businesswoman/owner of Brow Diva
Rochester , NY

For more information, send Email to: SpiritofLifeWorkshop@yahoo.com OR call: 585.469.0016
Seating is limited. Sign up today!
Artwork by Raphael Perez
This workshop is endorsed by Strong Hospital RATFA Agencies/ scholarships available ask David!
If you would like to sponsor a workshop in your hometown contact 585.469.0016

Other dates in 2008 in LA, NYC, Santa Fe, ALBQ, Denver, Boston!

F.A.G Family moment with The Hamblin's



Photographer Megan Rossman captures a moment......

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

F.A.G Moment



Self-respect cannot be hunted. It cannot be purchased.
It is never for sale. It cannot be fabricated out of public relations.
It comes to us when we are alone, in quiet moments, in quiet places,
when we suddenly realize that, knowing the good, we have done it;
knowing the beautiful, we have served it; knowing the truth, we have spoken it.
~Whitney Griswold

Monday, February 18, 2008

F.A.G Monday Meditative Moment


Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule.
~Buddha (Siddhartha Gautama)

F.A.G Moment



Waiting for you has been my greatest challenge- Now that you are here....loving you is easier than I could have imagined. ~DCH

Sunday, February 17, 2008

F.A.G Meditative Moment



In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.
~Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

F.A.G FAMILY- A View into Our Fabulous LIFE









Ten years ago I was celebrating with friends at the estate SOL Y Sombra in Santa Fe, New Mexico- the former Georgia O'Keefe home was then owned by the Miller's of Houston.....Champagne flowed as my friends toasted the pending adoption of my son.

As the brillant sun was setting casting a golden and purple shadow on the mountains, I sat with my dear sister Caryl Westwood in the Miller's greenhouse- we were sitting under the Bodhi tree that the Dali Lama gifted the Millers and we prayed....I remember asking in my meditative prayer for courage and strength for what would become my greatest JOY- being Matt's DAD....I never thought it was possible to be gay and single and still be able to create a family.....and here I was on the eve of fatherhood celebrating this huge life event.

It took me four years-countless meetings, parenting classes and be introduced to lots of kiddos that needed forever homes....I read a paragraph about little boy in foster care- I never saw a picture- but something about those few words stirred in me a response- I knew he was my son feeling- It took two years of campaigning and finally he had a social worker assigned that said YES- let’s have you meet....

I sat in a social services building lobby for about 10 minutes waiting. It seemed like hours...I clutched a small Winnie the Pooh I picked up to gift this little guy...my hands were sweating and I felt a little shaky. I was going to meet this little boy that might become my family.....what would it be like? what will I say?

A giant steel door opened and a little head peeked out- and this little kid in a denim jumpsuit and t-shirt ran over to me....he took one look into my eyes- set his hands on my knees and said HI DADDY....

I picked him up and started to cry holding him close to me.....Hi my son- I am here, I'll always be here for you- I uttered through my joyful tears.....

This little character had been in fostcare for four years and had been severely abused. How could anyone hurt this little boy, this sweet little angel....

The past ten years have been the most rewarding and the most challenging....it is not easy to be a single parent. In the middle of the night I wake up and start worrying- fretting- am I doing ok with all of this- I forgot to sign papers- or send lunch money did I call the doctor- OMG we need more clothing he is growing too fast- another pair of sneakers?...was that time-out long enough?..did I tell him I love him today?....did I hug him enough?

My son was considered a crack baby/failure to thrive and he was bulimic at the age of 3. When he turned 7, I was working in INDY for artist- Nancy Noel- and we had to catch up on vaccines- so I took him to the Doc and he had the shots required for school in Indiana.

8 weeks later I noticed a remarkable difference in his behavior. He started with violent temper tantrums and throwing things in a glazed-over state. he kept acting out and screaming and yelling. I held tight to him. held him close to me- I promised him it would get better.

We moved to Rochester after a year in Indy- back to where I grew up- and I opened my PR and marketing firm. It was here that we went through 32 specialists, doctors and therapists to finally find out that my son was on the autistic spectrum with multiple issues compounding his autisim. He had DNA testing, cat scans, ultra sounds, blood and urine work ups, non-verbal IQ testing, IQ testing, adaptive testing, high risk testing, talk therapy, play therapy, spiritual therapy, reiki, massage, animal therapy, and a lot of testing in school- speech- OT-PT- on and on.....

The hardest part of all of this- is the schooling piece. We have lived in four different districts and still have not found a program that matches my son's needs.

