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The Sons Of Anakin Conquer The Disneyland 5K

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Last night, I met up with my Sons of Anakin compatriots Ashely and Jesse at the Run Disney Health Expo at the Disneyland Hotel to pick up our race materials for the 10th anniversary Disneyland 5K race that took place earlier this year. Today’s race was Ashely and Jesse’s first Disney race so I was very happy to be able to run it with them. We hung out for a bit last night, carbo loaded and got as much sleep as we could before we met up again at the starting line this morning. The race was really fun, Ashley and Jesse did very well and I am very happy to say that I have another Disneyland 5K medal to add to my growing collection. More »

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Happy Hour With Duke

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Last night I met up with Emma, Josh, Duke and Chelsea for a happy hour hang session where we could all catch up. It had been a couple of weeks since I got to see my baby (and my friends) so I was anxious to meet up with them. Emma suggested we go to our fave happy hour place — Public School 818 — and I was all, YEAH! By the time I arrived, Duke and the ladies had already gotten the party started with the food and drink. Afterward, we made our way to Emma and Josh’s for a nightcap hang, which was the perfect way to end the day. More »

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Wasted Youth

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Last night I met up with some friends to see an intimate live performance by singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee at the Library Bar inside the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. Bonnie released an EP titled Bombastic this summer and last night’s show was a chance for her to promote the EP and debut a new song or two to fans. I’m a decent fan of Bonnie‘s music but my friend Austin is an uber Bonnie McKee fan overall. As a singer/songwriter himself, he appreciates other singer/songwriters like Bonnie and does his best to show his love and support for them … like, seriously. After Bonnie‘s performance last night, Austin got her to sign his arm … so that he could get her autograph tattooed on his arm. Now that’s what I call true fan devotion. More »

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Another Convert

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Last night I met up with my friend David aka Ginger for a dinner hang at Outback after a few weeks of talking about hanging out. Ginger and I became friends last year when I started hanging out with social clubs at Disneyland (he’s in Mickey’s Empire) and it was discovered that I moved very close to where he lives when I moved to my new place last month. We’ve been talking about getting together to hang out outside of Dland and last night we finally got it together. The poor guy had never had Aussie Chayze Froys at Outback Steakhouse and I felt it was my duty to right the wrong. More »

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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

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Yesterday was my usual Sunday Funday with my Sons of Anakin friends at Disneyland BUT with a bit of a twist. Before we went to the park, I met up with Jesse, Jessika and Jolie for lunch at our fave Korean BBQ spot and we ate our faces off. From there, we hung out a bit before we finally rolled into the park to meet up with our friends. By the time we arrived, the temperature was much cooler, we were well fed and ready for fun. I’m not sure that it’s the routine that we will take up from here on out but it was a nice change of pace, I can assure you.


The lunch, shopping, hanging out thing before Disneyland was a nice change of pace but it’s not something we can really do on a regular basis. At one point, we ate so much we almost decided to just go nap somewhere, rather than play in Disneyland with our friends. Having access to an affordable all-you-can eat Korean BBQ joint can be dangerous. It’s something we really have to save for special occasions, maybe once a month or so. Once we got to Disneyland, we went about the biz of having our normal fun so all turned out well. Next weekend will be bonkers because it’s the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. I’ll be heading down to Anaheim on Thursday and will be staying until Sunday to run races. It should be fun … I hope. I’m so painfully out of running practice, I’m afraid I might crash and burn … so keep a good thought, please. It’s Monday and a new week. September starts tomorrow and … damn, where has the year gone?

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Old Friends

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For the most part, I was able to stay in and get shizz done in my new place. I did my first load of laundry in the washer & dryer IN my apartment (yay) and I managed to get more things put away rather than piled up in my extra bedroom. I took care of some biz at the Apple Store around 5 and ran into my dear friend Tony at the mall — so we hung out for an hour or so. Then I drove down to Anaheim to meet up and hang with some friends for an impromptu Disneyland date. All and all, it was very productive day. More »

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Jenny Lewis Ends Her ‘Voyager’ Tour In Santa Ana, CA

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Last night my friend Austin and I took a road trip down to Santa Ana, CA to see Jenny Lewis in concert at The Observatory (which has to be my fave concert venue in Orange County). Jenny chose The Observatory as the venue where she ended her Voyager Tour, so the night was a special one for everyone in attendance. I’ve seen Jenny in concert a few times over the past year, both as an opening act for Ryan Adams and during the first leg of The Voyager Tour earlier this year. Getting to see her, one more time, before she goes off to record a new record was a lot of fun, particularly because I got to share the experience with a friend who appreciates music and concerts as much as I do. More »

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FYF Fest, Day 1

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Yesterday was day 1 of the 2015 FYF Festival here in LA and for the first time in it’s 12 year existence, I decided to attend the 2-day music fest. I’m very clear about how much I hate going to music festivals — for a host of reasons — so you know that it has to be a damn fine festival to get my attention. The line-up of the FYF Fest this year was just too good for me to pass it up. Coupled with the fact that the festival takes place in LA (no travel) and is easily accessible by public transportation (eg. LA’s surprisingly convenient subway system, in particular), I decided to give it a go. I had such a great time at the festival yesterday that I cannot WAIT to get back down to the LA Coliseum park for day 2 later today. BUT before I can enjoy today’s fun, let me tell you about the fun I had yesterday. More »

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Kickin’ It With Kelly Clarkson

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Last night my friend Austin and I went to the Staples Center to see Kelly Clarkson in concert where, it was reported earlier, she announced to the world that she is pregnant for a second time. Because we were late to the game on getting tickets, Austin and I got cheap seats way up in the rafters and, honestly, had a great time together. I’ve seen Kelly in concert a few times before so I knew that her show would be fun … but I had forgotten how amazing her live singing voice is. Whether you’re sitting in the front row or up in the nosebleed section, Kelly Clarkson puts on a show that is sure to entertain from start to finish. More »

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Date Night With Amelia

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Last night my dear friend Amelia came out to my new place to see my new home and have a dinner date in my new neighborhood. Amelia and I don’t get to hang out as much as we like so these rare dates that we get are a real treat for me. She and I have been talking about getting together to just hang out over dinner for a while now and last night, we finally got together. I have to admit that my place isn’t 100% put together just yet but it is unpacked and put away enough that guests don’t have to see the stuff I’ve got stashed away in my guest bedroom :D More »

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