Thursday, June 30, 2005


Chuck, is that a special sparkle in your eye?


I opened up my mail yesterday to find a letter. Here is what it said.

Dear Chris and Friends,

The next time you come and dance, please be considerate and not burn multple holes in me. I am still in recovery.

-Sanctuary Dancefloor

PS. Chris and Chuck. I am not a model runway.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Some weekend highlights

I've been trying to come up with a way to describe the weekend, but there's just no easy way to do it. Instead I'll try and give you a few highlights:

  1. The buy-one-get-one happy hour specia on thursdayl at The Bar on Castro. After 5 rounds (10 drinks) we were WASTED.
  2. Me telling the bartender at said happy hour that we were the poster children for a 12 step program
  3. Bernie vomiting into a trash can in the BART station. Even better though was that the trash can had a lid on it and he managed to get it in sideways without getting any on himself
  4. Chuck and Nick managing to get back to my house from the city. Which included a trolly and two trains.
  5. Prom pictures overlooking the golden gate bridge
  6. Giving the fans some seriously high fashion, including 3/4 length faux leather raincoats, chinchilla jackets, stonewashed denim, white fur, bell bottoms...
  7. Dancing at Collossus until 530 am. Then wandering the streets of SF looking for the afterhours only to realize that it was two blocks away.
  8. Deborah Cox working it!! Twice!
  9. Doing it all over again the next night and TEARING IT UP at Sanctuary. And then leaving it at 6am and getting on BART to go home while everyone else is on their way to work. (it was real cute)
  10. Being oh so pretty for the flight home
There are of course so many things that when on this weekend that I didn't mention. It was though, one of the best vacations I've been on.

And now, a few awards:

Song of the Weekend: Joint is Jumpin' (Blue Room Vocal) - Lisa Hunt (we only heard it once, but that's probably a good thing)
Dancer of the Weekend: Bernie.
Ressurection of the Weekend: Having four queens go from sound asleep to ready and out the door in 45 minutes (with only one shower). Do you realize what an acomplishment this is?
Outfit of the Weekend: Nick's uncle in his chinchilla two piece...

UPDATE: Check out Chuck's blog for more highlights

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Back from SF

We got back from San Francisco last night sometime around 130am. I only got 4 hours of sleep last night and I'm in no shape to face the world. I'll have plenty of weekend updates for you shortly.

Out of Office AutoReply:

I meant to post this on wednesday before I left for my trip...clearly though I didn't have time:

I will be out of the office from Thursday June 23 - Monday June 27, 2005. I will respond to your email when I return on Tuesday morning.

I'm off to SF PRIDE!!! Be back on tuesday morning, probably in no shape to face reality

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

GIG Vol 3: Girl Get Your PRIDE!

Well bitches (you know who you are). Get it Girl Volume 3: Girl Get Your PRIDE! is finally finished. If one of you bitches tells me that you don't really like it. All I can say is "I told you so!"

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Well DUH!

You Are Gay!

Okay, game's over. No question about it - you are gay.
Fess up - you find pussy as appealing as rotten tuna.
You're a total man's man. In the literal sense of the word.
Just don't fool yourself into thinking otherwise!

Should You Go Gay?
More Great Quizzes from Quiz Diva

Monday, June 20, 2005

Update: News Items

Nick sent me a link to an article in the New York Times about the increasing trend of "gay vague" fashion. It is really worth reading if you get a chance. I totally agree with the central premise of the article. While my gaydar has by no means gone away, straight men have definitely been adopting "gay" fashion more and more recently making it more difficult to tell whether or not someone is gay. And in a place like London, my 'dar is useless. Can't tell if they're gay until I'm in a cab on the way home with them.

News Items

There were several gay themed articles in the news this past weekend. The Seattle Times printed, on the front page, a fairly detailed roundup of recent research that all highlights the idea the sexual orientation is determined by genes or hormones, rather than being a choice. This is of course something gay people have been saying for ages.

The New York Times Magazine, on the other hand, ran a lengthy piece profiling the anti-gay-marriage movement. Both stories are rather lengthy but really worth reading if you have the time.

