Just a memory of my last New Year's Eve, also Christmas.
I was in Seattle; contemplating a move there. With Kevin.
Great guy. Long distance is hard. Gets harder and that is why I am not there now.
Still someone I think of often and I know he is doing well.
So, if any of my friends on here are from Seattle look for a very sexy, 42 year old man roaming around Capital Hill in a hot VW, run after him cause he is worth being caught.
Fireworks off the space needle and champagne in the Park on First Hill with a gaggle of very mixed couples. Gloves and scarves and new sweaters. Digital pictures since lost but not the memories.
Just memories folks, we all have them, this one just came flooding out right now.
Hope you can be with the ones you love this year, and if you can't let them know beforehand. I plan on it.
How hot would this be if it should come to pass out in Brooklyn? Even though it looks to have everything I would love I am still not sure if it would get me out to there. Takes alot to get across that bridge or to go under that water in a subway. Kidding, I am not that bad. I take that subway to get me to the JFK Airport all the time.
I have been waiting for a reason to post this and now that we are heading headfirst into the New Year; I thought this would be a good time. I hope I can change to live by some of these thoughts that I don’t already live up to.
And anyone can read this. This goes for all the ones worshipped throughout the world.
Subject: TEN THINGS YOUR GOD WON'T ASK
01. God won't ask what kind of car you drove; He'll ask how many people you drove who didn't have transportation.
02. God won't ask the square footage of your house, He'll ask how many people you welcomed into your home.
03. God won't ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He'll ask how many you helped to clothe.
04. God won't ask what your highest salary was; He'll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it.
05. God won't ask what your job title was; He'll ask if you performed your job to the best of our ability.
06. God won't ask how many friends you ha
Just going through the news when I found this story. Don't even ask me what I am doing up at this time of the night. I am and always will be a night owl. Besides I slept most of the day. CNN.com - American who survived tsunami tells of devastation - Dec 26, 2004 This news story in general was sad, but damn Nate is such a cutie, glad he is okay. I am sure all our hopes are with his friend, Fernando, who happens to be a well known photog here in NYC.
Oprah needs to send a plane to bring back Nate and hopefully Fernando to O'Hare immediately.
It is actually funny how of late I have heard so much about the way people wish seasons greetings to one and all. It now seems wrong to say "Merry Christmas" to people on the street or even your own friends.
I hear recently that someone thought that wishing them a Merry Christmas made them have to acknowledge Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
I will wish people Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanza, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and Happy Chinese New Year(when the time comes). What I am saying is take it as it is meant; as a warm wish from the person who said it to you and stop being so damn PC.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.
Seems like it was just yesterday I was sitting here writing away about Westphalias and bad cell manners and then poof (and I am not talking about me) it is a week later.
Well, little and much has happened.
My 33rd birthday came and went like a flash. Sad to say the work day was bad on that Wednesday, but the evening more than made up for it. A very nice dinner and for those who know me I don't eat a regular dinner that often. More the late night eater; being the night owl that I am.
But EJ took me to a very nice restaurant called Hearth on 12th Street and First Avenue. Great food, had the Quail appetizer and the Lamb entree both were great. Oh and should you go get the Pureed Sweet Potatoes. I sampled first and remarked that the were like warm baby food, but in a very good way, never have I had something smoother in my mouth....wait, what? Well, anyway, they were great.
Then off to Ruby Lounge on 2nd Street between Avenue A & B. Very cool, mixed group, not m
Okay, so it isn't like we haven't all been guilty of speaking about things on our cell phones that we shouldn't in public but I do love this little card that I came across.
Not only is it funny, if you are bold enough there is a PDF file you can download , cut out and be “on the ready” to hand out to cell phone offenders.
I though find I try to tune out people talking on cell phones so I probably wouldn’t be able to fill in the card in great detail on their conversation.
Just for the sheer joy of a great animated concept car, which please God, I hope they make, go check out this site. Looks like they have gotten it right.
Click on the Westphalia to be led to the site.
Click on the van as it is part of their rotation menu.
From there just check it out.
Make sure you catch the Quicktime movie also.
Okay, who is getting me one? I will tell you now, I don't care how it sounds but I have always loved traveling in this style.
When I was but 8 or 9 my parents went and purchased a Southwind Motorhome. Never before had I seen anything like it. At the time all our vacations were either local or by plane. We weren't ones for the open road, much less cross country treks to visit family, Niagra Falls, Tradewinds, Dollywood or the grand daddy of them all, Walt Disney World.
