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Sunday 18 Jul 2010

Smart Guys Always Finish First

It wouldn’t be a Sunday morning without the desire to go to Intelligentsia for a cappuccino and atmosphere!  It’s sunny out which makes it for a perfect walk and they have free Wi-Fi. What more could a website nerd like myself want?


After a some serious revelry on Friday night at Scarlet, Minibar, Cocktail, and Hydrate I ended up staying in for the night on Saturday. I sure don’t mind a night in from time to time.



Friday evening was spent in celebration of my dear friend Michal Kosko’s  2_th birthday. I’m sure he will be happy that I left the other number off for public consumption. There’s a certain age in life where many gays feel like they are dead. I look at it this way, he can now rent a car; look down on folks in their early 20’s; and perhaps finally fit into his old soul. Joining in the fun was the intellectual and beautiful Andrea, Liz, and new friend Reese. (He’s one damn funny guy and really cute too!) Michal is one dear smart man with a big heart for others.


 


As the hour approached the late evening/early morning, I had the joy of meeting up with Boystown Crush Kirk and the uber-cute Adam at Minibar. It had been forever since seeing Kirk as he’s been working on the other side of the globe for the last year or two. I’ve always enjoyed when Kirk’s around. He’s one smart guy with a lot of good things to say! Its so damn encouraging to know highly educated hotties!


Adam can hold his own in the area of higher education as well. He too has been far away working and traveling the world. It never ceases to impress me when people spend their efforts on study, travel, and hard work. The fact that they happen to be damn good looking is a bonus.



Listen here all you gays! We can take a lesson from people like Michal, Kirk, and Adam! It’s hot to be smart. To be that we should participate in moments of critical thinking; read; and experience life! (My opinion)



Its times like these where I am reminded how much I enjoy people. We are pretty lucky in Chicago to enjoy a variety of different types and cultures. As much as I enjoy Boystown and the fun I can have here, I really like the other options that the Windy city has to offer!


 


Here’s to a GREAT week!
Bill Pritchard

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Wednesday 14 Jul 2010

All Good Things


After a busy 2010 Pride season, I boarded a plane for the first vacation I’ve had in four years.



I know that sounds like a long time, but I’m not much for vacations and certainly not in the frequency that I see them being taken by unemployed people who seem to always need a favor. (Laugh Out Loud)


I met up with my bosom friend David Cruse Beal from Singapore; in Rome. Rome is truly beautiful. I've never walked SO much in my life, but really enjoyed it! There's so much to see and soak in.


Friday, after a late dinner of white wine, Caprese salad and citrus Osobuco; David and I went to Rome's hippest gay club, Alibi. I had just mentioned to David how refreshing it was to have to stand and wait in the long line instead of being known and thereby have line privileges. No sooner did I say that then an older gentleman looked to me and beckoned me to come around to the front. It must have been my blue blazer.



On Saturday we flew down to Palermo Sicily where we boarded a 50 foot boat to cruise around Sicily. We were moored in this charming coastal town called St. Agata Di Milletto I enjoyed myself a privately appointed cubby for a cabin, so sleep was not really part of the plan at first, but I got used to it.


From there we boated to Di Cefalu. It’s a charming coastal town with a beautiful Norman cathedral and beach front. We took the dinghy into town and had dinner on the beach in this cafeteria style place; a bit tourist but charming nonetheless. We spent time on the boardwalk and inner-streets before boating back to the ship. (See photo. Third boat from the left) The weather was perfect and I didn’t fall under the Pritchard weakness of seasickness.


The next day we arrived to Castelmare Del Golfo. It is SO beautiful. After a few coffees we toured the Greek Temple in Segeta, a small drive away. We were able to hire a local to show us around. The temple was 2400 years old and quite beautiful. Later that day we caught some time at the beach. There are some seriously HOT guys playing volleyball in Castelmare Del Golfo! Billy was happy!


Our last day in Sicily we boated out to Scopello bay where we lunched on the boat and took in the views. Among other things to see were the Nazi gun mounts and natural caves. We boated back to  Castelmare Del Golfo for our last night there.