And lastly, the Kansas City Star reported on a planned demonstration by Fred Phelps' group of a high school graduation in New Hampshire, solely because the school had someone who was openly gay was graduating. Although it appears the demonstration never materialized, the town went so far as to deploy polic and firefighters in around the ceremony to make sure there was no disruption.

Game face

Last night we went to JR's of course for $2 skyy vodka drinks. My game face was definitely out last night and I really need someone to fill in the blanks:

I remember my second drink basically being a glass fo vodka
I vaguely remember 'Nard showing up, I couldn't tell you what time though
I remember eating at McDonalds like a dateless fat girl on prom night

I do not remember much else...

Who's Next?

This past weekend

The past weekend saw the usual cast of characters hit up the usual places. Friday saw Me, Chuck, and Chuck's mom polish of a handle of vodka. After finishing said bottle Chuck's mom said "I'm tanked and headed to bed. You guys should hit the streets." Mind you, we really were in no condition to do that, but we did it anyway. JR's of course had the nerve to not only let us in, but also serve us drinks.

Saturday was much less vodka intensive. Spent most of the day at a pool party for Richard and it really was the perfect day for it. Went out saturday night to JR's, Cobalt, and Halo. Although I really didn't drink all that much.

Sunday went tanning with chuck (didn't burn this time) and then went shopping at Pentagon City where we stumbled upon Nordstrom's half yearly sale. I had absolutly no intention to purchase anything, so of course I left with a pair of heavily discounted Energie jeans. The guy who helped me was way cute, not sure if he was hitting on me or trying to get the sale...we definitely had a little eye sex as I was leaving though. Sunday night, see next post.

Friday, June 17, 2005

The last throes of the Insurgency

About two weeks ago Vice President Dick Cheney, appearing on Larry King Live, made a statement that the insurgency in Iraq was in it's "last throes." He of course cited no evidence for such a statement. However, Washington reporter Dan Froomkin in his White House Briefing column posted an exchange between ABC's Terry Moran and White House Spokesman Scott McClellan, in which the reporter asked for said evidence of the "last throes" of the insurgency. It's about time the media starts asking some serious questions. Of course though the response doesn't even begin to answer the question... Update: Crook's and Liars has a copy of the video here

"Q [from ABC's Terry Moran] Scott, is the insurgency in Iraq in its last throes?

"MR. McCLELLAN: Terry, you have a desperate group of terrorists in Iraq that are doing everything they can to try to derail the transition to democracy. The Iraqi people have made it clear that they want a free and democratic and peaceful future. And that's why we're doing everything we can, along with other countries, to support the Iraqi people as they move forward. The fact that they are making great progress on the political front is significant because that helps defeat the terrorists, because the terrorists don't want to see democracy take hold. They don't want lasting democratic institutions to be put in place. And that's why we are standing with the Iraqi people as they move forward on the political front.

"We're also standing with the Iraqi people as they move forward on -- to address the security situation. We are working side by side with Iraqi forces now to defeat those terrorists and regime elements who want to derail the transition to democracy. And every day we move forward on democracy and training Iraqi security forces is every day closer that we are to succeeding in Iraq.

"Q But the insurgency is in its last throes?

"MR. McCLELLAN: The Vice President talked about that the other day -- you have a desperate group of terrorists who recognize how high the stakes are in Iraq. A free Iraq will be a significant blow to their ambitions.

"Q But they're killing more Americans, they're killing more Iraqis. That's the last throes?

"MR. McCLELLAN: Innocent -- I say innocent civilians. And it doesn't take a lot of people to cause mass damage when you're willing to strap a bomb onto yourself, get in a car and go and attack innocent civilians. That's the kind of people that we're dealing with. That's what I say when we're talking about a determined enemy.

"Q Right. What is the evidence that the insurgency is in its last throes?

"MR. McCLELLAN: I think I just explained to you the desperation of terrorists and their tactics.

"Q What's the evidence on the ground that it's being extinguished?

"MR. McCLELLAN: Terry, we're making great progress to defeat the terrorist and regime elements. You're seeing Iraqis now playing more of a role in addressing the security threats that they face. They're working side by side with our coalition forces. They're working on their own. There are a lot of special forces in Iraq that are taking the battle to the enemy in Iraq. And so this is a period when they are in a desperate mode.

