Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Corn Dazed

So one of these weekends Sean wants me to take him to the corn maze- apparently there's one out going towards the Shenandoah. In fact, I think I've seen the signs for it on the way to apple/wine country. Has anyone been? Do I need to bring my GPS tracker to get out of it?

Ooh - pumpkin spice lattes are back at Starfucks. And don't look at me like that - yes I am the guy that actually orders the gimmick seasonal drinks. And with soy milk, too.

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up soon, as is our 2-year anniversary and I have no idea what to get him for either. He's such a hard person to shop for (not that I'm not, cough cough). Any ideas?

Drugs Are Bad, Mmmmkay?

When I was in a record shop in Alexandria over the weekend, I came across Amy Winehouse's first album cover, and recalled how nice she looked back then, before the booze and drugs. This is was the hard stuff will do to you. Such a waste of talent! ... Discuss

Monday, September 29, 2008


Jeebus! Normally I would have saved this for my "DILF Wednesdays" but something this good couldn't wait.

Do not adjust your computer screen. Yes, that is Dr. Drew. (I don't know who the 2 douches are on the left, who cares!) Daddy's been working out!

Weekends Are Too Short

You know?! But I had a great time; Watched the debates Friday night at a neighbors - I think we all felt pretty unanimously that the Obamassiah got his ass handed to him by McCain, which was very distressing indeed. Especially since Obama is usually such a good orator. It seemed to me he just let McSame walk all over him. Before I thought Obama could drink baby's blood and still win the election - it should be a shoe-in. Now I'm getting a little worried...

So it was too rainy to do anything else (I got soaked earlier in the day at the grocery store, not fun) so I stayed in. Saturday evening I went with Sean to his friends Walt and Scott's house in Vienna (near Fairfax) for a party. I got to meet some of Sean's other friends and colleagues I rarely get to meet, so I love being a part of his life more and more. The party was very nice and Walt & Scott have a very beautiful house.

Sunday we slept in and went to brunch at Lauriol Plaza (hadn't been there in a while - and shocker I actually ordered something besides my usual "enchilladas de mariscos!") we went to Old Town Alexandria to look at the art at the Torpedo Factory by the river, there was some weird historical bloat thing, got ice cream, tried to stay out of the rain. I love that part of town, it's very romantic. That night we went to see "Choke" with Margo, Fred, & Crystal. (F, I thought you were coming too?) at the E Street Cinema. I liked it. It's based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk - and while I haven't read that particular book, I had an idea of the absurdity to expect. It's a dark comedy I recommend seeing.

Oh, and hat-tip to Crystal for forwarding this to me: "The many loves of Anderson Cooper." All of it lies of course. It's all just a smokescreen so the public won't learn about our drive-thru wedding in Niagara Falls.

Friday, September 26, 2008

FridAAy Musings

Here's a potpourri of stories, since I have nothing today, besides a pAArty at a neighbors house to watch the presidential candidate debate (yes, you read that correctly). I guess that shit is on again now that Dubya pumped $700 of our taxes to boost the economy. Whatevs.

Patrick Dempsey (AKA McDreamy) likes spanking. Oh the visions in my mind...

Redskins player Chris Cooley, the team's tight-end (oh, I'll bet he is...) accidentally posted a picture of his dick on his blog. Haven't we all done that? Cough, I mean, except me. Anyway the guy is pretty hawt, so I was all excited until I actually saw it (NSFW - not safe for work!). Why couldn't it have been Tom Brady instead?

Britney has a new album coming soon? The Blue Dog Speaks, please advise!

Pic of the Day: Do I Even Have to Comment?

Even though I know mAAssachusetts former governor Mitt Romney is now a has-been, I came across this picture and had to post. Insert your own captions.

Thursday, September 25, 2008


So being in-the-know of the culinary world due to my boyfriend and his colleagues, I always am amused at the emerging culinary trends. I often ask myself, “What’s next?” Of course the by the time a trend trickles down from London and Paris, to New York – and then way further down to DC – it’s usually stale. Take Thai for instance. Ages ago I remembered the Thai places all over London. Then New York. And a few years ago the trend hit this area and it seemed for awhile there were more Thai joints than Chinese take out! (Not that this is a bad thing, I do adore Thai food).

