Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Facebook Killed The Blogger Star

So my lack of posts has continued to be painfully obvious. Not only did I fail to follow-up with my NYC trip details, but I have since been to Chicago for my Homecoming Part 2.

And quite honestly I have no interest in posting anything about them. My desire to meet new people and keep my friends updated with my life has remained important. However, I have discovered that Facebook has become the preferred outlet for these sorts of things. The rise of Facebook has essentially killed all drive to maintain this blog. I might return to blogging should Facebook fail me but for now I am taking a hiatus.

Facebook has many advantages over's faster, user friendly and more anonymous....well, what I mean is that only my friends (and trust me, I am not one of those freaks on Facebook with 4000 "friends) can see my Facebook page. The Blog is open to everyone and I no longer desire that sort of audience. Since moving to Florida my life has changed drastically. I am by no means a hermit, afraid to leave his house. I have been enjoying all that Southern Florida has to offer, but I have learned from some of the mistakes I made in Chicago and I have made sure not repeat them here. As a result, I have a very low profile here in Florida, where in Chicago I was a bit of a gay socialite. In fact, I was probably too "popular" for my own good in Chicago. Even in a city that big I made a reputation for myself as being a "fun" boy. Well, once you have that sort of "fun" reputation it is nealry impossible to escape it no matter how hard you decide you don't want to be "fun" anymore and would actually want to finally settle down and find some sort of meaningful relationship. My two previous visits to Chicago have made this painfully obvious. My friends have either made comments that suggest they believe I am still living the wild life I had in CHicago, or I have run into old "buddies" who thought we were going to just pick up where we left off 9 months ago.

So Florida has been a time for settling down. No more friends with benefits, no more excessive "fun", no more weekend after weekend of binge drinking. It isn't easy finding other people who share this same perspective on life but I am a patient guy and I would rather be alone for the time being than disrepect myself by going against what I currently believe in. I am glad I had so much "fun" in Chicago but it's a different place and time for me now.

Goodbye bloggerland! I will see you on Facebook!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cuidáte mucho! :(

Well July has turned into another crazy and busy month. I will post more information about my recent trip to NYC and a day with the boys in South Beach but right now I am writing because I just found out that a friend of mine who I had met a few months ago was just deported.

I don't understant the immigration laws in this country because I am not an immigrant. I still don't completely understand the circumstances surrounding his deportation but nevertheless he was the first guy I have met in Florida that I felt any sort of attraction to. We spent a ridiculous amount of time together considering most of the other guys i had met never made it past the first date. I still have his toothbrush in my bathroom for when he used to stay the night. I don't want to throw it away :(

Honestly, I doubt anything meaningful would have come from our brief time together. Too much (apparently!) was going on in this boy's life. Nevertheless meeting him reminded me that I am not completly bitter and cold. I am very much capable of being affectionate and have some sort of romance in my life. Ironically, I think this is also a sign that I need to stop rushing my love life. In fact, now that there is definite closure with this situation, I am deciding to stay away from dating and men altogether. It may sound silly or rather extreme but quite honestly, the added free time in my schedule can be used to do more productive activities. I don't know when I will be ready to venture back in the dating world but right now I am very content with being alone.

I don't feel sorry for myself. I do feel sorry for my friend. Granted he was here illegally, it must be hard to be ripped from a life you have created and be forced to leave your family and friends. My one consolation is that he has a very big family back home that will be able to help him....and who knows, maybe one day he will come back. Nevertheless, I wish him the best!

Sunday, July 11, 2010


I think I am finally accepting the fact that things are simply DIFFERENT here in Florida than Chicago. Life is just different. People are different. Culture is different. The climate is different. The differences aren't good or bad. I think I have been trying to hard to determine which differences were positive and which were negative and which were neutral. Basically I have been over analyzing everything as I normally do when the easiest answer to my questions is that life is different for me than it was one year ago. That's all. Just different. And luckily I seem to be adapting quite well to my different surroundings.

Dating remains to be a difficult task.....or should I say different? Nah! Gay men are fucked up no matter where you go! LOL. Well, one thing that is different is that I am not only single but I have no friends-with-benefits or anyone I could even consider calling for a booty call....and definitely no one to actually date! I would say that I am lonely in that sense but I think loneliness is more of a state of mind. People can be married for 20 years and feel lonely. I am very content.....even if I am living like a celibate nun. If anything I am very proud to say that I don't feel the least bit desperate. I have met a handful of losers down here already and even though it would have been easy to put up with their shit just to say I am in a relationship, I didn't see the point. I guess I still have too much self-respect. Thank god that is one thing that isn't "different"!

The past week has been challenging at work as I picked up 5 days on the night shift. I have learned two things by doing this.

1. I could never do night shift full time.
2. I am turning into a kick-ass pharmacist after being out of school only 10 months.

So I feel good. Yes I do! And this is a song (Annagrace formerly known as Ian Van Dahl) that is making me feel good lately (along with many others but I shall dedicate a post to music another day).....

Love keeps calling my heart indeed...but where is it taking me?

