Back at our new in-studio location inside Hillcrest hot-spot Brass Rail, Aaron donned a ‘politically-inspired’ tongue-in-cheek new t-shirt from WearThatShirt.com in honor of this week’s special guest, City Commissioner, activist & LGBT public policy guru, Carlos Marquez. Carlos, who’s been the Director of Public Policy at the San Diego LGBT Community Center and a recently appointed Commissioner to San Diego’s Redistricting Commission, Carlos is bidding adieu to America’s Finest City and heading north to Los Angeles where he’s taking the top job at Latino LGBT advocacy organization the Honor Fund. Ophelia & Aaron got the skinny on his move, what he’s learned here in San Diego, what he’ll miss about working with The Center, what he’ll be doing as Executive Director of the Honor Fund and some very personal insights on relationships, political agendas, boycotts, love and, of course, reality TV. Don’t miss this candid, intriguing and funny chat with one of San Diego’s prominent LGBT personalities. Read More
Executive Producer Ophelia Later joined the They Said panel for one lively week in review discussion. Courtney Ray, Alejandra Sandoval, Kelly Dorsey & Ian Johnson dished some reality TV talk about American Idol, Dancing With The Stars & Sister Wives and then dove into some hot topics including the passing of both Elizabeth Taylor and Geraldine Ferraro, Bonnie Dumanis and the San Diego mayoral race, the cost & lack of parking in Hillcrest, Mike Huckabee, Lady Gaga‘s birthday & concert and the Target lawsuit against San Diego-based Canvas for a Cause. The crew also chatted about health, fitness and Bikram yoga where Ian learned several new “positions.” Ian then wrapped up with upcoming events: Rampart 2.0 at the Brass Rail, Dining Out For Life, San Diego American Flag Football and Aaron & Ophelia’s return to the Match Game at the Hole to benefit Mike Dinwiddie’s AIDS Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to L.A. Read More
The whole crew was invited back out East way (that’s college area for those of you not in San Diego) to one bitchin’ weed-inspired sandwich shop, Cheba Hut, to get “toasted.” And did we ever, on one pinner of a spicy sub, followed by a Goo Ball of rice krispies, peanut butter, honey & cocoa. But before Aaron & Ophelia‘s munchies set in, they recapped a week of work, moms, computers, Dining Out For Life news and fashion school finals. Then, it was off to the races, with a follow-up conversation to Ophelia’s earlier Op-Ed about cry babies and boycotts, a little sub sandwich talk, gay couples as parents vs single moms & a special Craigslist offering from Aaron all about sharting at the gym. We finished up with some events including Flag Football Saturdays, Softball Sundays, Dining Out For Life, the Rodeo Beer Bust, PrideCard & GlobalMale’s Rampart 2.0 at the Brass Rail and Aaron & Ophelia’s April Fools Day return to the Match Game at The Hole to benefit Mike Dinwiddie’s AIDS Lifecycle ride from San Francisco to L.A.
Talk about adjustment! This week, Aaron and Ophelia sat down with Chiropractor extraordinaire and resident hotness Tim Shannahan from Inner Balance Institute to get the 411 on all things body alignment. Ophelia’s been a patient at Inner Balance for several years and recently was “thumped” by the good Doc which helps her maintain proper posture and alleviates back pain, something Aaron desperately needs. Dr. Tim has been helping keep San Diegans properly aligned for more than a decade and is very involved in the community. From massage chairs in the waiting room to an on-site esthetician, Inner Balance is a true sanctuary for feeling & looking great. Not only do they accept most insurance, they offer a discount to Pride Card holders too. And, as if that wasn’t enough, Miss Ophelia finished out the chat with a very pointed Op-Ed on gay boycotts of businesses, in particular those involving Target and Chick-A-Flick, er, Chick-Fil-A. So, turn up the volume on those earphones…you won’t want to miss this. Read More
They Said, with Executive Producer Aaron ‘AHizz’ Heier filing in on the panel again this week in the “straight” seat, got down and dirty on the news, hot topics, events & activities making headlines. The Fab Five, each with their own very distinct point of view, discussed the ongoing relief efforts in post-tsunami Japan, college basketball’s March Madness, tolerance & acceptance, understanding our trans brothers & sisters, vajayjays as ladypurses and their expansive capabilities, Johnathan Lovitz’s jury duty recusal as a second class citizen, earthquake preparedness and the reality TV shows we’re watching including American Idol, Real Housewives, Celebrity Apprentice, Sister Wives and more. Ian finished off the chat with upcoming events including the Big Community Yard Sale at The Center on March 26, San Diego American Flag Football every Saturday, America’s Finest City Softball every Sunday, Dining Out for Life on April 28 and the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on May 20. Read More