We were in the richest school district called BRIGHTON and treated like criminals- it was a disgusting experience on every level. Special ED programs are not ready for the influx of what is happening, nor are they moving in a direction to support the needs of these kids with multiple issues. Ship them off to an institution is the answer for most districts. Brighton is regarded as one of the top districts in the nation- yet if your kid falls into the special needs category they look the other way and gladly pay for a placement outside of the district. Can you tell I have an issue with them?....

For the time being my son is tutored at home by his teacher WAYNE- a former principal....recently photographer Megan Rossman came over and shot a few pictures of us- some of Matt with Wayne and more of our family time together....

Ten years goes by like a flash-memories of my friends toasting me in the light of New Mexico linger forever....I remember that prayer under the Dali Lama's bodhi tree asking for courage and strength- that prayer is renewed every day as I venture on.....like most parents we all share the same issues- it doesn't matter if you are gay-straight- single or married- we all love and care about our kids and wish them the very best- and sometimes we have to fight for what is their rightful place in this world.

My son has grown into a magnificent young man- funny-delightful and insightful....He is quirkie and distracted easily and he is a very normal teen- sassy- stubborn and he thinks about girls all day long....

It is easy for me to say that my greatest JOY is my son- he is my life and I am proud to be his dad- Being his father defines me in this lifetime....I have made great mistakes along the way and I have fallen down many many times...and it is my son's love that lifts me up to be a better person- a better man....How lucky I am to have my MATTHEW- truly a gift from GOD.

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American Father
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G Late Night ALERT! Chelsea Handler is FAGGIN' Fab!


























My night life just got better and a little more fabulous if you can believe that! I discovered Chelsea Handler at 11:30pm on E.....Chelsea Lately is dynamic, funny, and a bit naughty- The 32 year old dynamo funny lady Chelsea Handler hosts funny folks and "STAR" guests. It's short-sorry Chuy- fun and just fabulous viewing during my late night snack time.....

After watching this 1/2 hr show I feel like I should be spanked for loving it so much....if only Chelsea's assistant CHUY could do the spanking- what a fine piece of meat he is....wow- a truly fabulous and gay kinda guy!

Love you guys!


David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

F.A.G FOOD- Hamblin Garlic Salad Dressing!


Cooking in the Kitchen with a Gay GUY RECIPE (TM)

Hamblin Garlic Salad Dressing- a yumyum Faggy foo-foo dressing.....
First off- make sure you have loud club music playing on the BOSE system before you get started.....
Dressing
1 cup of sour cream
1 cup of parm cheese
8 gloves of garlic minced
1/4 Olive oil
1 teaspoon of onion powder
1 juiced lemon

Salad
One head of Romaine chopped
one med red onion chopped
croutons


Throw all dressing ingredients in a bowl mix well.
Chill covered

In a large bowl mix greens with chilled dressing

Throw red onion and croutons on top and serve it up with a faggy smile....

Turn the music to Grammy Fav Amy Winehouse get all naked....and serve it up-that is the salad- to your favorite BF.....

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G FOODIE
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G QUOTE MOMENT!


I'm a supporter of gay rights. And not a closet supporter either. From the time I was a kid, I have never been able to understand attacks upon the gay community. There are so many qualities that make up a human being... by the time I get through with all the things that I really admire about people, what they do with their private parts is probably so low on the list that it is irrelevant.
~Paul Newman- Actor/Activist

Monday, February 11, 2008

F.A.G NEWS ALERT! AL GORE Supports GAY Marriage!


"I think it's wrong for the government to discriminate against people because of that person's sexual orientation. I think that gay men and women ought to have the same rights as heteroseuxal men and women... to join together in marriage"

"I don't understand why it is considered by some people to be a threat to heterosexual marriage to allow it by gays and lesbians? Shouldn't we be promoting the kind of faithfulness and loyalty to one's partner regardless of sexual orientation?"

Why isn't AL GORE running our country!????
David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G News Alert- The Fabulous CHER in VEGAS!


The fabulous 61-year-old singer/award-winning actress- CHER opens at Caesars Palace in Vegas! For three years she'll be performing- Vegas has never looked so good!...

Ok F.A.G people get your fabulous and gay hinnies to the strip- Bette Midler- Cher and ME are waiting for ya!

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com
Award-winning Shave Cream!

F.A.G Meditative Monday Morning Moment


If we have no peace, it is because
we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
~Mother Teresa

F.A.G BEST GRAMMY MOMENT! FERGIE!!!




Astounding voice- a fabulous moment for the 2008 50th year Grammy Award Show!

