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Monday 15 Sep 2008

BUSY BILLY

And The Winner Is:
Pictures will be coming soon from Instinct Magazine and UnderGear’s "Model Star" Casting Call at Hydrate on Friday. Produced by my friend Marcus Reynaga and his team, Boystown gave one serious addition to the National search in Alex. (See Picture by the fabulous Alice Llaban Encababian) I’ll tell you what; I am one lucky man to have been asked to host! There were some seriously HOT entries!

The Difference Made:
Saturday I joined GoPride.com’s Enterprise Brand Manager Mike Livingston at TPAN's annual Aware Affair. What a fabulous event, coordinated by TPAN’s Special Events Manager Rhett Lindsay. The sumptuous comfort food alone, made the event for me.

Of course the entertainment was off the hook! (You’re the best Rhett!) They had some of the hottest guys dressed (See Picture Above) in heroic regalia walking around! In addition there was a train of caped girls roller skating around the venue. It was a lot of fun.

Having Mike around is like strolling with Karen Walker. He’s a kindred spirit! Also in attendance was Jim Gregory (He was one of the aforementioned guys dressed as a super hero) and Jason Lee; both of whom worked at ChicagoPride.com’s Market Days booth this year. I was also able to fellowship with ChicagoPride.com’s Editor at Large, Jason P. Freeman and his date.

Aware Affair Award:
One of the reasons that I attended the TPAN event was to accept an award on behalf of ChicagoPride.com. (See Picture) Representing ChicagoPride.com’s President, Matthew Inawat and Senior Executive Vice President, Steve Long in accepting this award was an honor. In addition to the countless people that make ChicagoPride.com function; the three of us truly were blessed to be recognized for what we consider a labor of love!

Foozie Function:
It’s always a pleasure to be a part of anything Miss Foozie does! She hosted her Fabulous Varity Show at Circuit Nightclub. The night was dedicated to here gal-pal Paula SinClaire; with performances by Velicity Metropolis, Thersa Dawn, Lila Star and Kaycee Ortiz. To top it off Boystown favorite, Pie Hole Pizza provided some tasty pizza’s courtesy of owner, DJ Doug Brandt. I can’t remember a better show! The next one will be October 11th.

Where is Vlad!:
Heading to Minibar to meet up with my besti, Isaiah I had a leisurely stroll with Mike through rainy Boystown. Walking in to the sounds of DJ Phil DaBeatz I was greeted by a whole host of people; including Clay Hinkle, Andy Kaim and Philip Trampe. (Missing was Mike Rippe)

I found Isaiah and caught up with him on the happenings of his evening. (Sidebar: It has to be said that I really enjoy being Isaiah’s friend! He is one of the most normal, well adjusted, and thoughtful people I know! Knowing him as long as I have and in various roles; he has assumed a role that I am honored to have him fill; that of family!)

It was so nice to connect with Socialite, Hunter B. Lyon! (See Picture) I thought he was to be out of town, so I was pleasantly surprised. With Hunter B. was the super cute, Paul Rosenkranz. (See Picture) Paul is one interesting guy. I am enjoying getting to know him! Joining us a bit later was Austin Hoover (See Picture) and my gal-pal, Jake Conrad. (See Picture) Boystown twins, Ryan Andrew and Kevin Anthony came in with their cameras at the ready and their posse nearby. Of course we were all blessed at the arrival of everyone’s favorite, VICTORY. He has SO much energy!

I was equally blessed to run into my friends Ben Hartman, and Holley Mouser. Scarlet’s favorite son, Mike Kosko even stopped by to say hello too! (Side note: Check out Mike on page 31 of the latest Time Out Chicago!) It was a special treat to run in to JP Quirk and Erin Cauley as well!

Fellowshipping until the wee hours; with a stop at Hydrate, I was ready to get home. The only thing that was missed over the evening’s festivities was hanging out with the sweet Vlad!

Sunday None Day:
I enjoyed a quiet rainy day doing nothing at all. It was just my bitch Buffy and me with a weekend recap phone call with Isaiah. I really enjoyed this down time and I got some GREAT rest!

VOTE:
Be sure to vote for Boystown’s own Tommy Andrika for Metromix’s 2008 Bartender of the year!

Tommy (See Picture) has worked several different jobs at Minibar|Winebar before settling behind the bar about a year ago. You can see Tommy every Monday, Thursday and Friday evenings; Saturday and Sunday afternoons too. Vote for Tommy here!

