Saturday, June 28, 2008

Friday, June 27, 2008

Not Only Can He Cook...

Random thought: Men who are good with kids are hot.

It occurred to me after watching my boyfriend around kids; he's very good with children and kids like him. I think he's make a great dad one day.

Men with kids: Discuss!

Fire Away!

First off, Happy Birthday, Margo!

Switching gears, I realize what I’m about to write will probably piss off a good chunk of my friends. In fact, the topic lead to the first political argument er, discussion I’ve had with my boyfriend.

I’ve tried to steer away from politics and keep things light on here. I haven’t even written anything about the California marriage equality ruling… I plan n getting around to my thoughts on that soon. But yesterday I was very happy when I read that the Supreme Court had overturned the District of Columbia’s ban on handgun ownership.

There, I said it. I am pro-gun ownership. I think self-defense is a right, not a privilege, and in violent times I think it’s batshit crazy to tell people they can’t defend their homes when criminals are mugging/shooting/raping/gay-bashing people.

Ok, now I’m waiting for the text messages of horror from my friends. And no Margo, I didn’t buy you a gun for your birthday : ) But if you want…

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Best wishes to the witches

Oh gosh – I forgot to wish a) My friend F a great first day at his new job, and b) by friend P good luck at his deposition today!!

I love the term “deposition,” it sounds so dramatic! Last time I heard it was when Britney has fighting to get custody of her kids… which is so me in a few years when I’m in court fighting for my two out-of-wedlock kids. Anderson Cooper or Tom Brady could be the father, I’m not really sure. I’ll have to go on Maury or Jeremy Kyle to find out.

Murder on the Dancefloor

I actually don't have much for you today, so I'll leave you with some music. Sean is not feeling good today, so get well soon, baby!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Ostrich or the Egg

So dinner last night was amazing – Sean made an Asian chicken dish in a spicy sauce that was very good. It’s nice having someone cook for you (who knows how to cook) and all I had to do was set the music and chill the sake.

So while shopping for ingredients at the Whole Foods on Leesburg Pike near Sean’s, it seems that location carries ostrich eggs in their produce dept. Yes, ostrich eggs. If you’ve never seen one, they’re almost the size of a soccer ball. I was thinking, first, I had no idea their was such a demand for ostrich products. How do they taste? And my god, how many omelets could one make from one?

Has anyone actually used one before??

McDreamy Wednesdays : Birthday Edition

This is a special McDreamy Wednesday, in honor of Margo's birthday this Friday.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My Personal "Top Chef"

So tonight my man is coming over to cook for me! I love dating a chef! I'll tell you all how it goes...

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Monday, June 23, 2008

R.I.P. George Carlin

George Carlin passed away yesterday. In his honor, here's one of my favs: "Religion is Bullshit!" George, you will be missed. If nothing else, you always told it like it is.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Thanks for the Memories...

Pics from SLC are up now on my PhotoBucket album. Surprisingly all G-rated.


Friday, June 20, 2008

More on DC "Power Gays"

I had to laugh - I think P & F will get this... in fact, P, did you write this one?

From today's Washington Blade "Bitch Session" section...

"Why do realtors find it necessary to put their faces in their ads? Are they selling more than real estate?"

"I Know We're Cool..."

First, I want to wish congratulations to Fernando on his new job!!! Also, Happy Birthday (a week early, I know!) to Margo!! I’m looking forward to the celebrations!

I don’t have much else, except I’m glad the weekend is here. I’ve been very lucky and the last month has been all 4-day weeks. It’ll be hard to have an actual 5-day week! Sean and I are looking to take some time off this summer, actually, to go on vacation. Not sure exactly what yet, but we both agree another tropical beach type thing is in order. In the meantime, I’ll have to “settle” for the margaritas at Banana CafĂ©.

This song is dedicated to Stephen. He’s sort of the Anti-Drunky McDrunkerson when I think about it....

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Have a Nice Trip, See You Next Fall...

So today while grabbing lunch I saw this lady trip and fall. She tripped on nothing but air, too, which makes it funnier. And I don’t mean just stumble, I mean she full-on ate concrete!

Ok, so maybe I had to laugh a little. The point is embarrassing as it is, the same thing happened to me several weeks ago. I was walking around one evening and found myself falling head over heels (though fortunately I caught myself before I ate sidewalk).

