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Mac Sabbath Slays, Chvrches Rules

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Last night, I finally got to see the LA cover band Mac Sabbath live in concert and I am very happy to report that it was truly one of the most fun concerts I’d been to in a very long time. Mac Sabbath is a Black Sabbath cover band that dresses as demonic McDonald’s characters. They play up the McD’s theme very well in the look and feel of their shows and even change the lyrics to Black Sabbath songs to make them even better. I went to the show with my friend Eileen and her new man Kevin. Afterward, I hightailed it back to Hollywood to see Chvrches play a late night DJ set at Sound Nightclub … which kept me out until 3AM. Ugh. It was a long but very fun night. More »

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The Babysitters Club

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Last night was a really cool night for me … because I got to spend a lot of really great quality time with my little homeboy Duke. His parents, Emma and Josh, attended the Hollywood premiere of The Avengers: Age of Ultron at the Dolby Theater so Emma’s sister Chelsea and I were enlisted to care for the little prince while his parents partied the night away. Yes, we had to send them constant updates and lots of photos so that they could see that Duke was OK but we had a blast nonetheless. More »

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Renewing My Vows

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Yesterday was a really fun Sunday Funday for me. I started out my day at a birthday brunch for Tam’s dad Richard and afterwards, I made my way to Anaheim to hang out at Disneyland with my friends. Not only did I get to spend some time with my Sons of Anakin fam but I also ran into and got to hang out with my friend Ashen — who I hadn’t seen in FOREVER! Last week, I renewed my Disneyland Annual Passport for another year of Disney fun, which I picked up at the ticket booth yesterday and immediately put to use. Perfect Sunday was perfect. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Ex Machina’

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Yesterday morning I met up with my friend Tamar and her new friend Julia for a morning hike up to the Griffith Park Observatory. The observatory is absolutely one of my favorite spots in all of LA so the was, you can imagine, really great. I’ve driven up to the Observatory plateau but yesterday was my first time walking up the mountain to get there. Rad. Last night, I met up with Tam’s dad Richard for a belated movie date with him. We decided to see the new sci-fi drama Ex Machina, which I liked a lot even tho it had a few problems. All in all, yesterday was a really solid Saturday. More »

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Yelle Slays LA

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Last night, I met up with Darion and Omar at The Roxy to see our absolutely favorite pop star Yelle in concert and we had an amazing time. Yelle is performing at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival this weekend and next weekend and she booked a pair of LA-area concerts so that fans could see her live without having to deal with the pain in the ass that is the Coachella festival. I’ve been a fan of Yelle for a few years now and I still don’t know what she’s signing … but I do know I love her music and she puts on a fun ass show. More »

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Chill Easter Was So Chill

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Altho I usually spend my Sundays at Disneyland, everyone in my group decided to take the day off for Easter so I decided to follow suit. I ended up staying home for the entire day, lounging on the couch watching cartoons. It was very sweet. Then, last night, I met up with Tamar and her friends Jennie and Andrea and we made our way to Jeremy’s place for a little housewarming party. Jeremy has a new puppy and a new place, so a party was required. Chill day, chill night … chill Easter was so great. More »

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Birthday Birthday

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Yesterday I got to celebrate the birthdays of two very special ladies. For the early part of the day, I got to spend time with Tamar’s mom Jackie in celebration of her birthday (which is actually today). Tam’s dad Richard invited me to join his family for an afternoon concert by flautist Claire Chase at UCLA and then for a sumptuous sushi dinner afterward. Last night, I met up my by dear Emily (fellow member of Sons of Anakin) to celebrate her birthday (which was yesterday) with our SoA member Ashley and their boyfriends David and Nic. Two birthdays, one day … too much fun. More »

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Best Seder Ever

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Last night I was graciously invited to Seder dinner at Emma and Josh’s home for Passover and it was only the best Seder ever. This was baby Duke’s first Passover so that was special and and of itself … but we were joined by a bunch of Emma and Josh’s friends and, well, dinner was the just the best. We did a loose version of the Seder ceremony and then got right down to the eating and drinking. I’m telling you, bitter herbs are delish. Emma and Josh provided the fun 10 Plagues masks to make the night extra special. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Kumiko The Treasure Hunter’

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Last night I met up with my beloved Adriana for a late movie date that we kinda pulled together at the last minute. The last time we hung out, we saw the comedy What We Do In The Shadows but before the movie, we saw a trailer for a movie called Kumiko the Treasure Hunter. It looked really interesting to us so we decided to see it together. Based on the trailer for the movie, I was expecting the film to be a light-hearted, whimsically magical adventure story … but Kumiko is not that, at all. The movie is much darker, way more depressing than I was expecting but, even so, I found it a beautiful movie … even as the story got sadder and sadder. Trust me, Kumkio the Treasure Hunter is not the indie feel good movie of the year but it’s a movie that I did enjoy nonetheless. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Furious 7′

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My plan yesterday was to do absolutely nothing but then my friend Genevieve invited me to an early screening of Furious 7 so my plan quickly changed. I hadn’t seen Gen in ages so this was a great chance to spend time with her and since I’ve never seen a Fast and Furious movie before, I figured this would be a good time to start. I was a bit concerned that I might not know what would be going on in Furious 7 since I never saw any of the 6 previous movies but I quickly learned that the movie stands on its own. I have to admit, it was difficult to see Paul Walker in this movie but I have to say that it is a very fitting tribute to his memory. More »

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