Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Ugh

I've been s sick the last few days I haven't had a chance to really update or anything. In fact, I had to postpone my trip to Denver. Ugh, I woke up on Tuesday with the urge to vomit (such a lovely way to wake up) and haven't been feeling good since. I'll keep you updated.

DILF Wednesdays: Jon Stewart

Call me crazy, but I always thought Jon Stewart was kind of sexy...

Monday, January 26, 2009

Happy Year of the Ox DILF!

A week or so ago I featured Portland, Oregon’s (a lovely city, I might add) DILF-alicious mayor Sam Adams. Unfortunately for Sammy, it’s surfaced that he had an affair with a 17-year old male intern.

My problem isn’t that he had an affair with his intern. Only in conservative America are stupid things like this considered a problem. My problem is that it wasn’t ME!

Where was my handsome boss when I was a young lad – god knows I fantasized about being taken up against the Xerox machine… ok I’ll stop now but you get the point. (Mayor Adams, call me!)

Let’s see what else is going on? There’s a Superbowl or something, but my 2nd husband, Tom Brady isn’t involved this year so I don’t care.

Happy Chinese/Asian New Year (which falls on today), the Year of the Ox! Yesterday Sean and I went to Eden Center, where they had celebrations of Vietnamese New Year (Tet) with dragons, fireworks and stuff just to check things out. I’ve been to Chinatown’s celebrations before, but DC’s Chinatown leaves something to be desired.

Saturday night I was at a work-related event in Georgetown, and fortunately my fellow witches showed up to lend their moral support in a party full of “power gays” (“PGs”). Sometimes events like that can be fun, but more often are not are draining to me. I increasingly find the shiny veneer of DC’s PG scene that once must’ve attracted me has worn off. I see through so many of these power-hungry networking types, it would be comical if they all didn’t take themselves so seriously. Ugh.

Anyways later this week I’m off to the Creating Change conference in Denver (it was in Detroit last year). I had a lot of fun last year, so I’m actually looking forward to this one!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Inauguation 2009: Let's Get Inaugurated!

I had a wonderful time last night at both the HRC ball and the after-pAArty at Town. I'll let the photos speak for themselves:

Click here to see the paparazzi shots
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Monday, January 19, 2009

Let's Get Inaugurated!

Things are quite crazy in the fair city of Washington - so many people!

Tomorrow night Sean, myself, and many of my friends are going to the Out for Equality ball at the Mayflower, followed by an after party at Town. I think it will be lots of fun, and I'm sure I'll have lots of photos and stories to share later this week.

Tonight after 4 nights of going out I think I may settle for something quiet (or perhaps not, and continue my bender LOL) Sean's coming over soon and I'm making dinner (a tagine dish, that tagine was such a great gift!).

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Poison Pen Book Club

When I was watching Milk with some coworkers last month at the E Street cinema, I saw a preview for a movie called Revolutionary Road, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. It looked really good, and now I really want to see it.

And doing some research, it sounds like a very intriguing novel. As we all know, books are often so much better than the movie. Has anyone else read it before?

So in the last month I've been reading Umberto Eco's The Island of the Day Before (not finished yet so I can't decide how I feel about it yet) and Alan Weisman's The World Without Us - a fascinating scientific look at what the planet would look like if humans disappeared. Needless to say the environment would breath easier. But it also delves into how our cities and monuments will decay. You'll never look a city the same way again.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Ice SkAAting

This looks like a lot of fun!

DILF Wednesdays: Patrick Swayze

Think of this as an "in honor of" DILF installment...

This picture makes me all sorts of sad. Poor Patrick Swayze has been very ill and apparently on death's doorstep these days. He used to be so handsome back in his Dirty Dancing days. And I don't care what anyone says, Dirty Dancing was one of the best movies of the 80's!!

Nobody puts Adam in a corner!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Conspire by the Fire

I had such a stressful week at work that Friday afternoon I joined my friend F for several (perhaps too many LOL) drinks. I haven't really gone out much lately like I used to, so it was nice to catch up with a friend.

Saturday I slept half the day, and joined Sean for the birthday party of a friend of his at Gua-Rapo in Arlington. It's a such a cute place - I went there years ago with F actually, but hadn't been back since. It kind of reminds me a bit of Halo with a Latin infusion. It's at the intersection of Courthouse and Wilson Blvd. roughly, and I'd love to go back if anyone else is up for it.

Afterwards we went back to Sean's place and he used his fireplace for the first time. He's lived there almost 2 years and he still had the same old log sitting there. So we cuddled up with a bottle of wine, a nice fire (the only thing missing was the bear skin rug lol). It was very nice!

Oh, and since when did Chili's get rid of their "Awesome Blossom?!" Sorry, I know I'm jumping topics here like crazy but this is a travesty! I guess I clearly haven't been in a Chili's in 3 years or I would've noticed this. I was being a suburban chain-y today and went into one and was sorely disappointed. I was eating healthy all week and wanted to ruin my diet! Anyway at least Outback still has their Blooming Onion.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Quote of the Day 01/09/09

From today's Washington Blade "Bitch Session:"

"Where the hell is the leadership in the gay community? If it is HRC or whoever is considered A-list at JR.’s, then we are lost."

