Entries tagged "travel"
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
links for 2007-08-01
It's true. You don't. (Of course, having a very long scarf hanging in your closet to remind you helps.)
My pal Nick is off tonight on a 10-month journey around Eastern Europe and Asia, and he's set up a special travel-log to keep us posted. I am sooooo jealous.
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Wowsers. I haven't passed through Columbus, Ohio by air
in a while. Loving the airport-wide free WiFi (and convenient charging bar), the many food options and the affordable massage service (which unfortunately I don't have time to sample). Good show, CMH.
July 29, 2007 at 6:44 AM
Friday, July 13, 2007
Clearing the Cache: July 13, 2007
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Across the Atlantic Sea…
A little help?
Where might a homosexual gentleman go in Manchester, England—on a Thursday night, say—to enjoy drinking and dancing with similiarly-inclined fellows? Specific recommendations (in other words, I've already assumed a stumble down Canal Street) are appreciated. Have you any favorite nightclubs? Do let me know. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Once again, I'm pleading busy, despite having several hundred things I've been meaning to note here. Please accept these travel-related brevities compliments of the management:
- South by Southwest Interactive was delightful and embiggened; rumors had that attendance topped 5,000 this year. The growth was certainly evident in the attendees and crashers at Break Bread with Brad. An expected 150 guests became 300 before the night was out. All in all, the crowds notwithstanding, it was as ever a great experience and marvelous opportunity to catch up with friends old and new.
- Best discovery of the Austin week: Opal Divine's—the Sixth Street incarnation—where they stock 65 single malts and a decent cigar selection. Fortunately, I wasn't introduced to this nirvana until the night before I left or no one would have seen me all week.
- I'm in New York again this week, concluding a long consultancy, and I'll probably stick around through the weekend to take in a friend's show and perhaps a few others. I'm not sure when/if I'll have space for socializing, but if you've a proposal for drinks or whatnot, be in touch.
- I'll also be in Chicago the first week(and -end) of next month. Same caveats apply.
April 11, 2007 at 1:58 PM
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
So I borrowed a thou and called American Airlines
So...I've been a smidge busy. October and November didn't actually exist—as nearly as I can ascertain—outside of my office, December was one long, mad holiday blur and January, which I expected to be somewhat more placid, proved to me that optimistic expectations are luxurious but wrong, wrong, wrong.
Having just been through the most hectic few months in memory, all I really want is a good, long nap. So, naturally, next week I'm headed to the city that Messrs. Kander and Ebb assured us "never sleeps".
Actually, after several months of making unannounced 24- or 36-hour surgical strikes on the city for meetings, openings and whatnot, I'm looking forward to having a couple of consecutive days just to...be a part of it. There'll be meetings, of course, but I've also set aside some time to catch up on a few shows
(some that I've not seen, wish to see again or need to see friends in), walk some avenues and catch up with some pals. My whole schedule is sort of up in the air, but...hey, why not? Let's lift a glass!
How about it, New Yorkers? Join me this Sunday night, let's say 9:30-ish, at one of my favorite West Village haunts, Vol de Nuit
(their frites can't be
beat). I'd love to see you!
If you can't pop by, be in touch. Perhaps we can arrange another chance to get together.
February 6, 2007 at 1:48 PM
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Clearing the Cache: May 13, 2006
Friday, May 14, 2004
Headed to NYC
I'll take Manhattan:
With these words, I'm off to New York for the weekend, a couple of meetings today and then two days of rapid-fire social obligations, including a confab to plan Paul's bachelor party.
(Memo to prospective grooms: Do not select a gay friend as your best man unless you're completely comfortable with terms such as "crudités" coming up in such discussions.)
A little work, a little play, so much (and so many!) I'd like to do and so much I'll have to skip for lack of time. There'll be some shopping
, to be sure, but the rest'll have to wait a month or so. After a week that's seen the (not entirely satisfying) conclusion of two long, arduous projects, though, I'm glad to be voting myself onto the island for a couple of days R&R.
May 14, 2004 at 5:20 AM
Wednesday, August 6, 2003
Up in the air
It's funny what you run across when you attempt to tidy your office. I'm not sure why I've kept it except perhaps to remind myself -- as though it was possible to forget -- that I was on a plane when it seemed like the rest of the world was up in the air.
Tuesday, May 13, 2003
Sodomy Tour 2003
Rogue trip: Sodomy Tour 2003
. "Four Days. Four States. Four Infamous Crimes Against Nature."
On March 26, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments regarding Texas'--and, by extension, three other states'--same-sex sodomy law, which criminalizes sexual activity between members of the same sex. The court will issue a ruling by the end of June.
