Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Day Parade 2010

Here are some pics from last Thursday's Thanksgiving Day Parade down State Street. Me and my friend Kristine sure did run into some characters! Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving Day weekend.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Maryoke Mayhem

I spent the eve of my birthday at Mary's Attic above Hamburger Mary's doing Karaoke or "Maryoke" with my friends Pat and Rob. Craig and Joel came later to join the fun. It was a "Burlesque" give-away night and I did a Cher song (Dark Lady) to get promotional stuff from the movie. I had a ball.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Relaxing at Eli's

Three of us from work went to the Eli's Cheesecake factory and got to see the tower of cooling cheesecakes. I also got to lounge in the cheesecake chair (below).

Monday, November 22, 2010

My Birthday Celebration! (& Jen & Joe Show)

Had such a wonderful time at my birthday party last Saturday. It was a fundraiser for School Street Arts Movement and AIDS awareness with two vocalists, Jen and Joe performing. I dressed up in my nun outfit to promote "It's a Wonderful, Nunderful Xmas" and Bob was kind enough to put my age on the birthday cake. (tee hee)

Friday, November 19, 2010

Birthday Party Tomorrow! (11/20)

I'm having a birthday party tomorrow (Sat. 11/20) and I'm combining it with a fundraiser that our not-for-profit AIDS-awareness group is hosting. The event is the Jen and Joe Show, which we produced last year (photos below). Jen and Joe are good friends who do two sets of quirky, funny and insightful songs, with Joe playing guitar and then keyboards.

It's at The Call bar, 1547 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago. People will start arriving at 9 p.m. but the show is at 9:30. Tickets are $10 presale/$15 at the door. There will be drink tickets with my face on the bills for bar money. And I may do an interpretive dance at 11 p.m. Who knows? Hope to see you there.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Vegas-style Fun in Dallas

I was at a convenience-store conference last week in Dallas. The highlight was a Vegas-night party that featured gaming tables, funny hats and an 80's cover band. I even met a gal from the hosting company who lives two blocks from me. Funny.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame Induction

Asians and Friends Chicago was inducted into the city's Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame last night. Here we are accepting the award from Mayor Richard M. Daley. Bob and I met Rahm Emanuel and I got to sit right behind former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun. (Bob asked Rahm if he was going to be the one giving the awards next year, and he said "If you let me.")

Then we went up to the 80th floor of the Aon Tower for a wonderful reception in the Mid America Club and got the royal tour of their new, chic lounge and private dining rooms. Ended up at the newly opened "Downtown" bar which was formerly the Gentry. Couldn't have had a better night.

Monday, November 01, 2010

Halloween Fun

Of course Halloween was a multiple day, multiple costume affair. So here was Friday night and Saturday night, one Karaoke night and the other was Asians and Friends "One Night in Bangkok Halloween Bash."