So now it seems around here the great trend is cupcakes. Here in DC we had CakeLove, and now it too is facing competition from others. A new place just opened last week over on Connecticut Ave. by Dupont Circle. Cake Love has locations in the suburbs now, and there’s some place over in Georgetown that just opened up as well.

Now I do love cupcakes, but none of these fools can come close the Magnolia Bakery in New York. Every time I’m in NYC I make the pilgrimage down to Bleeker St. to wait in line and get my cakes. They rarely make it back home ; )

But now that I think about it, I think Magnolia’s cakes might be cursed. I used to think it was just NYC, which is why I hesitate to go there with Sean. I mean a trip to NYC, for me, have always spelled relationship doom. Casey and I would always get into arguments going there – and we broke up there. Drunky and I didn’t break up there per se, but during that shiteous bus ride back, he brooded the whole way back to DC. And both break-ups were after… you guessed it, after visiting Magnolia Bakery! Those cupcakes are darksided!

Of course, Sean and I broke the curse on Harper’s Ferry, so who knows, maybe we’d be just fine!

When You’re (Not) Walkin in Memphis

So the Presidential debate this Friday got cancelled, and yours truly is actually somewhat relieved I didn’t have to fly to Memphis, TN (and the hour drive to the campus of the University of Mississippi). My biz trip was cancelled earlier this week due to other reasons behind the debate changing, but now it seems it’s cancelled altogether, or is it? I can’t keep up with the news! It’s so exhausting! Anyway, I was sort of set to go, if only to see my boyfriend’s hometown – yes, my man is a Southern Gentleman, I do declare!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

DILF Wednesdays : Tom Brady

I saw this "Smart" Water ad on a bus-stop the other day. It's my husband #2, Tom Brady, getting off a special chartered helicopter that takes him to our cozy mansion in the English countryside...

Is This Really News?

Least-surprising headline of the decade:

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


I want to see this when it comes out! A film sure to piss off the "people of faith" or whatever euphemism religious folks have these days.

Religulous! by Bill Maher

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Worst Week"

I've been seeing ads today for a new show called "Worst Week" and I noticed the main character kinda looks like Drunky a little...

Two Truths and a Lie

Let’s see what’s in the news for this magical Monday, the fall equinox:

George Michael busted again, in a park with drugs. Again. Seriously, this is so old-school gay, cruising in parks and such. Come on, George!

Pirates Upstage Westboro Baptist Church – this is seriously funny, matey!

And finally, it seems my husband #1, Anderson Cooper, has found a new love in some hussy homowrecking twink nobody, whose "acting" credits include the shiteous Another Gay Movie. Anderson, you have to be kidding me. I don’t why Michael Musto of The Village Voice is spreading these lies! That’s it, Andy, I’m doubling my alimony claim!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Attention Shoppers, Attention

So today was a beautiful day and I went shopping with Margo, because we both share a love of fall fashions. We surprised my chef boyfriend at his restaurant for lunch, Margo got a new fabulous espresso machine out of it. We went shopping afterwards at Tysons Corner (both malls) and I almost got this jacket at Martin + Osa, but I didn't - I'm always so indecisive on such things. Now that I'm back home I wish I'd just bought it - (Fred will have to coordinate with me so we don't wear the same coats on the same day LOL). Back to the mall! But that's not why I'm posting...

It seems my witch-sister Hortencia's problem lately of attracting married men has transferred on to me! With Margo as my witness I was checked out by several married men - with their wives and kids nearby. Actually they were all decently attractive, but the point is what's up with this town?!?

The center of attention - even when we're up shopping at the mall!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Adam's Canadian Thanksgiving, Eh

So this year I’m going to enjoy two Thanksgivings a month apart. How, you ask?

Well I’m going to visit a friend in Halifax, Nova Scotia next month. Being clever, I planned to go over our Columbus Day weekend, so as to have the free Monday off. Now, I knew that Canada’s Thanksgiving Day fell in October somewhere, but I couldn’t remember when. So I went forward with my plans and long story short I basically invited myself to Canadian Thanksgiving.

I felt bad and offered to change my dates, but I’ve been welcomed anyway, so that’s where I will be next month for four days. As for Yankee Thanksgiving, I’m not sure what my plans are... will Sean meet my parents? Will there me charade games and wine at Margo’s? Stay tuned!

Side topic: Canadian men are, on average, hotter than American men. I mean per capita, there are simply more attractive men in a ratio to ugly men than here. Why is that, eh? Discuss!

