Sunday, March 30, 2008

Cherry Blossoms!

What a much-needed weekend it was! I wish I had tomorrow off too! That's one thing I hate about March and April - there are hardly any 3-day weekends.
I had a lovely weekend spent mostly with Sean, though I did go out with friends Thursday (see last post) and Friday night to Apex - hadn't been there in a while. Poor Sean had a long week, so we didn't do much except dinner and drinks, and we ran into some of his co-workers at Halo.
Today we braved the crowds and went to see the annual cherry blossom festival. It seemed a bit colder than past years, but the blossoms were at their peak. I have some pictures here.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Daddy-complex Diner

For some reason, the 18th & U Diner is the place to be on D.C., esp. for the worst trash that DC's gay "scene" has to offer. Now, as a guy who loves older men (paging Anderson Cooper and my side-fling Dan Abrams!) you would think I would LOVE the Duplex Diner (or as I refer to it, the Daddy-complex Diner).
But all the guys there seriously are so in love with themselves. Newsflash: you're only "A list" in this pathetic backwater called Washington. Try pulling it off in a real 1st class city like London and see how far you get. I only mention this because I went into that swamp last night with some friends. It's always rubbed certain friends and I the wrong way, so it was ironic I had a better time at JR's (I know, right!).
Speaking of which, someone told me that JR's used to be a church - no wonder I hate the place! It's like in The Omen when they tried to take little Damien to church! That shit burns!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Scout's Honor!

Seeing this magazine cover reminded me that my boyfriend is an Eagle Scout. (Isn't that so cute, right?!) He laughs when I ask him if he still has his uniform...

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Eastivus!

I hope everyone had a safe spring equinox/St. pAAtrick’s Day/ Easter. I think the “Easter Brady” visited me, LOL, I got an Easter basket filled with my beloved pecan eggs and Reese’s peanut butter bunnies. I also went over to my family’s house for dinner yesterday.

My mother has a new toy – a Spitfire convertible (if you can imagine my mom driving a Spitfire) so yesterday afternoon she took me for a ride in it – it’s actually a lot of fun to drive too. I wouldn’t mind borrowing it sometime! Anyway, we drove out into the country and we randomly stopped at a very old graveyard. Not sure why, but we did. We were looking around at these tombstones, all of them very old, from around the mid 1800’s… when I stopped dead in my tracks. There were several with our last name. Now, my last name is far from common, so when I see it anywhere it’s a bit of a shock. Who knows, maybe it’s an omen – either way it was a bit too morbid, so I got out of there.
Not to be morbid, but I only mention that story because it’s been a morbid week – Sean’s grandmother passed away (he is flying up to New York for the funeral), one of his cooks in the kitchen died yesterday.
I swear I almost joined those ranks yesterday – I’m ashamed to admit I slipped and fell – hard- out of the shower. I landed very hard on my arm and thought I might have to go to the E.R. Fortunately I didn’t. But falling in the bathroom, gray hair, it’s all happening way too soon! I need to stop singing along to my iPod in the shower - Britney it's all your fault!

Ok, let’s think positive now – the Cherry Blossoms are here and I’m excited to see them this weekend! Warm weather is coming soon! Oh, and check out the Washington Post's Peep Contest. Too funny!

And I'm so absent-minded: I forgot to give a birthday shout-out to my friend "B" who celebrated his birthday last week. We suprised him with dinner at Floriana, followed by Halo (they changed their menu, for the better - try the black cherry cosmo) and this wonderful champagne Phillip found from Moet made with nectar. I asked Sean to find me some and now he's added it to his restaurant's menu!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

More video fun

I've been on a YouTube kick lately, but there's so many fun clips out there!
Bored? Watch the pickle-phobe girl. I love Maury Povich - I need to be on his show, stat!

Monday, March 17, 2008


How appropriate for St. PAAtrick's Day! A town in AArgentina (wasn't ____ just there, too? LOL) is being terrorized by a gnome-like creature. According to reports, local teenagers caught it on film, and claim it's not a hoax. It is pretty creepy, and makes one wonder what the hell it actually is. Wait for the last ten seconds of the video clip....

"Green With Envy" - St. PAAtrick's Day 08!

Happy St. PAAtrick's Day, everyone!!

And remember, ____, today is the day to put down that pint of Guiness (ok, who are we kidding, more like pint of whiskey!) and get thee to your local 12-step program meeting! You can do it!

In other news in my life. I went out Friday and Saturday... Sean surprised me with an Easter basker (very cute).

Yesterday Sean took me to the outlet stores in Leesburg. The last time I was in those parts was for Festivus at "Natalie's" ages ago. I actually liked all the outlet stores. They had a lot of cooking places, I noticed. I got some new kitchen stuff along with some Spring clothes. It was a fun day of retail therapy!
I want to wish Margo a welcome back from Minnesota! And also a happy anniversary for her and Fred!!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The British Britney

Today I want to introduce my fellow Americans to our friends across the pond's answer to Britney: meet Kerry Katona.

This woman is a total trainwreck too, and I love her. Well besides the facts she was married to one of the boys from Westlife. [ and as a side story I'm ashamed to admit I know about them. I recall a certain former co-worker/friend "C" told me he was in love with Westlife and I thought I like this guy already. Though he prefers Nicky, I think Shane is cuter. ]

Anyway, my first introduction to Ms. Katona was in England last year I saw her on some commercial and recognized her from Perez always making fun of her. I was like "who is this stupid woman and why can't she pronounce langoustines! (really posh prawns!)" [my British friends will get the reference]. I'm not really sure what she's up to these days. Sorry to my American readers who are probably confused now.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Break the Ice

Oh Britney, I have to say I love your new video. Very "Anime." You know, I should be animated and have my own cartoon, seriously. Battling drunk alcoholic exes, environmental whackjob ex-coworkers, homophobes, seducing Tom Brady...

