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Where the hell have I been?

Strong inflection on the ‘I’ there above! 

First, before I forget to put a link here, yet again one of my articles has been published on realitynewsonline.com!!  A guy is definitely getting used to this…  Here’s the Amazing Race 13 Insider video recap for Episode 7, by yours truly:
http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article8513.art&page=1

Alright, in regular stuff, Larry has been ridiculously busy at work so there haven’t been any really exciting things to report on.  Last weekend I did go see ‘Role Models’ which was pretty damn funny, but I probably could have waited to see it via Netflix.  That weekend was also a three-day weekend, and I ended up taking it VERY easy.  On that Friday night I had first gone after work to have drinks with coworkers (that is always fun to say and actually do) and afterwards I met up with Larry where we had dinner and then went to one of the nicer gay bars in town, Therapy.  We both proceeded to get pretty trashed.  The rest of the weekend was very lowkey as Larry had to work during most of it.  I did get to see his office.  He is up on like the 15th floor so he actually has a window and a view.   His company has two floors and because it’s an advertising company, it is much more about having an interesting aesthetic.  They have a common room area in one corner of the building that has this completely windowed dramatic view of Manhattan skyscrapers.  It’s incredible, and would be a fantastic place to have a company event.  So jealous, as this 2nd floor nonsense doesn’t provide for too dramatic of views.

But then again, this morning I was looking out the window and lo and behold, the Christmas tree has been wheeled in.  It’s on its side now and I will have pictures up shortly.  I just can’t believe it’s been a year already!!! The FTPs are soon to return!!!!!!!

Anyways, the rest of that weekend was cool, as I watched blu-rays and played lots of Fallout 3 (LOVE THAT GAME).  Also visited Larry on Sunday and we went to see ‘Zack and Miri Make a Porno’, which was pretty entertaining.  I just didn’t like that it ended without resolving to my satisfaction one of the KEY aspects of the movie.  WTF?  But I think I was alone in my letdown. 

So now it’s been a decently busy week at work.  There’s been plenty to do and I’ve been doing it, but I sense upcoming drama.  Actually it comes from the fact that I am planning to move out when the lease ends.  Shelly & I have discussed it but I don’t really know what she will do.  Of course she’ll land on her feet, but I really just have to move into the city and I want some privacy again.  I knew the roommate thing was only going to be just to get me on my feet here in NYC, but I’ve got my footing and I want to have some privacy again. 

This weekend looks to be another lowkey one though, as Larry has to work yet again.  I really want to catch Quantum of Solace, as it looks fantastic.  I know the reviews are mixed, but I read one from the Digital Bits this morning that most closely aligned with what I was anticipating.  Basically, this looks to be the second part of a narrative that encompasses both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.  If looked at in that way, and taken together, these two movies combine to totally reintroduce Bond.  The following movie will probably be where it truly starts with a whole new story.  I really didn’t capture what The Digital Bits had to say, so here’s a link to what Bill Hunt was saying on 11/14/08:
http://digitalbits.com/#mytwocents

So that’s where we’re at now.  Happy Belated Birthday to Jenny from the Block!  Of course it’s still my birthday month so any further presents are welcomed and encouraged.  🙂

Peace out!

It’s Thursday

And what does that mean?  Well, another of my Amazing Race recaps has been published!

http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article8492.art&page=1

And also, Ugly Betty is on tonight.  Yay! 

In other stuff, I’m hoping that based on what I’m reading that the fight over Prop 8 is just beginning.  It could end badly with respect to my viewpoint, but there should be a further legal battle over it.  I know that people are saying that it’s only just about the term ‘marriage’ and that it really doesn’t mean much.  But based on the law just passed in Arkansas in which foster children can not be placed in a house with an unmarried couple (read: gay), the term ‘marriage’ to me starts to mean a lot.  Because it’ll be much easier to write a law indirectly discriminating by saying that something requires a married status.  So, game on.

Hmm…what else?  Not really much. Fallout 3 has been so much fun to play.  Still haven’t played Little Big Planet yet, but I think I’ll have time this weekend to try it out.  Yay for 3-day weekends!!!!

It’s My Birthday!

Woo hoo!  Turning 32 doesn’t happen everyday, now does it?  Nope!

I started the weekend off (Halloween) in a pretty blech and bleak mood, to be honest.  I’m not a Halloween fan and didn’t have any plans, so I just went home.  I had packed up Fallout 3 and Little Big Planet so those helped take my mind off things.  Fallout 3 freakin’ rules.  I haven’t played Little Big Planet and am a little afraid to, as I have a feeling I’ll get seriously addicted.

Oh yeah, I still haven’t uploaded and messed with all my pictures, so that will still have to wait. I’ve got pics from Vegas, DC, and Madonna (!) and just random ones too.

