Monday, February 19, 2007

Song of the Day: I Like That (Original Mix) - Mark Knight

Note that you can click on one of the tracks below to play a 2 minute sample of it.

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Thursday, February 15, 2007


So I have a wound on my hand that refuses to heal. Ok, it's only been a few days, but it is starting to concern me. At first it was infected, but I killed that off, but now it just doesn't want to heal. Hmmm, maybe I'll give it a day or two more then head to the doctor.

How did I get this wound you may ask? Well, it was Twin Sister's birthday last weekend so obviously we had to celebrate. We had a Mardi Gras themed party with masks and bead and all. After the party we decided to head to JR's for a nightcap. Well on the way on of those pesky curbs jumped up out of nowhere and tripped me. And now I have a wound on my hand.

Open Letter

Dear City of Washington,

Please plow your streets or people will die.


Saturday, February 10, 2007

One More Thing

Over the holiday's Taylor Jean and I met this person, who was in DC on vacation. We all ended up having a really good time. One or two drinks at wednesday night trivia turned into strolling into work at 1030 the next day still REALLY drunk. Hopefully they'll come back to DC sometime soon (although if we are going to drink that much, please let it be on a friday or saturday).

I'm Back

OK, so after a long hiatus I've decided to start posting again. The reason for the hiatus? Nothing specific, just that work has been crazy, my life has been normal, and I really haven't had anything good to post about. I still don't, but I'll try and come up with something. So, what's happened since the last time I posted? Let's see...

The Holidays: What a whirlwind! The bf and I went out to California to celebrate Christmas with my mom. It was really nice to be out there although, sadly, my sister couldn't make it this year. She had just moved to Chicago (I know, seriously cold!) and just got a new job that so she really couldn't take the vacation days. After Christmas (we came back on the 26th) the in-laws came down to DC for a visit. Thankfully theyt didn't stay with us, but they did get to see out place, which they loved. For New Years we went to two separate parties (on opposite sides of the city no less) and it was at the second party that we earned the nickname "The Boozies." You see, we were both WASTED! From what I remember, both parties were good times.

January: This month was a nightmare for me at work. Tons of reports due, etc... There were a couple of days where I'd wake up early, go to work, come home around 9ish, eat dinner and go to bed. Only to start all over the next day. Not. Fun.

Muenchen: I did have a little respite in January when Taylor Jean and I went over to Munich for a few days. The trip was awesome! We went out a couple of nights to some bars, wandered around the city and went out to Neuschwanstein which, BTW, was way cool! Although let me tell you, Neuschwantstein (the Disney Castle) is billed as being right near Munch. Umm...not so much. It is a two hour train ride away. The train out there was fine, but the one back seriously blew. The heat was turned up way high and it was way crowded. To top it off, we had to stop at a station for about an hour becuase somebody had been hit by a train further up the tracks. Besides that, the trip was great. Especially since I got to practice my German a bit.

Let's see, what else...Oh, I haven't been to JR's in ages. You're probably thinking, OMG, is he ok? And the answer would be "yes." I've been trying to save my money for our trip to Australia at the end of the month. Wait, have I mentioned on there that I'm going to Australia? Well, if not. I am. and for Mardi Gras BITCHES!!!! It is going to be REDICULOUS!! The bf, Grace Jones, Taylor Jean and I are all going down there for 10 days. We are spending 6 days in Sydney and then 4 days in Auckland. I'm, of course, way excited for Sydney, but I think I'm more excited about Auckland sincce I've never been there. Ooh, and don't forget, it will be SUMMER down there. I'll be sure and think of all of you when I'm on the beach sipping Mai Tais.

I guess that's it for now, I'll leave you with a picture of Taylor Jean and I in Munich.
Oh wait, I almost forgot. I was in New York last weekend visiting with The BBC and Suman. And also went to Crobar where my favorite dj TOM STEPHAN was spinning. He was awesome of course. And, it turns out he'll be spinning in Sydney while we are down there. H. O. T.

