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Thursday 12 Jun 2008

Bill + Ben = Forever!

Why Is The Brit In The Bathroom:
Due to weather and “Other” distractions, my London friends Rory and David arrived around 11PM on Saturday. By the time they got to where they were staying it would have been 12:30AM before they would have gotten to Boystown. Too bad to because Advisor Edward was hosting us for Champaign and tasty bits at his and Dr. Drew’s flat. It is always a pleasure to be there! It’s warm, charming, and loaded with books! The conversations are also very entertaining. Joining us was Isaiah (Who was sportin a new haircut) and Bill Healy, and Ben Hartman. Edwards upstairs neighbors and their friend also joined in the fun!

Gay Church:
The next morning Isaiah and I joined Rory and David for Brunch at Angelina’s. What a lively place! We had a lovely visit and enjoyed catching up. Hell, I even love to watch them eat. They even do that better than we in the states!

Brett, Philip and all the gang at Angelina’s sure keep everyone well served and entertained! Of course my Lesbian Lover, Amy Gaw is in residence as the brunch bartender. Damn girl makes a pretty good Bloody Mary! Hair of the dog! (Not your hair Buffy!)

Fun Day:
I wanted David to meet Miss Foozie on his trip here. Of course he loved her and the fun at Male Call at Roscoe’s. Joining us was my pals JP and Erin. We also made a stop at Minibar|Winebar for a glass of wine. David loved it there! It was a splendid time!

Happy Birthday Track’s!:
At the invitation of my pal (The damn attractive) Jimmy Kays I went to the Sidetrack 26th Anniversary Party on Tuesday. Joining me was my dear friend Steve Rollins. Gosh was it good to catch up and get some boy (Note: When I say boy I’m not referring to children but rather the male gender.) watching in!

While at Sidetrack I ran into/saw David Kaufman of award winning Kaufman Segal Design, and Circuit Mom’s alter-ego DJ Matthew Harvat. I also saw Kale Ness, Paul Kepner (Enjoying the free Miller Lite’s) and Brian May from afar. It was nice to bump into NITRO Producer Will Harrison. From across the room I saw Center on Halsted’s own, (The super cute) Ian Bonner and Homos Are A Hoot maven, Kevin Hauswirth.

I had the pleasure of running into some of the Minibar|Winebar gang showing their support. Jay, Nick, Kyle, Oryan, and Boystown Icon Linda Little.

Art Johnson Is My Hero!:
For those of you Chicago folks who’ve seen WTTW channel eleven’s special documentary on the history of Chicago’s Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Transgender community called Out & Proud In Chicago you know the name of Sidetracks co-owner, Art Johnson. His recant of the challenging times in the LGBT community made me cry. It was especially nice to see him so happy at the party! (Note: Out & Proud In Chicago is scheduled for one more showing on June 15th at 6:00 PM.

Ronnie And His Fans:
My pals Ronnie Kroell, Bill Healy, and Russell Daugherty met up with me at Minibar|Winebar for a few libations. At one point a terribly kind fan of Ronnie’s named Jim Birren bought us some tasty shots. Ronnie’s friend Steve joined us and we headed back to Sidetrack. While there we ran into community friend, Greg Baird. Introducing him to Ronnie was like introducing God the Father to Jesus the son. These two could change the world!

This Week
Thursday evening, ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to SPIN Nightclub with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour of Boystown and beyond! Come dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great prizes - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com! Hot KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly!

I want to encourage you to check out Andersonville Midsommarfest going on Saturday and Sunday in Andersonville! They feature international food, great activities, and lively entertainment on four stages!

Sunday FUN Day
Be sure to hangout with Miss Foozie (See Picture) at Roscoe’s Male Call! It’s always a lot of fun and Foozie will make you feel right at home!

My Father’s Day
This Sunday marks Father’s Day. For those of you who have known me for longer than a minute you know how much I regard my Father! (See Picture) He is a person of deep faith, commitment and love for family. There isn’t a day that goes by where his investment in my life isn’t noticed and welcomed. He is a marvelous parent and a dear friend! I love you Dad!

SHOUT OUTS: My boyfriend to be, Ben Andrews (See Picture Above), Sisters, Trisha, Sunday and Michele, My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , My best Friend, Isaiah (Get home safely Stripes!), My friend Johnny M., Boystown Icon, Linda Little (Thanks for saying what you did L.L.!), Sweetheart, Steve Rollins, The damn FINE, Clay Hinkle, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, Atty/Hottie, James Frederick, Chicago guy with the hot name, Hunter Lyon, Cutie, Bobby Berry, My new Facebook Friend, Jimmy Walsh, My dear pal Advisor Edward and my straight friend, Jake Wolf, and my sweet bitch Buffy.