(Side note: If you've not Registered to vote in the next Presidential election, what are you waiting for? Do it NOW!)

SHOUT OUTS: Greg, My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal, my ex, Jesse Rubly, Former roommate, Mike Rippe, Advisor Edward, My good friends, Bill Healy, Alex Choren, Matt F., and Jason Maldonado, My dear friend Ronnie Kroell and my dear old skinny bitch Buffy

Have a GREAT week!
~Bill Pritchard


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date shmate, from now on, I'm going to these things stag.
Posted by CPJason on Tue, 9/16/2008 5:07 PM
And Jason, I swear I heard a promise of sobriety at these events. ;-)

Thanks Bill for representing! ChicagoPride.com was created to promote, inform and motivate our community. The award from TPAN is indication that we are fulfilling our unified goal to Make A Difference in the community.
Posted by Gab on Tue, 9/16/2008 6:11 PM
It was my pleasure! I have to say, the boy in the yellow shorts was my personal fave. He was damn cute and he knew it! ~Bill
Posted by CPBill on Fri, 9/19/2008 11:41 AM
Friday 12 Sep 2008

Say Cheese!

A Date With Miss Foozie:
For years, I’ve been singing the praises of my Friend, Miss Foozie. She never ceases to amaze me. Wonderfully she agreed to be my date (See Picture) to the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago benefit Tropicalia! among others, ChicagoPride.com sponsored the well attended event at Sidetrack. I was so pleased that the hard work of ALCC’s Director of Development, Ricardo Cifuentes paid off so well. This Make A Difference group really impacts a lot of lives!

I was overjoyed to run into the Feast of Fools boys, Marc Felion and Fausto Fernós. I see why they are so popular! We had a lot of fun chit-chatting. That Fausto seems to be one kindred spirit. (See Picture) If you’ve not heard their pod cast, be sure and check out one of their recent ones with ChicagoPride.com’s own Jay Shaff.

I also ran into my long time gal-pal (I have a few) Ryan Yoder. (See Picture Above) Anyone who knows Ryan can testify just how vibrant and alive this chap is. He’s funny, witty, articulate and well. . .as you can see, cute! I am so proud of Ryan and equally as proud to call him my friend.

Tee Many Martoonies:
I don’t know what it is about people buying me a drink. They don’t do it when I really need it; rather they do it when I don’t. (Ha Ha Ha!) Heading home to my beckoning Bitch and bed, I was intercepted by my dear friend Advisor Edward. I should have taken the cry-way. (def: The back alleys where one goes to cry; or run home two go #2. A place to avoid the general public on the way to and from home) Edward was with Dr. Drew and Piano Man, Ben Hartman at Cocktail. I can hardly resist when they ask for fellowship. Clearly I was WAY over my limit on the adult beverage, but I pressed on. Somehow, I made it home to enjoy a good nights rest; in my suit. (Laughs Out Loud)

Visit Seattle:
Thursday night I was delighted to fellowship with my dear friend Rusty Martin (The Conquer) from Seattle. I’ve known Rusty for a long time and have seen him grow into quite a marvelous man. Rusty is traveling with his co-worker and pal Greg Scheaffer. (See Picture) Greg won this “Gaycation” and is bent on meeting every cute boy in Boystown that he can. (Wink) I think it helped his cause to enjoy a few libations at Minibar|Winebar!

Joining us was Instinct Magazine’s, Marcus Reynaga and his equally hot boyfriend (Who freelances for Instinct Magazine) Mark-Austin Rowell. (See Picture) With our event going on tonight, we wanted to meet up and enjoy some fellowship the night before. These California boys sure know how to enjoy themselves! I’ve found some new friends!

With stops at Cocktail and Hydrate, before heading home; I was glad to get back to my humble flat and my sleepy Bitch.

TONIGHT:
Tonight is your chance to be a famous model, as Instinct Magazine and UnderGear sponsor the "Model Star" Casting Call at Hydrate. One lucky Chicago guy will win the chance to go to New York to compete in the model search and possibly win the grand package of appearing on the cover of the Spring 2009 UnderGear catalog and also appear on an upcoming cover and fashion spread in Instinct Magazine. Whether you audition or observe, this will be one HOT event!

Don’t Forget:
Miss Foozie’s Fabulous Varity Show taking place Saturday at Circuit Nightclub! Make plans to come out for the fun! Be sure to get on the VIP List for complimentary admission.
 Miss Foozie's FABULOUS Variety Show!

