Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Hallowen!!

Favorite Day!! This is what I am doing tonght.

Friday, October 27, 2006

A Benefit to Celebrate

Hey kiddies, looking for something to do. Come support a really good cause with booze , food and of course Taylor, me and the gang this Sat. News bite from Hardnews Online;

OFFAIDS Halloween bash planned for Saturday
Put on your creepiest costume, and dance the night away.

Oklahoma Friends Fighting AIDS, or OffAIDS, will host its annual Halloween Costume Bash on Saturday at the Angles Event Center, NW 39 and Pennsylvania Avenue.

According to organizers, the annual event raises funds for local HIV and AIDS charities while providing guests with a fun, festive atmosphere. The party typically raises more than $12,000 for organizations providing services or education in the metro.

"We have been doing the Halloween party for a number of years," said OFFAIDS President David Thompson. "It started as a private party, and it got so popular that we turned it into a fund-raiser."

This year's party will feature light food, dancing and an open bar. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door. OFFAIDS also hosts another yearly fund-raiser, "Cabaret"

"We have granted more than $30,000 to local groups each year," said Thompson. "Over the years, we have given more than a quarter of a million dollars, and 100 percent of that money stays local."

He also said the evening would include a costume contest with a celebrity host as well as drawings for prizes.

"Everyone is welcome," said Thompson. "We look forward to this event all year. In fact the OFFAIDS board members have as much fun as the guests. It really is a great time and for a great cause."

Doors open at 8 p.m. Advance tickets are available at Granada Floral, New Leaf Floral, Tony Foss Design Center and Jungle Red. For more information, call 947-7160 or visit www.offaids.com.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

I Am an Evil Biatch, or At Least That Is What The Stars Say

My friend Dann posted these on his blog, as "horror-scopes" and they are pretty funny. Don't know where he obtained such brilliant observations, but you can ask him yourself. I just posted mine cause like it says, I am concerned with ME and ME only. Go check out his page for yours. Remember these words when you want something from me next time. ;)

Pisces (March 21 – April 19)

A Pisces cannot live without lies and treachery. They often get so wrapped up in their own tall tales that they can easily forget which of their stories are true and which are not.

A Pisces constantly contradicts herself, and is always trying to wriggle out of a lie somebody has called her on. She will generally not profit from such fruitless tasks, but that's fine by her - she's doing it for the art.

Additionally a Pisces loves nothing more than to stick her nose into someone else's dirty laundry. Pretending to be a self-taught psychoanalyst she will pry into people's secrets, which she will later manipulate and trade through her own self-styled network of spies.

Incapable of working, or for that matter doing anything remotely useful, a Pisces has no interest for acquiring such abilities. Forcing her to do so is nearly impossible - she will simply wriggle out and disappear.

Another page (Astorlogy Insight's) states this:

Pisces Traits

Imaginative and sensitive
Compassionate and kind
Selfless and unworldly
Intuitive and sympathetic

On the dark side....

Escapist and idealistic
Secretive and vague
Weak-willed and easily led

But this page (E-Lore) is probably the most in-depth (i.e. made by person with lots of time on hands)

Friday, October 20, 2006

Lady - Oh - Lay!!

Well kiddies, it's not that I don't try to encourage people to attend events centered around/ for women, but this weekend makes it easier. Tonight and tommorow late morning/ early evening is the third installment of The Girlie Show! This awesome event rounds up women artists and puts them together in a space and allows them to hawk their wares. I went to the first one, which was bananas, but missed last year's. There is food (Deep Fork, Cafe Nova, Saturn Grill, The Metro, to name a few. YUM!) live music and an after party at Club LIT (one of the few places I will hang out in Bricktown) with live music from the 'Oh Johnny Girls' as well and the hooka (I love the hooka). Here is some info from the website.

The mission of The Girlie Show is to give talented local and regional females an opportunity to show and sell their work in a fun party atmosphere. While we define our event as an art show, we encourage the redefinition of art in its traditional senses.

The Girlie Show 2006 will be held Friday, October 20 at 8 p.m. to midnight. and Saturday, October 21 at 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This year’s show will be held in the historic (and newly remodeled!) Farmers Public Market building located at 311 S. Klein Avenue.

Unluckily I will be out of town tonight, but you should check it out. I'll be in Dallas for Ladytron at the Gypsy Tea Room. enuff said. Have a good weekend biatches.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Only in America

Found this nasty tidbit of news on the yahoo.com news page. It hurts me just reading this.

CHICAGO (AFP) - Fried Coke has become the latest artery-clogging hit at US state fairs, local media reports.

