Friday, September 29, 2006

Happy Birthday Linh

Here are some pics from my friend's Linh's birthday party at the Conservatory and some other random pics at the Hi-lo and the Sidecar. Do not worry Linh, you still have a dinner raincheck.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

AIDS Walk 2006

This Sunday, help Oklahoma raise money for AIDS' research, education and prevention.
Below is part of an article from Hard News Online about the AIDS walk's purpose and usefulness. I will be volunteering at the event, from 11am to 4pm doing registration and other things. If you would like a ride (to the show!), write or call me, or if you want to volunteer contact Please support the event with either your presence, your money, or your time. Registration starts at 12:30 pm and kick off is at 2pm. The event will be held at the Myriad Bontanical Gardens and will walk one mile through Bricktown. Sorry, no pets allowed (city ordinance).

Bravo Network's Kayne Gillaspie to lead 2006 Oklahoma City AIDS Walk
This Sunday, during the annual Oklahoma City AIDS Walk, hundreds of walkers will take steps toward helping those in the community who are living with HIV and AIDS. The event, now in its eighth year, has raised more that $250,000 for area agencies.

The walkers will be joined this year by fashion guru Kayne Gillaspie of Bravo's "Project Runway," who is serving as grand marshal for the walk. Festivities, which include entertainment, food and a chance to win round-trip airfare for two, are set to begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Myriad Gardens. Walkers will hit the streets at 2 p.m. and return for the closing celebration at 3 p.m.

Organizers hope to raise $50,000 at this year's event.

"We have gotten really close to that goal in the past, but we have never quite made it. This year we really would like to hit our target," said AIDS Walk President Linda Larason. "The walkers generate the largest percentage of the funds we are able to raise. We do have some corporate sponsors and others who help with in-kind donations. But our walkers really provide most of the support."

According to Larason, the walk recently became a self-sufficient organization, and the group now grants all the money generated during the walk directly to local agencies. She also said that the walk is not only important as a fund-raising event but also as an awareness event.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

So I Might Have E-Coli

So I am watching CNN Headline news this morning (how shocking) as I am eating my fake egg, fresh spinach (?), mozzarella omelette whole wheat wrap and guess what the fuck comes on?!?!!? I am almost completely finished with the dish and then the latest headlines pop up and the t.v. screams "SPINACH WARNING!" What!!? Yeah, they show the bag spinach (I USED to buy weekly) and say recently bought products should be discarded because one man has died and others have gotten sick from E-Coli! So besides the fact I have had a soar throat all week and sound like a 80 year smoker, I might have E-coli. I knew food would always do me in. I've had sea urchin, raw oysters, and snake blood and survived, but if some spinach gets me I'll be one pissed off ghost.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

As You Can Tell I Am Working Really Hard

Yeah, I am at work (The Park) and due to my friend's (Chris) laptop that is as mobile as his ass (that is REALLY mobile), I can be at work and still be produtive. Anyway, I thought it might be cool to make a short, pointless blog entry at work. Well, Studio 54 is tonight (at Angles) and I'll be working a double. Do not worry, I have my camera with me. Talk to you guys soon. Here is a pic of hottie Chris. Soon I will have pics of him and his boyfriend stripping during undie mondies. Gotta go, a ceiling fan is about to kill someone.

Monday, September 04, 2006

My Face Resembles Fucking Rumsfield!!!!

I was gonna say thanks to Taylor for linking me to this page, but now I am not so sure. Of all the people in the world. Go firgure, mostly Asians,one Spanish, one African American, and then Rumsfield, the whitest of white. Quit laughing and lets see who you share a face with.

Some Random Pics That Will Cause Me to Lose a Limb if Not Published Now. Jeez.