Friday Frustrations

For those gays out there who put so much stock in the Obamassiah, read this:

Obama won’t “repeal 'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell' on his own” and he “prefers a legislative solution” to the Federal ban on recognizing gay marriage. So basically he wants gay votes and gay ca$h, but he wants to take the centrist route and not really do shit for us. Obama talks about change... more like we're getting shortchanged!

And on it other news today that makes me want to emigrate – another sign that America’s day is swiftly approaching twilight... Now nobody even listens to our courts anymore.

Supreme Court’s Global Influence is Waning

"The story is similar around the globe, legal experts say, particularly in cases involving human rights. These days, foreign courts in developed democracies often cite the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights in cases concerning equality, liberty and prohibitions against cruel treatment, said Harold Hongju Koh, the dean of the Yale Law School. In those areas, Dean Koh said, “they tend not to look to the rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court.”

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Why I Love Asian Markets

So this weekend past, Sean and I hit up the Asian markets in Fairfax - one of my particular favorites is Lotte on Fairfax Circle. It's the size of a Safeway, and it's always so much fun to see all the things you have no idea how to use (or would really want to?). Who knew aloe (yes, the sunburn treatment) was a popular beverage flavor in China, or that acorn jelly is a delicious Korean treat?

Anyway, I've always loved Asian markets for their cheap and unique produce. From giant king oyster mushrooms to banana flowers to huge clumps of fresh herbs for a dollar-a-piece, they can be a culinary wonderland. And this weekend was no exception, where I wound up buying tons of stuff that I'm still trying to figure out what all to do with.

I got a bunch of in-season Fuyu persimmons and I'd never used them before. And in making the puree (see below) I got to use my new Cuisinart food processor (it's the little things in life...) So here's a good recipe... because you never really know what to expect on my blog!

Persimmon Cookies
2 ripe persimmons, pureed
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 cup raisins (I prefer to leave out)
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 350 F. Dissolve baking soda in persimmon pulp and set aside. Sift flour, spices and salt together, set aside. Cream together butter or margarine and sugar until fluffy, beat in egg and persimmon. Stir in dry ingredients. Stir in nuts and/or raisins. Drop by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.

Season of the Witches

I've been trying, as of late, to put more of an effort into the blog. I've been inspired by the other two witches' blogs, so I'm making an effort to have more in-depth postings. Though don't worry; there will always be plenty of celebrity gossip, fluff, and gratuitous hot men.

Autumn is almost here, and it's my favorite time of year. I love Halloween - it's my favorite holiday (aside from my birthday, of course). But there's always been something I love about the fall. I'm planning on putting together another wine trip to the vineyards and mountains, if people are interested. It's always fun to have good friends and wine! October is also a major birthday month - Sean, and the "water witch," among others. And what will I be this year for Halloween??

Oh, in music news, it looks like they let Beyonce's little sister, Solange, out of the basement:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Separated at Birth: Cindy and Joan

One of these pictures is of potential First Lady, Cindy McCain. The other is chemical-face-peel-disaster Joan Van Ark. Take a guess!

DILF Wednesdays: It's Time to Crash a Wedding

Why didn't someone tell me about this while there was still time to pull a Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate and stop this travesty, I mean "wedding," from happening!

My crush in the UK, the British equivalent of my Anderson Cooper obsession, former London chief of police Brian Paddick got married. He eloped to Norway with some nobody and to rub it in my face, wrote about it!
Is that how you do me, Brian? I have to find out about these lies in The Daily Mail of all places! Fine, I see how it is, next time you see me in London I'll be holding hands with that Vladimir guy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Restless Cacophany

I've sucked yet another friends into the addictive world of blogging! Check out my friend K's new blog, The Restless Cacaphany.

“Does it Show on My Face, I’m Sick of This Place"

Sometimes I feel like I’ve been in this area for too long. I think one of the key things that keep me here are friends and the sense of safety and familiarity. Of course, sometimes I wonder how much longer I will live here, and where would I go from here. For instance, it’s one of my goals to live abroad, even if it’s only for a short time period – though increasingly I feel the U.S. has little to offer me. And yet, here I am close to my friends and family and there’s something to be said for that, too.