To make matters worse a guy came up to help me…and he was an attractive older man! I wanted to die! I thought he was straight until… in my humiliation I was trying to scramble away after a brief thank-you, but he stopped me to say: “You should fall more often, it makes a cute guy like you more approachable.”

By this point I’m sure I was blushing. But as you probably know, flattery will get you everywhere with me. The man kept trying to chat with me before I made some lame excuse about having to be somewhere. The point is:

a) Why does this only happen to me when I’m in a relationship!! Mr. handsome older man where were you two years ago when I slipped on ice?
b) Lesson for all of us: though your backside an egos may be bruised, next time you want to grab someone’s attention, try falling! Apparently it makes you approachable!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Oh Snap!

Having come back from the HRC dinner in Utah, I think that you have to read this response to your run-of-the-mill Jeebus freak bigot comment, courtesy of Phillip.

McDreamy Wednesday - June 18th

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Don't Drink and Dive!

Seriously! After a weekend of not-so-wisely taking late-night drunken swims (and playing in that giant rubber ball - pics forthcoming) my body looks beat to hell. I still have bruises and cuts all over me! Drinking + swimming +rough/sharp objects = disaster! I'm surprised we didn't drown LOL.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Leaving Las Vegas Salt Lake...

Well you know when I arrived this afternoon on the flight back from Salt lake with F - we were greeted (of course) by a massive thunderstorm. What is it lately?

So the SLC was fun - it's always great to stay at the "Manoir du Verger" - thanks for everything, B. I have some pictures from the dinner event I'll upload later. It was nice just to spend a few days, aside from the dinner, just drinking black cherry cosmos and sitting by the pool (I've gotten some great color), or riding around in the Bently singing along to "Total Eclipse of the Heart" :)

Shit, now it's stuck in my head... "I don't know what to do, I'm always in the dark...."

Anyway, I'll leave you with some summer recommends:
"In the Country of Last Things" by Paul Auster - I read this on the trip, and really enjoyed it, though it's a bit depressing - not light summer reading.
"The Magus" by John Fowles - One of my favorite novels. I re-read it every few years because as I grow older, I discover more truths that I couldn't understand when I was younger.
"The Strangers" - I saw this with P & F, and I think they can attest that I'm sure my nails left permanent impressions on the armrests. I like some horror movies - this one is worth a watch. Favorite line: "Because you were home..."
I actually need some new stuff for my iPod - what's good that's out and new?

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Happy Pride 2008

Last time I was in Utah, whole swaths of mountainsides erupted in wildfires. I can’t wait to see what will happen this time! This evening I’m off to Salt Lake City for four days, and I realize I will be missing DC’s Pride Festival.

I’ve been to pretty much every Capital Pride since 2001, and I honestly think if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. I still love going, no doubt, when I am in town. But every year you see the same prehistoric fossils you see any other time at JR’s

Anyway, hAAppy Pride to everyone!!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

McDreamy Wednesday - June 11th

Here's your weekly check-up with Dr. McDreamy -

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hello, Hello!

This is so me. Flash flash flash!

Quote of the Day 06/10/08

"She has slept with every male star at MGM except Lassie."

-actress Bette Davis on rival Joan Crawford

Monday, June 09, 2008

Blind Item - 06/09/08

Oh the things you come across reading political articles on Google News...

Which person was profiled in a hometown paper recently for his work here in the big city of Washington? They must be so proud...

(as one friend said to me today, the reporter forgot to add "that he was a raging alcoholic that [tried to] hit his boyfriend and enjoyed blackouts regularly....)

Editor, Edit Thy Self

You know going back through posts I realize I should use Spell Check more often; my posts sometimes have the garbled spelling and grammar of Courtney Love's Myspace blog (which is you haven't read you must! - I use the word "read" loosely because unless you're fluent in Crack no one can make sense of it.)

Sunday, June 08, 2008

SPF 100

Staying indoors today has been, as has having air conditioning in the car! Sean and I did what any sensible person would do today when it's 100 outside- we went shopping! I got lots of cute new summer stuff. You know, I do feel a bit bad for Sean, I know shopping with me can not be fun for other person. It's probably very similar to how straight men feel shopping with their girlfriends. You know what I'm talking about, that bored stiff guy waiting by the dressing room, holding a purse and staring at his toes. Fortunately where we went there were lots of cooking-related stores, so being the chef that he is, there were stores to occupy him why I dealt with more important issues like shoes.