We ended up going to Booga Wooga; Castelmare Del Golfo's attempt at a lounge/disco. It was way too funny and David had the staff working way too hard to over serve us.


The next night I stayed at the hotel in Palermo to fly back to Chicago on Sunday. In so many ways I was stretched and challenged on this trip. A boat, tight accommodations, and a foreign language; to name a few. I overcame all of those and more. Words can not express how grateful I am for the experience!


More pictures to come!


Recreated!
Bill Pritchard

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Friday 25 Jun 2010

PRIDE: I love me some Drex!

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Thank YOU!:
Thanks SO much to everyone who came out last night to the ChicagoPride.com 8th Year Anniversary Party! We had such a blast. Be sure to look for all the fun photos taken by Anthony Mead, Frank Failing, and Jay Shaff! Props to Absolute 100 Vodka for their sponsorship. A BIG thank you to Shawn, Chris, Jim Ludwig, and all the Staff at Roscoe’s for their hard work in making for a delightful party.

Lines of folks, out to see 2010 Playgirl cover model, Ronnie Kroell and donate to the Center on Halsted, kept the night going. Miss Foozie was in GREAT form! She kept me in stitches all night long. I truly adore working with Foo.

A special thank you goes to the Hot/Smart Jonathan G. and my Gal-Pal Jake Conrad for sporting the short shorts (Unstuffed) and big pecs for the night. It was the perfect way to start the 2010 Pride season!

PrideFest:
The Annual Chicago PrideFest, takes place Friday and Saturday, June 25-26.Thea Austin, '80s teen pop sensation Tiffany, Taylor Dayne, Amber, Sophia May, American Idol contestant Frenchie Davis, and house music chanteuse Inaya Day, are among the artists set to perform.

Pride Parade:
This year's Pride Parade steps off at Belmont and Halsted at Noon on Sunday, June 27th and boasts over 250 entries making it one of the largest pride parades in the nation! I will be on the ChicagoPride.com - KISS FM float featuring Special K & Ty Bentley, from 103.5 KISS FM; 2010 Playgirl cover model Ronnie Kroell; and the ChicagoPride.com team.

Lets have some DREX:
This morning, I continued the tradition of appearing on the Drex Morning Show on KISS FM; to start off the Pride weekend. It was even better this year to have Ronnie join us in the interview. I’ve done a billion events with Ronnie over the years, and find that we work really well off each other. If you missed out, you can here it here. Thanks to Drex, Mel-T, Angie, Paul, Nicole, Kristie, and the lovely Nina Chantele at 103.5 KISS FM.

PROUD!
Bill Pritchard


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Thursday 24 Jun 2010

Celebrate Eight

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PARTAAAAAAY:
Happy Pride ! I hope you will join ChicagoPride.com this evening at our 8th Year Anniversary Party at Roscoe’s!

There's a hosted bar, courtesy of Roscoe’s and Absolute Vodka and a ton of giveaways and prizes. My dear friend and 2010 Playgirl cover model, Ronnie Kroell and the fabulous Miss Foozie are hosting!

I can't think of a better way to start the 2010 Pride festivities! The fun starts at 7PM.

ChicagoPride.com is your hometown connection to all things Pride in the city of Chicago! Check out our 2010 Pride Guide and comprehensive CalendarQ for hot happenings all this weekend.

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard



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Saturday 12 Jun 2010

Koinonia with Kathy

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Milwaukee PrideFest:
What a night! Enjoying fellowship with the ChicagoPride.com team, the PERFECT Amy Armstrong and Freddy Allen; the Feast of Fun boys, Marc & Fausto; the one and only Miss Foozie; and the divine Kathy Griffin!

Clearly Milwaukee PrideFest is one terrific time! There’s two more days of fun, fellowship, and FINE looking guys!

I’m off to NYC to join my Sainted Father at the Tony Awards!

XOXO
Bill Pritchard

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