I swear it wasn't me that wrote it (though I agree fully with whoever did!)

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Poison Pen on Ice!

...coming to a Sculpture Garden ice rink near you!

Saturday on a whim, Sean and I decided to do something different and go ice skating at the ice rink at the National Art Museum's Sculpture Garden on the mall. We've been ice skating before together, just no there. And I do think it's one of the prettiest places to skate.

Sunday I finally found Vietnamese-food heaven. Last week I blogged about my search for the best place, and I was directed to Eden Center in Falls Church VA. This place is awesome - it's a huge strip mall full of Southeast Asian grocery stores, markets, bubble tea shops and of course, restaurants.

Perfect way to spend the first week of the New Year!

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I Want a "Blood Diamond"



I want to be rich and I want lots of money... I don’t care about clever I don’t care about funny... I want loads of clothes and f***loads of diamonds...I heard people die while they are trying to find them"

Did you get that, Anderson?

DILF Wednesdays: Sam Adams

NO! I am not talking about the Sam Adams the Revolutionary War historical figure, or the beer in the grocery store! I'm referring to Portland, Oregon's new openly gay mayor also known as Sam Adams. He's also a total DILF.



*I thought about posting something on Anderson Cooper's appearance last week hosting the New Year's ball drop [hee hee] in Times Square with Kathy Griffin. But I can't get past the fact that he's not out of the closet but goes on TV with Kathy f-king Griffin, queen of all fag-haggery. The only thing that could make him any more obvious would be to ride down the beach of Fire Island on a pink unicorn, with Ricky Martin and Cher running behind with a big rainbow banner that says "GAAAYYYY!"

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

The Gravy Ladle Story

I came across this at work the other say and thought it was cute and worth sharing... (and it so sounds like something my mom would do):

John invited his mother over for dinner. During the meal, his mother couldn't help noticing how handsome John's roommate was. She had long been suspicious of Johns' sexual orientation and this only made her more curious.

Over the course of the evening, while watching the two interact, she started to wonder if there was more between John and the roommate than met the eye.

Reading his mom's thoughts, John volunteered, "I know what you must be thinking, but I assure you, Mark and I are just roommates."

About a week later, Mark came to John and said, "Ever since your mother came to dinner, I've been unable to find the beautiful silver gravy ladle. You don't suppose she took it, do you?"

John said, "Well, I doubt it, but I'll write her a letter just to be sure." So he sat down and wrote: "Dear Mother, I'm not saying you 'did' take a gravy ladle from my house, and I'm not saying you 'did not' take a gravy ladle. But the fact remains that one has been missing ever since you were here for dinner."

Several days later, John received a letter from his mother which read: "Dear Son, I'm not saying that you 'do' sleep with Mark, and I'm not saying that you 'do not' sleep with Mark. But the fact remains that if he was sleeping in his own bed, he would have found the gravy ladle by now. Love, Mom"

Monday, January 05, 2009

ZOMG! ROFL!

HAHAHAHA... oh I can't stop laughing HAHAHAHA

Poor Britney Spears. Poor girl is riding her wave of a comeback and then she gets hacked on her Twitter page:


Sunday, January 04, 2009

A New Favorite Site


You know how 90% of all photos on peoples' MySpace profiles all kinda look, well, like typical MySpace pictures? You know, the classic "let me take a pic of myself with a camera phone in the bathroom" pic... or the "I'm drunk at the club" pic (ok, ok, I'm guilty of that last one).

Anyway, there's a library (with high-larious commentary) called MySpace Douche Bags. Loves it!

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Pho-Pas

Good Vietnamese food is hard to find in this city sometimes! So I wanted to spread the word on a place Sean and I found...

So New Years Day after having a lot to drink at Halo the night before, I needed some restorative food and was craving Pho. Don't ask me why - hangovers give me the strangest cravings.

So we went to Green Papaya in Bethesda, MD. Thus far it's the best Vietnamese place in the metro area I've found, and they have excellent Pho. I'm curious though - does anyone else have a good Vietnamese place they would recommend?

Everyday's a Holiday With You

I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year! I spent my New Years Eve at Halo with Sean. The funny thing is I guess with all the Christmas stress, and with the InaugurAAtion around the corner, New Years just kind of got swept under the rug mentally this year. I wanted something a bit low-key and didn't really make any plans. But it was fun to ring in a 3rd new year with Sean at midnight.

Dedicated to Sean: Esthero "Holiday," because everyday is a holiday with you!

Friday, January 02, 2009

"Don't Mess with a Beast, Mr. Hurricane"

This song, by Montreal-based electropop group Beast made me think of the "Water Witch" still over in the UK.



Actually the lyrics should be switched around to "don't mess with a hurricane" LOL.