Monday, April 30, 2007

"Just woke up in my underwear / what happened?"

That text came in on Saturday at 12:44 pm from Tigger. Obviously, the bachelor party was an overwhelming success. I wish I could share more, but that is all I am at liberty to disclose.

Saturday afternoon I attended a beautiful wedding of a college friend and, as expected, walked away with the garter belt:
The wedding was a lot of fun. Check out the gorgeous setting:

Already looking forward to the weekend ahead...

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Are you picking up what I'm throwing down?

Living in my neighborhood, I learn plenty of useful information about valuable services and opportunities that you out there might not yet be aware of. On Thursday, it was Floaters Transportation (El Greg, help em out!), which I'm sure Alicia Keys would have used if it were around in 2001 for her utterly ridiculous "Fallin'" video:

I mean seriously, she was a classically trained pianist. Did anyone buy that?

But suspending disbelief, why take that broke down Corrections Department bus, when today Alicia can ride to the Federal Correctional Institution of her choice in luxury? I provide this information to you as a public service. And remember, make your reservation early, because there isn't an after-market cup holder at every seating location.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Life Ain't No Drag

This pictures hardly needs an explanation. Nick has got superfantastic camera skillz. All his shots are great. I'm not sure what I'm doing, but all of the faces here are priceless. In case you can't see it, click on the image for a larger version, and take in the priceless "Are you fo real?; I'm fo real!" glances being exchanged in the back. Those kids!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Moving Progress Report

Packing up to move sucks. Moving to a cube sucks. Moving to a sucky cube sucks. Only two more weeks with my own office and the ability to listen to music, read blogs, and watch Hope is Emo.

The system is totally broken.

Monday, April 23, 2007

You Suck

I was going to post a photo of a painting of a big finger pointing at the viewer with the text "Suck," but then realized it might run afoul of copywright laws and I didn't feel like researching "fair use" rules. So instead, this sign that usually makes me chuckle:Today it inspires more of a feeling of impending doom. Stupid Mondays--I used to love thee. My eye hurts today so I'm wearing glasses, I am packing my office which is no fun at all, I spent three hours laugh-crying last night with a surprise visit from shut yoface! and his new beau (which made going to bed and then work all the more depressing) and thing in MOSI's life are in upheaval and I'm not doing a very good job of being supportive (although I'm not convinced there is a lot more I can do).

So blech to today.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Never Stop Dancing

I have been silent for a while, but that is because Chicago gave me the energy to never stop dancing. Since I have been back, I made it to Le Loup and Ratatat concerts, saw She Stoops to Comedy and The Pillowman, missed kickball but caught up for flip cup, saw Red off to Sweden with a house party, and got my first taste of fetish at Bound. All that, and now I'm exhausted from a day in the circle with friends.
I will report, however, that Ratatat was awesome, She Stoops to Comedy was Good, Le Loup was overdone and cacophonous, and The Pillowman was hideous (although from all the reviews, I guess I just didn't get it). Hello another week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Chicago Capstone

Wow today flew by. So here's a quick (mostly photo) summation of our final full day in Chicago. We made it to the Leather Archive & Museum, so +1 for accomplishing something on our list. Upon being buzzed in, we were greeted warmly and politely asked if we knew where the hell we were.
To see hot leather statutes, of course:
The displays were interesting, but not very photogenic. I found this one humorous, in a display quoting literature on what (and what NOT) to wear:
On to the dungeon, and the swing you know you all wish you had:
That being over, it was time to ride the good ole CTA.
Workin it like a runway:
Margaritas in Boys Town (Sorry Robyn!):
With the land manatee:"please go suck someplace else":
And finally, how we spent the rest of every night--at home hamming and drinking:
Okay, so that wasn't very interesting. But Plizzba and JJ, we had a blast. Thanks so much for having us!