I'm sure they had to do animation because she was in the hospital, and the first two videos off of "Blackout" were so trash-tastic. I mean, stripping and dancing in a bathroom. That pretty much sums her up lately, actually. I miss the "pink wig" level of craziness. You always knew she about to have a meltdown when the pink wig was on. I think it's become almost an adjective amongst friends these day ie "He's having some issues... like 'pink wig' crazy." Come back to us crazy Britney! I'll buy you all the pink wigs a ghetto dollar-store can stock!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"A Touch of Gray"

So this morning while brushing my teeth I noticed in my red beard there was… a patch of gray hairs! Maybe it was just bad lighting! I’m actually not that concerned about it. Anderson Cooper is a testament that gray is OK. I just wasn’t expecting it so soon.

And speaking of hair color, as my friends P.B. and F.R. will remember a week ago at Halo, when a man asked “Is your beard red? That’s hot!” And then he had to ask, “So, are you red… down there?” Sigh. Now all that’s missing is Brandon Davis insulting me like he did Lindsay. In my defense, there are several men who I’m sure are ginger “down there” and are quite fine (paging my third future husband, Prince Harry!).

And a little St. PAAtrick's Day wisdom for you-know-who!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The XXVII Jubilee!

So in “upcoming events” there is some Irish guy and some guy who got crucified – but let’s talk about the important holidays – like my birthday!!

So save the date – Sat. April 19th will be the day (my actual b-day falls on a Wednesday – yuck). I haven’t sent out my annual themed Evites yet as I haven’t decided where to hold court. Banana CafĂ© was a lot of fun last year, I could do that again as a starting off point. I was also considering Halo or some other place to begin the evening with good cocktails and comfy seating. Yes, even ____, if you’re reading this, can come. Make his a virgin diet coke!

Well give me your feedback as to where (no, JR’s is not an option). I think I might also have a pre-drinks dinner. If it’s anything like years past we will all need food!

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Irish You Were Sober!

[post-edit] I've decided from this point onwards to offer nothing but encouragement instead of (albeit funny) jokes at ____'s expense. Right now he needs encouragement this St. PAAtrick's Day season to quit drinking, lord knows he is surrounded by enough enablers. I won't even call him "Drunky" anymore. We're rooting for you - you can do it!!!

And speaking of seasonal HOlidaze, Easter is around the corner and that means my favorite seasonal candy - nougat eggs!!! I've been looking all over for these things. I sent poor Sean on a mission to find them too. They only come out once a year (probably for a reason) don't laugh at me!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Quiz Time! (A Blog Intervention-tacular!)

In an effort to be both fun and educational, I am including a link to the DC AA page, where certain persons can find AA meetings geared for gay men, conveniently located on P St. in Dupont. I’m just sayin.
But ____, you say you’re not an alcoholic? Well let’s see what their quiz has to say. And since you aren’t here (or probably wouldn’t answer honestly) I will answer for you in red. What’s that saying, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Oh wait, bad choice of words. Anyway...

Quiz: Are you an alcoholic?

1. You decided to stop drinking for a week or so, but only lasted for a couple of days...

YES! I can’t help but feel responsible, too. On that first fateful night at Lauriol Plaza you had been sober for months. And then I had to go an order a margarita. It was all downhill from there. It was stupid of me.

2. You wish people would mind their own business about your drinking- stop telling you what to do...

YES!! You get so annoyed, I know, when someone criticizes your drinking. Major red flag!

3. You have ever switched from one kind of drink to another in the hope that this would keep you from getting drunk...

Hmmm not sure. I’ll give you a free pass on this one. No.

4. You have had to have an "eye-opener" upon awakening during the past year...

No… I hope you aren’t at that point!

5. You envy people who can drink without getting into trouble...


6. You had problems connected with drinking during the past year... Be honest! Doctors say that if you have a problem with alcohol and keep on drinking, it will get worse -- never better. Eventually, you will die, or end up in an institution for the rest of your life. The only hope is to stop drinking.

YES!!! Broken bones after a night of pAArtying – ring any bells?

7. Your drinking caused trouble at home...

YES! You’ve always had a lover – alcohol. End the affair now!

8. You have tried to get "extra" drinks at a party because you might not get enough…


9. You tell yourself you can stop drinking any time you want to, even though you keep getting drunk when you don't mean to…


10. You have missed days of work or school because of drinking... Many of us admit now that we "called in sick" lots of times when the truth was that we were hung-over.


11. You have had "blackouts"... A "blackout" is when we have been drinking hours or days which we cannot remember.

YES!!! Like threatening to hit me and not remembering the evening the next morning.

12. Have you ever felt that your life would be better if you did not drink?

Yes – you knew enough to try and stop before. Why not give it another go – this time with the help of a 12-step progrAAm. No, this doesn’t mean stopping temporarily. It means stopping for good! This may sound tough, but millions of people in recovery will tell you it’s the only way!
SCORE: The site says any score over 4 is a sign of alcoholism. Let’s see… your score is TEN! I’d say it’s time to go to a meeting. It can’t hurt.

Thanks to "P.B." for providing this useful PSA... (by the way, am I weird for thinking Dr. Drew is kinda sexy??)