Cheers Damit!
~Bill

HomosAreAHoot.com
 
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ever the busy body you are bill...love you...oh yea and i def wanna do brunch with you on my bday its july 6...its on a sunday and i couldnt think of anyone who id wanna hit up the bars with than you!!!!...hope all is well!!! love you doll!
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Thursday 5 Jun 2008

The British Are Coming!!

Rory & David:
It’s with GREAT joy that I announce the arrival of my dear pals David and Rory (See Picture) arriving from the other side of the pond. Enjoying a national tour of the United States the boys are making a stop in Boystown to visit yours truly and my best friend Isaiah. Straight from the Pimlico Palace itself, Rory and David bring with them a great deal of charm, class and sophistication! Who am I kidding!? Fast-forward to the whole lot of us pissed drunk on Veuve Clicquot! (See Picture Above)

British on British:
Wonderfully Advisor Edward and Doctor Drew have invited us to their home for libations on Saturday evening. If you’ve read my blog before you know how warm and charming their flat is! David and Rory are in for a real treat! (We all are!)

This Week
Thursday evening, ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to CREW Bar & Grill with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour of Boystown and beyond! Come dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great prizes - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com! Hot KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly!

Sunday FUN Day
I hope you will all come fellowship with my dear friend Miss Foozie at Roscoe’s for Male Call! It’s always a blast and you even get to see her do a quickie or two!

Afterwards, I hope you will join me at Minibar|Winebar for Sunday FUN Day late night! My buddy DJ Chris Eterno plays the best in music and the men of Minibar take great care. I just love beginning my week there!

SHOUT OUTS: My friend Johnny M., Boystown Icon, Linda Little, My heart, Steve R., The seriously cute, Clay Hinkle,My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , My best Friend, Isaiah, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder, My Sweet Friend, JP, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, My High school best pal, Jill Anderson Green, Chicago Cutie with the hot name, Hunter Lyon, My new Facebook Friend, Anthony, My longtime facebook friend, Kiel Wuellner, My dear pals Bill Healy (See Picture) and Kristy Riedel, My workout buddy and former Roommate, Mike Rippe, Sweet Facebook friend, Richard Bidmead, My straight friend, Alex Choren, and my dear bitch Buffy.

Cheers!
~Bill

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Thursday 29 May 2008

I Love Ben Andrews!

Brent Corrigan:
My pal Brent Corrigan! (See Picture) was here in town for a visit last weekend. He and his partner Grant Roy along with my new friends, Chicago’s own Jacob Powell and Jake (The straight guy) (See Picture) did some promotions over the weekend.

My friends at Hydrate hosted Brent et al late Thursday evening. We sure did have some fun! I even ran into my dear friend Nickie Thornsen who was in town from LA. I adore him! (Side Note: Thank you to Mark, Eric and all the staff at Hydrate for allowing us to take over a Thursday night!)

Friday evening we were hosted by my dear pal Bill Healy for a lovely BBQ. Afterwards we were the guests of my pal and yours Charlie Brown (See Photo) at Atmosphere. I just LOVED the turnout. I was especially impressed by the GREAT service by the staff at Atmosphere! Not only are they damn attractive, but they sure work hard! Everyone had a marvelous time. (Side Note: Thank you Charlie, and your team, for opening your place to the community! You’re a damn sweet man!)

The Day I Met Ben:
Saturday evening we all went to the Grabby’s courtesy of my friend Stacy Bridges and the gang at Gay Chicago Magazine. (Love them!) This event is always a fun time and once again I sat next to ChicagoPride.com’s own Exec VP, Steve. I think he and I react the same to all the things being said and done. Needless to say, we giggled like school girls all night long.

I did meet my future boyfriend, Ben Andrews that night. (See Picture Above) Heavens, this guy is one beautiful person and damn sweet as well. Wait until you see the picture that was taken of us that evening! (On it’s way!)

From there we were all lucky to be the guests of my pals Stu Zrin & John Dalton at Minibar|Winebar. These two always go out of their way to bless me! They’re the best! Just you wait and see what they do next! (Hint Hint)

Of course Saturday night resident DJ Phil DaBeatz was on fire that night. He’s such a nice guy! I’m convinced that he could play the Kazoo and still make peoples day!