For a complete listing of events happening today in Boystown and Beyond, check the ChicagoPride.com Event Calendar

SHOUT OUTS:
My Besti, Isaiah, Socialite Hunter B. Lyon, Hometown Friend, My first Chicago Best friend, Jeremy, My dear long lost luv, Greg, and my very old bitch Buffy

Cheers!
~Bill Pritchard
Wednesday 10 Sep 2008

Join Miss Foozie & Bill Pritchard

TONIGHT:
I hope you will all join Miss Foozie and me tonight, September 10th at the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago benefit Tropicalia!!

This fundraiser at Sidetrack will be a nice evening of libations, laughs, and luminaries.

Tickets are still available; starting at $50 and up.

SHOUT OUTS:
My besti Isaiah, The cutest couple in Boystown, Mike & Philip, My good pal, Evan Or, and my bitch Buffy

See you tonight!
~Bill Pritchard
Monday 8 Sep 2008

BUSY BOY!

Home Sweet Home:
Well, the good news is that my sainted Parents made it home from the Love Boat. Getting a call from my Mom was SO nice! Listen, no matter how old you become; hearing from one’s Mom makes you feel so calm. Later that day, I got a call from my Father. You have to understand the dynamic of our relationship. He and I speak with each other every day. Hearing his voice and humorous stories of their trip brought me right back home. It’s true; absence makes the heart grow fonder!

Weekend:
With so many fun moments throughout the weekend! One of the highlights was to meet up with Advisor Edward. Our two schedules have prevented us from our usual fellowship and revelry. We met up at Cornelia’s to have some dinner. Between the two of us, we sure can talk the night away. (It was made better of course by the sounds of Ben Hartman on the main room strings.) I was uber impressed with Edward’s slight of hand as I tried to help pay for dinner and drinks! Like a stealthy Scotland Yard operative, he maneuvered my bank card behind the comment slip in the bill book. Connor our server was none the wiser about it. I can’t thank you enough for treating me Advisor!

We headed down the street to enjoy a libation at Scarlet. In route we ran into a number of good looking guys for us to admire. Keeping up with that motif, we were greeted by the very cute events manager/bartender Tom Dziarmaga. (See Picture) Always with a smile on his face, he took care of our drink orders and looked ever so FINE in his jeans. (What!?!? I can say that!)

We ran into Mike Thompson and Pete Hillman, the owners of Chicago favorite, SIR Spa. (See Picture) They were with one of my all time favorite cute guys, Mitch. It was kind of funny that we ran into them. Not an hour before I was telling Advisor Edward that he needed to try them out. What a special treat that place is!

The Socialite:
This weekend, I was blessed to be able to arrange a time to fellowship with Boystown Socialite, Hunter B. Lyon. What can I say, the guy has a great presence and joy. Agreeing to meet at Minibar, I walked in to hear something very unusual. DJ Phil DaBeatz mix was interwoven with rock songs of the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Honestly, every song became better then the last and he had the whole place in a frenzied walk down memory lane.

I ran into my friends Jim Gregory, Kara and Marc who had VIP seating by the DJ booth. It was nice to catch up with them. Jim wanted to introduce me to The Gift Theater’s, Evan Lee. (Be sure and see their show “Streamers”!) Evan was a real nice guy with great energy!

Moments later, Socialite Hunter B. Lyon (See Picture Above) came in. I swear that guy always has the big-a_s grin on his face. It’s one of the many reasons why people like being around him. With Hunter was my new friend, Vlad. Vlad is one damn sweet guy with a heap of potential. I’ve not met anyone in a long time with that kind of love for the political system. Needless to say, he and I get lost in conversation whenever we’ve gotten together. Hunter introduced me to his super cute friends, Paul Rosenkranz and Joey. (Sorry I don’t know your last name Joey!)

Happy James:
Celebrating his birthday was my pal, James Goeke. I ran into he and all his friends including everyone’s favorite Barney’s haberdasher, Jeffrey Wondrely and my besti Isaiah. (I adore running into him!)

Stopping by to say hello and have some fellowship was Scarlet’s favorite son, Mike Kosko, ChicagoPride.com photog, Jay Shaff and man about town, Tommy Holl. It was great to catch up with all of them!