Monday, December 11, 2006


On a whim, Taylor Jean and I decided to book a January trip to Munich. Now, I'll be the first to admit that there are probably more exciting places to go visit (London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Barcelona). But can you get me to any of those place for $360? Probably not (on the off hand chance that you can get me to any of those places on Star Alliance for $360, please be a doll and shoot me an email). However, I've been to Munich before and it is a great place to visit over a long weekend. And, if we are so inclined it is only a short hop on a train to the Bavarian alps and or Austria. Plenty of opportunities for sightseeing there is. Plus I get a chance to practice my German. Plus plus I'll get a nice little boost to my 2007 EQMS. Because as you all know, with 2006 almost out of the way, I already have to start thinking about how to keep my status in '08.

PS. If any of you have some tips for Munich, please let me know.

10 Resons Why Gay Marriage Should Be Illegal

01) Being gay is not natural. Real Americans always reject unnatural things like eyeglasses, polyester, and air conditioning.

02) Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.

03) Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behavior. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.

04) Straight marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are still property, blacks still can't marry whites, and divorce is still illegal.

05) Straight marriage will be less meaningful if gay marriage were allowed; the sanctity of Britany Spears' 55-hour just-for-fun marriage would be destroyed.

06) Straight marriages are valid because they produce children. Gay couples, infertile couples, and old people shouldn't be allowed to marry because our orphanages aren't full yet, and the world needs more children.

07) Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.

08) Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours, the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.

09) Children can never succeed without a male and a female role model at home. That's why we as a society expressly forbid single parents to raise children.

10) Gay marriage will change the foundation of society; we could never adapt to new social norms. Just like we haven't adapted to cars, the service-sector economy, or longer life spans.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


So according to this post here which came from Star Magazine (the real star magazine, not Grace Jones), the cause of the breakup between Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston was because Vince hooked up with the girl on the left. Wow. The picture below really doesn't do it justice, you need to see the big version at the link above.

The guy in the middle on the other hand...

Tuesday, November 21, 2006


So I managed to get my music off of the broken hard drive!! It was actually really easy, and only took about 10 mins. Obviously, I burned everything on to CD so that if this ever happens again, I at least have a back up.


Thursday, November 16, 2006

Email Convo of the Week

[Name Omitted]:" is he a top? yes

did [Name Omitted] take it up the ass? yes

was it good? yes

any other questions from the peanut gallery?"

This is an email I received in the morning while I sat down at my desk, drinking a nice cup of coffee and getting ready to work. At this point in time, I hadn't ready any of the other emails associated with this convo. After getting caught up to speed, it made a lot more sense.

This conversation took place on monday and tuesday, after a particularly booze fueled weekend, including a Sunday night at JR's:

Friend #1: [Name omitted], did you take that gentleman home?

[Name Omitted]: no i did not. i am a lady in every sense of the word.
we are going on a date tonight though.

Friend #1: was your chicken fresh last night?

[Name Omitted]: well it was a lovely affair. however, a last-minute scheduiling [sic] change caused a conflict with our original dinner plans, so we were unable to attend. however, all parties were satisfied by the end of the evening.

Friend #1: And will a lady be going for a second plate to the buffet?

[Name Omitted]: he said he wants to see me this weekend. what the hell, he's young and I don't know what to make of him, but whatever. i have no one (er, nothing) better to do.

Friend #1: and what r u going to do with him? and der, is he really a top? obvi, the message boards are filling up with speculations!

[Name Omitted]: is he a top? yes

did [Name Omitted] take it up the ass? yes

was it good? yes

any other questions from the peanut gallery?.

Friend #1: WOW...after a night like that I would think a lady would not have had so much pent up aggression!
Me: [Name Omitted], please do not send that kind of smut onto my work email address :-)
Friend #2: I am blushing. I have no words.
[Name Omitted], you are such a f*cking lady

[Name Omitted]: i just figured i'd kill four birds with one stone since i knew inquiring minds wanted to know *wink*

Premier Exec.

