Saturday, December 16, 2006

Life in Beta

Blogger (the people who bring you this great blog) keep trying to get me to switch to Blogger Beta. Now, as a rule, I am always suspicious when things are "new and improved." Those who lived through the 80's and early 90's will remember such beta products as New Coke and Crystal Pepsi.
Hotmail tired a beta format that sucked so much I went back to the old format. I'm a little nervous about chaning my Deep Blog over to the new format on Blogger, I have fears it may wreck my design. Hmmm... so if you check back in and see things out of whack, that may be why. I hope this doesn't become the New Coke of blogdom.
At any rate my vacation thus far has brought me peace and contentment. I have just been able to hang about doing whatever I want. And goddamn does it feel good!! This week, when I wasn't sleeping in, I did all my holiday cards and mailed them out yesterday. Tuesday I entertained my mom and went to the Phillips Collection nearby in Dupont. We had Ethiopian food for lunch - always an experience. And later that night I had a wonderful wonderful "Festivus Fondue" at the Melting Pot with many of my close friends and Sean.
I saw "Apocalytpo" on Wednesday. Given Mel Gibson's insanity as of late I was a little apprehensive about seeing it, but I have to say I reccomend it. Who doesn't like graphic depiction of Mayan sacrifice?
Thursday Sean was off so I met him in Chinatown and we went to the Spy Museum together, which I highly enjoyed. It was a great day to spend with him, I really find myself liking him a lot.
So, today besides being lazy I managed to book my flight to Halifax, Nova Scotia, for next week.

I will be gone between Christmas and New Years in our fabulous and gay-friendly sister to the north, Canada! Tell you more "aboot" it later, eh?

Sunday, December 10, 2006

December Updates

Wow, I've been even more absent than usual on here. I'm out of excuses...I've just been busy, and when I'm not busy I am too tried to update. So, I will try my best and get my adoring audience up to speed.

My work life has been hectic - the NRCA awards dinner at the Grand Hyatt last Wednesday night, and the preperation leading up to that, among other work projects. I am taking two of my three weeks vacation now (they won't carry over into the new year) and plus the week the office is closed for the holidays means THREE, read em, 3 back-to-back weeks of vacation!!!
I will thouroughly enjoy not dealing with any work drama. Now my only dilemma is what to do and/or where to go. Still working on that, as I hadn't really planned this out ahead of time.

Elsewhere in my life is the usual litany of bars and clubs, which I will spare you since it starts to sound redudant after awhile. But I will mention that this Friday I went with friends to a Martha's Table fundraiser (they help feed the homeless of DC) at the Mt. Pleasant Street neighborhood bar, Tonic. I rarely venture into the Mt. Pleasant neighborhood, even though it's right around the corner from Adams Morgan. After that I went to a former co-worker's going away party, before she leaves for Romania, at a place in Arlington called Gua-Rapo. It was a nice place, met a lot of Eastern Europeans. Took the metro back into the city and finished out with drinks at the bar of Le Pigalle. The bartenders there are starting to know my drink (which, if you'd like to know, is a blueberry Stoli and soda).

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Things to be Thankful For

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know I did - I got off a half day from Wednesday to yesterday, so it was a much needed vacation. I went out dancing with Fernando on Tuesday night - ran into a guy I was/am sort of seeing. I feel mean because he seems into me, but I'm starting to loose interest in him. We were at Retro Night at Cobalt and he wanted to go home with me, but I was too drunk and had to work the next day. Sigh, I'm always so bad at handling these things.

Thursday I went to visit my family for the day, though I got a bit of the guilt trip for "dining and dashing" ie, I had to leave after dinner to make it to a friend's party on time which was the perfect excuse to get away. I don't know why I continue to let my family give me guilt trips over these sorts of things. I can count the number of times they visit me on one hand (keep in mind they live a whopping 30 miles away). Yet I'm always expected to go out of my way to visit them. I really don't feel guilty, of course, but I have to listen to the comments when I visit. Sometimes I wish I lived in California.

Anyway, I met Sean, a recent interest, and we went to Margo and Fred's. I always seem to miss the food on TG, and it seems to be a tradition-in-the-making for me to bring a new boy over (last year it was The Village Drunk AKA Mussolini AKA Phil). The wine tasting was interesting (my vote goes for the blueberry wine). I went home with tons of leftovers from both dinners. Witnessed a hit-n-run on 19th st (which was funny because we were discussing the infamous one that happened in August of '05).

Friday night Fernando and his roomate Kevin picked me up and we went to one of his friend's condos in Columbia Heights. We got drunk before we even went out - I should know that when Fernando is involved there's always a hangover. So we get to Halo and I'm alrady lit, and you know how Halo is. I met some guy from the gay men's swim team. Don't remember his name. I had all these grand ideas for the evening, but instead I stumbled home at midnight with the world spinning around me.

Saturday I enjoyed the beautiful weather as much as possible. I met Sean again and we went to dinner at The Duplex Diner in my neighborhood at 18th and U st. Now, the Duplex is an interesting place, part gay bar part kitschy restaurant. Sadly, the service is very gay too - in other words always late and filled with attitude. I really WANT to like the place, but the attitude factor keeps me from going back. At any rate, Sean and I had a great evening together, even if his chef job keeps him working odd hours (go figure- I never thought I'd be a 9-5er).

Sunday I met Fernando (you can already guess how this will end) for brunch at 1409 Playbill. Bloody Mary's were involved. My whole afternoon was shot. I remember accidentally insulting a friend from college we ran into at Kramer's, sitting in the Circle, passing out on my couch, and having a headache from hell. And they say Bloody Marys are a cure for hangovers! I guess in moderation.

As a completely unrelated topic, check out the new Macy's on 13th and G st. They have the coolest holiday window displays. It's times like that I could almost get into the holiday season.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Casino Adam

Zaytinya I've been hearing around, and in local magazines, that Zaytinya is the new hot spot. It's in Gallery Place next to the MLK library on F st NW. I went there on a date this Wednesday past, and as I expected, it was busy. Overall, I was prepared for another over-priced too-hip restaurant, but I have to say I was completly impressed with the menu (Turkish / Mediterranean) and the live music and belly-dancing.

Oh, and the guy :) So his name is Sean, he's very nice, a chef who lives in Maryland... I like him. The first date went very well, in fact I saw him again last night. We went to see Casino Royale, the new Bond movie.

James Blonde Ok, let me ctach my breath on that one. This new Daniel Craig guy is SMOKING hot. And unlike past Bonds, he seems a little grittier, a little dirtier, which I like! And those peircing blue eyes. Sigh...

Food and Booze I'm starting to notice a pattern in my blog... there's usually lots of alcohol involved. And this weekend, my dear readers, was no exception. I went out straight after work to celebrate the end of a particularly rough week. And Saturday was a sort of pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving dinner party. Which in a party full of gay men means no one shows up on time, and there's more vodka than edible food. Of course I was impressed with all the dishes (thanks Margo for the great Apple pie - Fernando hid it from the other people for ourselves LOL). And this week will find me indulging in more turkey and cocktails, no doubt!

And for those interested: my Cranberry-Orange Grand Marnier Sauce

2 bags fresh cranberries, roughly 24 oz?
Squeezed juice of 2 navel oranges
1 to 1.5 cups sugar to taste
-Mix together in a large pot, over high heat until the berries start to burst. By about 6-10 mins, the berries should be completely broken down and the sauce should be thickening. Let the sauce cool, and add 4 tbs Grand Marnier. Chill.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

An Open Letter to...

Ok, sometimes I get nostalgic for the past and things that could-have-been. Not sure why I remember Justin - considering it was years ago. A friend of mine was visiting from London and during that time I'd met this guy, even though I was still living with "Hitler." I was at Annie's having lunch one day this week and, as sometimes, happens, I remembered sitting in that same booth three years ago...

It was three years ago. I remember really liking you; your name was Justin and you had gone to Pepperdine University.
Your first month or so here in DC you also got mugged! I felt so bad.

I was involved with a psychopath at the time, but I wanted to get rid of him. It was a classic case of "if I can't have you, no one will." ie, he set out to sabotage any future dates I had, and I recall one drunken night he really embarassed me at Annies, where you were sitting with a friend having dinner. After that I was so ashamed I didn't try meeting up with you.

On the bright side, Mr. Psychopath is out of my life (with everything short of a restraining order). I've learned to be a little more drama free. :)

Out of the blue the other day -at Annie's actually- I remembered you. Wondered if you were still in DC, if you like it or hate it, in general I hope you are doing well. Funny the men we remember, and the missed chances we regret!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Mer de Noms

Now that the year is drawing towards a close, I feel I should reflect on things that have happened over the course of a crazy year. And one of my favorite commentors mentioned that I hadn't written anything political - and for a reason! I feel there's so much in the daily paper about it all, I can't add anything. Plus, I live in the District of Columbia which means I have no representation in Congress anyway, so I had no important candidates like my friends in Virginia or Maryland. Well, Mayor of the city I suppose, but we all know Fenty is going to win. Add to this the fact I am neither Republican or Democrat. No, I am not one of those mushy middle-of-the-road people. I am very much on the Left... so much so that I find myself frequently furious at the Democrats for their weak nature. I've even lost faith in Howard Dean... ok I said I would avoid politics and there I go!