"Q Well, I'm just wondering what the metric is for measuring the defeat of the insurgency.

"MR. McCLELLAN: Well, you can go back and look at the Vice President's remarks. I think he talked about it.

"Q Yes. Is there any idea how long a last throe lasts for?

"MR. McCLELLAN: Go ahead, Steve."


I met a friend for lunch today. We decided that since the weather was so nice we should definitely go and sit outside somewhere. We eventually decided on Lauriol Plaza, the place with the incredibly good margarita's. Needless to say I'd much rather not be at work right now...

Thursday, June 16, 2005

A friend of mine, here in DC for the summer, called me a week or two ago to tell me that the FBI broke down the door and arrested his roommate. He just found out why.

One More...

Fantastic Four

I'm really excited about the upcoming movie Fantastic Four. It looks like it'll be fun, and besides, I get to stare at Chris Evan's for two hours. He is HOT!


My office mate Kate and I have decided that we are going to protest our low pay and go on silent strike for the rest of the day. Now we aren't going to do anything foolish like picket, instead we are just going to sit at our desk and not do any work.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Moving on

Just found out the ex might be dating someone. I'd be lying to you if I said I did't really care. It's not that I'm jealous or upset that he might have found someone else, it's more the way he told me. He just sort of dropped it into the conversation like he was telling me the weather. I sort of knew it was coming at some point, and that I would have to deal with it...I guess deep down I still harbored the small fantasy that one day we might actually get back together.


I went tanning for the first time yesterday. The guy at the counter recommended 6 minutes, which seemed reasonable to me. Well apparently not. I am definitely burnt today, and it is not at all a pleasurable experience. What was wierd though is that the burn really didn't show up until a few hours later. Oh well, now I know, next time it'll be four minutes. But hey, maybe the burn will turn into a really awesome tan. And BTW, I went to Sun-on-U. The prices are really reasonable and the people are really friendly. If you're looking for a place to go tanning, I'd definitely recommend it.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005


I just booked my ticket to go home to SF for 4th of July weekend. It's for a wedding (that I'm in) so it's not something I could skip. I'm not going to tell you how much it cost me, but I will say that I've learned my lesson not to wait until the last minute when flying over a holiday weekend in the height of the summer travel season. Lesson definitely learned.

On a totally unrelated note. Get it Girl Volume 3: I'm coming out (in honor of pride season), is well on its way to being finished. Hopefully it'll be ready in time for our trip to SF Pride next week.

Monday, June 13, 2005

I'm not the only one

A couple of days ago I wrote about pride season, and how it makes me feel. I'd just like to point out that I'm not the only one. Nick...(sort of) and Tos...

PS. I think every single person in JR's last night had a serious sunburn.

Monday Morning

It's time for our favorite monday morning game. I'll go first:

I remember my first glass of poison. I mean vodka...
I remember Dave, Forty and the rest of the girls
I remember Chuck going home with an unknown gentleman
I remember someone pulling a Nick Watson finger move on me

Last night was a blast. Well really, this entire weekend was great. And aside from the name of the guy I gave my number to, I remember all of it.

Sunday, June 12, 2005

This first is a picture of David Knapp. The DJ who supposedly spun at Cobalt on Friday night. He does not look ANYTHING like the guy that was in the DJ booth.

The second is a picture of Chris Cox, which also doesn't look anything like the person that got up on stage last night. Now I know these are probably publicity photos, which mean they've been doctored, but still...

Pride Day

Yesterday was the Washington DC pride parade. I spent the entire day hanging out with a couple of friends, we wandered around the city, went shopping, had a drink here or there. All in all it was a great time. We finally made our way down to the parade route around 7, the streets were blocked off and tons of people were about. As excited as I am about the whole "pride season" I think I saw maybe 3 floats before turning around to chat with some friends we ran into. I needed to use the restroom so I decided to run into JR's real quick. I really think we should rename JR's the "Bermuda Triangle." You go in, but you never come out. I ran into an aquaintance who I also find extremely hot. So of course I talked to him for a while and by the time I was headed back outside, the parade was over. I guess I just wasn't meant to see it. Oh well, there's always San Francisco in two weeks, and I'm sure that parade will be just a tiny bit bigger.