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Mr. Independent

Today has been the crummiest Fourth of July. It has not stopped raining since I woke up. I gotten so spoiled buy the non-stop sunshine that when I finally experience a day of nothing but gloom and rain it is quite depressing! Fortunately the rest of the weekend was not as depressing. I had two good nights out in Fort Lauderdale with new friends. I also caught up on sleep and housework. A co-worker of mine invited me over for dinner too. It was quite lovely!

The upcoming week promises to either be a refreshing change of pace or a complete nightmare. I somehow let myself get talked into working the night shift (9pm to 7:30am) starting this Wednesday for a 5 day stretch. Hmmmmm.....I have never really done third shift for several days in a row. I am hoping my sleep schedule doesn't get thrown out of whack. Because of this slight change of plans I have also decided to postpone yet again my search for a 2nd job. I suppose with an upcoming trip to NYC and another trip to Chicago in August, now isn't a good time anyways.

As for the title of my post, obviously it has to do with the holiday. More importantly though, I am coming to the realization that the changes I so desperately wanted to make in my life after leaving Chicago didn't depend on anyone else but myself. I have recently found myself looking to others to find my way down here in Florida. This is completely out of character for me and I had to remind myself today that my happiness depends on me, myself and I. Placing my future in the hands of anyone else is always a mistake. So having said that, Mr. Independent is going to go out and do some socializing this rainy Sunday night to celebrate the USA's birthday!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

And the beat goes on....

Well I am not one to give up easily and despite my recent hiatus I am going to give a stab at this blogging stuff one more time! So it has been 7 months now for me in South Florida. I finally feel adjusted but there are many things I need to work on and accomplish. I feel at "home" but I know I will be more enthusiastic about my home once I get things rolling. I tend to be an impatient person at times but I need to keep reminding myself that I have made alot of progresss in the past 7 months. The over-acheiver in me needs to stop whining. LOL

Since I last left the blogspot, I was excited to be starting a casual pharmacy job in a small neighborhood retail pharmacy. Well, those plans fell kind of flat. To make a long story short, the owner of the pharmacy kept running into problems with the grand opening of the store......until finally she lost her DEA license due to an ongoing investigation at her other pharmacies. The DEA is the government agency that deal with scheduled drugs (morphine, Vicodin, Percocet, Xanax, Ambien). Basically, all the stuff that people are likely to abuse. I don't know the details of the investigation but despite the fact I am very disapointed this didn't work out, iam relieved my name and professional license never got involved with this mess!

So being the resourceful new pharmacist that I am, I began looking elsewhere for the ideal side job. Unfortunately most positions I was coming across were full time or were not interested in hiring a new graduate. Luckily I have another degree to fall back on and I took the appropriate measures to become a licensed Clinical Laboratory Technologist in Florida! The pay certainly isn't as good as a pharmacist salary BUT, it's nothing to complain about either! I just received my license in the mail the other day and will begin looking around for a casual position in the area next week. I imagine that with my experience and general shortage of laboratory professionals, I shouldn't have a problem.

Well, I am temporarily giving up on the boyfriend search. I quickly learned that even though I am officially ready to seriously date that doesn't necessarily mean there are any eligible bachelors around! I couldn't even begin to talk about some of the psychopaths I have met down here but lets just say I am hanging up the towel for the time being. No more online chatting and less time at the gay bars will be on my agenda for the rest of the year!

My search for a side pharmacist job hasn't been fruitful but as far as my full time position as a clinical-staff hospital pharmacist......WOW! Amazing! Never in my life have I had a job that I loved so much. Even when I have to wake up at 4:30am on my early shift days, I never dread going to work. I have quickly gained the respect and trust of my colleagues and management. I still need to increase my knowledge base but I couldn't have made a better career decision than to accept this job offer last Fall.

In my free time I continue to go crazy at LA Fitness and find time for my private spanish lessons. Thanks to my tutor, I have been introduced to the literature of Paulo Coelho and I absolutely love it! As far as fun goes....I am still trying to find my favorite hangouts in South Florida. Apart from Florida I have done some traveling. In May I made trips to both Cancun and Chicago...Chicago being the more notorious of the two trips because of all the alcohol, those "cookies" I accidentally ate and more importantly, complete confirmation that I made the right choice to leave when I did. I was happy to see many people....a little sad to not be able to see others and somewhat disgusted by the people who claimed they didn't wantto see me leave and made such a big deal about getting together during my visit yet never returned my phone calls.....things that make you go mmmmm! nevertheless my trip to Chicago was the ultimate "Milwaukee Sister" reunion!

Immediately after all my trips I had some exciting business to take care of in Miami......back to back special events/concerts by Fangoria and Paulina Rubio (and friends)!!!!! The Fangoria concert was actually an intimate appearance in an art gallery in downtown Miami. The art show was a collection of album cover artwork from Latin America over the past 30 years. Fangoria gave an amazing show that really benefited from the chic environment of the venue.

