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Thank You For Being A Friend

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Yesterday was a pretty bizzy and very fun day/night for me. I managed to get my errands done in the day so that I could run around and play with friends last night. After I got a sweet haircut from my friend Josh Rosebrook, I met up with Emma and Josh for a night of fun. We made our way to our friend Tom’s place for a Bea Arthur Xmas Ornament-making party. Yes, you read that right. After the soiree, the 3 of us made our way to the Hudson Theater to see Tom in a 30-minute musical production of Home Alone (which is as awesome as it sounds). After that, we grabbed food and then said our goodbyes. THEN, I met up with Tam, Rob, Ollie and Caleb for a night of Super Nintendo video games. Basically, too much fun. More »

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To Glass Or Not To Glass

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Last month we saw photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence rocking a pair of Google Glass in San Francisco, CA on the day that she revealed that she chopped off all of her hair. This week, I was invited by Google to purchase a pair of Google Glass personally and … I’m having a hard time deciding if I should pony up the bucks for the new tech. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Google Glass, it’s a device you wear like glasses that act as a portable computer of sorts on your face. You can see a functional screen and can use the device to take photos. For the most part, most of the people I’ve asked about Glass have told me YES, buy them! Others have suggested I not. I’m hoping some of y’all have opinions that you’d like to share with me. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Frozen’

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Last night I met up with my friend Darion for an evening showing of the new Disney animated film Frozen even tho I really had no real interest in seeing the film. I know, insane, right? I’m the biggest Disney fan and everything that I’ve seen about the movie made it look so bad to me that I figured this would be a movie I’d skip. When the first trailer came out in June, I was so disappointed … particularly since the trailer had NOTHING at all to do with the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale The Ice Princess which the movie is based on. But, I’ve been hearing the best things about the movie from people who actually saw it so Darion and I figured … why not? I am SO happy to say that the movie is GREAT. I loved it a lot. The promo advertising has done this movie such a disservice. I cannot believe I almost decided NOT to see this movie based on the way it’s been advertised. More »

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

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What a difference a day makes. On Saturday, I was back home in Michigan suffering thru 30 degree temperatures … and yesterday, I was out and about here in SoCal enjoying temps in the high 70s. Tamar and her father Richard graciously invited me to go on a hike with them in Griffith Park and I gladly accepted. We spent a couple of hours climbing up to the summit of our trail and then back down to Earth again. It was just what I needed to get my bearings back again. The rest of the day was spent running around taking care of errands and then last night was spent on the couch catching up on some TV. My Sunday was a very nice one, I have to say. More »

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… And Back Home Again

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And so, I am back home in LA. My quick Thanksgiving trip back to Michigan has come and gone and I am now back in the sunny climes of SoCal. My trip home was a nice, very uneventful one but my day … ugh, my day was an extremely stressful one. As you may have noticed, there have been a few technical problems with the site in the past week or so but the folks who handle the tech problems have been really great about getting those problems fixed. Yesterday, we noticed that something wasn’t working quite right behind the scenes and in fixing the problem, 10 days worth of posts were accidentally wiped out. Needless to say, Shannon and I were freaking out about all that lost work. Very thankfully, the tech folks came thru again and managed to restore the lost work … but not without a lot of hard work on their part and a lot of worrying on my part. As a result, my last day in Detroit wasn’t really a great one. More »

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The Laziest Of Days

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Okay, so maybe my Thanksgiving yesterday wasn’t the actual laziest day of all (especially due to the fact that my friends and I got up at 5AM to run the Detroit Turkey Trot in the freezing falling snow) but AFTER we finished our morning workout, it quickly became the laziest day of all. Despite the fact that I posted a few photos on Instagram early yesterday, I didn’t really take many photos for the rest of the day. I was really preoccupied with visiting with my friends that I didn’t even think to snap photos like I usually do. Photos were snapped of me, tho, so if you like, you can click below to see what I got up to last night. More »

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Thank-Full

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Just a quick post to share some of the the fun that my friends and I enjoyed on Thanksgiving and to talk a bit about some of the many things that I am thankful for this holiday season. For the second year in a row, my friends and I participated in the annual Detroit Turkey Trot race that takes place in downtown Detroit every Thanksgiving morning. Of the approximately 470 races that take place on Thanksgiving day all across the country, the Detroit race is among the most popular (last year it was the third most popular behind races in San Diego and Sacramento, CA). It was cold last year but nowhere near as cold as it was this year. The high temp early Thanksgiving morning ranged between 21 and 23 degrees F. It was only when Mark and I (the first in our group to race, we did the 10K run … the rest of our group did the 5K run an hour later) were walking to the starting line that we realized that it had begun to snow. And if you can believe it, the 31st annual Detroit Turkey Trot this year was one of the funnest races I’ve ever run in my life! More »

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Lurve Refuel

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Last night I met up with my dear, dear Ollie for a dinner hang in Hollywood after a couple of weeks of not being able to see one another. It had been FAR too long since we last hang so I wanted to make sure that we were able to reconnect at least once before I fly back to Detroit for a few days (and then Hawai’i a week after that). Thankfully, she was free to meet up for dinner so we decided to grab some grub at the Pig & Whistle on Hollywood Blvd. Ollie and I are big fans of old skool Hollywood glam and altho the boulevard bares not actual resemblance to the glory days of Tinsel Town, we both appreciate the history that does still reside there (way down deep, under all the grime). We may be the only Los Angelenos that actually like hanging out in Hollywood ;) More »

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Friendsapalooza

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Yesterday was a really fun day spent in the company of really great friends. I met up with Darion, his mom Janai (who visited LA for a quick day trip) and our newlywedded friends Loy and Ryan for a brunch hangout session at Cecconi’s in West Hollywood. After we were sated and all caught up, I made my way to Pasadena to spend a bit more time with Emma, Josh and his mom Catherine who is also visiting LA for a short time. We had so much fun Friday night that I wanted to see Emma, Josh and Catherine one more time before she flies back home to St. Louis. After that, I made my way out to Echo Park to help celebrate my friend Genevieve’s birthday at a place called Little Joy. All fun, all day with all my favorite people! More »

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Movie Review: ‘Philomena’

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After my movie hang session with Eileen yesterday afternoon, I met up with Emma, Josh and his mom who is visiting from St. Louis for another movie hang session last night. I hadn’t seen Josh’s mom since their wedding last year so I really wanted to make sure I got to spend at least a little time with her (and Emma and Josh). I met up with them at the Westside Pavilion where we decided to see the movie Philomena at the Landmark Theater. Philomena stars Dame Judi Dench and is a movie that we heard about a few weeks ago so we thought it would the perfect movie for us to see. I am really happy to relay that Dench is really flawless in this film about a mother in search of her long lost child. More »

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