Monday, December 11, 2006
PS. If any of you have some tips for Munich, please let me know.
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
The guy in the middle on the other hand...
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Thursday, November 16, 2006
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*
" 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.
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.
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
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 :-(
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:
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?
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:
[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?
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
"Summer is Almost here. Be ready"
Friday, October 20, 2006
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
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
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
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
Snack - This is Not Rock & Roll (Robbie Rivera Afterhours Mix)
Thursday, October 05, 2006
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
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....
Monday, September 25, 2006
Saturday, September 23, 2006
Wednesday, September 20, 2006
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...
Saturday, September 16, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
2. Mayhaps this week has driven me to drink. More than I usually would. No. Seriously, this week has kicked my face in. There isn't one thing that has made this week bad, just a lot of little things.
3. I'm going home to San Francisco tomorrow to help celebrate my mom's 60h birthday. For her b-day she wants to take my sister and I to a spa for a day. Go right on ahead...
4. And last but not least.....................
TOM STEPHAN WILL BE SPINNING IN DC ON OCTOBER 20 @ Club Five!!!!!!!!
Long time readers of this blog will know that I seriously heart Tom Stephan (aka Superchumbo).
The only problem with this is that the bf may want me to come to a wedding with him that weekend. Normally there wouldn't be a question, of course I'd go. Except that I may or may not be invited, depending on how many people RSVP. I'm not sure how I feel about that...
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I'm now officially a quarter of a century old. Or used to like to say to other people, closer to 30 than 20.
Thanks to all who made it to the surprise party for me on Saturday. While The Mean Girls + the bf did a good job of hiding it from me, I still had it figured out pretty well by Saturday evening. Oh well, definitely still had a blast!
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Let's see, what else..... Oh, our TIVO came today!!!!! How excited am I? I didn't realize that you could order TIVO on the website and if you sign a year contract they give you the box for free including free shipping. Ok, it's not totally free, you end up paying a couple more dollars a month but who cares.
Downloaded some fun new music today...
1. Jay Allegro & Kevin Brown - Rip Rhythm (Eddie Amador Remix)
2. My Friend Sam - It's My Pleasure feat Viola Wils (Paul Rincon Mix)
3. Joe T Vanelli - Get It On (Summer Love) feat Rochelle Fleming (Tom Noovy's Remix)
The last one is my favorite of the three...
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Friday, August 25, 2006
1. Supermodel DJ's - @Work
2. DJ Vibe & Tha Zouk - Solid Textures (Main Mix)
3. Superchumbo - Dirtyfilthy
4. Andrea Martin - Share the Love (Hani Hyper Kickass Mix)
5. The Collaboration - Do It Properly (Victor & Peter's NY Club Anthem)
Five Favorite Non-House/Dance Songs
1. Kylie Minogue - Spinnin' Around (my theme song)
2. TLC - Silly Ho
3. No Doubt - Sunday Morning
4. Digital Underground - Humpty Dance (bonus points if you know the lyrics)
5. Tori Amos - Mother
Five Most Hated Songs (that I can think of at the moment. Also keep in mind that I probably only know titles and not artists, and I don't care to look them up).
1. Miss New Booty
2. That song Nelly did with Kelly Rowland that was so popular. HATED IT!
3. Any of the songs with Ashanti and Ja Rule
4. Hips Don't Lie - Shakira
5. That song by DMX that was popular a number of years ago.
Five Favorite Albums
1. Tom Stephan - Essential Mix from Radio 1 (not technically an album, but I don't care)
2. Oscar G - Live@Space (such a good album, and seriously underrated)
3. Tori Amos - Boys For Pele
4. Coldplay - Parachutes
5. Guster - Lost and Gone Forever
Five Favorite DJ's (that I've heard spin live)
1. Tom Stephan
2. David Knapp
4. Manny Lehman
5. Blaine Soileau
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
So she heads to Cobalt.
Where mayhaps she ran into a person that she went on a (second) date with on Thursday night.
