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Happy Birthday, Baby Björk

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Yesterday afternoon, I was invited to celebrate the 3rd birthday of one of the sweetest, most adorable little girls on planet EARTH by her amazing parents Genevieve and Charlie in Silverlake. I met up with Eileen and Tamar and we made our way to the Silverlake Rec Center to celebrate little Audrey‘s birthday at her adorable costume party. As you can see, Gen created a costume that turned Audrey into Björk wearing her infamous swan dress — which was just the cutest thing EVER! I was one of the RARE adults who decided to dress for the party and I’m not ashamed. Click below to see photos from Audrey‘s fun birthday party yesterday afternoon. More »

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An Evening With The Dead

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Last night I met up with my friend Adriana so that we could partake of the annual Día De Los Muertos Celebration on Olvera Street, which is one of my favorite things to do here in LA. I’ve been to the festival every year that I’ve lived here and was anxious to attend this year’s celebration. The festival takes place nightly the week of Hallowe’en and Day of the Dead (November 2) so there are plenty of chances to partake in the fun. Last night’s event was the most sparsely attended night I’ve ever seen but the folks who came out did so with love in their hearts. We had a great night. More »

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You Want A Hot Movie? You Betta Work, Witch

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Last night was one of those perfect LA nights that make me so happy that I live here in SoCal. One of the best things about living here in LA is getting the chance to see movies at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. It’s a treat that I reserve only for the most special of movies. In honor of Hallowe’en this year, last night’s Cinespia movie was The Craft. Now, because it is one of my all time favorite movies (along with Clueless, Empire Records and Hackers), there was no question that I’d be in attendance last night. My darling Amelia agreed to be my date and we had the best time ever … with a couple thousand other folks AND three stars of the movie! I mean, c’mon … so amazing! More »

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My Fastest Marathon Ever

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So, yeah, yesterday … big day for me. As is my custom, I spent most of the week complaining about how un-ready I was to run a marathon. In the hours leading up to the race, I was convinced that I was going to do poorly in the Detroit International Marathon. I’m not sure what happened … maybe someone put the voodoo on me, maybe I was caught up in the beauty of running the streets of a city I love so much but I managed to beat my previous personal best marathon time by 40 minutes! I felt really good for much of the race and was pacing about an hour faster than my previous best time but I knew that I would have to slow down a bit near the end so I didn’t want to get ahead of myself. I just kept looking forward toward the finish line and was completely overwhelmed by emotion when I crossed the line. It was a great, great day for me :D More »

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Schoolin’ The Youngns

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So, let me tell you about my Friday. A few years ago, PITNB reader Erin Meyers asked if I would answer some questions about blogging for an academic project she was working on and earlier this year, she sent me a copy of the book that her project became. Erin teaches at Oakland University here in the Detroit area and she asked if I would be able to come in and speak to her honors class about the blog. I said yes and yesterday was the day. It had been many years since I stood in front of a class room so I was a bit nervous but her students were great and the class lecture flew by. After class, I made my way downtown to pick up my race materials for the Detroit Marathon tomorrow and then last night, I made my way out to Royal Oak for a late dinner at Little Tree. It was a bizzy but very fun day. More »

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Lurve Them Tigers

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Last night a group of friends (including Sarah, Mark, Agnes Ken — and Adriana in spirit) and I made our way downtown to root for the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park in Game 5 of their playoff series with the Boston Red Sox. Altho the game didn’t go our way, we all had a lot of fun rooting for the Tigers in person. Ken managed to secure a set of great seats for the game and we did our best to rally and cheer for the Tigers all night long. We ended up losing by just one run but, as I said, we all had a blast at the game together. More »

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Rooting For The Home Team

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Last night Sarah and I got to hang out with our dear friends Erik and Steve at their home before we stepped out to catch up over dinner (while the Detroit Tigers were handily beating the crud out of the Boston Red Sox on TV). My sweet kitty Majik is buried in Erik and Steve’s backyard and I was able to say my goodbyes to her in person. I will never be able to thank Erik for all the care he provided for Majik in her last days. I will love him and Steve forever for allowing me the opportunity to say goodbye to her. The rest of the night, I’m happy to say, was spent in happy revelry and we all laughed and talked together and, yes, rooted for the Tigers baseball win :) More »

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An Audience With The Princess

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Last night I got to hang out and spend time with Tracey and my goddaughter Zakiya who isn’t a little girl anymore. Princess Zakiya is basically a queen now at the ripe old age of 8. Because I wasn’t feeling all that well after my late night Saturday, Tracey and Z came over to hang out at Sarah’s place so we could enjoy a more laid back evening. It was really fun getting to spend time with the both of them :) More »

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9 1/2 Years Of Dorkwave

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Yesterday was my first full day here at home in Michigan and 90% of it was spent lounging with Sarah in her beloved Den of SlackTM … but last night, we got all dolled up and made our way to the Corktown Tavern to dance the night away at the 9 1/2 year anniversary of the Dorkwave danceparty. We got there early so that we could meet up with friends and talk before the party really got going … and basically had the time of our lives! We had a lot of fun … much of it was photographed, some of it — thankfully — was not :) Detroit knows how to party, I have to tells ya ;) More »

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Emma And Trent At Connie & Ted’s

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Last night I met up with Emma at a place in West Hollywood called Connie & Ted’s and we had THE most amazing seafood dinner ever. The place has been open for a few months now and I’ve been dying to check it out but I never got around to going. Last night was my chance and LORD have mercy was the food delish. Emma had the fish and chips and I had the lobster roll … which I’m still thinking about right now :) More »

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