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!