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Thursday 22 Dec 2011

Happy Holidays!

Birfday:
I’m off to Seattle to celebrate my 42nd birthday with my Sainted Parents and Friends. I was already blessed to enjoy Christmas and my birthday over wine and dinner with my Besti, Isaiah. You know you’re the best of friends when you give each other the same gift for Christmas, as we did for one another; finding out at the moment of giving. I truly adore him!

I will be joining my Sainted Parents on the sojourn to warm southern California for the holiday. Joining us will be my brothers, and my bosom friend, David Cruse Beal. They are great company to be around. Wonderfully charming is the home my Brother David and his partner (Yep, there are two of us in the Fam.) Clifford, have to host us in. A beautiful desert Shangri-La.

I hoping to enjoy a repast at Norma’s at the Parker Le Maridian. Set amidst palm trees and landscaped gardens this lovely spot was pioneered by Hollywood stars from the 30’s to the 70’s (See Photo Above). This Jonathan Adler-designed hotel was made famous in 1999 when actor Robert Downey, Jr. had his last drug bender. I have to say, it is such a charming venue!

In Chicago for the holidays? Be sure to check out all the fun events going on over this holiday week. There are a lot of places open on Christmas Eve AND Christmas. Go to CalendarQ for up to the minute info.

SHOUT OUTS:The AMAZING team I get to partner with at GoPride.com, S. James Long, R. Matthew Inawat, and Mike Livingston; The hip swaying Michal Kosko; Uber sweet, Erik Thornton; Socialite and ChicagoPride.com blogger, Paul Blackburn; Advisor Edward; Dr. Drew; Super sweet, Cal Tormey; My dear friend, Ronnie Kroell; Seattle’s very own, Jamile ‘Vera’ Mack and Mikey Payne; My doll, Matthew Barrett; My Cousin, Bill Eddy; My Gal-pal, Jake Conrad; My ex, Jesse Rubly; My Boystown crush, Kirk McNamara; My Mom and Father, and my old bitch in heaven Buffy

Ho! Ho! Mo!
Bill Pritchard

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Monday 12 Dec 2011

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Tis The Season
My dear friends Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen are at it once again with How the Diva Stole Christmas IV; an evening of giggles, good tunes, and merriment guaranteed to make any yuletide gay!

The show takes place at Hydrate Nightclub, with two showings; one on Friday, December 16th and the other Saturday, December 17th. A portion of each nights proceeds will go to the work of local charity, Chicago Lost and Found.

Chicago Lost and Found is a not-for-profit group that turns re-purposed stuff into art and fancy fashion; raising funds from the sales to educate young people in the arts. Be sure to check them out at www.chicagolostandfound.com.

Check out this little ditty from their 2009 performance (Warning it’s an adult song):


Hope to see you there!
Bill Pritchard

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Geek Out! a Mild-Mannered FanBoy in a Boystown World
Tuesday 8 Nov 2011

Ronnie Kroell’s makin the moves on me

You Ought To Be In Pictures
Sure the title of my weblog is sensational. I wanted to get you to read it! The scandalous photo makes it look like I'm gettin some play from Ronnie. In truth, I was. It's amazing what happens when the two of us celebrate anything!

What never ceases to amaze me, however, is how life throws opportunities our way. If you would have told me eight years ago that my pal Ronnie Kroell would be this former reality star; now starring in yet another movie, I wouldn’t believe you.

But, that’s exactly what is happening tonight at the Reeling Film Festival. Our boy Ronnie stars in the film Into The Lion’s Den. It premiers tonight at 9:15 at the Landmark Century Centre Cinema (2828 N Clark St.)

Into The Lion’s Den is a “bold, uncompromising thriller that plunges into the depths of human depravity”. Even as I type that, I still have to pinch myself, because it’s Ronnie. To me, he will always be the guy that impressed me all those years ago; the friend who has partnered with us over the years to impact the community. My friend!

Now, I’m not much of a movie going guy, but you better believe I’ll be there to see it. I hope you will too. After the showing, there will be a meet & greet with Ronnie at Minibar Ultra Lounge and Café. Come have a libation!

See you at the movies,
Bill Pritchard

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Make A Difference: Are You Entitled?
Tuesday 1 Nov 2011

72 DAYS

A Joke!
And people think gays are ruining the sanctity of marriage? Clearly, the hetero community is fine at doing that on its own. After a measly 72 days of marriage to basketball player Kris Humphries, Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce. Was the whole thing a scam to get money and media? They both got money for the act; not having to pay for their wedding. How is it this is alright, but members of the LGBT community can’t bring honor to the ‘institution’?

I’m PISSED that the LGBT community is always being told that they would damage; what appears from Ms. Kardashian’s escapades as a lame institution. We are constantly under the gun for attempting to bastardize marriage when many in the straight world do a fine job of messing it up on their own.

Looks to me like we owe Kim and Kris a big debt of thanks for showing the world what a joke marriage can be theses days. Not the charming, wonderful commitment, like my Sainted Parents have enjoyed.

I feel bad for her/him as I'm sure this is a tough time, however, the point still remains; the LGBT community should have the same rights in marriage as everyone else!

In the meantime, I've posted a few photos of men that I'd enjoy getting married to.

My opinion,
Bill Pritchard

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Wednesday 26 Oct 2011

The Poppa

Return!
Anyone who reads my blog, Tweats, Make A Difference column, or Facebook posts will most likely see the great affection I have for my Sainted Father Llewelyn Pritchard. Spend time with this world changer, and community ally; you can see why.

Well, my Father is returning to Chicago this weekend for a visit. Having him here is always a blast and a lesson in stamina. At 74 he’s up at the dawn of crack. (That’s earlier then the crack of dawn) He gets more done in a day then most in their twenties, and will hear nothing about the “R-word” (Retirement) He’s a true force of nature!

Want to meet him? We’ll be attending Urban Village Church on Sunday the 30th, and brunching afterwards at his favorite, Angelina’s. (Or as I like to call it; gay church) Sweet Philip and all his gang pull out all the stops in honor of him.

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard

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