Phew! I've made it for another year. Of course come January 1st, it starts all over again.


So I came into work on Tuesday morning and turned on my computer. Went to the kitchen and got some coffee. Normally in this amount of time I'd have a happy little prompt asking me for my user name and password. Instead I get this:

" Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

Hmmm, that sounds ominous. Well let's just turn it off and turn it back on and see what happens. Usually that does the trick. [Off] [Wait 5 secs] [On]. After a couple of secs, I get the same error. Hmmm, now it's a bit more ominous. Seeing as this is my office and not my home, and that we are much more organized here in the office than at home, I go searching for this magical 'original setup cd' that can cure my computer. Find it, stick it in, and....still the error.

GRRRR. So I fiddle with the boot order, chosing CD-ROM first instead of hard drive. Still nothing.

Eliminate hard drive as an option.

Still nothing.

Right, maybe of got the wrong CD. Try eight others and still nothing.

At this point, puzzlement has turned into despair. Now, I bet some of you are a little puzzled yourself. "Umm, dude it's your work computer. Score! Now you won't have to work." Theoretically you'd be right. But you see, I've had this work computer for over three years. I work for a small company who, unlike many companies, doesn't restrict what you can put on your computer. As I spend far more time on my work computer than I do on my home computer (not to mention the fact the up until recently I didn't have a home computer) I've put all of my music, legititmately downloaded and paid for over the past three years, on my work computer. Easily this is north of $1000 dollars (look, for me that is a lot and that is also separate from all of my physical CD's I uploaded). I think I have a plan to fix it, gonna take out the hard drive and see if I can recover it. Hopefully it'll work. If not, I'll cry.

PS. I have an iPod Nano, and almost all of the music was in 320kbps (16-20 meg) files so 99% percent is not saved on my iPod. So. Sad.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Am I in the Twilight Zone or...

...did The BBC (aka Chaka Kahn, aka Chocolatte) really just update his blog? OMG, he did! What has it been now...4 months. 5 months? Now we just have to hope that he can actually keep it up.

And on the blog note; Hats of to Dale who has decided, like all good things, that his blog must come to an end. Sad :-(

A lot to catch up on

So I realize I dropped off the face of the earth there for a minute. I'll try and update a bit more regularly now that work has died down. As some of you probably know, every three months, for about three weeks, I get super busy as I have to send out a ton of quarterly reports to clients. Anyway, lots of things to catch you up on. In no particular order:

1) I'm in Los Angeles at the moment. Have been here all weekend but will be returning to DC tonight on the red-eye. Side note: I HATE red-eyes but they are just too damn convenient. Especially for those of us that are a little bit poor on vacation days. The weather here has been phenominal! Yesterday my friend and I went up to Malibu to hang out at the beach for a bit. After that we came back and went to the refurbished Griffith Observatory. It was neat, but there were WAY too many kids around.

2) Halloween (the actual day) wasn't very eventful. Grace Jones nd I played Civilization (shut up, bitches!) and then went to JR's. We only stayed for about 10 mins as it was a SHIT SHOW in there. Haven't seen it that crowded in ages. Line of the evening:

Grace: I see a lot of zombies in here...

Oh wait...those are trolls.

3) The Saturday before Halloween, Taylor Jean, Twin Sister and I headed up into the stix for a party hosted by this guy. Despite the great distances involved, we had a great time. At least from what I can remember. Towards the end things get a bit hazy. Why were things "hazy" you might ask? Well obviously we drank at the party. But not enough to be as wasted as I was. You see, sometime around 3 pm Twin Sister phoned me and the following conversation ensued:

Me: Hello?
Twin Sister: Hey girl, I'm bored. What are you doing?
Me: Not much, just doing a bunch of laundry. Why, what did you have in mind?
TS: Meh, I don't know. I have a half-handle of vodka here. I could bring it over and we can have afternoon tea?
Me: Hot!

