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I am the everyday guy who makes the most out of his everyday situations. My motto, "Live. Breathe. Create." I'm of Filipino / Irish / German descent... mixed child... mestizo... whose often mistaken to be Puerto Rican... latino... I am a writer / poet / artist / photographer / producer / actor... etc etcetera... aka one creative brotha... You can look me up by doing a google search for "Patrick Strange" or "patrickstrange".

Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve Plans

Well, its new years eve... time to party!  What are your plans?  Share your stories and pics!  Here is what Ebony & I will be doing...



Have you been contemplating your New Year's resolutions yet? We hope one of them is having pulse-pounding merriment and creating an electrifying new "social self." Why? Because you will have exactly these things in the early hours of 2007! Professionals in the City is delighted to invite you to a rousing New Year's Eve party to jump-start those resolutions! This will be the Social Experience of the 21st Century! Your 2007 Social Experience includes:

*6 Hour Open Bar From 8 p.m. until 2 a.m.*
*3 Hour Sumptuous Buffet From 9 p.m. until 12 midnight*
*12:30 a.m. Bagel Breakfast*
* Themed Party Areas *
* Multiple Dance Floors *
* The Hottest Party DJ's! *
* Live Performers*
* Different Color Bracelets for Singles and Couples *
* Captivating Social Activities *
* Salsa Dance Lesson for Singles and Couples *
* Four Minute Dating for Singles *
* Lock and Key Party for Singles *
* Caricaturists, Magicians, and Speakers *
* Live Performances by the Best Madonna Impersonator in the Industry *
* Huge Midnight Celebration with Champagne Toast and Confetti Explosion *
* Late Night 1 a.m. Comedy Show by hilarious headliner comedian Will Marfori *


This knock-out party is like no other and never lets up! We have arranged something for everyone; you just cannot help having a great time and feeling wistful when the night is over and New Year's Day dawns on a brand-new you! For full details on the Washington Plaza Hotel, visit the Washington Plaza's website at www.washingtonplazahotel.com

Our Themed Rooms Include:

The Reality Check Rooms leave no room for shyness! YOU are the center of attention in these rooms! Here's your chance to be social and meet other party-goers during our Four Minute Dating activities and during our Lock and Key parties. Learn more about yourself by having your fortune told, by having your caricature sketched, or by creating a New Year's resolution on our "Stick-to-it" Resolution wall. Learn to be a better you by hearing some of our speakers motivate you for 2007. For our single attendees, when you get home in the wee hours of the morning, use our online system to contact "mutual matches" from among other party guests (and our different colored bracelets for singles and couples make it easy to know who is single and who is not)! Maybe your New Year's resolution will be fulfilled after all!

The Entertainment Hall,our largest ballroom, showcases the high life of the 80's. Watch the best Madonna impersonator in the industry (who has been featured on Oprah, Jay Leno and CNN) entertain and amaze you with her talents. Dance to the funky beats and rhythms of the music all of us cannot seem to get enough of. Learn to line dance; the most fun you can have on the dance floor with your friends. Laugh your way into the New Year with headliner comedian Will Marfori at his 1 a.m. late-night comedy show; he will leave you with an incurable case of the giggles!

Club Gen X,our second largest ballroom, celebrates the most recent years of the millennium with a large dance floor and the city's best DJ playing all your favorite retro, Top 40, and dance hits! Illuminated techno-lighting and concentrated sound amplification provides a sensational high-energy atmosphere! Join us for an introductory Salsa lesson in here, too!

The Ambient Lounge is a smooth-move place of flirtation where your belly dancer will seduce your senses as you relax on the couches, enjoy bar and coffee service, and have a bird's eye view of the party crowd strolling from room to room!


Spicy baby shrimp salad
In blue corn tart shells

Beef Wellington
Mushroom duxelle and cream sherry sauce

Sesame seed crusted chicken skewers
Teriyaki ginger sauce

Tomato olive brochette
Feta cheese and garlic toasted ciabatta

Bacon wrapped sea scallops
Maple orange glaze

Selections of domestic and imported cheese

Fresh seasonal fruit and wild berries

Baked Brie in fillo
Almond and pear

Assortment of miniature pastries and tarts

Hotel Rooms:

Professionals in the City has arranged a specially discounted New Year's Rate of $109 per room single or double occupancy plus tax. The guestrooms feature 3 p.m. check-in and wireless high-speed internet access. Hotel services and facilities include room service, same day valet service, exercise facility, gift shop, personal computer service area, on-site garage parking, and concierge service. To reserve a hotel room, call the Washington Plaza directly at 202-842-1300 or 800-424-1140 and ask for the Reservations Office, the group number is #5993.

This is a walk-around style event.

Exact event details subject to slight modification.

Suggested Attire: Black Tie Optional

Please contact us for group rates.
When: Sunday, December 31 from 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM.

Where: Washington Plaza Hotel
10 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005

Closest Metro is McPherson Square on the Blue and Orange Lines.

Driving Directions

Price: $199.00 Price subject to increase at any time.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Friday, December 22, 2006

Check me out in the short film - "The Pursuit"

Okay... here's a rough edit (currently in post production) of one of the short films I did recently entitled, "The Pursuit". I played the lead as James Garrett.

The story: A Christian college student named James encounters an agnostic young woman named Renee at a Christian house party and becomes infatuated with her, driving him to try and persuade her to become a Christian so she could be his girlfriend. As James seeks to encounter Renee several times after their initial meeting, James presents Renee with different Christian principles to challenge Renee's beliefs, who in return challenges James' faith with her responses, but the unexpected cost of James' pursuit causes him to give up his endeavor, and he chooses to leave Renee up to her own devices. Some time after their first encounter, they run into each other again at the same nightclub, but Renee surprises James by telling him that he inadvertently made her a believer, while James surprises Renee with the news that he is now agnostic.

More pics, cast info and more on the website: http://www.freewebs.com/thepursuitmovie/

"The Pursuit" - The Rough Edit (Currently in post production)

The Holiday Art Show

Hello all,

Well, since I had to get some images over to my local newspaper for the news article biography on me (Thursday, December 21 2006 in the Potomac News & Manassas Journal Messenger - www.potomacnews.com)... I might as well share these images with you all as well... some old, some new or never-before-seen... check it out and holla at ya boy:

Blood of Onyx Poster - Art by Jerry Gaylord

Blood of Onyx Pin-up - Art by Servant G

Blood of Onyx Pin-up - Art by Shane Koch

Blood of Onyx Pin-up - Art by Blackstar & Benito

The Who'Whats?! Pin-up - Art by Adam Frizzel

The Who'Whats?! Pg.6 from story in More Fund Comics Trade Paperback - Art by Adam Frizzel

Time Dollars # 1 Front Cover - Art by Pop Mhan

Time Dollars # 1 Back Cover - Art by Jerry Gaylord

Time Dollars # 1 Pg. 3 - Art by Jerry Gaylord & David Newbold

Blood of Onyx, Time Dollars and The Who'Whats?! are TM and (C) of Patrick Strange and Temple Far East Entertainment. Blood of Onyx, Time Dollars and The Who'Whats?! are written and created by Patrick Strange.

Alright... here are some never before seen production art pieces from the planned Time Dollars #2 that never saw print and a glimpse into the story of the upcoming Mr. Washington graphic novel.... tell me what you think... artwork by Arkady Roytman and Adam Frizzel...