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Drew Altenburg
New York, NY
Interests: Space, Time, Same Sex Wedding, Gay Wedding Planner, Gay Officiant, Officiant, Marriage Equality, Freedom to Marry, General Hospital, LGBT, New York, Gay New York, Manhattan, Gay Nightlife, Bethesda Fountain, Jumping for Joy, The Joan Project, Mosinee, Wisconsin, San Francisco, Amsterdam, Superman, Marriage, Gay Marriage, Wedding Planner, Creative, Wedding, Space Cadets, Space Cowboys, Pip Productions, Grand Prefix, Gator, AA Comics, The Lone Apple, Little Orphan Angie,
Recent Activity
Good morning, welcome to Tuesday. The second day of summer. Someone on Facebook yesterday said something about it being the first day of summer and from here on out, 'winter is coming". I'm pretty sure he was joking, making a"Game of Thrones" reference, but let's not jump ahead too quickly!... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
This Sunday, June 19 is Father's Day and many of my friends are now starting to lose their parents. But I lost my father, Jack, to cancer in 1981 when I was 17. As we were close when I was young, his death has, so far, haunted me all my... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
After a harrowing week, I spent part of today simply sitting. Sure, I have a million things to do - but what I really needed, even if just for a minute, was to just sit. And feel the Earth breathe. There will be more things to get mad about. More... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
As an out gay man, I know that the world has never been a truly safe place. I grew up knowing that you could kill an out elected official and claim that it was spongey snack treats that made you do it rather than your own irrational homophobia. I grew... Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
When Life gives you lemons, you have three options: ONE: MAKE LEMONADE - make the best of it, do what you can, stay the course, dig your heels in, turn that frown upside down, etc. TWO: THROW THE LEMONS AT THOSE THAT GAVE THEM TO YOU IN THE FIRST PLACE... Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
I thought I'd catch up with you all on what's going on over here at West 102nd St. Well, truth to tell, not too much. I've had some great interviews over the past few weeks but nothing's caught fire yet but I'm keeping the faith. (Really, what else can I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Hello all - it's been awhile since I wrote in this space and, so, thought I'd just post a note to say hello. Really. That's it. Just "hello". Not "hope you're having a great summer" (because, geez, how lame) or "friends forever" (because this is not your high school annual)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning all - it's wet here in NYC and it seems like the perfect time to share this animated music video with you - it's the official music video for Jane Bordeaux's "Ma'agalim". It feels like the kind of thing perfect for a rainy day in mid April -... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
We found a watch as we cleaned up Joe's room. It had been shoved in a drawer, forgotten; he hadn't worn it in a long time ..What was striking is that the watch hands stopped at 12:34, How could that be, then, that his watch fortold the time he left... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Happy Friday all - we managed to make it to the end of another week. Today I had a group interview for some "temp" event work - the company looks like fun and it was kind of cool to be interviewed with other people. One hot model guy wearing torn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
A few years ago I was underemployed like the rest of the country - working several jobs and scrambling.... oh, did I scramble. And, in the midst of it all, my mom died after a long illness. I kept waiting for the "best of times" to come to counter all... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning, New York (and beyond)! Today I will be going on an important journey for a loved one because when they ask, you go. Right? In the meantime, I wanted to share this video from Effie Pappa about what happens when a loved one gives back in unexpected ways.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Hello everyone and hope you're having a great Monday. Since it's Monday and you probably need to take a minute to breathe in the middle of "all that", check out this little video of a cakemaker who has married together the passions of many a pop culture enthusiast and created... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning, friends - it's a kind of grey and dreary day here in NYC and today, I thought I'd share this animated short with you. It's a short one but pretty amazing. Meanwhile, for those of you out there that are, like me, in transition from "whatever that was"... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
The other night, my pal Ro treated me and two of our friends to see the wonderfully talented Carol Lipnik at Joe's Pub. I'm not saying anything out of turn when I say that Ro is one of the most adventurous people I've ever met when it comes to seeing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning all - hope you had a great weekend! This morning, I discovered this animated short that will rock your world - a great call back to the movie "Who Framed Roger Rabbit" with toons invading Earth. The effects are pretty amazing and the story is first rate. It's... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning all - happy March! A word of advice for all of you today - don't get sidelined by the cray cray today during Super Tuesday. The more you participate in the cray cray, the more the cray cray wins. Cray cray is a hungry beast so the more... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Good morning.. er... afternoon all .. hope you've spent your week Jumping for Joy - a friend asked why all the sudden motion on this blog and in the Jumping for Joy Facebook group after a long dormancy - and the answer is quite simply that the world today -... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
LOOPER from Eve & Melanie on Vimeo. Loving this short made by Eve Deroeck and Melanie Tourneur based on a song by Témé Tan. Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Back in November, I managed an internal conference at the Del Coronado in San Diego. The extra added challenge of this was that I'd never been to the property before. Usually it's helpful to understand the layout and traffic flow by actually walking the space. It's not absolutely required, but... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Today I turn 51 although I'll be spending it working a very long day at a conference. There will be drinks at a reception this evening but I figure that the real celebrating will be happening later this week. I've been known to celebrate for a week, two or sometimes... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
Well, the best laid plans and all that stuff. As you might remember, I had been writing some posts about a really great celebration of the season that I'd planned - 12 days of fun things with daily reports and pictures. And then I got really sick. I'm better now... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
As some of you know, I've been down for the count, sick this past week. Nothing more serious than a bad cough and aches and pains topped off by some dizziness and a little nausea. Thankfully, most of that has passed but now I'm sniffling/sneezing my brains out. Fun fun... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2014 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
In addition to 12/12 being the 2nd wedding anniversary for two couples that I married - Teresa and Maria from San Francisco and David and Timothy from North Carolina (I'll get to those stories in a minute), 12/12 was the 3rd Day of My Christmas. How did I celebrate? Well,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at JUMPING FOR JOY!
On my 2nd Day of Christmas I had the opportunity to spend part of my afternoon playing Santa Claus for about a dozen children from Homes for the Homeless. I did this last year and it was a total blast and weeks and weeks ago I bugged the organizer to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at JUMPING FOR JOY!