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Disneyland Half Marathon: Accomplished!

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I did it! I survived my weekend of races at Disneyland with the completion of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon yesterday and altho I was feeling horribly ill the day before, I woke up feeing better yesterday and managed to complete my race with no problems at all. The race was fun but it was even more fun to meet up with some friends who met me at the finish line with a great sign they made in support of my run <3 I ended up spending the rest of the day in the parks before I came home to rest up, change and then head out to dance the night away at the Echoplex for their Smiths/Morrissey dance night. It was a long, very tiring day but I lived to tell the tale. More »

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Dinner With The Doc

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One week after I moved out of my old place, I met up with the realtor to hand in my keys and be 100% officially done with that place. Naturally, the realtor was very impressed with how well I took care of the home so my full deposit will be sent to me quickly and then, my time in that place will be done done done. Afterward, I met up with Darion and his father for a lovely family dinner. All in all, it was a great day. More »

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A Day Off

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After a long week of taking care of moving stuff, I decided I needed to take a much-deserved day off. I didn’t do a single moving-related thing yesterday so that I could spend the day at Disneyland with my friends. I got there pretty early in the day and stayed until dark. Even tho I was (and still am) pretty exhausted from a string of busy days, I did have a lot of fun yesterday … as you can see in the photos below. More »

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Running On Fumes

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My Sunday was really hectic but productive. Even tho I really did not have time to run a race, I decided that I had to run my scheduled race yesterday so that I can remind my body that it has a lot of running to do very soon. With a 5K, 10K and half marathon in two weeks, I really couldn’t afford to skip on a race opportunity. After I completed my race, I returned home to resume packing/purging — only to find my air conditioner stopped blowing cold air! LOL. I managed to get a good chunk of work done AND managed to make some money selling CDs and DVDs at Amoeba Music. I rounded out my day with a quick hang with Tamar and managed to get to bed fairly early. More »

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Adventure Time

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I didn’t plan on doing anything fun last night other than packing but because the realtor that represents the condo I live in needed to show my place to potential new tenants, I decided not to be here when the showing took place. When I moved last, I had to deal with quite a few showing appointments where I was home working while potential tenants looked around my home on a realtor tour. I get that it’s necessary but it’s weird, awkward and can be uncomfortable. I got some work done yesterday afternoon with help from Emma, so I decided to meet up with my friend Jesse for a drink hang … wanna guess where we decided to meet? More »

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Calm In The Storm

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The process of moving is slow-going for me but is progressing nicely … for the most part. This move is proving to be a particularly emotional one for me (on many different levels) so I am finding myself a bit overwhelmed from time to time. It’s natural, moving can be a very stressful time for anyone so I’m just trying to keep all of that in mind. I’m digging out things that I have to decide to keep, give away, donate or trash. It’s oddly freeing to just get rid of stuff that I’ve determined I no longer need. Invariably, tho, I have come across things that are painful reminders of happier times which tend to stop me in my tracks but, thankfully, those moments are few and a quick trip to the dumpster has proven to be very helpful :D In the midst of my packing last night, I decided I needed a break … and luckily, my dear Ollie was free for dinner. More »

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Double Date

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Yesterday was my last day in Detroit and I decided to spend it with my parents. Because of my bizzy schedule all last week, I really didn’t get to spend much time with them so I knew I had to save Sunday for them. Sarah graciously invited them over to her home and then the four of us went out for lunch together. We didn’t get up to anything fancy, just a nice meal where we all got to talk and catch up with one another. More »

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Industrial Is Not Dead

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Yesterday was a fun day, full of mirth and merriment in two different cities in two different countries. Sarah and I started our day in Toronto, Ontario where we brunched and walked around downtown for a couple of hours before we had to hit the road for our 4 hour drive home to Detroit. After we regrouped at her place, we picked up Mark and made our way to Green Dot Stables in downtown Detroit for dinner … where we randomly ran into Erik and his friend Elisa … who told us about a kickass dance party at Small’s in Hamtramck. Of course we went and had the best night ever. More »

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‘Guardians’ Again / Tori Amos Covers NIN

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Last night Sarah, Mark and I made our way to their local movie theater so that we could see Guardians of the Galaxy together. Altho I’ve already seen the movie, they hadn’t so I was happy to see it again with them. The plan for the night was to keep things nice and easy so we opted for the movie date. Considering Sarah and I are headed up to Toronto, Ontario later today, an easy movie night was the perfect choice. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

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Last night I was invited to an early screening of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and to be honest, I had to think long and hard about agreeing to see the movie. Ever since the movie was first announced, all I heard were bad things about production, casting, storyline changes and on and on. Everything I heard about the movie before I saw it led me to believe that I would not like the movie. I’m glad I decided to see the movie anyway because all of the negative things I heard about the movie are completely untrue. The biggest surprise for me was that TMNT is NOT a Michael Bay movie (ie. it is nothing like the super annoying crapfest that his Transformers movies have become) — her merely produced this movie, he didn’t write or direct it. The second biggest surprise was how funny and charming the movie is. Altho the turtles are computer animated via motion capture cameras, they do have the same feel that we got from the rubber-suited turtles from the original TMNT movies of the early 90s. The movie isn’t without its flaws but I really enjoyed TMNT so much that I can totally forgive the few things that I didn’t like because there are far too many things that I really DO LIKE about the movie. More »

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