Costume Party

Its the big day and this party has become more work than expected. I know everyone waits till the last minute and we’re no exception. Last night we were coming up with party games. Today I know of a number of guests who were looking for costumes.

But it is going to be fun. Right now I know there is a Mae West, Trinity, Neo, Pam Anderson, Hugh Hefner, Marilyn Monroe, and Julia Roberts coming.

We’ve got a number of games planned, including the traditional Charades, the Newlywed Game, and a variation on Dirty Minds. There is also a costume contest voted on by the people who are there.

And champagne and margaritas.

Yes there will be pictures.

Written while listening to “H.W.C.”
album Liz Phair
by Liz Phair
Written while listening to “Why Can’t I?”
album Liz Phair
by Liz Phair
Written while listening to “Texas Flood”
by Stevie Ray Vaughn

No Toy Guns

So I’m going as Bruce Willis in our New Years Costume Party and I started getting together stuff for my costume last night. I happen to see Die Hard on network TV and told TIVO to catch half of it. I then went to Wal-mart and bought a grey muscle/undershirt. I have a dart gun I’m going to duct tape to my back and a buddy is bringing over a black walkie talkie. But I also wanted to carry a M4 machine gun ( “Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho.”) But there were no toy guns at Wal-Mart. Nor Toys R Us, or Target. There were these Police and Military dress up kits, with a knight stick, a knife, even a hand granade, but no gun.

I went to Academy sporting goods store at lunch because they have BB guns that look like real guns. Well they have an M4 BB gun, but it is half the size. They have an almost full size M-16 looking gun, but it is clear plastic.

I know why this is. No one wants to sell a toy gun that some kid gets shot by a cop because of, but it seems a little sad. I enjoyed having toy guns as a kid, and my kids can’t now.

Written while listening to “Jessie’s Girl”
album Rick Springfield: Greatest Hits
by Rick Springfield
Written while listening to “Insanity”
album Exclusive
by Liz Phair
Written while listening to “I Get Excited”
album The Best of Rick Springfield
by Rick Springfield


I was cruising Garage Glamour and looking at model’s portfolios and thought I’d point out a couple of good ones.

One is Tiana Hunter a blue-eyed blonde from New York. My favorite shot of her is the Try Not To Beg picture. Good light, good expression and under cleavage. What more can you ask for.

The other is Houstonite Sheila. She’s got a very interesting look and a lot of interesting pictures. In addition to her Garage Glamour portfolio, there is an other with original digital pictures. Picking a favorite of hers is harder, because there are so many. I like this one with a blue background because it brings out her eyes and the lighting is cool. I like this one with a gold ribbon, even though the lighting isn’t as flattering, because it exposes one of the sexiest curves on a women’s body at the hip.

Written while listening to “Wash My Hands”
album Blurring The Edges
by Meredith Brooks
Written while listening to “Birthday”
album Blurring The Edges
by Meredith Brooks

Working Too Hard

I’m sweaty and my back is going to kill me in the morning.

I believe I’ve explained that my house has a large room over the detached garage. This room was a gym to the previous owners and one of the reasons we bought the house. At the time we were looking for a house I was working from home and we set it up as my office. We went out and bought a big blonde wood desk and a special save the back chair.

Then I got laid off and had to go work in a office with three other people for a boss who thinks the anti-christ must work from home.

We used the room as a gym, doing weight training up there. But recently we haven’t done much of that and the Mrs decided we eventually make it a “teen room” for our boys. Well that progression is in high gear. In November we moved a couch up there and then for Christmas the grand parents bought the boys a new TV, DVD player, small refrigerator and a microwave. Yes they are spoiled. They also moved their GameCube up there.

We have a New Years party coming up and plan on them and some other kids spending the party time in this room. So I looked around and decided it would be better for them to have the computers that were in our house in the upstairs computer room up there and I could use the computer room for an office. So we needed to move the desk and table from the computer room, down a flight a stairs, through most of the house and up to the teen room. And we needed to move my huge desk the opposite direction.