FERGIE!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

F.A.G Meditative Moment for a Fabulous and Gay SUNDAY!


We all have within us a deep sense of what we need, and what
is right and true for us. To access this we need to pay attention
to our feelings and our intuition. We need to learn to listen
deeply to ourselves and to trust what we hear. And we need to
risk acting on what we feel to be true. Even if we
make mistakes, we must do this in order to learn and grow.
~Shakti Gawain


David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com
Award-Winning Shave Cream!

Friday, February 8, 2008

F.A.G Alert!! The Fabulous and Gay Thomas Warfield Presents!!




A Fabulous Evening!!


In celebration of its 24th year of performing, the RIT/NTID Dance Company presents

RIT/NTID DANCE COMPANY
A Ten Year Retrospective

of some of the favorite dance works created, choreographed and directed
by Thomas Warfield
for this unique ensemble of deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing student dancers.


Thur-Sat, Feb. 14-16 @ 7:30pm, & Sun, Feb. 17 @ 2pm.
Robert F. Panara Theatre at NTID on RIT campus

Tickets: $5 / students & seniors, $7 all others - available at the NTID Box Office,
open M, W &F, 10-4, and one hour before curtain on show days.
Call 585-475-6254 (voice or tty) for more information,
or send email to ntidtix@rit.edu for reservations.


David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G MEDIA ALERT! OUT MAG is FAB this month!



Pick up the new OUT Magazine- Gossip Girl's GUYs are on the cover!!

F.A.G BOOK CLUB NEWS!


March 8th!!!JOIN us in Rochester NY for 10 Saturday morning gatherings for a book club- Think and Grow Rich! Life Coach JOAN POST presents this meeting of master-minds!!

email: spiritoflifeworkshop@yahoo.com for more information!


FAILURE SEEMS TO BE NATURES’S PLAN FOR PREPARING US FOR GREAT RESPONSIBILITIES.

If everything we attempted in life were achieved with a minimum of effort and came out exactly as planned, how little we would learn-and how boring life would be! And how arrogant we would become if we succeeded at everything we attempted. Failure allows us to develop the essential quality of humility. It is not easy-when you are the person experiencing failure-to accept it philosophically, serene in the knowledge that this is one of life’s great learning experiences. But it is. Nature’s ways are not always easily understood, but they are repetitive and therefore predictable. You can be absolutely certain that when you feel you are being most unfairly tested, you are being prepared for great achievement.


Come join us FAG people!!


David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G BOOK ALERT! Creating Money!!


Orin and DaBen are holding a focus of abundance for you, that you may create prosperity, live your life purpose, and discover more about the spiritual laws of manifesting so you can create the life you want. You can be abundant no matter what is happening in the outer world, for you are the source of your abundance, not your parents, spouse, job, the economy, or your investments. We offer you a number of ways to increase your prosperity and become a master of manifesting.

Orin and DaBen's Newly Updated Creating Money: Attracting Abundance Book
An International Bestseller - Over 500,000 Sold!

In this book you will discover how to:
• Follow the spiritual laws of money • Develop unlimited thinking
• Create clarity, joy, and light with money • Listen to your inner guidance
• Use advanced manifesting techniques • Trust your inner self and create miracles Release lack and limitation • Find work you love
• Transform your beliefs, allow success
• Work with your soul, higher will, energy, and thought to become magnetic to abundance.

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www.orindaben.com Phone 541-770-6700, Fax 541-770-6632

Another FABULOUS tool for creating abundance!- Come on FAG people let's live our dreams!......

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G News Alert! Gayava Hosts Conference with GAY JEWS!


This weekend, 130 students from across North America will converge on the Jewish Theological Seminary in NYC to discuss topics ranging from “Gender Neutral Organizing on Campus” to “Leviticus 18:22—Who is Laying with Whom?”

A year after JTS’s groundbreaking decision to accept openly gay rabbinical students—a first in the conservative movement of Judaism—made the school an icon in the LGBT world, JTS will co-host with Barnard the National Union of Jewish LGBTQQI Students conference.

Spearheaded by Gayava, an organization of LGBT Jews at Columbia, the conference will run from Friday to Sunday. The participants, who are students from across North America, will be housed by Columbia student volunteers.

A highlight will be Shabbat services at Congregation Beth Simchat Torah, the nation’s largest LGBT synagogue. According to Aaron Krieger, CC ’10, Hillel vice president, and conference steering committee co-chair, the conference may include: “a lot of people for whom Judaism is something they experienced when they were younger and are now only connected to socially and culturally. I think for people who allow themselves to be spiritually touched, it can be a moving experience.”