We did, however, go to Nation last night. We actually had a lot of fun. Now some of you are probably thinking, "umm, Chris. What's with the 'actually'? You always have a good time. Such a good time in fact that you usually end up going to Mass." And you'd be right. Except that last night I was totally sober. No, really, I'm serious. What's even better is that dispite this fact, we all danced up a serious storm. I mean, serious, burn a whole in the dance floor kinda dancing. Chuckalicous I think takes the cake for the evening. All in all , a great time.

PS. Dear Chris Cox,
You can spin a mean record, but if you ever break out your electric guitar and start dancing on stage again, I will be demanding a refund.

PPS. Song of the weekend: Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha (Ralphie's Hot Freak 12" Vox Mix)

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Fashion Crime

When I woke up this morning at eight AM I faced a serious dilemma. I have, what I believe is, a really cute outfit and I really wanted to wear it today/tonight at JR's. The only problem is that the belt is white with brown leather near the buckle, meaning I would wear brown shows, but the only bags I have are black. I probably wandered around my room for a good 20 minutes trying to decide whether or not I was going to commit this fashion crime. Ultimately I decided that I was just gonna have to do it, it's only a 20 minute ride and the walk isn't so bad, maybe no one will notice. Ya right. I think everybody who saw me on my walk to work shook their head at me as I past by. Not one of those angry headshakes, one of disappointment. The kind where they bow their head slightly and shake it side to side, as if they just can't comprehend what I could possibly have been thinking.

It turns out I've endured this shame for nothing, as I've decided to head back home first before going out to JR's. I just hope my friends will be kind enough to talk to me after committing such a heinous crime. Friends: Please forgive me!


So I just found out that the last week of June and the first two weeks of July are going to SUCK for me. One of my co-workers, who is on the NCBA account with me, just told me that her last day will be the 24th of June -one week before the 12 page report is due. Usually we split it in half. But guess what, since she's leaving I get to do the whole fucking thing! This wouldn't be so bad except for the fact that i'm taking 8 vacation days between June 23rd and July 12th (two weddings plus SF Pride). This also wouldn't be so bad if NCBA was the only report I had, instead though I also have three Yahoo! reports that I need to get done by July 20th, oh and Southern Company will be in there somewhere as well.

I guess I'm just gonna have to live at the office those days that I'm in town.

On a side note. I just got a promotion. whoop dee doo

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Update: Ninjas

A couple of days ago I posted about a homeless man whose family had been attacked by Ninjas. Now I have proof. (from Craigslist, thanks Kate)

Afterschool Special

My ex-boyfriend, who I'm still very good friends with, arrived in New York City last night. I have to admit I'm definitely worried about him. You see, he grew up in a small town in Iowa, and while he was in the army for 4 years he's never really lived in a big city. I can just see the afterschool special now, small town boy moves to New York with wide-eyed wonder, ends up [insert appropriate addiction and/or taken advantage of story here].

He supposedly has a job but hasn't found a place to live yet. I asked him about that and he told me "don't worry, I'm sure I'll find something." Riiiiiiiiight. It didn't make me feel any better when, as I talked to him last night he was diving through New Jersey almost in the city, he told me "wow, I feel like I've been driving through "city" for ages and I'm not even in NY yet." I guess I really shouldn't worry. He, of all people, is the kind of person that could do something like drive into New York, with no place to stay and only a semblance of a job and come out of the situation fine. Besides, I told him if he couldn't find anything after a week or two he was welcome to stay with me in DC while he tried to find something. Still though, I can't help but be a bit worried...
I think Friendster is trying to tell me something...