But I will tell you; getting into that home on wheels was so much fun. I couldn't wait for any chance to pop up to get in it and just ride.
10x10 / 100 Words and Pictures that Define the Time Found this site a couple of weeks ago and thought it was quite interesting. Takes a couple of seconds to get it, some may take minutes, but I still liked it. See exactly what is being reported on globally. Plus I like the collages.
Ran across this site while browsing and found it too funny/sick/sad/depressing not to pass it on to all my friends. Awful Plastic Surgery should be required viewing/reading for any tween, teen or adult who has the dream of improving through surgery.
And poor Tara........
Seems the day was going by and no one had said anything about it. Do we forget to easily? I am sure there are many out there from all over the world who will never forget. We need to keep our history. Remember our battles won and lost.
Just trying to get a clue on where I should take a quick trip to this coming weekend?
Want some place warm, sunny and very friendly. I don't want to have to rent a car and don't want to have to spend an arm and a leg.
Dinner with Stefan and Remington. Great couple of days. Loved the sky at the sun was setting on the Nahant Beach. Even better was Remy running around with his new friend Tate. Hope everyone had a great holiday and remember I am a medium, 31waist/34inseam, and I live for electronic gadgets.
Well, hello, both my birthday and Christmas are just a couple of weeks away. Be ready.
Chris, Mike S, & "Portland Bound" Rob
Tuesday night was the going away get-together for my very good friend Rob S. People flowed in and out of Bongo to say their goodbyes, even though he doesn't leave until next week. NYC is losing a great guy. Portland is very lucky. Luckily I am already invited to visit and he doens't even have a place to live yet. And he knows I will be coming out. Watch out guys, he is coming your way. You should be so lucky.
"Bridezilla" is still at it. Oh, if only I had been around to see this episode. Denial about "your man" is one thing, but to go off on your friends is a whole other thing. Wrong move Ms. Jones....excuse me, Mrs Reynolds.
Can I ask, for those of us in the NE, what is with this weather? No wonder everyone is getting sick. First a cold snap to make you want to take a vacation someone, anywhere but here. Then a great day when you think of getting those shorts back out; by the way, congrats to all who ran the NYC Marathon, couldn't have asked for a better day. Then back to cold again. Now comes the rain and, supposed threat of snow. Doesn't even feel like we had a good summer and now we go practically right into winter. Oh wait, we are into November aren't we?
Well, being a West Coast person I don't think I have ever adapted to the East Coast fall/winter weather.
I still refuse to get snow boots, I will layer up for the winter but I won't get that bulky jacket that will do the trick. Plus, I run at the first sight of snow. All the sudden I need a vacation or need to visit friends and family anywhere south or far west. So all of those who haven't seen me in about a ye
A Gay Lacrosse Goalie at Dartmouth Nothing makes me happier than to see a strong man take a stand and be accepted. But why couldn't he be at Columbia/NYU or someplace closer. Good for him and his Dartmouth supporters. Collected from Outsports.com
From my friend Tom in Boston:
Want to opine on a bit of politics, how about the new attorney general:
Alberto "Torture is Legal" Gonzales has been named to replace John "What Bill of Rights?" Ashcroft. Gonzales is the White House counsel who wrote the memos legally justifying torture during the "war on terror". His name is often mentioned as a possible Supreme Court nominee.
Ashcroft said in his resignation letter, written before the election, that: "The objective of securing the safety of Americans from crime and terror has been achieved. " Well that's comforting but will probably come as a surprise to everyone including Dick "Gloom and Doom Awaits" Cheney, who was always saying "we're going to be hit again" before the election. Guess Ashcroft should've talked to him.
After a rather typical day at work I went and got ready for a Tuesday night of KARAOKE . Scheduled for the usual spot of Pieces Bar on Christopher Street . I have to say being only about 10 blocks from the bar is fine, but walking in this Winter chill, yes, I said Winter, is just not for me.
Anyway, went inside, passed the very cute doorman (who later did a nice number on stage) to see the people people I had been waiting to see. My very good friend Chris L. and his friend, Meredith, who was way cool but not in the mood to sing.
Not a late night, but Chris did do a couple of songs...Hello? Did anyone but him see Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen and actually get up and sing the song from it? I think not. But that is why I love him. But he did pull a good Alicia Keyes to end the night before we left.
Was a good night to just be inside and do a little catching up with friends and also meet some new ones. Hey Trey and Crazy Jude.
First post. After getting a good idea of what I would like this to be I am finally unleashing it on the world.
Stay tuned for things that make me happy and bring joy to my world of wonder. Friends beware, you will be mentioned.