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The Late Show

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Yesterday was a pretty fun, very long day/night/morning for me. I got to spend some time with my friend Josh Rosebrook in the late afternoon and then in the week hours this morning, I met up with my friend Stacey to see the band PPL MVR play a crazy show at the Overpass after hours club (where Stacey and I saw Mereki play a show in December). In between, I had my MIND BLOWN by last night’s insane-o episode of Scandal and, well, it’s a miracle I’m alive an functioning today. More »

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Dad’s Day

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Yesterday was my last day in Detroit but, because it was my dad’s birthday, it was the whole reason I flew back to Michigan in the first place. Because my parent’s are getting more advanced in age, I am trying to be home for their birthdays … even tho my dad’s birthday is always in the dead of Michigan winter. They can’t really fly out to see me in sunny LA so I’m happy to make the trip back home. My best friends Sarah and Mark joined in the birthday dinner we had for my dad and a great time was had by all. I did get to spend a bit of time with my friends before I had to make my way back to the airport and back home to LA. More »

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Back To The Old Haunt

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Yesterday was a fun, full day here in Detroit Rock City. For the early part of the day, Sarah, Mark and I made our way back to Royal Oak, MI to do a bit of shopping at my fave Detroit area record shop UHF. Detroit used to have lots of really great record stores but now the number of open stores is quite small. On my last visit home, I did some shopping at Dearborn Music … this time, I wanted to hit up UHF — and, of course, I hit the vinyl jackpot. I spent the evening with my parents at my home, home before I met up with the group at the Punchbowl Social House to kick off a night of mirth and merriment. Sarah and I ended up at City Club after midnight to close out the night … a place she and I have clocked many, many hours back in the day. It was good to be back again. More »

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Painting The Town Red

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Last night my friends and I went out for a sumptuous dinner at my fave place ever, Little Tree sushi in Royal Oak, MI, before we made our way to downtown Detroit to do a bit of bar hopping to close out the night. I deff try to get out to Little Tree every time I come home … and this time, I came prepared. My friend and fellow Sons of Anakin member Emily gifted me a pair of Darth Vader light up lightsaber chopsticks that I’ve been saving for use … so I brought them home to Detroit with me and broke them in last night. After dinner, we made our way to Gold Cash Gold for a drink and then settled in to The Sugar House nearby for a few more drinks. It was cold as EFF outside but the booze kept us warm on the inside. More »

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I’ve Tasted The Michoacán And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt

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Last night, Sarah and I met up with our friend Erik for a night of dinner and catching up in the oh-so-cold Detroit Rock City and we had a blast. We did a fair share of catching up over dinner but it was only after we made our way out for drinks afterward that the sharing really got good. I always have a great time when I’m with Sarah and Erik and last night was no exception. It may be cold in The D but it’s so good to be back home with my peoples. More »

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Basking In The Afterglow

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After my very busy morning yesterday running the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon at Disneyland, you’d think all I’d want to do is rest and relax for the remainder of the day. Nope. That’s not what I did. After a quick shower, I packed up my stuff, checked out of my hotel and met up with my friends at the parks for a good ol’ Sunday Funday. I may have been walking around a bit slower but I had a lot of fun with friends — old and new. I even ran into a friend from my teaching days in Grosse Pointe, MI all those years ago. It was another great Sunday for me. More »

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May The Course Be With You

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Today has already been a very fun day … and it’s not even noon yet. After I spent the day completely wrecked yesterday after I ran the Star Wars 10K (dunno why, I just keep sleeping and eating and sleeping all day), I woke up refreshed and ready to run the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon … which would complete the Rebel Challenge of running the 10K and the Half Marathon back to back. I got to take some fun photos along the way, I got to see NEW backstage/behind the scenes areas of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (the course was much different from previous races) and I was met by a group of my dear Sons of Anakin SC friends at the finish line … which has made today the best day ever! More »

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Racing Toward A Fun ‘Star Wars’ Weekend

So, this weekend is going to be a crazy fun one for me. It’s the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and, as you may know, I signed up to run the inaugural Star Wars 5K, Star Wars 10K and Star Wars Half Marathon (running the 10K and the half makes me eligible for The Rebel Challenge race as well). Yesterday evening, I made my way to Anaheim to pick up my race materials for the weekend, grab some food, check in to my hotel and then attend the Wookie Welcome Party inside Disneyland to get the weekend started right. More »

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Movie Review: ‘TAK3N’

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Last night I met up with my friend Eileen for a dinner/drink hang at the Arclight in Hollywood and we had a great time. It wasn’t so much that the movie we saw was great (it wasn’t) but it was more that we made the bad movie so much better with our laughing at it. Ever since I first learned that the sequel movie TAK3N was coming our way, I was very excited to see Liam Neeson kick ass again in a third Taken movie. Unfortunately, the latest installment in the Taken movie franchise leaves much to be desired. From the terrible story, to the ridiculous direction, the bad acting and the laughable score, there really isn’t much that I can say was good about the movie. That said, Eileen and I made sure we had a good time at the movies … so we did. More »

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A Reality TV Star Is Born

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Back in November, I shared the first look at the new Bravo TV reality show Friends to Lovers? which stars my good friend Darion Lowenstein as one of the friends on the show lookin’ for love. Last night at Pump in West Hollywood, CA, a prmeiere event was held for Friends to Lovers? which included in-person appearances by the West Coast cast of the show — including my homie Darion. A bunch of us friends got together to celebrate with Darion and watch him make his reality TV show debut live. Naturally, we had an total blast. More »

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