Monday, April 30, 2007

From Russia (House) with Love

Quote of the Day:
"Never doubt that a small group
of thoughtful, committed citizens
can change the world. Indeed, it's
the only thing that ever has."
-- Margaret Mead

What a week it had been - since my last post I peeled from my sunburn (what I get for going overboard with the sun last weekend), went to Capitol Hill for the introduction of the ENDA legislation (which aims to protect GLBT persons from employment discrimination on the federal level) had dinner with Joe Solmonese of HRC, celebrated Fernando's birthday (Happy Birthday, Fernando!!)

The dinner I had on Thursday night, when I met Joe, was at The Russia House. I think I've found a new favorite restaurant in the city. Actually I've been there several times before but usually just for drinks and appetizers. Being a bit of a Russophile myself (I studied Russian for 3 years in college) I wanted to try the food (I was thinking of taking Sean there). The vodka list itself in impressive (of course) and the food was superb. I'll definitely be going back.

Friday night we celebrated Fernando's birthday with a party at Margo's house, followed by Banana Cafe. We went out again Saturday night to Halo, then to dancing at Apex, the end of the story being Sean and I didn't even wake up the next day until 2 (it felt so early...)At any rate I love it when I get Sean to dance...
But we did manage to get ourselves together for a beautiful day and we went to Great Falls Park. Pictures forthcoming... We also realized we hadn't eaten all day (save for that large slice of post-Apex pizza, so bad yet so good...) so we went to Brio's in Tyson's Corner for dinner. I'd forgotten how good that place is, and how large their portions are (what do you think I'm eating for lunch today). Speaking of lunch, I'm hungry. More later!

Monday, April 23, 2007

In Recovery

After my birthday I think I celebrated myself into sickness. Of course I have NO idea how my immune system could've gotten down, what with the flowing booze, cold wet weather (wink). SO the end of last week was spent nursing myself back from a nasty few days of flu. But alas, those of you who thought it was a good idea to play with the Adam voodoo doll - I am back and better than ever!
What a wonderful weekend it was too! I went out per the usual Friday night, and went shopping Saturday, found some cute things for summer, went to Old Town with friends, met up with Sean. Sunday him and I had a picnic in Dupont Circle, and went to see everything in bloom at Dumbarton Oaks in Georgetown. I always love to go there in the Spring, whenthe gardens are at their best. Maybe it's because I've been inside for the past 6 months, but I managed to get burned yesterday while being out and about! Anyway, here are the pictures of our visit.

Monday, April 16, 2007

(my real) Birthday

Here are the birthday pictures. I will let them speak for themselves. Thanks to everyone who made my birthday weekend so fabulous! I plan on continuing the celebration tonight, though not to the same extent.

Thursday, April 12, 2007


Since I probably won't be checking back in until next week, this weekend is my Birthday celebration! (My birthday techincally falls on Monday 16th, but who wants to party on a Monday?)
Festivities surrounded by my close friends and Sean, food, drink, and presents - I'll report it all after the 26th year celebration of all things Adam.

By the way, today Sean met me for lunch at an amazing little place that I never even knew was there- a tucked away courtyard off of N st near Dupont Circle called The Iron Gate Inn Restaurant. Intimate, romantic, wonderful food, and a dining courtyard that reminds me of something I saw in France. What a great little European-style gem in the hart of downtown! Sean and I will be making many trips back, no doubt! I reccomend the leg of lamb.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Mr. Cooper

No reason in particular - I just felt like posting a pic of silver fox Anderson Cooper. I wish he'd just officially come out already. He should do a story on me.

"That's right, Adam. Now take of the pants..."

