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Party Like It’s Nineteen ‘Eighty Two’

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Last night I met up with Emma and Josh for a dinner hang in Koreatown/DTLA after we talked about doing something fun the last time we hung out on Sunday night. Emma had heard about a new place called Pot that supposedly offers up amazing Korean pot dishes. I have been wanting to go to a new barcade called Eight Two that just opened in DTLA so we decided to have dinner at Pot and then head out to Eighty Two for some arcade video game fun. Dinner was good but not amazing. The barcade was fun and pretty amazing. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’

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Last night I was invited to an early screening of Captain America: The Winter Solider at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, CA so I brought along my BFF Adriana and we set off for a night of comic book movie fun. I have been LOVING all of the Marvel Comics movies that have been coming out over the past few years and really did enjoy the first Captain America film. But this time around, yeah, I think they really got it right in telling this story. Without all of the slowness of the necessary origin story that we got a lot of last movie, this time around The Winter Solider is packed with action from beginning to end — like a great comic book movie should. More »

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Hey Girl, Whatcha Watchin’?

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A few days ago I mentioned that I selected the Fox sitcom New Girl as the latest TV show for me to binge watch and yesterday, I finally made it into season 3 of the show. Because I had a few things to take care of around the house yesterday and it was just easier for me to remain unshowered and unfit to be seen by human beings outside of my home, I was able to spend time finishing off season 2 and getting into season 3. SPOILER ALERT: I’m up to the part of the series where Jess and Nick are doing it (all the time) and Schmidt is in deep doo for cheating on CeCe (Winston remains awesome/my fave character on the show). Fun times. I’ve been warned by some people that New Girl season 3 may not be the best but thus far, I’m all in. More »

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The Museum Of Awkward Family Photos

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Last night the California Heritage Museum hosted the opening of an exhibit featuring a collection of Awkward Family Photos which have been featured on the hugely popular website of the same name. As I may have mentioned before here on the blog, my good friend Adriana submitted one of her childhood photos to the site many years ago and it remains one of the most popular photos on the site. Adriana was in attendance at last night’s exhibit opening and she happily posed alongside her photo on display. She was also interviewed by a news station about her inclusion in the world of Awkward Family Photos. Click below to see photos of Adriana at the California Heritage Museum last night and learn more about the Awkward Family Photos exhibit which will be on display until July. More »

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Celebrating The Birth Of Caleb

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Last night a bunch of us got together at a bar called Wolf and Crane in Little Tokyo last night to celebrate my good friend Caleb’s birthday. Even tho it was a Monday night, we had to gather together to celebrate Caleb’s day. Even tho he’s not really big on showy attention, it was nice to see so many people together in the same place to heap all of our love on the birthday boy. More »

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Santa Patrick’s Day

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Yesterday morning I woke up in beautiful Santa Barbara, CA and right now, I’m back in my temporary home in Manhattan Beach, CA recovering from a very fun St. Patrick’s Day. I didn’t drink and party like you’re supposed to on St. Patrick’s Day, instead I spent my day in the company of really good friends on a very LONG day. We were able to enjoy a leisurely morning in Santa Barbara before we made the drive back home to LA. The weather was bright and sunny and traffic, if you can believe it, wasn’t Hell on Earth. All in all, it was a pretty nice St. Pat’s. More »

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Mother’s Day

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Yesterday morning, I met up with Adriana and her mom Linda (who is visiting LA this week from snowy Detroit) and the three of us made our way up the California coast for a quick trip to Santa Barbara. Linda really wanted just one day/one night up in SB for a bit of relaxation from the craziness of LA and she asked us to come with her. Because I’m never one to turn down an offer from lovely ladies, I thought it would be a fun overnight trip and away we went. We made it to SB early enough in the day to grab lunch and shop and visit the beach … we had a really nice day together. More »

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The Turtle Arty Art Club

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Last night I met up with my friends Tamar, Ollie, Amelia and Caleb for an impromptu night of art appreciation in downtown LA which turned out to be a lot more fun than was anticipated. Originally, our plan was to make our way to Ham & Eggs Tavern to see an art show featuring work by Annie Motel (who is one of our dear friends) and then grab some dinner nearby. We ended up chilling for a bit at Annie‘s show, then making our way to another gallery called Arty to say hello to one of Tamar’s friends. We ended up spending some time at that gallery appreciating the work of artist Len Aaron, the 97 year old co-founder of Aaron Brothers Art and Framing. We all fell in love with Len, who was at the gallery showing off his work, and he loved all of us … especially the young ladies. More »

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Throwback Thursday

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Last night I made the trek up from Manhattan Beach (where I’m house sitting near the beach for a couple of weeks) to meet up with my friend Eileen for a special showing of the 1985 film Back to the Future (one of my all time faves). As you may recall, I saw The Breakfast Club on the big screen earlier this week and on Sunday I’m planning on seeing Purple Rain. The Arclight theaters here in SoCal are having an 80′s movie extravaganza so there are lots of fun movie options going on this week. Last night, Eileen and I went back to 1985 and we had the best time together. More »

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26.2 HOT Miles From The Stadium To The Sea

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So I had a very long day today … how about you? While many folks spent their Sundays lazing about in the gorgeous weather here in LA today, me and about 25,9999 other folks decided today would be a great day to run 26.2 miles from Dodger Stadium near downtown LA all the way to the pacific ocean in Santa Monica … “for fun”. Hahaha. I know I’m making it sound like it was pain but really, it was a great experience … mostly. Today’s LA Marathon was my 9th overall in a little over a year from my first marathon at the end of 2012 and it was one of the toughest races I’ve endured yet. The temps got really hot by mid-morning and I’m afraid I didn’t really prepare properly in the days leading up to today’s run but with a little help from my friends, a lot of LURVE from many of YOU guys and the stubborn will to keep putting one foot in front of the other, I managed to successfully complete the 2014 LA Marathon. More »

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