Not Like Any Other Brunch
Early Sunday afternoon, I joined Brent and the boys at neighborhood favorite The North End for the Grabby’s Recovery Brunch. Now, I can’t go into too many details, (After all, the windows WERE blacked out) but fun was had by all; I was giggling a lot; and my new boyfriend Ben Andrews was there. Ben hung-out (Literally) with us the whole time. I think I might have to fight Jacob Powell for him though. :-/

Popeye’s BBQ Chicken
Well, summer has officially begun! Chicago’s Room Restyle man Paul Kepner threw a marvelous BBQ Monday evening. Ah the smell of burgers and dogs (Sorry Buffy!) on the BBQ really makes any day! Hadley Rue was equal to the task on the grill and Paul kept everyone well equipped with libations. Heavens there were a lot of new (Young) guys there! I guess there are those who really like the chicken. (Wink) I myself have my new boyfriend Ben Andrews.

Joining us at the BBQ was my great pal and ultimate “Meanwhile”, Brian Douglass and Bill Healy. The former Mayor of Boystown, (The svelt) Hon. Paul Palmateer was also on hand with some great stories! My best friend Isaiah also came. I just love hanging out with him!

This Week
Thursday evening, ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to Circuit Nightclub with the "I'm Too Sexy" tour of Boystown and beyond! Come dressed to the nines for the Catwalk and be ready to strut your stuff for some great prizes - including airfare for two from Orbitz.com!

Hot KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele co-hosts with yours truly. My pal, Chicago's very own Ronnie Kroell (See Picture) - from Bravo's "Make Me a Supermodel" joins the festivities as special guest! I heart him! Wonderfully Lady Vera Parker will also be on hand to greet and inspect “sexiness”. (Rough job!)

Saturday evening, my friends at Atmosphere Will be hosting “Queer Bash” a benefit to support MidTangent Productions A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM: A QUEER TALE A $15 suggested donation gets you cocktails, food, entertainment from cast members, and prizes. Talk about a fun evening!

Later, my buddy DJ Scotty Thomson will be spinning at Hydrate. Those of you who’ve been reading my blog know how much I love my music. Like my pal Chicago’s DJ Adelor; Scotty brings in the goods! I could listen to him for hours. (And I plan on doing so!)

Sunday FUN Day
Seeing my pal Miss Foozie at Roscoe’s for Male Call is THE perfect way to start off the Sunday FUN Day festivities. She sure knows how to have fun and always makes everyone feel welcome!

Later the guys at Minibar|Winebar will be High Rolling with DJ Chris Eterno. This week there’s going to be a dice rolling game where people can pay $40 and roll the dice – if the dice spell out “Mercedes” you win a real Mercedes car! A percentage of the money raised will go to the Center on Halsted! Now THAT is Difference Making Fun!

SHOUT OUTS: The heart and soul behind ChicagoPride.com, Steve & Matthew! My bosom friend, David Cruse Beal , The FINE, Clay Hinkle, My best Friend and support, Isaiah, My boyfriend, the incredibly HOT Ben Andrews, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder, My Sweet Friend, JP, My Seattle pal, John O’malley, The damn sweet and cute, Arthur Chaney, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, Chicago Cutie with the hot name, Hunter Lyon, My High school best pal, Jill Anderson Green, and my faithful bitch Buffy.

Cheers Damn it!
~Bill

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Thursday 22 May 2008

Bill Pritchard Wears A Leather Suit

Thank you for the DIFFERENCE
Last Saturday Cornelia's Restaurant devoted a portion of the profits to Dale Kozak for his participation in Ride for AIDS Chicago. I want to thank those of you who came out (Including: Boobie, Harriet Wilson Ellis) for a wonderful evening of food, libations and music. We raised $500.00 towards Dale’s ride. That’s lives changed! I especially want to thank Cornelia’s owner, Edie and manager John for their amazing work. I also want to thank Chicago Piano man Ben Hartman and Advisor Edward for spearheading the difference making event. A special thank you goes to Mr. H. Walker for blessing us all that evening. (Happy Birthday Mister Walker!)

Nina Chantele:
Tonight ChicagoPride.com and 103.5 KISS FM continue with the "I'm Too Sexy" Tour of Gay Chicago. Tonight from 8pm-11pm at Atmosphere.

Yours truly, will be co-hosting with my new girlfriend 103.5 KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele. (See Picture Above) Seriously, this girl is too damn fine! She’s BEYOND entertaining and THE BEST way to start your pre-weekend fun! I myself am calling in gay to work tomorrow. Come dressed tonight for the Catwalk and strut your stuff for some great prizes, including airfare for two from Orbitz.com!

Super Star Brent Corrigan:
My pal Brent Corrigan! (See Picture) is here in town for an extended visit. Brent is from my hometown of Seattle. He and I have been trying to find a weekend to have him visit for a long time. I am delighted to have him here!

Later Thursday evening I will join him at Hydrate. We’ll be getting our pre-weekend funk on until the wee hours!

Friday evening, Brent and I will be the guests of my dear pal and hostess with the mostess, Bill Healy for a lovely BBQ. Joining us will be a whole gaggle of my friends, including my great friend and ultimate “Meanwhile”, Brian Douglass.