So anyway, on to more pleasant topics, men. Maybe it was a conversation I had in a bar not too long ago, when I had trouble remembering all the guys I have been involved with this year. I don't know if that's funny or sad. At any rate, here they are in the order I remember them roughly, from January to present.

Phil- like a big drunken teddy bear.
Bryan - the guy from New York.
Stephen - the Catholic I dated for 4 summer months
Andy - wish I had followed up with him.
Mark - another one I wish I'd followed up with.
John S. -yet another one I never followed up with afterwards.
Brad - cute boy from Maine, by too young I think.
Michael - a reporter who wanted to get my story.
Tom- sigh, Tom the Fire Captain I met at Chloe.
Mike S. - a guy I met last year who's still being persistant.
Will- the current boy, a dancer.

I know there are names and nights I am forgetting here, but not too shabby I guess!

Friday, November 03, 2006


November brings the annual NaNoWriMo, that is, the National Novel Writing Month. Now, I'M not planning on writing a novel this month, though I certainly have the material to write a few, but in 30 days, it seems almost an impossible task- though best of luck to anyone trying!!

Halloween season is over, and Tuesday night I had fun with Fernando, and this new boy I've met, Will, at Cobalt (still more Halloween >pics to be seen here). And WTF with the weather? Tuesday it was hot, and suddenly it became very cold again.

Last night I went to >Hank's Oyster Bar, on 17th & Q st, with a Margo, Fred, Mard, & Crystal. It's been open for a year, I suppose, but I've never gone in there. Now, growing up by the beach most of my life, I KNOW seafood. So I has actually pretty suprised at how good it was, especially since most inland seafood restaurants tend to dissapoint me. I reccomend it as a much-needed upscale restaurant on the 17th Street strip, which sadly offers mostly bar food, or cheap Italian (DIK I'm looking at you!). There IS >Le Pigalle (despite the bad review the Post gave it) and >Sushi Taro at least.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Well, this morning after getting my extra hour of sleep thanks to Daylight Savings Time, I've been obsessed with YouTube... it's great! I've been fidning all the Halloween specials from when I was a kid. You can find pretty much anything there, it seems.

Last night I went to a friend-of-a-friend's Halloween party in Georgetown with Margo (as a Mod Girl), Fred (as the Grim Reaper), Crystal, and Marc (as a Banana). Here are the pictures from last night I took. There was a ice luge for shots, the cops getting called, some drunk girl puking on my shoe... yep, just like high school all over again!

I almost forgot, there was another costume party (the pics can be seen here) last Saturday, that I went to with Fernando and Charlotte. I'm telling you, this year is the most drawn-out Halloween ever, which is good because it ranks I think as one of my favorite holidays. It's all about just having fun. I guess I left out a whole week since my last post. Let's see.. last Tuesday was the annual High Heel race on 17th St. I met Fernando at Halo and was pretty lit before the race even began. I went to 80's night at Cobalt and danced until way way late. I'd forgotten how good Annie's cheeseburgers can be at 2 AM. And bonus - I met a boy who I am actually meeting up with for a date tonight! We'll see how that goes...

Friday, October 20, 2006

Tales from the Soviet Safeway

Well, another Friday rears it's ugly head. I always seem to go out on Thursday nights. Last night I pretty much drank a bottle and a half of wine. Last night it felt great, this morning... ouch.

So I went to a play last night with Fernando and Charlotte at 1409 Playbill. The front is a gay bar, very low-key and has that sort of neighborhood bar feel about it, it reminds me in some ways of the bars in the Village, in New York. In the back is a small playhouse, featuring performances by local theater groups. I actually do reccomend going there to see a show, if only for the intmate atmosphere and supporting the local arts.

Over the weekend I went on a wine trip with Margo, Fred, etc... it was as fun as last year, saw some new vineyards! I will have my picture of that posted soon!! And Halloween is just around the corner!

As a side note, I forgot to mention last week that on my way home from the so-called "Soviet Safeway" on 17th, I kept making eye contact with a guy who was also carrying his groceries home from Safeway. So it turns out he left a "Missed Connection" for me on Craigslist. It was very sweet, and the guy seemed very sweet too. Also turns out he lives in the high-rise across from me: he can literally see into my living room. Oh, and the minor detail he has a serious partner he lives with. And they aren't in an open relationship. And he wants to come over. Yeah... So dear readers what does Adam do? Do I let him over? Shut the blinds so his boyfriend can't watch? LOL

Friday, October 13, 2006

Friday 13th!!

Happy Friday 13th!!Ok, Ok, I have to laugh at my last post. Brian made me realize I was trying to pass off squash as interesting, and in effect I was ripping my dear readers off. Ok, back to the usual!
First off I just finished reading a great novel "Cloud Atlas" by David Mitchell. Highly reccomended. And now that we are in the Halloween season I am trying to get in the mood by re-reading Braham Stoker's "Dracula" which I haven't read since high school.

Which brings me to my current dilema: WHAT am I going to be for Halloween???
Advice? Tips?

Adam Confidential
I had a great 3-day weekend. Sunday night I went to Halo and Chloe -it's fun having a gay danceclub a block away from your apartment - as I learned when I took a very handsome Fire Captain home with me that night. Sigh, those Maryland fire-fighters. Of course, I am no kiss-and-tell so all details shall remain my secrets. Oh who am I kidding? That's what blogs are FOR. Damnit, "T" as we shall call him, was absulotely amazing, just what I needed to unwind after a stressful past few weeks. I am hoping for a repeat performance.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


What's new? I'm glad October is here... plotting wine trips to the mountains, had a great bbq at Margo's house last night, some interesting guys in my life. And something about this time of year makes me want to cook, so tonight I am making use of the squashes that seem be all over the grocery stores, and am making...

Butternut Sqush Curry
(This is actually a fusion of one of my tried and true chicken curry recipes, but I am substituing with butternut squash, which pairs very well with the flavors).

2 teasp ground red pepper
2 teasp curry powder
2 teasp chili powder
1 teasp salt
1 teasp ground coriander seeds
1 teasp ground ginger
1 teasp ground cumin
1 teasp ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup chopped onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 butternut squash, peeled & cut into 1 inch cubes
1 (8 oz) carton plain fat-free yogurt
1 (6-oz) can tomato paste
4 cups water
4 1/2 cups hot cooked Basmati rice
2/3 cup chopped tomato

Combine first 8 ingredients. Melt butter in a Dutch oven over med heat. Add onions and garlic; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in spice mixture; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add squash, cook 10 minutes.
Combine yogurt and tomato paste, stir with a whisk. Add yogurt mixture, and water to the pan. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20-25 mins (until squash is tender but not mushy), stirring occasionally. Serve over rice, top with chopped tomato. Makes 9 servings.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Wake Me Up When September Ends

I realize I haven't been giving much care to my blog like I used to. I've been busy, both personally and professionaly - lots of drama, some good, some bad. I have to admit lately (since returning from the West Coast) I've felt sort of out of it. Like I'm orbiting another planet or something. It's been a strange time for me, full of extremes.

But in an odd way it does feel good to be home and in routine, though many things have changed. Actually, this weekend marked the beginning of autumn (my favorite season!). Sitting here at Soho on my laptop, pausing a bit for reflection, a lot really has changed since this time last year. Friendship situations, job situations, living situations, lovelife. And last year was much different from the year before that and so on...

Fall for me has always been the season on new beginnings. Maybe I've always psychologically associated it with starting school since I was young, but it really does seem to be a time when things change -which can be a good thing.

As a side note a new bar opened up over on 9th st. near Logan Circle, another classy gay bar, called "Be Bar." I couldn't be happier to see another upscale bar along the lines of Halo (this time with a dance floor). Definately check it out.
And now for something completely different.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Viva Las Vegas!

Las Vegas was once a place I never wanted to visit. That, of course, was before the HRC dinner, the Versailles-like villa at the Bellagio, Alex restaurant, riding around in a limo. After a tough week of work in Los Angeles, I was ready to get the fuck out of the City of Angels, and head for the neon excess that is Las Vegas.

I'm not if the whole story can be told effectively in words, or if I would want to. Here are my g-rated pictures from the weekend. As for other things, remember, "What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas."

Adam Does Vegas.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Live From Hollywood

Having a fabulous but stressful time in California. I am still stuck here until the 11th. I've been up working sunrise, god am I tired, BUT there is one light at the end of a long strip-mall and palm tree filled tunnel...

I have been invited to the Human Rights Campaign dinner in Vegas. And that spells lots of fun trouble.

Rich older men, gambling, drinking, Adam actually caught in a tuxedo. I will give a full report afterwards.

Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Like Sand Through an Hourglass..."

