Obscurity Knocks

Earnest, empathetic, industrious, unpretentious, gay Virgo in Milwaukee with a great life, amazing friends, and a wonderful family.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


My Myers-Briggs personality profile is ESTJ. The personality profile I took, which was the official Myers-Briggs instrument, rates you on a scale of 1 to 60, with a 60 meaning that you have all of the traits of that preference. My E (Extroversion) is a 17, my S (Sensing) is 25, my T (Thinking) is 5, and my J (Judging) is off the charts at 53. The opposite of ESTJ (me), would be INFP, with those letters meaning: I (Introversion), N (Intuition), F (Feeling), and P (Perceiving).

Michelle is a ENFP. Her E is a higher number than mine. I think it's above 50. I also think that her P is about as strong as my J, which explains a lot about our respective personalities.


Do you think the fact that I'm left-handed has anything to do with my inability to find a boyfriend?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Kathy Griffin at Pride Fest

Ruben, Mark, Kelly, and I went to Milwaukee's Pride Fest on Friday. Ruben conducted a choir at the interfaith prayer service. He also played piano for a musical number at the opening ceremony. As usual, he did a splendid job.
The highlight of the evening was seeing Kathy Griffin. She is, of course, fabulous, and she seemed to enjoy basking in the glory of all her Milwaukee gays. Her set included bits about Paris Hilton's legal saga, guest hosting on The View, Lance Baas, Clay Aiken, and a variety of other hilarious topics.
I confess to being late to this party, but I'm now totally addicted to her show, Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List. It's great fun, as was seeing her in person.
BTW - I gave my phone number to about ten guys at Pride Fest. So far, no one has called me. Story of my life. Oh well, hope springs eternal.


Kelly and I went to Frank N Stein's, a bar and restaurant in River West that used to be a funeral home, last week. They have karaoke at night. Kelly and I sang "Separate Lives" by Phil Collins and Marilyn Martin. We had a lengthy discussion about who would sing which part; both of us would have been comfortable singing either part. We ultimately decided to go with the traditional gender roles with me singing Phil's part and Kelly singing Marilyn's part. The karaoke version of "Separate Lives" was quite a bit slower than the original, so that threw us for a bit of a loop. In spite of that, I think that we did a good job with the song. It was fun singing with Kelly; she has a great voice. I hope to return to Frank N Stein's to sing this song with Kelly a second time.
I also sang a solo version of one of my very songs, "Anything That's Part of You" by Elvis Presley. It's an Elvis song that few people know, but it's exceedingly beautiful. Of course, I would never presume to sing it as well as The King, but I think that I delivered a respectable version. Thanks, Kelly, for a fun evening.