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The Universe At Work

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I was able to return home for the first time in 19 days yesterday which was great cause for celebration, let me tell you. The seemingly endless delays finally came to an end and I was able to return to my mostly destroyed abode (which included a half ruined Morrissey in my living room — I might be able to salvage him, tho). The construction crew left an incredible mess that I was forced to have cleaned myself so I spent most of the day with a lovely cleaner getting my place in as much order as possible. I can now sit on my furniture so, I’d consider that a win. After I got as much cleaning done as possible, I met up with my friend Josh Rosebrook for a long overdue hang. I don’t get to see him as often as I like now that he’s living permanently in Palm Springs so I have to take every opportunity to see him when available. Thankfully, the universe knew that I needed to see him yesterday and I am very grateful for that. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Southpaw’

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Last night I met up with my friend Ashley for a last minute hang out and we decided to get margaritas and see the new Jake Gyllenhaal movie Southpaw. Jake, as you may recall, got all jacked up and practically unrecognizable for the role of the prize fighter in this movie and I can assure you that he looks really great in this new film. The movie as a whole, well, that’s another story. As much as I wanted Southpaw to be a really great movie, one that might garner Jake an Academy Award nomination, I just felt that the movie fell really short. The story was completely uninspired and was totally paint by numbers. If it weren’t for Jake‘s really terrific performance, I would’ve hated the movie overall. Instead, I guess I felt that it was just OK. More »

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TV Review: ‘I Am Cait’ (Pilot Episode)

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Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to attend an early screening of the debut episode of Caitlyn Jenner‘s new docuseries on E!, which I was very excited to attend. I have been looking forward to watching I Am Cait ever since it was first announced back in the spring. Because I am wholly unfamiliar with the other reality TV series that Bruce Jenner used to appear on, I wasn’t sure what to expect from her new series produced by the same team as that other reality TV show. For the most part, I really enjoyed the premiere episode. The first episode makes it clear that Caitlyn‘s intention for the series is to help others as she shares her personal story with the world. There are funny parts, highly emotional parts and also very serious parts in just the first episode. There is a lot to digest in the pilot episode of I Am Cait which, I think, signals what we might expect from the rest of the 8-part series. More »

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Swimming Along

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Sooooo … I’ve been staying with Emma and Josh for about a week now, as construction continues in my apartment. Because of the construction dust all over everything, I cannot really be in my place until work is complete and the place can be cleaned. As such, my amazing friends have opened their home to me graciously and happily. I cannot even tell you how much Emma, Josh and Duke mean to me … they are like family, I just love them. Since I’ve been here, I’ve been able to get into the family routine … playing with Duke in the morning, doing an afternoon activity with him, evening dance parties … it’s been fun. So much so that I know I’m going to miss him (well, them but mostly him) when I leave). Yesterday, Duke had a swimming class … and I was lucky enough to tag along. More »

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Brunch & Funday

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Yesterday was a very fun, pretty busy day for me. Veruca Salt performed an intimate acoustic show at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood FOR FREE so I made sure to get my buns out to the Valley to see them live. Afterward, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with my friends at Disneyland … which, un/fortunately was totally doused in rain all afternoon/evening/night long. We still had fun, obvs, but had to keep the fun indoors as much as possible. My day started out bright, sunny and hot and ended dark, rainy and muggy … and I loved every minute of it. More »

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Party Like It’s 1955

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Altho Disney kicked off their 60th anniversary celebration for the Disneyland Resort on Memorial Day weekend back in May, yesterday was the park’s actual 60th anniversary. On July 17, 1955, Walt Disney himself opened up the Happiest Place on Earth to the world and for 60 years, brought happiness and magic to countless people from all around the world. Because of my usual work schedule, I have never been able to be at the Disneyland park when the gates open in the morning but I decided to make an exception for this occasion. I wanted to be among the first people to enter Disneyland exactly 60 years after the park was originally opened … and I had the best time ever. More »

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Taking The Day Off

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I’ve been going back and forth about getting into my personal drama here on the blog but considering the week (going on 2) that I’ve been having, it’s getting impossible for me to not address it here on the blog. I briefly mentioned a week or so ago that construction overtook the bathroom in my apartment due to a leak that was affecting other apartments. I didn’t suffer from any of the effects but the leak had to be fixed in my bathroom to remedy the problem for others. As a result, I’ve had construction workers in and out of my home, daily, demoing my bathroom … turning my home into a disaster area. This week, the construction mess got so bad that I had to flee my home due to all the the dust that has started to cover everything. It is a nightmare. Ugh. Thankfully, Emma and Josh have are letting me stay with them while my home is destroyed so that’s where I’ve been holed up for the last couple of days … a blessed oasis in a desert of frustration and inconvenience. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man’

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Last night, I was graciously invited to an early screening of Ant-Man at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA and I jumped at the chance to attend. Altho I have never been a big fan of the Ant-Man comic book series, the promo push for this new movie really got me excited to see what Marvel has come up with to introduce this character to a wider audience. I love Paul Rudd (or Josh from Clueless as he will forever be to me) so it was a no-brainer that I would enjoy this movie. What I didn’t expect was how much I loved everything about this movie. And I mean everything. The writing, direction, the story, the acting, the casting, the emotion, the action, the humor, gags, THE CAMEOS … I loved this movie from start to finish (including the TWO credits scenes that you MUST stay after the movie for — one mid-credits and one after the credits). I know there are lot of people who may not be all that familiar with Ant-Man and, therefore, may feel they might not be interested in seeing this movie but I think this movie will win over a lot of new fans. More »

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Best. Birthday. Ever.

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The last few days have been a whirlwind of fun … it’s been a lot all at once but, truly, a string of really great days full of amazing experiences with some of the best people I am blessed to call family and friends. For my birthday yesterday, I awoke to an onslaught of the sweetest birthday messages from people all around the world! Readers in Australia got the party started on Saturday and, friends, I have been touched by each and every one of your birthday messages. Thank you all so much for taking the time. I love you all so dearly. My day got started at Disneyland with friends, my evening was spent hanging out with Veruca Salt and my night wrapped up with a late dinner hang with Tamar. It is no exaggeration to say that I really enjoyed the Best. Birthday. Ever. More »

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A Night Among The (WB) Stars

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Last night was my last night here in San Diego for Comic-Con and Darion and I did our best to ensure that the night was a smash success. We were graciously invited to the famed Warner Bros. party to celebrate SDCC with various WB stars which, honestly, is the highlight of Comic-Con for me. Darion and I got to meet some of our fave actors from The Flash, Gotham, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and more. After the WB party, we were invited to the Nerdist late-night dance party to kick it with Zachary Levi and a few hundred of his closest friends. Altho I have to get back to LA later today, I am so happy I got to enjoy one last superfun night at SDCC last night. More »

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