And mayhaps she decided to leave said gentleman alone with his friends and head upstairs to "do a lap. You know, as you do..."
And mayhaps she found herself in a pleasant conversation with another gentleman.
Mayhaps said gentleman was a 21 year-old GW junior.
Possibly they took their pleasant conversation to a quieter corner. Namely the Cobalt bathroom (One of the upstairs stalls too!! Not the single use "hump, bump and dump" room downstairs).
Where mayhaps Gretchen decided she wanted a little taste of chicken (aka the 21 year-old GW junior).
Now why couldn't Gretchen and "the chicken" move their intimate conversation downstairs to the single use ladies room, were most people would have the decency to move this type of conversation? Oh right, her date from Thursday night was downstairs.
P.S. The following conversation ensued between myself and Gretchen the next day:
Chris: So, was he cute? Did you go home with him?
Gretchen: Ya he was cute, but no I didn't go home with him.
Chris: Well you seemed to get along just fine in the Cobalt bathroom, why didn't you go home with him?
Gretchen: I didn't want to bring him back to my place 'cause they never leave when you want them to. And I certainly wasn't going back to his place in Foggy Bottom, that's in zone 2. And I'm not paying for a two zone cab ride back home.
Friday, August 18, 2006
2. I decided to stop giving creditors the button and instead answered their phone calls while at JR's. By answered I mean held the phone up for them to hear the backgroung noise and waited to see how long before they hungup.
3. I am SOOOOOOOOO bored at work today. Someone please come save me.
4. I was planning on going to Remingtons with the BF and the crew tonight, but instead I think I'd like to stay in with a pint of ben & jerry's, a bottle of pino and a good movie.
5. My mom and sister might be coming out to visit soon. That would be exciting. Unless they try and stay for like a week. Then it would be less exciting.
Receptionist: Hi [tech guy], I have a question for you.
Tech Guy: Sure
Receptionist: Is the internet the same in Africa as it is here?
Tech Guy: Ummm, ya. Pretty sure it is........why?
Receptionist: Well, I think this aquaintance of mine in Africa is trying to pull a fast one on me. He is telling me that he can't access his bank records and asking me to do it for him or something like that. I keep trying to tell him that the internet isn't different.
Tech Guy: Ummm, [Receptionist] I think it's probably a scam.
Recptionist: (In a totally serious voice) Really, you think?
Thursday, August 17, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
From The Edge's website:
By either mail, online, calling 0800 BOYSCOUT (0800 269726) or catching our head 'Boy Scout' - CHANG in your town to audition in person. (Location details coming today)
Should you be selected, you will then go through an intense week of Band Camp training that will include choreography, singing lessons, styling and media training to prepare the Top 10 for the head-to-head competition week.
You will then record your debut song with one the industries most esteemed music producers, create a music video, and perform a live opening performance on October 18 at the music industry’s night-of-nights, the New Zealand Music Awards.
Listen to The Edge for all the latest, how you can be part of BOYBAND and how you will decide everything that will make BOYBAND create New Zealand music history!"
Oh, and I learned my lesson after the last trip. No more of this nonstop-from-the-east-coast-14 hour bullshit. I flew from JFK last time and it was just too long of a trip in coach, especially a daylight flight. This time I'm flying to SF first and then over. It breaks up the trip nicely plus I can upgrade the domestic portions
Monday, August 14, 2006
Saturday: The bf and I finished the paint job we started last weekend. At first I was unhappy with our accent color but it is now growing on me. Finally we can move forward with some of our other furniture purchases. Oh, and we finally got a couch. Of course the effing thing is on backorder but we hope to have it sometime shortly after September 1.
Saturday Night: Hung out at Twin Sister's place then went to the GL for drinks. Grace Jones and I ended up staying at the GL until like 230.
Sunday: I woke up still really loaded from the night before. I didn't think I had drank that much, meh, oh well. Grace, the bf, Taylor Jean and I went to a midday cookout at one of the bf's friends places. It was the perfect day for it too. While I was busy trying to sober up from the night before, the BF was busy trying to take my drunk crown away from me. By the end of JR's at 830, the bf had definitely accomplished his task.
