I’m starting to feel like the Wicked Witch of the west. Not because I’m a raging bitch (even though I can be most times), or because I’m green (which I can be at times…my roommate got the iPad, I totally turned green)but because I’m meltiiiiiiiiiiiing MEEEEEEEELTIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIING! Haha I have been dying to say that.
I know I have been promising pictures and full measurements for the last couple of weeks but haven’t gotten around to it. Every time we plan to do it, we always forget and then I go out or have a really bad couple of meals and get a little bloated. Speaking of bad meals, can I talk about what happens to me in sunny weather? I don’t know about you, but whenever the weather warms up and it’s sunny (which it has been) I find myself wanted to just get onto a patio, and the gayest fruitiest slushiest drink, and a big burger. I haven’t done it yet but I have a feeling it’s going to happen soon…rull soon.
OK, so I’ve got a waist update for you. I am happy to report that on March 2nd, I was a 38.5 inches around my waist. I am happy to report that right now I am down to 35. Now don’t forget these aren’t jean sizes. Jean sizes tend to be much smaller compared to actual inches. For example, on March 2nd, I was a size 36 jean, and now I can fit into 33. It’s very strange. Probably because it’s a big conspiracy to get people to eat more fast food and get bigger because 34 waist doesn’t sound bad but actual size of 36 does. But I digress.
Blessed with a great wardrobe, excititng career, good-looks and a relationship that has lasted longer than a flat of extra gum, Brian is our latest victim in the bright yellow 2009 Mazda MX-5!
After nearly getting hit by a moving truck and swerving through construction, we made it to Stanley Park to see which song Brian was going to attempt.
Tommy is not only a famous promoter, he’s also the face behind the make up when his alter ego SYREN hits the stage. Blessed with a kind heart, and a mouth that not only mimic lyrics, it also speaks the truth constantly!
Before Tommy and I started our one on one, we decided to grab some dinner…drive thru style!
And don’t forget- you get to be the judge…did Tommy LIP SYNC FOR HIS LIFE???
We thought we’d try something summery and fun (think Mojitos on your favourite patio.) Minus the booze, and throw in a bright yellow 2009 MX5.
The concept came about when I realized that so many of us have fallen in love with RuPaul’s Drag Race. Plus, let’s face it, we can all let our hair down from time to time and bust out a tune louder than Adam when he ________! Warmer weather along with a convertible that I recently received from work, we decided to give you: LIP SYNC FOR YA’LIFE!
It’s simple, I’ll take out a few Homorazzi cast members, have a little Q&A while we cruise around Vancouver and finally have the selected cast member lip sync! Three envelopes. One choice. One chance, and the best part? You get to judge….
First up, Patrick
I’ve lived in Vancouver for quite some time now and one think I haven’t done is the Vancouver Sun Run. This year it was time. Thanks to my friend Lisa (who’s birthday it was today), she organized our participation this year. It is one of the largest road races in North America and “the largest 10-kilometer race in the world”. The primary mandate of the Sun Run is to “promote health, fitness and community spirit and to support amateur athletics”.
It was a beautiful day for such an event – but that also made it quite hot! I hadn’t trained or prepared for a long distance run, so I was actually quite happy with my time overall. I managed to make it with the following results: 44:49. Pace was between 4:29 and 7:13 and placed 1104 overall, 221 in division.
Exactly two months ago I made the leap and moved to SoCal to start a new life. It’s been a journey for sure, with unexpected expenses, missing friends/family, work woes and (mostly) highs and a little bit of a challenge meeting new people. But for the most part, I love it here. A couple weekends ago I went “home” (to Seattle) for my birthday and while I was ecstatic to see friends and family, I left feeling a little underwhelmed by the city. I was expecting to show up and feel a huge rush of emotions ranging from “why did I leave my life?!” to “I miss the green landscape and the blue water and rain and clouds, I wanna come back!” While I do miss my friends and family immensely and have always loved the NW weather, when I returned to LA I realized that this is now home. I was comfortable here and the hustle and bustle of West Hollywood was familiar and strangely calming. Definitely a bit of a shock that I had mentally made the transition already.
Maybe this feels like home quicker than I thought because I didn’t really have a ‘normal’ place to stay in Sea (like my mom’s house or my own bedroom) and maybe when summer arrives I’ll really start feeling the homesick bug, but for the time being, I am completely happy with my new surroundings. It’s sunny, the men are mostly beautiful (just need to meet a few… more…), there is no shortage of activities and the potential for career growth here is great. I’m not sure how quickly I’ll want to move away from here, so now the challenge is to convince all my friend to move down :). I’ve already got a couple in the works.
Boy am I glad to see this week wrap up! I had a great week and got a lot accomplished – but it was just a LONG week. My days started at 5:45am when I would wake up…(and really hadn’t gone to bed any earlier) because I started my one month of bootcamp with West Coast Fitness. Starts at 6:15am on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Actually, this was the most “active” week I’ve had in a long time. Monday – Bootcamp, Tuesday – TRX, Wednesday Bootcamp + Soccer Game, Thursday – Rest, Friday – Bootcamp, Saturday – Rest, Sunday – 10km Vancouver Sun Run. And, it repeats all over again starting tomorrow.
Friday, cast member Jonny had a housewarming party with his boyfriend Kodie. The two just moved into a new place together, and had a few of us over. It was a crazy night and was a lot of fun. I brought one of my best friend’s Lisa along as well (it’s her birthday today!), with the night concluding at the Odyssey Night Club.
Check out a video taken by my bootcamp instructor, Mike Dirks with a glimpse into part of our bootcamp on Friday morning (you’ll catch me at the beginning of the video. AND, check out a video compilation of our night at Jonny’s – with Jonny dancing too!
I must warn you now. This is not the most interesting post, just a few rambling thoughts and comments about my life the past month. As promised last week, I’m making a concerted effort to write BTC (Behind The Cast) posts more often.
With my week long trip to Los Angeles winding down, the only thing I can think of is… sleeping in my own bed. For the past five weeks, I’ve literally slept in my own bed for maybe six nights. I’m pretty easy-going guy when it comes to sleeping accommodations. I can sleep practically anywhere, but there’s something extra comfortable about lying in our own sheets and resting your head on your favorite pillow.
After weeks of traveling to Amsterdam, Paris, Dublin, London, Seattle and Los Angeles, not only do I miss my bed but I’ve realized I’m not a fan of living out of a suitcase. I don’t know how people who travel all the time do it. No matter how well I think I packed, there is always something I wish I had brought. My absolute favorite thing to do when I get home is to do laundry. Packing dirty clothes in my suitcase is one of my biggest pet peeves. So much so, I have a “dirty clothes bag” that I always carry so my soiled clothes never mingle with my clean ones.