Sunday, April 15, 2007

Day 3, How To Give a Hickey

Like I said, Day 3 was mostly boozing in Andersonville. The one highlight was when Robyn showed zero ability create suction and required an education in how to give a hickey:
If my mother ever sees this, don't worry, she liked it.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Chicago Likes it Raw

Chicago Day 2 and 3 went well. Day 3 was alcohol-consumed, so let's flash back to Day 2 and Grace making it green at the Lincoln Park Conservatory:But the real entertainment? The widespread animal kingdom lovemaking at the Zoo:
What took the cake were the Francois' Langur, and their flagrant "grooming":
Mr. Langur was definitely a fan!
At this point--I'm not going to lie--I was missing MOSI.
Nothing brings teenage boys together more than photos of butt play in the animal kingdom:
Turned on as I was, that ended when we caught this monkey shit in his hand, eat it, spit it on a tree, and then lick it up again:
Day 3 update shortly...

Friday, April 13, 2007

Chicago, Day 1

We made it to Chicago, and it is nasty cold here. On top of that, yesterday was cloudy and, you guessed it, windy. The hot couple live on the "beach," so here Grace and I are with them and downtown (way) in the background:Not surprisingly, the first day had a cow theme. "You walk slow like cow!":
Grace giving R2 some love:
Cloud gate, and all five of us:
My companions (and my hot photo framing skilz):
Hamming it up on a bridge in Millennium Park:
It is sunny today, and might be up to 50. WooHoo! Off to the zoo!


Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Damn you WINTERY MIX! Our flight to Chicago was cancelled, and now we are on an ungodly 6:40 AM flight.

Here I come, WAKA!

Chicago "Bound"!

It has been an annoying and frustrating week (if you couldn't guess). But there is a light at the end of a very short tunnel: I'm headed with Grace and Robyn to see this lovely couple in their new Chicago home in just nine hours!Sexy times. I'm sure I'll have updated pictures upon my return. And if you're lucky, you might be getting a souvenir from the Leather Archive & Museum, one of the few actual attractions in Rogers Park, their hood. Trust me, we are definitely going!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Today I am drowning in a sea of inefficiency and bureaucratic ineptitude. Take as state's evidence exhibit A:This bulletin case has been in our buildings lobby (at the visitor entrance) for as long as I can remember. I think it makes quite an impression on visitors who are confronted with it immediately upon entering. Today, while waiting for a visitor, I actually read the first flyer. Based on her birth date, the first missing child is actually 21. "Funny," I thought. Doesn't one get recatogerized at some point as not a missing "child"? Then I scanned to the entry for "Age Now:" ... "16." Reading the other four confirmed the uselessness of this board: These faded flyers have been up for no less than FIVE years! [Yes, like the movie Brick which I watched in stages this week, I like things spelled out for the viewer at home.] Doesn't someone have responsibility over this!? I certainly can't just drag it off, but seriously folks, buy a clue.

It only got more annoying from there.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Nam June Paik wants your soul

Last night I dreamt that we had moved to our new offices, and instead of cubes we had no walls at all, just desks (kind of like The Office). It was horrible, because I could no longer do things in the semi-privacy of my office, like pick my nose.

Today I also realized I won't be able to go to cool art exhibits as easily, like this collage of a Nam June Paik installation I made and never shared last July.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Anderson Cooper Sucks

In more ways than one.

Every Blog Has Its Day

The weather is fabulous--from the warmth yesterday to the torrential thunderstorm at 4am last night (which was great to snuggle under the blankets during).

Yesterday, I met Meg and Stewie over lunch at the Tidal Basin for Cherry Blossoms. Stewie has promptly been enlisted as my new Dupont boy magnet. Could you disagree?:
God he's adorable!...
The perfect accessory...
...and a fabulous kisser.
The one line I got: "You're going to snag more kids than chicks with that puppy!" Neither being my goal, maybe we'll have another threesome this Saturday.
And Jorgtina, you're expected to be there!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Music to Start Your Morning

This one's for you, Meg. :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

When Life Gives You Lemons

God I hate that saying.

Moving on. I finally checked my work e-mail today from Friday, and apparently after I signed-off for the evening, I got another one. Bittersweet it is. Like vomiting roses.

A full 21 months after first trying to score a job, DRS has actually reached out and made me an offer! There's a down side. While it will be working as an extension of the headquarters staff, it will require me to be stationed out of Dayton in the Southern District of Ohio, working on several settlement agreements, most of which are in Cincinnati. And it will require a commitment to relocate for at least 18 months.

Working on my two weeks now. Looks like I might be reporting as early as May 13!

482 miles. Lord.

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