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
1. Though I was only sick for two weeks, I feel like I've been out of commission for months. It really is a wierd feeling. The sickness also causeed me to lose over 10 pounds. And I definitely didn't have 10 pounds to spare. Oh well, time to get back to the gym.
2. I am doing good with the not smoking thing. Occasionally I have a really big urge to fall off the wagon, but I've been pretty good (exception, JR's on a thursday night).
3. This summer has not been as fun as summers past. Not really sure why. Maybe it's because I'm so much busier than last year. Or have more responsibility. Or both. Who knows. What I do know is that momma needs a vaca. For like a week.
4. My 25th birthday is less than a month away (September 5th to be exact). I haven't a clue what I'm going to do for it. But unlike some people who approach their 25th with trepidation, I have none of these feelings. To me, it's just another year. With cheaper car insurance and rental car rates.
5. The new Beatport 3.0 beta is awesome. I already felt that Beatport was the best portal to buy music (not the stuff you'd find on iTunes though), but it's gotten even better. The site really does a great job of making browsing easy SO EASY! Plus Beatport has such a huge collection of music from house, to progressive, to hip-hop, d&b, minimal, trance, chill out, breaks, etc... (I promise I don't work for the site. I just REALLY like how easy it makes shopping for music).
6. I got my haircut today with someone other than my normal stylist. My normal stylist used to work at VSL salon but has since moved on. He left when I was so I wasn't able to find out where he was going. If you know where Bill from VSL went, please tell me. I will be your best friend! Anyway, so I went to someone new today. I told her that I had let me hair grow too long and I wanted it short. I guess in her mind short=military buzz cut. Cause that's what I have. Now before any of you snarky bitches say "well why didn't you stop her." I didn't have a chance. She took out the old buzzer and in one fell swoop, gone was my hair. And I was stuck with the length she had chosen for me. Oh well, lesson learned.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Thursday, August 03, 2006
PS. Have I mentioned that I'm a big fan of the Subliminal label? They def put out some hot tracks.
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
I am also no longer perched precariously on my death bed. I still have a cough which is bothering me, but at I don't have a the fevers or the chills or the aches and pains. I've also lost over 10 pounds in the last two weeks so I look kinda sickly. My clothes hang off me in a way they haven't in a long time. Will definitely need to be hitting the gym and gaining some weight in the next few weeks.
PS. It has been many days now since my last cigarette. For some reason today has been the worst in terms of cravings. But I have a solution. Everytime I want a cigarette I eat ice cream instead. It's worked so far today. This may also solve my weight loss problem.
Thursday, July 27, 2006
PS. It has been over nine days since I've had a cigarette. Go me!!
Monday, July 24, 2006
But anyway, all of this is beside the point. I've realized two things this past week 1) I'm not as young as I used to be and 2) I've got the most amazing bf ever. I knew, even before I was sick, that I had the most amazing bf but this past week just drove it home for me. He has been an amazing trooper: running to the store, cooking dinner, taking care of me, etc while I wake him up in the middle of the night with my coughing fits and leave half empty cups of water all over the place. I'm sure he's just as fed up with this illness as I am but he hasn't said a word of complaint (ok, maybe one or two). I can't tell him enough how much I appreciate everything he has done for me this past week and I hope he knows that I haven't taken any of it for granted...
Thursday, July 20, 2006
-Gee Chris, the sorry state of your lungs at the moment and your inability to walk to the kitchen, let alone the corner 7-11 to by a pack of cigarettes, really gives a great opportunity to quit smoking.
-That's a good point! I mean the fever, chills, sore joints, fatigue, general feeling of being in the 5th level of hell isn't enough. Let's kick it up a notch or two and go for level 7, we might as well add all the symptoms of nicotene withdrawal.
