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Eug Events: November 2011 [Nov. 30th, 2011|11:56 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

November 1 - Walk through Central Park / Photo autumn leaves
November 1 - Spent the evening with Joey ("Glee," etc)
November 2 - GMC Rehearsal
November 2 - Zelina arrives!
November 3 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
November 4 - Dinner at Mon Petit Cafe with Zelina
November 5 - Visit Brendan Pre-Marathon
November 5 - Drinks at Session 73 with Emily & Nick / Drinks at Ryan's Daughter with Aileen, Jackie & Paul / Drinks at Pieces with DJ Michael & Dan
November 6 - ING New York City MARATHON! Cheering-On Brendan (88th+1st and 93rd+5th) with his family, Matt & Scott
November 6 - Queer Rising Meeting
November 6 - Drinks at Nowhere Bar
November 7 - GMC Rehearsal
November 8 - Spent the evening with Joey, Kurt & Alina ("Glee," etc)
November 9 - Drinks and Dinner at Max Brenner with Rob
November 11 - Dinner at Republic with Brendan
November 11 - Drinks at Sugarland with Brendan, Blaz, Travis & Mikey
November 12 - GMC Rehearsal / Lunch with Matt, Brendan, Mark, Justin, Fil & Shane at Cilantro
November 12 - RIOT! at Stonewall with Queer Rising
November 13 - Queer Rising Meeting
November 13 - Drinks at Nowhere Bar with Gavin, Megan & Abi
November 14 - GMC Rehearsal
November 14 - F.I.P. FIRE at Pavilion and Sip'n'Twirl
November 15 - OCCUPY WALL STREET Raided by NYPD at 1:00am!
November 15 - Attended Occupy Wall Street General Assembly in Zuccotti Park with Jake & 1000s of other supporters
November 17 - Occupy Wall Street's "Day of Action" / Student's Walk-Out and March from Union Square to Foley Square & Labor Rally in Foley Square then March to Brooklyn Bridge with Melissa, Ted & Vito
November 17 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
November 18 - South Korea Phone-Interview
November 19 - Gymboree On-The-Go at LGBT Center Family Play-Day
November 19 - Queer Rising "LIGHT UP TIMES SQUARE" Homeless Queer Youth Action with Jake, Natasha, Krysta, Melissa, Kevin, Tif, Ted, Robert Alan, Ken, Adam, Janice, Blaz, Damon, David et.al
November 19 - Pre-Game with Matt / David's 40th Birthday at Julius Bar
November 20 - Queer Rising Meeting
November 21 - Project Achieve Study
November 21 - GMC Rehearsal
November 22 - Harold Night at Upright Citizens Brigade with Aileen, Jonny, Paul & Jackie
November 23 - CHEST Study
November 23 - SOUTH KOREA! Job-Offer / Contract Signed
November 24 - THANKSGIVING! with John, Kaitlin, Kelsey, Adam & Katerina
November 25 - The Blue Flower at Second Stage Theatre
November 25 - Sunset walk along Hudson River Park
November 25 - Standing On Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays at Mineta Lane Theatre
November 25 - Drinks at Therapy with Brendan, Scott & Doug
November 26 - Man and Boy at the American Airlines Theatre
November 28 - Columbia University Study
November 28 - GMC Rehearsal
November 29 - Titus Andronicus at The Public Theatre
November 30 - CHEST Study
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Eug Events: October 2011 [Nov. 1st, 2011|12:29 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

October 1 - Dinner at La Bottega with Brendan
October 1 - Drinks at "Get Your Mess On" at Pieces with DJ Mike and Brendan
October 2 - Visited "Occupy Wall Street" Day 16
October 2 - Dreams of Flying Dreams of Falling at Classic Stage Company
October 2 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 2 - Drinks at Metropolitan
October 3 - GMC Rehearsal
October 4 - Spent the evening with Joey ("Glee" etc)
October 5 - OCCUPY WALL STREET: 20,000+ New Yorkers (unions, community laborers, teachers) march from Foley Square to Freedom Plaza Day 19, with Melissa, Kevin & Ted
October 5 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
October 5 - DEADMAU5 at Roseland!
October 6 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
October 6 - Dinner at Pita Grill with Ryan & Mark
October 7 - Drinks at Boxers with Matt & Brendan
October 8 - Tanning at Astoria Park
October 8 - "Riot!" at Stonewall with Queer Rising and 21st Century Life
October 9 - Tanning at Christopher Street Pier
October 9 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 10 - GMC Rehearsal
October 11 - National Coming Out Day! / Chalk Messages at Union Square and Washington Square Park / Met Mark Kanemura and Jeremy Hudson (Lady GaGa and Kylie Minogue dancers) on the street
October 11 - Spent the evening with Joey ("Making of Harry Potter" etc)
October 12 - West Village and Drinks at Coffee Shop with Stephanie
October 12 - He/She-cago at Vlada with Kittin, Azarea, Janice, Melissa, Ben & Adam
October 13 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
October 14 - "Vito" world-premiere screening at Walter Reade Theatre Lincoln Center with Jim
October 15 - GMC Rehearsal
October 15 - GMC New Members Party at The Monster
October 15 - NYJP with Donovan
October 16 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 16 - Dinner & Drinks at Athens Cafe with Stephanie
October 17 - GMC Rehearsal
October 18 - Love's Labor's Lost at The Public Theatre
October 18 - Drinks at William Hallet with Laura & Jenz
October 19 - "A Box Is Not A Home: Protect Our Queer Homeless Youth" Queer Rising Action in Union Square
October 19 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
October 20 - Spent the evening with Emlyn
October 21 - Brooklyn Bridge, World Financial Center and Occupy Wall Street with Jenz
October 22 - Midtown and The Highline with Jenz
October 22 - GMC Solo Auditions
October 23 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 24 - Drinks and Lunch at Taverna Kyclades with Jenz & Josh
October 24 - Rally for Homeless Queer Youth in Union Square with Ali Forney Center and Queer Rising
October 24 - GMC Rehearsal
October 25 - GMC MAST Meeting
October 26 - Love, Loss, And What I Wore at the Westside Theatre
October 27 - Museum of Art and Design with Emlyn and Michael
October 27 - Dinner at Whym with Emlyn, Michael & John / Drinks at Flaming Saddles
October 28 - Drinks at Bourgeois Pig with Matt
October 28 - Silence! The Musical at PS122 with Matt
October 29 - SNOW?!?!
October 29 - Dinner and Drinks at Bistro 33 with Joey, Kurt, Alina & Ray / Drinks at Broadway Station
October 30 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 30 - Nowhere Bar with Jake & Robert Alan, etc
October 31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
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Eug Events: September 2011 [Sep. 30th, 2011|10:03 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

September 1 - GMC Singathon Rehearsal with Jimmy
September 1 - Drinks at "Get Your Mess On" at Pieces with DJ Mike
September 2 - Lunch with Brendan at Fatty Snack / Walk along Hudson River Park
September 2 - Tanning/Reading in Washington Square Park
September 3 - Death Takes a Holiday at the Laura Pels Theatre
September 3 - Drinks at Therapy with Brian, Nick et.al
September 4 - Drinks at Maracas for Ryan's 26th Birthday
September 4 - The Highline with Jess / Drinks at Shake Shack Madison Square Park
September 4 - Queer Rising Meeting / Dinner at Chipotle & Quantum Leap with Adam, Caldwell, Ben & Janice
September 4 - Drinks at Social with Brian, Nick, George, Naveed & Crystal
September 4 - Drinks at the Bohemian Beer Garden with George, Naveed & Crystal
September 5 - LABOR DAY
September 6 - GMC New Member Auditions
September 7 - GMC New Member Auditions
September 9 - Megabus to Boston, MA / Concord Bus to Plymouth, NH / PSU with Kyle / Drive to Windsor, VT
September 9 - Welcome Dinner for Leah & Lorraine! with Kyle, Stephanie, Lauren, et.al
September 10 - WEDDING! of Leah & Lorraine at the Juniper Hill Inn, Windsor VT
September 11 - Drive from Windsor, VT to PSU with Kyle / Concord Bus to Boston, MA / Megabus to NYC
September 11 - 9/11 10th Anniversary
September 12 - GMC Rehearsal
September 13 - Lab Tour, Mice Breeding & Dinner with Emlyn
September 14 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
September 16 - Drinks at Mudville with Holly, John, Jen, Emily B., Molly, Marija, Garrett, Paul, Katie, Taryne & Emily A.
September 17 - NYCGMC "SINGATHON" at Jackson Square Park with Jeff (Director), Jimmy (Pianist), Aaron (Pianist), Charlie (Artistic Director), Stephen (Production) and DANCE TEAM!
September 17 - AmTrak NY Penn to Mystic, CT with Jess & Andy
September 18 - MYSTIC, CT with Jess & Andy / Old Town Mistick / Mystic Aquarium / Dinner Mystic Pizza
September 19 - MYSTIC, CT with Jess & Andy / Mystic Seaport and Museum / AmTrak to NY Penn
September 19 - GMC Rehearsal
September 19 - Dinner at Tasty's Diner with Jess & Andy
September 19 - Bird Dies
September 20 - Drinks at Second on Second with Jess & Andy
September 21 - Central Park / Lunch at Dallas BBQ with Jess & Andy
September 21 - Spent the evening with Justin & Eston
September 23 - We Live Here at MTC Stage 1
September 24 - LGBTQ Center Families Play-Date Event
September 25 - Queer Rising meeting
September 26 - Inwood Hill Park
September 26 - GMC Rehearsal
September 27 - Inwood Hill Park with Travis
September 27 - MAST Meeting Conference Call
September 28 - Sons of the Prophet at the Laura Pels
September 29 - GMC Dance Auditions
September 29 - Drinks at Crescent Lounge with Jonathan, Tyler and Philip
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Eug Events: August 2011 [Sep. 1st, 2011|08:09 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

August 1 - SAVARY ISLAND! Clamming with Jenni, Trevor & Tiffany / Visit Wonka with Jess / Boat ride and jump off Government Wharf with Cass, Jess, Stu & Corey / Birthday Party (Lynn 60 + Cass 21) at the Bell's with everyone / Drinking Game Night at Robin's with Jenni, Trevor, Tiffany, Jeff, Lauren, Pat, Alicia, Jenny, Jess & Cass / Phosphorescent GAY WATER!
August 2 - SAVARY ISLAND! Sunset Trail walk to Sandbox Cafe for lunch with Jenni, Janice & Chuck / Crabbing with Moira, Michelle & Jenni (We got 1!) / Mexican Train Game at the Torode's with Jenny, Jess, Cass, Robin, Alicia & Pat
August 3 - SAVARY ISLAND! Boat Trip to Castle Lake! with Robin, Jenni, Jess, Cass, Jenny, Alicia, Pat, Chad, Mike, Jamie, Julianna, Lauren, Michaela et.al / Party at Chad's Drinking Jenga with everyone!
August 4 - SAVARY ISLAND! Walk to Sheldon's Art Gallery / Government Wharf Jumping with Michaela / Lunch at Rigger's with Jenni, Jess & J.T. / Bicycle Ride back to Indian Point with Jenni & Jess / TIME TRAVEL Party at Suzy's with everyone!
August 5 - SAVARY ISLAND! The Harts depart... / Walk to Mermaid Rock with Jess, Janice & Lynn / Confusing Night-time Kidnap with Jenni, Cass & Robin
August 6 - SAVARY ISLAND! Savary Stock with Music, Auction, Games, Face-Painting, Beer, Food with everyone! / Sushi Dinner with Torodes and Gebhardts / Last Night hang-out with Jenni, Jess, Robin, Cass & John
August 7 - SAVARY ISLAND to VANCOUVER to LGA
August 9 - Bird to St.Mark's Veterinary Hospital finds tumor on kidney
August 10 - Beer Garden with Josh / Spent evening with Justin, Eston & Josh
August 11 - Matt's Birthday Drinks at The Jane / Dinner at Markt with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Justin, Eston & Devin
August 12 - I Light Up My Life (FringeNYC) at Dixon Place
August 12 - Voca People at the Westside Theatre
August 13 - "Jim Henson's Fantastic World" Exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image with Reynaldi & Tyler
August 13 - Drinks at The Belgian Room with Aileen, Ryan, Claire & Johnny
August 13 - "RIOT!" Party for Queer Rising at Stonewall with Jake, Natasha, Rich, Booker, Janice, Austin, Robert, Frostie, Kittin, Honey et.al
August 14 - Life Insurance (FringeNYC) at Manhattan Theatre Source
August 14 - Queer Rising Meeting
August 17 - PROVINCETOWN! with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Brian / Tea at The Boatslip / Dancing & Drinks at Fag Bash
August 18 - PROVINCETOWN! with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Brian / Hike along Bike-Path to Herring Cove / CARNIVAL "Can't Stop The Music" Parade / Tea at The Boatslip / Dancing & Drinks at Paramount
August 19 - PROVINCETOWN! with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Brian / "Drag Brunch" at Patio / Tea at Boatslip / Dinner at Central / Miss Richfield 1981 show / Dancing & Drinks at Wave Bar
August 20 - PROVINCETOWN! with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Brian / Bicycle Ride to Herring Cove Beach / Tea at Boatslip / Drinks with David, Rick, Scott, James & Mark
August 21 - PROVINCETOWN Brunch at Tiny's / Ferry & Bus back to NYC
August 22 - Elysian Fields (FringeNYC) at the Kraine Theatre
August 23 - Walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park
August 23 - 5.8 Earthquake from Virginia reaches NYC
August 23 - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Lost My Virginity (FringeNYC) at Manhattan Theatre Source (starring Aileen!)
August 23 - Dinner at Drinks at Apple & Back Fence with Aileen, Ryan, John, Emily, Mark, Claire & Faith
August 24 - COBU (FringeNYC) at Bleecker Street Theatre with Gary
August 24 - Hello, My Name is Billy (FringeNYC) at Le Poisson Rouge (starring Robert!)
August 26 - Parker and Dizzy's Adventure to the End of the Rainbow (FringeNYC) at LaMama
August 26 - The Toughest Girl Alive (FringeNYC) at Le Poisson Rouge
August 26 - Beer Rooftop Party with Garrett, Katie, Jenny, Chris, Paul, etc
August 27 - HURRICANE IRENE forces NYC to stay inside... and nothing happens!
August 28 - MTV Video Music Awards with Joey & Kurt / Lady GaGa (dressed as Jo Calderone) wins as Best Female Artist Video and Best Video with a Message "Born This Way"
August 29 - Drinks at Mudville with John & Taryn
August 30 - ASTEP Meeting / Court with Robert, Melissa & Yetta
August 30 - Drinks at The Mix with Keith
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Eug Events: July 2011 [Aug. 7th, 2011|05:23 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

July 1 - Drinks at Craftbar / Dinner at Sushi Choshi with Carly & Ross
July 1 - Happy Birtday drinks at Medi with Emlyn et.al
July 2 - NEWARK AIRPORT to HEATHROW AIRPORT
July 3 - HEATHROW AIRPORT TO NEW DELHI AIRPORT
July 3 - Picked up from Airport, brought to Volunteer House in Gargaon, Met Kiko, Sarah, Laurel, Jo, Amy. Wandered a bit around town before dinner and LOTS of sleep.
July 4 - Indian Lessons with Ananta and volunteers
July 4 - Day trip (via Metro) from Gargaon to Chandni Chowk (Old Delhi marketplace) with Kiko, Sarah, Jo, Laurel, Amy, Lourdes & Daniel (bought saris)
July 5 - Introduction to Hindi Language with Ananta / Day-trip to New Delhi sites: Qutub Minar and Lotus Bahai' Temple! And shopping! with Sarah, Jo, Kiko, Daniel, Rafael, Lydia, Laurel, Amy and Lourdes
July 6 - Hindi Language with Ananta / Day-trip to New Delhi sites: Humayun's Tomb and Lodhi Gardens with Sarah, Jo, Kiko, Daniel, Rafael, Lydia, Laurel, Amy and Lourdes
July 7 - Day-trip to Old Delhi sites: Jama Masjid, Red Fort and India Gate with Sarah, Jo, Kiko, Daniel, Rafael, Lydia, Laurel, Amy and Lourdes
July 8 - Hindu Language with Ananta / Bollywood Movie "Delhi Belly" at City Centre Mall with Sarah, Jo, Kiko, Daniel, Rafael, Lydia, Laurel, Amy and Lourdes
July 9 - Hindu Language with Ananta / Akshardam Temple with Sarah, Jo, Kiko, Daniel, Lydia, Laurel, Rafael, Amy and Lourdes
July 9 - Dinner and Drinks at Rodeo with Sarah, Jo, Daniel, Rafael, Lydia & Amy
July 10 - Taj Mahal with Sarah, Jo, Kiko, Daniel, Lydia, Laurel, Rafael, Amy and Lourdes
July 11 - Faridabad Homestay Placement / Volunteer work begins at Slum Morningstar School with Kiko, Lourdes & Lupita
July 12 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko, Lourdes & Lopita / Pizza Hut at Crown Plaza with Kiko & Rafael
July 13 - Got a bad case of Delhi Belly (ugh) / Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko, Lourdes & Lupita / Internet Cafe
July 14 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Lupita / Lourdes sick
July 15 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Lupita (Last Day) / Lourdes sick
July 16 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko / Lourdes visit / Internet cafe & shopping / Katelyn Arrives
July 17 - Lourdes (Last Day) goes home / Rajpath and Connaught Place with Kiko & Katelyn
July 18 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Katelyn
July 19 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Katelyn
July 20 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Katelyn / Birthday Dinner for Sister Shoba
July 21 - Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Katelyn / SRS Mall & Internet
July 22 - LAST DAY! at Faridabad Slum Morningstar School with Kiko & Katelyn / WEEKEND ESCAPE to New Delhi Hotel Star Paradise, Dinner at Tao, Drinks at Blues Pub
July 23 - NEW DELHI to HEATHROW to NEWARK Airports
July 24 - Jordan and Phil legally wed in NY State at Manhattan Marriage Bureau with Bruce & Michael / Queer Rising and MENY Rallies & Support
July 24 - Lunch in Central Park with Emlyn
July 25 - Meeting with Mike & Brent
July 25 - Drinks at Stonewall with Josh, Brendan, Ben, Michael & Steven
July 25 - Dinner at Tio Pepe with Josh, Brendan & Matt
July 26 - "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt.2" at AMC Loews Lincoln Center with Joey
July 26 - Oh Land & Sia concert at Webster Hall with Natasha
July 27 - LGA to VANCOUVER to SAVARY ISLAND with Jenni and her Family! / Painting Party with Jenni, Jess, Cass, Tessa, Jenny, Gavin, Chad, Andy et.al
July 28 - SAVARY ISLAND! Clamming on the beach with Jenni / Beach hang-out & swimming / Dinner with Moira, Tessa & Jenni
July 29 - SAVARY ISLAND! Concert in the Meadow (Adam Woodall Band) with Jenni, Jess, Cass, Jenny, Gavin, Michaela, Andy, Jeff, Lauren, Pat, Alicia et.al / Meadow Beach swimming / Trevor & Tiffany arrive/ PASTA PARTY with the Families of Indian Point / Rigger's Concert & Party!
July 30 - SAVARY ISLAND! Sunset Trail walk to Molly's Antique House / BLACK-LIGHT PARTY at Chad's Cabin with Jenni, Trevor, Tiffany, Jenny, Gavin, Jess, Andy, Cass, Pat, Alicia, Jeff, Lauren and EVERYONE!
July 31 - SAVARY ISLAND! Boat Trip to Prideaux Haven (Desolation Sound) with Captain Wonka and EVERYONE! 7 boats, 50 people
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Eug Events: June 2011 [Jul. 1st, 2011|01:13 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

