Monday, October 16, 2006

Pictures from my Birthday Party

Martin and D.J.
Thanks to Martin, my birthday party last Saturday was well documented. Make sure to click through to the second photo album.

Photos from the Birthday Party: Before Midnight

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Site of the Day: SingShot


Finally, the mash-up I've been waiting for: SingShot.com!

It's an online community (what site isn't trying to be the next MySpace?) for those who like to "sing out, Louise!" It has over 2,500 songs (with and without vocals), and with your trusty microphone, you sing along and have the world score you! The top tracks are then featured on the homepage. Singshot Idol, anyone?

Monday, July 31, 2006

Family Portrait


My Cats

You know what they say about "herding cats"? Well, I was actually able to do it this morning. For the first time ever, I was allowed to take this photo of all four of my cats, together, nicely framed... and kinda posing even!

Clockwise from the top, we have Sebastian (the baby), Sabrina (the queen mother), Sam (the big fat Chobba!), and Wesley (the gay one).

Monday, June 26, 2006

Happy Gay Pride!



Today, Martin, Jeremy and I descended upon Dewey's Flatiron, on 5th and 25th. It was the perfect place to watch this year's Pride March down Fifth Avenue. Dykes on Bikes, as always, led the parade, which got to us around 12:45. As always, there were a few moments where the March was at a total standstill (and all there was to look at were some random twicnks from Delaware), so Dewey's proved to be the perfect place to set up camp, with a super-friendly staff and great (cheap) beers on tap.

At around 4:30, the March was over, the boys and I decided not to join Jake and his crew down in the Village (crowded!), but instead to head over to XES on 24th and 7th. We ran into a few Brooklyn friends and made a few new ones, and somehow a drunken massage chain started. That was certainly a highlight of my Pride 2006. :-)

We then headed over to Brooklyn for some pizza and some more drinks at the neighborhood watering hole, Excelsior. I ran into some old friends, Christopher and Jack, whom I hadn't seen in over a year. All in all, a great time.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

What's going on in this picture?

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So what's new... Saturday I went on a sunset sail around Manhattan aboard the Schooner Adirondack. It was pretty fun, and the crewboys were oh-so-cute, but dude, I forgot how COLD it gets when you're on the water! Sure it was sunny and 70° on land, but on the Hudson, it must've been 50-something°... MAYBE. And sooooo windy. Everyone's hands were numb by the end of the two-hour tour. I felt sorry for the poor schlubs who came onboard with nothing but a T-shirt and shorts.

Tonight, Jake cooked Martin, Jeremy and I dinner. It was very good... catching up over wine and yummy gnocchi. We were celebrating Jeremy being done with his Masters thesis. They went on to the Web, because Jeremy "desperately" need to give money to go-go boys. I wussed out because my allergies are making me look like ass. And plus I didn't want to break the 28-day streak I have going on of going to the gym. I've lost 15 pounds this month alone! Bye, bye winter weight... hello, Fire Island!

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Dave Lieberman is gay, and he loves me.

Dave Lieberman
I found myself chanting this quietly, as I was watching His Adorableness this morning on his Food Network show, “Good Deal”. The boy can cook, plus he has a passion for it—total turn-ons in my book. Those eyes, that constant smile, the way he swallows before every other sentence... cute, cute, cute!

Make sure to TiVo him: Saturdays and Sundays at 9 am.

P.S. Okay, so my headline is a totally fabrication, but a boy can dream, can't he?
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More so-cute-you-just-wanna-squeeze-him photos are on his site: davecooks.net

Check out Dave Lieberman's first book: Young and Hungry

Okay, okay... one more picture (just so I have quick, easy access to his cuteness).
Dave Lieberman on Carts

Friday, April 28, 2006

TGIF!

No big plans tonight. I've been laying low the past couple of weeks, just chilling out at home in the evenings. That's because I've been doing hardcore cardio at the gym SEVEN days a week for the past three weeks, so rest is essential. My knees are little worse for wear, but I'm sleeping so well, and have already lost twelve pounds. (Memorial Day is only a month away!)

Every morning into work, I watch ABC's World News Now podcast. As much as I love Jon Stewart, I can't rely on fake news to find out what's going on in the world. This morning, I realized how much I enjoy Elizabeth Vargas' accent. She's the anchor on the podcast, as well as on "World News Tonight." Just listen to her say "headquarters." So cute.

It's amazing how almost everyday I'll run into someone I know. I mean, it's a town of 8 million people!. This morning, it was Heather as she was heading into work.

Are you using Google Calendar yet? We just switched to it at work, and I've been using it personally since the public launch. Although it's still in beta, it's a remarkable piece of Web software, and I'm sure soon it will integrated into Gmail. Bye bye, Outlook!

Ugh, my allergies are killing me. It started two weeks early for me this year, and Claritin just isn't doing the trick. Sure, it helps a lot, but not totally. I look kinda sick, so that's probably another reason for not going out as much.

This week, Urban Outings announced their summer weekend getaways to Fire Island. I'm SO signing up and dragging Martin along with me. With this, plus my week in Hawaii with Henry and David, it's shaping up to be a really fun summer!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Aloha!

I just booked my next vacation: HAWAII! Henry, David and I will be spending a week in Maui in June (with daytrips to other islands). Expedia is still the best travel site, IMHO. It was so easy to use, and I easily got the best price for my flight+hotel+car package, as compared to the packages being offered by Travelocity and CheapTickets.

Friday, March 31, 2006

Cool Site of the Day: Gigapxl Project

See the world through a 4,000-megapixel lens. That's right, 4,000. Check out Gigapxl Project.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Three Days of Rain

So tonight I caught Julia Roberts' Broadway debut in the first preview of Three Days of Rain, a drama by Richard Greenberg. (His brilliant play, Take Me Out, is one of my personal favorites.)

The set was pretty cool, and just like in Take Me Out, water played a major role in the design. Those poor folks in the front row, I'm sure, know that firsthand. Here was my view from the box.



Julia was not bad in this performance. Kinda eh, a little flat... and very nervous, I'm sure. In the first act, she seemed stiff. I'm not sure if that was Joe Mantello's direction or a result of poor character choices. She did break character once, when a plastic apple fell from the kitchen counter and went bouncing downstage. She walked over to pick it up while talking, but then she couldn't help but laugh about how obviously fake their dinner was. There were some flubbed lines, but all of the actors were guilty of that. Hey, it's the first preview. Lastly, I couldn't really hear her, as compared to the other actors.

Also in the three-person play were an impressive and energetic Bradley Cooper ("Alias", "Kitchen Confidential", Failure to Launch) -- man, was he hot-hot-HOT! -- and the brilliant and adorable Paul Rudd. I've had a crush on him since Clueless. (If you haven't, see him in The Shape of Things, which also stars Rachel Weisz, pre-Oscar. Great character work there.)

So yeah, I'd see this show again. I'd recommend it. Even if you don't like Julia, it's hard not to be impressed by her superstarness. It closes in mid-June. Check it out.