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Birthday Lurve For Emma!

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Last night I got to spend the evening/night with Emma, Josh and Duke in early celebration of her birthday today. It’s been a couple of weeks since I’ve seen the happy fam so the occasion of Emma’s birth was a nice chance to spend time with them and catch up. I picked up some goodies on my way over in anticipation of our night together. After we grabbed some dinner at the Local Peasant in Sherman Oaks, we chilled at their place for the rest of the night snacking on cookies, drinking wine and watching Ghoulies III: Ghoulies Go To College. In short, it was the perfect evening with the fam. More »

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Patched In, Pigged Out

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Yesterday was a pretty great Sunday Funday. The early part of the day was spent at Disneyland with my Sons of Anakin peeps, where we voted and patched in our friend Alex as our newest member. After a fun afternoon of play in the park (and another ride on The Haunted Mansion to get another look at the Hatbox Ghost), we decided to have dinner offsite at the INFINITELY amazing Korean BBQ place Mr. BBQ. Lorde have mercy, we ate and ate and ate and ate … and ate some more. We weren’t satisfied until the night ended in meat sweats. It was divine. More »

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Trent Reznor Of Nine Inch Nails Turns 50

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Today is a very special day for fans of Nine Inch Nails because it is the 50th birthday of NIN mastermind Trent Reznor. It is insane to think that Reznor is actually 50 but when milestone birthdays come along, they must be paid homage to. I am very proud to say that I have been a NIN fan from the very start. A friend of mine brought her Pretty Hate Machine CD to social studies class during my Freshman year of high school and literally changed my life forever. With the release of NIN‘s sophomore album The Downward Spiral came a musical awakening in me that completely upended everything that I knew before. I’ve seen NIN live in concert all over the US, as well as internationally, and absolutely consider Nine Inch Nails to be my all-time favorite. In recent years I’ve been fortunate enough to strike up a friendship with TR and his beautiful family and it is with all the love I can muster that I wish Trent the Happiest Birthday of all. I had a hard time finding the right photo to use for this post so I decided to share a few of my faves to celebrate TR‘s birthday today. I hope he has the best day ever and I am very much looking forward to wishing him Happy Birthdays for many, many years to come!

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The Hatbox Ghost Returns To The Haunted Mansion

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Longtime Disneyland fans are well aware of the legend of the Hatbox Ghost, one of the ghosts that was created for the Haunted Mansion ride in Disneyland that disappeared shortly after the attraction opened in 1969. According to the story, the Hatbox Ghost was only in the Haunted Mansion ride for a few weeks before it was removed because the creators couldn’t get it to work properly. This weekend, for the first time since 1969, the Hatbox Ghost made his return to the Haunted Mansion ride. I have been waiting for his return for years so, I’m sure you can imagine, I was very excited to ride the Haunted Mansion yesterday so that I could see the Hatbox Ghost in person … again and again and again. More »

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Superheroes & ‘Star Wars’

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Happy May the 4th, everybody! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was wishing all y’all a Happy Star Wars Day 2014 and here we are, another year has flown by. My Sunday was a pretty fun one. I wasn’t able to get down to Anaheim yesterday because I had early evening plans with Darion and Omar at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. We got tickets to see Marvel Universe Live! some time ago and yesterday was our day to see the show. Marvel Universe Live is kinda like a concert version of a comic book story … the action is acted out on a massive stage with stunts, pyrotechnics and many of our favorite Marvel Comics characters. Altho the show is probably geared towards kids, we three geeks had a great time nonetheless. More »

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A Long Overdue Disney Date

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After a few weeks of circumstances keeping me from getting down to Anaheim, CA to play in Disneyland, I finally found the time yesterday to get my buns down to Orange County so that I could get my Disney fix. It had been almost a month since my last visit (which, to normal people, still sounds extreme but to Disney freaks in social clubs, it’s practically a lifetime) and because my plans tonight with Darion and Omar are hindering my usual Sunday visit today, I knew I had to get to the park yesterday. I met up with my friend Elena for a bite to eat first then we played in the park for a while last night. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

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After I spent the latter part of my afternoon catching up with a re-watching of The Avengers, I met up with Darion and Omar for a sushi dinner before we made our way to the Arclight in Hollywood for an early showing of The Avengers: Age of Ultron. The movie is really big — right from the start — so there is a lot to consider when reviewing the film. Overwhelmingly, I loved the movie … even if it had some problems. And any times there are problems in superhero movies, people tend to focus on the missteps far too much — IMHO. Even with the things that I would’ve liked to have seen done differently, I really enjoyed what Joss Whedon has done with the Avengers characters this time around. It’s clear the studio wanted a LOT of action in this sequel and what the studio wants, the studio gets … but thankfully, Joss was able to infuse his brand of genius into the story to give us a sequel film that is very worthy of it’s superior original film. More »

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Dinner & Drinks

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Last night I had a date with my dear friend Amelia that we have been planning for some time. We decided to step out on the town and check out a hot new club that is newly opened because we figured Tuesday night was the night to enjoy ourselves without having to deal with the hassles that usually come with new LA clubs. Unfortunately, the place was bumpin’ on a Tuesday and we were not interested in the least in waiting in a long line to get in. Instead, we grabbed a nice dinner in Silverlake and then closed out the night with drinks at The Normandie Club in Koreatown. It turned out to be the night that we were hoping for. More »

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Those Hollywood Nights

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Last night, I met up with my friends Eileen and Caleb for a dinner hang that we have been planning for a few weeks now. We decided at Caleb’s birthday party a few weeks ago that the 3 of us needed to get together and catch up on things. After dinner, we made our way into Hollywood to see our girl Hustle Roses play a late night show. My night with my friends was so chill, it was a great way to spend my Wednesday night. More »

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A Night Out With The Girls

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Last night I met up with my friends Ollie and Amelia for a fun little hang in DTLA where we grabbed dinner then saw a show. Because we are such big fans of her music and because I was really impressed when I saw her in concert a couple of years ago, we were all very excited to see Azealia Banks in concert at Club Nokia at LA Live. Believe me, I am not a fan of many of the things that Banks says in interviews or on social media but her music is really amazing and her live performances are absolute fire. She was amazing last night, like truly, so I’m glad that we got to see her in concert together. More »

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