The Paulina Rubio concert was a VIP event televised by Telemundo courtesy of one of the fiercest lesbians I know from Chicago....Janet! The event was a fundraiser and featured a pregnant Paulina Rubio singing alone and long side some of the biggest names in Latin pop music. I was in heaven! Especially considering I had a VIP service just feet from the stage with dinner and wine. I also got to witness the red carpet event immediately preceeding the concert!

And last but not least......the beach! The one thing I can't get enough of down here (well, as long as I got SPF 50 sunscreen) is the pool and the beach. My favorite beach so far is the Ft Lauderdale one. It's a 35 minute drive from my house but totally worth it for the hot gay boys!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Picking Up The Pieces of a Broken Blog

As you can see, my updates have become increasingly scarce over the past two months. I think this can be attributed to several factors:

1. I don't spend that much time online anymore.
2. I don't have anything too interesting to say that I haven't already said on Facebook.
3. With Twitter and Facebook, I believe people are more likely to keep up with me that way and vice versa as opposed to a blog.

Nevertheless, I have enjoyed blogging and have found it to be an excellent outlet for my stress and frustration in life.....which leads me to the conclude that perhaps I am not as stressed and frustrated as I used to be. Whatever the issue is, I have decided to take a few more days to decide the direction I am going to take this blog.....or if I will give up blogging for good. We'll see......

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Rise of the 90's

The 90's seem to be coming back in full force. On TV we have seen remakes of Beverly Hills 90210 and Melrose Place. Musically there has been a sudden renewed interested in dance-pop that reminds me of the early 90's when club friendly songs easily crossed over to the mainstream (Blackbox, Technotronic, Real Mccoy, La Bouche, etc). Well, it seems the great RnB artists of the 90's are also coming back in a big way......although some technically never were gone. Usher has been around since 1994 and while his last album didn't live up to expectations, his most recent offering, "Raymond V Raymond" offers some of his best songs in years (There Goes My Baby) while he still keeps up with the electro craze on songs like "OMG". Even Mary J Blige has re-recorded extra songs the UK edition of her album to capitalize on the recent dance music trend.

However, the biggest surprise is Toni Braxton! Not only is she looking fierce lately but her recent singles have been stunning. I haven't looked forward to a Toni Braxton album since 1996's "Secrets"1 I was equally shocked to find out the first single "Yesterday" reached #12 on the RnB charts. Granted it never graced the regular Hot 100 but when you consider Toni was just a few years ago with no record contract and performing shows at a 2 star hotel in Las Vegas this is absolutely amazing, The song is beautiful. Toni sounds great and she doesn't seem to be trying too hard to keep up with the girls half her age as she has done on her past flop albums. Another surprise is the album's 2nd uptempo single, "Make My Heart". Both songs have gotten extensive club remixes but "Make My Heart" is a floor stomper in it's own right. Toni has always been known for her ballads so to see her get funky like this is shocking!

Perhaps there is still hope for the likes of Brandy! :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

Reading Rainbow

April is really bringing the heat! The temperatures are now consistently in the 80's and 70's and it's only going to get warmer. I love it! I still can't believe how COLD so many buildings and businesses keep the air conditioning. I have no need for AC until the temperature is well into the 90's. So for now I am very content and comfy. I even finally had a chance to go down to the pool. Well, actually I just laid out and did a little reading but I will actually take a dip in the pool soon. Nevertheless the pool area in my complex absolutely beatiful!

As for everything else....I have done a little partying but nothing to get too excited about. I am planning a big night in Miami tomorrow but I think I will be staying in tonight. I have a three day weekend and really just want to use one of the days to relax. I recently landed a second part time pharmacist job but I haven't started yet. I am sure once things are in full swing it will be difficult for me to have days to just do today! Of course I haven't been completely unproductive. I did something today that I haven't done in over 20 years.......I got a library card!

The downtown West Palm Beach library is just a few blocks from my house and as I was walking back from Jimmy John's today I had the most random urge to get a library card! I am slightly embarrassed that I never had a library while I was in Chicago. I guess I always used the library at school so I never needed to go to a public library. I haven't checked anything out yet but the interior actually looks quite nice! I will have to do some library exploring another day....because now I need to get some more food!

Monday, March 29, 2010


So the big celebrity gossip of the week is Ricky Martin's official announcement that he is a homosexual. This is about as shocking as when it was announced the sky is blue. While I think it is unfortunate that Ricky didn't come out sooner, I don't think anyone should criticize the delay. Coming out is not an easy process for any gay man and I can only imagine how difficult it is for an entertainer that is surrounded by management and record companies that pressure artists to conform to whatever will make the most money for them......and in the 90's when Ricky was taking off as a solo artist being openly gay would not have jived with the Latin American record buying public.

I have always adored Ricky. Sure, he is super sexy but for me it has always been his voice. Before "Livin La Vida Loca" Ricky had already established himself as an international recording artist with 15 million albums sold world wide. After his big crossover success he continued to release hit albums, including his MTV Unplugged album. That album will forever be my favorite Ricky album because it really strips away all of the fancy production that often dominated his music and left us simply with his amazing voice. So instead of celebrating Ricky's gayness, let's celebrate his fabulous and fierce contributions to the music industry! These are my Top 5!