Then on Saturday, I met up with Larry and we had a great evening, first going to the restaurant where we had our first date (awww…..) and then walking a helluva lot, first through Times Square, then down to the Meatpacking District (no snide remarks here, people) where all the very trendy clubs and bars are (where we got mistaken for cops by some drug dealers, ha!), and then finally over to Union Square.  We ended up at a fairly trendy bar called Coffee Shop (I’m not kidding) and had some very nicely priced drinks there before heading back.  On Sunday, Larry made me breakfast (he’s a dynamite chef) and then we met up with Shelly at the WinterGarden Theater on Broadway to see Mamma Mia!!!!  Yay!  It’s the musical I’ve seen…a lot.  And it doesn’t get old.  Afterwards, we all went to a restaurant called Blue Smoke that has FANTASTIC BBQ.  Plus there is some hellaciously good Mac & Cheese there.  In fact, it reminded me a lot of that bbq place right near Nellis that I can NOT remember the name of.  What the hell was it called?  But the Mac & Cheese there was delish too.

And now today is my Birthday.  It’s nearly over now, but it was a pretty decent one.  Not bad for the 32nd, and considering it was spent on a Monday and at work.  So I’ve been sick though the past few days with a crappy cold and I woke up as expected with a bunch of phlegm to clear out.  I know, gross.  At work though, I got there and saw that Rockefeller Plaza had been transformed in to NBC’s Election Plaza – it’s pretty fantastic looking.  And now 30 Rock is bathed completely in Red, White, & Blue and the rink has an Electoral Map underneath the ice.  Anyways, this morning I was able to make some serious strides in solving some work issues that have been bothering the hell outta me the last week or so, which was a welcome victory.  Then some awesome coworkers picked up Magnolia Bakery cupcakes for my birthday!!!  How sweet is that?  These things were delicious, and apparently (and deservedly so) quite well-regarded in the dessert circles.  In the afternoon, there was a ‘meeting’ about Super Bowl clearances I was supposed to attend but it was a ruse to get us birthday folk there for cookie cake!!!!!!  I Heart Cookie Cake.   So yes, the birthday at work was pretty sweet.

Thanks to everyone for the well-wishes and the birthday greetings.  Much love and thanks to Mom & Harv and Larry too for the gifts too.  Thank you so much!!!

Here’s a gift that I’d like to get from the U.S. tomorrow though:  Elect Barack Obama as the President.  And from California, please vote NO on Prop 8.  Thank you in advance, as I know the right thing will be done.

Oh, and here’s a link to last week’s Insider Recap article for the Amazing Race:
http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article8478.art&page=1

So, here I go with 365 days till the really cool birthday age of 33!  LOL.

And as a present to you all, here are two fantastic videos with Natalie Portman and Rashida Jones – the first, we shall just call:  Puppies.

And this one, we shall just call, Kitties.

Back!

Wow – it’s been quite a week.  I will properly recap everything that happened in Vegas soon enough, but just know it was awesome to see Mom and Harv.  The best was having them meet Larry.   I think Mom enjoyed her gift too and I can’t wait to hear how the LA Opera was.  

Anyways, there are lots of pictures I need to download from my camera and post on my site and link to from here.  But that will have to wait a little bit. 

Here are some links to my most recent Amazing Race recap articles too.  I know few of you probably read these, but I want to at least preserve the links so I can find them later on down the line.  I have actually received emails from people though who thank me for the recaps.  That’s pretty cool.

Episode 4’s Insider Video recap:
http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article8459.art&page=1

I just mailed Episode 5’s in tonight and hopefully it’ll be there on Thursday. 

Did anyone catch the Obama Infomercial?  Pretty awesome.  I am honestly excited about voting on Tuesday.   I still hold out hope that any and all of my friends and family who vote in California will vote AGAINST Proposition 8.  Please please please don’t allow legislation to pass that will basically make gays second-class citizens.  

And oh yeah, guess who’s birthday is this upcoming Monday????  That’s right, it’s MY birthday!

Anyone dressing up for Halloween?  I may try to do something in the city that night – I’ve been told by Shelly that the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade has to be seen to be believed.  Mostly it’s because there’s ridiculously good-looking people in ridiculously silly and skimpy costumes.  But I may go to this club that has an all-Madonna night planned.  And how could you pass that up?

Alright, enough from me right now.  I’ll make sure to get back to you all soon with recaps of my life shortly. 

Oh yeah…it’s Vegas time!

If anyone cares (I know I do), I’m still writing for realitynewsonline!  And if you watch Amazing Race, you really should be reading my articles.  And if you aren’t reading my articles, you really should just tell me how awesome they are anyways.  Just sayin’.

Here’s a link to last week’s article:
http://www.realitynewsonline.com/cgi-bin/ae.pl?mode=1&article=article8435.art&page=1

And hopefully Episode 4’s recap will be up sometime Thursday or Friday!

In other news, peace out foolios!  I’m headed to Las Vegas!!!  Going to celebrate my Mom’s birthday in style.  Of course I’ll write all about it soon enough, but I just can’t wait to see family.  And Larry gets to meet them.  Oh yes, it’ll be quite a fun experience.  Possibly nerve-wracking too.  Egads!  Wish me luck.