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.