1. She Bangs - Granted this may be one of his cheesiest songs and I suspect even Ricky hates it now considering it was omitted from his 2008 greatest hits collection, i absolutely ADORE it. It was fun and catchy. The video was sexy and if you look closely you can see the guy back up dancers fondling Ricky. HOT!

2. Juramento - What's hotter than Ricky Martin? A couple hundred Ricky Martin's in the desert! This was from his "Almas Del Silencio" album that proved Ricky could have an international hit once again in Spanish.

3. Que Dia Es Hoy - Early 90's Ricky was a bit tragic but you got to love his take on Laura Branigan's "Self Control" with its cheesy 90's remix!

4. Drop It On Me - This was the third cancelled single from the floptastic "Life" album. The album was a very misguided attempt to update Ricky's sound but nevertheless I LOVED this song!

5. Dejate Llevar - Also from his "Life" album, it was the Spanish version of this song that proved to be successful along with the sexually charged video. I still listen to this one on a regular basis at the gym!

Ok, so I have to pick one more....."Tu Recuerdo" from the MTV Unplugged album and his most recent #1 single. Ricky at his finest!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Health Care Reform

As a health care professional in the United States I am not sure exactly what my opinion is about Obama's new health care bill. Like everyone I am very confused by how it will work and what the ramifications will be for people like myself and for the average citizen who simply wants to receive quality healthcare at an affordable price. The bill went through so many changes and at 2000 pages long I don't think I am going to read it anytime soon. However, I am thoroughly disgusted by the people who are against it because of increases in taxes and/or the harm it will supposedly to the nation's debt. Where were all of these people when the nation decided to fund the needless war on terror? Invading Iraq still remains one of the greatest mysteries to the general public. The Iraqui goverment had nothing to do with 9/11 nor did we ever find evidence of weapons of mass destruction. Yet our former President forged us into further debt by spending billions on a war that really has turned into an absolute mess. Personally, I would rather see lawmakers gamble with the national budget by providing health care for millions of people who can't afford it. Whether the health care system is going to crumble because of poor care under this bill is pure speculation but from what I understand this isn't a national health plan like Canada so maybe everyone needs to calm down and just wait and see.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Return of the Sun

I honestly think this has been the longest gap between blog posts since I started blogging in 2005. I don't know if that means I am busy actually accomplishing stuff now or if I simply had more interesting things to talk about years ago. Who knows! Nevertheless I have been quite the Southern Florida socialite since I last checked in. That doesn't mean however that I haven't been working on some of my goals for 2010. The picture above has nothing to do with my recent accomplishments but I don't think there is anything wrong with starting out with a little eye candy thanks to soccer super star Christiano Ronaldo and his recent Armani campaign ads.

I officially hired a private tutor to help me finer tune my spanish speaking and reading abilities. She is an absolutely lovely woman from Peru and has already helped me expand my vocabulary to a great extent. I already consider myself bilingual but I definitely think there is room for improvement and she has taken a very unique approach to help me develop my conversational abilities to another level. I meet with her once or twice a week and we discuss a particular book that the both of us are readin (in spanish). I guess it's almost like a private spanish book club! lol. I benefit not only by improving my spanish but by also being introduced to some new and interesting literature. I highly recommend these too. One is fiction and another is non-fiction but I think both books compliment each other beautifully.

The papi underwear brand has continued to drain my pockets. How such a perfect underwear could exist simply boggles my mind. Since I already have dedicated a post this this line of under garments, I will only say that the new platinum line and jock straps are rocking my world at work, the clubs, and the gym. The advertising alone is enough to keep me on my low carb diet. Ay papi!

Speaking of hot men and partying, I finally attended the official Miami Beach Winter Party as a local instead of a tourist this past month. Thanks to my Miami Fairy Godmother I was able to get VIP entrance to all the big parties. The beach party was my favorite and I had a chance to hang out with new friends and meet even more new people....not to mention run into a slew of old freinds and acquaintances from Chicago. Some of them didn't even have any idea that I was now living down here. Oh but let me say there was a 6'3 200lb BEEFARONI Cuban bartender that had everyone wanting to go back for more drinks. The picture below doesn't do him justice. I was mesmerized!

My time has also been spent partying it up in Fort Lauderdale. My intial impression of that city was that it was nothing but 50 year old leather daddies but my two new "sisters" have helped me discover the good side of Ft Lauderdale night life. I love these boys!