June 1 - GMC Rehearsal
June 2 - LGA to MCO / GAY DAYS at DISNEYWORLD with Brendan, Corey, Doug & Bruce / Wyndam Reunion Resort / Parliament House Party Drinks & Dancing
June 3 - GAY DAYS at DISNEYWORLD with Brendan, Corey, Doug & Bruce: Hollywood Studios & The Animal Kingdom / RipTide Party at Typhoon Lagoon
June 4 - GAY DAYS at DISNEYWORLD with Brendan, Corey, Doug & Bruce: The Magic Kingdom
June 5 - GAY DAYS at DISNEYWORLD with Brendan, Corey, Doug & Bruce: Epcot Center & Hollywood Studios
June 6 - MCO to JFK
June 6 - GMC Rehearsal
June 7 - 4000 Miles at The Duke on 42nd
June 8 - Drinks at Salsa Y Salsa with Maria
June 8 - GMC Staging Rehearsal
June 9 - Born Yesterday at the Cort Theatre
June 10 - Dinner at Five Napkin Burger / "Super 8" / Drinks at Vlada with Joey
June 11 - Brooklyn Pride / Brunch with Jake & Natasha
June 12 - Drinks at La Cabanas (Summer Camp) with Matt, Josh, Will, David et.al / Dinner at La Botega with Matt & Josh
June 12 - Queer Rising Meeting
June 12 - TONY AWARDS Party at Matt's with Josh, Brendan, David, Joey & Clem
June 13 - GMC Rehearsal
June 14 - NY Governor Cuomo introduces the Marriage Equality Bill to the NY Senate
June 14 - GMC Bloomingdale's Gig
June 15 - GMC Stonewall Foundation Gig
June 15 - Drinks at Pieces with Jose, Elie, Aaron, Josh & Rich
June 16 - GMC Flag Rehearsal / Drinks at XES with Josh & Emlyn
June 16 - Spent the evening with Josh, Justin, Eston & Dallas
June 17 - Queer Rising "We Won't Wait!" Rally, Vigil & March at Stonewall and Union Square with Christin, Mark, Kittin, Frostie, Ted, Truck, Sergio, Natasha, Jake, Robert, Melissa, Kevin et.al (approx.150 people)
June 18 - GMC Staging Rehearsal
June 18 - Drag Queen Weddings for Equality in Times Square with Kittin, Brianna & Adam
June 18 - Pride Rally in Central Park with Justin, Eston, Josh, Matt & Brendan / Oh Land!
June 18 - "RIOT!" Party for Queer Rising at Stonewall with DJ Joe Rehead, Austin, Frostie, Jake, Natasha, Melissa, Janice, Caldwell, Robert et.al
June 19 - Queer Rising "The Last Day of Marriage Inequality" Rally & March at Union Square and Stonewall (approx.300 people)
June 19 - Queer Rising Meeting
June 19 - Dinner at Five Napkin Burger with Brendan, Matt, Corey, Doug & Devin
June 20 - GMC Rehearsal
June 21 - Dinner at Yakitori Taisho with Emlyn
June 21 - Marina and The Diamonds Concert at Webster Hall with Emlyn
June 22 - GMC Rehearsal
June 23 - Queer Rising & GetEQUAL Demonstration outside Obama's LGBT Fundraiser
June 23 - GMC Flag Rehearsal
June 23 - "OUT" Magazine Pride Kick-Off Party at the Hudson Hotel with Matt, Brendan & Josh
June 24 - NEW YORK STATE SENATE VOTES 33-29 ON MARRIAGE EQUALITY! Party inside/outside Stonewall!
June 25 - Happy Birthday Dinner with Brendan, Matt, Josh, Justin, Eston & Mark at 84 on Seventh
June 25 - Drinks at Bartini and Industry with Brendan, Matt & Justin
June 26 - HAPPY NYC PRIDE 2011! Marched with New York City Gay Men's Chorus (marching band, flag-team, group and royal car!) and Queer Rising with GetEQUAL and Drag Queen Weddings for Equality
June 26 - Cocktail Party at Michael & Tom's with Brendan, Matt, Justin, Skinay, Justin, Frankie, Dan, et.al
June 26 - Drinks at The Dream Hotel with Matt & Brendan
June 26 - Dinner at La Bottega with Matt & Brendan
June 26 - Drinks at Griffin with Matt, Brendan, Joey & Kurt
June 27 - Gymobree UWS Farewell Get-Together with Stephanie, Amanda, Robert, Emily, Treasure, Jen, Katie & Stoddard
June 27 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Robert, Katie & Thomas
June 29 - New York City Gay Men's Chorus presents "(ACCENTUATE THE) POSITIVE" at Skirball Center
June 29 - "(ACCENTUATE THE) POSITIVE" After-Party at Apple
June 30 - Dinner & Drinks at The Coffee Shop with Brendan
June 30 - War Horse at the Vivian Beaumont Lincoln Center Theatre
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Eug Events: May 2011 [May. 31st, 2011|10:52 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

May 1 - Queer Rising Civil Disobedience Training / Banner Making / Meeting
May 1 - Osama Bin Laden Killed / Obama Speech to US
May 2 - GMC Rehearsal
May 3 - KYLIE MINOGUE at Hammerstein Ballroom with Brendan, Justin & Josh
May 4 - Drinks/Dinner at Medi with Emlyn
May 5 - New Yorkers United for Marriage Phone-banking with Chelsea Clinton, Sen. Tom Duane & Scott
May 5 - Lucky Guy at the Little Shubert Theatre
May 7 - Drag Queen Weddings for Equality in Times Square with Kittin, Honey, Natasha, Janice, Melissa & Avie
May 7 - LADY GAGA "The Monster Ball" on HBO with Justin, Eston, Josh, Kelcey, Keith & Dallas
May 8 - Tanning in Astoria Park
May 8 - Queer Rising Meeting
May 9 - GMC Rehearsal
May 10 - Tanning on the Highline / Dinner at Yum Yum Bangkok
May 10 - That Championship Season at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre with Dan
May 11 - Good People at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre
May 12 - GMC Solo Auditions
May 13 - QUEER RISING Court Appearance with Ben, Caldwell, Adam, Jake, Natasha, Kevin & Nora / ALL CASES DISMISSED!
May 13 - Drinks for Bear Weekend at The Monster with Skinay, Steady, Justin, Eston, Lamont, Brendan, Vince, Matty, Stephen, Allen & Peter
May 14 - Faux-Queen Pageant Flyering on 8th & 9th Avenue with Kittin & Janice
May 14 - Press Lounge with Chris, James (50th Birthday!), Peter, Allen, Matt & Brendan
May 14 - Birthday Drinks at Julius with Scott (37th Birthday!), David, Rick, Mark, James, Allen, Peter, Matt & Brendan
May 14 - Birthday Drinks at Therapy with Jordan (25th Birthday!), Joey, Matt & Brendan
May 15 - AIDS WALK NYC with GMC
May 15 - RUBEN'S DRAG RACE with Queer Rising / Eugene interviewed by NY1 Video Here
May 15 - Brunch at Lips with GMC
May 15 - Wonderland at the Marquis Theatre with Kyle
May 15 - Queer Rising Meeting
May 16 - GMC Rehearsal
May 19 - New Yorkers United for Marriage Phone-banking
May 19 - Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark at Foxwoods Theatre with Brendan
May 21 - GMC In-Town Retreat
May 21 - Drinks at Vespa with Brendan, Josh, Justin, Stephen, Allen, Doug, Malcom & Frank
May 21 - ADELE! at United Palace Theatre
May 22 - Metropolitan Museum of Art with Brendan, Justin & Eston
May 22 - Summer Camp at The Cabanas with Matt, Josh, Justin, Eston, Emlyn, Ted & Will
May 22 - Queer Rising Meeting
May 22 - 1st Annual Faux-Queen Pageant at New World Stages with Kittin, Frostie, Honey, Natasha, Jake, Robert, Melissa & Janice
May 23 - Queer Rising Banner-Picket Outside NY Public Library
May 23 - GMC Rehearsal
May 25 - Alexander McQueen "Savage Beauty" Exhibit at The Met / Central Park
May 25 - GMC Music Team Meeting
May 26 - New Yorkers United for Marriage Phone-banking
May 26 - GMC Solo Callbacks
May 27 - Arcadia at the Barrymore Theatre
May 28 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! at Mark & Timorell's Cabin (Dingman's Ferry, PA) with Josh, Matt & Brendan
May 29 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! at Mark & Timorell's Cabin / Brunch at Forklift Cafe / Raymondskill Waterfall with Josh, Matt & Brendan
May 30 - MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND! at Mark & Timorell's Cabin / Drive home with Josh, Matt & Brendan
May 30 - Drinks at Musical Mondays at Splash with Josh & Justin
May 30 - "Sisters?" at XES with Kittin, Frostie, Honey, Janice, Tyler & Andrew
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Eug Events: April 2011 [May. 1st, 2011|04:34 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

April 1 - Beers and Bowling at The Gutter with Kat, James, Aileen, Sarah, Andrew & Joey
April 2 - Balloon Banner Building with Rich
April 2 - Dinner with Josh, Justin, Eston & Lamont (The Cook!)
April 3 - Times Square and Columbus Circle with Kat & James
April 3 - Queer Rising Meeting
April 3 - Rockwood Music Hall with Kat & James
April 4 - QUEER RISING Blocking Traffic, Balloon Banner Release & DRAG QUEEN WEDDINGS Marriage Action in Grand Central Terminal and 3rd Avenue / 5 arrested
April 4 - GMC Rehearsal
April 5 - Queer Rising 5 Arrested Arraignment at City Court
April 5 - The Elixir of Love at NYC Opera
April 6 - Dinner at Film Center Cafe / The People in the Picture at Studio 54 with Michael
April 7 - MEN Concert at Williamsburg Music Hall
April 8 - HRC Petition Collecting at Staten Island with Stephen
April 9 - Drag Queen Weddings in Times Square with Kittin, Adam, Seth & Katie
April 9 - "Self Evident Truths" Photoshoot in Williamsburg
April 9 - Birthday Dinner at Agave with Josh, Brendan, Matt, Justin & Eston
April 9 - RIOT! Party at Stonewall for Queer Rising and Drag Queen Weddings with Josh, Brendan, Justin, Eston, Lamont, Frostie, Coco, Austin, Robert, Jake, Rich, Natasha, Janice, Christin, Mark, Melissa, Robert, Iana, Alan et.al
April 9 - Spent the evening/morning with Justin, Josh, Eston & Lamont
April 10 - Queer Rising Meeting
April 11 - HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!
April 11 - GMC Rehearsal / Drinks at Rockography
April 12 - Baby It's You! at The Broadhurst Theatre with Peter
April 13 - The Motherf**ker with the Hat at the Schoenfeld Theatre
April 13 - KE$HA "Get Sleazy" Tour at Roseland with Brendan
April 14 - Miss Abigail's Guide to Dating, Mating and Marriage at Sofia's Downstairs with Joey
April 15 - Drinks with Treasure, Jen & Trista at The Wharf & Duke's
April 16 - High at the Booth Theatre with Joey
April 17 - Mölkky in Astoria Park with John & his parents, Emily, Kaitlin, et.al
April 17 - Queer Rising Meeting
April 18 - GMC Rehearsal
April 19 - Upright Citizens Brigade with Joey & Aileen
April 20 - Jerusalem at The Music Box Theatre with GMC
April 20 - GMC MAST Meeting
April 22 - Peter and the Starcatcher at NYTW
April 22 - Drinks at Industry & Therapy with Josh, Justin, Clint, Devlin & Matt
April 23 - The Normal Heart at the Golden Theatre
April 23 - Dinner at Lasagna with Josh, Eston, Justin, Bruce, Tim, et.al
April 23 - Youth Pride Chorus "Generations" Concert
April 23 - Bobby Cookie's Birthday Party!!! (with Josh, Justin, Eston, Lamont, Andy, Tom, David, Peter et.al)
April 24 - Queer Rising & Connecting Rainbows LGBT CIVIL RIGHTS PROCESSION at St. Patrick's Cathedral Easter Parade
April 24 - Beer Garden with Josh
April 24 - Queer Rising Meeting
April 25 - GMC Rehearsal
April 25 - "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 3 FINALE! with Justin, Eston & Josh. Raja 1st, Manila Luzon 2nd, Alexis Mateo 3rd
April 26 - Tanning on The Highline
April 26 - Drinks at Riveria Cafe with Josh
April 26 - Dan Baillie's Farewell Party at Brass Monkey
April 27 - "The Harry Potter" Exhibit in Times Square with Joey / Dinner at Shake Shack
April 27 - GMC Rehearsal
April 29 - Spent the evening with Justin, Eston, Josh, Dallas, Keith & Kelsey
April 30 - GMC Rehearsal
April 30 - Brunch at 44 1/2 with Josh, Brendan, Justin, Lamont, Jonathan & Will
April 30 - Shopping with Brendan
April 30 - Drinks at Julius with Brendan, Scott, David, Rick, Eric, Richard, Allen, Gennaro, plus James Marsden ("X-Men") and Josh Hopkins ("Cougar Town")
April 30 - Drinks at Bar'rique with Brendan & Corey
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Eug Events: March 2011 [Apr. 1st, 2011|01:14 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

March 1 - QUEER RISING Blocking-Traffic Action to Demand NY Marriage Equality! with Natasha, Jake, Nora, Kevin, Frostie, Kitten, Honey, Christen, Mark, Rich, Andy, William, Ted, David & Vito
March 2 - GMC Rehearsal
March 3 - Shopping / Haircut / Drinks at Stonewall with Matty
March 3 - The Dream of the Burning Boy at the Laura Pels Blackbox Theatre
March 4 - Drinks at VIG 27 with Gymboree Co-workers Matt, Garrett, Elaine, Katie, Shaniese, Holly, Jen, Molly, Marija, Nick, Chris & Aqeela
March 5 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 5 - Drag Queen Weddings for Equality in Times Square with Kitten, Honey & Adam
March 5 - Tim & Pat's Mardi Gras Party with Matt, Justin, Josh, Eston, Jason, Allen, Thomas & Peter
March 5 - Ryan's Birthday Drinks at VIG 27 with Matt, Justin, Ryan, Joey, Jeff, Casey & Ben
March 6 - Queer Rising Meeting
March 7 - GMC Rehearsal
March 8 - The Importance of Being Earnest at American Airlines Theatre
March 9 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 12 - Drinks at Flavor Lounge / Dinner at Yum Yum Too with Matt, Brendan & Josh
March 12 - "RIOT!" Party for Queer Rising with Jake, Rich, Austin, Robert & Frostie
March 13 - Rain: A Tribute to The Beatles at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
March 13 - Queer Rising Meeting
March 14 - GMC Rehearsal
March 15 - GMC Solo Rehearsal
March 16 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 17 - Spent the evening with Josh, Justin, Eston & Lamont
March 18 - RETREAT!!! Rehearsal / "Beach" Party
March 19 - RETREAT!!! Queen-Candidate Breakfast Entrances / Rehearsal / Retreat Service / "No Talent Show" incl. Royal Roast 2011 / Royal Procession and Coronation of HRM Skinay Biatch and Sir Allen / After-Party
March 20 - RETREAT!!! Dress Rehearsal / Invited-Dress Performance
March 21 - GMC Rehearsal w/Band
March 22 - Kin at Playwrights Horizons
March 23 - GMC Final Dress Rehearsal
March 24 - Dinner at Southern Hospitality and Anything Goes at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre with Seth
March 25 - "BIG GAY SING 3-D"!!! / Drinks at Pieces
March 26 - "BIG GAY SING 3-D"!!! / After-Party at VIG27
March 27 - Queer Rising Meeting
March 28 - Spent the evening with Eston & Josh "Drag Race"
March 30 - Spent the afternoon with Kat & James
March 31 - Drinks at Olive Tree Cafe with Kat & James
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Eug Events: February 2011 [Feb. 28th, 2011|10:49 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

February 1 - The Divine Sister at the SoHo Playhouse with Ben
February 1 - Drinks at The Ritz with Ben
February 2 - Cabaret/Coquette Rehearsal with Charlie
February 2 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 2 - Dinner at Salsa Y Salsa with Brendan & Josh
February 2 - Spent the evening with Josh
February 3 - GMC Solo Auditions
February 3 - Drinks at XES with Ryan, Jordan, Chris, Ryan, Hunter, Joey & Corey
February 6 - Dinner at Effy's Cafe / Patti LuPone at 92Y with Ted
February 6 - "Glee" with Justin, Eston & Josh
February 7 - GMC Rehearsal
February 8 - The Chorus and Royal Court Coquette Cabaret at Uncle Charlie's
February 8 - "Drag Race" with Justin, Eston & Josh
February 9 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 10 - Memorial Service for Fred Goldhaber
February 11 - "BORN THIS WAY" LADY GAGA - SINGLE RELEASE / Breaks #1 Top Records in 22 countries
February 11 - Drinks at Park Avenue Tavern with Jacqui, Molly & Stephanie
February 11 - Spent the evening with John & Emily
February 12 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 12 - Drag Queen Weddings for Equality in Times Square with Kitten Withuwip and Honey LaBronx
February 12 - "RIOT!" at Stonewall
February 13 - Interviewing The Audience at the Vineyard Theatre
February 13 - Queer Rising Meeting
February 13 - The 53rd Annaul Grammy Awards with Josh / Lady GaGa wins Best Female Vocal Pop Performance and Best Pop Vocal Album
February 14 - GMC Rehearsal
February 15 - GMC Solo Call-backs
February 16 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 16 - Dinner at Salsa Y Salsa with Matt, Josh & Brendan
February 17 - Gruesome Playground Injuries at Second Stage
February 19 - GMC Retreat
February 19 - Gymboree UES Move Completion! / Dinner & Drinks at The East End with Elaine & Holly
February 20 - Queer Rising Meeting
February 21 - GMC Rehearsal
February 22 - LADY GAGA "The Monster Ball" with Scissor Sisters at Madison Square Garden!
February 23 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 24 - GMC "Harmony" Rehearsal at Christie's Gallery
February 24 - JOSH'S BIRTHDAY! Drinks at Hiro (Jolly Boys concert) with Josh, Brendan, Matt
February 25 - GMC "Harmony Rehearsal"
February 26 - Drag Queen Weddings in Times Square with Kathrine Withuwip, Frostie Flakes, Honey LaBronx & Brianna Cracker
February 26 - Pre-gaming at Matt's / Drinks & Dancing at Club 57 with Josh, Matt, Justin & Eston
February 27 - Queer Rising Meeting / Action Planning
February 27 - THE OSCARS! with Brendan / "The King's Speech" wins Best Picture
February 28 - Harmony Gala with NYCGMC at Christie's
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Eug Events: January 2011 [Feb. 1st, 2011|05:52 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

January 1 - HAPPY NEW YEAR! Dinner with Mom, Dad, Nana, Brian & Denise at Elephant Bar
January 2 - SFO to JFK
January 4 - GMC New Member Auditions
January 5 - GMC New Member Auditions
January 7 - Drinks at Stonewall (Happy Birthday Michael!) with Josh, Justin, Eston, Lamont, Brendan & Ben / Marie's Crisis with Brendan & Matt
January 8 - Dinner at Chat'n'Chew with Josh / DJ Mike's "Get Your Mess On" at Pieces with Josh & Brendan
January 9 - No Pants Subway Ride 2011!
January 9 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 9 - Dinner at Quantum Leap with Jake, Kevin, Kristen, Jake and QLF (Conn) friends
January 10 - GMC First Rehearsal (44 New Members!)
January 11 - MAST Meeting
January 12 - Drinks at Heartland Brewery with Josh
January 14 - Drinks at Vlada with Matt, Josh & Matty / Dancing at The Ritz with Zachary
January 15 - Matt's Housewarming Party!
January 15 - RIOT! Party at Stonewall to Benefit Queer Rising
January 15 - Late-Dinner at Westway Diner with Josh & Jonathan
January 16 - Happy 56th Birthday, Dad!
January 16 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 16 - The Golden Globes with Josh / WINS for "Glee," "The Social Network," "The Kids Are All Right," Chris Colfer and Jane Lynch
January 17 - GMC Rehearsal
January 18 - The Milk Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore at the Laura Pels
January 19 - GMC Dance Auditions
January 19 - Dinner at Salsa Y Salsa with Brendan, Josh, Lamont, Jonathan, Andrew & Christopher
January 21 - Michael's "Four Seasons" Party with Matt & Josh (Snow Bunnies!)
January 21 - Drinks at Industry with Matt & Josh
January 22 - "Leather and Levis" NYCGMC Benefit Event at The Big Apple Ranch with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Lamont, Jonathan, Justin et.al
January 22 - Visit to John's Sushi Party
January 23 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 24 - GMC Rehearsal
January 25 - Happy 29th Birthday, Denise!
January 25 - Obama's State of the Union Address "Winning the Future"
January 26 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
January 27 - SNOW DAY!
January 27 - Spent the evening with John
January 28 - The New York Idea at the Lortel Theatre with Brendan
January 28 - Drinks & Dinner at Caliente Cab with Brendan
January 29 - GMC In-Town Retreat / MAST Meeting Lunch at Dallas BBQ
January 29 - Rick & Peter's Karaoke "Black Swan" Birthday Party
January 30 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 31 - GMC Rehearsal
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Eug Events: December 2010 [Jan. 2nd, 2011|01:27 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

December 4 - GMC In-Town Retreat
December 4 - Pre-Gaming with Josh & Justin
December 4 - Drinks at Stonewall (Thanks, Lottie!) and Pieces (DJ Michael Debut!) with Josh, Justin & George
December 6 - GMC Rehearsal
December 7 - GMC Small Group & Make-Up Rehearsal
December 7 - Dinner & Drinks at Highpoint with Josh, David, Will & Emlyn
December 8 - GMC Rehearsal
December 9 - GMC Small Group Rehearsal
December 10 - Gymboree UWS Staff Holiday Party
December 10 - GMC Caroling in West Village & Chelsea
December 11 - Pre-Gaming with Lamont, Eston, Justin, Josh, Matt & Brendan
December 11 - Paul & Jason's Holiday Party
December 12 - The Pitmen Painters with Joey at the Friedman Theatre
December 12 - Dinner at Five Napkin Burger with Joey (saw Mary Testa and Meredith from "The Office")
December 12 - Drinks at Industry / The Ritz with Joey and James
December 12 - Phallus Navidad Party at John's
December 13 - GMC Dress Rehearsal
December 14 - Equinox Deep-Tissue Massage
December 14 - GMC MAST Meeting
December 15 - GMC Dress Rehearsal
December 17 - Gymboree Holiday Party
December 18 - SENATE VOTES 65-31 to REPEAL D.A.D.T.
December 18 - Brushed-Up Music with Justin, Eston, Josh & Lamont
December 19 - SING YOUR BRASS OFF! NYC Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Spectacular at Town Hall
December 20 - Jonathan's Birthday Happy-Hour at Industry Bar
December 20 - A Free Man of Color at the Vivan Beaumont Theatre
December 21 - Holiday Windows along 5th Avenue (Bergdorf Goodman, Henri Bendel, Saks, Lord & Taylor and Macy's) with Josh, Brendan & Gary
December 22 - Secret Santa/Four Loko Party with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Lamont, Eston & Justin
December 23 - JFK to SFO! Dinner with Mom, Dad, Denise & Brian
December 24 - "Tangled" with Mom
December 25 - CHRISTMAS!
December 26 - Bike-Ride with Dad / Niles with Mom
December 27 - Family Visit in Colfax with Aunt Cynthia, Uncle Dan, Cousin Izale & Jen and BABY McKINZY, plus Mom, Dad, Denise & Brian!
December 27 - Night-time visit with Jenni, Patty (engagement ring!) and fiance Aaron (the Australian)
December 28 - Dinner in San Francisco with Jenni & Riah at Velvet Cantina / Drinks at Casanova
December 29 - Lunch at Grove with Angelo!
December 29 - SF MoMa / Shopping in Union Square
December 29 - Dinner at Bluejay Cafe with Laureen
December 29 - Drinks at 440 with Angelo & NeNe / Drinks & Dancing at Q-Bar and Badlands with Darrin, Miguel & Chris
December 30 - Monterey Bay Aquarium with Jenni, Patty & Aaron
December 30 - Dinner with Mom at Market Broiler
December 31 - NEW YEAR'S EVE in San Francisco with Jenni, Andrew, Zelina, Donovan, Frank, Julia & Fredy
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2010 YEAR IN REVIEW [Dec. 20th, 2010|11:05 pm]
2010 YEAR IN REVIEW

BROADWAY SHOW INTAKE

listed chronologically (*** denotes a Favorite)
Ragtime
Present Laughter
Next Fall
Time Stands Still
Looped
Memphis
Everyday Rapture (***)
La Cage Aux Folles (***)
Enron (***)
Sondheim on Sondheim
A Behanding in Spokane
A Little Night Music (***)
Fences
In The Heights
Million Dollar Quartet
West Side Story
Brief Encounter
La Bête
American Idiot (***)
The Scottsboro Boys
Lombardi
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short
Elf
The Pee-wee Herman Show
A Life in the Theatre
The Pitmen Painters
A Free Man of Color

OFF-BROADWAY SHOW INTAKE
listed chronologically (*** denotes a Favorite)
Venus in Fur (***)
As You Like It
Smudge
The Flying Karamazov Brothers: 4Play
Ages of the Moon
666
The Book of Grace
The Glass Menagerie
My Trip Down The Pink Carpet
Creditors
The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity (***)
Graceland
The Tempermentalists
Family Week
The Forest
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson (***)
Stuffed and Unstrung (***)
Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party
It Must Be Him
Angels in America, Pt.2: Perestroika
Orlando
The Sneeze
The Language Archive
Spirit Control
Me, Myself & I
The Coward (***)
Perfect Crime

OFF-OFF BROADWAY/VARIETY/FESTIVAL INTAKE
listed chronologically (*** denotes a Favorite)
H.M.S. Pinafore
A Midsummer Night's Dream (***)
101 Dalmations
Ovo
Banana Shpeel
Titanic: The Musical
Princes of Persuasion
A Separate Peace
The Twentieth-Century Way (***)
The Heterosexuals
Shh!
The Morning After / The Night Before (***)
Veritas
When Last We Flew (***)
Big Apple Circus: Dance On!
Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake (***)
Bells Are Ringing

CONCERT INTAKE
Lady GaGa at Madison Square Garden
Robyn at Terminal 5
Scissor Sisters at Terminal 5
Vampire Weekend at Radio City Music Hall
The Paper Raincoat at Rockwood Music Hall

NYCGMC CONCERTS
Big Gay Sing 2
High
Sing Your Brass Off

TRIPS/VACATIONS
Cancun!
Fire Island (x3)
Provincetown Carnivale
Orcas Island Whale-Watching
San Francisco (New Years)
Camping & White-Water Rafting
Washington DC (Birthday)
Asbury Park (Retreat)

PARTIES
Sooooo many: favorites include Halloween, Valentine's Day with Ke$ha, PRIDE & Pier Dance, P.S.1 Warm-Up

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS
Moved apartments with Richard & Dawnya
Fred's Death
McKinzy's Birth
Shopping & Tanning throughout countless Summer Adventures
Matt's thumb
Brendan's boot
Retreat No-Talent Show with Josh (and a tambourine)
New Chorus Members 2010-11 (it was a good batch!)
Improv Everywhere MP3 Experiment
Plucked-Chicken Photoshoot
Visit from Topher & Oscar
AIDS Walk 2010
Rosebud (and the cake!)

SIGNIFICANT NEWS EVENTS
Gay Suicides (and subsequent Queer Rising actions)
"It Gets Better" Campaign
D.A.D.T. Repealed
Prop 8 Over-turned (and subsequent court melee)

SIGNIFICANT MEDIA/CULTURE EVENTS
Avatar
Harry Potter 7
LOST Finale (and the whole build-up)
GLEE (Season 1 Hit! Season 2 Welcome Back!)
Lady GaGa at VMAs (and announcing "Born This Way")
"Telephone" and "Alejandro" Music Video Debuts
Kylie Minogue making another USA Comeback
Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics
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Eug Events: November 2010 [Nov. 30th, 2010|10:22 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

November 1 - GMC Rehearsal
November 2 - ELECTION DAY! New York results: Andrew Cuomo as Governor, Gillibrand & Schumer as Senators / US House: Dem 183 Rep 239 / US Sen: Dem 51 Rep 46
November 2 - Colin Quinn: Long Story Short at the Helen Hayes Theatre
November 3 - Elf at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with Brendan
November 4 - Dinner at Rue 57 with Josh
November 4 - Matthew Bourne's Swan Lake at NY City Center with Matt, Josh & Brendan
November 4 - Drinks at Bamboo 52 with Matt, Josh & Brendan
November 6 - The Pee-wee Herman Show at Stephen Sondheim Theatre with Josh
November 6 - Pizza & Drinks at John's Pizzeria with Josh
November 6 - Drinks at Vlada with Josh, Brendan, Chris, Nick & David
November 7 - Queer Rising Meeting
November 7 - Doctor Eric's Karaoke Party with Josh, Seth, Jamie, Jeff, Ben et.al
November 8 - GMC Rehearsal
November 9 - GMC Music Team Meeting
November 9 - "Glee" with Josh
November 10 - ROBYN! at Terminal 5
November 12 - Visited/Farewell to Fred (with Gary) / REST IN PEACE, FRED! WE LOVE YOU! NY Times Obituary
November 13 - CANCUN!
November 14 - CANCUN!
November 15 - CANCUN!
November 16 - CANCUN!
November 17 - CANCUN!
November 18 - The Coward at LCT3 The Duke on 42nd Street
November 19 - Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt.1
November 20 - Bells Are Ringing at NY City Center Encores!
November 20 - David Leventhal's Birthday Party at The Brass Monkey and BES
November 21 - American Music Awards (Lady GaGa wins Favorite Female Artist)
November 22 - GMC Rehearsal
November 23 - Perfect Crime at The Snapple Theatre
November 23 - "Glee" and "Raising Hope" with Josh
November 24 - Mrs. Warren's Profession at the American Airlines Theatre
November 25 - THANKSGIVING! with Lamont (The Cook!), Josh, Eston, Justin, John plus Deyond & Matty
November 26 - Drinks with Amanda & Sarah at Amity Hall
November 27 - A Life in the Theatre with Josh
November 27 - Drinks & Dancing at The Ritz with Josh, Justin & Deyond
November 27 - Spent the evening with Josh, Eston & Justin
November 29 - GMC Rehearsal
November 30 - "Glee" and "Raising Hope" with Josh
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Eug Events: October 2010 [Nov. 1st, 2010|01:38 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to write, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

October 1 - Spent the evening with Josh, Lamont, Eston & Justin
October 2 - Improv Everywhere MP3 Experiment! with Josh & William
October 2 - Dinner at Tacochina / Drinks at Bartini & Posh with Josh, Brendan, Matt & Jeff
October 3 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 3 - Vigil for LGBT Teen Suicide in Washington Square Park / Remembering Seth Walsh, Billy Lucas, Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Justin Aaberg and Raymond Chase
October 4 - GMC Rehearsal
October 5 - Bronx Pride Bachelor Auction at Escuelita with Josh & Matt (who raised $200!)
October 5 - "Glee" with Josh
October 6 - "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" with Josh
October 7 - The Scottsboro Boys at the Lyceum Theatre / Dinner at Neptune Diner with Jeff
October 8 - HOMOPHOBIA KILLS DIE-IN at Grand Central with Alan, Iana, Tif and 300+ participants! Gay City News reports
October 9 - NIGHT MARCH: Our Solidarity Against Hate with Queer Rising
October 9 - RIOT! Dance Party Fundraiser for Queer Rising at Stonewall
October 10 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 11 - Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest
October 11 - GMC Rehearsal
October 12 - Visited Alan & Iana at Queer SOS Vigil outside Sen.Gillibrand's Office
October 12 - "Glee" and "Raising Hope" with Josh
October 12 - NEWS: Chilean Mine Disaster Begins Rescue and a Federal Judge Bars DADT Enforcement
October 13 - Drinks at Vlada with Eston (32nd Birthday!), Justin & Josh
October 13 - "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" with Josh
October 14 - Visited Alan & Iana
October 15 - Queer Rising LOVE-IN!
October 15 - Pumpkin Carving / Spent the evening with Josh, Lamont, Eston, Justin, Brendan & Matt
October 16 - GMC In-Town Retreat
October 16 - GMC New Members Party at VIG27
October 16 - Post-Gaming / G-Lounge with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Lamont & Steve
October 17 - Queer Rising Meeting
October 17 - Visited Alan & Iana
October 18 - GMC Rehearsal
October 18 - Visited Alan (Birthday!), Iana & Joe
October 19 - GMC MAST Meeting
October 20 - "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town" with Josh
October 21 - Lombardi (Opening Night) at Circle in the Square
October 22 - Spirit Control at MTC City Center Stage 1
October 22 - Visited Alan, Iana, Dan Choi, Joe, Sergio & Elad
October 23 - Drinks/BBQ with Rick, Rich, Matt, Thomas, Scott
October 23 - Drinks with Ted (Birthday!), Matt, Jeff, David, Keith
October 23 - Drinks with Joe & Elad
October 24 - Visited Alan, Joe, Lion & Elad
October 24 - Spent the evening with Josh, Justin, Eston & Lamont
October 25 - GMC Rehearsal
October 26 - Halloween Shopping / "Glee" with Brendan
October 27 - Big Apple Circus with Josh / "Modern Family" and "Cougar Town"
October 28 - Me, Myself & I at Playwrights Horizons
October 29 - Drinks & Dancing at The F-Word & The Ritz with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Justin
October 30 - Halloween Party at Michael's with Matt (Justin Bieber), Brendan (Atreyu), Josh (Frank-N-Furter) and Eug (Alejandro)
October 30 - Drinks & Dancing at Club 57 with Josh, Matt, Brendan & Jeff
October 31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
October 31 - Brunch at Fatty's with Josh
October 31 - Halloween Party at Dylan's with Josh, Lamont & Brendan
October 31 - Drinks & Dancing at The Ritz with Brendan
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Eug Events: September 2010 [Sep. 30th, 2010|10:46 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

September 1 - MOVING DAY!
September 2 - Flyering for Charlie Ramos (Dem) in The Bronx
September 3 - Dancing at Rockit with Josh, Tristan, Brendan, Kaveh, Alvaro, Rich, Chris & Nick
September 4 - Dinner at Room Service with Josh, Brendan, Erin, Kaveh, Alvaro & Richard
September 4 - Drinks and Dancing at Therapy and Ritz with Josh, Brendan, Erin, Kaveh, Alvaro & Richard
September 5 - PinkBerry with Josh, Kaveh, Richard, Alvaro, Chris & Nick / Shopping with Josh
September 6 - Lunch with Josh & Lamont / Dinner with Josh, Lamont, Justin, Eston, Chris & D'yond
September 7 - GMC New Member Auditions
September 8 - GMC New Member Auditions
September 9 - It Must Be Him at Playwrights Horizons
September 10 - Brief Encounter at Studio 54 with Ted
September 10 - Dinner at Coffee Shop with Brendan & Matt
September 11 - GMC New Member Orientation
September 11 - Brunch at Eatery with Brendan & Josh
September 11 - Shopping in SoHo (Zara & Uniqlo) / Drinks at VIG with Matt & Josh
September 12 - Queer Rising Meeting
September 12 - MTV VMAs 2010 with Lamont / Lady GaGa wins Video of the Year, Best Female Artist, Best Pop Video, Best Collaboration, Best Dance Video, Best Choreography, Best Editing and Best Direction!
September 13 - GMC First Rehearsal 2010-11 Season!
September 14 - Primary Elections / Flyering for Charlie Ramos (Dem) in The Bronx / NY Results
September 15 - Survivor Premiere and Big Brother Finale with Justin, Eston, Lamont & Josh
September 17 - VAMPIRE WEEKEND at Radio City Music Hall
September 18 - Angels in America, Pt.2: Perestroika at Signature Theatre with Joey
September 18 - Drinks at Gossip with Joey & Seth
September 19 - Drinks at High Bar with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Emlyn
September 19 - Queer Rising Meeting
September 19 - Drinks/Fundraiser at VIG 27
September 20 - GMC Rehearsal
September 21 - GMC MAST Meeting
September 21 - "Glee" Season 2 Premiere with Brendan
September 22 - Riot!/QR Meeting with Austin
September 22 - Dinner at Riviera Cafe with Josh
September 22 - Orlando at Classic Stage Company with Josh
September 22 - "Modern Family" Season 2 Premiere with Josh
September 23 - The Sneeze at City Center Stage 2 (Pearl Theatre)
September 24 - La Bête at The Music Box Theatre with Ben / Drinks at Bamboo 52
September 24 - Drinks at The Mix with Josh, Eston & Justin
September 25 - Tanning in Central Park
September 25 - Pre-Gaming with Josh, Matt & Brendan / Astoria House Party
September 26 - Breakfast at Eatery with Reynaldi / Broadway Flea Market
September 26 - Queer Rising Meeting
September 27 - GMC Rehearsal
September 28 - American Idiot at the St. James Theatre (Billie Joe Armstrong starring as St. Jimmy for 1-week)
September 28 - "Glee" with Brendan
September 29 - Pizza and "Modern Family" with Justin, Eston, Lamont & Josh
September 30 - The Language Archive at the Laura Pels Theatre
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Eug Events: August 2010 [Aug. 31st, 2010|11:15 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

August 1 - THE PINES PARTY! Bartending with Brendan & NYCGMC / Danced til dawn!
August 3 - The Paper Raincoat at Rockwood Music Hall
August 4 - PROP 8 OVERTURNED! Judge Vaughn Walker rules the proposition Unconstitutional! Rally in Foley Square with Queer Rising and MENY
August 5 - Sergio's Birthday Party at Boxers with Iana, Marvin & Natasha
August 6 - Gymboree UWS Staff Dinner at Tony DiNapoli's with Stephanie, Jen, Carlye, Lydia, Grace & Treasure
August 6 - Spent the evening with Josh, Eston & Justin
August 7 - Plucked-Chicken Photoshoot with Matty / Lunch at Neptune's Diner
August 7 - P.S.1 Warm-Up with Josh, Eston & Justin
August 8 - FringeNYC Volunteer Training
August 8 - Queer Rising Meeting
August 11 - Spent the evening with Josh & Lamont
August 12 - Queer Rising Action: Sampson/Diaz Bigot Bash! Shouted down Senator Ruben Diaz (Bronx) at his fundraiser (organized by NY Senate Majority Leader John L. Sampson) at Maestro's
August 13 - MATT'S BIRTHDAY! Drinks at the Bowery Hotel and Dinner at Pulino's with Matt, Brendan & Josh / Cocktails at The Cabanas with everyone
August 14 - Paul & Jason's Summer Party
August 15 - Princes of Persuasion (FringeNYC) at HERE Arts Center
August 15 - A Separate Peace (FringeNYC) at Connelly Theatre
August 16 - Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Grants Stay on Prop 8 Decision
August 16 - The Twentieth-Century Way (FringeNYC) at The Players Theatre
August 17 - GMC MAST Meeting
August 18 - PROVINCETOWN! Fag Bash at Governor Bradford's / Crown and Anchor
August 19 - PROVINCETOWN! Boat Slip / Carnivale 2010 Parade "Jungle Fantasy" / Tea at Boat Slip / Crown and Anchor
August 20 - PROVINCETOWN! Drag Brunch at Patio / Tea at Boat Slip / A-House
August 21 - PROVINCETOWN! Post Office Cafe / Tea at Boat Slip / Bubala's / Miss Richfield 1981 / A-House
August 22 - PROVINCETOWN! Finizzi's Brunch
August 23 - The Heterosexuals (FringeNYC) at The Cherry Pit
August 23 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Topher, Oscar, Jeff, Ted, Seth, Tyrel & Keith
August 24 - West Side Story with Topher, Oscar & David
August 24 - Dinner at Arriba Arriba with Topher, Oscar & David
August 25 - SCISSOR SISTERS at Terminal 5
August 26 - Central Park with Topher, Oscar & David
August 26 - Shh! (FringeNYC) at The Cherry Pit
August 26 - The Morning After/The Night Before (FringeNYC) at the Lucille Lortel Theatre
August 27 - Vertias at HERE Arts Center
August 27 - Drinks at Stonewall with Josh & Michael
August 27 - When Last We Flew at the Lucille Lortel Theatre with Scott
August 28 - P.S.1 Warm-Up with Josh
August 28 - Drinks at Metropolitan & The Ritz with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Nick
August 29 - Drinks at Highbar with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Nick
August 29 - Dinner at V*NYL with Matt, Josh & Nick
August 31 - Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party at Theatre Row with Josh
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Eug Events: July 2010 [Aug. 1st, 2010|05:39 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

July 3 - P.S.1 MoMA Warm-Up with Josh, Brendan & Matt
July 3 - Drinks & Dinner at Cafe Bar with Josh
July 4 - Drink & Grilled Dinner with Matt, Josh & Michael
July 4 - NYC Fourth of July Fireworks Display along 11th Avenue
July 4 - Drinks at Therapy, Posh, Ritz & G-Lounge with Matt, Josh, Michael & Austin
July 5 - Tanning on Christopher Street Pier
July 5 - Queer Rising Meeting
July 7 - "The Neverending Story" Outdoor Summer Movie Series at Pier 1 with Brendan
July 8 - Drinks at Spice with Amanda and Aileen
July 8 - Drinks at Bar-Tini with Jeff (31st Birthday), Keith, Oscar & Mickey
July 9 - LADY GAGA!!! The Monster Ball at Madison Square Garden
July 10 - BBQ with Laura, et.al
July 11 - In The Heights with Josh
July 11 - Gennaro's 50th Birthday Party at Elmo
July 11 - Dinner at Punch with Seth (30th Birthday), Ted, Jeff, Tyrel & Keith
July 12 - Seth's 30th Birthday Party at Elmo
July 15 - FIRE ISLAND PINES! with Brendan (Sip-n-Twirl)
July 16 - FIRE ISLAND PINES! with Brendan, Josh & Matt (Beach / Ice Palace Underwear Party)
July 17 - FIRE ISLAND PINES! with Brendan, Josh, Matt & Jeff (Beach / Low & Middle Teas)
July 18 - FIRE ISLAND PINES! with Brendan, Josh & Matt (Beach / Low Tea)
July 22 - LGBT Viewing and Post-Pride Party at The Met with Matt, Brendan & Josh
July 22 - Dinner at China Grill with Matt, Josh & Seth
July 23 - JFK to SEA / Seattle with Mom and Dad
July 24 - ORCAS ISLAND with Mom and Dad (Ferry from Anacortes / Buckhorn Bungalow)
July 25 - ORCAS ISLAND with Mom and Dad (Cascade Falls / Mt.Constitution Look-Out / Doe Valley / Sunset at North Beach)
July 26 - ORCAS ISLAND with Mom and Dad (Kayaking in Crescent Beach / Whale Watching!)
July 27 - ORCAS ISLAND with Mom and Dad / Picnic with Gramma, Grampa and Gary at Lake Sammamish
July 28 - SEA to JFK
July 29 - Drinks with Josh at Flo
July 29 - Million Dollar Quartet at the Nederlander Theatre
July 29 - Spent the evening with Justin, Eston, Lamont & Josh
July 31 - Fire Island Day-Trip / Swimming with Brendan, Seth, Jamie et.al at Dr.Eric's House / Dinner with Haq & Robert
July 31 - THE PINES PARTY! Bartending with Brendan & NYCGMC / Dancing until dawn!
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Eug Events: June 2010 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Jul. 1st, 2010|07:20 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

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June 2 - Drinks at The Mix with Lamont, Eston & Justin
June 2 - GMC Rehearsal
June 3 - A Behanding in Spokane at the Schoenfeld Theatre
June 4 - Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson at The Public Theatre
June 4 - Splash with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Gary & Evan
*** She looked and sounded fantastic! Sang her new single "All The Lovers" and then (for the first time ever!) performed a 6-song megamix from her forthcoming new album Aphrodite! ***
June 5 - Fire Island Day-Trip with Matt to visit Haq & Robert
June 5 - Stuffed and Unstrung at the Union Square Theatre
June 6 - A Little Night Music at the Walter Kerr Theatre
June 6 - Queer Rising Meeting
June 8 - George's Break-A-Leg/Bon Voyage Gathering at Zemi
June 9 - GMC Music Team Meeting
June 9 - Drinks/Dinner at Riposo 72 with Seth
June 10 - FIRE ISLAND!
June 11 - FIRE ISLAND!
June 12 - FIRE ISLAND!
June 13 - FIRE ISLAND!
*** Goodness, to get into details of the entire weekend would be endless, but it was filled with sunshine, drinking, dancing, hot-tubs, lots of familiar faces and relaxation! Cannot wait to go back in July ***
June 13 - TONY AWARDS!
*** 2010 Winners include Memphis (Best Musical), Red (Best Play), La Cage aux Folles (Best Musical Revival), Fences (Best Play Revival) ***
June 14 - Rally for Homeless Queer Youth in Union Square
June 17 - Next Magazine Official Pride 2010 Kick-Off Party at Splash with Matt
June 17 - The NYCGMC Royals June/July Birthday Party with Matt, Eddie, Steady, Stephen, Vince, Frank, Casey, Michael et.al
June 18 - Drinks at Stonewall, Marie's Crisis & F-Word with Matt, Brendan & Lottie Lumps
June 19 - Fences at The Cort Theatre
June 19 - GMC sings at Heritage of PRIDE Kick-Off Rally at Central Park
June 19 - Drinks & Dinner at Arriba Arriba with Josh & Brendan
June 20 - Folsom Street East with Josh, Brendan, Michael, Gary, Kip & others
June 20 - Stephen's Surprise Birthday at Julius
June 21 - Titanic: The Musical Benefit Concert at the New York Society for Ethical Culture with Ben & Alberto
June 22 - Promises, Promises Cast Album Release Party at Ava Lounge/Dream Hotel with Matt, Brendan & Josh
June 23 - GMC Rehearsal
June 23 - Drinks at Nowhere Bar with Josh, Hunter & TJ
June 24 - "Take Back Pride" Poster-Making at The Drama Book Shop with Jamie et.al
June 25 - BRENDAN'S BIRTHDAY! Drinks at Glass Bar & XES with Brendan, Matt & Kaveh
June 25 - Dinner at the Standard Grill with Brendan, Matt, Josh, Kaveh & Brian
June 25 - Dancing at Rockit Fridays at Quo with Brendan, Matt, Josh, Kaveh & Brian
June 26 - Dinner at Mary Ann's with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Brian
June 26 - Dancing at Club 57 with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Brian, Kaveh, Chris, Nick & David
*** Performance by Crystal Waters including "100%" and "Destination Unknown" ***
June 27 - NYC Gay Pride March 2010
*** I made 2-dozen signs for members of NYCGMC to carry as they marched, reading "Proudly Singing For..." But I ended-up marching with the fantastic Queer Rising contingent (dressed as doctors out to cure/diagnose Hate amongst prominent US/NYC political figures ***
June 27 - Cocktail Party at Michael & Tom's with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Brian
June 27 - Pier Dance VIP Bartending
June 27 - Dancing at Hiro with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Brian
June 29 - GMC HIGH Tech Rehearsal
June 30 - New York City Gay Men's Chorus presents HIGH at NYU Skirball!
*** Congratulations to the Chorus for their passionate and professional presentation of an important and human story. I was so very impressed and proud to watch it from the back of house (working the backing-track and sound-effects like a pro!) Terrific dance team (exquisite Ballet sequence). Astounding leads and solos. Chorus sounded so balanced and wholesome! ***
June 30 - HIGH After-Party at Apple
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Eug Events: May 2010 (Now with Color Commentary!) [May. 31st, 2010|05:04 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

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I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

May 1 - Brunch at Riviera Cafe with Josh & Brendan / Haircut
May 1 - Angelo's Farewell Party at Stonewall
May 2 - Brunch Cocktails at High Bar (Opening Weekend) with Matt, Brendan & Josh (ran into Michael & Keith)
*** Gorgeous spring weather on the 16th floor of a Midtown Hotel. Fantastic view of 8th Avenue and incredible DJ ***
May 2 - Broadway Voices After-Party at 44 1/2 with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Ted, Seth, Rusty, Glenn, Charles, Michael, et.al
May 3 - GMC Rehearsal
May 4 - Stonehenge/Olivia Event with Matt & Josh
May 4 - Spent the evening with Brendan (BEST "Glee" Episode EVER & TOTALLY Shocking "Lost"!)
May 5 - Graceland at The Duke on 42nd Street
May 6 - Zelina's Farewell Dinner at Mezcal's / Drinks at La Taqueria
May 7 - "Camp" with Jeff, Ted, Tyrel & Keith
May 7 - Drinks & Dancing at The Ritz with Josh, Brendan & Jeff
May 8 - La Cage aux Folles at the Longacre Theatre
May 9 - Enron at the Broadhurst Theatre (closing performance)
May 10 - GMC Rehearsal
May 11 - Spent the evening with Josh ("Glee" and "Lost")
May 13 - Cirque du Soleil OVO with Jeff & Shantelle
May 14 - Drinks on Marija's Patio with John, Emily & Felton
May 14 - Trevor's 30th Birthday Party with Marija, John, Emily, Molly, Melody et.al
May 15 - GMC In-Town Retreat / Lunch at Tipsy Parson
May 15 - The Temperamentals at New World Stages with Matt
May 16 - AIDS Walk 2010!
*** Thanks to everyone who contributed toward achieving my $500 goal! ***
May 16 - The Royals AIDS Walk Brunch at Lips
May 16 - Haq's Birthday Party
May 17 - GMC Rehearsal
May 18 - Spent the evening with Brendan ("Glee" & "Lost")
May 19 - GMC Rehearsal
May 19 - Cirque du Soleil Banana Shpeel Opening Night Party with Matt & Josh at Roseland
*** So insane and clever! Liberally-poured open-bar and the entire Ballroom was decorated in yellow circus atmosphere! Banana split bar, popcorn on a clothesline, chicken satay in a wheelbarrow, mac-n-cheese served by jail-birds, fishing for sushi, spaghetti on trees! And we got so drunk on the dance-floor ***
May 20 - Family Week at Lucille Lortel Theatre
May 21 - Cirque du Soleil Banana Shpeel at the Beacon Theatre with Brendan
*** Absolutely abysmal! Unbelievable how terrible this show was, from the very first minute. Walked-out at intermission. Disastrous, unfunny, boring, insulting and embarrassing ***
May 21 - Lincoln Center Illumination Lawn (newly opened grass terrace over-looking Juilliard!) with Brendan
May 22 - ROSEBUD!
May 23 - The Metropolitan Museum of Art & Vilcek Foundation ("Lost" Exhibit) with Brendan
May 23 - "LOST" SERIES FINALE!
*** Insanely emotional and painfully cerebral. Now that people have had time to let their emotions settle-down and their brains to take-over, Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly) provides a VERY IN-DEPTH analysis of the historical final episode: PART 1 and PART 2
May 24 - GMC Rehearsal
May 26 - The Forest at Classic Stage Company
May 27 - Sondheim on Sondheim at Studio 54
May 28 - CAMPING TRIP!!!!
*** Matt, Josh, Brendan & Eug drive to The Woods (Gay Campground in the Poconos). Plot our tent in the Over-flow Field. Meet the very friendly (and often naked) neighbors. Got an idea of the campground lay-out (lots of permanent residents in cabins/trailers, make the whole place super cute and woodsy-gay-fun. Dance in The Club, Bonfire. ***
May 29 - CAMPING TRIP!!!
*** Walked around the lake and trails. Laid-out at the pool (killer sunburns). Eug played beach-volleyball for 2-hours. Josh cooked hamburgers. Made some great new friends, including Jeff & Rick (from D.C.); John & Kirk (from Jersey); Michael (with dog Baxter); Evan, Carlos, Daniel (from NYC); Philly Phil; Charles & Garth; Dan (The Camp Rat); Kirk (Hardware). Memorial Day Red/White/Blue Party dancing in The Club ***
May 30 - WHITE WATER RAFTING!!!
*** Woke up early to go to the Poconos White Water Rafting adventure. 13-miles down the Lehigh River. Lots of Class 2 and 3 (almost 4) rapids, because of the Dam Release. We figured it out after a few tries. Then we saved lives! Seriously, a girl and 2 women got knocked out of their raft and rushed down the rapids. With super butch strength, pulled them to safety! Was really adrenaline-kicking! After the lunch break, we led amongst the Top 4 rafts the rest of the way with our guide Emily.
May 30 - CAMPING TRIP!!!
*** Back at The Woods, joined the Yellow Party outside. Josh grilled dinner again. Then joined the 80s Dance Party at The Club ***
May 31 - CAMPING TRIP!!!
*** After a lazy breakfast and chilling with our Woods friends, hung-out pool-side for a short bit before packing-up and driving home! ***
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Eug Events: April 2010 (Now with Color Commentary!) [May. 1st, 2010|09:39 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

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I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

April 1 - Drinks at Athens Cafe with Josh / Spent the evening with Josh, Eston & Justin
April 2 - Dinner at La Bottega with Matt, Brendan & George / Drinks at Barracuda / Drinks at The Mix with Justin, Chris & Lamont
*** One of my most favorite dishes yet in NYC: Linguini Negri (black pasta with baby octopus) ***
April 3 - Christopher Street Pier with Matt, Brendan, Josh (and an appearance by Haq and later Ted!) / Lunch at Zucca Trattoria / Dinner at Spice (joined by Jeff!)
*** Definitely a bit chilly but the pier was filled with gorgeous and over-zealous queens happy to get a lick of sun. My forehead got really rosy. Hopefully a great tease of what's in-store for the summer weather! ***
April 4 - Easter Sunday Protest at St. Patrick's Cathedral with Rich, Tif & Natasha
*** NY1 Video Here My sign read: Preaching Intolerance One Fondle At A Time ***
April 4 - Beer Garden with Josh, Justin, Eston & Matty
April 4 - The Book of Grace at The Public
April 5 - GMC Rehearsal
April 6 - Drinks & Dinner at Coffee Shop with Josh
April 7 - GMC HIGH Auditions
April 7 - Dinner at Salsa y Salsa with Josh & Brendan
April 9 - WASHINGTON D.C. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
*** Eug, Matt, Brendan & Josh took the Washington Deluxe Bus (gifted him a new digi-cam!) to stay with awesome host Brian in D.C. / Dropped our bags and immediately went out to gay bars Mova, JR's & Cobalt (Eug later found himself in Arlington and Matt found himself in The Ghetto) ***
April 10 - WASHINGTON D.C. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND
*** Brunch at L'Enfant / Site-Seeing in the National Mall (Capitol, Washington Monument, WWII Memorial, Reflection Pool) / Walked through the National Gallery Museums / Lots of tourists so stayed outside mostly, soaking in the sun and pretty colors / Drinks at Nellie's for a Cougar Birthday Party / Dinner at Ulah Bistro / Dancing & Drinks at Town with Special Guest Deborah Cox! ***
April 11 - WASHINGTON D.C. BIRTHDAY WEEKEND (Eug turns 25)
*** Brunch at The Madhatter (omelette soup anyone?) / Sun and Drum Circle at Meridian Park / Bus home to NYC ***
April 12 - GMC Rehearsal
April 14 - 101 Dalmations: The Musical at WaMu Theatre
April 15 - Cherry Fest Menu/Drinks Event at Matsumi with Matt & George
April 15 - Drinks with George & Michael / Dinner at Salsa y Salsa
April 18 - The Glass Menagerie at the Laura Pels Theatre
April 19 - GMC Rehearsal
April 20 - April Chorus Birthday Drinks at Splash with Eddie, Steady, Alan, Josh, Brendan, Zach, Gary & others
April 20 - Spent the evening with Josh ("Glee" Madonna episode & "Lost")
April 21 - LGBT Center Community Rally Response to Hate-Speech Flag Burning, gathered with Peter, Vito, Justin & Raymond
*** Youth Pride Chorus performed "True Colors" and "We're Not Gonna Take It" while 2 new Rainbow Flags were unfurled over the Center facade ***
April 21 - GMC MAST Meeting
April 22 - My Trip Down the Pink Carpet starring Leslie Jordan at the Midtown Theatre with Josh
April 23 - Bobby's Fashion-Themed Birthday Party with Josh, Justin, Eston, Lamont, Chris, Brendan, Matty & many others
*** We came dressed as Bobby, complete with collared long-sleeve shirt, vest and colored tie ***
April 24 - Everyday Rapture at the American Airlines Theatre
April 24 - BBQ Dinner with Lamont (the chef), Justin, Eston, Chris & Josh
April 25 - Creditors at BAM (ran into Ben!)
April 26 - GMC Rehearsal
April 26 - "RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 2 Finale
*** Tyra Sanchez snatches the tiara from the far-more-deserving Raven and Jujubee ***
April 27 - Spent the evening with Brendan ("Glee")
April 29 - Museum of Art and Design "Dead or Alive" Exhibit
*** Took my breath away! One of the most intriguing, indescribable, beautiful collections I have seen! All of the pieces were made by international artists using once-living materials, like bones, feathers, eggs, carcasses, seeds **
April 29 - The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity at Second Stage Theatre
April 30 - Dinner at The Coffee Shop with Josh & Brendan
April 30 - Drinks at Boxers (new gay sports bar) Opening Weekend with Josh, Brendan, Gary, Matt (Zach working bar-back, and ran into Bradford)
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Eug Events: March 2010 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Apr. 1st, 2010|01:38 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

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I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

March 1 - GMC Rehearsal
March 3 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 3 - Spent the evening with Eston, Josh & Lamont
March 4 - Time Stands Still at the Friedman Theatre
March 6 - Shopping with Brendan & Matt
*** Got the finishing touches for our Big Gay Sing 2 costumes! Pantyhoses for GaGa. Tutu and heels and everything pretty! ***
March 6 - Dinner & Drinks at May Chan Ramen with Brenda, Matt & Josh
*** SAKE BOMBS! The beer came in a big brass tea-kettle! And naturally, Matt and I made gay fools of ourselves when we slugged the table-top (with the sake balancing on chop-sticks above the Sapparo) and it didn't drop through because we were so dainty. ***
March 6 - Drinks at G-Lounge with Matt & Josh / Drinks at The Mix with Josh
March 7 - Brunch at Locale / Shopping / Drinks at Athens Cafe with Josh
*** Beautiful sunshine day! Spring has sprung! ***
March 7 - 82nd Annual Academy Awards! Viewing-Party with Justin, Eston, Josh, Lamont & Matty
*** "The Hurt Locker" makes an under-dog sweep, grabbing Best Picture, Director and Screenplay (against "Avatar") ***
March 8 - GMC Rehearsal / BGS2 Promotion/Flyers at Splash Curtain Call
March 9 - BGS2 Promotion/Flyers at Splash Karaoke
March 9 - Spent the evening with Brendan watching LOST
March 10 - GMC Dance Rehearsal / Costume Parade
March 10 - Dinner at Seven with Josh, Brendan, Lamont & Seth
March 11 - Ages of the Moon at Atlantic Theatre Company
March 11 - Make-Up Tutorial with Lamont, Josh, Matt & Mark
March 11 - "TELEPHONE" - Lady Gaga & Beyonce Music Video Premiere!
March 12 - Pre-game with Justin, Eston & Josh / The Mix with Justin, Josh, Lamont & Chris (new GMC pianist!)
March 13 - "Quintet" GMC rehearsal with Charlie, Angelo, Ransom & Tyrel
March 13 - Shopping at Uniqlo (denim sale)
March 13 - Dinner at Room Service / Drinks at Bar-tini with Josh
March 14 - Queer Rising Meeting
March 14 - Dinner at Good Stuff Diner with Natasha, Sergio, Adrian, Tif, Cesar & Iana
March 15 - GMC Rehearsal
March 16 - "Bad Romance" GMC Performance at Splash!
*** In addition to fierce dancing to promote the concert, some chorines sang karaoke. Eugene performed "Defying Gravity" (ghetto version) with hostess Ginger Snap! Garbage bag cape and dust-broom amazingness! ***
March 17 - Visited Lance at the hospital with Josh
*** He has been through so much and so strong! Thank goodness Josh brought her some tweezers though! ***
March 17 - Dinner at Trailer Park with Josh
March 17 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 18 - Shopping with Josh
March 19 - RETREAT!!!
*** Drove with Josh, Check-into the Berkeley Oceanfront Hotel, Friday night rehearsal, Jersey Shore Party! Brendan with ridiculous bronzer and blown-out hair, Eugene with gold chains and painted-on abs, plus Josh as Skinay Biatch with tattoo-arms and leather jacket, plus the GMC debut of Matt as Lily Putian as Snookie! ***
March 20 - RETREAT!!!
*** Breakfast Royal Candidate entrances, Rehearsal, Retreat Service. Eugene was nominated for both Leather Make-Over and Peggy Sue (thank goodness lost both)! No Talent Show with Royal Precession. Huge New Member number, Mark Short receives Apple Award, Jeffrey Norman as Peggy Sue and Clete Larkey as Leather Make-Over. Eugene and Skinay did a hilarious poetry reading of the Butch Candidate literature. Royal Crowning 2010 of HRH Steady Mess and Eddie the Tireless! After-Party ***
March 21 - RETREAT!!!
*** Full Concert Run-Through and Invited Dress Rehearsal with Full Costumes/Wigs. Absolutely exhausting but truly fun, unforgettable, insane retreat! ***
March 23 - GMC Final Dress Rehearsal and Sitz-Probe
*** Petula Clark and Scott Nevins are there to run-through their bits too! ***
March 24 - Looped at the Lyceum Theatre with George, Zach & Kyle
March 24 - "Faggoty Feud" at Bar-Tini with George
March 25 - THE BIG GAY SING 2!!!
March 26 - THE BIG GAY SING 2!!!
*** Sold-out incredible so much fun and entertaining. Best concert I have yet performed in with The Chorus. Exhausting but so worth it! Amazing photos and videos. Visit the NYCGMC YouTube Channel to see them! ***
March 26 - After Party at The Monster
March 27 - Spent the afternoon with Eston, Justin & Josh
March 27 - Paul's Birthday Party
March 29 - A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Interart Theatre with Stephen
March 29 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Matt, Ted, Seth, George, Paul, et.al
March 30 - 666 at the Minetta Lane Theatre
March 30 - "Lost" with Brendan
March 31 - Memphis at the Shubert Theatre
March 31 - Drinks at Bourbon Street with Stefanie, Colin, et.al
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Eug Events: February 2010 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Feb. 28th, 2010|10:07 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

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I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

