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After far too much time since our last hang, I met up with Ollie in DTLA for a late dinner and hang session so that we could catch up with one another. Ollie has been working really hard lately so I really appreciate that she was able to take some time to meet up for a bite to eat with me. Ollie suggested we try out a place called Baco Mercat since I had never been there before. See, Ollie has really great taste because that place was really damn good. Good friend + good food = a really great nice. More »

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My Night With Mark And Asher

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Last night was a surprisingly fun night for me, despite the fact that I was anticipating a quiet night in. My good friend Mark is visiting LA from Berlin, Germany for a couple of weeks and we finally managed to connect yesterday and make plans to hang out. Mark managed to score tickets to a CD release party/concert for Asher Roth‘s new album Retro Hash at The Troubadour last night and he invited me to tag along with a group of his friends. I was all for going to the show because I’ve been anxious to see Mark ever since he arrived in SoCal. I went out to see him and ended up having a blast dancing my buns off during Asher‘s live performance. Fun times, all around. More »

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Easter With My Peeps

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My Easter Sunday was a mostly quiet one. I spent the early part of the day recovering from my late night Saturday but I managed to rest up enough to head on down to Emma and Josh’s home for a delicious Easter dinner. As you may recall, Em and Josh graciously invited me to their home for their first Seder dinner for Passover last week so there was no way I was going to miss out on another one of Emma’s amazing dinners. This time around, we were joined by their friend Rebecca who is visiting the US for a few days. Dinner was delish, of course, but the company was the true highlight of my day. More »

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Art In Chinatown

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After my very successful morning at Amoeba Music for Record Store Day yesterday, I did a bit of work in the afternoon before I met up with my friend Adriana and her friends Jenny and Lila for an art opening by Adam Villacin + Ashkahn (who are also friends of Adriana). The event was held in Chinatown at a space called Happy Lion … so I got all dolled up in my best 90′s gear and headed out. The art show as a great success, we all had fun. After the show, we made our way to DTLA for a late dinner. I ended my night doing a bit of dancing and, well, I ended up enjoying a really fantastic Saturday. More »

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What A Wonderful Woman

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My dear friend Gillian and I have a tradition where we enjoy a date night together whenever Lynda Carter, aka Wonder Woman, comes to town in concert. We first saw Lynda Carter together back in the Spring of 2012 and then again in the Spring of 2013. Last night, Lynda performed in concert again at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood, CA and Gillian and I were there for another night of great live music. I have been a Lynda Carter fan for as long as I remember. When I was little, I always wanted to have Lynda as Wonder Woman become my wife. I cannot tell you how special it is for me to be able to see her live in concert all these years later. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Divergent’

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Last night I met up with a group of friends for a dinner and movie hang at The Grove and really had the best time hanging out with everyone. Because it was the only movie that none of us had seen, we decided to see Divergent … which, I now know, was a terrible mistake. Even tho the movie wasn’t very good (at all), I did have a really nice time at dinner with Darion, Omar and Charlie … and then at the movie with Darion, Omar and Sebastian (who tagged in for Charlie). The movie wasn’t great but the company was and that is all that mattered on my fun Friday night out. More »

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WWOPD?

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Yesterday was a fairly quiet and uneventful day for me … that is until Scandal came on last night and then OMG, did things get tense. I spent the early part of the day working and then made my way to the Josh Rosebrook Salon to cut off all of my hair then made my way back home to spend some time in front of the TV. Yeah, not very exciting but I didn’t mind at all spending a mostly quiet night in. This weekend will be full of fun stuff so it was nice to have a night off. More »

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There’s A First Time For Everything

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A few days ago, I got to spend some time hanging out with my dear friend Sherri who is visiting LA from Michigan and because we had so much fun during that hang out session, we decided to hang out again yesterday afternoon/evening/night. Sherri and I go way back to our high school days and back then, we were big Disney fans (shocker, I know). Sherri and I saw Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King — all of the big Disney animated films — when they were originally released in theaters so we have a strong Disney background. It occurred to me during dinner a few days ago that we had the opportunity to spend time together at the Disney mecca, just the two of us. We decided to spend the day at Disneyland yesterday and we had the best time ever. More »

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‘Empire’ Overload

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Yesterday, as you may be well aware from my countless updates on social media, was Rex Manning Day which is a day that fans of the movie Empire Records can celebrate together worldwide. Last night, a few castmembers from Empire Records live-tweeted the movie so that fans around the world could partake in the fun altogether. As a HUGE fan of the movie, I was in heaven all day yesterday. I only ventured out for a quick trip to pick up some food but I spent my entire day partaking in the Empire celebration that took place online. It was fun. More »

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Party Party Party

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SO, my Sunday was pretty amazing … from start to finish, I had the best day ever. After I finished up work in the AM, I met up with my friend Adriana so that we could make our way to Darion’s mom Janai’s big birthday bash. Even tho we celebrated her birthday together on Friday night, yesterday’s event was her bigger party, open to Darion’s LEGION of friends. Of course Janai held court like the BOSS that she is and a great time was had by all. After Janai’s party, I made my way down to Anaheim to meet up and have dinner with my good friend Sherri who is visiting SoCal from Michigan for a few days. Sherri is my oldest friend, we go WAY way back so it was really nice to spend time with her. Altho I probably shouldn’t've, I made my way to the Echo late last night to partake of the Part Time Punks dance night devoted to the music of Siouxsie and the Banshees. OMG. I had too much fun … and stayed out way too late … and am still feeling the effects today, OY. More »

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