It depends on how you say it:
In advance of the Supreme Court's decision, The Stranger sent David Schmader to tour the four states whose homo-only sodomy laws could soon be declared unconstitutional--and to commit some good old-fashioned illegal sodomy for perhaps the last time.
Peter Filichia's theatre-related Tom Swifties
"Wasn't what happened to Eddie in Blood Brothers awfully lucky?" Tom said transparently.
Cute crooner: Michael Bublé
"On June 7, 1998, Lillias White, Chuck Cooper, and Pamela Isaacs were thrown out of work and Broadway lost a good musical," Tom said lifelessly.
"Ms. Henshall is no longer in Chicago," Tom said ruthlessly.
No small (travel) plans:
I'll be hefting myself onto the big shoulders of Chicago over the Memorial Day weekend, one of three planned (so far) jaunts to the Second City in the next few months. If you'd like to lift a glass with me while I'm there, please be in touch.
Alas, L'il Gromit's LCD woes seem intractable so, for the near term at least, I'll just be coping with his fluky backlight by applying the "jiggle the handle" method to find the sweet spot where it snaps on. A replacement PowerBook is in my future but, given other near-term obligations, it may be several months off.
Thursday, August 15, 2002
Sort the SFO details
It is proving difficult to arrange affordable air travel to match my schedule for a westward jaunt to attend Fray Day 6
in San Francisco, but I think I've got it puzzled out. The difficulty is opening our theatre season
on Friday night, flying out Saturday morning, and then getting back to St. Louis in time to teach Tuesday morning. It appears I can fly into Oakland (with a connection at O'Hare, something I'm ordinarily loathe to do) and leave from SFO on the red-eye (which was the flight I was on last September 11) for something approaching a reasonable fare. But hey, wasn't the SFO BART extension
supposed to be open by now?! Remaining decisions: What story to tell and whether to arrange a bread-breaking.
August 15, 2002 at 2:38 PM
Monday, August 5, 2002
Back from Los Angeles, which means L.A. Stories
this week in The Daily Brad
It also means a sore throat, pile o' work and preparations for another weekend trip. Stay tuned.
I would so cruise Lance Arthur
if he biked past me. Rowr!
August 5, 2002 at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, July 30, 2002
My digital lifestyle
in the American Airlines
terminal at LAX
is pretty cool. It would be cooler if they offered WiFi access, but free dial-up and power ports at every table is good too (really clean lines, too, since I'm connecting at the best speed I've ever managed with my modem on the road).
July 30, 2002 at 12:19 PM
Saturday, July 27, 2002
The finest in duplex living
LIVE FROM HOLLYWOOD:
Yes, poodles, I've arrived safely in California and am comfortably bivouacked at The Finest in Duplex Living and being shamelessly pampered by my hottie homey Eric
. Met cool people last night? Check. Drank a bit too much? Check. Mattress danced with a cute boy until the small hours? Check, check and check. Love from La Vida L.A., kids. See y'all on Wednesday.
July 27, 2002 at 12:20 PM
Tuesday, May 7, 2002
Back page boy, uptown girl
With the latest chapter, A Soap Opera
, Dispatches From The BradLands
returns to print publication this month, fulfilling my lifelong dream of becoming the back-page columnist of a magazine, appearing in Outlook
, a new, local
nightclub ad delivery system
My buddy Reno, whose show Rebel Without a Pause
I got to see at LaMama when I was in New York in January
, has moved to The Zipper, and is getting great notices
. Go see her if you have the opportunity!
The fates are conspiring to keep me out of New York, first hurling obstacles which nixed plans for a Manhattan Memorial Day and now making it impossible for me to visit the weekend following. I should probably give up on trying to combine work and pleasure and just plan a hedonistic getaway weekend of theatre, dining and whatnot. Maybe sometime after I finish the first round of Sondheimapalooza
, I'll scoot up to NYC.
May 7, 2002 at 11:47 AM
Saturday, June 30, 2001
June 30, 2001
The trip to New Orleans (the land of dreams...) has been postponed for better times and cooler climes. Meanwhile, I'm spending the weekend with pals in our nation's capital.
As expected, it took me longer to get from the airport to my digs near Dupont Circle than the flight here from St. Louis. I hate flying into Dulles; I ordinarily come into National Aiport, but the TWA soopa-savah fare (~$100 roundtrip) was only good for IAD, so I had a bit of a train schlep to get in.
I ran into two folks I know on the short walk here from the Metro station. I love this city. I've been away too long. On tap shortly: dinner and/or drinks with the local web cognescenti and other attractive fauna. Woot!
June 30, 2001 at 6:38 PM