February 1 - GMC Rehearsal
February 2 - Dinner at Megu with Matt, Brendan & Josh
*** Josh told-off the sommelier asserting that every wine he has tasted from Long Island is bad. Meanwhile, Matt had an in with the manager, and gifted us champagne and some delicious dishes from the house! Delicious meals ***
February 3 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 4 - GMC Solo Auditions
*** Sang "Bad Romance" to the tune of "Chain of Fools" ***
February 4 - Drinks at Pieces with Aaron, Angelo, Ben, Eston, Jeff & Seth
February 5 - Spent the evening with Justin, Eston & Josh
February 6 - SICK!
February 7 - SICK! E.R. and Strep Throat
February 8 - SICK!
*** Bummed to miss Harmony, the Chorus Fundraiser at Christie's, with performances by Liz Calloway, John Tartaglia and a small group from GMC singing a new Our Lady J commission! ***
February 9 - Queer Rising Action-Planning Meeting
February 9 - LOST at Brendan's
February 10 - SNOW DAY! Work/Chorus canceled
February 10 - Queer Rising Flyering subway stations & NYU with Natasha & Joe
February 10 - Present Laughter at the American Airlines Theatre
February 11 - Dinner at Il Bastardo with Charlie
February 11 - GMC Solo Callbacks
February 11 - RuPauls Drag Race with Justin, Eston & Josh
February 12 - QUEER RISING ACTION at Manhattan Marriage Bureau!
*** So proud of the 4 boys who chained themselves to the front of the Marriage Bureau while other members formed a crowd around them chanting, speaking, and 20 same-sex couples being denied marriage licenses. Held in Central Booking until midnight but out and a success! ***
February 12 - Dinner at Silom with Matt & Brendan / Brian comes into town!
February 12 - Drinks at Bar-tini / Dancing at The Ritz with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Brian
*** THE OLYMPICS Vancouver Winter 2010 ***
February 13 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 13 - Brunch at 44 1/2 with Josh, Brendan, Lamont & Seth
February 13 - Dinner at VYNL with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Brian, Zach, Corey & Omar
February 13 - Drinks/Dancing at Club 57 with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Brian, Francesco, Carlos, Jared & John
*** Special surprise performance by KE$HA! She was a rowdy mess and performed "Blah Blah Blah" and "Tik Tok" and exploded a huge glitter tube into the crowd! Also a pre-show with Drag Race Winner Bebe Zahara, whose hairography distracted from her bad dress. We danced for 5 hours! ***
February 14 - HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! Topher & Aaron (friends from California!) come to town
February 14 - Dinner at Marfa with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Brian, Lance, Topher & Aaron
*** Gays + Open-Mic Comedy = Disaster! Homophobia and BBQ Ribs abound! ***
February 15 - GMC Rehearsal
February 16 - Dinner at VYNL with Topher & Aaron
February 16 - Next Fall at the Helen Hayes Theatre with Topher & Aaron
February 16 - Drinks at Therapy with Topher & Aaron
February 17 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 17 - Drinks at XES / Dinner at Salsa y Salsa with Josh & Seth
February 17 - Drinks at The Mix with Topher & Aaron
February 18 - Topher & Aaron win Next to Normal lotto before dinner at Chipotle
*** Topher took a few casual headshots behind my apartment building. Some curmudgeony woman asked us what we were doing, and presuming we were up-to-no-good, takes our photo on her digi-cam saying: "I no know you. It no good." ***
February 19 - Drinks at Stonewall with Queer Rising members Alan, Jake, Natasha, Marvin, Vito, joined by Josh, Matt, Topher, Aaron, Angelo, Rick & Rich
February 20 - GMC Retreat
February 20 - GMC New Members Party at Bamboo 52
February 20 - Dinner at Film Center Cafe with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Justin, Eston, Lamont, Topher & Alan / Drinks at G-Lounge
February 21 - The Flying Karamazov Brothers: 4Play at the Minetta Lane Theatre
February 21 - Jumping Rope at Washington Square Park!
February 21 - Queer Rising Meeting
February 22 - GMC Rehearsal
February 23 - Dinner with Norman, Guy & Matt
February 24 - Anti-Harold Ford Rally & Stonewall Democrats Meeting at The Center with Rich, Sergio, Natasha, Alan, Justin (Queer Rising) plus Lt.Dan Choi, Yetta Kurland, The Stonewall Democrats, MENY and The Power
*** Watch the NY1 News Report Here ***
*** Brendan at Lenox Hill E.R. for abdominal pain. Josh's 28th Birthday. Zach in E.R. for appendicitis. Crazy shit! ***
February 24 - Drinks at Pieces with Matty
February 24 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 25 - GMC West Side Story Callbacks
February 26 - Dinner at Tartine with Josh (Birthday Girl), Brendan & Matt
*** We sit beside Jennifer O'Leary, a 52-year old widow visiting from Chicago who is a complete stranger but also a complete riot. Especially when we learn that she had sex with a 26-year old on New Year's and has the goal of "turning" a gay man. ***
February 26 - Drinks and Dancing at Rockit with Matt, Josh, Joey & Lance
February 27 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 27 - Brunch at East of Eighth with Brendan, Josh & Matt
*** Matt also found and bought his wig ***
February 27 - GMC Broadway Voices Auditions
February 28 - GMC Broadway Voices Callbacks
February 28 - Dinner at VYNL with Matt, Jeff, Chris & George
February 28 - Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games Closing Ceremony
*** MEDAL COUNT: USA 37, GER 30, CAN 26 ***
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Eug Events: January 2010 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Jan. 31st, 2010|10:46 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

*** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW ***

At the request of my friends (who get a kick outta these updates) I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

January 2 - BEACH with Dad, Mom, Denise & Brian
*** Found 4 abalones, lots of anemones, starfish and as the sun was setting, Dad and I came across a beached elephant seal who arched-up and barked at us ***
January 3 - SFO to JFK
*** Unbeknownst to me until I landed, this was also the moment Matt cut-off a piece of his thumb slicing apples on a mandolin! ***
January 4 - GMC New Member Auditions
January 4 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Anthony, David, Chris L, Chris M, Aaron, Bobby, Paul & Jefferson (happy now?)
January 5 - Drinks & Dinner at Therapy with Josh
January 6 - Ragtime at Neil Simon Theatre with Anthony
January 7 - Drinks at Bartini with Brendan & Josh
January 8 - Dinner at Cafe Gitane with Matt & Josh
January 10 - GMC New Member Orientation
*** Apparently a secret memo went-out demanding all new 2010 members be cute! ***
January 10 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 11 - GMC Rehearsal
January 12 - H.M.S. Pinafore (NYGASP 2010 Fest) at City Center
January 13 - Spent the evening with Josh
*** Introduction of the new Dr.Brandt Collagen Builder... basically it makes your hands puffy ***
January 14 - Spent the evening with Lamont, Josh, Brendan, Eston, Justin & Joey
*** Tried our luck with hand-cam filming our conversations for Beat Life practice ***
January 15 - Queer Direct Action Planning Meeting at The Center
January 16 - Dinner at Mary Ann's with Matt, Lance, Jeff, Ted & Keith
January 16 - GMC Gig at The Big Apple Ranch
*** We sang 'Back in Business' and its always so damn adorable going to this event! All these guys line-dancing in plaid, boots, hats and leather. Southern cuteness like nothing the hetero-society can imagine. Plus we wore matching belt-buckles ***
January 16 - Rick and Peter's Precious Karaoke Party!
*** The Boys got to sing 'Hollaback Girl' as part of the storyline. So crazy and packed with the most amazing Chorus guys ever! ***
January 18 - GMC Rehearsal
January 19 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 20 - GMC Dance Auditions
January 20 - Dinner & Drinks at Seven with Josh, Lamont, Brendan & Matt
January 21 - Dinner at SoHo Sushi with Zelina
January 22 - Dinner at Le Cafe Grainne with Matt, Brendan & Josh
January 22 - Avatar at AMC Loews with Matt, Brendan & Josh
*** Eug is still filtering his emotions. Was such a stirring and beautiful movie. Eug cried so hard (seriously blubbering like a baby) and was so transportive and surreal! A magical piece of film-making ***
January 22 - Drinks/Dancing at The Ritz with Matt, Brendan & Josh
January 23 - Venus In Fur at the Classic Stage Company
*** So good! Searingly sexy, hot, funny and incredibly well-performed and written ***
January 23 - Drinks at Chat n Chew with Josh / Shopping in SoHo with Josh
*** Josh got a great new big gray leather bag and tan hat at M0851, few things at Top Man, then stopped at Uniqlo where Eug got 2 long-sleeve shirts and a pair of dark-purple jeans ***
January 23 - Stopped by Eston & Justin's as they painted with Lamont, Kelsey & Keith
January 23 - Kenny's Farewell Party at Westside Tavern / Drinks at XES with Matt, Brendan & Josh
*** We will miss the hell out of you, Kenny! But wish you tons of luck in starting a new life. And thanks for the CDs! ***
January 24 - Queer Rising Meeting
January 25 - GMC Rehearsal
January 26 - As You Like It at BAM (Opening Night)
*** Sat directly next to a guy in the theatre who ended-up taking the same train, same car, same subway stop as me ***
January 27 - GMC Handbook Editing Dinner at Eros Cafe with Angelo, Tim, Charlie & Kenny
January 27 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
*** So basically, our hip-bones are going to be bruised forever! Suffering in the name of fierceness! ***
January 27 - State of the Union Address with Lamont, Scott & Josh
January 28 - Smudge at the Julia Miles Theatre
January 29 - Queer Rising Announcements/Flyers at Stonewall and Boots-n-Saddle with Alan, Natasha, Justin & Vito
*** Thanks to Benjamin & Austin for letting us steal the microphone for 1-minute to recruit angry homosexuals ***
January 30 - GMC In-town Retreat
January 30 - Drinks & Lunch at Il Bastardo with Matt, Brendan, Lance, Lamont, Justin, Eston & Tim
January 31 - Civil Disobedience Training at The Center with Alan, Natasha, Jake, Justin, Vito, Nora, Melanie, Marvin, Steven & More!
January 31 - Queer Rising Meeting
*** What are we getting ourselves into? Fighting in the name of Equality! Next month should be full of off-the-wall reports ***
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Eug Events: December 2009 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Jan. 2nd, 2010|12:03 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

*** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW ***

At the request of my friends (who get a kick outta these updates) I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

December 1 - Oleanna at the Golden Theatre
December 2 - New York State Senate votes 38-24 against Marriage Equality / Rally in Times Square with Matt & Michael
*** I got quoted in GAY CITY NEWS / Photo in THE ADVOCATE (online) ***
December 2 - GMC Solo/Group Rehearsal
December 4 - Youth Pride Chorus Get On Your Feet Concert!
December 4 - Dinner at 44 1/2 with Matt, Jason, Rick, Rich, David & Brendan / Kyle was our waiter!
December 4 - Drinks at Bar-tini with Matt & Brendan
December 5 - GMC Retreat Day #1 at NJPAC
December 5 - Spent the evening with Justin, Eston, Lamont & Josh
December 6 - GMC Retreat Day #2 at NJPAC
December 7 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Josh, Paul, David, Bobby & others
*** ADAM LAMBERT!!! Met & talked to him, shook his hand! So sweet and awesome! And got quoted in TOWLEROAD ***
December 8 - GMC MAST Meeting
December 9 - GMC Rehearsal
December 10 - The Royal Family at the Friedman Theatre
December 11 - Gymboree Holiday Company Party
December 11 - Spent the evening with Brendan & Matt
December 12 - GMC New Member Auditions
*** Over 50% of the guys were just gorgeous! Someone sent out the right memo! Each time a new one entered the elevator, I was texting Matt in a heartbeat to prepare him upstairs ***
December 12 - Chris & James' Holiday Party (with Matt & others)
*** Just such a beautifully decorated home, so warm and cozy and festive. Great food spread and drink. And learned the sweet story of how they met ***
December 12 - Bobby Cookie's Wine Party! with Matt, Brendan, Chris, Ray, Gary, Paul, Jason, Scott & others
December 12 - The Mix with Matt & Brendan
*** There were so many A4A guys there by 2:00am, it started to get awkward! ***
December 13 - Spent the afternoon with Zelina / Lunch at Republic
December 14 - GMC Rehearsal
December 16 - GMC Dress Rehearsal
December 17 - Drinks with Anthony
December 18 - Shrek: The Musical at the Broadway Theatre
December 19 - Paul & Jason's Christmas Party
*** Huge snow storm of the season turns Astoria and Manhattan into a freezing white wasteland! Okay, so this California boy might be over-reacting just a bit ***
December 20 - TOGETHER AT TOWN HALL!
*** Very beautiful, emotional and musically solid concerts! Victoria Clark was stunning and each soloist/group was superb. 30th Anniversary tribute very special. Thank you Zelina, Anthony, Joey, Trevor & friends for being in the audience. Congratulations CHORUS! ***
December 21 - JFK to SFO / Home for the Holidays in California!
*** I haven't seen my family in a year! ***
December 22 - Shopping with Mom & Denise
December 22 - Shannon Arms Bar in San Francisco with Jenni, Danny, Nick, Julia & Evan
December 23 - Dinner at Pasta Pomodoro with Jenni, Andrew & Cynthia
December 24 - Christmas Eve with Mom, Dad, Denise & Brian
December 25 - CHRISTMAS 2009! with Mom, Dad, Denise, Brian & Nana
*** I gave tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon to the whole family. Favorite gifts to me include framed-photo of a Scrabble board (with tiles spelling words about me) from Dad, 'The Lost Symbol' from Mom, 'Angels in America' plays from Denise, $100 from Nana, iHome from Mom, Digital Photo Frame from Brian ***
December 26 - San Francisco (Ferry Building, Union Square) with Mom & Denise
December 26 - Spent the night with Jenni, Andrew, Danny & Patty
December 27 - Brunch at Dino's with Jenni, Andrew & Danny
December 27 - Lake Elizabeth Central Park with Mom & Dad
December 28 - Dinner at Phuket with Laureen
*** Thai Restaurant in San Francisco. As we were paying the check, someone in the kitchen started grunting. Loudly. Kind of jarring. I asked out-loud: "Don't they know???" ***
December 28 - Drinks and Dancing at Lookout, Q-Bar and Badlands with Brian
December 29 - Visit and Shopping with Riah
December 29 - Castro District with Brian and his family / Drinks at Harvey's
December 29 - Dinner with Reynaldi at Circolo
December 30 - BIG FAMILY VISIT! Aunt Cynthia, Dan, Izale, Jen (with baby-bump), Denise, Brian, Mom, Dad, plus the Brauns Tanya, Peter, Suzanne & Ricky!
*** Ricky got a wave-board for Christmas and is naturally an expert on it. Dad gave it a try and seriously went down the drive-way and turned the corner! ***
December 31 - Lunch at Elephant Bar with Mom, Dad & Nana
December 31 - New Year's Party in San Francisco!!!
*** Pre-gaming with Jenni, Danny, Andrew, Riah & Richard at King George Hotel. Amanda's House Party with tons of friends including Topher, Rachel, Adam, Joey, Austin, Sarah, Andrew, Kat & Ryan. Post-party at Adam's. Crashed at Rachel's. Breakfast and drove home all in one-piece! ***

*** 2009 WAS A GREAT YEAR FULL OF AMAZING FRIENDS, FAMILY, FUN, LOVE AND MUSIC! WISHING YOU ALL A VERY HOPEFUL AND HAPPY 2010!!! ***
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Eug's Theatre In-Take 2009! (with Favorites) [Dec. 27th, 2009|08:35 pm]
EUG'S THEATRE IN-TAKE 2009

BROADWAY = 32
OFF-BROADWAY / FESTIVALS = 55
VARIETY / CONCERTS = 19


listed chronologically
(***) denotes Eug Favorites

BROADWAY
Hedda Gabler
The Story of My Life
Equus
In The Heights
Speed-The-Plow
The American Plan
Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Norman Conquests: Table Manners (***)
Norman Conquests: Living Together (***)
Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden (***)
Exit the King
9 to 5
33 Variations
Irena's Vow
Waiting for Godot
Mary Stuart
Reasons to be Pretty (***)
Guys and Dolls
Blithe Spirit
The Phantom of the Opera
Bye Bye Birdie
After Miss Julie
Wishful Drinking
Finian's Rainbow
In the Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)
Brighton Beach Memoirs
God of Carnage (***)
Hair (***)
Burn the Floor
Oleanna
The Royal Family (***)
Shrek

OFF-BROADWAY / FESTIVALS
Sleepwalk with Me
Blanche Survives Katrina
Krapp 39
Kasper Hauser (***)
Finian's Rainbow at Encores! City Center
Habeus Corpus
Garden of Earthly Delights
The Hefner Monologues
The Marvelous Wonderettes
Distracted (***)
The Unseen
That Pretty Pretty (or The Rape Play) (***)
Ruined
Everyday Rapture
Why Torture is Wrong (and the People Who Love Them)
Suddenly Last Summer
The Dishwashers
Stunning (***)
Twelfth Night (***)
The Tin Pan Alley Rag
The Toxic Avenger (***)
Therese Raquin
For Lovers Only
The Columbine Project
Naked Boys Singing
Sweet Storm
How Now Dow Jones
Vote: The Musical
Hint: The Murder Mystery Musical
Americas Next Top Bottom
A Contemporary Look at a Successful Marriage c.1959 (***)
Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party (***)
Citizen Ruth
Dolls
Far Out
Baby Wants Candy
Puppetry of the Penis
The Ghosts of Provincetown
A Lifetime Burning
Keep Your Pantheon/School
Killers and Other Family (***)
The Retributionists
Dial N for Negress
Still Life
Kiss of the Spider Woman (***)
Love Child (***)
The Understudy
The Oldsmobiles
Age of Iron
This (***)
The Brother/Sister Plays
Girl Crazy at Encores! City Center
The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever
Ordinary Days
Nightingale

VARIETY / CONCERTS
New York Pops - Carnegie Hall
Miami City Ballet - City Center (***)
Defying Inequality
London Philharmonic - Lincoln Center
The Hot Box Burlesque - Slipper Room
NYCGMC - Big Gay Sing (***)
Vienna Teng - Le Poisson Rouge (***)
Broadway for a New America
Adele - Roseland (***)
Youth Pride Chorus - Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls
Wall to Wall Broadway
School of American Ballet Workshop
Broadway Bares 19.0 Click It - Roseland
Miss Richfield 1981 - Provincetown Art House
The Paper Raincoat - Joes Pub (***)
The Little House on the Prairie Musical - Paper Mill
HRC Annual Dinner Gala - Lady GaGa, Lea Michele, Gavin Creel (***)
Our Lady J Gospel for the Godless - Joes Pub (***)
Youth Pride Chorus - Get On Your Feet
NYCGMC - Together at Town Hall (***)
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Eug Events: November 2009 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Dec. 1st, 2009|12:54 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

*** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW **

At the request of my friends (who get a kick outta these updates) I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

November 1 - Court-Appointed Community Service with the Times Square Alliance
November 2 - GMC Rehearsal
November 3 - Election Day: Michael Bloomberg elected into 3rd term as NYC Mayor
November 3 - Dinner with Josh & Gary
*** Watched Wanda Sykes & Ellen DeGeneres HBO stand-up specials. If we also include Jane Lynch, how is it that lesbians own American comedy?! Love them ***
November 4 - NY Yankees win the World Series 7-3 against the Phillies
November 5 - The Oldsmobiles at The Flea
November 5 - Drinks at Aspen with Matt, Brendan & Josh
November 6 - The Freelance Whales concert at Pianos (The Invisible as opening band)
*** Essentially played their entire album, which I serendipitously fell in love with at the start of the week! Terrific show ***
November 6 - Drinks at Marie's Crisis with Ted, David & Wayne
November 7 - Age of Iron at CSC
November 7 - This at Playwrights Horizons
November 7 - Drinks at Vlada & Bamboo 52 with Josh, Matt & Brendan
*** Josh wore a rabbit on his head. Brendan asked: "What one word would you use to describe yourself? What one word would your parents use? Would your friends use?" Pretty sure 'bitch' popped in there somewhere ***
November 8 - Justin & Eston donate their Bed
November 8 - The Brother/Sister Plays: Part 2 at The Public Theatre
November 9 - Marriage Equality New York Rally in Union Square
November 9 - GMC Rehearsal
November 10 - GMC TAGD Auditions
November 11 - God of Carnage at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
November 12 - GMC BGS2 Production Meeting
November 12 - GMC Solo Workshops
November 13 - BRIAN IN-TOWN!!! with Matt, Brendan & Josh: Dinner at Craftbar
*** Brian ordered the rabbit, in-spite of Eug's feeble protest ***
November 13 - Our Lady J Gospel for the Godless at Joe's Pub
*** Eug to Justin Bond after the show: "I am so attracted to androgyny, I just wish I fit-in more." ***
November 13 - Drinks at Eastern Block
*** Somehow ended-up getting french fries at Pomme Frites at 4:00am ***
November 14 - GMC Retreat
November 14 - Brunch at Il Bastardo with Ted, Josh, Lamont & Brendan
November 14 - HAIR at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Brian
November 14 - David and Angelo's Birthday Party at Westside Tavern with everyone!
*** We LOVE the new Lady GaGa single "Telephone," featuring Beyonce while "Bad Romance" music-video is visual orgasm amazing ***
November 15 - Brunch at CookShop with Matt & Brian
*** Our waiter looked EXACTLY like Wayne Wilcox ***
November 15 - Shopping in SoHo with Matt, Brendan & Brian
November 15 - Justin's Birthday Dinner by the Cook Lamont with Eston, Josh, Keith, Kelsey & Dion
November 16 - GMC Rehearsal
November 17 - Burn The Floor at the Longacre Theatre with Josh
November 17 - Drinks/Dinner at V*YNL with Josh
November 18 - Spent the evening with Lamont, Josh, Justin & Mark
November 19 - Beaujoulais Nouveau Party at Matt's with Brendan, Josh, David, Tim, Rick & Ted
November 20 - Girl Crazy at Encores! City Center
November 20 - Drinks at D-Tox & Phoenix with Matt & Brendan
*** Magical Cookie Moment: Cute gay Momofuku Milk Bar worker slips us 3 free cookies after they closed because Matt pouted in the window ***
November 21 - Dinner at Agave with Matt & Brendan
November 21 - The Gayest Christmas Pageant Ever at Actor's Playhouse with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Eston, Justin & Lamont
November 21 - Drinks at Stonewall & The Mix with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Eston, Justin, Lamont, Jason & James
*** Eugene wanders into a completely empty Taco Bell dressed in his lavender hoody and promptly exits. Justin asks: "Who dat grape popsicle wanting a taco?" ***
November 22 - Photo-shoot with Matt & Brendan
November 23 - GMC Rehearsal
November 24 - Ordinary Days at the Laura Pels Blackbox Theatre
November 25 - Nightingale at MTC Stage I
November 25 - Drinks & Dancing at Nowhere Bar, Bar-tini & The Ritz with Josh
November 26 - THANKSGIVING DINNER! at Michael's (The Cook) with Josh, Lamont, Eston, Justin... and a 21-lb turkey named Greta.
November 27 - Spent the day with Kyle & Heather!
*** Visiting from Plymouth, NH where he is in grad-school, we walked around Bryant Park, Central Park, Lincoln Center, the Village and grabbed drinks and dinner. Was a nice escape for both of us, and Heather is a sweetie ***
November 27 - Spent the evening with Zelina / Dinner at the Coffee Shop (after narrowly escaping her raging roommate)
November 28 - Spent the day with Zelina around Brooklyn dealing with crazy shit
November 28 - Spent the evening drinking and chatting (until 5:00am!) with Lamont, Josh & Justin
November 30 - GMC Rehearsal
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Eug Events: October 2009 (Now with Color Commentary!) [Nov. 2nd, 2009|12:36 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

*** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW *** NEW **

At the request of my friends (who get a kick outta these updates) I have added COLOR COMMENTARY to certain events. Sort of fun reminders of what happened that evening (like the funny quotes, outfits and sightings).