So Twin Sister comes over, and of course we finish off the half-handle of vodka. And then some. Taylor Jean also stopped by and after we finished off the booze, headed to El Tamarindo for dinner (more drinks there), and then the party. El Tamarindo, BTW, isn't half bad.

4) As I mentioned before, I was in New York a few weeks ago to hang out with the BBC, among others, and to see Tom Stephan. Tom Stephan was obviously out. of. control. Crobar is an awesome space, with a great sound system. Top that off with fierce beats and you hae the recipe for a great time. Since this post seems to be all about posting conversations, let me offer you another one. This one takes place on Tom Stephan's message board:

Hey Tom,

[Miscellaneous message about the fun times deleted, not important to this post]

Thanks for the good times!

PS. Two quick questions: Can you tell me what the second song is on your AgeHa podcast? And pretty please can you tell me what remix of Diddy-Come To Me you played Sat night?


hey chris

the second track on radio chumbo 2 is a mashup of the classic strictly rhythm track "raise your house" and "sexy f*ck". and that was the ATFC remix of Diddy handed to me by Diddy himself- did you see him up by the booth?

Hope to see you at Cielo in December!

Say what? Umm, nope. Didn't see him. Def missed that one. Was standing right there too. But as Grace so elequently commented: "Ya, Diddy could've walked right up and shook my hand and still I wouldn't have known..."

5) I'm trying to think if there is anything else. Got some new stuff for the house. The bf and I hit a bump but now we are ok and still going strong. No other big trips planned until Christmas when I go home to SF. Then of course there is Australia and New Zealand in March. Can't wait!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Under Construction

The dance floor at Crobar is currently under construction due to the holes we burned on Saturday night. Will post more about the weekend later, but in the mean time. Spam subject of the day:

"Summer is Almost here. Be ready"


Friday, October 20, 2006


Funny evites aside, I feel like I've been knocked in the face with a 2x4. Maybe I'll explain later, maybe I won't. We'll see.

Too Much!

Grace Jones forwarded an evite to me for a birthday party of one of our friends. It may not mean as much for you if you don't know the person, but it's still hystarical!

Subject: The Pointer Sisters-Ebony Productions has sent you an Evite Invitation

"A Night In Trinidad"
Join us in celebrating Pernell’s birthday and reminisce her life and humble beginnings in Tunapunta, Trinidad, where she worked her way through college by working on a plantain farm, to becoming Miss Trinidad and Tobago 1971


Who said you had to wait until Mardi Gras to celebrate Carnival? Not when it’s Pernell’s birthday, you don’t!! Come join us as we celebrate the life and times of Pershell Shanquanita Philips and her humble beginings from Tunapunta, Trinidad to her life and escapades in the USA and beyond. Mangos, coconuts, plantains, conche, wild berries and papaya wine (all native products from her beloved country) or leather accessories (her night passion), are all welcome as party favors, as we party into the wee hours of the evening. The calypso/limbo line starts at midnight…be prepared “to go down”.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Die Effing Week!

This week needs to die a horrible death. Work has been crazy. Crazy at work isn't anything new, but something about this week in particular has been brutal. Lots of putting out fires and not being able to get to the normal work that needs to be done. But anyway, that's the reason behind the lack of posts in the past few days/week. Let's see, what's new...

Oh, I'm going to NY this weekend. Should be a ball! Gonna get to hang out with The BBC, meet up with JC and of course...

TOM STEPHAN AT CROBAR!!! I don't know if you've been to Crobar, but the sound system there is off. the. hook! Victor Calderone is going to be coming on at 4 so we may even stay for some of his set.

What else....right. I don't think I need to tell you all how dissappointed I am that Jeffrey one Project Runway. WTF! His designs were good, I'll give him that, but I definitely think Uli should have won. And I definitely like Laura's collection better than Jeffrey's. Can't really argue with Michael coming in fourth though, his collection was terrible! I felt so bad for him because he seemed to have such good potential. Oh well. Can't wait for next season.