I guess I was thinking about this, oddly enough, when I finished reading Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which I picked up with a ton of other books from a used bookstore on 22nd St. I had seen the movie ages ago, and as is almost always the case, the book is far more interesting than the movie. My mother is in love with the city of Savannah, where the novel takes place, and she always talks about retiring there one day. I briefly remember visiting there as a child, but I remember my mom recalling stories old graveyards, taverns frequented by pirates, haunted houses, and a local form of Voodoo that is very prevalent. So I picked up the book hoping to see what it was about the city that fascinates so many people. It does, truly, sound like an intriguing place.

But the style of writing made me think about my own life here in an equally strange city (albeit for different reasons); Washington. I really think over the last 9 years I have enough material to write at least one novel, of not more. I’ve had some friends encourage me to do so in the past, but my problem always seems that I wouldn’t know where to start. So much has happened, and over the years I’ve befriended so many intriguing people; (formerly) homeless people, recovering drug addicts (and some sadly who never did), prostitutes, a drag queen, a comedian, a philosophy professor, alcoholics, shop owners, a singer, strippers, a Vietnamese transsexual, politicians, a murderer (remind me to tell you that story!), a painter, “power gays,” and so many others... So many characters and so many stories. And that, maybe, is a key to why I’ve stayed here as long as I have…

Greetings from Nigeria!

This is some of the funniest shiz I've heard in a long time. Now, you've all seen what's called the Nigerian Scam - you know, those junk emails that are from some dying person, usually in an African country, and they want to send you money before they die, but you have to send them some first, or supply your bank info etc.

So on NPR (I haven't found the link to the story yet) they interviewed this guy who turned the tables on one unsuspecting scammer. Little by little he won the con-artist's confidence over via email and phone, and tricked him into going along with a scheme. Basically he had the guy fly to war-torn Chad wearing a pink sash and was told to hold a sign at baggage claim (that unbeknownst to him insulted Islam). The guy got attacked by a mob, wound up sleeping in the desert and begging for money. There's a whole website of pranks pulled on these scammers, usually featuring them in embarrassing poses due to their poor English:

Only someone with my sick sense of humor would find that funny. By the way, I am living in Nigeria and am on my deathbed... I would love to leave my fortune to you but first I need your bank account numbers... ; )

Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Juno from Juneau

Whilst away, I really tried actively to avoid anything remotely politics-related, but I was itching to comment on the whole Palin's daughter knocked up thing. It's old news now, I'm sure, but I was thinking the whole thing is so typical of how most of the time the Democrats just don't have the balls to call people out on their shit. Let's face it; if it was Obama or Biden's daughter who was pregnant, the right would be all over it, shaking their heads about America's supposed "moral decay" and so forth. Now we have the very daughter of one of these "abstinence-only" anti-choice foolios who's pregnant at 17, and the Republicans have spun the story such the Dems can't (or rather, won't) call them out on their hypocrisy.

Now, that having been said, here is the photo of the young man, Levi Johnston, who got Palin's daughter pregnant. I was also thinking, god it's a good thing I wasn't born female, because you know I would have gotten knocked up by some douchey jock too! I'd totally have his babies:

I'm just sayin!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

hAApy hour is back, too

It looks like Halo learned their lesson! The 2-for-1 happy hour is back everyday like it used to be, according to an ad in the Blade this weekend. I'm sure certain complaints were finally heard!

I'm baack

Well I am home, and feeling that down feeling that always comes from returning to "reality" and coming back to the States - which generally depresses me anyway. I had a wonderful, wonderful time though. Puerto Rico is amazing island, full of the kind of beauty you have to pinch yourself because it doesn't seem real. Beaches with clear-blue water, rain forests and jungle waterfalls, banana and sugar plantations, and 500 years of Spanish history. Overall I think it's a place worth seeing.

I don't have all of the pictures up yet, but you can see the ones I do have by clicking here.

I think I've had my fill of plantains for awhile - they do love cooking with bananas. Yummy stuff! (see: Mofongo) And a word of warning - Puerto Ricans, no offense, are the bat-shit craziest drivers I've ever dealt with. Red lights and traffic lanes are only a suggestion there, it seems. And street paving is a concept that hasn't entirely caught on, nor has drainage. It rained one day (one day wasn't too bad - the island missed the hurricanes fortunately!) and I discovered that 1-2 foot deep "puddles" are not uncommon. LOL. I'm not looking forward to going back to work, but I feel overall very recharged which is what I needed.

My friend P is in England right now, but I love what the Blue Dog's been writing while I was away. Preach the truth!