Wednesday, December 20, 2006

It’s Like Will and Grace Part 2

If you haven’t read Part 1, please do so.

This past Saturday, I met the new boyfriend. I was a little nervous. I mean, this is the guy that is bringing MY little RJ out of the closet. What makes him so special? You know how you feel that little ping of jealousy inside when you see your ex with someone new or know that they are dating; even if it was a while ago? And if you see them, you must look your best and be fly as ever. You give them the ‘You know you miss this’ look, just because you can. Yes, yes, I too am an offender of this ill-fated feeling.

After debating (as BFF’s do, but so much that the new boyfriend became intimidated by me) about where we would have dinner, RJ and his Bo (let’s call him Ellerson), and my Bo and I met at Houston’s. I was wearing these bad pointy toe leather stilettos with leather lace accents across the top, dark denim trouser pants, and a dark iridescent green short-puffy-sleeved button down shirt that had a self-tie bowtie. Cute as can be; because you know I had that feeling. My Bo was looking fresh as well. He had to look the part; he is a reflection of me. Plus, sometimes I feel as though you must step your game up a bit when dealing with the gays. I’m not the Fag Hag I used to be and Ellerson works in PR for a high-end fashion label. lol

Back to the point of it all, dinner was great. I ordered the lump crabmeat crab cakes and a Dirty Martini (just in case); my Bo had the fish sandwich (I should have gotten that b/c it was really good), RJ had steak, and Ellerson had the ribs. RJ and my Bo discussed football, Giants vs. Eagles, and other miscellaneous guy talk. Ellerson and I talked about him coming out to his family, sample sales, and work stuff. We got along wonderfully. Oddly enough, they were a cute couple. They held hands under the table, glanced affectionately at each other, and shared food. The hair wasn’t flying and the claws didn’t come out. I do have a little ‘Raoww’ in me, but everything was calm. So this is how Grace feels? All I need now are Karen and Jack. ;-)

Until next time…
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Tuesday, December 19, 2006

GGT Event: They're Shooting

Okay, okay. So I made a boo-boo and didn’t blog about the GGT event on Friday, They’re Shooting. Well, on Friday, we went to the gun range and let me tell you. It was a blast! We had 20 minutes of instruction…well actually, they guy gave us .22 caliber rifles and told us the basics: ‘Here is the trigger. This is how to load the magazine. Watch where you point the gun. Don’t shoot yourself. Don’t shoot me.’ And he let us go! We shot live ammo. The holes in the ceiling proved that we weren’t the only amateurs. A few ladies had difficulties mastering the art of shooting in a straight line, but Joanna showed us all up. Girlfriend got the hang of the rifle and was practically a sniper by the end of the night. Yeah… good times!

I promise next time I will give you advanced notice. The events take place around the 15th of each month and are listed on the website, but as suggested, I will list them here as well.

Until next time…
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Monday, December 11, 2006

Comfort Foods

The other day, I saw a program on the Fine Living station that motivated me to try something new. On the show, the host went to different cities and was introduced to the culture by four local-yokels. One personality said she could take him to a different spot in her city for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next 4 years! Now, that got me to thinking, where do I normally eat, hangout or what-have-you? I need to spice things up a bit. I like to try new things (hence GGT) but even I get into my rut of Thai, Italian, Indian, and the good ole’ Mac-n-cheese with baked chicken. Yummy.

So, I now charge you… Sometime this week, go somewhere different, eat something different and tell me about it. Not the Mountain Oysters (it’s a Southern thing), Chinese Duck’s Blood, or Fried Okra some of you might enjoy. Try something new. ;-)

Pictured above are two peculiar French desserts I tried on Friday. On the left is peach mousse, covered in peach sauce, on a peach biscuit. The one on the right is an apricot based mixed fruit cheesecake sort of thing. Delish! Sorry I don’t remember their names, but I enjoyed every spoonful.

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Gucci Fall/Winter Sale

Starting today, Gucci is inviting their friends to the Fall/Winter sale. Enjoy!

Click on the picture to find a store near you. As if you don't already know.

Until next time...
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Friday, December 1, 2006

World AIDS Day: What are you doing?

Today is World AIDS Day. I implore you all to do something (i.e. Get tested, donate money, practice safe sex). Not only today but tomorrow, and the day after that and so on, and so on.

“Black Americans make up 13 percent of the U.S. population but account for over 50 percent of all new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. That infection rate is eight times the rate of whites. Among women, the numbers are even more shocking—- almost 70 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV-positive women in the United States are black women. Black women are 23 times more likely to be diagnosed with AIDS than white women, with heterosexual contact being the overwhelming method of infection in black America.” - ABC News: ‘Out of Control: AIDS in Black America’

This not only affects Black America, but us ALL.

Here is a brief list of sites you can visit to try and make a difference, but by all means, find more and join the fight against this disease.

ABC News -
Black AIDS Institute -
Gay Men’s Health Crisis -
(Product) Red -
World AIDS Day -
AIDS Walk -

Confidential AIDS Testing:

Until next time…
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