October 2 - OUT Magazine & Stolichnaya Vodka Party at Greenhouse with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jeff
*** After correctly identifying the aroma of 4 kinds of vodka, Eug wins a blindfold... which Brendan proceeds to tie around Eug's neck as a poofy bow-tie (he wears for the rest of the night).
October 2 - Dinner at Chanpen Thai with Matt, Brendan & Josh
*** It's raining as we leave and we have no umbrellas. Huddled in the doorway, afraid to step outside, a waitresses asks: "If you don't mind, plastic bags?" And gives us each one to protect our hair. Thank goodness for the endless hospitality of small Asian women!
October 2 - Drinks for Out Astoria at The Mix with Josh, Justin, Lamont, Joey & others / Spent the night with Joey & John
October 3 - GMC Sampler-CD Recording at West Center Congregational Church in Bronxville
October 3 - Drinks at Cafe Bar
October 4 - Kiss of the Spider Woman at Frederick Loewe Theatre NYU
October 4 - Dinner at Winegasm
October 5 - GMC Rehearsal
October 5 - Drinks at Splash with Joey & Reynaldi
October 6 - Dinner at Republic with Josh
October 6 - The Paper Raincoat Concert at Joe's Pub with Josh
*** Chatted with Vienna Teng there also, and finally got some answers to some questions about her songs
October 6 - Drinks at B-Bar with Josh
October 7 - Finian's Rainbow Invited Dress Rehearsal at St.James Theatre with John, Joey & Reynaldi
October 7 - Drinks at The Irish Rogue with John, Joey & Reynaldi
October 8 - The Little House on the Prairie: The Musical at Paper Mill Playhouse with Reynaldi
*** I feel the wind in my kitchen / I feel the wind in my ribcage / I'm sick with wind sickness ***
October 8 - Drinks at Charlie Brown's with Reynaldi & Chris
October 9 - Brendan, Matt & Eug drive to WASHINGTON D.C. and stay with Brian
October 10 - HRC DINNER! Speakers and Performers include President Barack Obama, Lady Gaga, Gavin Creel, The Cast of Glee and special tribute to Ted Kennedy, Dennis & Judy Shepard
October 11 - NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH!
*** See previous journal entry for complete event details / We just couldn't believe were there! ***
October 12 - GMC Rehearsal
October 14 - Drinks at Vogue Event at Moschino / Dinner at Gansevoort 69 with Josh, Matt & Brendan
October 15 - GMC Auditions
October 15 - Drinks at Boots n Saddles with Matt, Josh, Lamont, Frank & Dylan
*** The Balloon Boy (Falcon Heeme) got his 15-minutes of fame / Total fucking scam! ***
October 16 - Club Purgatorio with Josh, Matt & Brendan
*** Not scary, not recommended, and we got so excited that one itty-bitty Asian twink boy was dancing on a box ***
October 16 - Drinks & Dancing at The Ritz with Josh, Matt & Brendan
October 17 - GMC In-Town Retreat
*** 20th Anniversary of Loma Prieta Earthquake ***
October 18 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
October 19 - GMC Rehearsal
October 20 - GMC Callbacks
October 21 - Gymboree UWS Staff Dinner at Carmine's with Stephanie, Trevor & Amanada
October 21 - Arrested/Jailed in 14th & 20th Precincts for 25.11 (Reselling Tickets)
October 22 - Community Court session, 6-hrs community service
*** Worst 17-hrs of my life ***
October 22 - Drinks with Lamont, Josh & Justin
*** Nothing like good friends and cheap wine to make your troubles disappear ***
October 23 - In The Next Room with Matt at the Lyceum Theatre
October 23 - Drinks & Dancing at Stonewall, The Hose, Urge & Detox with Josh, Brendan, Greg & Richard
October 24 - Love Child at New World Stages
October 24 - Drinks at Nowhere Bar with Josh & Brendan
October 24 - Dinner at Poco with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Wade
October 24 - Drinks at Eastern Bloc with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Wade
*** Two enormous shaggy white dogs come bounding onto the street and Eugene asks: "I wonder if they know they're big!" ***
October 25 - Moving Day for Zelina
October 26 - GMC Rehearsal
October 27 - The Understudy at the Laura Pels Theatre
October 28 - Pumpkin Carving with Lamont, Josh, Eston & Justin
October 29 - Halloween Costume Shopping / Drinks at VYNL with Josh
October 29 - Brighton Beach Memoirs with Ted at the Nederlander Theatre
October 30 - Halloween House Party in Chelsea
*** Eugene as a Boy-Toy Scout, Josh as a Little Leaguer (next night Disco Stick), Matt as a Bunny (next night Sailor), Brendan as a Cougar (next night T-Bone Steak). Ran into Jeff, Dooley and Mark. Brendan found a wreath. And Eugene got into a fight with Jose Cuervo... and lost. Black-out and icky ***
October 31 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Party at Club 57 with Matt, Brendan & Josh
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National Equality March! [Oct. 12th, 2009|01:33 am]
REPORT BACK FROM THE NATIONAL EQUALITY MARCH

Back home after a wonderful, monumental and unforgettable weekend of power, pride, love and urgency!

Friday October 9

Matt, Brendan and I drove from NYC to DC that evening. We stayed with Brian... an absolutely amazing and wonderful host whom we owe so much thanks! He showed us everywhere around his neighborhood (between Logan Circle and DuPont Circle) along U Street. We went to the gay bars and clubs. Had great meals. Such a wonderful beautiful place. I am completely romanced by D.C. and MUST go back to soak it all in. Just incredible.

That night we drank at Nellies (gay bar) and found Jeff, David and Dan. Then we went partying at Town (gay club) before hitting the hay.

Saturday October 10

Following brunch at Commissary we attended the HRC National Dinner (as volunteers, but really didnt do much at all!)

HRC President Joe Solmonese spoke to the crowd briefly before introducing President Obama. Gave a 20-minute speech that was very up-lifting and promising. Remember, this is the BEST ally we have EVER had in the White House. He admitted progress has been slow but not to doubt the direction we are going. He promised to sign the Hate Crimes Bill when it reaches his desk (very soon). Promised to end DADT. Put his full advocacy behind the Employee Non-discrimination Bill and honoring the legitimacy and equality of gay couples.

Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raCFfXfw9O0

Lady Gaga performed "Imagine" by John Lennon (with some melody and lyric changes). If ever you were on-the-fence being her fan, just let this be a way for you to fall in love with her and her talent.
Video here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-oGcio1OOfI

Lea Michele performed "On My Own" following an appearance by the cast of GLEE (Amber, Corey and Chris)

Gavin Creel performed with Robbie Roth an original song about a gay child telling their parents, which melded into "I Got Life"

Following a tribute to Ted Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy presented the award to Judy & Dennis Shepard. Ended the evening with not a dry eye in the house.

Brians friend Matt was also there, so after the Dinner we went to Town (because it was rumored Lady Gaga was going to be there... not true).

Sunday, October 11
Grabbed a bite at U Street Cafe, then went to an apartment to rally with a bigger group of guys (and some of Brians friends) before walking to...

National Equality March/Rally on Washington, D.C.
Such a huge crowd. Several celebrities in the crowd marching with us. So many people. So many signs. And an absolutely PERFECT day. The weather was just terrific and there were even 2 rainbows in the sky during the March!

It was my first time to D.C. and I was completely overwhelmed by its beauty. When we turned the corner and saw The Capitol in the distance, I couldnt believe it. It looked like a movie-set cut-out... Unreal. So pristine and picturesque. I was so moved.

Video here of ALL the speakers at the Rally:
http://www.youtube.com/user/inlookingout

We arrived at the lawn and found some fellow NYC Gay Mens Chorus members and friends, but didnt stay for much of the Rally. It was hot and we were very tired and hungry (and Saturdays events were the highlight of the trip for us).

Grabbed dinner at Level-One (bottomless mamosas) before driving home.

SUCH AN UNBELIEVABLE MOMENT IN HISTORY! So glad to have spent it with Matt, Brendan & Brian. We kept saying we couldnt believe we were there. Experiencing it. History. And we are the generation growing through it. THE DAY WILL COME WHEN WE ARE COMPLETELY EQUAL UNDER THE LAW!!!
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Eug Events: September 2009 [Sep. 30th, 2009|11:59 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

September 1 - Puppetry of the Penis at Bleecker Street Theatre
September 2 - The Ghosts of Provincetown at New World Stages
September 3 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina (Tea Lounge)
September 4 - Andrew & Zelina Rooftop Party!
September 5 - A Lifetime Burning at 59E59 with Kyle
September 5 - P.S.1 Warm Up with Josh & Brendan
September 5 - The Ritz with Josh & Richard
September 6 - Lunch at Waverly Restaurant with Josh / Drinks at La Riveria with Josh, Eston & Justin
September 6 - Drinks & Dancing at Greenhouse, Arrow & The Hose with Josh, Justin, Eston, Greg, Sean & Steven
September 7 - Labor Day BBQ at David's with Josh
September 8 - GMC Auditions
September 8 - Drinks at Gym Bar with David, Angelo, Charlie, Timorell, Vince & Frank
September 9 - GMC Handbook Editing
September 9 - Drip with Josh
September 10 - GMC MAST Meeting
September 10 - Bye Bye Birdie at Henry Miller Theatre with Josh
September 10 - Dinner & Drinks at V*YNL with Josh
September 11 - Cocktails at Saks Fifth with Leah
September 11 - Dinner at La Riveria / Drinks at XES with Leah & Josh
September 12 - Empire State Building, Financial District, Staten Island Ferry & Brooklyn Bridge with Leah & Desiree
September 12 - Dinner at Tio Pepe with Steven
September 12 - Drinks at The Ritz with Steven, Josh & Lamont
September 13 - Drinks at Asian with Joey, Austin, Jason & Derek
September 14 - GMC Rehearsal
September 15 - Big Brother 11 Finale (Jordan wins) with Eston & Josh
September 16 - In Style Magazine 15th Anniversary Party with Matt, Brendan & Josh at Moschino
September 16 - Dinner at Sea / Drinks at Gym Bar with Matt, Brendan & Josh
September 17 - Survivor: Samoa Premiere!
September 18 - After Miss Julie at American Airlines Theatre with Brendan
September 18 - Dinner at Agua Dulce with Brendan & Matt
September 19 - Keep Your Pantheon/School at Atlantic Theatre
September 20 - Killers and Other Family at the Rattlestick Theatre
September 20 - The Emmys with Lamont, Josh & Scott
September 21 - Jury Duty
September 21 - GMC Rehearsal
September 22 - Dinner at Delta Grill with Matt, Brendan & Josh
September 22 - Wishful Drinking at Studio 54 with Matt, Brendan & Josh
September 22 - Drinks at Therapy with Josh & Ben
September 24 - GMC Donor Appreciation Cocktail Event
September 25 - The Retributionists at Playwrights Horizons
September 25 - Drinks at The Mix with Joey, Josh, Lamont, Eston, Justin, Paul, Jason & Michael / Spent the evening at Lamont's
September 26 - Dial N for Negress at the Clurman Theatre
September 26 - Pre-gaming Drinks at Matt's / Tall Gay Agenda Drinks at Stonewall with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Michael & Keith / Drinks at Pieces
September 27 - 23rd Annual BC/EFA Broadway Flea Market at Roseland with John
September 27 - Dinner at Lamont's with Josh, Justin & Eston
September 28 - GMC Rehearsal
September 29 - Still Life at MCC Theatre
September 30 - GMC Rehearsal
September 30 - Drinks at The Mix with Josh & Lamont
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Eug Events: August 2009 [Aug. 31st, 2009|11:30 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into)what I've been up to. Love ya.

August 1 - Dinner at Mombar with Matt, Brendan & Josh
August 1 - Lamont's Birthday Party "Under the Big Top" with Josh, Matt, Brendan, Eston, Justin, Eric & Scott
August 4 - Sweet Storm at the Kirk Theatre
August 4 - Drinks at G-Lounge with Josh
August 7 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina (Rooftop)
August 8 - FIRE ISLAND! with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Joey, Jeff & Heather
August 9 - Dinner Party with Brendan, Matt & Josh
August 10 - Tanning in Central Park
August 10 - FringeNYC Volunteer Training
August 10 - Lavish Lounge with Paul, Jason, Bobby, Scott, Ray, Glenn, Russell, Ken, Michael and others
August 11 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
August 12 - Tanning on the Highline
August 13 - Dinner at The House of Brews with Matt & Brendan
August 13 - Matt's Birthday Drinks at Vlada
August 14 - Tanning in Central Park
August 14 - Drinks at Matt's / Angel's Share with Matt, Josh & Jen
August 14 - Dinner at Butter with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jen
August 14 - Drinks at Phoenix with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jen
August 15 - How Now Dow Jones (FringeNYC) at Minetta Lane Theatre
August 15 - Vote: The Musical (FringeNYC) at Minetta Lane Theatre
August 15 - PS1 Warm-Up Party with Josh & Brendan
August 15 - Paul & Jason's NYCGMC Fundraiser House-Party
August 15 - Spent the evening at Lamont's with Josh & Eston
August 16 - Tanning on Christopher Street Pier
August 16 - Hint: The Murder Mystery Musical (FringeNYC) at Minetta Lane Theatre
August 16 - Shopping with Josh & Brendan / Dinner at Coffee Shop
August 16 - America's Next Top Bottom (FringeNYC) at Actor's Playhouse
August 17 - Tanning in Central Park
August 17 - A Contemporary Look at a Successful Marriage c.1959 at The Cherry Lane Theatre with Josh
August 17 - Dinner/Drinks at Riviera with Josh / After-Party at Cafeteria
August 18 - Abraham Lincoln's Big Gay Dance Party at HERE Arts Center
August 19 - BOSTON / PROVINCETOWN! with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jeff
August 20 - Provincetown!
August 21 - Provincetown!
August 22 - Provincetown!
August 23 - Provincetown!
August 24 - Drinks at Pieces with Josh
August 24 - Citizen Ruth (FringeNYC) at Minetta Lane Theatre with Josh
August 24 - Musical Mondays with Josh, David, Vince, Stephen, Jim, Patrick, David, Jefferson, John & Joey at Splash
August 25 - Dolls (FringeNYC) at Manhattan Theatre Source
August 25 - Union Square with Matt (Howard Schatz photo-shoot)
August 26 - Far Out (FringeNYC) at Minetta Lane Theatre
August 26 - Drip with Josh & Joey
August 27 - Baby Wants Candy (FringeNYC) at Players Theatre
August 27 - Campus Thursday / Pool-Party at Splash with Richard, Dawnya & Peter
August 28 - Drinks at Sweet Aftin with Laura
August 29 - NYMF Broadway Sensation Audition
August 29 - Drinks with Matt and Jeff / Pre-gaming with Justin, Eston, Josh & Lamont
August 29 - Lavish with Justin, Joey, Josh, Paul, Jason, Bobby & Michael
August 30 - GMC Gig at Street Fair!
August 30 - Dinner at Blue Ginger with Josh & Matt
August 30 - Cerrara Sunglasses Rooftop Party / Drinks at G-Lounge with Josh & Matt
August 31 - BAPA Board Meeting
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Eug Events: July 2009 [Aug. 1st, 2009|02:09 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

July 1 - Stephanie J. Block Performance/CD-Signing at Barnes & Noble
July 2 - Times Square with Andrew, Zelina and Andrew's mom
July 2 - Drinks at PT212 with Matt, Brendan & Josh / Dinner at East of 8th / Pre-gaming and Barracuda
July 4 - FIRE ISLAND! with Matt, Josh & Albee / Invasion 2009 / Drinks with Dylan, Alan, Ted & Nelson / Beach / BBQ with Haq & Robert / High-Tea
July 5 - Toxic Avenger at New World Stages
July 5 - Thérèse Raquin at Atlantic Theatre
July 6 - For Lovers Only at New World Stages
July 6 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Joey, Vince, Jim, Paul, Bobby, Scott & David
July 7 - Drinks at Therapy, G-Lounge and Pieces with Josh
July 8 - Drip with Josh, Joey and Drexel
July 9 - GMC MAST Meeting
July 11 - Asbury Park with Joey & John / Funny Girl at Paramount Theatre
July 12 - Brunch at Eatery with Josh, Justin, Eston & Lamont / The Highline / Spent the evening at Lamont's
July 13 - BAPA Board Meeting
July 13 - Jeff's Birthday at Splash Musical Mondays
July 14 - HARRY POTTER and the Half-Blood Prince! (Midnight premiere) with Andrew & Zelina
July 15 - Blithe Spirit at the Shubert Theatre
July 18 - GMC Special Gig
July 19 - Astoria Park with Josh
July 21 - Dinner at Katz's Diner / Drinks at Max Fish & Lit Lounge with Jenz, Laura, Stephanie & Jason
July 22 - Cocktail Party at The Met with Josh, Matt & Brendan
July 22 - Dinner at Tao with Josh, Matt & Brendan
July 23 - The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre with Josh
July 24 - Trevor & Michael's Rooftop party with Josh & Brendan
July 24 - Drinks at Marie's Crisis with Matt & Greg
July 25 - The Norman Conquests: Living Together at Circle in the Square
July 26 - Christopher Street Pier / Union Square
July 26 - Dinner with Josh & Gary / Drinks with Josh, Eston & Justin
July 27 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Borat")
July 28 - Spent the evening with Lamont, Scott & Josh
July 29 - Drip with Josh, Joey & Jeff
July 30 - Drinks at Hudson Terrace with Takisha, Holly & Marija
July 30 - The Columbine Project at Actor's Temple Theatre
July 31 - Drinks at Therapy / Naked Boys Singing at New World Stages / Drinks at Amalia with Josh, Brendan & Matt
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Eug Events: June 2009 [Jul. 1st, 2009|11:38 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

June 1 - School of American Ballet Workshop 2009 Performance & Dinner with Carly
June 2 - The Story of My Life Performance & CD Signing at Barnes & Noble
June 2 - Stunning at the Duke at 42nd Street
June 3 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
June 4 - Drinks at Boots and Saddles with Vince & Greg
June 4 - Mary Stuart at the Broadhurst Theatre
June 5 - Drinks at Stonewall / Dinner at Riviera with Josh, Matt & Brendan
June 6 - Central Park / Dessert at Rocco's with Andrew & Zelina
June 7 - GMC Performance at Queens Pride
June 7 - Tony Awards! Party with Eston, Justin & Josh
June 8 - GMC Flag-Twirling Rehearsal
June 8 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Matt, Josh, Paul, Michael, Timorell, Kip, Gary, Greg, Richard & Wonder-Woman
June 9 - GMC Performances at Museum of the City of New York
June 10 - reasons to be pretty at the Lyceum Theatre
June 11 - Guys And Dolls at the Nederlander Theatre
June 12 - Bubble Battle NYC 2009 in Times Square with Josh & Gary
June 12 - Drinks at Therapy with Josh & Gary
June 12 - Drinks at Lavish with Josh, Justin, Eston, Gary, Joey, John & Ryan
June 13 - Brooklyn Pride March with NYCGMC
June 13 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
June 14 - Spent the day/evening with Andrew & Zelina
June 15 - GMC Rehearsal
June 17 - Chess In Concert Screening at Laurie Beechman Theatre with Vince, Stephen, Greg, David & Patrick
June 18 - Pride Kick-Off Party at Splash with Josh / Dinner at Vynl
June 18 - Drinks at G-Lounge with Josh & Brendan
June 19 - Twelfth Night Shakespeare in the Park with John
June 20 - The Tin Pan Alley Rag at the Laura Pels Theatre
June 21 - Marie's Crisis with Matt (and his folks)
June 21 - Folsom East with Josh & Gary
June 21 - Broadway Bares 19.0 Click It!
June 22 - GMC Rehearsal
June 23 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina (NYCGMC on 'Americas Got Talent'!)
June 24 - GMC Performance at Cathedral of St. John the Divine
June 26 - Dinner at DBGB with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Kaveh / Drinks at Urge
June 26 - Men at Midnight Spirit Cruises with Brendan, Matt, Josh & Kaveh
June 27 - Pier Dance Volunteer Training
June 27 - The High Line / Union Square
June 27 - Spent the evening with Josh, Justin, Eston & Lamont
June 28 - PRIDE MARCH!!!
June 28 - Dance 23 at Pier 54 (Bartending)
June 28 - Drinks & Dancing at Greenhouse with Josh, Matt & Brendan
June 29 - Spent the evening with Andre
w, Zelina & Andrew's Mom
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Eug Events: May 2009 [May. 31st, 2009|09:12 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

