This party was a blast, as with just about all of their parties. USA cupcakes by Alex (@alexandrabrandt), costumes, a live DJ mixing music and more jello shots than were necessary.
I can’t wait for their next party. Perhaps I will finally show up in costume! I’ve only managed to pull that off on one occasion. Oh and maybe next time it won’t take me so long to write up a short blog post with a few pictures. Jeeze!
Few people throw parties as fun, eclectic and loud as Chase, Corey and Sam (@clettenberg @coreyschmidt and @samuelaveryhunt). You might remember their awesome Halloween party a few months ago…
Well they did it again. This time a Christmas Sweater party. Oceans of people showed up for the music, the dancing, the jello shots. Oh and what great music and dancing. I’m increasing impressed with all the straight guys who dig Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus‘s “Party in the USA“. They really took over the dance floor that night.
I wasn’t sure if I should be questioning my sexuality or theirs. 😛
This is one of those posts where pictures speak louder than words. See below!
Thanks Chase, Corey and Sam for the awesome party, letting me be apart of it and for just being three of the best friends a guy could have. I think I speak for all that attended the last party when I ask…
Coincidentally it was also Corey’s girlfriend, and all around amazing person, Alexandra’s (@alexandrabrandt) birthday! Songs were sung, dances were danced, drinks were poured and a fantastic time was had.
Halloween is Fun!
Oh and my costume was Chase. I even drew his tattoo on myself! Everyone was pretty impressed with that, mostly me though. I have like zero drawing skills. Just went through the numerous photos I have of Chase from his Scouts days. While several people thought it was a real tattoo, only one person accused me of tastelessly copying another person’s tattoo… Seriously? LoL
Chase's tattoo as drawn by me on me 😀
And while I have to admit, I was a pretty convincing Chase… I think Corey wins for best costume-with-attitude. I present to you Dwight Schrute.
Corey as Dwight Schrute from The Office and Schrute Farms
For the rest of the photos I’ll just do a slide show. Enjoy!
What you see in this picture is all that I’d written and inserted into a blog entry from last month. A picture of Ryan, Corey, Chase and myself and the statement that when the four of us get together, Ryan gets drunk.
I have a plugin in my blog that takes the words I type and finds relevant blog posts, new stories, images and tags; makes things much easier for me.
This time though, something weird happened.
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If you’ve clicked the image, you’ve seen the tags and the suggested articles, the suggested photos didn’t fit in the screenshot but were mostly pride flags and the like.
What interested me the most was the reference to an article stating, “Newspaper Discovers Gay + Straight Men Can be Friends.” This is of course, a picture of straight and gay, guy friends hanging out.
I’m not sure if I’m weirded out by the accuracy of Zemanta or what. It struck me as interesting, nonetheless. What do you think? Does my blog have gaydar or was it just an incredibly lucky guess?
Today I turned 25 and am now officially a 20-something. Yikes. Pretty soon I’ll be approaching the 30-something genre of life. Which I’m pretty sure means, complaining about work, looking at which stroller to buy and determining the weather cycles through joint pain.
So many wonderful things to look forward to.
Meanwhile, here in Houston, we celebrated my birthday for 48 hours, though I am going to push for another 24 for an even 72, thoughts? Last night was the pre-birthday party.
Dad made his famous shrimp linguine, it’s freaking delish, this time around he changed up his technique adding a white wine reduction to the mix. After dinner was the cake, a Hummingbird cake, sans nuts (I’m allergic to nuts and yes, I am aware at how ironic that is thankyouverymuch.)
The cake was created by our favorite cake shop here in Texas, Take the Cake, you really should check them out. Annabel Trudeau makes the most amazing cakes.
Today, my actual birthday I got to hang out with mom and dad, went through some of my old keepsakes which was hilarious and fun… Gotta post some of those pictures. Then sushi for dinner, my favorite.