PS. This is totally random but if any of you have the following song, could you please give it to me? I used to have it but can't find it, and now I really want it. Thanks!

Funky Green Dogs - Rise Up (Rosabel Unreleased Mix)

I have can get all of the other mixes, just not this one. And this is the one I really want.

Thursday, October 12, 2006


Do you think chronic fatigue is considered a disability. One for which work should make a reasonable accomodation? Mayhaps, by giving me nap time?

I don't think that would be unreasonable.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wednesday Randomness

1. The bf and I celebrated our one year anniversary this past weekend. We went to a nice dinner on Friday and rented a Flex Car on Saturday to head out to the country for a day. Only thing is, when we went to go pick up the car, we found out that it was stolen. Yes. Somebody had the nerve to steal a Flex Car. We postponed the trip to Sunday, which ended up being tons better weather wise. We went out to Harpers Ferry, which really is a neat little place.

2. So remember how I left my cell phone on the airplane in Tokyo, and was seriously angry that I had to buy a new one? You see, turns out I left it burried deep in my luggage, which I happend to discover over the weekend (three weeks after I purchased the phone). Range of emotions: Pissed (that I didn't actually lose my phone, but bought a new one). Then, bewilderment (honestly, how could I not have seen it in my bag, grumble). Then, elation (wait a minute, Cingular has a 30 day return policy, H.O.T). Sure enough I returned the phone and got my money back. And the process was entirely painless.

3. I'm going to vist a friend next month in L.A. I am excited because I haven't been to L.A. in ages and I could use some nice L.A. weather. Side note: I can only handle the city for a few days (max three) and then I begin to hate it. Los Angeles is like New York for me, love to visit, but could never live there. And before you bitches say "well I guess he just doesn't like big cities then." Not true I say. I just don't like New York or L.A.

4. I am so excited for the first half of the Project Runway season finale tonight. I REALLY hope Jeffrey gets kicked off for cheating. That would make me happy. Oh, along with every one else, I'm seriously disappointed in Michael's collection.

5. Why oh why can't the election be held tomorrow. Four weeks is way too much time for the Republicans to do something devious to boost their poll numbers.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Song of the Week

So I've been searching for this song for two years now, ever since I heard Tom Stephan play it in New York. I had pretty much given up finding it (given that I didn't know the name of it or who it's by) until now.

Snack - This is Not Rock & Roll (Robbie Rivera Afterhours Mix)

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Paging Congressman Foley

Have you all been following the Mark Foley scandal? If not, you should be. So, here we have a 50 year-old Republican congressman from Florida who likes to chase after 16 and 17 year-old male congressional pages. On the one hand, that's gross. But on the other hand, I just don't get the impression the pages are all that sweet and innocent. Don't get me wrong, I obviously think what the congressman did was very inappropriate. But being a congressional page means, by definition, you're not stupid. The pages go to Capitol Hill in order to jumpstart their careers in congress. Some of those pages have to be gay. And some of them probably thought, "Shoo, maybe I can get a leg up on everyone else if I fuck a congressman (or at least have IM sex with him)." I'm not saying that makes it right. But anyway I've read most, if not all, of the IM's that have been released. And some of them definitely make it seem like the teen knew what he was doing. For example (via Slate):

ABC News declined to release what follows next, instead summarizing it as follows: "The exchange continues in which Foley and the teen both appear to describe having sexual orgasms" (bolding mine).

We now resume our previously scheduled programming:

For some reason, I just can't get all outraged at what the congressman did. Disgusted, sure. But outraged, nah.

However, I'm perfectly happy to let the voting public, particularly republicans, get riled up and decide to abadon their party in favor of the democrats. Who knows, maybe they'll even topple the Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert. That would be icing on the cake! I do find it kind of ironic that the major improprieties of a closeted gay republican may contribute, perhaps significantly, to the downfall of the Republican Party (a party that generally hates gays) in the mid-term elections.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


You may or may not have heard that over the weekend a business jet and a Boeing 737 collided over the Amazon jungle in Brazil. While the 737 plunged to the ground killing all 155 people on board (may they rest in peace), miraculously the business jet was able to land at a nearby military base. One of the passengers on the biz-jet was New York Times business travel writer Joe Sharkey. He wrote an amazing first-hand account of the incident and if you have a minute I highly recommend reading it.