Later Brent and I will be back at Atmosphere hosting a “Casting Call” of sorts. If you think you have what it takes to be a Brent-Boy then please join us. If not, come keep me company! *Laughs*

Grab This!
Saturday yours truly will be at the Grabby’s courtesy of the folks at Gay Chicago Magazine. I went last year as their guest and had a hoot. Brent Corrigan and his partner Grant Roy will be my guests. I’m also the fortunate chap to have few handsome dates escort (Get your head out of the gutter!) me to the festivities. A few of Brent’s boys will have the lucky (Or so my Parents would say!) opportunity to go on a date with me. (Laugh Out Loud)

From there Brent et al will be the guests of Stu Zrin & John Dalton at Minibar|Winebar. With fabulous Saturday night resident DJ Phil DaBeatz on the decks we will be in perfect company!

I.M.L
Memorial Day Weekend brings International Mr. Leather, Bear Pride, and the Grabby Awards to the Windy City. It's a busy weekend of fun and as always ChicagoPride.com is your one stop connection! (Interesting Fact: I heard last night from a Levi’s store manager that the whole Levi company has sent thousands of pairs of jeans here to the Chicago area in observance of the IML weekend.)

SHOUT OUTS: Boystown's newest resident, Jason Maldonado, My bosom friend and Singapore Envoy, David Cruse Beal , The damn good looking, Clay Hinkle, My best Friend, Isaiah, Fashionista, Ryan Yoder,(See Picture) My Friend, John M., The damn cute, Arthur Chaney, My pal, John O’malley, Gal-Pal, Jake Conrad, Chicago Cutie, Dustin Simon Erikstrup, Cute new friend with a cool name, Hunter, (See Picture) LA Boy, Nickie Thornsen, and my faithful bitch Buffy.

I want to encourage you all to play safe and enjoy the sunny Chicago weekend!!
~Bill
Wednesday 14 May 2008

I Call Dibbs!

Boystown’s New Boy:
One doesn’t ask God how He made the Grand Canyon or how He thought up wine. In the same vein one simply doesn’t ask where Minibar|Winebar owners John and Stu find their hot staff.

Like Willy Wonka, they have given us yet another portion of sweetness in their newest staffer, Chris. (See Picture Above) I don’t mean to sound weird but this boy is pretty damn pretty! At 21 he and his girlfriend (Yep, he is straight) have no problem with him working in Boystown. At 38 I don’t have a problem with him working in Boystown either! Be sure you say hello to Christopher when you see him. (Note: He’s hard to miss)

This Week:
ChicagoPride.com welcomes 103.5 KISS FM to the Gayborhood with the "I'm Too Sexy" Tour of Gay Chicago. We kick off the tour this Thursday, May 15th from 8pm-11pm at Scarlet.

Yours truly, will be co-hosting with HOT 103.5 KISS FM midday DJ Nina Chantele. (Side Note: I always add an “R” to the “A” rendering her name to Nina’r) Come dressed for the Catwalk and strut your stuff for some great prizes, including airfare for two from Orbitz.com!

Dining for a DIFFERENCE
This Saturday Cornelia's Restaurant is donating 25% of their nights take-in to Dale Kozak for his participation in Ride for AIDS Chicago (A 180-mile, bicycling event designed to raise needed monies for TPAN and BEHIV.

Join Dale and me (See Picture) for a great evening of food, libations and music. Featuring Chicago piano man, Ben Hartman! (See picture) In addition to the incredible generosity of Cornelia's, they will also be featuring $5 house wines and margaritas, $4 Heineken, $3 Miller Lite, and $3.50 Bacardi drinks all evening long!

Take the opportunity to make your Saturday evening dinner and drink plans matter! The fun starts at 7PM and goes until we’re done! If you are going to dine, reservations are suggested: 773-248-8333

B-Boy
Coming to Chicago next week is my pal Brent Corrigan! (See Picture) Stay tuned for all the details on where you can find us!

SHOUT OUTS: Sidetrack Hottie & my god, Mikey, The very sweet, Steven, My bosom friend and Singapore Envoy, David Cruse Beal , My buddy, Brian Douglass, The damn fine, Clay Hinkle, My best Friend, Isaiah, Gal-Pal, Ryan Yoder, Hostess with the mostess, Bill Healy, The damn cute, Arthur Chaney, Chat buddy, JP, Boystown’s charming couples, Freddy & Lance & Mike & Philip, My Dear Friend, Johnny, Advisor Edward and Dr. Drew, Former Roommate, Clydee, F.W.B, Nickie Thornsen, and my old bitch Buffy.

See you this week!!
~Bill

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