And while Winter Party had me running into some old Chicago peeps, one of my former co-workers took the time to take me out for my 31st birthday lunch! She was one of the few sane ones at my previous job in Chicago. Such a fun woman! Other than that and a quiet dinner with a friend (well, maybe not that quiet considering there was a St. Patrick Day festival going on) my birthday was very uneventful this year. Either I am not adjusting well to my "Dirty Thirties" or I simply had too much on my plate to plan an appropriate outing. However, I suspect it was due to the latter. :)

This past month has not all been partying. I think I finally found the perfect part-time job at a brand new independently owned neighborhood pharmacy. Ironically I found this job on craigslist! Who knew? I was hesitant to accept the position because the own wants me to work more hours than I originally planned but this offer is simply to good to pass up. The owner is fierce and the location is only 25 minutes from my house. Not to mention, the money is going to be often. By the end of the year I can finally rid myself of the credit card debt I accumulated as a student AND gain some great experience outside of a hospital environment. Speaking of which, my hospital job continunes to be amazing. I truly feel blessed. My co-workers are absolutely amazing and I feel like I am actually making friends. It's so funny how things work out. Never did I imagine I would find myself one day in West Palm Beach but here I am and I am liking it more and more each day. My free time is going to be limited with the new job but when I enjoy being at work so much that doesn't seem like such a bad thing.

So the past month has been very fruitful and I am looking forward to more! Before I end this post I must say that i am REJOICING that the queen of "Rocktronica", Jes has returned with a sophomore album even more fierce than her 2007 debut "Disconnect". Her rendition of the Cure's "Lovesong" is brilliant!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Kick Her With Your Louboutins

People just love to kick someone when they are down and since it was announced a few days ago that Jennifer Lopez had "amicably" departed ways with Sony Records (DROPPED ON HER FAT PUERTO RICAN ASS is more like it) bloggers and entertainment columnists have wasted no time to bring out their claws and celebrate the fall of a struggling and aging diva. While I am not one to take pleasure in one's failures (unless it's someone I can't stand like Beyonce) I tend not to get happy over the flop and drop that happens to so many aging pop divas. However if the rumors are true then J-Lo is a nasty bitchy cunt who probably is getting what she deserves. BUT, I don't know the woman so I am going to stick to the facts here.

J-Lo's career is on life support because she let herself turn into shit. Plain and simple. She hasn't made a good album in years and there has only been a good single here and there since the early 00's. I remember when her debut album was released. She really was like this generations Paula Abdul. She couldn't sing to save her life but she had all the right material and dance moves to keep everyone entertained. Eleven years later "Waiting For Tonight" is still the freaking shit. But by 2003 J-Lo had left behind the fluffy and fun latin-tinged pop of her first album and now was "Jenny From The Block". Oh yes folks, the bitch was hardcore with all her guest rappers and bling. The tired rnb and faux hip-hop got old very quick and by 2005's Rebirth (or Afterbirth as I like to call it) no one care about her tired ass. Sure the Spanish album was slightly charming but considering her anorexic hubby's skeleton fingers were all over it from start to finish there wasn't much to like other than the lead single, "Que Hiciste". Jennifer's follow up tour was actually quite entertaining but her next album proved to be even more forgettable than Afterbirth. Now in the world of Gaga's, Beyonce's and Ke$ha's she tries to reinvent herself as some sort of pop supreme mistress with "Louboutins". It sounded like a horrible unsused Lady Gaga demo. Oh dear Jennifer. Please stop before you hurt yourself. oops too late, you already busted open your knee at the American Music Awards.

So I guess I couldn't stop myself from being a little catty too. It's not because I enjoy watching La Lopez flop but I get very frustrated when people ignore the signs that they need to change....or else! J-Lo chose to ignore her critics and still thinks this is 2002. Pobrecita.

Well, we will always have "Waiting For Tonight" the GLORIOUS Hex HEctor remix. That shit still sends tingles down my spine!

If I Were a Vampire

So the other day I read that "Ugly Betty" was getting cancelled. I was shocked to hear this sad news. What will become of the cast? I love Vanessa Williams but if this means she will spend more time on her music "career" I am afraid we will only be getting more crappy soccer mom albums. As for the show's star, America Ferrera, how can a girl that is already homely as hell find another role as perfect as "Ugly Betty". Poor thing. Hopeful the gay nephew can land a spot on Rupaul's Drag Race. As much as I am distraught by the news, I must admit that I haven't seen an episode of Ugly Betty since the first season's Thanksgiving special. While I was in school it was simply impossible for me to find time to watch TV but now that I have somewhat of a regular 9-5 schedule and practically every TV show you can think of gets a DVD release I am re-discovering so much stuff.

"True Blood" has quickly become one of my FAVORITE shows as of late. Yes, I am about 2 years behind but I don't give a fuck. I enjoy anything with vampires.....movies, tv shows, books, etc. Surprisingly I have never been a vampire for Halloween. Perhaps because it is too cliche? I am not sure but I definitely think I would make a good one. Nevertheless there are certain vampire themed stories that are complete shit. Twilight would be the perfect example. Vampires are not meant to be made into romantic love stories. How fucking bullshit. I was hesitant at first to watch True Blood because I assumed it was another bastardization of the vampire genre however the $20 I spent at Target was not wasted and I was proved wrong! The show is witty, sexy, funny, smart and at times a little gruemsome.