Colliding With Death at 37,000 Feet, and Living

SÃO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Oct. 1 — It had been an uneventful, comfortable flight.

With the window shade drawn, I was relaxing in my leather seat aboard a $25 million corporate jet that was flying 37,000 feet above the vast Amazon rainforest. The 7 of us on board the 13-passenger jet were keeping to ourselves.

Without warning, I felt a terrific jolt and heard a loud bang, followed by an eerie silence, save for the hum of the engines....

Read the entire article here...

Sydney Here We Come (and Auckland too)!

I've finally booked our tickets for Australia. The bf and I plus Taylor Jean and Grace Jones if she gets her act together are going to Sydney in March for Mardi Gras. For those of you that don't know, Mardi Gras is Sydney's big gay pride celebration so I imagine it will be a great time. Plus, since these are award tickets, we get a free stop-over and decided to hit up New Zealand while we are down there. I've never been to New Zealand before so am really excited about it. We'll be gone for 12 days so it defintiely isn't one of my usual mini-vacations. If you have any tips for while I'm down there, let me know.

Holy Hangover Batman!

Yesterday morning was spent not hunched over my computer at work, but curled up in bed desperately trying to shake of the mean hangover that was creeping up on me. Brunch at the Beacon, coupled with drinks at Stetson's and JR's. Repeat after me: I am not 21. I can not drink all day and expect no consequences.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Did you know...

...that 25 percent of America's children eat fast-food at least once a day?

Just some food for thought...

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Bar fight!

So last night Twin Sister got into a bar fight at DIK bar. There are two things wrong with this picture. 1) Mo's fighting and 2) being at DIK bar. I met Twin Sister after work at JR's. We were planing on having one or two drinks, butn you know how that always ends up. After one or two, suddenly it's power hour, and we could have one more drink right? They are only $2. Then suddenly it's the end of power hour, I'm wasted, and we decide to head to DIK bar for a night cap. Thankfully there is no karaoke like there was on Thursday (when Twin Sister decided it would be fun to belt out Proud Mary after several cocktails). I'm not really sure how it happened but suddenly Twin Sister is fighting with latino guy, I'm grabbing Taylor Jean and Brian to "get his back" and the bartender is kicking the latino and his friend out. As they are going down the stairs Twin Sister decided he's still angry so he pushes one of them down the stairs. Ooops. It was at this point I decided that I didn't need another cocktail and should probably be headed home.

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Back, and Exhausted

I've made it back from Tokyo safe and sound. While I had a great time over there, the trip was far too short. And after all the traveling I've done in the past week and a half my body is just exhausted. 8 planes, 32 time zones and 20,000 miles will do that to you. But anyway....

Tokyo was a blast! On Sunday Suman and I wandered around Herajuku and Omotesando and did some shopping. Unfortunately neither of us found anything that we liked. Oh well... Sunday night we met up with Suman's friends Dan and PJ (who were both uber fun people) and headed over to Ageha for a big gay dance party. I was a blown away by how big the place was. I guess I really shouldn't be surprised given how big Tokyo is. We stayed at the club till about 4am. Considering I had about 6 red bull and vodka's I probably could've stayed for another 2 hours. I don't normally drink those but I have to say it is one mean combo. On monday Suman and I had lunch and off I went to the airport for my flight back. I actually slept almost the whole way on my first flight which was really nice. The second one I wasn't so lucky but at least it was only four hours. Grace Jones and the BF picked me up from the airport and we stopped at the Olive Garden on our way back into the city. Mayhaps I ordered the tour of italy. Mayhaps I've got a big pile of leftovers in my fridge at home...