Monday, April 09, 2007

Eastivus Dinner

What a surreal week this past week has been for me...actually I'm calling last week my "Adam Lohan Week" since I was going out everynight pretty much. Funny how lately I've been going out more on "schoolnights" than on the weekends. But I won't bore you the details of all that. I did, however get to meet "Dear Abby" when she stopped by to visit the office, that was one interesting thing...
Sunday Sean aka "Chef Tom" invited a bunch of us to his place in McLean for Easter/Eastivus dinner. Ok, a side note about the "Chef Tom" thing - it began when certain friends remarked how Sean A) resembles Tom Brady and B) is in fact a chef. Which of course would make me Gisele. Anyway Chef Tom/Sean made a fantastic 5-course meal, and nothing is better than a great meal, great wine, and great friends. (hopefully pictures forthcoming...). From the caviar parfaits, to the quail, to the scallops...everything was perfect. Why can't Xmas/Festivus be so fun and stress-free? (and if you're wondering, I made Sean an Easter basket).

Thursday, April 05, 2007


Could it be?? Whitney Houston could be poised for a come-back! LOVE IT! I always thought had it not been for Bobby she could have been bigger than trend-snatching Madonna. She could really sing. But alas, we've all had our Bobby Browns (I had my Casey and Drunky). But go Whitney for ditching him and hopefully moving forward!

The D-Listed Blog has this to report...
"It's the end of a crackhead era! Whitney Houston's divorce to Bobby Brown has been finalized. An Orange County, CA judge granted Whitney's petition and gave her full-custody of Bobbi Kris. The divorce will be a done deal on April 24th.
Whit told the court that Bobby was a crapp daddy. "If he says he's going to come, sometimes he does. Usually he doesn't."
She left the court in tears and refused to speak to reporters. Bobby Brown's attorney said he will appeal the judge's decision. Bobby was not in court. He apparently isn't happy with the settlement.
Let's send Whit Whit our love during this terrible time, so homegirl doesn't turn to the pipe. Also, let's ask her to please go back to the way she looked in the 90s..."

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


And people wonder why I'm an Athiest. Check out this BBC documentary of my favorite rabid anti-gay (make that anti-everything) religious whackjob, Fred Phelps, delivering his unique blend of cult-meets-circus fire and brimstone. (You can watch all 7 segments in ten-minute clips).

Happy Easter/Passover, suckers.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


I'm getting back with Casey ("Hitler") - we're moving to Canada and getting married. I started smoking again. I've become a Republican and I love Maryland.


Didn't mean to frighten anyone with the above headlines. On to more serious matters...
What have I done with myself? Well, my new job has kept me rather busy, but it's so nice to be near freinds for lunches in the Circle. Last Friday I wen tout with pretty much everyone in my circle of friends to Banana Cafe again, that was fun. The next morning I made the mistake of saying I would meet my family early, which I still managed to do. It was my Dad's birthday, so we went out to celebrate that, but I also did my mother's gardeing for her. She put her back out years ago and can't garden as much as she likes to - so being the good Gay son that I am I weed, ho, and dig her garden every year, plants flowers and vegetables. I actually enjoy it, gardening vicariously as I don't yet have a yard of my own. All she has to do is water and harvest.
I went out that night to Noche de Fuego with Phillip and Fernando, which is a nice alternative from the ususal suspects (Like my most favorite bar JR's - April Fools again!)I didn't drink, one reason being a) didn't feel like it and b) I don't HAVE to drink to have a good time (Phil, are you reading this??)Speaking of Drunky - he pathetically contacted Phillip on Myspace. Doesn't he get that Phillip wouldn't touch him with a 10 foot pole? Phillip responded wisely; "Aren't you the drunk who tried to hit my friend?" Thanks Phillip - Heheh as the song goes "That's what friends are for..."
Actually Phil isn't a drunk (APRIL FOOLS! Ok, thats the last joke I promise). Yesterday Sean and I went to see the annual Cherry Blossom Festival at the Tidal Basin. It was wonderful, now seems to be a good time to see them, all the trees are out! We went to dinner together... and speaking of dinner I know he has something up his sleeve for next Sunday ("Eastivus" - Athiest easter, like Festivus for X-mas). He's planning a dinner party for all of our friends at his new condo in VA. I'm excited to see what he has planned - I'll keep you updated!