Monday, December 19, 2011

Ode to Mai-Ling

One day my husband said to me,
“I want a dog. Never had one, you see.”
I thought he was nuts; we were finally free,
There were no children at home to drive us crazy.

He asked me to meet him at the mall
And there was this cute little dog in a stall.
I looked at her and she looked at me,
I knew the rest was just history.

I’d had a dream the night before
about a white fluffy dog that I would adore
Her name was Mai-Ling, so strange to think
I would meet her so soon and we’d be so in sync.

Every month at the beauty parlor they would trim her hair
And she would prance home with her head in the air..
“Look at me”, she would say, “don’t I look swell?”
My sister was jealous cuz Mai-Ling was wearing Chanel.

The bay window overlooking the corner was her seat
And she made sure that everyone was safe on our street.
But if I left the gate open when she was out in the yard,
She’d look at me as if to say, “I’m not going out there without you on guard.”

Her favorite treat was a nice fresh juicy bone, although
She’d try to sneak it upstairs and put it under my pillow.
I knew it was her way of saying “I love you.”
So I accepted her offering cuz I loved her too.

She’s been gone a long time…over 10 years
But she’s still in my heart and I still shed a few tears.
Time marches on but I remember everything
About my precious, beautiful, loving Mai-Ling.
Countess Bedelia 12/19/2011 05:14:00 PM | 0 comments |

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Countess is a Bad Blogger and has not posted for awhile but sometimes circumstances happen that deserve to be recognized.  Many of you know that Bridget Everett is my roommate here in New York City.

 She has once again been recognized as one of the Top Ten cabaret performers of the year by TimeOut New York.  Not only has she been personally singled out for her solo shows but the monthly variety show, Our Hit Parade, that she cohosts with Neal Medlyn and Kenny Mellman has also made the list.

So this post is just to send a big CONGRATULATIONS, Bridget !!!

And I hope the fact that The Countess is once again on stage in your show this month will not hurt your chances for being recognized in 2012 :)) 
Countess Bedelia 12/12/2011 07:14:00 PM | 0 comments |