Well anyways, a day and a half later and so far so good. However, I'd really like to either a) sleep for the next 48 hours until this withdrawal goes away or b) slit my wrists.
PS. Obvi I'm to be avoided for the next day or two as I'll be liable to say nasty things to you that I'll regret later.
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
In the mean time, the Readers Digest version of the Weekend Recap.
The weekend was great, The Mean Girls plus Hurricane Josefina were reunited for the first time in ages! It was so nice to be back together again, if only for a weekend.
The Nation closing party was predictebly nuts. Now, we can debate the merits of the place for hours on end (drug invested hole vs. fun place to dance) but we can't debate the fact that Nation was the first gay club I ever went to 5 years ago or that, for good or ill, I spent many a night in those early formative years dancing the night away. I like to think of Nation's closing as the end of one chapter and the beginning of another in the life of Chris.
That's pretty much it. Went to JRs on sunday night got wasted. Came home. OOoh, we di go see Pirates II on Saturday out at Tyson's. Def not as good as the first one, but not bad either. Probably didn't help that we were seated in row 3.
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Four things About me:
Four jobs I've had in my life:
1. Camp counselor
2. Government employee
3. Bank teller
4. Media analyst
Four movies I have watched over and over:
1. Playing by Heart (I highly recommend watching this movie. It is SO good!)
2. Hunt for Red October
4. The Mean Girls
Four place I have lived:
1. San Francisco/Berkeley
2. Washington DC.
3. Freiburg, Germany
Four TV shows I love to watch:
1. Project Runway (more on that later)
3. Star Trek TNG reruns (shut up bitches!)
Four Places I have been on vacation (speaking of, Momma needs a serious vaca!):
3. All over western Europe (and Budapest)
4. Santo Domingo
Four of my favorite foods:
1. Large #3 with a power aid
4. Turkey and mashed potatoes
Four places I would rather be right now:
1. In bed
2. Sun, beach, frost drink
3. Europe (at the moment I'm itching to head to Munich. Maybe in the fall...)
4. Holding the winning powerball ticket
Friday, July 07, 2006
I don't really have much in the way of news. Will hopefully have a more fun update for you very soon.
Friday, June 30, 2006
Thursday, June 29, 2006
[Lemon] "Nooooooooooo. I was SO close." :-(
2. This weekend is the bf's birthday. Since he's given me no hints about what to get him, I think I'll just donate $50 to HRC in his name...that'll learn him!
3. I went to the gym for the first time in two weeks yesterday. I don't know why I figured I could just start where I left off. It didn't feel so bad at the time, but man, I am wicked sore.
4. Momma needs a vaca. Preferably to some place with sand and a tiki bar. And whose name begins with T and ends in ahiti. Can someone work that out for me? Thanks.
5. The fire alarm went of at work today around 350. Unlike in college, they actually make you leave the building. So I did. And just didn't come back. Ooops.
Monday, June 26, 2006
Homo #1: Hey, we should check out that apartment building, maybe they have something available.
Homo #2: Oooooh ya, that building is real nice.
Homo #1: Whore
Homo #2: Whatevs bitch. Between you, me and Mark, we've probably been inside half the apartment buildings in the city.
Convo Number Two:
Twin Sister: Don't get it in your eye, it burns so bad you'll think you have conjunctivitis.
Taylor Jean [Walking into room]: Ooh what are we talking about? Semen?
Thursday, June 22, 2006
Grace Jones and his friend Jamie singing "How Many Licks" by Lil' Kim on the karaoke machine at DIK Bar. With the look on people's faces, you would've though Grace had dropped her pants and taken a shit in the middle of the floor. Priceless.
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
"Guillen said that in his native Venezuela, that word [fag] is not a reference to a person's sexuality, but to his courage. He said he was saying that [journalist Jay] Mariotti is "not man enough to meet me and talk about [things before writing].''
Guillen also told Couch that he has gay friends, attends WNBA games, went to a Madonna concert and plans to go to the Gay Games in Chicago." Read the complete story at ESPN.com.
