Now and Again
The Gay Best Friend is essential to any girl looking to become a proper lady. My only advice? Just don't piss off the gay who knows all your secrets.
That book (pictured above) made me laugh so hard today. You can find it at Urban Outfitters, where I spent a good half hour wandering with friends while i waited for my table at the Bongo Room. Which, by the wayyy... Had the BEST pancakes ever. Pretzel pancakes with white chocolate and carmel drizzled all over the top. YUM
Michael Schultz and I had a great time on the show last night, basically trying to be vague because he recently got another job offer and will be switching campaigns from Rahm Emanuel to ________. You'll know soon.
Also, a few other random things:
When you go out on the town, it's officially cold enough that I will think you're crazy if you aren't wearing a coat. Yes, workout kid I appreciate your bulging muscles - but I'm sure they'll still be there this spring. Put a damn coat on.
You can put anything on a croissantwich and it will still be delicious
Anything cool at Urban outfitters will be great twice - once when it debuts and once when it goes on clearance.
'splain me this: how did i end up at Starbucks with the same order twice in 12 hours? I knew it was too early to break the seal on salted carmel hot chocolates.
It's been awhile
It's been a week since I last caught up with everybody here on GoPride, wow! Life gets pretty busy sometimes, doesn't it?
I'm happy to report that my mother had a grand time here in the windy city. The two of us had dinner at the University Club with a close friend on the night of her arrival after the Hall of Fame induction ceremony, which was absolutely magical in Cathedral Hall. That place feels like a scene straight out of Harry Potter!
She also surprised me with a shopping trip :) And what gay boy doesn't love to pick out a new suit? I chose one by English Laundry, it's a textured black blazer and slim, sexy black pants.
I miss my family and friends in Washington a lot, good thing I'll be back in December to visit! I found myself feeling very teary when my mom left; due to the fact that she left with my wallet in her purse from the night before -.- LOL I just got it fedex'd to me today.
In other words, it's important that should your crazy ex call you while your mother is visiting - you do NOT answer. LOL Or ever. And don't call back. I wouldn't have even mentioned it, but I know that there was a time when I was more vulnerable and would have picked up the call only to have been emotionally charged the rest of the weekend. To anyone facing a monster - or a recent breakup - say "No" only once. Don't repeat yourself, don't switch between "yes" and "no," just let that first time be the end of it. Stretch your terrible muscles.
One other thing, before this post becomes a novel - you can now tune into my show The Monster Mash at 8pm Friday nights at
under the LISTEN ONLINE tab to the right of the blog posts. The Radio station finally got the official, wired stream fixed so I will no longer be hijacking my own stream from the studio. However, you can check
for all the latest news and announcements from the Show and your host, Trademark ;D
All the latest
This is the weekend my mother comes to town! Hooray!
Wednesday she and I will be at the Gay & Lesbian Hall of Fame induction ceremony - AND SO SHOULD YOU! It's free and open to the public, google it for more info. Michael Leppen will be inducting the honorees along with a host of other past Hall of Famers for you to meet, greet, and network with during the reception from 5:30 - 6:00. That's PM, just to be clear.
Also, the Reeling Film Festival is still chugging along, so make sure to get out there and see some quality gay film of the non-pornographic variety ;) I'm going to be out and about this Saturday with my mother, so make sure to say Hi!
Friday, Tracy Baim (in the photo above) will be on The Monster Mash at 8pm (88.9FM or themonstermash.weebly.com) to talk about the Windy City Media Group (of which she is a part of) and more on current events and gay media. It's going to be a great show, make sure to tune in!
WED - G&L Hall of Fame
FRI - Tracy Baim on The Monster Mash
The rest of the week - Reeling Film Fest
SO in other Trademark news, I am happy to report that I'm in a small break from my architectural studio, letting my mind relax for just a bit before diving into my final project of the semester, a transitional space. There's not much more I can say about it just yet, but more to come in the next month... Also, can I please advise that you not get too close to any of your friends when you sleepover? It makes for very awkward situations after, although luckily for me we're mature enough to move forward and forget about what happened. If you do kiss one of your best friends, talk about it. Don't avoid it, that's for sure.
Ok, tangent over. Peace.
Crush on a (straight) boy?
I tend to get these a lot. The pretty, masculine type just taunts me and it's not always easy to find this particular breed of boy in the gay aisle. Yes, it can be done. But I'm not looking, I just get a crush.
So now what?!
Well, we can't have them. They respect us for who we are and we have to do the same. So leave the boy alone and just take care of your thoughts privately ;)
BUT WAIT! Would if he's "straight" in the sense that he shops at H&M, he wears big Clark Kent glasses, and can't run without flailing his arms around? ...And the awkward stare.
This is my current dilemma, and while I'm not really up for the challenge of bringing someone out of the closet; it occured to me that high school boys coming of age and those of us wanting our best closeted friend may have a more pertinent urge to do so. So this is what I have to say about that boy:
a) don't do anything that you wouldn't have wanted someone to do to you before you came out. if you're going to assume that this character is in fact gay, approach with concern and air on the side of caution (also because embarrassment and rejection is no fun).
b) admire from afar, if you've made some prolonged eye contact just wait for him to approach you or your friends before introducing yourself. Don't go ambush him because you caught a glance from across the room.
c) prepare yourself for the worst and expect the best. You never know if he just needs a little push to get out the door! No hurt in hoping.
think that photo represents my friends and I perfectly, I can't thank Bill Healy enough for capturing our silliness as we lathered each other up with white fingerpaint Halloween evening :p
I had a blast this past weekend dressing up as a Baby Socialite for the GLAM IIT Lady Gaga dance party and then dressing down for the human canvas stunt with GoPride at the Boystown Halloweeen parade :D Lastly, but not leastly, we celebrated Boystown Boy Jeff West's birthday later on into Halloween night with an amazing spa-like shower and a lot of good friends and drinks.
I got to make a cameo in a music video, which was really random but a heck of alot of fun! And of course, got to be the center of attention as hundreds of people came by to snap photos and paint me and the rest of the Boystown Boys. I can't help liking the attention, it's human nature - and of course if it all went away tomorrow I'd be perfectly fine (never put the cart before the horse).
If you took a picture of us, please let me know via message because I'd love to see it! Hope you all had a fun and safe Halloween too, see you around soon. Shout out to Bill Pritchard and all of the special guests who came by his booth to see us as well :)
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