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Friday 6 Feb 2009

About Damn Time!

I for one am damn happy the weekend is here! This has been one busy week!

NYC:
Last weekend I was one lucky guy to fly off to New York. I went to attend the birthday party of my friend Ronnie Kroell (See Picture Above) at Splash Nightclub. It was such a marvelous time!

Joining me that evening was Advisor Edward, and my ex, Matthew Barrett. I also ran in to Chicago cutie Charlie Gurion who was also celebrating his birthday! While at Splash I ran in to New York DJ’s Scotty Thomson and Escape! Both are two favorites of mine! I was especially glad to catch up with Matthew over the evening.

The next morning (Or should I say a few hours after the party) Advisor Edward, Matthew and I met up with my dear family friends Jon & Mark at the very popular Elmo. Boy do I love this place. Our server, Ian was DAMN FINE! (Dibbs) It was nice to catch up with the boys!

From there it was a day of shopping and fellowship; including high tea at the St. Regis Hotel. What a charming time! Advisor Edward and I enjoyed more fellowship at The Townhouse on 58th Street. Gosh, did I love this piano bar! I even found me a crush in the talented Anthony Fett, who sang a few songs. With Brunch the next morning at famed, Intermezzo I was off to catch a plane back home!

EQ IL:
Many in the Chicagoland area know the work of Equality Illinois to secure, protect and defend the basic civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the state of Illinois.

I hope to see all of you at the Equality Illinois Gala taking place this Saturday, February 7, 2009. This fundraiser is a terrific opportunity to Make A Difference. The Gala is a blast! Everyone dresses up for a great meal, inspiring speeches, fabulous libations and a great dance floor! If you would like to attend, tickets can be purchased by going directly to the Equality Illinois website Equality Illinois website

Click here for a complete listing of Make A Difference events!

SHOUT OUTS: My Cousin, Willaim Eddy; My best friend Isaiah; Arthur Chaney; Piano man, Ben Hartman; Scarlet’s cute Thursday night hostess, Mike Kosko; Adrienne Holt; My dear friend, Jamile Mack; My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal; my Mom and Dad, and my old bitch Buffy

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard

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Sunday 1 Feb 2009

ULTIMATE SUPER BOWL PARTY

There are a lot of great Super Bowl activities going on today!

One such event is the Make A Difference ULTIMATE SUPER BOWL PARTY at Hydrate
Austin Baidas, Brian Elmore, Brian Kupersmit, Mark Liberson, Ken Miller, Marc Moder, Greg O'Neil, Emily Santos, Edd Taylor, yours truly and Chicago's Diva Amy Armstrong are joining together to bring you the best Super Bowl Sunday Party in Boystown! There will be Football, beverages food, and a AUCTION of hot guys for Charity!

Your $10 donation to Chicago House gets you an OPEN BAR for an hour prior to the game (starting at 4 p.m.) Also Included is an incredible buffet of treats featuring Halsted's Turkey Chili, Pie Hole Pizza, An Italian Pasta Buffet, Subs, Veggies, Dips, Salads, Delicious Pastoral Cheese Trays, Popcorn, Pretzels and more! No one leaves hungry is; our rule!
Hydrate will be showing the Game on Hydrate's new theater projection screen, as well as on televisions throughout the bar. In addition you will hear the game on Boystown's best sound system, so you won't miss a thing, including half time entertainment and every commercial!

No one leaves empty handed... so be sure to pick up your gift bag at coat check on the way out!

See you there!
Bill Pritchard
Friday 30 Jan 2009

Up Up And Away!

Fraternize:

Last night was such a damn good time! The fun started early by having dinner with DJ Phil DaBeatz at Wilde. How proud am I of Phil! He won a Pressie for Best DJ! It couldn’t happen for a better guy! Yesterday was a special day for Phil in more ways than one, so we were celebrating! Mike Kosko Joined us and we went to the Amy & Freddy show at the Lakeshore Theater. What a damn fun time. I’ll tell you, that Amy is as gifted in comedy as she is in song!

At ten I arrived to Scarlet to host FRAT HOUSE Thursday! Seriously, we had SO much fun! In addition to the great music and hot guys (Yep, I’m gay!) they had this photo booth set up that made buttons with your picture on it. I did get the chance to meet one of my newest Facebook friends, Matt Liberatore. How nice was he! (And cute!)

I was blessed to get a visit from my uber cute gal-pal, Jake. He was on the way to see Lady Vera Parker at her Pressie praised show!

At the stroke of midnight I said good night to all the cuties and headed home. Of course I stopped by Minibar Ultra Lounge to say thank you to Phil for dinner. While there I ran into Socialite Hunter B. Lyon. Seriously, the short haircut he’s sporting really works for him! I was also blessed to run in to my friend Brian Nowak. I think he is the kindest person! Every time we connect, I just smile bigger!