And we pretty much did, which is why I’m sore. We didn’t quite git one of the desks up to the teen room. Its sitting on our front porch. But we’ll either get it there or throw it away.

But now I have a office I don’t have to go outside to use, which is cool, and we probably won’t see our kids unless they need to go to the bathroom.


I was crusing the forums on Garage Glamour and followed a link to RJ Warren’s site and found this headshot. The cool thing about is you can see the photographer’s reflection in her eyes.

It’s not unusual to see the lights reflected in the eyes. It provides a sparkle. But you can see the dark shirt of the photographer in this picture. This picture is almost unnaturally clear and detailed. You can see the make up on the side of her face.

Anyway I thought it interesting.

Written while listening to “Toxic”
album In The Zone
by Britney Spears

Hush Part 2: VIP

My best friend is a doctor, which means he makes a crap load of money. The other guy in this group is a director IT guy (we’ll call him E) and his wife (V) is a pharmaceutical sales rep, so they make good money. And they dress like it. Me I’m debt poor and dress middle class. While we mostly sat and people watched our friends mostly danced. They’d come by every so often to have a drink and check on us.

Did I mention Hush has go-go dancers? Actually I don’t know know what the technical definition of a go-go dancer but these people – both male and female – dance either on the DJ stage or on two raised circular stages around the dance floor. Actually there are a couple of other places they dance, but I’ll get to that.

E & V are standing talking to us in our balcony seats. near the entrance to the VIP area. One of the suits from the club comes by walks up to E and says “Come with me, I have something I want to show you.” So the four of us are escorted into the VIP and into an elevator, where we ascend to the 4th floor. This is the Skybox or the VIP VIP. The suit gave us a mini speel about how Hush is the #1 club in Houston and like #2 in the country. I really wanted to ask, “Says who”, but hey I was getting free access because of a friend.

In later discussion we wondered why they picked E? At one point M asked him about his watch and he said it cost $1600. Neither my friend nor I could conceive of spending that much money on a watch unless it was a serious gadget. The point is I guess those club suits are trained to notice that kind of thing.

The actual area is a narrow balcony that over looks the dance floor, which was now wall to wall people. It spreads out at one end, where there is are some couches and a poll with a dancer. Did I mention what the girl dancers wear? Well the two asian girls on the main stage were in two piece outfits. All the Caucasian women dancers were in panties and painted on latex for tops.

The dancer on the poll upstairs was wearing the same. We hung out there a while and eventually E&V went down to get our other friends. One of the latexed girls from the stage came up and danced with the other dancer for a while. I was throughly enjoying myself.

While we were hanging out we met a cute girl who looked like Britney Spears trying to go incognito. She had on a blue jean mini skit, boots, a midriff exposing pastel top and a pink hat covering strait blonde hair. At one point a middle aged hispanic guy came up to her and offered to light her cigarette, which she let him do. Then she turns away from the guy to the balcony right next to my wife, leans over to her and says “Laugh like I just said something funny before”. To which Suanna laughed.

“You did that well. Thanks”

“No problem.”

They had a conversation to make it possible for her to nicely ignore the guy. She told Suanna she’s a loan officer for a bank, but works at Saltgrass on the weekends because she likes the cash. Two guys from the club were her customers and gave her free passes to the club including VIP. So she’d brought her girl friend and come. (Her friend was over on one of the couches intently watching the two dancers do naughty things). She also told my wife that she’ didn’t look like she was having a good time and she should think of what would make her happy and go do that. Suanna told her she was having a good time.

BTW latex starts wearing off after a couple of hours. Especially if you are dancing under hot lights the whole time.

Written while listening to “Come What May”
album Moulin Rouge Soundtrack
by Nicole Kidman&Ewan McGregor
Written while listening to “Relax”
album Just Can’t Get Enough- New Wave Hits Of The ’80s, Vol.13
by Frankie Goes To Hollywood