I am not dead, in case any of you were wondering. California was fucking AWESOME, I had a blast, and will post pictures as soon as possible. I love Palm Springs. Since leaving the desert and returning to the swampy humid jungle that is DC, my sinuses have reverted to their usual problematic selves. For that reason alone I'd live in California.
SO much has happened, and life has been so busy I don't have time to blog like I used to.
I'll sum up the past few weeks accordingly. Butterfield9 has great food. I hate flying, but CA gets two thumbs up. Our hotel was full of some interesting characters (Christian poetry writing hotel woman, old nasty gay guys leering at me in the pool), Crashing a movie party and bullshitting our way around, gambling in casinos -didn't win but came out even. Went out drinking last night at Fab Lounge, Cobalt, and Halo, woke up this morning with a monster hangover, still managed to look descent and meet up with a guy for lunch ;)
I think I need a vacation again already. And to top it all off I am flying back to L.A. on Tuesday. Never a dull moment

Monday, August 14, 2006

California Dreaming

It's been a great weekend, and so so many things have changed.
Friday the 11th was one of those days where things have a weird way of all coming together. First, my boss Phillip has decided to leave. (there are a lot of implications in that). I am very happy for him, by the way. Fernando and him took me to lunch at Logan Tavern to celebrate my one year anniversary at my job. We celebrated with beer and champagne afterwards for both of us with coworkers.
Saturday I went to Mimi's with Fernando, Charlotte, Phillip, and "B.B" over great food, singing waiters, more champagne. It was really one of those perfect evenings, and we celebrated both Phillip's moving on and my own survival at my job, lol.
Later we went to Noche de Fuego for a night of dancing and drinking. I remember leaving around 3am and sitting on someone's stoop on U st. with them eating pizza, and Phillip taking some guy's sunglasses, god I was drunk.
The next morning I woke up to a nasty headache, but managed to meet Fernando for brunch at Merkado on P st.(next to Halo) and I have to say I was very impressed with the food. Went shopping with him and Phillip at Pentagon City, bought a new lamp.
AND today I come to find out a week after I get back from L.A./Palm Springs, I am flying back to Los Angeles for a week-long business trip. No rest for the wicked.

Monday, August 07, 2006

I Feel Pretty, Oh So Pretty...

I'm so glad the crazy heat has broken! So, at the end of August I am going to California with Margo. I'm excited, as I've only spent time in San Francisco before, it'll be my first time in the L.A. area. I also discovered that I have not 2, but 3 weeks vacation at my job. Bonus!
Saturday night I went with Fred & Margo to an outdoor film event in Bethesda (they were playing West Side Story). I thought it was pretty cool, despite being in dreaded Maryland (sorry to my Maryland readers).
Sunday I was very lazy, spending the day in the Circle, until I meandered over to Meridian Hill Park to watch the Sunday drummer's circle. If you live in DC and haven't been, it really is a Sunday tradition of sorts. I would say hundreds of people come to the park, where anywhere between 20 and 40 drummers, flute players, bongo players etc., play music, people dance. It really is a lot of fun. The park itself is beautiful, and the area is finally cleaning up a bit so it's safe to hang out there. Go here to see the pictures I took.
After coming back from the park I met up with Phillip & Fernando who had just gotten back in the city from a weekend in Phoenix, for drinks at The Fab Lounge.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Today's the first day of August. It's been so terribly hot, everyday this week is supposed to be around 100 degrees. Most days of the week I walk back to my apartment for lunch. It's psychologically good in that I get out of the office, exercize, and can check up on things at my place. Sometimes I'll get food out and sit in Dupont Circle. But it's been so nasty that I plan in sitting in the AC of the office today, all day.
Thursday seems like a day that a lot of coincidences came together. I'll just abbreviate the story by saying I met Margo at Soho after work. We met up with Fred and my Stephen and we had a GREAT meal at Lebanese Taverna in Woodley Park, close to my neighborhood, with a nice bottle of white wine (a pinot grigio...someone's favorite lol)
Saturday I ran into an old aqaintance at Halo, had dinner with Bruce and Fernando at Le Pigalle on 17th St. Now, I won't even link to the horrid review in the Washington Post restaurant reviews, but I have to make mention that that very day there was a review that completely trashed Le Pigalle. I beg to differ - I've eaten there twice and it is a great French bistro that I plan on going back to and would reccomend any day of the week. I reccomend having the poulet a l'estragon.
After dinner we popped in "the Funeral Parlour" and went dancing at Noche de Fuego on 15th & U st the Saturday night gay party at Cada Vez. I really like that place!
Sunday I managed to crawl out of bed to make it to a wonderful brunch at Margo's. Champagne to toast some fortunate and humorous turns of events lately, ice cream, driving around... it was a great Sunday afternoon.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Soho, what's happened?

One of my favorite establishments in the city, SOhO has been changing and I'm not sure if it's for the best. I've been going there for almost 6 years now, almost religiously. But lately I find myself going there less and less. The atmospere has changed. Maybe it's DC's smoking ban. Maybe it's all the kids with laptops that makes it feel more like a library than the raucous place it used to be. It's been a slow downward evolution, but I'll always have fond memories of the way the West End of Dupont used to be before it "cleaned up."

The website says this of Soho, though I'm not sure it hold true:
In addition to the decor, the atmosphere at Soho is relaxed and friendly. --- Want to sip a tea and read a book? Want to have a Latte and work on your laptop? Want to browse the web over an Italian Soda? Want to pass the time with a friend and critique the walls of art? Then come experience Soho Tea & Coffee. Once you are inside, you become part of the unique Soho experience. As one well-known photographer put it while sipping a bowl of Licorice Ginger Tea, "emotions are out on the table at Soho, people can be themselves, no one passes judgment and every walk of life is welcome."
"Coffeehouses have always been a refuge for people looking for companionship and conversation and Soho Tea & Coffee is no exception. Between dawn and dusk sippers of all ethnic groups, students, politicians, residents and tourists stroll into Soho to sit and think and take their first sip of coffee that engulfs them like good friends sharing good times and they always have another..."

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Tales from the City

Hmmm... what's been happening? The oppressive heat has finally broke, I spent a nice afternoon today in Dupont Circle writing (until me laptop's juice gave out) until Stephen met me and we walked to Georgetown and had ice cream.
Wednesday night, (19th) I went with Stephen to Cobalt... you know, it's been weird. I can say this because I don't think he reads this, but he went from one extreme to the other. I went from feeling we didn't spend enough time around eachother to perhaps the other extreme. Though I think it's balancing out now, which is a good thing. Friday night after work I went to happy hour with co-workers, Stephen, and Fernando. It was one of those "happy hours" that turns into happy six hours. Fox and Hounds, Local 16, JR's (yes, I went in the Funeral Parlour, but only b/c of Fernando). Going to places like Fox and Hounds and Local 16 reminds me why I'm gay. No offense to my straight readers! I just mean that some straight bars can be so... tawdry. And can some one tell me why they can't hire servers at F&H that ISN'T a fucktard. I've never had a decent waiter there.
Last night was Ken's birthday. There were lots of Long Island Iced Teas involved. You know, when we were at Ken's apartment at the Seminary Tower, I realized that a) I will miss the wonderful view and b) that building has a weird thing with me. Ken lives in it, Phil used to live in it, and last fall when I was dating Shea before I started dating Phil, he was living there too. Maybe it's all coincidence. Maybe not...

Adam's currently reading: The Wings of the Dove - Henry James

On Adam's iTunes at the moment: "Dani California" - Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Promiscuous" - Nelly Furtado, "Little Love" - Lil' Love

In Adam's DVD player: "Tales of the City"

Monday, July 17, 2006

Heat Stroke

Sorry I haven't updated in awhile. Since my last entry a lot and yet nothing has happened. The last week has been so hot and humid I'm afraid to veture far outside. Heat like this (100 degrees today) makes me lethargic. The usual has happened: I've been going out during the week, working by day. I finally (speaking of heat) saw the global warming movie "An Inconvenient Truth" with Fred and Margo on Saturday. I'm still not sure if I would say, "run out and see it!" but it was a very interesting - and very scary- documentary.
Sunday I went to Eastern Market in Capital Hill, Raven's apartment, and had brunch on the back patio of Mr. Smith's in Georgetown, drinking in the shade because it's the best way to pass a hot lazy Sunday afternoon.
OH, and how could I forget the best part of recent news: DC is apparently in the midst of a crime emergency state, as declared by our bow-tie loving Mayor. The full story here.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Un-bear-able News

Among this weekends activites (Halo, Omega, and Apex with Raven, Fernando and Ken), on Friday Fernando introduced me to a "bear" bar- Titan (above Dakota Cowgirl on 14th St) has a very packed "bear" night.
I'm telling you- going to a bear bar is the best diet ever. I've never felt younger, skinnier, or smoother. But all this bear stuff reminded me of a hilarious news story I read on Friday about a real bear's antics in Lake Tahoe...
Read the full news story here
"A bear cub drew a crowd of spectators at a Lake Tahoe neighborhood as it munched on barbecue-chicken-and-jalapeno pizza in the back seat of a vintage red Buick convertible. It also apparently washed it down with a swig of a Jack Daniel's mixer, some vodka, and a beer taken from a cooler, the vehicle's owner said."

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Hey Baby, it's the 4th of July!

Happy 4th... (sometimes though I wish we'd stayed with Great Britain, I prefer Queen Elizabeth to Bush). It's beena great long weekend so far. Went to Cobalt last night with Fernando and Stephen (and some other bars too). My jaw hurts a little less than it did on Friday, I'm still having issues chewing and biting on hard foods.
AND, Margo's birthday party on Saturday was a blast!!!
Look at the fabulous pictures from the Sunset Blvd Birthday Bash!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

My Anderson Cooper Shrine

With all this potential flooding, I am kind of dissapointed now that everything seems to be alright. I was hoping maybe Anderson Cooper could take some time away from covering the Katrina disaster, and come to DC.
I, of course being the good samaritan, could offer him a place to bedroom has a good view of the city. Sigh...
And now an obligatory picture of him

Monday, June 26, 2006

Drowned World

Damn, it really does feel like we're all going to float away. Well, all the little people will, I will be safe in my tower on the hill overlooking the rest of the city (and to think I bitched about having to walk uphill). I really do love a good thunderstorm, and we've had 4 straight days of it. Curled up, watching a storm, in bed with a significant other- always nice. And last night's storm was something straight out of the movies! Today along P st between 17th & 18th there was a HUGE tree blocking the entire street, and there's been flooding of subway stations. It's not even hurricane season yet!!