Ok, I had to shoot some pics into this posting, cause obviously everyone is all about themselves. Can't a boy color his hair in peace. I think the bleach fumes are getting to me though. I feel woozy. Alrighty, more pics and rantings coming soon.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Curry Just Doesn't Burn Your Mouth (and Ass), Little Miss Sunshine, and The Often Well Intending but Stupid Actions of Parents

It is a beautiful Sat morning and I figured I'de write a few words as my curry cooks on the stove. On that point, as I was adding some Bangladesh Chilli Powder to my green curry concoction of okra (thank you Dann), bamboo shoots, carrots, peas, mushrooms and of course TOFU!, I smelled the powder, inhalling deeply(mistake #1), to make sure it was still fresh. This caused a tornado of burning sneezes, which caused me to wash my hands, but not thoroughly enough (mistake #2). I then proceeded to douse my face with water (mistake #3), and yeah you can guess what got into my eyes. If anybody has ever been pepper sprayed (I have), it was a minor version of the "OH MY FUCKING GOD" feeling you get. But the Curry looks and tastes good. Do not worry Dann, I'll bring some to work for you.

Barring any more kitchen mishaps, today should be nice. I also advise to those who have not to go see Little Miss Sunshine in theaters right now. I usually do not rant about movies, but this is a good one. My friend Jason and I saw the film last night after I got off (from work). Segments of the half full theater laughed sporadically at certain points, but by the end we were all laughing. The whole cast played their parts well, especially Toni Collett (as always), Steve Carell (he can do serious things and still be funny), and Greg Kinnear. Of course the star was Abigail Breslin, who plays the little girl (Olive) wanting to be Little Miss Sunshine. If you like independent, often true to life comedy and quirky situations then see this film, if not, go see Crank (which I have not seen) because Jason Statham is hot and shirtless as usual (when is he not?). The film (Sunshine) has some poignant things to say about life and family, as these films usually do.

If anything, I would recommend this film to the people that were featured on a story on CNN Headline News this morning. You can find this story under the title "Would you pay to help your kid grow taller?" I found the parents is this segment, the ones paying for their children's hormone injections to grow taller, very apalling. I know that is elitist, but let me explain, as does the Bio-ethicist does in the segment. Many of these parents believe that they will be giving their children (all sons in this segment) a better life (opportunities with jobs, marriage, self-esteem)if the can make them taller. Their intentions are well, but badly executed. Not only are they upholding stereotypes of what makes men and masculinity (not addressed in the segment) in our society, but they are telling their children their is something wrong with them by giving them these injections (which average out to $20,000 per inch I believe). What image do we send our children when we buy them acceptance? Is that any different than the father who uses plastic surgery to make his daughter happily conform to what society believes is feminine and beautiful, Hell No!. Not only are sexist attitudes further layed down for another generation, but the idea that you can fix problems with yourself with enough money, scapels and hormones is appalling and frightening. There is a scene in Little Miss Sunshine where Olive, feels good about herself due to some positive encouragement from members of her family. That is what should be encouraged, not the chopping and injecting of our bodies.

Friday, September 01, 2006


I decided to post some quotes about friendship since it is definitely an everyday part of our lives. Recently, I have been trying to connect to people I know better and turn some of my relationships, or acquaintances, into friendships by either incorporating tactics of old, such as the potluck the other night, or doing things I am not necessarily prone to doing. It seems to be working, so far. I have also been trying to reconnect with friends with whom I have not spoken to in a while. Things like the potluck (which I will post about soon) remind me of lost or interrupted friendships that need some mending and attention. Anyway, I was tired of posting pics everytime and wanted to rant, so I found some quotes I thought relevant to the subject. Of course, some pics will be coming soon (Taylor!).

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
Carl Jung
Swiss psychologist (1875 - 1961)

You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie

Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington
First president of US (1732 - 1799)

It's a lot like nature. You only have as many animals as the ecosystem can support and you only have as many friends as you can tolerate the bitching of.
Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive Comic, 08-16-05

There isn’t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren’t really living without it.
Real Live Preacher, Weblog, August 27, 2003
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Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
Unknown, (often attributed to Albert Camus)
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