The gooey Coke-battered nuggets topped with cola syrup won the "most creative" title at the Texas state fair in Dallas last month. Since then, the deep-fried phenomenon has spread to North Carolina and Arizona.

"We've been getting calls from everywhere since we introduced it," Elizabeth Martin, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina fair, told the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone wants to know where they can get it."

Fried treats are as big of a draw at state fairs as the rides and prize-winning farm animals. Twinkies, cookies and even pickles are stuck with a stick, dipped in batter and then seared in the deep fryer.

Fried Coke's inventor, concessionaire Abel Gonzales Jr., is a creative fryer whose experiments have proven popular. Last year he sold 20,000 fried peanut butter, jelly and banana sandwiches, the Morning News reported. Fried Coke looks to be an even bigger hit: he sold 16,000 cups of the sticky balls in the first two weeks of the fair, which runs through Oct. 22.

Gonzales has also had more success with changing his recipe than Coca Cola did. He reworked the recipe to make the dough less cakey and more spongy so it would soak up more of the cola syrup.

"They were good before, but they are even better now," Gonzales said.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Some Fun and Philanthropic Events This Weekend

Alrighty kiddies, October is here (for about two weeks now) and all it's glory is as well. October is one of my favorite times of year for a couple of reasons. First, summer is really over and I can wear more than shorts and t-shirts, plus my apartment gets pretty hot w/out central air. Second, Halloween, enough said. Third, with school back in and people recovering from summer spending and the cooling weather, there is an abundance of entertaining things to do, such as concerts, art shows, benefit walks, and lots of parties. Those that read my blog know that the AIDS Walk has come and gone, but now it is time for the Susan G. Komen walk/run.
The Susan G. Komen 'Race for the Cure' run is held every year in October (it is national breast cancer awareness month) all over the US and even in other countries to raise money to help battle breast cancer (Dann, it is okay to wear pink everyday this month, you almost do anyway). The event is Sat. the 14th at 8 am. and participants are encouraged to show up to walk and/or run the event. Money is not required, but of course is appreciated. Here is some information from the website.
The Komen Oklahoma City Race for the Cure® will be held on Saturday, October 14, 2006 at the AT&T Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City. We expect 12,000 participants this year. Up to seventy-five percent of the net funds we raise in Central Oklahoma stay in our community and are dedicated to programs that meet the breast health needs of the medically underserved. These needs are determined by a comprehensive, independently performed needs assessment. A minimum of 25 percent of the net proceeds from the Komen Oklahoma City Race for the Cure® supports the Komen Foundation Grant Program which, for the past 20 years, has provided much-needed funding for groundbreaking breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment.

After you get done sweating at the run, you should head over to the Will Rogers Theater, connected to Sushi Neko (yummy!) for the World Neighbor's World Market Fest 2006. This event also gets high praise in my book. The fest provides goods to Western consumers that have been manufactured in various parts of the world. Myself, last year, purchased items from Kenya, Thailand, the Phillipines, Guatamala, and Vietnamn. The best part is that the proceeds directly affect the lives of the women who make these products. Back into their lives, communities, and families. This is a worthy program that you should check out. Here is some information from their webpage as well.

Boasting a festive international and cultural market ambience, WorldFest Market 2006 is a weekend shopping experience featuring unique, authentic items created by artisans from remote villages around the world. Thousands of fair-trade items in all price ranges will be available including African blankets, Peruvian rugs, Guatemalan textiles, Indian silver, Mexican pottery and Balinese masks.

WorldFest Market is Oklahoma’s only large fair trade market, giving Oklahomans the opportunity to shop for unusual and completely unique items. Products purchased at the market help improve the lives of people living on incomes of less than $1 a day. Exquisite craftsmanship coupled with intriguing design is sure to appeal to decorators, collectors, casual shoppers, adults and kids. No two items are alike!

Proceeds from the event will benefit World Neighbors.
Preview Party
Friday, Oct. 13, 2006

WorldFest Market
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 15, 2006 Noon – 4 p.m.
wm pottery Where:
Will Rogers Theater
4322 North Western
Oklahoma City
Admission is $5
Children 12 and under are admitted free

Coming soon to this blog, more cool to do's: The Girlie Show, Ladytron in Dallas, The OFFAIDS "Valley of the Dolls" Benefit, She Wants Revenge and Pretty Girls Make Graves in Tulsa, HALLOWEEN and other shiznatch. Hope to catch you all at one of these events.

"Not So Awesome" or "Another Reason Not to Smoke"

Same source as news below, but not so happy.

Smokers may be more vulnerable to HIV

by The Washington Blade


ATLANTA -- Smokers may be at higher risk of contracting HIV infection than nonsmokers, new research finds, according to a report by HealthDay News. The new study was published online in the journal "Sexually Transmitted Infections."

