Top 10

•August 4, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Afterellen.com, everyone’s favourite lesbian website for all the great lesbian news of especially America (although, I have to say, Spanish lesbians on TV is getting covered fairly well), has a Top 100 every year. And like the good ol’ gay girl that I am, I send in my top 10, only to find out that apart from the few obvious ones, there are some girls that I find hot that other lesbians don’t, so much.

My best friend is apparently a bit more of a traditional lesbian than me, because she gets her top 10 and the list’s almost exactly the same every year.When we tried to remember who we voted for last year, we naturally couldn’t. So I thought I’d post mine here, so next year I can actually remember who I voted for, and also look to see if my taste in women changes as I get older. (Also, I’d probably put Karen Zoid and Nina Swart on there if I thought that they had any chance.)

So without further ado, with pictures, of course, because that is kind of the point…

1. Lena Headey

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2. Famke Janssen

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3. Diane Lane

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4. Laurel Holloman

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5. Sarah Shahi

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6. Sushmita Sen

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7. Kate Winslet

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8. Kelly Preston

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9. Catherine Zeta-Jones

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10. Crystal Chappell (and I know Jessica Leccia is also on the picture, but she’s hot too, so it’s okay…)

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So there. This post was probably way more fun putting together than reading (or watching) 🙂

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Obsessions: Otalia

•March 15, 2009 • 1 Comment

I am totally in love with Crystal Chappell. Because, well, she is absolutely gorgeous. And because Olivia, her character in Guiding Light, which is a random American soap (go figure), keeps on looking at Natalia (Jessica Leccia) like this.

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Dammit. Sooo hot.

I have my misgivings about this storyline. Like the fact that it is a soap. And the fact that American television doesn’t have a stellar record when it comes to showing lesbian storylines. But for now, I”ll enjoy it while I can.

Thoughts on religion and being gay

•November 17, 2008 • 1 Comment

I really think that Americans need to just get over themselves. Picking an African-American president (whose middle name, incidentally, is Hussein), and then banning gay marriage in California and elsewhere, and gay adoption in Florida. Very uncool. I honestly don’t understand.

The thing is, I’m not sure what exactly it is that they are so afraid of. But they are afraid. Very afraid.

All this made me think about one of the reasons they say gay marriage is wrong, namely that it is a sin. Now, I am the first one to admit that I am not very church-orientated. I do believe in God, and Jesus, and the Holy Ghost, and all that stuff. I have the usual share of issues with God and being gay. But I do not belong to a church, because I really don’t see myself listening to a straight minister, and the only gay church I know off (maybe there is more) have a ratio of 50 men for every 1 women.

My first issue with condemning being gay because it is a sin: nowhere in the New Testament of the Bible does it actually say so. And, I have it on good authority from a Minster, the references to homosexuality in the Old Testament could have been wrongly translated from the original Hebrew. But let’s, for a moment, accept that according to the Bible, it is a sin.

Never you mind about all that other stuff like not throwing the first stone and judging others and loving your fellow man UNCONDITIONALLY…

Let’s look at what the Bible says about marriage (in the New Testament):

Mattthew 19: “He said to them: Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.”

Mark 10: “Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. In the house His disciples also asked Him again about the same matter. So He said to them, “Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery.””

And, of course, we know that the ten commandments clearly states: YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.

This makes me feel slightly better. Because if I am going to hell for being gay, then at least I know I won’t be there alone. I’ll be there with every single person who ever got married, divorced, and married again.

Obessions: Karen Zoid

•October 22, 2008 • 4 Comments

The day Karen Zoid got married was the most depressing of my life. Before that day, I firmly believed (hoped, prayed) that she was on our team. More specifically, my team. But alas. It was not to be.

I had excellent reason for thinking that she was on the gay team.

Firstly, the lyric in one of the songs that she sang live that said: ‘My seksualiteit is omstrede’. (My sexuality is debatable.) Secondly, those rumours about her and Nina Swart. (That ended with the rumours about Nina and Lize Beekman, but that is another story). I have absolutely no idea where those rumours came from. But they were there. And lastly, the fact that she used to (and still does) look SO DAMN GAY. I mean, seriously. SOOOO GAY. Just admit it.

Okay, some excellent reasons.

Anyhow, I’m sure I’ll blog about her many more times. For now, here are some pictures of her.

The woman has got style.

And she rocks a guitar like no one else on earth.

Don Reinecke, you are one lucky man.

And so it is…

•July 17, 2008 • Leave a Comment

After doing almost everything else I could think of to procrastinate, I turn to this. Without any real plans to have anyone see this, my secret identity intact, here goes…

‘Plesierig’ is an Afrikaans word for cheerful or happy. It also used to be the name of trusty old laptop, since retired. Yes, sometimes I name inanimate objects. Currently, I think it describes my mood fairly well.

In Amelié, one of my favourite movies, upon introducing a character, she states their likes and dislikes. This seems a good way as any to introduce myself, and will probably be a fair indication of what to find in this blog…

Plesierig likes:

  • women (I am also one. Yes, a lesbian. If this makes you want to reach for your Bible, please go away)
  • sports. Mostly of the South African variety (rugby and cricket), but I’ll watch almost anything
  • studying. I am a postgrad student. Studying is my life.
  • food. Eating, not preparing.
  • music. Also mostly of the Afrikaans variety.

Plesierig dislikes:

  • people who cannot drive. In the town where I live, there a lots of these people.
  • uninformed or unintelligent people. (Does this make me a snob? I don’t know)
  • intolerance, and people who practise this.
  • boxing. It might be the silliest sport in the world.

And off we go…