We put of "Sex and the City" because Margo's not feeling well - get well soon!! Last night I hung out with my friend from Richmond, Laura, and two of her friends who were in town for the night. Besides getting walloped with a flash storm that came out of nowhere, we had fun.

Oh, and I have to laugh - I was reading P's blog, and he mentioned a quote that referred to my hometown as "a faded seaside resort." Now being a native son of Virginia Bitch Beach I can attest that it is quite faded. And when VB isn't persecuting witches (no, not me, I'm referring to my predecessor the locally-famous Witch of Pungo) it is home to trashy people, who I won't name here, but one of whom tried to fuck with one of my best friends, a fellow witch. Say, didn't they have really bad tornadoes recently? LOL

Saturday, June 07, 2008

"So I Got My Cappuccino to Go..."

Saturdays in the park...Or maybe's hot as hell here this weekend. I have a friend from Richmond in town this evening, so I may hang out with her. Last night I went to Halo for the first time in awhile with F. I ran into Stephen and we ended up going to a few more bars together. It's funny to see him out considering when we dated he was such a hermit, and now he's all over the place. We got some much-needed food, too. I had a fun Friday. Oh, and tomorrow I am finally going to see Sex in the City with Sean and Margo :)

Hmm, I think that's all I have today, so I'll leave with some music. Everytime I hear/read something from Girls Aloud I think of Phillip, so here goes...

Friday, June 06, 2008

Quote of the Day - Friday June 6th

"No one laughed harder than Chevy Chase when the town of Chevy Chase tried to change its name to Not Funny, Maryland."

-comedian/writer Al Franken

Thursday, June 05, 2008

The Converging of Storms

So, I’m looking forward to a weekend at home this weekend. Boston was fun – Tom Brady is like god there - his face is all over the place. It's a good thing I left Sean at home. And I got that eerie feeling when I hit the gay clubs, as I was in Drunky McDrunkerson’s home turf. It was like some disturbance in the Force, complete with rain and lighting lol. Next week I’m traveling with the other “witches” to Utah, which I’m looking forward to.

I found out I’m getting my stimulus check from the IRS, which needs to hurry and get here. It’s the only good thing Bush has done in 8 years, but talk about a day late and $600 short. And I know what my friend P thinks about Obama getting the nomination. Personally, I think I’ve become so turned-off by things (and I realize it’s rather self-indulgent) that I don’t really care which Dem. runs, just so long as they win. Either way, Obama/Hillary (let’s call them Obillary) are afraid to touch the “M” word. Instead they dance around marriage equality by saying “civil unions” or “domestic partnerships” etc. So basically I’m still looking at Canada or the UK for sooner-than-later emigration.

Things are looking up and up for Sean. I won’t jinx things but he has some great new opportunities I don’t think he’s interested in the LA chefing job, though, so you all won’t be losing us to SoCal. My friend M is of to SoCal, actually – safe travels M and I will keep posting McDreamy for you on Wednesdays!

Blind Item

Which former employer did I see yesterday? Not only did she not try to run me over (as I imagined she would – let’s just say we were not on good terms) she pulled over to talk to me! She told me I looked great (duh!) blah blah blah, glad to hear things are going well. Of course I immediately called the other two “witches.”

Maybe she thinks we’re on good terms again? Hold on dear, let me put another knife in your back. Smile and say cheese! LOL

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

McDreamy Wednesday

I think I'm going to start a tradition here. Unlike some of my sporadic ongoing themes (Trend Graveyard, Ex & the City, Blind Items) from now on Wednesdays on The Poison Pen shall henceforth be McDreamy Wednesdays.

So here's Patrick Dempsey, bringing the hump day pretty.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Mr. Cooper!

Thanks to my friend F for reminding me that today, Anderson Cooper turns 41! How could I forget my own first husband's birthday? 
Happy Birthday, Andy!

Monday, June 02, 2008

Back from Bah-ston

Back from a weekend in Boston - I was there for the True Colors tour. I'm too tired to write much about it right now, but it was a lot of fun - saw Cyndi Lauper, the B-52's, Regina Spektor and a few others acts I can't really remember. Saw all the touristy stuff by day and even got to see a little nightlife. I just can't get past those accents - can you imagine being in bed with someone who talks like that. There's very little sexy about the Boston accent ::cringe::