I had a great weekend, mostly filled with spending time with Stephen, I also got to go drinking with Raven and Ken. Speaking of fun times, I have 4 day weekend coming up, AND I'd like to wish Margo an early HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I look forward to your party, dear, it will be quite a "production" ;)

Thursday, June 22, 2006

A Week in the Life of Adam

In World Cup news (yes, it's pretty much the only sports thing I get into) Ghana defeated the Untied States today. Which is sad for me mainly because I won't get to see super-hottie Carlos Bocanegra. Oh, I am so transparent sometimes.

Tuesday night I was in rare form as I went with certain two friends/coworkers to Cobalt for their 80's night party. I accidently found myself wasted, it was absolutely embarrasing. Namely because I managed to loose my shirt on the dancefloor (fortunately I still had my over-shirt to wear home.) Ugh, Stephen made some crack about how it was probably swiped by some dirty old man who's getting his rocks off with it. And waking up to a trashed apartment (I have no idea what I was doing when I got home- it looks like I was trying to cook). The whole day at work I felt like I'd been hit by a bus. And worse, two gay guys who work downstairs recognized me from the night before. Ohhhhh the shame!

I'm feeling way better today, though the evil two-some is trying to convice me to come with them to Apex tonight. But first we are going to ckeck out some new gay bar called Sky Bar in the Beacon Hotel on 17th Street. I'll give you the scoop once I check it out!

Monday, June 19, 2006

Burnt to a Crisp

Summer seems to officialy be here, which in Washington means heat and humidity. Friday (16th)after my last blog entry, I left work early (as if I had been working at all... I popped in for a whole hour) and met a friend for dinner at Churreria Madrid, in my neighborhood. The food was, as always, great. If you live in the region and haven't visited this little place, do it! (Champlain St. & Columbia NW). Actually it was this guy Andy I made friends with at Omega last Sunday after Pride. He convinced me to finally watch the movie "Trans-America" which was actually really good and very funny!
Saturday I spent with Steven, and we made a trip to Old Town Alexandria, which I hadn't been to in a long time, at least during the day. I love the riverfront area, al the neat little shops...I could see myself living in Old Town. We had a great time shopping and having dinner together, and just strolling along the river.
Sunday I went to Margo's for brunch, and (a repeat of Friday) I sat by the pool drinking and having a great time. Except I wanted to get rid of my winter whiteness, and today I'm paying the price: I got more burn than brown.

Friday, June 16, 2006

Fabulous Friday!

Happy end of the week to all... I'm a little tipsy as I write this. Where do I start... first, check out Margo's fabulous photos from her New York trip. What a fun place to visit! (I could never live there because it's kinda dirty, skanky, and overhyped, but a great place to weekend). It looked like Margo and Fred had such a good time, I'm envious!
In other news, the date is set on my braces. Two Fridays from now, June 30th. It makes me nervous and excited all at the same time, especially since very few people actually know about it, so it will be a big surprise.
Today after my morning appointment, I hung out with certain two fabulous coworkers of mine at a certain Bruce's Kalorama estate, sitting by the pool, swimming and drinking. Er, I mean, my appointment lasted all afternoon cough, cough =)

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Blogging Pays Off!

Well, sort of. My blogging "skillz" have put me in charge of my organization's new blog, which you can check out here:

EDN Blog!

In other news, I have another orthodontic appointment this week, where I may or may not have "spacers" put in my back molars to make room for the brace brackets. Oh yes, I forgot to add that, yes, I am getting braces for sure (cermamic clear ones), and that the spacers are supposed to be the most painful part. I'm hoping I might not need them. I've written about how much I hate going to the doctor, but I find myself getting just as nervous at the dentist or orthodontists too. Just the sound of the drill brings me back to childhood visits where "this won't hurt a bit..."
Related to this, I am binging on all sorts of things that will be forbidden to me... tortilla chips, sticky candy and gum, etc.

Monday, June 12, 2006

Happy Pride!!

First, I hope everybody had a safe, fun, and wonderful Pride! I know I did...

Among the activities included the parade on Saturday, Halo, The Fab Lounge, Noche de Fuego at Cada Vez (which I am really growing fond of) among other places. The street festival on sunday was a lot of fun, despite the Twilight-Zone-ish running into or seeing to almost every single man I've dated in Washington. Maybe I need to move to another city and start afresh.
Meanwhile in New York City...

Monday, June 05, 2006

Personal Penguin

This link is too cute, a Penguin Message Generator. You type in your message and the penguin does the rest!

This weekend a person from my past, PJ, came to DC from Richmond where he's living to celebrate his birthday. Now, things between us have been cool, but last year I extended the olive branch and we've been on good terms since. It was good to hang out with him Saturday, and there was no wierdness ora anything, we can be friends, and I like that. If only all relationships ended up that smoothly.

With Margo, Marc, and Fred, I saw X Men 3 at the theater in Chinatown. Wolverine is pure male hotness. I liked it, the movie that is. Afterwards we had tapas dinner at La Tasca across the street (peach sanrgia!). Meeting up with PJ and his friend Chris we went to Halo.... long abbreviated story we wound up at the gay strip bar WET. It was a fun, if very late, night. I love coming home to the paper delivery guy, LOL.

Friday, June 02, 2006

It's Fabu-lash!

Last night with some friends I ventured to a new gay establishment (part of my quest to explore new places) called The Fab Lounge.
It was fabulous, but in a low-key way. The space, located at Connecitcut and Florida Ave. NW is a much-needed gay presence in North Dupont. It's very spacious and has comfy chairs and tables in addition to a nice bar area. It's only been open 2 months, but I am spreadigng the word, I think it has great potential and hopefully will attract more young people (unlike, say, some other bars that seem to attract the old and tired).
We also ventured into the 18th & U Duplex, which is very happening on a Thursday night for some reason. It has it's share of older men, but it's typically the buff older "daddy" types as opposed to the trolls. Being so packed, we then ventured down the street to the so-called "gay bar" Larry's Lounge. Not my favorite place, but it had some seating available. I just am not sure how they get away with advertising themselves as a gay bar, when out of a packed room, we were the only gay people to be seen. Not highly reccomended.
So recap: Larry's Lounge, two thumbs down. Duplex, two thumbs up (for Thursday at least). The Fab Lounge, two thumbs up.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Last week while walking home from work a car skidding in front of me... the window of the BMW rolled down... it was Casey, offering me a ride home from work. And I got in and accepted the ride. I know, I know. (and now that Casey has a car, I offer this as a public service announcement to pedestrians everywhere) I suppose it's better than what other exes spend their time doing...

Saturday was the Strawberry Fetsival out in the middle of somewhere in the Blue Ridge mountains. It was such a beautiful weekend, and I had four days off in a row (even if I spent half of Friday in an orthodontic office). The Strawberry Festival was so-so (there being a noticeable lack of the actual berries) so afterwards Stephen, myself, Margo & Fred went to the nearby wineries- Naked Mountain and Piedmont wineries. I think Piedmont was the winner that day, a beautfil vineyard, and wines of all types (including a delicious raspeberry and peach).
It was a great Memorial Day weekend spent with Stephen & friends. Here's to summer!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

More Pictures

And still more pictures from last month's birthday events, courtesy of Margo!

Click here to see them.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Boat Races & Greek Festival

It was a wonderful weekend that ended all too soon. Friday night I did go to see "The Da Vinci Code" with Stephen. I know the critics really ripped it a new asshole, but I didn't think it was all that bad. I can't stand Tom Hanks, he is far too over-exposed, but aside from that it wasn't bad. Not great cinema, but not awful. And as far as the controversy, I really don't see it. I could see how a devout Catholic might take it the wrong way, but I felt it could have been a lot more controversial, but it was rather lame.
Saturday I went to the dragon boat races on the Potomac with friends. The boats were pretty cool (pics can be seen here). After that we went to the annual Greek Festival at St. Sophia's. Good food, and good wine, it was a prefect way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
Sunday I was so lazy, but I did end up watching "Lucky Number Slevin." I really like this movie! It hasn't really gotten that much publicity despite having a major cast. I won't spoil it, but it is darkly comedic and violent. And I love Josh Hartnett. He is just oh-so-cute in everything he does.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Up Your Nose!

One thing I've noticed about my job is it's either extremely hectic or very slow. Keep in mind the weather can change from one hour to the next. This morning was a flurry of mania (those who have met our esteemed president know exactly what I'm talking about) and now it's eerily quiet and I am bored enough to post to the blog.

It's been a long week, and I started to get a cold, but I nipped it in the bud. Vitamin C, Odwalla juices, and a little something I leanred from a girl that works at Soho. Lest I gross you out, bear with me. It's called "nasal irrigation" and when I first heard about it from the girl, I was like "Uh, I don't know about that," but having suffered through congested sinuses all week, I finally thought, what the hell? Basically you flush out your sinuses with warm saline water. Sounds weird, but I swear I feel SO much better! I can breathe clearer that I have in ages. It flushed out all the congestion. So, I guess I've been converted, though it was definately a strange experience.