With that, I was back on the road again. Of course I needed a little snack to soak, (Def: A meal ment to soak up the liquor consumption) so I stopped by Boystown favorite Pie Hole Pizza! Would you believe that they made me sing a song before I could go?! Now, I like to sing, but I shouldn’t sing when I’ve had a few libations. I don’t know, but I think I pretty much sucked. (Laugh out loud)

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RONNIE:

Your truly is one damn excited person! I’m heading to NYC this afternoon to attend the birthday festivities of my dear friend Ronnie Kroell. (See Picture Above) Splash Nightclub is hosting the event and it promises to be one wild night of revelry! I will give you a full report with pictures.

While in the Big Apple, I am delighted to be able to connect with my ex, Matthew Barrett, DJ Scotty Thomson and my dear family friends Jon & Mark. I’m delighted that Advisor Edward is able to join me there too. He knows New York really well!

SHOUT OUTS: My best friend Isaiah (I'll miss our breakfast this weekend!) and my faithful bitch Buffy

Cheers!

Bill Pritchard

 


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Thursday 29 Jan 2009

Choose Your Own Adventure TONIGHT!

Amy & Freddy:
Thursday, January 29th, my friends Amy Armstrong and (Piano instructor,) Freddy Allen (See Picture) will be performing at the Lakeshore Theater. It promises to be a BLAST! Blessing me tonight with his company; will be my pal and resent Pressie award winner, DJ Phil DaBeatz!

Scarlet Studs:
Scarlet and ChicagoPride.com are teaming up tonight to host FRAT HOUSE Thursday! (See Picture Above) Join yours truly as I host all frat guys and their fans! (What can I say. . .Isn’t it fun to be gay!) Scarlet’s FINE bartenders, hosts and staff, feature 40-ounce beer specials, loud tunes, and hilarious high jinks. Don't miss this night of hotties!

There are a lot of great activities going on in the community this weekend; including a number of Make A Difference events!

SHOUT OUTS: Super cute, Arthur Chaney, New York Bound Advisor Edward; Piano man, Ben Hartman, The lean, Adrienne Holt, Facebook pal, Mike Koenig, My dear friend, Ronnie Kroell, my best friend, Isaiah, Seattle’s very own, Jamile Mack, My doll, Matthew Barrett, My friends, Bill Healy, DJ Scotty Thomson & Greg, My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal, and my old bitch Buffy

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard

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Friday 16 Jan 2009

Son of a. . . .

Screw The Cold! (I wanted to say something stronger, but my Mom reads the BLOG)
For those of you who aren’t in Chicago, the rumors are TRUE, it’s damn cold here! When I woke up this morning, it was -17 below zero. Add the wind and you get -30. If there were ever a reason to cuss; this is it!

Why let the bitter cold get in the way of a Friday night!?! “Onward and upward” is the right action! Hydrate is hosting a $10 Open Bar from 9-11:00PM to introduce us to their new DJ, JR. (See Photo) It’s pretty obvious that I love this guy! J’s one of my dearest friends and I know you will all love his music and style! The fact that he’s also unbelievably cute just adds to the whole “heat” of the night!

Hi! Hi! Hi!
Boystown is still a buzz with the exciting sighting of Dancing with the Stars fairy Lance Bass at Minibar Ultra Lounge and Café. I’ve never seen Minibar owner John Dalton so deservedly happy! It was good to catch up with Lance and snap a photo (See Photo Above) for my Mom. (Laugh Out Loud)

A Day On, Not A Day Off!
Of course this Monday the 19th marks the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance. (See Photo) What a tremendous time in history to reflect on civil rights and the challenges ahead of us. It’s time for us all to get involved in our community and country. (Right about now, the people out there who don’t like me very much; are rolling their eyes in disgust. That is if they read my silly BLOG anyway!)

Out With the Bad, In With the Good!
I’m extremely excited for this Tuesday! In my opinion, this is a day, where we get rid of what’s wrong, and make room for what’s right! Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th President of the United States! For people like my Father and me, this is a day where we resolve to go “onward and upward”! (See Photo)

SHOUT OUTS: The recovering, Nathaniel Freyman; My best friend, Isaiah; Advisor Edward; Sunshine!; Calvin; Mike Kosko; Matthew Barrett; Alex Choren; Bill Healy; Jamile Mack; Socialite, Hunter B. Lyon; Boystown Crush, Kirk McNamara; My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal; and my WARM old bitch Buffy

Cheers Damnit!
~Bill Pritchard

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