Monday, May 29, 2006

Happy Three Day Weekend!

Hope everyone is enjoying their Memorial Day weekend. I am; especially since it coincides with Fleet Week.

Went out dirty dancin' the past two nights, had a good time; but you know what bugs me? Arriving to the club in time for free admission, waiting in line for 20 minutes, and then find out you can't get in free because the stupid bitch says you have to bring the email, even if the email itself doesn't say so specifically (JB, what's up with that?).

Okay, so I understand it's not her fault she's a stupid bitch. And enough with all this negativity; it's a great day and I'm going sunning in Central Park. If anything can help me recharge my batteries, this can. And by 'this', I mean the shirtless boys running around the park. Ciao!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Tourist Pose!

This is my imitation of a tourist in front of the Apple Store. Ironically, I was the only person acting a fool, and it turned out to be the most hilarious picture ever!

I swear I was possessed.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006


Originally uploaded by jasonsmith.

The fantabulous photographer Jason (, came up to New York City for the opening of the Apple Store. Check out his photos of our adventures running (and jumping) around the streets of New York City, bumping into Ted Allen and Steve Jobs, and visiting the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saturday, May 20, 2006


Nerds, geeks, cultists of mac, visit your promised land.

Apple Store At Sunset
Apple Store, Fifth Avenue

Perfect for the city that never sleeps. Can't wait to spend some drunken nights here! Can you say 'drunk emailing'?

And now, your maker.

Friday, May 19, 2006

An Apple An Hour

I don't I can even begin to express my excitement for the grand opening of the Apple Cube here in NYC!

OMFG! I AM SO EXCITED! (Hm.. I guess I can.)

And I'm not excited just because store looks absolutely amazing, is situated right near LV, or it's virtually going to be open 24/7/365; they're giving away free t-shirts and having a MacBook giveaway every hour for 24 hours!

OMFG! I AM SO EXCITED! (There I go again!)

I am SO there! Stay tuned for a follow up (and possibly some pics)!

Read more craziness at Cult of Mac Blog.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Goodbye Life Without Abandon!

And hello Life With Abandon!

For over a year I've lived a conservative lifestyle1. But soon, that will all change: I'm getting benefits!

Ah.. such a wonderous word: benefits. bene-, from the ebonical phrase be need, as in 'I be needing them benefits!'

But damn, there's so much to do to actually get the benefits. First off, I have to enroll. Which requires me to make decisions! Which means I have to do research. All this stuff is so involved!

All kidding aside, I wasn't opposed to doing the leg work, but where do I start? There was so much information! I turned to my friends and mentors. They advised that as a same-sex loving individual I should find a doctor that would be sensative to my needs - but where to find an assologist? I wasn't about to call up each doctor office listed and ask if there was a Dr. Seymore Butts (again).

So, as a gen-whatever, I turned to ever-dependable google; 'assologist' didn't yield many helpful results, and neither did 'gay doctor new york' - which returned information mainly about treating HIV/AIDS. When I found a list, how would I know which are good? Most profiles were incomplete and figuring out if they accepted my insurance was not easy at all.

All that said, the internet didn't fully disappoint; I found some helpful reference material:

I especially like's Ask a Doctor section. Have any more I should look into? For now, I think I'll go check out some recommended doctors and see how that goes. Wish me luck! I even bought a clean pair of tighty-whities2!

1 Not really; but it's all relative, right?
2 Why, C-IN2's Lo.No.Show.Army (with support) of course!
3 Can you believe that this didn't show up on any of my searches?! I only learned about them through friends!

Thursday, May 11, 2006

"Who needs class..."

"Who needs class when you have crass?" - the best epigram to come out of my mouth tonight.

It was the first Gaysian Night of the year, and if you ask me, one that's sorely overdue. Aside from some missing players, and some unforeseen additions (one not gay, and the other not Asian), it was a deliciously good time.

There was good food and conversation; why, the phrase above was a result of discussing how sending explicit photos of yourself via cameraphone to hookups found on Craigslist was pretty classless; and potentially disasterous if you mistakenly send the photos to your entire phonebook.

Can you count the number of things wrong with the previous paragraph? Pictures coming soon!

Monday, May 08, 2006

Possible Side Effects

Last Thursday, I went a reading of Possible Side Effects, the new book by Augusten Burroughs, at the Union Square Barnes and Nobles. He read Moving Violations (a short story from his book, about his friend, Druggy Debbie, and their exploits flashing bad drivers enlarged, explicit sex photos - you'll just have to read it), and did some Q&A - people ask the weirdest questions.

As I was standing in the back, I realized how much I admired him (and still do); after all, he inspired me to start writing again, and even tried to emulate his style and honesty on this blog. It was because of this admiration that I stood in line for an hour to have him sign my book. And because of this admiration that I spent the whole time rehearsing in my head a perfect conversation starter:

"'I love you.' No.
'I really, really love you.' Uhm, stalker alert.
'I love your work!' Well, why else would I be here?
'You're awesome!' Way to go, Mr. Original.
'I'm your biggest fan!' Wack. What if he asks me to prove it?
'Remember me? I'm the especially crazy fan who took a photo with you, turned it into a postcard, and then give it to you at another reading!' Wait.. how did it go again? Shit, nevermind. I'm thinking too much. Don't think about it. Calm down, be cool and natural. It's going to be fine. Go with the flow."

As I got closer and closer, the more nervous I became, until I reached the stairs to the stage and my knees started to shake. I wished I had a minute to regain my composure, but in an instant I was standing in front of him, handing him my book. Off guard and unable to act normal, I tried to put on my most natural smile.

And then he said, "Hi Jason." What?! He remembers me?! I didn't prepare for this conversation! How did he know.. oh, it's right there on the post-it.

"Hey Augusten... I just.. (inaudible babbling here).. uhm.. nevermind."
"No, no. What were you going to say?" he kindly urged.

I had to take a deep breath and focus - he had given me a second chance!

"I just wanted to say... 'Thank You' for inspiring me to start writing (again)."
He looked up at me with genuine interest. "Really?"
"Yep. When I started on your second book.. uhm.. Dry, right? I started really writing on my blog."
"That's awesome."
"Yea.. hey, I noticed you started a blog on your new site, too.."
"Oh. Right. Well, right now it's kind of... stupid..."
"You probably don't have a lot of time to update it, with all that traveling..."
"...we'll see how it turns out. You should email me your blog address and I'll check it out."
"That'd be so cool. I will."
"Okay, have a great night."
"Uhm.. Great, Thanks! I mean, you have a great night too."

By the time I was done tripping over myself trying to get away from that embarrasing situation, I was quietly rejoicing about my signed book and semi-awkward-yet-successful conversation. He was actually interested in my blog! How awesome is that?!

Well, it was only when I got home that I realize I didn't have his email address. Le sigh.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

I Can't Wait!

I just got goosebumps watching the trailer for X3! I'm so excited! Wait.. does that make me a geek?

Speaking about 'can't wait' movies, The Da Vinci Code is coming out soon, too. Question is, should I read the book first?

Speaking about 'books I haven't read', Augusten Burrough's new book, Possible Side Effects, came out yesterday! And he's having a reading/book signing tonight at B&N in Union Square! I'm so there!

Speaking about 'being there', I'm three days into my new job and they still haven't fired me yet. I'm on a roll!