The weekend also presents a unique social opportunity. “There aren’t that many gay Jews in the world, and it’s nice to have an opportunity to sit around and meet some of them,” Krieger said.

F.A.G Moviefest ALERT! The Fabulous and Gay city of St Louis Launches Qfest!




QFest, a new Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, and Queer themed film festival, launches in St. Louis March 12-16, 2008.

QFest is a cooperative project founded by members of Metropolis St. Louis' Out & Urban committee, Cinema St. Louis , and The Lesbian Gay Bi Transgender Community Center of Metropolitan St.Louis. The primary mission of this new film festival is to utilize the art of contemporary gay cinema to spotlight the diversity and inherent complexities of living an alternative lifestyle in today's society.

This inaugural five-day event will feature a variety of short subjects and narrative feature films, plus a powerfully moving documentary on gay marriage.

For more information; www.stlqfest.org.

Rock on mid-western faggy movie peeps! Have FUN!

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G FRIDAY Meditative Moment!



Perhaps the clearest and deepest meaning of brotherhood is the ability to imagine yourself in the other person's position, and then treat that person as if you were him or her. This form of brotherhood takes a lot of imagination, a great deal of sympathy, and a tremendous amount of understanding. ~Obert C. Tanner

F.A.G NEWS! GAY Queen RO joins the fabulous Madonna for Malawi Fundraiser!



The oh so fabulous superstar Madonna hosted a gala benefit, A Night to Benefit Raising Malawi and UNICEF, at United Nations headquarters this past Wednesday evening.

The Queen of Pop arrived with her 11-year-old daughter Lourdes Leon. The event was co-hosted by Gucci as it will celebrate the opening of Gucci’s New York 5th Avenue Flagship store.

The fabulous and gay Rosie O'Donnell looked smashing.....her pink shoes made all the gossip blogs this week- I thought they were the perfect touch!

The evening was over the top fun with major stars from music and the movies! I had a blast!

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

Thursday, February 7, 2008

F.A.G Celebrates the Tibetian New YEAR!


F.A.G TV! Fabulous David McLuckie Debuts on TV!!



This Sunday on the Biography Channel at 9:00 ET- as well as in Canada and the UK!
How Dark the Woods
Sunday, February 10 9:00pm ET
Monday, February 11 1:00am ET
A lazy day at the lake in upstate New York turns to panic when a five year-old boy disappears into the woods. With help from police and over two hundred volunteers, Tommy's family combs the surrounding wilderness. But as night falls and a summer storm intensifies, they are forced to give up the search. Phil Jordan, a local psychic, is convinced Tommy is still alive. And so along with two volunteers, a crudely drawn map, and the boy's sneaker, he sets out to find him. Has the psychic "seen" something the others have missed?

F.A.G Meditative Moment!



You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his or her own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. ~Marie Curie

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

F.A.G HGTV.com NEWS FLASH!




You only have till FEB 19th to register to win this FABULOUS and GAY home!
Go to HGTV.com!!

I hope to call this place home!....what a fabulous and gay castle for the fabulous and gay moi!!......

F.A.G Cultural Vision for Labeling!



My son is on the autistic spectrum- he has Asbergers, along with a few other issues.

Recently at a meeting with an educational director she was aghast that up to this point I did not sit down and tell my son that he has this "disability."

I see "disability" as a limiting tag line or label- Self-labeling can sometimes lead to bigger issues down the road, as I know very well. I want my son to think of himself in the most positive light- why would I label him- how does that help him.....I encourage him- when he is frustrated with how his mind works- I always respond with a positive- "It's ok- everyone works through issues in the best way that they are able- your brain works in its own way and it is a truly fabo brain...."

I have lived with many labels myself and sometimes I can see how I use them as an excuse for my behavior- not a good thing in the long run- I need to be accountable for every action or non-action. I really love this article from the DailyOM concerning Labels- check it out-

DailyOM article-
Turn It Around
Laboring Under A Label
We live in a culture that uses labels as a means of understanding the world and the people living in it. As a result, many of us find ourselves laboring under a label that has a negative connotation. Unless we can find a way to see the good in such a label, we may feel burdened by an idea of ourselves that is not accurate. It is important to remember that almost nothing in this world is all good or all bad, and most everything is a complex mixture of gifts and challenges. In addition, different cultures revere certain qualities over others, but this does not mean that these qualities are inherently good or bad. For example, a culture that elevates outgoing behavior will label an introvert in a negative way, calling them antisocial. In truth, the ability to spend time alone is one that most great artists, mystics, and visionaries share. Owning the positive side of this label can lead us deeper into our gifted visions and fertile imaginations.