That's like saying, "I don't hate straight people. I drink beer's once in a while and can fix a flat tire and one time in the car I turned up Bon Jovi really loud and sang along."
Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Side note: Yesterday was my first Zipcar experience and I have to say I really like it. It was so easy to walk down the street, hop in, and jet off to the grocery store. No more dealing with the Soviet or overpriced Secret Safeways. No more hiking up the hill with five bags of groceries, wishing for just a fleeting instant that maybe you had one of those awful grannie carts. Oh and the cars are nice too.
Friday, June 16, 2006
1) I have a HUGE craving for Wings Over Washington right now. Now, if you've never had Wings Over Washington before I urge you to try it. They are BOMB! I especially urge you to try it if you are any where near the Howard/Catholic University area because it takes some mighty fine sweet talking and an order of $20 or more to get them to deliver all the way to Dupont/Adams Morgan.
2) The bf and I are off to Ikea this evening to hopefully start furnishing our place. Now look, I love Ikea...but really with the names? "Onska?" "Hedsvik?" "Morskopp?" Why not, "table," "bookshelf," "lamp."
3) I signed up for ZipCar today. Am way excited about it. There is only one thing Virginia is good for and that is cheap groceries. Costco here I come.
4) This guy and are planning a trip to Sydney for Mardi Gras in March, with a neat little stop over in Auckland on the way back. Oh and the ticket is free. That's right, remember when all you bitches laughed at me for flying to Alaska? "You're going just for the miles? That's stupid" you said. Not so much anymore, now is it? (Note: #4 does not apply to Kiat or this guy as they never laughed at me. And Kiat will be laughing at me when I tell him I'm probably going in coach).
5) Work blows.
Tuesday, June 13, 2006
I know this song has been out for a while now, and I've owned it for a while now, but I really haven't given it the love it deserves. This song really is hot, and everytime I listen to it or hear it out at the club I like it just a little bit more. Plus it's from the ever awesome Twisted label. Check it out on BeatPort.
Friday, June 09, 2006
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
I HATE, that stupid Ms. New Bootie song. The only lyrics I know are "bootie bootie bootie bootie rockin' everywhere..." and they are stuck in my head contantly. Make it stop!
Monday, June 05, 2006
Friday, June 02, 2006
I really don't like the new metro voice. The first time I heard it was last night (tells you how much I ride metro). It just rubs me the wrong way.
I hate tourists. I hate everything that has to do with them. Tour buses, tour groups, matching t-shirts, bottles of white zin (I'm sure this is what they order when at the Hard Rock cafe or ESPN Zone), those stupid trucks that try and hawk 3 t-shirts for $10, and especially, I hate them on the metro. Ok, even though I don't ride metro anymore, I'm hating the tourists on it for you poor souls that do. Especially with their baby strollers and refusal to walk left/stand right, or block to entrance gates so you can't get through.
Today, according to the sign in the elevator, is National Leave Early from Work Day. I fully support this.
I'm a little confused as to they the Department of Homeland Security decided to cut security funding for New York and DC while increasing it for place like Sacramento, Kansas City and St. Louis. Oh and according to the Post, DHS has decided that there are "zero national monuments or icons" in New York City.
Tonight will be the first night spent at my new apartment. The bf and I are doing most of the moving tomorrow, but we're going to move a few necessities in tonight. If anybody wants to help out tomorrow, I'd be your best friend!!
Today is National Leave Early from Work Day. I fully support this.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Friday, May 26, 2006
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
Maybe I'll go on strike and institute my own casual friday. Fire me bitches. See if I care...
Monday, May 22, 2006
2. Bernie (aka Grace Jones) apparently left his cell phone in a cab last night.
3. I have met the bf's parents, who are both awesome. Sample convo:
The bf's mom: I can't wait for you two to adopt kids.
The bf: Mom, we need to adopt a couch first.
4. I'm craving a double quarter pounder.
That is all.
Friday, May 19, 2006
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Side note: I was, remakably, booze free this weekend.