Cigarette smoking has already been linked to an increased risk of infection in general, including sexually transmitted infections. In this most recent study, researchers identified six studies that investigated the association between smoking and becoming HIV positive. Five of the studies found smokers were at increased risk of contracting HIV, according to the study.

The increased risk ranged from 60 percent higher in smokers to a more than tripling of the risk. The researchers looked at another 10 studies that assessed the association between smoking and the progression to AIDS. Nine of these studies concluded that smokers were not at increased risk, according to the results.

Awesome!!! A Win for Us

I ran across this while reading Hard News Online. For anyone familiar with how hate crimes go involving those from the GLTB community, know how important this legislation can be. For far too long, especially like places in the midwest and southern regions, many people who enact violence on GLTB people get acquitted or their trials dismiss due to the "gay panic" theory. Most might remember this defense being used by Mathew Sheppard's murderers. Luckily, that jury didn't buy it.

Schwarzenegger signs historic 'gay panic' legislation

by The Washington Blade


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed into law on Sept. 28 a bill that limits the use of the so-called "gay panic" defense.

The legislation, inspired by the murder of transgender teen Gwen Araujo, is the first law of its kind in the nation. "Gay panic" defenses typically arise in cases in which the victim's sexual orientation played a role in the crime.

Defendants argue that they did not intentionally kill the victim and that their rage was triggered after learning that the victim was gay or transgender -- meaning they should be punished for a lesser offense, such as manslaughter, reported the San Jose Mercury News.

Assemblywoman Sally Lieber (D-Mountain View) wrote the bill that states that it is against public policy for a defendant to play upon the bias of the jury, or for a jury to allow bias against the victim to enter into its decision, according to the Mercury News. The bill revises the current California jury instruction regarding bias, explaining that verdicts cannot be based on bias against the victim, defendant or witnesses, according to the newspaper report.

The bill takes effect Jan. 1 and asks the state Office of Emergency Services to incorporate training on the "gay panic" strategy into its training for prosecutors, as long as funds are available.

Happy Birthday Chris

This past week my friend Chris celebrated his birthday (he is the one in the red shirt). A couple of months ago on an Undie Mondies night, him and his boyfriend, Eric, celebrated "something" (unknown to the rest of the world) with a bottle of Jack. These pictures are a real life account of what followed next. Happy birthday biaatch!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Twainese Culture Goodwill Mission Troupe

So last weeek, Oklahomans were allowed a sliver of what Taiwan has to offer in it's culture department. The event was not widely publicized (outside the Asian media), which may have been a good thing for my sister in this case, and held at Classen High School. The troupe was celebrating the spirit of Taiwan's culture and on a mission to bring information about Taiwan to the rest of the world. In case you do not know, my mother's side is from Taiwan. Also, the Taiwanese people are in a quest for independence from China and since Bush has taken office, has received little support from this administration (rememeber Clinton and the cruisers he sent to the Straight of Taiwan?) in 1996 (Clinton has since received flak for criticism he has leveled at newly elected Taiwanese offcials for not being more diplomatic). Anyway, my family, David and I attended this event last week. It was also celebarting the upcoming Harvest Moon, which is a time many Asian and EuroAsian countries recognize as the changing of the seasons and one in which to give thanks (like Thanksgiving here). You might have noticed THE Harvest Moon last Friday night as the moon was 12% closer to the Earth than any other part of the year. The show itself was very entertaining, except it got to a late start. For some strange reason someone shot mace into the crowd. I wonder who that could be? If you notice the pics, the one with my mom and Willard is my mom giving her death threat eyes to my sister and David, behind her and next to me. The pic with Veronica and David was assinged the number value of "dsc01666", hhhhmmm seems very queer to me that they would get the marking of the beast. Then again no it doesn't. Needless to say, after the building was aired out, (luckily I was visiting the little men's room when the attack happened and not affected) and the four rows of people seated around us returned to their seats, the show got underway. Luckily for whoever it was, Governor Henry was not able to attend that night. Just think, macing the govenor. That would have been a story.