Fortunately that was NOT the highlight of this week's excitement. On Tuesday Stephen and myself joined Fred & Margo, and Marc for a wonderful dinner and dessert at Bistrot du Coin. I think we've found a new favorite restaurant! Everything there is excellent (I had an amazing salmon in champagne creme sauce served over a ratatouille (see recipe). Tonight I am going with Stephen to see the premiere of "The Da Vinci Code," I am not sure if it will be good or not but we'll see. Also on the menu for Saturday/Sunday: there is a dragon boat race at the boathouse in Georgetown (the one where G-town meets Rock Creek) and there's also a Greek Festival that's lots of fun, at St. Sophia's on Mass. Ave NW.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006


Last night was an anniversary of sorts for Stephen and I. I didn't even realize it until the last minute. He told me he was coming back Tuesday from New Jersey, but surpised me and came back early yesterday, because it was a special occasion. After racking my brain I realized, that yes, it marks an official first month of being together. He's so sneaky... and charming too... he swept me off my feet slow dancing in the middle of a bar. We must have looked funny (or drunk) but it's one of those situation where you don't care who's watching or what they think.

One thing I forgot to mention in my last entry was part of my quest to find nicer, newer, and classier gay establishments to hang out at. And this one is very close to my apartment. It's called Chloe (2473 18th St. NW) and it's located above the Saki restaurnt next to Asylum club in Adams Morgan. From the outside it looks tiny, but it own the whole two floors upstairs which has been converted into a very modern and spacious dancefloor. I think this place ranks up there with Cobalt and Apex, and I expect good things from it in the future. At the moment, it's gay party is called "Swim" and happens every Sunday night (taking the place of Lizard Lounge).

And finally, it appears there's more bizarre news from the Arctic regarding polar bears. Click here to read about the polar bear/grizzly bear offspring that was found in Canada. Global warming is getting weirder and weirder.

Thursday, May 11, 2006


New Trends
Fresh from the U.K.!
According to our friends at Popbitch:
"...To be too cool for school these days you have to do the Seagull. In schools all over London, apparently, break-times are seeing boys running into the bogs to masturbate furiously, collect their jizz in the palms of their hands, then go out and find a younger kid.... then slap them in the face while shouting "SEAGULL!"
Try it in the office when you're bored."
-A Google search of "seagulled" revealed that, yes, this does seem to exist.

Trend Graveyard

The Pirate Look
Will somebody PLEASE tell me why all the hipster/indie rockers are doing the Molly-Ringwald-meets-Blackbeard-the-Pirate look?? Stop it. Stop rolling one pant leg up when riding your crappy beat-up bicycle (WHY do they do that? Is there an actual reason?) Stop wearing tight striped clothing reminicent of a Russian sailor's uniform. I've seen this look from Logan Circle to the East Village in NYC, and it's NOT cool unless you're working at Pirates of the Carribean at Disney.
So what have we learned today boys & girls?
In: seagulling, Out: pirates

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

So much has been happening, so little time to report. First, Happy Birthday to Stephen who turned 27 on Monday! We celebrated over dinner, and drinks Monday with some of his friends.
In recap I realize I've left some details out of the last few weeks. First, I had a very interesting dinner with a certain Bruce (who used to date my boss), preceded by drinks at Halo. Normally I try to stay out of these drama-pots... oh who am I kidding, I love drama!

Let's see... I also had dinner with Ken, who I hadn't seen in ages. Saturday I went to the herb/plant festival at the National Cathedral with Margo, that was a lot of fun. I love the inside of the chuch too (staunch Athiest as I am, it is a beautiful building). My apartment is already becoming The Garden of Eden I have so many plants, so I limited myself to only buying one. We visited our friend Marc at his home recovering from surgery, it was good to see him and Jaymie. Then we had a wonderful dinner at Bistrot du Coin, their duck was amazing!

Reader Awards
It's time to warmly reward my favorite long-time readers (at least the ones I know about via comments). So for May my award is tied between Margo and Brian. You know who you are. Thanks for your continued readership!
I would add a dishonerable mention towards certain people who continue to read this and are "sour grapes," but they too know who they are.
There's no prize (I'm too cheap) but I'll buy you a drink at Halo!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

An Apple a Day...

The Braces Issue:

Well I have decided to do something I've been thinking about for awhile, I am getting work on my teeth. Not that my teeth are especially bad, but there's room for improvement. And money can fix anything genetics didn't give you.
So I have been researching every orthodontist in DC, Maryland, and Virginia, trying to find the best place. Of course my insurance won't cover cosmetic stuff like this, so while price isn't exactly an issue, the less on braces, the more money for summer vacation! I must be a glutton for punishment... I HATE going to doctors and dentists. They are home of the world's most famous lie: "Relax, this won't hurt a bit..."
First, a lot of places now do the Invisalign retainers of infomercial fame. They seem painless, but do they really work?? I mean, sure they sound a whole lot better than having metal and wires in your mouth for a year or two. Braces at 15,ok, but at 25, I'm not so sure that's the look I'm going for (I attract enough old men as it is).
SO, any readers have positive experiences or horror stories to share? Any reccomendations on what to get or where to go?

Picture of the Week:

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Fernando's Birthday

Happy Birthday to Fernando! We celebrated in pure fabulosity this weekend, starting at Banana Cafe, Remingtons, and finally Noche de Fuego at Cada Vez.
As with my own birthday, I'll let the pics speak for themselves...(Courtesy of Margo)

From top to bottom:
1) Phillip and I striking a pose, 2) Fernando and his new guitar! 3) Margo looking "muy fabuloso!" 4) Me as Pancho Villa's gay brother, 5) Having a sub-lime good time, 6) Long Island Iced Teas baby!!!!

Friday, April 28, 2006

My Sap is Rising

So Spring is here, and I've been seeing a great guy the past few weeks. I randomly met him at the Caribou Coffee on 14th & Rhode Island Ave. His names Stephen, ( NO, hold the "Adam & Steve" jokes )he's 27, and he's very handsome.
We've been going out and having fun with eachother for sometime now, but I didn't want to spill the beans on my blog until it amounted to anything. I'm still not sure if he's going to know about this blog or not, given what happened with the last guy that unfortunately joined Adam's Hall of Dictator Ex-es.

Stephen is intelligent, nice, and has classy, intelligent friends who can exist outside of the trashy bars. I have a feeling we're going to continue having fun.
Well, it's been a fun yet busy week in the wake of a certain environmental holiday. My life is oh so much easier now (with a few exceptions). And there's something about Spring that really does, er, make one's sap rise. I don't know what it is.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

On The Air...

Want to hear my sweet voice while your driving in your car?

This weekend, you CAN!

Yours truly was interviewed by
a) Westwood One Radio, which controls hundred of affiliates nationwide.
b) Voice of America, broadcasting the world over
c) WOR Radio in New York

Adam is coming to a news program near you! Watch out! Soundbites today, tomorrow I'm the next Howard Stern.

Monday, April 17, 2006


I'll let the pictures do most of the talking on this one:

Birthday Photos, Volume One.

Birthday Photos, Volume Two (Courtesy of Margo and Mike S.)

Thursday, April 13, 2006

New York, Redux

What happens when you have a vegan granola hippy, a Ukrainian girl, and a fabulous gay man on a trip to another city together?

Well, for a business trip next week I will be in New York City again, for three days. I'll have plenty of "me time" hopefully to do what I want - I plan on ditching the co-workers early. I will be staying in a fab hotel in Midtown near 5th Ave.

And this time I won't have the boring baggage I had with me the last time.

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

My Liver Hurts

Here's the re-cap, you knew you were waiting for it:
The Mother Land...
So Friday evening after work I went with a co-worker and some friends to Russia House, north of Dupont Circle. The food is unique (I mean, when was the last time you went out for Russian?) the drinks were great, and the ambiance was very... Moscow mafia. I do reccomend it for the experience, even if it is a bit over-pricey.

Birthday Drinking Rehearsal
Saturday I went out with a friend who offered to take me anywhere I wanted to go, in exchange for missing my birthday next week. Now you know those are the "famous last words." So we went for dinner at Banana Cafe in Capitol Hill. Afterwards I went for more drinks at Halo though he wasn't too crazy about the whole non-smoking thing. Speaking of which, this smoking ban...don't get me started. So he dragged me into the Funeral Parlour because he could smoke there. Of course I was surrounded by people I didn't want to see (ex. Mussolini, not at an AA meeting) so I didn't even finish my first drink before we went over to Cobalt. I have mixed feelings about the place, but that was a good night. I ran into a peaceful ex, Sergei, (note his lack of a dictator's name) and we had a great time.

Easy Like Sunday Morning
So after getting home late, I woke up surprisingly well, and after coffee, I spent the afternoon checking out the National Museum of the American Indian. While some of the exhibits seemed a bit off, overall the architecture of the building is very interesting. It's worth a visit just to say you went. Margo, Fred, & myself returned to Singapore Bistro (formerly Cafe Asia) for dinner. A new favorite place to add to my list.