Second side note: Driving back from the metro station with my mom and the bf, we were on the freeway when two motorcycles sped past us at about 85 miles an hour. One of them was doing a wheelie and fell off of his bike and slid across three lanes of traffic. Barely being missed by other cars. Luckily he didn't get hit, and managed to stand up (but then fall back down), so he wasn't dead. Still though, it kinda shook me up for the rest of the day with lots of thoughts of our own mortality...
Anyway sorry for the Debbie Downer moment!
Friday, May 12, 2006
Thursday, May 11, 2006
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Apparently this song tore up the Winter Music Conference in Miami this year. I can see why. It is HOT. Sample lyrics include:
Move it, Pump it, Shake it all around
With your low cut jeans and the g-string showin'
You know I wanna hit it, you know I'm gonna get it
So get closer and let's get down
Throw your legs over the bed
Work me out, turn me out, inside and out
You know the way I like the things that you do
Slap, crack, back and yo....
You can find it on Beatport.
Monday, May 08, 2006
PS. Someone forgot to lock the doors on the mental hospital yesterday because those bitches were out in force in Dupont Circle. It was a serious cast of characters which may or may not have included:
Santa Claus: He obvi got the APB on the free food they were handing out and hustled over on his bicycle with cart in tow. Miscellaneous contents said cart included a plastic deck chair and plywood.
Grandpa Simmons: Even though he had a HUGE pile of food on his plate he wasn't happy. Most likely upset at the lack of pork ribs.
The Preacher: There she was, strollin' through the circle in her fierce sun dress (obvi with a little slip showing), bright yellow purse and a weave that hasn't been changed since 1974. She eventually left in a huff after two gay guys started laughing at her. No bitches, Chocolatte and I were not the two that caused her to leave.
And finally we have....
Nibbles: I'm not really sure what this man's deal was. He showed up to the circle with not one, but two cowbow hats on. One was metallic, shimmery rainbow color. He also showed up with an aluminum pan (like the kind at a catering event), which he proceeded to fill up with food. During all of this he asked about 1000 times if anybody had any nibbles.
Oh and I almost forgot...
Mary sue: At first glance we thought she was one of the volunteers serving food. But on closer inspection we realized she was obvi missing a chromosome or two. After staring at the food for a good 10 mins she finally took a plate and sauntered off. I think she may have been on quailudes.
Friday, May 05, 2006
*fingers crossed* i hope it's the hookers i hope it's the hookers...
This little trip, however, reminded me how much I. HATE. THE. SUBURBS! Especially the Virginia suburbs. Look, Maryland suburbs are bad too, just not quite as bad. The suburbs are just a trashy mix of fat old people, yuppie straight couples with kids, and a whole lot of SUV's. There aren't even sidewalks in the suburbs. Even if I wanted to walk somewhere, I wouldn't be able to without being hit by a ten-ton Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by an oxycontin addicted soccer mom gabbing away on her cell phone. Anyway, luckily we were only there for about an hour and manged to escape the evil clutches of satan. It was close though.
Side note: The Olive Garden sits in the same parking lot as a Giant that I used to shop at when I lived near by. For split second as we got out of the car I had a mini-panic attack. All I could remember about this Giant was shopping there while the sniper was on the loose. Getting out of my car and ducking as I zigzagged my way across the parking lot into the door. Many of you probably reading this probably weren't in DC (especially the suburbs) during the sniper incident. Well let me tell you, my roommate and I were terrified. We were so nervous going to the grocery stores or pumping gas. And we defintiely weren't the only ones. Not to mention, whenever a white van drove by my heart would go racing. Anytime we'd see police cars and helicopters racing up and down the street knowing that someone else got shot. It was at this time that we'd make out move, running to the store or buying gas. 'Cause if he just shot someone 20 mins away we knew we were safe for a bit. Living like that for a month or however long it was, defintiely not fun. Anyway, sorry for the wild tangent. Whenever I go back to that area it reminds me of that whole mess and how scary it all was.