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Monday 29 Dec 2008

Home Sweet Homo!

Welcome Back:

With major airport delays, I made it home. You just don’t get a better greeting from being gone on a trip than you do from a loyal old dog! My bitch Buffy (See Picture Above) ran to the door with errf’s, (def: The sound she makes that is not quite a bark; but close.) snorts, and lots of kisses. I had a relative that once said “The best part about going on a trip is coming home!”. I think they were right.

I had a very nice time in Seattle, but I was ready for a normal schedule again. Although I adore seeing my Mother and Father, the sever snow really put a damper in my Seattle plans. I was able to see most of my family and enjoy some time at the family residence. (It had been so long since I’ve been there!)

Consistency:

Saturday morning brought the return of my weekly breakfast with my best friend Isaiah. It had been too damn long since we were able to do that. It’s a time that I really look forward to.

Back In Business:

Later that evening I had the pleasure enjoying drinks with Advisor Edward at his place. We then moved to the very busy Cornelia’s (Smile)

Saying good evening to Edward, I walked with Ben Hartman to Minibar to meet up with Isaiah. Once again I was able to enjoy the music of my pal DJ Phil DaBeatz. I also ran into Jeffery Vander Meade and Bill Healy It was so nice to be around all my pals and making new ones!

Favorite:

Once a month my pal DJ Scotty Thomson spins at Hydrate. I just love to listen to his work. He’s really damn good! At/around 5:00 AM, I decided to head home to the bitch.

SHOUT OUTS: Nathaniel who looks like Vlad, Gregory Rein, My bosom friend, David, My gal-pal, Jake Conrad, my ex, Jesse, Former roommates, Rippe & Clyde, My good friends, Alex Choren and Jason Maldonado, My dear pal Ronnie Kroell, Barf Happy, Adrienne Holt, and my faithful old bitch Buffy

Cheers!

Bill Pritchard

 


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Tuesday 23 Dec 2008

Ho Ho SNOW!

Cabin Fever:
Greetings from a very snowy Seattle my friends! (McCain really ruined that one didn’t he!)

It feels SO damn good to be able to blog again! I’ve been somewhat stuck in Seattle since Saturday with no internet. It would seem that the city (Although wonderful in most every way,) shuts down when the snow comes. They’ve had almost a foot here too!

Wonderfully, I’ve been enjoying this forced vacation with good food, wine, and fellowship from 4x4 friends! As always, I am staying in my family’s guest flat in the Pike Place Market. (See Photo) If you’ve never been to Seattle; the Farmers Market is the city’s biggest tourist attraction. It is such a damn charming place.

With all this time on my hands I’ve been enjoying some books and doing a bit of writing. I’ve especially enjoyed taking calls from some of you over the last few days. I need to do this “not busy” thing more often!

I hope this finds you all well as the Christmas holiday approaches. Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that we were celebrating the holiday!?

SHOUT OUTS:
My best friend, Isaiah, Super cute/sweet, Arthur Chaney; Advisor Edward; Scarlet’s cute Thursday night hostess, Mike Kosko, Fruit flyAdrienne Holt, My dear friend, Ronnie Kroell, Seattle’s very own, Jamile Mack, My doll, Matthew Barrett, GoPride.com’s Enterprise Brand Manager Mike Livingston, My friends, Bill Healy, DJ Scotty Thomson & Greg Rein, My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal, Doggie sitter, Virginia Jones and said doggie, Buffy

I will be back in time for New Queers Eve!

XOXOX
Bill Pritchard
Wednesday 3 Dec 2008

Sweets For The Sweets!

World of Chocolate:
I hope you will all join me this evening at the The AIDS Foundation of Chicago’s signature event, the World of Chocolate. (See Picture Above) This is always the start of the holiday season for me! It’s so damn festive!

I will be a guest judge again this year as will my partner in crime, ChicagoPride.com's own Miss Foozie! (See Picture) I’ve been equally blessed in having the damn sweet Mike Kosko as my date. Somehow I think he and I will have a party within the party!

The World of Chocolate will feature yummy chocolate creations from more than 30 of Chicagoland’s finest restaurants, caterers, and chocolatiers in the Make A Difference effort to raise awareness, while celebrating the world's achievements, in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Tickets will be available via phone today until 4pm and will also be available at the door for $100.