Don't Dance with Daddies
So when I got home from dinner, Fernando texted me to go get drinks, so we went to Halo. By the way, new favorite drink, the pineapple mojito (it just keeps getting better every visit!). We realized it was the final night of Lizard Lounge, closing due in part to the stupid smoking ban. Lizard Lounge, held at 1223 Conn. Ave NW, was a gay Sunday night dance party that had lasted 7 years. It will be missed!
So I learned some final lessons that night from the Lizard... don't dance with daddies unless you're prepared to go home with them. It's a long story, but thanks Fernando for abandoning me to them, I'll remember that. =)
Monday morning hurt.
But at least my laptop has been repaired and I had a lunch date with that guy in building...

Friday, April 07, 2006

Forget about Jesus...

Here it is again, my birthday!

Unfortunately, April 16th is Easter Sunday this year (go figure some religious figure would dare to upstage ME and MY DAY!!)

So, Saturday, April 15th will be the day of actual festivities.
While much of the planning has yet to be done, I will be having dinner at Lauriol Plaza ( 1835 18th St NW, Wash. DC) at time TBA. What follows afterwards is anyone's guess. I'm sure it will involve alcohol, dancing, and debauchery.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Spring Chicken!

The warm(er) weather is finally here! My recap of the week: Wednesday I went with Fernando and some friends of his to Meskerem in Adams Morgan. I'm normally not totally big on Ethiopian cusine, but this place is awesome! Everybody liked everything! And I love how Ethiopian food is so communal and shared. Afterwards I went out for drinks. I like random Wednesdays.
HALO - Thursday, I met Margo, Fred, and Fernando for drinks at Halo (1435 P St. NW). I know I keep doing plugs for Halo, but I can't express how happy I am to have a classier bar East of Dupont Circle. If you haven't gone here, do so. It's smoke-free, amazing drinks. So anyway, everytime I go I keep discovering new and inovative drinks you can't find at other places. Among my new favorites: the mango-tini, Hypnotiq Breeze, raspberry mojitos, the "angel fruit" martini.
Anyway after drinks we had dinner at Dakota Cowgirl, which I like better than it's previous incarnation, Hamburger Mary's.
Friday I had a date with this really wonderful guy. He, having run a company that restores historic houses, has a fascinating knowledge of architecture, on top of being an all-round sweet and intelligent guy. We had dinner and drinks at Rosemary's Thyme...
The next morning after a wonderful night we had breakfast at Cosi before going our separate ways... I had a date with Tai-Shan the panda.

Damn him for being so cute! Margo, Fred, and myself were able to catch him outside at play with his mother. I love the zoo, and being so close to it. Went shopping afterwards at Pentagon Row, got some cute new sandals, had lunch at Thaiphoon.
Sunday I sunned in the Circle, and went on a goose-chase of tattoo parlours, as Fernando was looking to get his nips re-pierced. Renting a Mini Cooper from Zipcar, we went to a party in Takoma Park, saw a friend of his who's a great singer perform

Can someone tell me, though, what's up with all the lesbians living in Takoma Park?

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Give Me My Change!

Well... that video was on my Myspace profile for a while, but it still brings a nasty smile to my face, so I'm posting it here.
Let's see, what else is new. I think Halo is our new favorite bar; everyone always has a good time there, and the guys are so pretty. Even the older guys are somehow more, how shall I say, more polished. I like older guys, but I demand a certain level of sophistication.
Sunday I went to the Cherry Blossom Festival, and was a bit dissapointed by the lack of actual blossoms. I'm sure the weird weather has something to do with it; hopefully next week will be better. One thing I learned, tourists are still just as annoying as ever. Ugh.
Went shopping with Margo, got a steal (literally: the woman didn't ring up one of my items) er, bargain let's say. Found perfect parking all day, had coffee at Carobou Coffee. Last night went to Thai Chef in Dupont. I had an awesome dish I'd never tried before, some shrip and noodle thing baked in a clay pot. Afterwards my friend and I went to the Leather Rack, because a boy can never have too many supplies. And then I went to Kramer's Books because I wanted to pick up a book I saw in the Post's book review on Sunday, called "Enrique's Journey." I'm only 40 pages into it, but it's extremely well-written and intriguing.

Friday, March 24, 2006

A Tale of Tulips

With Spring in the air, it's the season of my favorite flower, the tulip. They've always been my favortite... in fact I really don't care much for flowers, but I've always been intrigued by these bulbs. And more, there's a very interesting history behind them! From the courts of Turkey to the Netherlands and the sill-life paintings of the Dutch Masters, they've had an interesting journey.
The History of Tulips

Can't say you never learned anything at Adam's Deep Blog. In other news, I'm still a little hungover from going to Apex last night - I really like Apex, it has a younger prettier crowd than some other places, I need to start going there again more often. And I'm going back out to Halo tonight.. no rest for the wicked.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Here We Go Again...

It snowed Tuesday night when I was walking back home around 11 pm. How weird is that? Well the weather seems to be matching reality in terms of weirdness. It was Tuesday night when, getting home from work, I got a call from Casey ("Hitler", if that label still applies) coming over from his place (remembering he now only lives 3 blocks from me) to come over and talk. Oh... the whole thing is so surreal. I never imagine I'd be quasi-friends with him. I really don't know what to make of it.

And last night I went on a quasi-date, or rather a date-type thing that I apparently was not aware was a date. In other words, I met this guy platonically, but he made it rather obvious he wanted something more, and it caught me a little off guard. And next week I am meeting two other guys. One works in my office building, a South African man who approached me and asked me out, his treat, once he got back from a trip. And there's another guy I met who lives on Capital Hill, seems really interesting, so we shall see. Good things always come in three.

Monday, March 20, 2006

St. Pattys and the Aftermath

Happy Vernal Equinox (first day of Spring)

I had a wonderful weekend! I'm still kind of shocked at the response I'm getting from friends about the posting below. It's good to know lots of people have my back. Anyway... Friday I had the pleasure of going to Capital Hill to kick off celebrating St. Patrick's Day. A group of friends and myself started off with dinner at Banana Cafe on 8th St. SE, I had been there for drinks, but never just food. WOW, it was absolutely amazing. I know Carribbean food on St. Patty's made seem like sacrilage to some, but the stuffed plantains and Banana margaritas were really good (yes, I know, a little heavy on the bananas). Everyone's food was really good, so I highly reccomend it. Other places hit up that evening include Finn McCools (because we HAD to go to an Irish pub, of course), Remmington's, Green Lantern... a strange melange of bars. Cuban bar, Irish pub, gay cowboy bar, leather bar... very weird night.

It's safe to say we all had way to many drinks that night, so any ambitions for the next day had to be put on hold. I was still proud of myself for hanging my framed photographs from Europe on my walls, a little project I'd been putting off, and some other home-improvementy things. I went out Saturday night, and found myself getting tipsy really easy, like after 3 drinks (compared to say, the 20 the night before which I held like a champ).

I can't believe it's been SO cold, after that false-Spring weekend before when I was sitting in Dupont Circle, wearing shorts, sunning myself. And now it may snow!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Aint No Hollaback Girrrrl

Ok I hate to have to beat this dead horse more than necessary: it's not even fun anymore. But my ex Mussolini (as I have decided to dub Phil) has this friend. And this friend gives me the "Evil Eye" everytime he sees me at the club, or on 17th Street.
Listen: I don't know what that washed-up has-been leftovers heard from Mussolini, but he needs to get the fuck over it. Stop giving me the stink-eye, cause you look older and more bitter than you already are. It's obvious you're just gritting your teeth because one of us is young, cute, and fine as hell... and it's NOT YOU!

*POST SCRIPT* To make things even more amusing, read Phil's friend Dave's comments by clicking the comments button. Ironically, the above post was not about Dave. I responded to his assinine comment... maybe I'm too nice sometimes.

Springtime for Hitler

Greetings! it's been so beautiful lately I just haven't had time to update. I'm entitling this entry what I have, because my ex, who I always referred to as the Nazi dictator, has slowly but surely shown a different side of himself. He's matured, he's gotten help, he's changed. I'm still wary around him, but this week I have seen him a couple of times and it's been...dare I say, pleasant?

Anyway, I went out Tuesday night to Halo, went out again Wednesday and Thrusday. Friday it was absolutely beautiful outside. I had a wonderful time with a huge group of people, co-workers, Maile, Fred & Margo, Steve, Dafna... started off at Buffalo, moved on to mango margaritas and Mexican food on 17th - one of the great pleasures of warmer weather is sitting outside eating and driking at night.

Saturday was also a very pleasant day... I spent the day reading and sunning in Dupont Circle park, enjoying the sun, shirtless boys, and being lazy not thinking about anything. I ran into Casey (Hitler) and another old face while walking up 17th Street. They were having afternoon drinks at Trio's Fox and Hound so I joined them for an afternoon buzz. He was, suprisingly, quite pleasant and mature. I also hung out with Ken that night. Sunday I met up with Margo & Fred and we went to see the orchid exhibit at the National Botanical Gardens, which was absolutely beautiful.

To see the pictures I took, Click Here.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

Anagram Fun

Here's an anagram (rearrangement of alphabets) I discovered today.

I Love Drama! = O, Evil Adam R.

I'm telling you, there really IS something to anagrams!

Go here to find what your name could be rearranged.
Word of the Day: Defenestration - The act of throwing a person or thing out of a window.

Monday, March 06, 2006

What's Cookin'?

So tonight I have been in Martha Stewart Mode, cooking up a storm, mainly for my office potluck lunch tomorrow, for which I went to my French cookbook for this trusted favorite, Quiche Alsacienne (Alsacian Style Quiche). It's easy to make and tastes orgasmic.

