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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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Turnt Up

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So, my Saturday turned out to be quite a doozy … one that has left me reeling a bit today. I somehow managed to keep my Saturday mostly free with the intent of resting up and being lazy by day (in the insanely scorching heat) and then going out to dance in WeHo with friends by night. Instead, I managed to pack quite a bit of fun stuff in my day before I eventually went out last night. I got to spend time with old friends and new friends, enjoyed some art and engaged in my first bit of dancing in ages. It was a fun, if tiring day ;D More »

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A Night With Bugs Bunny And The LA Philharmonic

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Last night, Tamar and I made our way to the Hollywood Bowl to see a live performance of Bugs Bunny at the Symphony and we had the absolute best time ever. The show features live performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and screenings of classic Bugs Bunny/Looney Tunes cartoons and is probably one of the most magical things that I have ever seen at the Hollywood Bowl in my life. My first introduction to classical music was via Looney Tunes cartoons and now to see hear the music performed live by one of the greatest orchestras in the world, coupled with those beloved cartoons from my youth … it was an almost overwhelming experience. Tam and I were charmed from start to finish, it was truly a magical night. More »

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Hangin’ With My Boys

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Wednesday was a really great day for me. I went for my first run in months (terrible, I know), I enjoyed an amazing massage (wonderful, trust me) and I got to hang out with two of my fave guys. Because I have a group of races coming up in a few weeks, I know that my lazy ass has to get back into the habit of running. I’m embarrassed to admit that I haven’t really run since my last race … in May. With so little time left before I have to run for real, I figured the time has come to remind my body that it has to move for long periods of time. After my run, my amazing massage therapist Gwinn came by for a massage and OMG, I am not worthy. Then I met up for a coffee date with my new friend Austin and then I spent the rest of the evening hanging out with Emma, Josh and Duke at their place. It was a great day, indeed. More »

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Tiki Time

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Yesterday was a busy day for me as I spent much of it running all over the place, taking care of tedious errands. I had plans to get together with Eileen so I knew that I had our night together to look forward to. We talked about hitting up a few Tiki bars around town and last night settled on spending some time at Tiki No in North Hollywood. Eileen was very familiar with their infamous Scorpion Bowl drink which is basically a fish tank that is full of booze for 2 or more people to enjoy. I told her I was up for one drink and, well, this fish tank of booze ended up being that one drink. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

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Last night I met up with my friend Adriana for a dinner/movie hang and after we grabbed some decent Mexican food at Senor Fish in Eagle Rock, we went to a late showing of the sequel film Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation. As a fan of the movie franchise, I was really hoping that this new movie would hold up to the rest of the movies and while it was good, it wasn’t really as good as I think it should’ve been. That said, I liked the movie and I had a great time with Adriana and the movies. All in all, Rogue Nation gets a thumbs up from me. More »

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Out In Force

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Yesterday was another trademark Sunday Funday for me and my friends at the Disneyland Resort theme park in Anaheim, CA. I had to miss going to the park last weekend because I had just moved into my new place so I was itching to get down to see my friends this weekend. I had to run a few errands early in the AM so I wasn’t able to meet up with everybody until early afternoon but once I got there, a lot of fun was had. As usual, we rode rides, we drank dranks and we ate our faces off … ’twas a very fun day with a group of very fun people. More »

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