I somewhat sympathize with the bad vampires of the series. If I were a vampire I wouldn't want to mainstream myself and drink synthetic blood. How boring. Sorry, but if I were to be cursed to be a creature of the night for all eternity I am going to make it fun! On a side note, was I the only one who recognized hottie Nicholas Gonzalez as the homosexual human sex slave of one of the vampires in episode two. I guess his career isn't going that well! LOL

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ball Licker

When I moved to Flroida I was very eager to become acquainted with my new neighborhood and also meet new people. Well, I am not sure how successful I have been at either. Today I took a wrong turn when coming home from the Toyota dealership where I had gotten an oil change. This resulted in driving around in circles for 20 minutes trying to find a road that crossed the train tracks so I could get to the other side where I live. Thank god I was doing this in a good part of town and not the ghetto because I doubt I would have survived to write this blog entry otherwise. As far as meeting new people....well I shouldn't totally complain. I would have to say I have met 3 new friends. They are nice people and actually fun to hang out with. Unfortunately there has been a plethora of FUCKING WEIRDOS and ASSHOLES that have surprised me along the way.

1. Mr. Miami - So I met a cute boy who recently relocated from Miami Beach. It's not like that is such a big move. Miami is only an hour away but when you are unemployed and have no job I guess that is a big deal. I could tell this boy was only interested in a "physical" relationship, which is fine. He was very direct and honest unlike some people I knew in Chicago who I suspected only pretended to be my friend as they secretly waited for a chance to do something "physical". Anyhoo, this boy had more issues than Newsweek and apparently this included a need to be rude an obnoxious. He flat out asked me if he could use my apartment to fuck other guys. In return he would allow me to lick his balls. Wow. Talk about a deal I just couldn't refuse! NOT! How does one respond to such a propostion? One doesn't. He was deleted from my phone immediately. Goodbye!

2. Mr. Butterface - This guy I never met in person, THANK GOD! We only chatted online here and there. He claimed to be a personal trainer and physical therapist that specialized in sports medicine. I figured with the fitness and healthcare aspect in common, we might become good friends. Well, I should have known to block him immediately when he started telling me that he had forwarded my profile to some strange guy in Fort Lauderdale because he was a pharmacist too. You know, all pharmacists want to fuck eachother so it makes perfect sense! I stopped conversing with this weirdo for a few weeks when he randomly messaged me again. He now had more pictures in his profile that were either fake or really photoshopped to the extreme. He started talking about being a pharmacist as if he forgot that he had originally told me he was a fitness trainer. Between the fake pictures and career discrepancy I decided it was time to block him. Thank god I avoided meeting that train wreck in person!

3. Mr. Personality Remember the song by Gillette, Mr Personality? Well this sums up quite nicely some scary ass motherfucker who had an online profile bragging how he does drugs and practices unsafe sex. He propostioned me online and when I politely turned him down he sent me a nice little message about how ugly and gross I am. What a swell guy to point that out! Anyhoo, this guy looked like Shrek so I am not sure who he thought he was!

Meeting people online is so easy and actually quite practical in todays world, whether it be for friends or romance. However I think I have had my fill of the Adam4Adam freaks and will be taking a little break. Besides, I would rather spend the time hanging out with the people i did befriend for real.

Saturday, February 20, 2010


There has been a reson for the lack of updates........and it has nothing to do with crazy new life events. I think my blog has suffered from the "new time slot" epidemic that has killed many TV shows in the past. You know, I thought it was a good idea to relocate my blog and create a brand new template for my brand new life in Florida but I think the plan backfired! LOL. I have also been skimping on the posts simply because I have been busy with work. I am only working 40 hours a week for the moment but I work 10 hour shifts. So once I get home I only have time for the gym and dinner before it is time to go to bed. I need at least 6-7 hours of sleep each night so I am always in bed by midnight. Therefore there has been little time to blog. Don't ask me what the hell I do on my days off LOL> It seems that I have so much catching up to do that I barely get a chance to sit down at the computer. I also find more and more of my internet time on Facebook. I do belive that has become officially the BEST way to keep up with friends and loved one....near and far! Actually, I think some of my friends spend a little too much time on Facebook but I am not one to judge. I probably spend too much time scouring porn sites. SOOOOOO.......

This week I will be blogging about the following topics because I need to spice things up a bit around here, even if I suspect most of my friends have abandoned my blog (or never made the transition to the new one!)

1. The odd characters of Southern Florida: Wow, I have met some odd balls in my life but I forget how MANY weirdos there are on this planet!

2. SEX!!!!!! I haven't been quite as busy as the good ol' days in Chicago but there has been plenty of good and bad sex adventures that I think anyone could find amusing.

3. Music! Lord knows I have bought a zillion cd's in the past few months. It's about time I blog about them

4. I will forever be behind when it comes to television but I am hooked on several popular DVD collections and I finally have the time to watch them!

Ok this week will be a busy real life and my blog life!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


I was a little annoyed today that my lunch break wasn't as nice as it usually is. I usually sit outside and eat all of my low-carb goodies and enjoy the warm Florida climate (I still get giddy over the fact I can wear shorts in February) but today I was a little annoyed by the fact that it was in the 60's. That's rather chilly for Southern Florida! However I am thanking the heavens that I am not in Chicago to experience the 12 inches of snow they just got! It was the last two winters that really did it for me so I can't imagine things being even worse.