Quiche Alsacienne:

You'll need:
1-2 tablespoons butter
2 cups sliced leeks (about 2 leeks)
1 9-inch frozen pie crust, thawed (unless you have time to make one from scratch)
1 cup grated Swiss and/or Gruyere cheese
1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
1 tablespoon flour
4 eggs
1 3/4 cups heavy creme
Fresh ground pepper & salt.

Preheat oven to 450. Melt butter in a skillet and saute the leeks (be sure to wash them thouroughly... leeks are notorious for having dirt in them) until tender. Spread evenly over the bottom of the pie crust in a 9-inch pie pan.
In a bowl, toss together the cheeses and the flour. Spread this over the leeks.
In another bowl, beat together the heavy creme and the eggs. Add the salt & pepper to this, and pour over the cheese layer.
Bake 15 minutes. Reduce heat after to 325, and continue baking for 30 mins, until the crust is browned and you can stick a fork in the center of the quiche, and it comes out clean (texture should be light and fluffy).

Saturday, March 04, 2006

The Taxman Cometh (he gets a BJ this year!)

Well I did my taxes this weekend. I must be the only person who actually looks forward to doing taxes.
Listen, if Uncle Sam takes joy in taking my money, I can take equal joy taking some of the money back into my wallet, where it rightfully belongs.
Between the District of Columbia and my Federal taxes, this year's return is going to be NICE!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

In With a Lion...

Welcome to March, may it be a less drama-filled month than Febru-scary was. There were some developments in my life.. Sunday night I went out with Fernando and Heather again, and yes, we wound up at "the Funeral Parlour" JR's (I really, really, really, need to start steering them away from that place).
SO I ran into someone unexpectedly (and oddly, not working as usual for Sunday nights). It did make me feel somewhat better to say some things I wanted to say. What's funny is how I originally envisioned such a meeting (flying barstools, broken beer bottles), vs. how it really happened. I can honestly say I am not angry anymore, I feel closure now (it's what I deserve, and I have as much as I'll get).

In other news, there isn't too much. I went out Tuesday night for Mardi Gras/Retro Night at Cobalt, which was a lot of fun.

Friday night, tomorrow, I have a date. Not saying anything will come of it one way or the other, but I definately am glad to be moving on and meeting other guys. Still not sure where to have dinner!

Monday, February 27, 2006

Today's Affirmation:

"I'm not a concept. Too many guys think I'm a concept or I complete them or I'm going to make them alive, but I'm just a fucked up [boy] who is looking for my own peace of mind. Don't assign me yours. Constantly talking isn't necessarily communicating. "

-Clementine, "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind"


For personal reasons, I've deleted some of the more bitchy and vindictive things I've posted in the past few weeks. I know I'm usually not one to self-censor: even if I regret it later, at the time I wrote it, those were my true feelings. Of course, we all have our moments of anger and irrationality (though getting dumped right before Valentine's Day is arguably cause for insanity).

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Why'd Ya Have to Go and Make Things So Complicated?

Well, first, my favorite "black asprin" AKA Diet Coke, has come out with a new flavor... Diet Black Cherry Vanilla. And it's quite good. When you drink as much diet soda as I do, you appreicate these things.

Anyway, this WAS a great weekend. Friday started off with a huge group, includinng co-workers Phillip, Fernando, Maile, this new Russian girl, others, my friends Fred and Margo, at Cafe Citron. Then we moved to Buffalo across the street, and from there drinks and dancing at Cobalt. A friend of Fernando's is visiting out of town this week, Heather, and I really like hanging out with her (she's thinking of moving to the District, and I hope she does).

The next night I had sushi with Dena at Sakana, and talked all about the mess that was my love life. She gave me a unique perspective since her imfamous "Bob" had an alcohol problem as well. So her advice has made me see my former a little bit clearer. After dinner I met up with Fernando and Heather for starter drinks. We didn't stay long, and continued the night at Apex, drinking and dancing the night away. We wound up at Annie's on 17th around 3:30, with an interesting entourage we picked up at Apex. That was an awesome night, and it felt good to dance with cute guys all night long.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Historic Waverly Alley?

There are two alleys that have perplexed me for some time. Now, the District is full of small little alleys and side-streets, but two in particular (Paloma, Treto, and Waverly, connecting T & U Streets between 14th & 15th) are curious, because for simple alleyways, they were important enough to warrant street signs... not just any street sign mind you, but signs proclaiming them as "historic alleys."

A historic alley? Well... here are some things I found on the internet concerning them:

The "alley connecting 14th and 15th Sts NW has a green sign like a regular street that says Historic Waverly had been used in a couple movies including In the Line of Fire starring Clint Eastwood. I think it's one of the most interesting alleys I've seen in D.C. It has a lot of stairs, windows, and doors."

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Bedazzled out

I am at work... my boss is seriously looking at The Bedazzler. Yes...the little rhinestone gun of infomercial fame. I swear, I love my job, but this place can be such a Fellini-esque circus sometimes.

And now, ladies and gentleman, Adam has oficially decided to whore himself out.

Adam Sells Out

So here's the deal. To any rich, good-looking, sophisticated man who is a citizen of one of the nations that has legalized gay marriage...I am putting myself up on the internet as an American mail-order husband. Preferably to one with European Union citizenship. I'm cute, 24, and a good chef. Any takers?

(Canada/Quebec, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, South Africa)

Useless Bear Information

This whole week has been about bears! First, I got into a discussion with someone in Portland regarding "Bear" culture. And now I'm dealing with facts regarding (ironically one of my favorite animals) Polar Bears, namely in regards to global warming and their habitat in the arctic. Anyone who thinks climate change is a myth needs to pay a visit to the arctic to see it's already happening. When ice caps retreat 60 miles, that's a major deal. I won't even get on my environmental soapbox here... humanity will reap what it sows. So; things I have learned about Ursus Maritimus (the Polar Bear):

*If you spray an antiseptic spray on a polar bear, its fur will turn purple.

*In temperatures that are too warm, a polar bear's fur will turn green (from algae).

*Even though a polar bears fur looks white it is actually colourless and is made with hollow tubes. The reason the bear looks white is because the rough inner surface of the tubes make light scatter and reflect at many different angles which gives the white appearance.

*Polar bear livers contain so much Vitamin A that it can be fatal if eaten by a human.

*Polar bears are excellent swimmers. They have been known to swim more than 60 miles without a rest.

*All polar bears are left-handed. (who knew??)

Monday, February 20, 2006

Three Strange Days

I for one am glad I didn't have to work today... Happy President's Day, for those of you also fortunate enough not to have to work. Sigh...I'm still feeling a bit sluggish from last night.

I had a great weekend all together. Saturday night I went with some friends back to Churreria Madrid, it was just as yummy this time around (and the churros at the end are always the best part). Unlike my last visit, the place was packed. That night it was also 15 degrees outside. Now, I don't want to sound like a wuss, but that was REALLY cold.

And that's all I have to say about that. And maybe this is stereotyipcally gay, but I have also indulged in a little retail therapy. I should be celebrating (I got a significant payraise at my job) so I have found that, yeah, shopping really can bring happiness (albeit shortlived). Georgetown is fun when you have money to burn.

Tonight I am trying a new recipe (I'm tired of eating out all the time lately)- it's an Indian curry dish with cocount milk, sweet peppers, chicken, and other veggies. If it turns out good, I'll post the recipe. And if I really like you, I may save some for you. =)

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Last Night...

I had a such a great evening, thanks to everyone that was out, and especially to Fernando and Steven for being the Voice of Reason, and helping me realize that I'm going to be ok, and life is full of losers you just have to get over.

We started the night off at Leftover's... I mean, JR's (I know, the 7th layer of Hell) but went on to the MUCH classier Halo, somehow we wound up at Green Lantern for a drink (how bizzare) then dancing at Apex, which was awesome. I had a great time and met and danced with some cute guys.

And by the way... Halo makes the best Blueberry Mojito on earth. If you get the chance, try one.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Celebrity Gossip: "Phadam" Splits!

"Phadam" (using the celebrity fad of fusing together names, ex. "Brangelina" or "bennifer") has split. There was an unfortunate run-in with the former half of Phadam last night after I left Halo with some co-workers. He/it was crossing the same street with some bitch. WHY can't he have the decency to go to the OTHER side of the street? I don't even want to look at him, I'm so disgusted.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Scream Therapy

I think the worst part of all this breakup mess is I feel like I missed out on my chance to "make a scene."

I was too nice. I want my drama-moment back. I want to scream, yell, throw chairs and vases...get it out of my system to that prick. If I see him on the street, I want to throw rocks at him.

Crappy Valentine's Day

Well yet another man has managed to ruin yet another Valentine's Day. Good thing I was able to get my money back on those flowers before the order went through last week.
I suppose I have another dictator to add to my list (those who know me will know my habit of referring to ex-boyfriends by various totalitarian dictators). Thus far we have Hitler (Casey), though I am not sure if other necessarily apply. I mean, PJ was no dictator, and I don't think Jim amounted to much... maybe a lesser dictator, like say, Mussolini, or Pol Pot...
So this last one, "P"... any ideas which dictator he will go down in Adam's history as? Kim Jong Il? Chairman Mao? Stalin? Let's take a poll!