Friday, October 06, 2006

Healthy Knowledge

Yeah, so spinach is mostly safe to eat. Well the non-bagged from anywhere but southern California. So I made myself this spinach, red chard, romaine and radicchio salad with a trail mix I purchased from the fair and mozzarella. HHHmmmmmmmmm. For a liitle protein (teehee) I made myself a grilled tuna wrap with mozzarella and salsa. Protein-ey. But anyway, besides most spinach being safe and the culprits behind the mishap being closer to being caught, I caught wind of another way in which people are keeping themselves in shape, mentally.
This story will have gamers, especially David quoting this story for years as proof that gaming is good. Once again on CNN Headline News, researchers have found out that certain types of activity help stay-off the affects of Alzheimer's disease. That is old news. What is new though, is even video games, such as the Gameboy by Nintendo can help as well. Well, that is certain games such as the Gameboy DS's games Brain Drain and Suduko games. I do not think such games as Resident Evil or Grand Theft Auto fall into this category, but Resident Evil does scare the shit out of me. So much so I wouldn't play it alone or at night, especially alone at night. Scary. So anyway kiddies, keep those brains a rolling and don't forget your veggies. Sound mind, sound body, sound soul = long life and lots of great sex. j/k, or am I? Oh yeah, I think someone has forgotten that they said a certain CORAL PINK DS Light would be mine. I didn't forget!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Pics From AIDS Walk 2006

Good morning kiddies. Got up early and thought I should do some more catching up on this blog thingy. Here are some pics from this year's AIDS Walk. Since I volunteered I didn't walk with the masses and my view was often limited, as evidenced from the first two pics. The third pic shows me and Oske whom I worked with at one of the regirstration tables. She is cool and hopefully is succesfull in helping people with HIV and AIDS. Thank you all who donated time, money or support to this year's walk. We raised about 40,000 dollars, about 2,000 more than last year. Fuck you to all those that did none of these things and said you would. Two hours of your day and/or twenty dollars is not so much to ask for this fight. Sorry you would have missed your favorite show, some extra drug induced sleep, or a brunch session. Enjoy.

Happy Birthday Spencer

He is in the ringer-t. Make him feel old next time he is out.

Cheesecake Factory...Don't Do It!!

So my family, some friends and I decided to try out the newly opened Cheesecake Factory in OK. So we get another chain restaraunt and more chain quality food. The main thing about these places (chains that is) is that they go for a gimmick or theme (cheesecakes, variety, family themed, or fast and cheap) at the expense of other comforts. The Cheesecake Factory is no exception. It was already at a disadvantage with me since it had already taken away about 150 parking spots (from the building alone!!) while being built from gym-goers at the mall. So David, Dann and I wait about 30-40 mins on a Tuesday night while the family gets there. Felicia, (AKA Fifi) is late and last as usually. Besides being ultra busy, bad for any first experience, we get a waiter whom we are about 99.9% sure has never waited tables before in his life. Between those at the table we have about 15 - 16 years of experience in the service industry (about 12 -13 between Fifi and I alone) and my sister's nickname when we go out to eat is "Ming the Merciless" to waiters and managers alike. Summary basics: appetizer sampler very good and could supplement a light meal for 2 - 3 people. Some of the favorites were the avocado rolls, pork dumplings, and corn cakes. Dinner was much more mixed. Fifi and David's meals got lost. Dann's salmon was cold (and it was suposed to be hot, eeeewwwww). My sister Veve and I ordered salads, good thing to do when in a crowded restaraunt. Her chicken ceaser came out chicken ceasery and my ahi-tuna seemed like it had just got done being frozen, but not quite there yet. No one had dessert except Fifi and she got that to go cause after two and half hours of being there that is all we wanted to do was go. Of course, she said it was good. Also, try the Pomegranate Margarita, it is very refreshing, and beware of wine prices. I paid a whopping $10.00 for a glass of Clos Du Bois Merlot!!!! Well, maybe the next excursion will be better. Most of the food pics didn't take cause my camera seemed to agree with the family that the food wasn't that great. Well the salads came out. Till later.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Asian Invasion (and some whities) Invade the Fair

About two Sundays ago, my sisters and I went to the fair. We allowed some others to come along in case we needed them to fetch any snacks and drinks or carry anything for us. In the case of Dann, it was so we could make fun of him. If you do not believe me, watch his progression in the pics. The sun was glaring and when caught off the right direction of my brother-in-laws head, Jeff, could blind anyone (pic # 4). Luckily, Veronica's friend did not throw up this year on a ride! Pic five is the whole crew in line for the space needle and pic six is right before Jeff almost got us thrown off the ride my getting up and touching the glass, which is a big no-no we found out. We then scouted off for David's fascination with all that is fried!! After a bite of my sister's funnel cakes, Dann's curly fries and David's fried snickers I almost had a diebetic coma. Unluckily for everyone else the sugar hit me as everyone else was winding down and I started bouncing up and down with a third wind. Pic #9: Dann + lots of semi-warm beer + heat + lots of okies = sunburnt, drunk Dann!! But pic 10 shows a much happier Dann when I tell him I'll buy him a drink at sushi neko and give him the latest Sean Cody Porn. What a day!