Army of Mom

So this is how liberty dies ... with thunderous applause.


See the DIFFArence?

Last week, Army of Dad and I were invited to a little mixer by some PR folks hosted by Hillwood and Victory Park at the model home for The House. We're thinking it is some mixer to showcase the new designs. But, we were soon educated otherwise.

We noticed models for Victory Park and a sign for the event:
The Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS (DIFFA), which is the oldest and one of the largest funders of HIV/AIDS service and education programs in the U.S.

Hmm. Looks manly enough entering the foyer. Here is Michael Johnson, Baylor grad and Olympian. On an opposite wall was Lance Armstrong.

We looked at the models for the development and started to notice that the largest population present at the event was gay men.

I didn't even notice that one of the cars in the parking garage was a Ferrari till AoD pointed it out to me.

The Victory Park layout below.

So, we're checking out the swanky digs and the beautiful people everywhere.

Sample bathroom. AoD wasn't sure what the hook on the wall was. It is a pretty tiny towel rack.

A chef prepared sushi in the sample kitchen. Big tubs of wasabe on hand to clear the sinuses.

I have no idea what the gnome's story is, but he was part of the decor.

I thought the chair looked like a martini glass.

A little windblown from hanging out on the patio, but I'm being an olive in the martini glass chair. My cleavage didn't get me anywhere with this crowd.

Digging those pants on the dee-lish little boy toy. He is obviously a kept boy. He got in a Honda at the end of the night. The gal in the fur next to him got into a Jag.

Open bar and hip people.

I kept thinking Queer Eye for the Straight Guy when I looked at this Fab 4.

I think that used to be my mom's comforter in the 70s. It is a guy, by the way.

We spent a great part of the night chatting up these guys. Dean (the blonde) is a nurse and breast cancer researcher. David (the shaved head) is on the DIFFA board. We met their partners and a designer named Dennis (whose partner is Dean's brother) and had a great time. Of course, David was trying his best to get a rise (ew, bad pun) out of Army of Dad by talking up lots of gay things. We were talking about shaved heads and I told David he had a great head to be shaved. He responded " I give great head, too!" while looking Army of Dad in the eye. AoD chuckled politely and once David couldn't get a reaction out of him, he stopped going at the gay references. Was pretty funny. It was almost like once we started talking to Dennis, then we were the "ok heteros" and others came over to talk to us, too.

Part of DIFFA's fundraising endeavors is that selected designers create coats to be modeled and then sold at auction. Dennis (whose picture I didn't get to take and last name I didn't catch) is designing a coat, too. It sounded lovely. But, his description was hilarious. He was using buck skins and was telling AoD that "You know, in East Texas they actually hunt deer! We had to use three hides because they all had bullet holes in them!" He seemed so surprised. Great White Hunter bit his tongue and just nodded even while Dennis told him about how the deer's horns or antlers (whatever) are shed and he used the pieces for buttons, so his jacket is organic. I loved the description. It sounds fabulous. Another coat below.

And, how AoD helped get through the night: free beer.

I have a feeling some boys were drooling. He's a hot one!! But, back off guys, he's all mine! I have to say that I feel so comfortable around gay guys that I had a blast. I've had many really good friends who are gay men, so I guess it just comes naturally for me to just fit in. AoD did a great job, too.


  • At 11:58 PM, January 24, 2006, Blogger cashin said…

    wow, that must have been the "gayest" event ever! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, o come on, even I can crack a bad joke every now and again.

  • At 1:18 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Uzz said…

    WOW! That crowd would have drained the lifeforce out of me. I go to these parties for a living and all I ever want to do is get in and get out. When I had long hair, I used to get a lot of guys hitting on me...which AoM should remember...that was always weird to me, but now that I'm losing my hair...not so much...and that's just fine:-) Glad you'll had a good time!

  • At 6:57 AM, January 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    >I have to say that I feel so
    >comfortable around gay guys
    >that I had a blast. I've had
    >many really good friends who
    >are gay men, so I guess it
    >just comes naturally for me
    >to just fit in.

    I have to say that I feel so comfortable around fat people that I had a blast. I've had many really good friends who are fat, so I guess it just comes naturally for me to just fit in.

    We're both so openminded!

  • At 7:51 AM, January 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    For the record, I was curious if that was a towel hook or a switch of some sort...some kind of "house of the future" device.

  • At 8:52 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Gadfly said…

    I have to say that I feel so comfortable around spiteful little cunts that I'm having a blast. I've had many good friends who were spiteful little cunts, so I guess it just comes naturally for me to respond to Anon's spiteful comment.

  • At 9:14 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Rachelle Jones said…

    I would have had nothing to wear, and would have loved to attend....

  • At 11:01 AM, January 25, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    It was a lot of fun and I had a good time despite all the "hip" people everywhere. Being a soccer mom in the burbs, it isn't really my thing to go to the mixers like this, but I felt very relaxed and had a good time. And, Army Wife, I really didn't anything to wear, but I did ok.

    and, Anon, there is an old saying about sticks and stones. You think I'm fat, so what? I'm happy in my skin (ample as it may be), I have a hot husband and I don't have any problems turning heads. So, you didn't accomplish your goal of making me feel bad. Sorry. And, all I was implying by that is that most suburban soccer moms aren't real comfortable with homosexuality and it creeps them out. *shrug* So, you can judge me all you want. You're also very brave to post anonymously so no one knows who you are. Must be hard to be as cool as you are. But, then again, I guess it is cool under the bridge where you and your troll buddies live.

    Oh, and Gadfly - *blowing you a kiss*

  • At 5:32 PM, January 25, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Maybe Anon should have a "private" session with me . It seems there are a lot of issues that Anon needs help on. MOT

  • At 9:37 AM, January 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Wow! Amazing how cowardly some folks are...


  • At 4:46 PM, January 26, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    that's a lamborghini in the parking garage, not a ferrari. good guess though :)

  • At 6:12 PM, January 26, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    American - I cracked (bad pun) up when I saw the acronym for your name. :) And, thank you for correcting me. Had it been a Mustang, muscle car or a Porsche, I could have told you want it was ...

    *doing a curtsy of thanks* I hate being wrong, but I appreciate being corrected kindly. :)

  • At 6:50 AM, January 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Well if the car is wrong it would be my fault. I could have sworn I saw a Ferrari badge on the hood...

  • At 12:38 PM, January 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    OMG...the pants in the two pictures! I need a waste basket to throw up in.

    Geez Louise! I wonder if they had some sort of lining/padding on the inside? Like those old bedspreads did?

  • At 4:45 PM, January 27, 2006, Blogger Army of Mom said…

    I don't think the britches could be quilted/padded because these boys had them on pretty tight.

  • At 7:37 AM, February 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Sorry I wasn't clear. You missed my point above where I said "I know a lot of fat people". I didn't mean that as a jab at overweight folks (I'm a bit overweight myself!) My point was just that if you took what you said and put in some other group other than gay folks, then you might see that it was a bit offensive. Like if you had said:

    I have to say that I feel so comfortable around English people that I had a blast. I've had many really good friends who are English, so I guess it just comes naturally for me to just fit in.

    Why wouldn't one get along with English people?! ...or gay people, ...or fat people?! Why should it surprise you, or even make it noteworthy?


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