As most of you should know, June is Gay Pride month. There is something about Pride that really puts me in a good mood. Maybe it's seeing so many other gay people wandering around and just having a good time, or all the rainbow flags out on different store fronts, showing their support. I guess it's just a little reassuring to see that there are so many other people who probably went through some of the same stuff I did growing up, and there are many more people who support us. With the rise of the evangelical Christian movement, and the politically convenient blaming of gay people for America's societal problems, we need all the help and support we can get.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005


I would like to sit here and bitch about how its Africa hot outside, but I feel like I used up all of my complaints during the winter. Which I hate even more than the summer. And besides its much more fun to take layers off than add them on :-)

Emotional Rollercoaster

Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten the harness low and tight across your chest keeping your arms and legs inside the car at all times.

Monday, June 06, 2005


I have a wicked headache and it is not at all pleasent. Probably has something to do with the large quantities of vodka I consumed last night.

Sunday, June 05, 2005

To the fans

Last night the girls and I met up at Chuck's place, had a couple of drinks, and went to Cobalt. The music was actually pretty good, but I think the highlight of the night would be when he played "Live You All Over." Chuck and I (and to a lesser extent, Bernie and Nick) could not dance hard enough! And of course we were singing along at the top of our lungs like we were the only people on the dance floor.

The night almost got better when he played "dirtyfilthy" (see below post). But he cut-out mid song which definitely killed my buzz. All in all though, a really great night. Can't wait to do it all again next weekend at Nation.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

One of my favorite club songs of all time.

Dirtyfilthy - Superchumbo feat. Celeda

Dirty Filthy (Original Mix)

Friday, June 03, 2005

News Alert

The New York Times reported that scientists experiementing with fruit flies have been able to change the sexual orientation of a fly, simply by turning a single gene on or off. According to Dr. Michael Weiss, chairman of the department of biochemistry at Case Western Reserve UIniversity, "The results are so clean and compelling, the whole field of the genetic roots of behavior is moved forward tremendously by this work. " The Times highlighted the results as adding to recent evidence over the past decade that sexual orientation may be innately programmed into the brains of men and women. Dr. Weiss added, "Hopefully this will take the discussion about sexual preferences out of the realm of morality and into the realm of science."

I'm sure many religious conservatives will choose to ignore this evidence, just like they ignore the evidence about evolution (ie. Kansas). Hopefully someday people will realize that we didn't just wake up one day and choose to be gay.

Last Night

I need you to be sitting down for today's game of Fill-In-The-Blanks. It might shock and appall you. Are you ready?

I remember going to JR's
I remember having my first drink.
I remember my first drink being my only drink.
I remember staying out over two hours and drinking only water

I know, I know shocking!! Most of you are thinking, "good one chris, but you can't pull the wool over our eyes." Normally you'd be right, but this time I really did only have one drink. Hell really is freezing over, that's why it's so cold outside.

Thursday, June 02, 2005


I was cleaning up some files on my computer when I found this picture. We had just left JR's (obviously) and found a pile of bagles in a planter box. Most normal people would just keep walking. Not us. Not visible in the pic is a shopping cart in which Chuck pushed me all the way down 17th st. Right past the big fishbowl at Annie's and the picture windows at JR's. I only wonder what the people who saw us were thinking


Nick and I were sitting in Dupont Circle yesterday watching the standard cast of characters wander through (and oh what a cast it is!). A homeless man, one of many, was pushing his shopping cart through, and on said shopping cart was I sign asking for money. This is pretty standard. However, what wasn't standard was what the sign said:

Ninjas killed my family
I need money for kung-fu lessions

Not Ninjas!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005


Yesterday I met Chuck on 17th st, we were on our way to cheap Chinese food when we passed JR's. We really had no reason to go in there, but we did anyway. Bernie called Chuck at one point and this was the conversation (paraphrased, and according to Chuck):

Chuck: Hey girl, what's up
Bernie: Nothing much, where are you?
Chuck: Chris and I are at the library of congress
Bernie: Umm, really?
Chuck: Wait hold on a sec...(turns to bartender) can I get a vodka tonic and a madras
Bernie: Riiiiiiiiiight, the library.
Chuck: No really, I was just getting snacks from the vending machine, it's voice activated.


So I didn't get the job. And the stupid boy never called me back. But, what can you do? Keep looking for another job I guess, and there are plenty of guys out there I haven't met yet (shut up, chuck)