When we look into the lives of any of the great people in history, we always find that they had quirks and eccentricities that earned them less than ideal labels from the societies in which they lived. Many famous artists and musicians were considered to be isolated loners or disruptive troublemakers, or sometimes both, yet these people altered history and contributed to the world an original vision or advances in our understanding of the universe. If we can remember this as we examine our own selves and the labels people use to describe us, we find that there is a bright side to any characterization.

If you have been labeled, remember that all you have to do to see the positive side is to turn the label around. For example, you may be considered to be overly emotional, and the fact that you are perceived this way may make you feel out of control. But notice, too, the gifts of being able to feel and express your emotions, even in a world that doesn’t always encourage that. You might begin to see yourself as brave and open-hearted enough to stay alive to your feelings. You may also see that there are certain paths and professions in which this is a necessary ability. As you turn your label around, the light of your true nature shines to guide you on your way.


David Christian Hamblin
A bi-polar-diabetic-single gay father-a bankrupt-middle-aged-sometimes FABULOUS Queer- Funny-lovable asswhole-who is a successful AMERICAN F.A.G!!
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G Raw Food Diet!


























As I ponder my weight issue once again- I am seeking the right combo diet for my life- 10 pounds off before swim season....well OK- maybe 20- as I was searching for a veggie diet plan I came across a BLOG- rawmodel- now I loved the title and checked it out- some interesting tidbits of information.....

In 96 I was eating raw foods at a spa in West Palm Beach- My friends- author Maria Ciaccia and retail expert John Alaniz joined me and we ate raw veggies, drank garlic and cucumber juice and wheat grass- we were impressed by the fact that Mrs. Martin Luther King Jr. spent a month there every year....good enough for her- good enough for us.....

Everyone lost weight but me! I think I was the only person in the history of this spa to gain weight- imagine 3 weeks and I left heavier then when I got there- although I am sold on raw foods for LIVE energy in our system- Not sure if it is a good route to go down for weight loss....HMM while I ponder my next step to healthy eating check Anthony's Blog.....

A Young Man in his Mid-20's runway and print supermodel Anthony is living a very green life, and completely focused on continual self-improvement and learning. Currently learning about Permaculture and living in the post-cheap oil era, and he is looking to help others become more energy independent.
http://www.rawmodelcom.blogspot.com/

Rock on Raw FAG Foodies!!

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

F.A.G NEWS ALERT! Spiritual GURU DIES



The fabulous Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, age 91- passed away yesterday in a peaceful state.

I was introduced to TM through best-selling author Deepak Chopra. I studied for a short time with folks in New Mexico and promoted TM healing centers in Mass. and Iowa.....The Maharishi's world peace movement will live on....

As his spirit enters the ethers may we breathe his legacy.....

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
www.fabulousandgay.com

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

F.A.G Theatre with the Fabulous Michael Lynch!





It was the summer of 1983 and Diana Ross was in Central Park giving a concert in a thunder storm- I was performing at the Shandol Theatre in Chelsea in a gay-themed show called Something More produced by The Glines (producing partners of Torch Song Trilogy)....I had just finished a gig with The Amercian Ballet Company at the MET and I was ready for something new and provacative- Something More was a performance piece that touched on various gay topics- from coming out issues to the new "gay disease" AIDS.

I performed the show with three other guys-(Michael Lynch, Tom Loftis and Jimmy Vallin) 7 to 8 shows a week for $75 a week. It was during this run that managers from the LINDHARDT Group saw me and signed me to their agency- they were a small management agency that represented Tom Cruise and Mia Sara....as well as the Village People- I was in good company.

Stints in daytime drama and small movie roles came up for me while I was performing in Something More- and for six months I balanced auditions- working for vet Dr Kram as an assistant helping put cats to sleep- and doing several shows a week...

All of us in Something More went on to other theatrical productions- I drifted from the fashion world (Bill Ditfort Designs)to publishing- Jimmy passed away and Tom married his love Mandy and moved to Westchester to raise their son. In the years since our show closed Michael remained in NYC and kept performing- and currently his newest show is at LaMama- and if you are in NY- Go see it!....He is a fabulous and soooo gay person and you will adore him from the moment he arrives on stage to his last exit- truly a divine theatre creature!.....Check him out The Jack of Tarts!

David Christian Hamblin
A F.A.G American
wwww.fabulousandgay.com