Once again, my birthday passes without Ryan! It’s crazy to think that I have not been with Ryan for my birthday, ever. I’ve been in California or he’s in Tennessee or I’m in Texas… next birthday, it sure better happen!
I joined Karen (@ok2baprincess) on her trip to St. Louis to welcome her boys Alan (@alangeor), Dave and Joe into their new downtown loft. The loft was beautiful and her friends great!
They have a wonderful puppy too. I think his name is Rascal Baxter, but I could be wrong. I had a few drinks haha.
Did I tell you how nice, and super attractive, Karen’s gays are? That’s about when I met Will and Roger. They have been together for about as long as Ryan and I. I saw a lot of similarities between our two couples. I just loved these two.
Later on in the night we ventured up to the roof where I got off a few shots. I was just testing my new Nikon D700’s low light performance. Everyone that has written about the D700 mentions the incredible low light performance and, I must say, I was pretty impressed. These were taken without a tripod, hand held, yet incredibly sharp. Awesome!
After the roof we went out to Erney’s 32* which is this Miami-style (some claim) gay bar/dance club.
It was interesting, I saw a couple of friends there which was crazy, Viktor Englund in particular.
I was supposed to meet up with Geoffrey but I think we partied a little too late for him. haha
Woke up the next morning, we went to this great crepe restaurant for brunch and then headed back into town. It was a fun time and I’m so glad that I joined Karen.
We all knew November 4, 2008 was going to be a big deal. What we didn’t know was exactly how it was going to play out. And what better way to deal with uncertainty than with a large group of similar thinkers? So off to the watch parties. But first, I had a drink with Chase.
Since the theme of the evening was Change, we decided to check out the all new, very tall, Quinton’s Bar and Deli. This is a bar that went from basically a wide hallway to a full downstairs bar, a second floor bar, a third floor bar and a fourth floor terrace. Yes. Four levels. The views on all three (?) balconies/patios are great. For a moment we joked that we weren’t in Columbia.
Then we saw the water tower. Blurg!
I was interested in how well they built this thing. It certainly doesn’t feel like it was built by Missourians, in Missouri. It’s built like a tank, no jankity, ghetto going on here. Nice stuff, especially for a college town. Go there, you’ll understand. They even have outdoor couches. Nice touches like accent lighting and speakers built into the metal guard rails and 3/4″ thick glass walls just really seal the deal.
Even the bathrooms smelled nice. For now at least.
It’s very industrial, have a look!
After we had our drinks there, I just had a Monster Vodka since I had taken some vicodin earlier in the day… Chase took down a few beers. Like a man, hurrah!
Then it was drinks and Texmex with Karen (aka @ok2baprincess). Ryan and I shared the vegetarian fajitas which were amazing, his peach margarita was pretty tasty too. I just had a sip, he can be a bit of a booze hog! (j/k j/k!)
Finally we made it to the watch party at Ragtag Cinema Cafe. There we found a few other friends, but not the ones we were aiming for. Nevermind that, apparently they went to Bleu, our other haunt.
We watched The Daily Show and Stephen Colbert report the election results. Hilarious. Plus there were drinks and popcorn and it was full of like minded liberals, which are the best kind, IMHO! So many that it scared away the Republican we had in our group. Like Minded Liberals FTW!
I remember when they announced Obama won.
The crowd went wild, and thus so did the rest of the night. Well for everyone else there. Ryan and I went home to watch the rest of the festivities on the big screen in HD in the comfort of our home.
Who else absolutely loved Obama’s acceptance speech? I’ve never heard anything like it. I’ve never seen such a crowd that wasn’t celebrating New Years. It was a sight to be seen for sure! I posted the video earlier, check it out if you missed it as well as McCain’s Concession Speech which was also quite good.
This election ended as it should have begun. Anyone else with me on this? Especially for poor McCain. He would have won had he been himself, the maverick he really, and truly is. He is a hero for America and for half a decade, one of her greatest servants.
gObama. I’ll be reliving the night over and over until it finally becomes real to me. Perhaps sometime in late January 2009…