May 1 - 33 Variations at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre
May 1 - Drinks with Joey at Bamboo 52 and 9th Avenue Saloon
May 2 - Why Torture is Wrong and the People Who Love Them at the Public Theatre
May 2 - Suddenly Last Summer at Abingdon Theatre Complex
May 2 - Pre-gaming at Matt's, Drinks at Nowhere Bar and The Hose
May 4 - GMC Rehearsal
May 5 - Dinner at VYN*L with Garth
May 5 - Adele in Concert at Roseland with Garth
May 6 - Drinks at Nowhere Bar / Le Raunche at The Hose with Matt, Josh & Brendan
May 7 - Goldilocks NYCGMC Fundraiser Event at Gym Bar
May 7 - Dinner at Dish with Matt, Brendan & Michael
May 8 - Irena's Vow at Walter Kerr Theatre with Brendan
May 8 - Dinner and Drinks at Film Center Cafe with Brendan, Matt & Daryck
May 9 - David's BBQ with Josh, Justin, Eston & Brendan
May 9 - St. Vincent's Hospital during "Josh Incident"
May 9 - Alan's 54 Birthday at Stonewall / Splash / Marie's Crisis
May 10 - Spent the day/evening with Andrew & Zelina
May 11 - GMC Rehearsal
May 12 - Waiting for Godot at Studio 54
May 13 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("America's Next Top Model" and "American Idol")
May 14 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and "The Office")
May 15 - Youth Pride Chorus presents Lullabies and Wake-Up Calls at Cherry Lane Theatre with Matt, Josh, Brendan and other GMC members
May 15 - Drinks at Caliente Cab with Matt, Brendan & Josh / Amalia with Matt, Josh, Brendan, Jimmy T and Jimmy B
May 16 - Wall to Wall Broadway at Symphony Space
May 17 - AIDS Walk New York 2009 with GMC Team
May 17 - Brunch at Cafe Loup with the GMC Team
May 17 - Marriage Equality Rally
May 17 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" Finale)
May 18 - Sick-Day / GMC Rehearsal
May 20 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina (Kris Allen wins "American Idol" 2009)
May 21 - The Dishwashers at 59E59 Theatres
May 21 - Joey's Birthday Drinks at Bamboo 52 also with John, David & Drexel
May 22 - Drinks at Cafe Bar & Lavish with Josh, Jimmy & Richard
May 23 - Asbury Park, New Jersey Shore with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jeff
Hotel Tides Check-In / Beach / Dinner at Mattison Park / Drinks & Party at Empress Hotel's Paradise
May 24 - Asbury Park, New Jersey Shore with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jeff
Breakfast / Beach / Lunch at Tim McLoone's / Boardwalk Shopping / Dinner at Longosta Lounge / Drinks at Watermark / Drinks & Party at Paradise
May 25 - Asbury Park, New Jersey Shore with Matt, Brendan, Josh & Jeff
Breakfast / Pool at Empress Hotel / Lunch at Stella Marina / Beach
May 26 - Prop 8 Upheld by CA Supreme Court
May 26 - Marriage Equality Protest Rally in NYC Village & Union Square with David, Scott and others
May 26 - Radio City Music Hall Speaker Series: Charlie Rose with Karl Rove and James Carville with Joey
May 27 - GMC Gig at Bronx Pride Gala in New York Botanical Gardens
May 28 - MAST Meeting
May 29 - Drinks at Stonewall, Marie's Crisis and Gym Bar
May 30 - Rosebud Party 2009!
May 30 - Drinks at Marie's Crisis / Dinner at Rocking Horse Cafe with Matt, Brendan, Wade & Jeff
May 31 - Christopher Street Pier with Jeff, Josh, Matt & Brendan
May 31 - Western Queens/Astoria Marriage Equality New York Rally at Athens Park
May 31 - Dinner at Balu with Josh & Albee
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Eug Events: April 2009 [May. 1st, 2009|01:39 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

April 1 - Ruined at MTC Stage I with Michael
April 2 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor")
April 3 - Iowa legalizes same-sex marriage!
April 3 - Drinks at Coffee Shop Bar & Dinner at Sushi Choshi with Carly
April 3 - Drinks at Albatross with Paul, Jason, Michael, Scott, Bobby, Will, Lamont, Eston, Justin & Josh
April 4 - Road-trip! with Matt, Brendan & Josh to Mark & Timorell's Cabin in the Poconos, Cocktail Party
April 5 - Prospect Park photo-shoot with Andrew, Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina
April 6 - GMC Rehearsal
April 7 - Norman Conquests: Round and Round the Garden at Circle in the Square
April 8 - Norman Conquests: Table Manners at Circle in the Square
April 9 - Interview with Saidah Arrika Ekulona and Russell G. Jones of Ruined
April 9 - GMC Auditions
April 9 - Drinks at Stonewall, The Park and Pieces with Michael, Ty & Chris
April 10 - Vienna Teng Concert at Le Poisson Rouge
April 10 - Splash with Eric O, Eric S, Garth, Tim, David, Josh, Lamont & Justin
April 11 - Eugene's 24th Birthday Dinner at Maracas with Andrew, Zelina, Matt, Brendan, Josh, Jimmy, Greg, Wade, David & David
April 11 - Eugene's 24th Birthday Drinks at Julius with Everyone!
April 12 - Spent the Easter afternoon with Andrew & Zelina, Lunch at Teddy's
April 13 - GMC Gig at "Broadway for a New America" at Symphony Space
April 13 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Jeff, Matt, David, Greg, Bobby, Patrick, Paul, Jason & Greg
April 14 - GMC MAST Meeting
April 15- Dinner at VYN*L with Josh
April 15 - Everyday Rapture at Second Stage Theatre with Josh
April 17 - Exit The King at the Barrymore Theatre
April 18 - Central Park with Josh
April 18 - Dinner & Drinks at Mercury Bar with Josh & Jason
April 18 - "Grey Gardens" on HBO with Jeff, Jason, Jimmy, Scott & Tyler
April 18 - Drinks at Posh with Jason, Joey, Josh & Jimmy
April 20 - GMC Rehearsal
April 21 - GMC Music Team Meeting
April 22 - TheMenEvent Bachelor Auction, Matt for NYCGMC raises $600
April 22 - Dinner at Film Center Cafe with Matt & Brendan
April 23 - Spent the night with Andrew ("Survivor" and "The Office")
April 24 - Pre-gaming at Matt's / Dinner at Silom Thai with Matt, Brendan, Daryck, Josh & Jimmy
April 24 - Drinks at G Lounge and Barracuda with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Jimmy, Daryck and Christian
April 25 - Spent afternoon with Andrew / Work-out at Crunch and Lunch at Dao Palate
April 25 - Drinks at Eston's apartment with Justin, Lamont, Josh, Jimmy, Brendan, Matt & Christian
April 25 - Dinner at Athens Cafe with Matt, Brendan & Christian
April 26 - Jones Beach Trip with Josh, Brendan, Lamont, Justin, Eston & Jimmy
April 27 - GMC Rehearsal
April 29 - Dinner at Room Service with Carly
April 29 - 9 to 5 at Marquis Theatre with Carly
April 30 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and "The Office")
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Eug Events: March 2009 [Mar. 31st, 2009|10:32 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

March 2 - Snow Day!
March 2 - GMC Rehearsal
March 3 - Habeus Corpus at Under St. Mark's Place with Kim & Laureen
March 3 - Dinner at Dallas BBQ and Drinks at Continental with Kim & Laureen
March 4 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 5 - Garden of Earthly Delights at Minetta Lane Theatre with Laureen & Kim
March 5 - The Hefner Monologues at the Red Room with Laureen
March 6 - The American Plan at the Friedman Theatre with Laureen
March 6 - The Hot Box at The Slipper Room with Laureen
March 7 - Interview with Mercedes Ruehl of The American Plan
March 8 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
March 9 - GMC Rehearsal
March 10 - The Marvelous Wonderettes at Westside Theatre with Josh
March 11 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 12 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and "The Office")
March 13 - Distracted at the Laura Pels Theatre
March 14 - GMC Retreat
March 14 - Drinks at Matt's, Dinner at Benny's Burritos, New Member Party at Boots-n-Saddles
March 15 - GMC Gig at Museum of the City of New York
March 15 - The Unseen at Cherry Lane Theatre
March 16 - GMC Rehearsal
March 17 - GMC Rehearsal
March 18 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
March 18 - Tall Gay Agenda Drinks at Nowhere Bar with Josh, Jeremy, Keith & Michael
March 19 - GMC Event
March 19 - Drinks at XES with GMC Boys
March 20 - Joe Turner Has Come and Gone at Belasco Theatre
March 21 - GLBT Expo
March 21 - Dinner at Markt with Carly
March 21 - Christian's Breakfast at Tiffany's Party with GMC Boys & Carly
March 22 - Brunch at Intermezzo with Matt, Brendan & Francesco
March 22 - GLBT Expo
March 23 - GMC Rehearsal
March 24 - H&M and Whole Foods shopping
March 24 - That Pretty Pretty (or The Rape Play) at the Rattlestick Theatre
March 25 - GMC Dress Rehearsal
March 26 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina
March 27 - THE BIG GAY SING!
March 27 - After Party at Splash & The Monster
March 28 - Richard moves-in
March 28 - Greg's Birthday Get-Together
March 28 - Paul/Jimmy/Greg/Michael Birthday Party at Stonewall & Marie's
March 29 - Finian's Rainbow at City Center
March 30 - Musical Mondays at Splash with Chorus Boys
March 31 - Anderson Cooper Interview Arianna Huffington, Mike Huckabee and D.L. Hughley at Radio City Music Hall "Speaker Series" with Joey
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Eug Events: February 2009 [Mar. 1st, 2009|01:11 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

February 1 - Superbowl XLIII (Steelers 27 - Cardinals 23) Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
February 2 - GMC Rehearsal
February 3 - Dinner at John's Pizzeria with Josh
February 3 - The Story of My Life at the Booth Theatre with Josh & Michael
February 5 - GMC Big Gay Sing Callbacks
February 6 - Equus at the Broadhurst Theatre
February 7 - Dinner at Shilla with Jimmy B, Matt, Brendan, Josh, Wade & Jimmy T.
February 7 - Drinks at Therapy for Jimmy B's Birthday with Everyone
February 9 - GMC Rehearsal
February 12 - GMC Big Gay Sing Callbacks
February 14 - In The Heights at Richard Rodgers Theatre
February 14 - Dinner and Drinks at Marfa with Matt, Brendan, Kava & Josh
February 15 - Spent the afternoon/evening with Andrew & Zelina ("The Dark Knight")
February 16 - GMC Rehearsal (Shoshana Bean!)
February 17 - Taxes with Tom
February 17 - Krapp, 39 at SoHo Playhouse
February 18 - Kasper Hauser at The Flea
February 18 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 19 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina
February 20 - Speed The Plow at Barrymore Theatre
February 20 - Lavish Lounge with Josh
February 21 - GMC Retreat
February 21 - Drinks pregaming at Paul & Jason's, The Castle and Lavish with Josh, Eston, Justin, Lamont & Jimmy T.
February 22 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina (81st Annual Academy Awards, MILK wins Best Screenplay Dustin Lance Black and Best Actor Sean Penn)
February 23 - Defying Inequality Benefit Concert, NYCGMC performs "House of Love" with Shoshana Bean at Gershwin Theatre
February 23 - Defying Inequality VIP After-Party at Touch
February 24 - Laugh Out Loud NYCGMC Benefit Auction at West Side Loft
February 24 - Drinks at Julius with Josh, Eric O, Eric S, Jimmy, Eddie, Garth, Jason, Rich, Chris & Peter
February 26 - GMC Big Gay Sing Soloist Rehearsal
February 26 - Northeast Kingdom with Laureen & Alex
February 27 - Cafe 71 with Jimmy B.
February 27 - London Philharmonic Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall with Jimmy B.
February 28 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
February 28 - Dinner and Drinks at Tir na Nog with Josh
February 28 - Slumdog Millionaire with Laureen, Zelina & Andrew
February 28 - Drinks at Fat Cat with Laureen
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Theatre Survey [Feb. 8th, 2009|06:32 pm]
An entertaining little survey about entertainment...

LAST SHOW ADDED TO YOUR RESUME:
Celebrate Me Home: NYCGMC Holiday Spectacular at Carnegie Hall

LAST SHOW YOU AUDITIONED FOR:
The Big Gay Sing

DID YOU GET IT:
*crossing fingers* But will be happy for anyone who gets in. We've got such a bombastically talented pool of singers.

LAST SONG YOU USED AT AN AUDITION:
"Walking In Space" from HAIR

FAVORITE MUSICAL(s):
Sweeney Todd, Grand Hotel, Titanic, Sunday in the Park with George, Hair, Spring Awakening, Kiss of the Spider Woman, [title of show], A Chorus Line, The Light in the Piazza, Wicked, Jersey Boys, Jesus Chris Superstar, Rent, A Little Night Music, Altar Boyz, Little Shop of Horrors,

FAVORITE PLAY(s):
Doubt, The Crucible, The Tempest, Speech and Debate, Take Me Out, Oedipus Rex, Dead Man's Cellphone, From Up Here, Fuerzabruta, All My Sons, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Zoo Story Torch Song Trilogy, The 39 Steps, Boeing Boeing, Arsenic and Old Lace, The Homecoming,

FAVORITE ROLE YOU'VE PLAYED, AND FROM WHAT SHOW?
Albert Peterson of Bye Bye Birdie

FAVORITE ROLE OVERALL THAT I WOULD LOVE TO PLAY:
Molina from Spider Woman

SUPERSTITION:
Good Luck vs Break a Leg vs Merde, Ghost-lights, The Scottish Play and Whistling

YOUR GOAL IN SHOW BUSINESS:
Happiness from accomplishment through teamwork

FAVORITE DIRECTOR YOU HAVE EVER WORKED WITH:
Barbara Damashek and Charlie Beale

WHAT WAS YOUR VERY FIRST SHOW?
Oedipus Rex (I'm a heavy-hitter!)

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A DANCE SOLO?
No

HAVE YOU EVER HAD A SINGING SOLO?
Yes

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN THE LAST PERSON TO TAKE A BOW?
Yes

HAVE YOU BEEN TO NEW YORK?
Live there

HAVE YOU BEEN TO LA?
Yes, once was enough

WHAT'S THE SCARIEST PART OF AN AUDITION?
The waiting

WHAT'S THE BEST PART OF AN AUDITION?
When it's over

NAME A SHOW YOU WOULD NEVER DO AGAIN:
Take the A Train (bad venue)

NAME A SHOW YOU COULD DO FOR YEARS:
Urinetown (in the Tiny Tom/Doctor Billeaux track!)

WHAT ARE YOU AUDITIONING FOR NEXT?
One show at a time

WHAT PLAY ARE YOU JUST ACHING TO DO?
Arsenic and Old Lace (again)

DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH PAST CAST MEMBERS?
Almost always

ON A SCALE OF 1-10, HOW IMPORTANT IS GETTING PAID?
2

SOMETHING EMBARRASSING OR UNEXPECTED THAT HAPPENED TO YOU WHILE ON-STAGE?
When Kyle Swany (Conrad in Birdie opened a shaken can of Sprite (simulated beer) and it sprayed in a perfect arch across the stage, slowly dying and hissing like a fountain. Or, how Thisbe never died "correctly" (in spite of endless rehearsal), so Andrew (Pyramus in Midsummer) improvised the penultimate scene differently (and uproariously) every night.

EVER BEEN NAKED ONSTAGE?
Ooo! Let that be my next aspiration!

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN KILLED?
Well, it was through modern-dance (I was a victim of the bubonic plague)

BEEN DRUNK?
No

PLAYED SOMEONE HALF YOUR AGE?
Yes (Icarus in Orpheus)

PLAYED SOMEONE TWICE YOUR AGE?
Yes (Albert Peterson)

PLAYED A VILLAIN?
Yes (Reverend Samuel Parris)

PLAYED A GAY CHARACTER?
If yes, then by choice

CRIED?
Yes, in Floyd Collins

FIRED A GUN?
No

BEEN DRENCHED?
No

BEEN IN A DREAM SEQUENCE?
Yes, during Floyd's death (that was freakin' sad!)

BEEN KISSED?
Yes, in Birdie and Arsenic

EVER PERFORMED UNDER ANOTHER NAME?
No

EVER PERFORMED WITH A FAMILY MEMBER?
No

EVER WRITTEN A PLAY?
Yes (Rush in Play Writing class at SFSU)

EVER SERVED ON A CREW?
No

WHAT WAS THE FIRST PLAY YOU EVER SAW, WHERE, AND AT WHAT AGE?
The first one I can remember was Pinocchio, a field-trip with my kindergarten class

WHAT PLAY HAS HAD THE GREATEST IMPACT ON YOU?
Sunday in the Park with George 2008 Revival
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Eug Events: January 2009 [Feb. 1st, 2009|02:49 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

January 1 - New Years Day with Mom, Dad, Denise & Brian
January 2 - Visit with Aunt Cynthia, Izale & Jenni
January 2 - Dinner at Cheesecake Factory with Jenni and her parents
January 2 - Birthday Drinks and & Games with Topher, Rachel, Aaron, Nicole, Adam & Jenni
January 3 - Visit with Sara and her new baby Damian, plus Kuhas & Donowhos
January 3 - Game Night at Amanda's with Joey, Austin, Kat, Joey, Shakti, Jason, Derrick, Lindsay, Charlie, Alex etc
January 3 - Drinks at The Lookout with Topher, Rachel & Caitlin
January 4 - Redwood Hike at Wunderlich Park with Mom & Dad
January 5 - Doubt with Mom & Denise
January 5 - SFO to JFK! Goodbye San Francisco! I love you all and see you soon!
January 6 - Hedda Gabler at American Airlines Theatre with John
January 9 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina
January 10 - No Pants Subway Ride 2009 by Improv Everywhere with Eston
January 10 - Dinner at Johnny Utah's with Michael, Eston, Justin, Ben & Josh
January 10 - Drinks for Michael, Eric & Eric's Birthdays at Stonewall
January 12 - GMC rehearsal
January 13 - GMC MasterCard rehearsal
January 14 - GMC MasterCard Worldwide Corporate Gig
January 15 - US Airways Flight 1589 safely crash-lands in Hudson River; all 151 passengers survive
January 16 - Dad's 55th Birthday
January 16 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina (Bathroom Ceiling Leak and "Lost")
January 17 - Dad & Mom's 28th Anniversary
January 17 - Zelina's 24th Birthday
January 17 - NYCGMC 1st Anniversary (for Eug, Matt, Josh, Eston, Wade)
January 17 - GMC Day-Retreat at NJPAC
January 17 - Drinks/Snacks at Aaron's Apartment with Josh, Brendan, Matt, Jason & Stephen
January 17 - Drinks/Dinner at Teo Pepe with Josh, Matt, Brendan & Jason
January 17 - Big Apple Ranch Dancing & GMC Gig
January 17 - Rick & Peter's Karaoke Party at IBop with Everyone
January 18 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
January 19 - GMC Rehearsal
January 20 - Presidential Inauguration of Barack Obama!
January 21 - GMC "Big Gay Sing" Dance Auditions
January 21 - Dinner & Drinks at Tir Na Nog with Josh & Michael
January 22 - Dinner & Drinks at Wondee Siam II with Carly
January 22 - Ken Lavigne with NY Pops at Carnegie Hall with Carly
January 23 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina (Buzz!)
January 24 - Miami City Ballet at NY City Center
January 24 - Matt's "Tyra Banks" Episode Viewing Party at Stonewall
January 24 - Benny's Burritos, Ty's and Vlada with Matt, Brendan, Josh, Jimmy, Chris, John, Joey & David
January 25 - Denise's 27th Birthday
January 25 - Sleepwalk With Me at Bleecker Street Theatre
January 26 - Dinner at Dallas BBQ with Josh
January 26 - Drinks at Stonewall with Josh, Michael, Ben & Eston
January 26 - GMC Rehearsal
January 27 - GMC Music Team Meeting
January 28 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
January 29 - Signed new lease
January 29 - GMC Solo Auditions
January 30 - Duncan Sheik at Barnes & Noble
January 30 - Blanche Survives Katrina at SoHo Playhouse
January 31 - Carly's Birthday Dinner at Jadis
January 31 - Drinks & Dancing at Izzy's & The Darkroom with Carly, Nora & Erica
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US Airways Flight 1549 Safely Crash-Lands in Hudson River [Jan. 15th, 2009|10:32 pm]

Photo: Janis Krums/Associated Press

NYTIMES: All 155 Escape Jet’s Plunge Into Hudson

A US Airways jetliner with 155 people aboard lost power in both engines, possibly from striking birds, after taking off from La Guardia Airport on Thursday afternoon. The pilot ditched in the icy Hudson River and all on board were rescued by a flotilla of converging ferries and emergency boats, the authorities said.