Oh well, at any rate, if there a less-than-special someone in your life, send them one of these cards!

Oh, and thanks to Margo for the great Valentine's day lunch, it cheered me up! =)Tonight I plan on going to Cobalt's tuesday night retro party.

Sunday, February 12, 2006

Snow Daze '06

See some of my pictures of the city in snow, by clicking here

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Pity Party

Today has been an awful day. Shit going on at work (my boss flying to London unannounced and leaving me with work), techincal issues, and relationshop issues, this has not been my best day.

One of my bosses at work gave me a chocolate gift set to cheer me up. It does make me feel a little bit better.

Two Year Anniversary Extravaganza!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen... February 06 marks the 2-Year Anniversary of Adam's Deep Blog!

Monday, February 06, 2006

Where in the World?

You'll notice under the "Links" section on the right-hand side of the page, there's now a global tacker... ie, I can see where in the world visitors to my blog are coming from. Manhattan? Zimbabwe? Saudi Arabia? We'll find out... it updates daily.

Since coming back from New York, it's been a lot of work, and a lot of partying. Retro Night at Cobalt, sushi at Sake, Apex, Superbowl party... this last week has really gone by. And I've been drunk more days out of the week than not. Dear readers, there's no trend here... it's just the boring January-February time of year, the post-holidays, when there's really nothing else to do except work and party.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

New York, New York...

I don't even have the strenght to go into it all right now... so just look at the pictures and let them tell the story!

Click here to see some of them.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

News Action Channel 6 reporting live from Adam's Life

I'll keep this post brief:

First, Saturday was Fred's birthday! Happy Birthday, Fred... or belated birthday... At any rate Phil and I went to have dinner with him, Margo, Manish, etc. at this sushi place in Foggy Bottom called Kaz Sushi Bistro. It was exceptionally good.. I highly reccomend it.

Speaking of restaurants I should reccomend, Phil and I also last Thursday finally ate at Churreria Madrid. It desevres it's own "review" later, but if you eat at one restaurant in the District this month, visit this place! It's absolutely amazing (and reasonably priced too). It's the best (if not only) authentic Spanish (as in Spain, people, not Mexican!!) restaurant in this city.

I am off to New York this Friday. Long story short I was offered the chance to go on a business trip to Portland, Oregon for a stupid conference. I've been to plenty of silly meetings etc. all the time that no one else in my office wanted to go on, so I was in the position to say no this time around (not that I mind getting paid to NOT be in the office, I usually jump at the chance for a trip). If I go to Portland it's going to be for fun, not some boring conference. And I already planned to go to NYC anyway, which brings me to this point. I'm always looking for more apartment things (kitchen, living room etc)... any places reccomended. I know the usual stores I can find in Manhattan, but if anyone has some not-well-known little place they'd like to reccomend to me, please do!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

When Bears Attack!

Life has been busy... I realize I need a re-cap of the last week, so here goes:

Wed. 11th - Phil and I saw "Wicked" at the Kennedy Center. We scored with box seats (a gift from one of Phil's friends) and the musical itself was amazing. If you have a chance to see this show, do so. I was starting to get sick (took the day off work) , but I still had a great night out.
Thurs. 12th - Went back to work despite not feeling so great. Fortunately co-workers had planned a happy hour at nearby Halo, which was fun (I used to not like Halo, but they are growing on me as one of my favorite bars).
Friday 13th- Yes, it was Friday the 13th... and long story short there were funding proposals due that hadn't been worked on...I won't bore you with my nightmarish day at work, but it was a bitch. On top of feeling ill, I actually stayed home that night! ( I know, how rare)
Saturday 14th - I slept in. Intrestingly it was Mid-Atlantic Leather Weekend. So Phil convinced me to check out the events going on at the Plaza Hotel (use your imagination: slings, whips, leather chaps). It was educational to say the least.

Somehow we wound up at Halo, and from there we treked over to the Green Lantern/Toolshed. Normally I wouldn't step foot in there, but hey, it was Leather Weekend and I secretly love to gawk at the leather daddies. We had a late dinner at Annie's (or as i call it, the Glass Coffin because of all the old queens who hang out in the window booths). Our waiter was truly interesting...
Sunday 15th - Started the day by going back to my apt. to get cleaned up, and I met Phil and his friend Cameron at Healthbar (1612 U St.). I think it's time for another...

Restaurant Review:

This place, sadly for me, gets two major thumbs down. What a clusterfuck!
Now, before I go any further, I will say they have awesome healthy smoothies. Worth going in for.
I will also make the disclaimer that perhaps the dinner or normal lunch times are better. But I was disapointed on almost every front, and their urban decor could not, alas, make up for the shitty service, confusing seat-yourself atmosphere (I HATE seat-yourself establishments), and poor, bland (yet surely healthy) food.
My advice: stear clear of brunch! Our waiter had tons of attitude, no service, the clientele is VERY yuppy U-Street, and the food (when it came) was not enough to make me ever want to come back.
I thought the drag brunch at Chaos has shitty food! But at least there were singing drag queens to make it worthwhile... not the case with over-hyped Healthbar!

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


I'm so excited... tomorrow night Phil and I are going to the musical "Wicked" being performed at the Kennedy Center. I'm just listending to the Broadway soundtrack now, and I can't wait to see the show tomorrow. Will tell how it goes...

In other news later this month we will both be going to New York City, it's been about a year unfortunately since the last time I was there. It's so close to DC, yet somehow I never get up there as much as I'd like to.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Domo Arigato, Sushi

Restaurant Review:

Last night Margo and I checked out the sushi restaurant Saki in Adams Morgan (2477 18th St).
We ordered a great deal of sushi, and even desert. Both the sushi rolls and the nigiri were good. And until 7:30 they have happy-hour prices which are pretty unbeatable, especially given the restarant's modern ambience and prime location.
The only downside seems to be the service. When you enter the first-floor sushi bar, the service seems to be fine on the right side... but the further down the bar you sit, the poorer the service becomes. Be forwarned.

Nevertheless, the place serves excellent sushi and has a great atmosphere, so I reccomend it! (They also have a good sized menu of non-sushi Japanese items for those squeemish of raw fish).

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Drama Fix, 2006!

So, I have survived the holidays(sometimes barely) and now live to gossip about it on my blog... when I should be working, because a certain project draws nearer to its completion. But like jello, there's always room for blogging.

So much has happened, in fact, I'm going to give a highly condensed version of the past two weeks.

First off, I have been on a paid vacation since December 23rd. Coming back to work today feels so weird.
I present, The Twelve Days of Drama-mas
So, 23rd - I was off work, and it was a beautiful sunny day. Took my new bike for a ride around town. If you haven't checked out Rock Creek Park's bike trails, you really ought to!

24th- Went home for Christmas Eve. Had a great dinner with the family, surprisingly drama-free. Alcohol may have had something to do with that.

25th- Christmas Day- I got a lot of great Christmas gifts this year! Among them, a stereo system (including a vinyl record player! - I love records), a smoothie maker/blender, other kitchen stuff, an electric fondue pot (thanks Phil), The French Laundry Cookbook (thanks Margo and Fred), living room stuff, money, and more!

26th - Day after Christmas - by this point, I remember why I don't live with my family. The family cheer was wearing thin, along with my patience with my mother's condescending comments and questions. I got a ride back into a city, and was glad to be home.

27th - Phil came back from visiting his family in Massachusetts. We went to JR's first and met friends of his, then we went to Cobalt for their Retro Night party. I had an awesome time. Maybe I drank too much.

28th- We had a relaxing day that involved us going to City Lights of China with Dena for dinner, watching a movie, and having a relaxing Wednesday night "in."

29th - Had dinner with Phil's friend Dave at CPK, went to JR's again, went to Cobalt was their "Best Package Contest" night. No, I did not enter the contest. Had a lot to drink...again.

30th - I dont think I did much of anything all day, except go shopping around Metro Center for a bit.

31st- New Year's Eve. Phil took me to a wonderful dinner at Ardeo on Connecticute Ave (Cleveland Park neighborhood). The food was absolutely amazing, it's a very nice restaurant. We shared a bottle of wine, and desert drinks, and went back to Phil's to open that bottle of Veuve champagne I won at the Festivus party. Always good stuff. From there we went to Cookie Buffet/Chris Dyer's (depending on if he's in drag or not) party at Hotel Helix. I was surpised just how many people were there. Among them, some of my co-workers, and two friends of Phil's.
After the midnight toast, we split and went up to a place in Columbia Heights neighborhood (yes, I know, there are fun places in Columbia Heights??) called Wonderland. It was interesting... I mean, I liked it for what it was, which was hard to put a finger on. Of course, I was by this point roaringly drunk. There was some drama with a drunk bitch and a taxi cab (which, I refuse to apologize for... I do occasionally have my princess moments) and drunken food, getting sick, and poor Phil having to take care of me through the NASTY hangover the next morning.

Jan 1st 2006- Maybe I'm superstitious, but I rang in the New Year well, so the whole year will hopefully be great. Well, I felt awful most of the next day, but I got my self together enough to cleap up and meet Margo and Fred for dinner in Chinatown. Afterwards we went in that place... I don't even know if it has a name. It's the shady-yet-charming Chinese herb and tea shop. If you haven't been in there, go... it truly feels like some back-alley shop in Beijing or Hong Kong. Here's to a fabulous New Year!