Friday, February 29, 2008

"Just Like a Prayer..."

Hmmm maybe God does exist, after all. Read this.

Happy Leap Year Day, y'all!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hump Day Entertainment

I thought this little movie was cute... and reminds me of just how surreal London with the right people ;)

3rd Annual Now Film Festival -Wk 19 Finalist - City Paradise

Friday, February 22, 2008

525,600 Minutes....

I realized today is close to my anniversary of leaving "BarfDay," and finding my new/current job. Funny all the things that happen over the course of a year. And that I went from being around green granolas to dating a guy who drives an SUV. Life is strange!

"Don't Drink for Me AArgentina!"

And a special shout-out to a reader, who from the magic of my daily blog IP address reports, I see has been reading my blog from Buenos AAires. Don't take my gentle teasing too badly, now. I tease because deep down I actually hope for your recovery one day. Have a safe and sober time in South AAmerica!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

The Poison Pen

I’ve been thinking a name change is due for some time – you may’ve noticed small changes here and there, and now Adam’s Deep Blog has been reinvented as The Poison Pen.

The name came about, actually, last Tuesday night at a certain 80’s night. I was with a group of friends, one of whom asked “Why is it so dead here lately?” and others began joking about my blog’s rather blunt assessment of certain establishments,

“Adam’s poison pen… or should we say poison keyboard!”

I'd find it amusing if my words had that much power to curse, alas. The reference further extends from one of my/our favorite films, the wonderful All About Eve. Watch this gem staring Bette Davis if you haven’t – it truly is one of the bitchiest movies ever.

What’s been new in my life? I had a much-needed 3-day weekend. Sean and I spent time together Saturday and Sunday. There’s a great place we went for dinner Saturday called Sette near Dupont. They have great Italian food- I recommend it! On Sunday I actually got Sean to try Ethiopian – and he liked it! I guess he had a bad experience years ago trying it at some place in Maryland (that says it all right there LOL) so he was scared to try it. But I’m happy to report he liked the place I took him to, Meskerem, so much he wants to go back! I could eat that injera bread all day long.

A Happy Birthday to our friend Marc!! (also a speedy recovery on his injured thumb!) We are celebrating tonight at Marrakesh Palace. I think it’s really nice what they did with that place – do any of you remember when it was “Mr.P’s?” I realize the place had historical significance to the gay community, but I remember that place was scary – as is structurally. You could feel your feet sinking into the rotting wood floors as you walked across it. CREEEK! I heard it cost the new owners a pretty penny to gut the place. Having been there for dinner once already – it’s got wonderful food and belly dancing, and if you’re lucky you can get the Middle-Eastern style couches.

Oh, and last night was a lunar eclipse. I had no idea until Sean called me to tell me to look outside!

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Happy Valentine's Day!! A second wonderful Valentine's Day with Sean - it's so great to be with a man as wonderful as Sean, who treats me so amazingly! I'm so happy I've found him and have him in my life!!

[Update 02/15/08 - Post-Valentines: What an awesome day yesterday was. Sean cooked for me last night - it's nice to have your own private chef ;) He made a lobster-stuffed sole with polenta and red wine-sauteed shallots for the main course - it was fantastic. And I love the cupcakes he had sent to my office - very cute. ]

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

"Mancrushes" and Tom Brady

A rather timely article I saw on my friend Mike Rogers' gay news blog PageOneQ. It's all about mancrushes...and Tom of course
[02/13/08 - Updated with better link]

The Tom Brady Man Crush

"It's a phenomenon called the Tom Brady Man Crush, and it has taken hold of straight male football fans - yes, even some Giants fans - all over New York City.

As defined by, a man crush is when a "straight man has an extreme admiration for another man, as though he wants to be him." But Mike Philbrick, editor at's Page 2, offers a quick litmus test for diagnosing the Brady bromance: Would you turn down buying your girlfriend a drink if Tom Brady asked you to buy him a drink instead? "

Monday, February 11, 2008

"There's No Place Like Home" *Click Click*

I am so glad to be back home. I was in Detroit much of this week for the Creating Change conference. The conference was a lot of fun – it was great to network with all the faces in the GLBT movement, attend some great workshops, and even have some fun in Motor City (who knew!). As a side note, as our hotel was on the border – I had a lovely view of Canada – am I the only one who saw the irony in having a gay rights conference across from a country where we already have them?? Anyway, I also got to spend time with my aunt, uncle, and grandmother. It seems I also brought the cold back with me (it was 7°F when I left).

The flight though was terrible! I swear I had some of the scariest turbulence I’ve ever experienced. I started to worry when I noticed even the flight attendants looked panicked. Things were flying, people were puking. I have no illusions about any “afterlife” but come on universe! After all the shit I’ve been through I’m not going down in a plane crash! And if I do have to die in a plane crash, certainly not on NorthWest economy! At least make it British Airways first-class!

So I’ve never been happier to land, and there was Sean waiting for me, and I’ve never been happier to see him!!
I have to mention: for dinner we braved the wind and went to the quirky Mark’s Duck House. If you haven’t been there, it’s worth the experience. Their menu is about 20 pages of items in Chinese, some other languages, and sometimes English. It’s the real-deal Chinese cuisine, and it’s a sort of locals’ favorite in Falls Church, Va. Our duck was very good.

I’m still working on Valentine’s Day ideas (I know, it’s 3 days away!) and Sean seems to have something up his sleeve but I don’t know what. We shall see!

Monday, February 04, 2008

"Leave Tom Alone!"

Tom Brady, I don't care what they say, you'll always be the winner in MY book!

Sigh... anyway I have some pictures from this weekend. Margo, Fernando, his man Brandon, and Rebbecca went to the annual orchid show at the National Botanic Gardens. And no, we did not find the elusive chocolate orchid. The orchid show was great otherwise, and I had a fun day. Sean and I went to a really, really bad Mongolian BBQ restaurant - does anyone know of a good one in the area? They're almost as elusive as those damn orchids.