Hear Ye, Hear Ye!:
Arriving tomorrow for the weekend is my sainted Father! (See Picture) Be on the lookout for us; and be sure to say hello!

SHOUT OUTS:
Childhood Crush & Birthday Girl, Therese Victory, Barf Happy, Adrienne Holt, and my faithful old bitch Buffy

Cheers!
Bill Pritchard

Be sure to read the latest Make A Difference article!

Wednesday 26 Nov 2008

Once You Have Black. . .

Black Wednesday:

With five nights of fun filled fellowship ahead of us; it’s no wonder why they call it Black Wednesday! There are just so many fun things going on tonight!

There’s Hydrag at Hydrate with the fabulous Tajma Hall

Or, Pre-Thanksgiving Mystique at Boystown favorite Minibar Ultra Lounge and Café. Great music, hot bartenders, and sexy (Did I just type that word?) dancers!

Of course, if you feel like singing a tune, Pie Hole Pizza is offering a fun night of Creaoke Karaoke. Talk about good clean fun! There’s nothing better than pizza and pipes! (Wink)

Circuit Nightclub is offering Wild Wednesday Don’t miss out on one of the biggest parties of the year with DJ Alex Perez! As always, there are a lot of great activities going on in the community this weekend; including a number of Make A Difference events! Get out and get involved!

THANKS:

Quite honestly, there are SO many people that I’m thankful for! I am absolutely NOTHING without their love, support, opportunity, guidance and help! Here are some:

Travis Ahlquist; Arthur Chaney; Advisor Edward; Dr. Drew; H.Walker; Ben Hartman; Steve Rollins; BC & Jenean; Jim E. Gregory; Greg; Former Roommate Clyde; Mike Kosko; Jay Shaff; Victory Adams; John & Stu; Jason Haas; Sunshine!; Nathaniel Freyman; Kristy Riedel; Adrienne Holt; Ronnie Kroell; Isaac Way; Bill Healy; Amy & Freddy; Jamile Mack; Matthew Barrett; Jer; Ripp & Philip; Jesse; Rich D’; Phil; Mark & Jon; Alex C; Brother Dave Macintosh; Ed LeVasser; Hunter B. Lyon; Paul Rosie & Evan Or; JR Cranston; Sandra & Ryan Vanderbilt; Ben & Jen Brittingham; Calvin; and The Sisters.

A special thank you goes to the Icon of Boystown, Linda Little. Your love and kindness have reminded me why it’s important to try to make a difference!

Thank you to Team ChicagoPride.com: Editor At Large, Jason P. Freeman; Brand Manager, Mike Livingston; Community Ambassador and my friend, Miss Foozie; Sr. Executive Vice President, Editor in Chief, S. James Long; and President, R. Matthew Inawat

And finally, thank you to the most important of my life, My best friend, Isaiah; My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal; my Mom and Dad, and my faithful bitch Buffy

GIVING:

I’m always amazed this time of year to read the emails that ask me for assistance in finding charitable organizations that need help. Nothing pleases me more than to see others GIVING of themselves. I hope all of you will step out of your daily grind and invest in those around you. I noticed that Roscoe’s is hosting a Food Drive for Vital Bridges. You can earn $1 in Roscoe's Bucks for every food or toiletry item donated through december 14th. Times are tough for a lot of folks. Any help you can offer Makes A Difference!

Cheers!

Bill Pritchard

 


Be sure to read the latest Make A Difference article!



 
Tuesday 25 Nov 2008

Back By Popular Demand!

Floris of London has announced that their Stephanotis line of soap and fragrance is being brought back by popular demand! The popular scent that had appointment by the Queen herself was discontinued by Floris six months ago. Clearly someone was not amused by its loss. (This queen included!)

The comforting, reliable and honest Stephanotis scent has been a favorite of mine since I was introduced to it as a boy living in London. With heady notes of orange blossom enlivened with the soft spiciness of carnation contrasted with a green lily of the valley accord are evocative of the intensely fragrant stephanotis blossom. The floral heart, sustained by jasmine and coriander leads to the base notes of sandalwood and musk.

The Floris Stephanotis Luxury Soap is only $35.00. (Box of 3 Bars, each 100g/ 3.5 oz) The Floris Stephanotis Concentrated Bath Essence is only $55.00 (30ml)

Not heard of it? Go to the Floris Website

Be sure to read the latest Make A Difference article!

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