Friday, May 30, 2008

SATC at Last!

Well, I just returned from an advance screening of the Sex and the City Movie and as I imagined, it did not disappoint. If you are as big of a fan of the show as I am, you couldn't wait until this movie came out. I have the entire DVD set at home and would pop one in whenever I felt the need. Like needing to see a particular episode that reminds you of a date you just had. I swear that at this point in my life, every crazy thing that happened to them, has happened to me as well. I have now had every freaky dating situation there is to have! But the show was about so much more than men and sex. They became like your own girlfriends and the friendships were so familiar. I will not however, give anything away for those of you who haven't seen it yet.
What I will say is that if you haven't already arranged a spot for you and your friends to have cocktails before and/or after the movie, you should seriously consider Corduroy. As I've mentioned before, the restaurant recently reopened in a new location across from the Convention Center. The chef is highly acclaimed Tom Power and the food is amazing. What I am loving most is the incredibly chic bar and lounge upstairs. The service is impeccable and bartender Pichan, has just introduced his new lemongrass cocktail. Delicious! A great way to toast to a great movie.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Bag of Tricks

Yeah, I know. It's been a while since I posted. Well, lots and nothing have happened since my last post if that makes sense. All I know is that I feel like I'm in the twilight zone and what I needed most is familiarity. So what does a girl do when still nursing a broken heart? Stay home and be sad? Absolutely not! You dig into your bag of tricks and pull out the guys from the past who are always good for a drink and conversation. While I am not a fan of small, trivial talk, there are times when I just need that. And ladies, you know who I mean. The guys you neglected when you were "involved". They're always happy to see you and you're genuinely happy to see them too. The interaction is easy, familiar, comfortable. And they seem to care, even if somewhat superficially. Even the flirting is kind of sweet and minimal enough not to be annoying. The funny thing is that they do it to us too. I just got a call the other day from a guy I hadn't heard from in a year. I didn't ask but I knew it was totally about him being out of a relationship and needing to hang out with a familiar face. Nothing wrong with that. That's what being single is all about.

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Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sugar Daddy

After the conversation I mentioned in my last post, my friend Jay thought it would be funny to buy me an entire box of these. Cute. But for the record, I wasn't the one with the balls to come up with a web site devoted to finding matches for Sugar Daddies and their kept partners: Both gays and straights can find matches on the site. I wouldn't be surprised if this site is more effective than traditional dating sites like Match. Might as well be honest about what you're looking for!

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Beer Dinner

This post could also be called, Things I Can't Afford, or Why I Need a Sugar Daddy. However, I got flack over the latter after mentioning the need for a Sugar Daddy to a male friend. Why the resentment, I thought? He seemed to be of the the belief that a modern, educated woman would have no need to marry a man for practical reasons. Quite the contrary I believe. Smart women marry smart, right? And smart men marry women they believe will be beneficial to their lives and careers. Doesn't always work out but hey, that's the thinking. Anyway, can't attend this event at Brasserie Beck that I just got an email about, but love the idea. Beer and fatty food - you bet. Cheers!

On Tuesday, June 3rd, Brasserie Beck holds its first-ever Beer Dinner
featuring Samiclaus Vintages and the last known keg of 1997 Hurlimann
Samichlaus in existence. The five-course dinner will include bottled
vintages from 2000 to 2004 and 2006-2007, a 2005 keg and the 1997 that was
keged at the Hurlimann Brewery in Zurich Switzerland.

Samiclaus is known as one of the strongest lager beers in the world
with 14% alcohol by volume. The pours between the dinner courses will be
approximately 2 oz. each and paired with robust Brasserie Beck menu
items of Pork Belly, Duck Confit, Steak with Peppercorn Sauce, Cheese
Course and a Dessert with a beer reduction.

The evening’s guest speaker will be Karl Stohr, seventh generation
owner of the Eggenberger brewery in Vorchdorf, Austria and also attended by
Martin Wetten of Wetten Importers, Inc.

Dinner Details: $110 per person (exclusive of tax and gratuity)
7pm at Brasserie Beck, 1101 K Street, Washington, DC 20005
Reservations by credit card only by calling 202-408-1717
Seating is limited. Valet parking available for $7

The coveted 1997 keg will be available for sale at the bar after the
June 3rd dinner.

Michael Jackson aka The Beer Hunter, had something to say about Samiclaus:
Traditionally, this immensely strong (14 per cent alcohol by volume)
rich, darkish, lager was brewed each year on St Nicholas' Day, December
6. It matured for the best part of 12 months, gaining strength in the
lagering tank, and was released on the same date of the following year,
with a vintage date. Of the world's super-strong lagers, Samichlaus was
the most complex and satisfying. It had a reddish chestnut colour; a
brandyish aroma; a firm, oily, body; creamy and cherryish flavours; and a
warming, spicy, peppery, finish.

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Friday, May 9, 2008


What do I need right now?
1. To dance until I sweat late at night in a dark club playing deep house music on a floor sprinkled with baby powder and heads with whistles and tambourines in the background.
Just got an email from one of my favorite DJs, Double 07, that he will be producing the first in a series of underground warehouse parties at the old Warehouse on New York Avenue. The party lasts until 5am.
2. An intriguing mood enhancer before the party that I've never tried: absinthe.
The folks over at Modern Liquors will be doing a tasting of Kubler Absinthe from 6pm-8pm tonight. I've been told that its hallucinogenic properties are just a myth. Hmmm...
3. A good meal and good service at a fancy schmancy restaurant. Corduroy, which is run by one of the best chefs in DC, just recently opened in my neighborhood.
4. And an amazing neighbor (and cook extraordinaire) who offers homemade cookies!
Happy Friday everybody!!!

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008


Maybe it's the new moon or my new shoes, but I'm feeling hopeful. Does it matter why? Hope is always good. So I thought, as I walked to happy hour today and saw this license plate. Maybe there really is someone for everyone as I've so often heard. Maybe a girl can really find love after years of being wrong, wrong, wrong, and going down the wrong road. Just maybe I will stumble upon the real Lovah-man in Lovah-ville at the right time and place for him and me. Just maybe. And just maybe there's a Citiboy for Citygirl.

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Thursday, May 1, 2008

Impossibility Redux

I broke my own rules. And you know how that always goes. I'm now brokenhearted. It was all so impossible. Guy from Southeast DC and girl who doesn't venture outside of Northwest. Nerdy, educated girl and street smart guy who has dabbled outside of the law. Has two kids (comes with the prerequisite crazy baby mama) and I don't even know if I like kids anymore.
But here is the good stuff: He's kind and considerate. A hand holder - the intertwining fingers kind with hands slightly rough from hard work. Takes his mother to bingo. Gives to the homeless. Loves to cuddle and eat in bed. Frequents the "carry-outs" but is comfortable with fine dining. Knows the best Dollar Store in DC. Used to listen to go-go as a kid but prefers oldies like the Manhattans. Holds my purse when I dance to music he doesn't like. Knows exactly what he wants and is not afraid to say it. Best of all, doesn't play games or need ego stroking like so many men in DC.
But haven't I been here before? Like over a decade ago in college. He's just dressed up in different clothes. But this time I was honest about my feelings and what I needed. And I've noticed that each little heartbreak brings me closer to knowing exactly what I want. But what I need right now is lots of chocolate and alcohol!

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