Othr than that I have been busy these past few days. I successfully avoided the Superbowl crowds. I swear, every year this Superbowl crap takes me by surprise. It's like I forgot what day Christmas is on and all of the sudden it's December 25th and the streets are empty and everyone is at home celebrating. I don't understand. Even some of my gay friends who I had no idea even knew what football is got excited. I'm sorry, I don't pretend to know about this shit just to fit in. I have no idea stil who the hell was even playing or who won......cuz who cares! I say give me some information I can the size of Mario Lopez's cock. Now that is something I want to know!

How have I been busy? Well, I have started work on various projects...personal projects to expedite some of the short term and long term goals I have (I blogged about those recently). So far things are looking like they are falling into place but I will refrain from sharing too many details so I don't jinx myself.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Bubble Boy

The lack of updates has been unintentional. This working full-time bullshit sucks! LOL. Thank god I am loving my new job. I am approaching the 90 day mark very quickly and I am praying I don't fuck things up. So far so good. The first phase of my training is completed and I have been flying solo for the most part. This job is more than I could have ever imagined. I am glad I didn't follow my original plans to complete post-graduate training. it would have been a complete waste of time!

Moving on........I have been meeting some really nice people down here. The gay scene is absolutely tragic in West Palm Beach but now that the freakish cold spell has finally left Florida I will be more motivated to drive to Fort Lauderdale and Miami for social activities. This weekend I am off and the weather is absolutely gorgeous. the sunshine really does put on in a pleasant mood. Even the psychopath drivers couldn't piss me off today :)

As for the title of my post, it is something that occured to me at the gym today as I was wondering around the equipment and hot boys listening to my iPod. As I gorw older I find myself more and more living in my own little world. I don't like to be the center of attention. A few years back when I did the whole Gay Chicago Socialite thing I became a bit of a "celebrity" and the one thing I learned is that I missed the anonymynity I had before doing all of the clubs, parties, festivals, etc. I think I prefer being that guy who is off to the corner just observing. I like the fact if people don't know who I am or what my deal is because the brave few that dare to find out what's going on in my bubble are generally the ones worth getting to know. Being too popular makes you vulnerable to being too accessible and I have learned that usually isn't a good thing.

So I shall retreat back to my bubble but not before I leave you with the Moenia and Maria jose duet from Moenia latest cash-in live album (wtf, they did a live album just 4 years ago!).

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Technology and Lost Friends

The other day I was at the gym when I saw a middle aged obese black woman walking around with a Disc-man. I was surpised to see that in the day and age of iPods and the various mp3 player knock offs that someone would still bring a disc man to the gym as their preferred form of protable music. I pitied that woman and the people around her that have to put up with someone so out of touch with modern technology.

This also made me realize how I have lost friends over the years due to their reluctance to embrace technology. For example, I had a friend in Chicago that for the longest time was only able to be reached on his HOME telephone. Remember land lines? Well it wasn't until 2005 that he finally decided to get a cell phone. That purchase temporarily saved our friendship because I had just about given up trying to make plans with him but never being able to get a hold of him. Unfortunately that short lived revival in our friendship came to an end when he refused to add texting to his phone plan. Who the fuck doesn't have texting capabilities now a days????? I text more than I talk! Combine that with the fact that in 2009 this boy still had no computer or internet access (I communicate via my blog and Facebook just as much as the phone) and it's safe to say that our friendship kind of fizzled out....except with the lack of communication it never was made official. This friend was truly lost to his inability to adapt to the modern world I am living in. He probably doesn't even know I don't live in Chicago anymore!

Such a shame. We lose friends for all sorts of reasons but I think the technology excuse is one we often overlook. I will jump on whatever technology bandwagon comes my way if it means maintaining a social life!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chilly Chicago Curse

For the most part the United States is in the middle of a record breaking cold front. This cold front has even pushed its way down to sunny Florida. I am convinced that this is no coincidence that the winter I move to Florida is the winter the state experiences the coldest temperatures since 1977! WTF??!!!! I guess the Weather Gods didn't want to let me escape Chicago's chilly winters so easily. This entire week has almost made me feel like I never moved. Thank god I didn't get rid of any of my coats. I sure needed one last night when the low temperature was 35 fucking degress. This is crazy. Two weeks ago it was 80. Anyhoo, by Thursday it will be back to 70 degrees and I cannot wait. I want to go to the beach finally!

Other than battling the chilly weather, I have not been up to much. I FINALLY went out and explored West Palm night life. It was just as tragic and trashy and I expected but I did meet a few new people and I actually had a shitfacedfun time with a new friend that I met shortly after moving down here. Saturday night I celebrated a co-worker's birthday at a sushi bar. They pressured me into trying some sushi and I almost threw up but I didn't want to be a poor sport. Afterwards we went bowling and let me just say it was quite sad that the drunken birthday girl could bowl a better score than me. At midnight I left my coworkers and met another new friend at a straight night club here in downtown West Palm Beach. I don't mind straight clubs but from my experiences in Chicago they usually suck. To my surprise this place was actually really good. The music was probably even better than what I heard at the gay bar. The best moment of the night was when the DJ played Kelly Rowland "When Love Takes Over". My mouth dropped to the floor when I saw all the drunk straight boys suddenly flip out, throw their hands in the air and had a major diva moment on the dancefloor singing along. HILARIOUS! LOL!!!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 Resolutuons!