AIDS Legal Council of Chicago:
I hope you will all join Miss Foozie and me this Wednesday September 10th at the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago benefit Tropicalia!! This fundraiser at Sidetrack promises to be a charming evening of tastes and treats. With tickets starting at $50 and up, you can be sure to make a marvelous evening for you and a date!

You Outta Be In Pictures:
This is your chance to be a famous model, as Instinct Magazine and UnderGear sponsor the "Model Star" Casting Call! (See Picture) on September 12th at 7:00 p.m.

Join me at Hydrate as I host this thrilling event giving the chance for a lucky Chicago guy to appear on the cover of the Spring 2009 UnderGear catalog and also appear on an upcoming cover and fashion spread in Instinct Magazine.

REMEMBER:
UNDERGEAR WOULD LIKE TO OFFER CHICAGOPRIDE.COM VIEWERS FREE SHIPPING DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2008. SIMPLY ENTER CODE: INSTFS WHEN ORDERING.

Save The Date:
This September 13th is TPAN’s Aware Affair: SUPERHEROS Gala. Yours truly and GoPride.com’s Enterprise Brand Manager Mike Livingston will be joined by ChicagoPride.com Editor-at-Large, Jason P. Freeman at this popular fundraiser. I have the great honor of accepting an award from TPAN on behalf of everyone at ChicagoPride.com. It’s nice to be recognized for our labor of love in the Community!

Afterwards, I will be participating in Miss Foozie’s Fabulous Varity Show taking place Saturday at Circuit Nightclub! Make plans to come out for the fun!
 Miss Foozie's FABULOUS Variety Show!

SHOUT OUTS:
Hometown Friend, Michele Van Der Werff, The hot cab driver I had, My ex, Jesse Rubly, Cute, Matt F, Newlyweds, Sandra & Ryan, Super Sweet, Ross Vigil, My first Chicago Best friend, Jeremy, My dear long lost Greg, My pals, Kyle Hustedt, Alex Choren, plus Boystown's favorite "Gay Manager of a straight venue" JR Cranston, and my very old bitch Buffy

Have a great week!
~Bill Pritchard

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Thursday 4 Sep 2008

Going Out With Miss Foozie.....And Getting Lucky!

Weekstart:
Seems like the weekend is more like the start of the week for me! Although most of us had Monday off, it still feels like it’s been a damn busy week! I’m ready for the weekend!

Parents:
Odd as though it may sound, I miss my Mom and Father! If you’ve been a follower of my writings you know that I am a big fan of my Parents! (See Picture)

This last week they boarded a cruise ship and floated off into the sunset on a 7-day cruise. Although I am uber-happy that they’re relaxing and enjoying themselves, I guess I am used to being able to call them whenever I want to hear their voices. I guess it’s true; absence makes the heart grow fonder!

Making A Difference Next Week:
I hope you will all join my date Miss Foozie (See Picture Above) and me next Wednesday the 10th as the AIDS Legal Council of Chicago hosts Tropicalia! (See Picture) This fundraiser at Sidetrack is guaranteed to be a charming evening of tastes and treats. Of course I'm the lucky one to have my favorite, Miss Foozie with me!

With tickets starting at $50 and up, you can be sure to make a marvelous evening for you and a date! This Make A Difference opportunity is brought to you in part by ChicagoPride.com

Save The Date:
Save the date: Now’s your chance to be famous as Instinct Magazine and UnderGear sponsor the "Model Star" Casting Call (See Picture) at Hydrate on September 12th at 7:00 p.m. Join yours truly as I host this thrilling event giving the chance for a lucky Chicago guy to appear on the cover of the Spring 2009 UnderGear catalog and also appear on an upcoming cover and fashion spread in Instinct Magazine.

UNDERGEAR WOULD LIKE TO OFFER CHICAGOPRIDE.COM VIEWERS FREE SHIPPING DURING THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2008. SIMPLY ENTER CODE: INSTFS WHEN ORDERING.

SHOUT OUTS:
My dear friend, Ronnie Kroell (Featured on the cover of Instinct Magazine), My new Facebook friends, Davis Mallory, Karlen Beitman, DJ Susan Morabito, Anthony D'Amato, DJ Tracy Young, Leah Neaderthal, plus the DAMN HOT, Alex LaCrosse and my old bitch Buffy

Have a great weekend!
~Bill Pritchard

P.S. Remember, Miss Foozie’s Fabulous Varity Show taking place Saturday September 13th at 8:00 PM at Circuit Nightclub!
 Miss Foozie's FABULOUS Variety Show!

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