What might have been a catastrophe in New York — one that evoked the feel if not the scale of the Sept. 11 attack — was averted by a pilot’s quick thinking and deft maneuvers, and by the nearness of rescue boats, a combination that witnesses and officials called miraculous... (read more at link above)

* * * * * * * *

THIS WAS JUST REMARKABLE TO WITNESS UNFOLD! (I was watching on TV) It's amazing that in such a terrible and frightening situation, everything "went right." Perfect water-landing. Quick thinking by the pilot. All passengers get out onto the wings. And the ferry-boats were first-responders. Circle Line, Port Authority, NYPD, FDNY and helicopters scooped up the 155 people and sent them to shore.

Wow... What's also insane is that the airplane was floating downstream with the tide, so it was a moving disaster scene! Boats were able to dock the plane along Battery Park. Such a freak accident with a miraculous ending...
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No Pants Subway Ride 2009 [Jan. 11th, 2009|05:56 pm]
Eugene and his friend Eston participated in the 8th Annual No Pants Subway Ride on Saturday January 10, 2009.

COMPLETE INFORMATION:
http://improveverywhere.com/2009/01/10/no-pants-2k9-nyc-reports/


The crowd gathers in Foley Square for instructions
Photo by Brian Fountain

Over 1200 participants started at Foley Square, where we were given instructions on how to perform, which train to board and what specific station to remove our pants. Eston and I started at Brooklyn Bridge station with our pants ON but once we reached Union Square on the uptown 6-train, we dropped trou (as if it was normal) and rode 20 more stops.

LISTEN: WNYC Public Radio story
http://www.wnyc.org/news/articles/120758
(we were among the 125th Street platform, dancing and chanting "Drop Your Pants!" with the other 500 people)


Improv Everywhere participant playing it cool
Photo by Katie Sokoler

People had the BEST facial expressions and asked us questions:
"What's going on?"
"What do you mean?"
"Your pants..."
"Oh, they were just so itchy, had to take them off!"
"Then that means everyone else on this train had itchy pants too?"
"Yeah, we all use the same laundromat."

You just stay-in-character as if nothing is wrong... Even as more and more and MORE people get onto the train in their underwear. A lot of hilarious reactions.

Favorite Quote of the Day:
"Mommy, I don't wanna be on this train anymore!"

ONLY IN NEW YORK, PEOPLE!
(...actually, this was a world-wide event, with lots of US cities participating)

FACEBOOK PHOTOS HERE:
http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2124919&l=aa7f9&id=11713912

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Eug Events: December 2008 [Jan. 1st, 2009|04:47 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

December 1 - GMC Rehearsal
December 2 - Shopping with Andrew & Zelina
December 2 - GMC MAST Meeting
December 3 - Haircut, Shopping
December 3 - GMC Rehearsal w/Band
December 3 - Drinks at Suite with Josh, David, Scott & Jimmy
December 4 - GMC Make-Up Rehearsal
December 5 - WINTER RETREAT!
December 6 - WINTER RETREAT!
December 7 - WINTER RETREAT!
December 9 - Celebrate Me Home NYCGMC Holiday Spectacular at Carnegie Hall
December 9 - After-Party at Lips
December 11 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and "The Office")
December 12 - All My Sons at Schoenfeld Theatre
December 12 - Came-out to Nana
December 13 - Paul & Jason's Christmas Party
December 14 - Saturn Returns at Mitzi Newhouse Theatre
December 14 - "Survivor: Gabon" Series Finale with Andrew & Zelina
December 15 - Musical Mondays at Splash with NYCGMC, Joey, Reynaldi
December 15 - Neptune Diner with Josh & Matty
December 16 - Caroling in The Village with NYCGMC
December 16 - Pieces with Josh & Jimmy
December 16 - Hollywood Diner with Josh
December 17 - Caroling in Chelsea with NYCGMC
December 18 - La Boheme at the Metropolitan Opera House with Jimmy B.
December 19 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina
December 20 - What's That Smell at New World Stages
December 20 - Marie's Crisis with Matt, Aaron, Jeremy & Wade
December 21 - Road Show at The Public Theatre
December 21 - Gift-wrapping at Barnes & Noble with Ben, Jimmy, Glenn & Chip
December 22 - Shopping, Packing
December 22 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina, New Kitten Simon!
December 23 - JFK to SFO! Family! Love!
December 25 - MERRY CHRISTMAS! with Mom, Dad, Denise, Brian & Nana
December 26 - Pacific Grove and Monterey with Mom, Dad & Jenni
December 27 - Visit The Brauns
December 28 - San Francisco Visit / Union Square, Hyatt Snow Village with Laureen
December 28 - Dinner at 2223 Market with Laureen
December 29 - Lunch at Osha Thai with Joey & Kat
December 29 - Milk with Jenni
December 29 - Dinner at Tommy's with Jenni
December 29 - Drinks at Trader Sam's and Buckshot with Jenni, Riah & Richard
December 30 - Visit Denise & Ginger / Dinner with Mom, Dad, Denise & Nana
December 31 - New Year's Eve with Jenni, Rae, Amanda, Joey, Kat, Shakti, Maura, Austin, Brigitte, Nic, Topher, Sarah, Andrew & Julia.

HAPPY 2009!!!
PEACE AND LOVE
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The Year 2008 in Review [Dec. 13th, 2008|04:32 pm]
Often when someone asks me what I plan to be doing in 1-month (or even 1-week) I tell them the same thing... A lot can happen until then. Looking back at the Year of 2008 is a total mind-fuck. I have grown and flourished by leaps-and-bounds in the past 365 days and I owe it all (or at least a very large part) to two elements: The Chorus and Phone-calls to my Mother.

That said...

WELCOME TO THE 2008 AWARDS!

1) DRINKING BUDDY OF THE YEAR?
Mondays at The Monster: Josh, Brendan, Paul, Matt, Wade, Jimmy (embarrassments included), Chris, the other Jimmy, Charlie... and the rest.

2) LIFETIME SERVICE AWARD
Andrew and Zelina... with whom I have spent more nights since moving-out of their apartment as I did when I actually lived with them! Thanks for being so reliable and the perfect antidote for a tough day.

3) NEWCOMER AWARD
The NYCGMC Class of 2008

4) HIGH POINT OF THE YEAR?
Blanket answer: Every NYCGMC concert and gig. Specific: Carnegie Hall

5) LOW POINT OF THE YEAR?
Every day before March 10, and the Week of October 13

6) BEST HOLIDAY?
My 23rd Birthday, spent reveling and recapturing the love and life in San Francisco
Runner-Up: Halloween

7) YOUR SONG FOR 2008:
Ties: Wind It Up, Beautiful Child, Bright Lights/Big City

8) MOVIE FOR 2008?
Wall-E

9) BEST KISS?
Seeing as I haven't had a committed relationship nor any exciting tales of whimsy, I suppose the "best kiss" also qualifies as the most "fun kiss"... during the famous Fire Island Ferry incident.

10)YOUR BIGGEST CRUSH?
I think I've made it pretty clear in the past 4-weeks

11) WHO DID YOU SPEND VALENTINES WITH?
Matthew Ferretti, attending the NYU production of Floyd Collins and then Don't Quit Your Night Job at The Zipper

12) WHAT WERE YOU FOR HALLOWEEN?
A Gay Pirate looking for Booty

13) RESTAURANT OF THE YEAR?
Loyalty: Maoz, Sushi Tatsu & Chevella's
Quality & Style: Vynl, Eatery, Virgil's BBQ

14) BOOK OF THE YEAR?
"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy

15) BEST DECISION MADE THIS YEAR?
Resigning from BWW

16) MOST STUPID IDEA WHEN DRUNK?
...am I pushing my luck if I say nothing?

17) TV SHOW OF THE YEAR?
The Olympics
Runners-Up: Survivor (Fans v Favs) and The Office

18) MOST LOYAL FRIEND OF 2008?
The NYCGMC, Andrew & Zelina, Reynaldi

19) BIGGEST CHANGE OF THE YEAR?
Joining NYCGMC

20) WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR NEXT YEAR?
Have a boyfriend, Visit another country (I failed to do this in 2008), Go back to school
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Eug Events: November 2008 [Dec. 1st, 2008|03:00 pm]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

November 1 - GMC Solo Callbacks ("Sleigh Ride")
November 1 - Dinner at El Centro with Carly
November 1 - Janet Jackson Concert at Madison Square Garden with Carly
November 2 - Chelsea Piers, Village with Andrew
November 3 - Interview with Brad Fleischer of Streamers
November 3 - GMC Rehearsal
November 4 - Barack Obama elected 44th President of the United States of America!
November 5 - Cirque du Soleil Wintuk at Madison Square Garden with Andrew & Zelina
November 6 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina (Survivor, The Office)
November 7 - Drinks at Paul & Jason's Apartment, Albatross with Josh, Jimmy, Ray, Chris, Matty, Michael & Chap
November 8 - GMC In-Town Retreat
November 8 - A Tale of Two Cities at Al Hirschfeld Theatre
November 9 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
November 9 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
November 10 - GMC Rehearsal
November 11 - GMC MAST Meeting
November 12 - Proposition 8 NYC Protest at Lincoln Center & Columbus Circle with Reynaldi, Michael B, Michael D, Jeffrey, Matt, Aaron, Brendan, Paul & 1000s more
November 13 - Dinner at La Esquina with Carly
November 13 - New Museum of Art with Carly
November 14 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
November 15 - HX Gay Life Expo
November 15 - Pal Joey at Studio 54 with Jim
November 15 - Angelo & David's Birthday at Julius
November 16 - HX Gay Life Expo
November 16 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina
November 17 - GMC Rehearsal
November 18 - Spent the night with Andrew & Zelina (LittleBigPlanet)
November 19 - On The Town at City Center Encores!
November 20 - Spent the evening with Andrew & Zelina (Survivor, The Office)
November 21 - Sessions at Algonquin Theatre
November 22 - Dust at Westside Theatre Downstairs
November 22 - Pizza/Salad at Abitino's with Reynaldi
November 22 - American Buffalo at Belasco Theatre
November 23 - Fuerzabruta at Daryl Roth Theatre with Andrew & Zelina
November 24 - No Talent Show Rehearsal
November 24 - GMC Rehearsal
November 25 - GMC Dance Rehearsal
November 26 - Dinner at Yum Yum Thai 3 with Reynaldi
November 26 - Rock of Ages at New World Stages with Reynaldi
November 27 - Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with Andrew, Zelina, Annabelle & Reynaldi at Times Square
November 27 - Thanksgiving Dinner with Josh & Andrew at Michael's
November 28 - Afternoon with Andrew, Zelina & Annabelle
November 29 - GMC Gig & Gift-Wrapping at Barnes & Noble
November 29 - High School Musical at Paper Mill Playhouse with Reynaldi
November 29 - Drinks at Martini's with Reynaldi
November 30 - The Language of Trees at Laura Pels Blackbox Theatre
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Eugene is Now a 2nd-Class Citizen [Nov. 7th, 2008|06:54 pm]
FACT: Proposition 8 (California Gay Marriage Ban) passed by 52.2% after the November 4, 2008 election; subsequently eliminating the right to marry from committed and loving homosexual couples. A right that had previously been instated by the California Supreme Court in May 2008.

FACT: Under this new Proposition, Eugene Lovendusky and thousands of other gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender citizens of California are... by law... now 2nd-Class Citizens.

This is not melodrama. This is fact.

I AM NOW A 2ND-CLASS CITIZEN UNDER CALIFORNIA LAW.

And this is why...

Defeating Proposition 8 was not just an issue of saying "I Do!" This was about eliminating basic and fundamental rights from a prominent minority group; and thereby writing bigotry and discrimination into a state constitution. This was about singling-out citizens and treating them differently under the law. This was about equality.

FACT: A marriage license is issued by a County Clerk. To obtain a marriage license prior to the passage of Proposition 8, two consenting loving adults simply signed a piece of paper and paid a fee.

Via the passage of Proposition 8, LGBT California citizens are NOT ABLE to benefit from the following BASIC and FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS...

A PARTIAL LIST OF RIGHTS OF MARRIAGE

- Right to a Marriage License
- Social Security pension
- Joint adoption and foster care
- Joint parenting rights, such as access to children's school records
- Family visitation rights for the spouse and non-biological children, such as to visit a spouse in a hospital or prison
- Insurance licenses, coverage, eligibility, and benefits organization of mutual benefits society
- Joint tax filing
- Next-of-kin status for emergency medical decisions or filing wrongful death claims
- Custodial rights to children, shared property, child support, and alimony after divorce
- Domestic violence intervention and protection orders
- Access to "family only" services, such as reduced rate memberships to clubs & organizations or residency in certain neighborhoods
- Legal status with stepchildren
- Making spousal medical decisions
- Permission to make funeral arrangements for a deceased spouse, including burial or cremation
- Survivor benefits for federal employees, longshoremen, harbor workers, railroad workers, coal miners, and public safety officers
- Continuation of employer-sponsored health benefits
- Sponsor spouse for immigration benefits
- Veteran's pensions, disability, medical care, and nursing home care, right to burial in veterans' cemeteries, educational assistance, and housing
- Supplemental Security Income
- Funeral and bereavement leave
- Disability payments for federal employees
- Medicaid
- Property tax exemption for homes of totally disabled veterans
- Income tax deductions, credits, rates exemption, and estimates
- Joint filing of bankruptcy permitted
- Right to change surname upon marriage
- Right to inheritance of property

THE FACTS ARE CLEAR

By passing Proposition 8, Eugene Lovendusky and hundreds of thousands of other LGBT California citizens are DENIED these rights, by law... and therefore UNEQUAL and 2ND-CLASS CITIZENS.
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Prop 8 Passage = California Shame [Nov. 5th, 2008|05:03 pm]


Same-sex marriage ban wins; Opponents sue to block measure
Wednesday, November 5, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO -- After a heated, divisive campaign fueled by a record $73-million of spending, California voters have approved Proposition 8, which would change the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. Opponents promptly filed suit to try to block the measure from taking effect.

With 96% of the vote counted, Prop 8 was winning by a decisive 400,000-vote margin, 52.2% to 47.8%. It piled up huge margins in the Central Valley and carried some Democratic strongholds such as Los Angeles County. The measure lost in every Bay Area county but Solano.

As the vote counting continued this morning, opponents of Prop. 8 filed a lawsuit directly with the state Supreme Court - whose May 15 ruling legalized same-sex marriage - asking the justices to overturn the measure.

The suit argued that Prop. 8 would change the California Constitution in such fundamental ways - taking important rights away from a minority group - that it amounted to a constitutional revision, which requires approval by the Legislature before being submitted to the voters. The case was filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, Lamda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights.

READ:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/11/05/BA3B13UM63.DTL
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YES WE DID! [Nov. 5th, 2008|12:22 am]

CHANGE HAS COME TO AMERICA!
http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/11/04/election.president/index.html
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Eug Events: October 2008 [Nov. 1st, 2008|02:30 am]
As I did last month, and as I will for the months ahead, I create these list-form entries merely for myself to keep track of what it is I've been doing. Sometimes it gets difficult for me to find time to post in my LJ, but at least this way I can remind myself (and give friends a look into) what I've been up to. Love ya.

October 2 - Interview with Broadway in South Africa at Minskoff Theatre
October 2 - Visit Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and Vice-Presidential Debate)
October 3 - Interview with Michael Siberry of Spamalot at Shubert Theatre
October 3 - Le Roi d'Ys at Avery Fisher Hall with Carly
October 3 - Drinks at Landmarc with Carly
October 4 - In Conflict at Barrow Street Theatre
October 4 - Drinks at HK Lounge with Matt, Brendan, Jimmy, Wade, Josh, Paul, Jason, Jeffrey, Will, Greg, Vince, Patrick & David
October 6 - GMC Rehearsal
October 7 - Union Square/East Village with Andrew
October 7 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina (Presidential Debate)
October 8 - The Fourposter at Clurman Theatre
October 9 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina (Homage Burger, "Survivor" & "The Office")
October 10 - Basic Training at Barrow Street Theatre
October 10 - Drinks at HK Lounge with Josh, Brendan, Matt, Jimmy, Paul, Jason, Will
October 11 - Beast at New York Theatre Workshop
October 11 - Drinks for Jeremy's Birthday at Bamboo 52
October 12 - Norman & Guy's Commitment Ceremony
October 13 - GMC Rehearsal
October 14 - To Be Or Not To Be Opening Night at Friedman Theatre & Party at Planet Hollywood with Carly
October 15 - Interview with Kahlil Ashanti of Basic Training
October 15 - MAST Meeting
October 16 - Reviewed testimony with Brooklyn District Attorney
October 16 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and "The Office")
October 17 - Fault Lines at Cherry Lane Theatre
October 18 - Blue Before Morning at DR2 Theatre
October 18 - Spent night with Andrew & Zelina
October 19 - Judy and Me at St.Lukes Theatre with Jimmy; Interview with cast
October 20 - GMC Rehearsal
October 21 - Camp Galileo Director Phone-Interview
October 21 - GMC Carnegie Concert Auditions
October 22 - No on Prop 8 Phonebank Volunteering with Jimmy, Nick & Bryan
October 23 - Interview with Lauren Kennedy & Jeremy Schoenfeld
October 23 - Gregory Maguire "A Lion Among Men" Reading/Signing at Barnes & Noble with Jim
October 23 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina ("Survivor" and "The Office")
October 24 - Pumpkin Festival Haunted House in Central Park with Josh
October 24 - Dinner at Rue 57 with Josh & Wade
October 24 - Bernstein Mass at Carnegie Hall with Wade
October 25 - Streamers at Laura Pels
October 25 - Halloween Massacre-ade Party at Phil & Shawn's
October 25 - Drinks & Dancing at Mr.Black with Brendan, Matt & Paul
October 26 - GMC Diabetes Walk Concert at South Street Seaport
October 26 - No on Prop 8 Phonebank Volunteering
October 27 - GMC Rehearsal
October 28 - Spent evening with Andrew & Zelina (LittleBigPlanet)
October 29 - Dinner at Tai Thai with Jim
October 29 - Billy Elliot at the Imperial Theatre with Jim
October 30 - GMC Carnegie Solo Auditions
October 31 - Halloween at Stonewall, Parade, G Bar, Better Burger & Costume Party
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THANK YOU, CONNECTICUT! [Oct. 10th, 2008|04:38 pm]
3 states down... 47 more to go!



Connecticut Supreme Court Legalizes Gay Marriage
NYTIMES:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/11/nyregion/11marriage.html
SFGATE:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/10/10/national/a070605D89.DTL
THE ADVOCATE:
http://www.advocate.com/news_detail_ektid63422.asp

The Connecticut supreme court Friday issued a 4-3 decision in favor of eight gay couples who were the plaintiffs in Kerrigan and Mock v. the Connecticut Department of Public Health, effectively legalizing same-sex marriage in the state. Connecticut will now become the third state in the country behind Massachusetts and California where gay couples are allowed equal access to marriage. As in California and Massachusetts, out-of-state couples will be eligible to marry in Connecticut.

The court found that it was unconstitutional to deny marriage rights to gay and lesbian couples and that civil unions, which are available in the state, were an unequal institution. "We conclude that, in light of the history of pernicious discrimination faced by gay men and lesbians, and because the institution of marriage carries with it a status and significance that the newly created classification of civil unions does not embody, the segregation of heterosexual and homosexual couples into separate institutions constitutes a cognizable harm," Justice Richard N. Palmer wrote for the majority.

The final paragraph of the decision charged that the equal protection of gays and lesbians must be prioritized over traditional views of the institution of marriage: "...our conventional understanding of marriage must yield to a more contemporary appreciation of the rights entitled to constitutional protection. Interpreting our state constitutional provisions in accordance with firmly established equal protection principles leads inevitably to the conclusion that gay persons are entitled to marry the otherwise qualified same sex partner of their choice. To decide otherwise would require us to apply one set of constitutional principles to gay persons and another to all others. The guarantee of equal protection under the law, and our obligation to uphold that command, forbids us from doing so. In accordance with these state constitutional requirements, same sex couples cannot be denied the freedom to marry."

Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders filed the case in 2004 on behalf of eight same-sex couples who were denied marriage licenses in Madison, Conn. The couples had been in committed relationships ranging from 10 to 30 years, with many of them raising children. The defendant, the state's Department of Public Health, oversees the registration of all Connecticut's marriages.

In June of 2006, Judge Patty Jenkins Pittman ruled that excluding same-sex couples from marital rights did not violate the Connecticut constitution, at which point the plaintiffs appealed the decision to the state supreme court.

Oral arguments for the case took place in May of 2007. “Separate institutions for different classes of citizens are now unheard of anywhere in American jurisprudence,” GLAD senior attorney Ben Klein told the high court. “Our history has taught us that separation serves no other purpose than to mark a class of citizens as inferior.” (The Advocate)
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Wanda Sykes on "That's So Gay!" [Oct. 8th, 2008|11:17 pm]
THANK YOU, GIRLFRIEND!
That's right!



Wanda Sykes on "That's So Gay!"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS0GVOQPs0

I've been preaching this for years!
Even back when it was "cool" to say it...

I remember in highschool I'd turn around and say:
"Oh yeah, I know, right? That sweater soooo has a crush on that boy sweater across the room! Baby doll, use a thesaurus."

Spread the love (or shut your mouth)
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