Thursday, November 4, 2010
So you know what time of year it is, right? The dark side of Halloween and/or pre-Christmas at Costco. I know, right? I feel obliged to point out that it's also Movember. Double month. Month of Mustaches. The month where your man friends, near and far, grow a little something-something on their upper lip for prostate cancer research... and also to make some money on the DL:
This month, I've joined a Movember Team. We are Team Mo'Ho and you can donate to prostate cancer research by supporting our facial-hair escapades. Click here and enter Team Mo'Ho in the search box.
Do it. Don't be shy. We also have a little mustache soiree planned called Man of Movember. Mark your calendars. This guy won last year:
Thursday, December 3, 2009
A couple weeks ago, I had the pleasure of joining a dining party at underground dining sensation 12B, which is run by Chef Todd in a secret location in the City of Vancouver. This was thanks to the legendary Dean Wolverine, who was also recently crowned Mr. Movember at the 1181 Tight Lounge Man of Movember contest. See him in all his glory:
(Photo by Brandon Gaukel)
Now. 12B is quite the experience. Chef Todd cooks up a 6 course meal for 6-12 people. Donations are $50 a head, it's bring your own beer and wine, and warning: if your friends cancel, you can expect to pay for their meals (so no cancellations!). However, it's an intimate amazing dining experience. It also give me a chance to try out some video blogging. My first attempt: not too shabby. You can expect me to get better over the upcoming months and for more video blogging posts to appear on Up Your Alley soon.
And for the queer tie in: Chef Todd mentioned that the queer dinner groups were often the most fun because we love good food and are ready to have a great time.
Friday, November 27, 2009
This weekend marks the beginning and end of a number of things this month. To name two: an end to dignity (again) and the beginning of a month without a moustache (again!)
To be honest, sometimes my moustache made me feel like this:
But other times, it made me feel like this:
I'll post a photo of my final result on Monday. In the meantime, you should come down to 1181 this Sunday for MAN OF MOVEMBER (ooo ahhh). In case you haven't heard, November is prostate cancer awareness month and men everywhere are growing moustaches to raise money for research and the cure.
MAN OF MOVEMBER will the moustache competition to end all moustache competitions. It takes place at 1181 and starts at 4pm...and yes, we will be collecting donations onsite for those who are willing to give to a great cause. Bring your 'Mo Sista's and 'Mo Bro's. Moustaches aren't required though will be much appreciated for this event. I'm judging the stash competition with some surprise judges. See ya there!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
It's Movember people. The month of moustaches. I am growing one. My roommate is growing one. My friend Dean is growing one. DJ Dreaddy is growing one. In fact, you should be growing one and remember: vaginal moustaches count (as do penile moustaches if you aren't able to grow one on your face, boys). The only catch is that you need to raise some money for prostate cancer research. This can be done by collecting from your friends and donating to a charity...or by coming to join us for the MAN OF MOVEMBER at 1181 on November 29. Check out the event page for more details.
In the spirit of Hotness Past and Hotness Present, I give you THE MOUSTACHE:
Damn that Tom Selleck straight to sexy hell!