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Monday, March 21, 2011

I'm so GLAAD to be Me :)

Hey there!  Well, this has been one heck of a busy and draining last week, but it ended with a bang!  After a grueling week of school [only broken up by Seth and I celebrating St. Patty's Day/2 years since we first met over some Mexican food...yes, we ate Mexican food on St. Patty's Day :) ], Seth and I headed to NYC on Saturday morning for a quick trip.  Recently, I received an e-mail from a professor at my school who was giving away her ticket to the GLAAD (Gay-Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Awards in New York.  In the gay community, the awards are kind of a big deal (like an Oscars type thing), so I sent in an e-mail explaining my story and why I wanted to go.  Long story short, she like my essay and selected me to represent her at the event.  So, after finishing up my school work and dropping off Honey at PetsHotel (sad face!), we were off and away to the Big Apple...and needless to say, it was awesome! 

Honey made a friend on her way to PetsHotel!
Times Square by our hotel.
 The ceremony was so much fun!  In addition to being sponsored by Rokk Vodka (who provided an open bar hehe), there was great food, lots of nice freebies in our gift bags (plus I even won a $100 gift card to American Airlines), and did I mention the celebrities?! :)  The honorees this year were Ricky Martin and Russell Simmons (music executive) and the event was hosted by Andy Cohen (VP/Host on Bravo TV).  I got pictures with Ricky and Andy :-D and met a lot of really nice attorneys from the DC area who want to meet with me and help me on my law career journey.  Sadly for me, I was solo at the event because tickets were $500 and Mister Seth decided to pass :) Instead, he went on an open-top bus tour of the city and got some great pics/learned some cool bits of info. about the city.  After the awards were done, Seth met me at the Marquis and we headed out to meet some girlfriends for some dancing and fun times in the city that never sleeps!

Ricky Martin and me :)
The event stage.
Photo of the city/Brooklyn Bridge courtesy of MegaSeth Bus Tours
Sunday morning it was back to reality (I had to escape for a little bit) and time to head back to the District to get back to work!  Although Seth and I are both working hard, we really are loving life and enjoying the experience of living in Washington, D.C....which we can't wait to share with Jack, Mindy, and Evie in 2 (two!) weeks!!!  Let the countdown begin!!!  Until the next time - love and hugs - xo!


Haley said...

I'm soo happy for you!!! What a great event. I've been able to go to GLAAD award show here. Such a great experience. Happy first date Annivesary dolls!!! Love you two.

Cat's Life said...

I HATE U BRANDON!!!(jk) I've always wanted to meet RICKY MARTIN AHHHHHHHHHHHH XD lol

Julie said...

Congrats on the event, Brandon! I would have picked you too ( ;

Munchy's Mama said...

Sounds like lifestyles of the rich and famous (: