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!