Last year I didn't make any resolutions but I did create a list of things I wanted to do before I left Chicago. I didn't really get through that entire list but here's hoping that I can accomplish all of my 2010 resolutions! Nothing too complicated this year but there are a few things I want to do.

1. Enroll in classes the Berlitz School of Language in Boca Raton. I can fine tune my Spanish and start learning Portuguese finally!

2. Healthy cooking! Yes I am going to attempt to prepare more of my own meals to always ensure I am eating healthy. Low salt and low carb all the way. I feel fat in Florida amonst all of these underwear models! lol

3. Bye bye credit card debt. I am getting rid of this shit once and for all!

4. A second job...not for the money but to gain the experience of working in pharmacy outside of a hospital. I'm happy with just one weekend a month doing something completely different from my full time gig.

5. Travel! I am already planning trips to Chicago, Cancun, NYC....maybe even Toronto but I want to try something completely different this year....maybe Europe? Now that I am so close to the Carribean even a weekend trip to Puerto Rico or the Dominican Republic sounds fun!

"Where are my keys? I lost my phone!"

Today's post is inspired by Lady Gaga's ode to getting shit faced at the club. This is partly due to the fact that she was in Miami last night in concert (and of the few friends I have down here they were all at the concert! Guess who stayed home? LOL). I also had a revelation. Despite the fact that I have had many shit faced moments in my life, I have never lost my keys, phone or wallet. I may have lost my dignity on several occasions but morals are for pussies if you ask me.

To give an idea of how amazing it is that I after 11 years of drinking I can still manage to make it home safe and sound with all of my personal belongings I must tell the story of the last time I got so wasted that I am shocked I didn't get raped. It was last summer in Chicago. I went out with one of my homegirls who apparently was VERY good friends with one of the bar owners and we kept getting free Goldshlager shots. At 2am I found myself stumbling down the street and eventually sitting next to a light post outside of the neighborhood bathhouse watching the night time sky SPIN like I have never seen before. Being the class act that I am I decided it would be tacky to start puking on the sidewalk so I snuck into the bathhouse via the exit door and found my way to the bathroom where I had the best abdominal work out of my life. Even Paula Abdul would have been impressed by my heaving skills.

Once I was done praying to the bathhouse porcelain throne I managed to walk home. The next morning I woke up fully dressed with my shoes still on.....and surprised that despite the hot mess I was the night before my cell phone, wallet and keys were still in my pockets. Now that is a skill that even the talented Lady Gaga wishes she had!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Worst of 2009

These albums made me and baby Jesus cry :( I meant to post this before the new year but it seems like I have been so busy....doing what iam not quite sure but here is my list nevertheless of the albums that were auditory insults to the world of music in 2009.

1. Kristine W - The Power Of Music: The faux-rock/pop opening tracking featuring has-been rapper Big Daddy Kane is the first indication that this club diva has lost her way on the dancefloor and stmbled upon a crystal meth induced tragic tranny orgy in the bathroom. Kristine W, the US "Queen of Clubs" has always been the underdog in the music industry. She posesses an amazing voice and has a live performance that simply stuns. Her previous albums have had mixed reactions from fans but they always managed to keep her at the top of her club-smart and dance-saavy game. This album is really just about the power of shitty production, shitty songs and shitty covers of songs that really don't need to be covered. Kristine W will no doubt evacuate the dancefloor (and not in a classy Cascada way) with these horrid tunes.

2. Mariah Carey - Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel: Well she at least got the "imperfect" part right. Little can be said of this album because the songs simply are so forgettable. Mimi's whispering as she covers the Foreigner 80's power ballar "I Want To Know What Love Is" is wisely saved for the end of this tragic affair because most listeners will have fallen asleep before getting to hear her rape this classic. If Mariah continues with watered down "Emanicaption of Mimi" demos I am afraid there won't be anymore memoirs to add to her career!

3. Paulina Rubio - Gran City Pop: Well, the cover artwork is probably the best that she has had in years but unfortunately Paulina Rubio's latest offering is just more of the same lite-pop rock with the occasional faggy dance track and a "ranchera" inspired pop song. Maybe Paulina will resume her coke addiction for her next album and come out with something that sounds a bit more interesting that a funeral wake soundtrack.

4. Thalia - Primera Fila: Seriously, why does this woman bother anymore? It's a sad day when even Fey can talk trash about you in a national Mexican entertainment magazine and no one can argue because it is the truth. Thalia's musical releases were once celebrations throught out Latin American. Now her Lyme disease infected ass can barely get people to look twice. After the flop "Lunada" Thalia decided to record a live album.....of all new material. I give her props for the unique concept but considering the new material just sounds like boring acoustic versions of the turds she has been shitting out since 2002 I don't think there is much to brag about here.