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‘The Pokémusical’ Is A Real Thing & It Is Glorious

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Last night I got to hang out with my dear friend Adriana who I haven’t seen in ages but I’ve been dying to spend some time with. She’s been bizzy interviewing for a new job (which she got, btw) and has been out of town a lot. We managed to finally nail down a date and last night was our night. We met up for drinks and dinner at the Cat & Fiddle pub in Hollywood before we made our way to Theater Asylum to see a Fringe Fest production of The Pokémusical! The night, as you can imagine, was a really fun one … full of laughter, Pokémon and friendship. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Monsters University’

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After running around taking care of a few errands yesterday, I discovered that a few theaters here in LA were offering early showings of the new Disney/Pixar film Monsters University (which opens in theaters today) and I decided to get the jump on things and see the movie as soon as possible. I called up Darion and away we went. Monsters, Inc. is one of my fave Pixar films so I’ve been really anxious to see this prequel. I am very happy to report that the Pixar magic strikes again … Monsters University is really a fantastic film. More »

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Hanging With The Man Of Steel

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Yesterday was a day that I reserved for hanging out with my homie Josh Z. who is recuperating after shoulder surgery. I got to spend some time with him Tuesday night but I wanted to spend more time with him last night. So long as he was up for company, I wanted to be there for him to try and help cheer him up … especially since he has always been there for me in the years that I’ve known him. His amazing wife Emma has been by his side the whole time so I wanted to spend time with her too, after all, she’s been hanging out at a hospital for a couple of days … which isn’t really all that fun for anyone. I’m happy to report that day 2 of Josh’s recuperation went well … I found him in pretty good spirits, which was so nice to see. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Bling Ring’

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Yesterday was a nice full day for me. After I finished up with work I made my way to East LA to visit my good friend Josh Z. in the hospital after he underwent shoulder surgery yesterday. He has been such a good friend to me that I just wanted to be there for him to try and cheer him up a bit. After my visit, I met up with my friend Johnny for dinner at Tortilla Republic because we were LONG overdue for a catch-up date. Then I raced to Century City to meet up with Kirsten, Darion, Loy and Ryan at the AMC Theaters to see The Bling Ring. I’ve been DYING to see this movie since it opened here in LA on Friday and I did not want to miss my first opportunity to check it out. I am happy to report that I loved The Bling Ring pretty much entirely. More »

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Movie Review: ‘World War Z’

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Last night I was invited to a media screening of the new Brad Pitt film World War Z and after all of the gossip and subsequent promo for the film, I knew I wanted to watch it as soon as possible. Because I haven’t yet read the book, I knew that I’d have to base my opinion of the story solely on the movie version so I went into the theater last night with a completely open mind. That said, with all the chatter about reshoots and problems with the production, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got was a wholly entertaining zombie movie that delivered from beginning to end. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I really liked this movie. More »

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San Francisco Marathon: Accomplished!

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Welp, I did it. I ran my 4th marathon yesterday in San Francisco and altho it was one of the more difficult races of my running career, I can honestly say that it was also one of the most fun. When I signed up to run the San Francisco Marathon I honestly didn’t think about the challenge that I was taking on. SF is a very, very, EXTREMELY hilly city and unsurprisingly, there are a lot of hills over the coarse of the race. The hills were endless and really tough to run but I managed to push thru and get ‘er done. I always feel great when the race is over but my sense of accomplishment yesterday was thru the roof. If I can run a marathon in San Francisco, I think I can run a marathon anywhere else in the world. More »

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Gearing Up For The San Francisco Marathon

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Yesterday I made my way up to San Francisco, CA to get settled in before I run the San Francisco Marathon tomorrow. The flight up from LA was quick and painless and I managed to get into town early enough to check into my hotel and then make my way out to the SF Marathon expo so that I could pick up my race bib for the race. Last night, I had dinner with Emma’s sister Chelsea and then we met up with her boyfriend and his brother for a late night showing of Man of Steel. All in all, it’s been a fun time here in SF thus far. More »

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Björk Electrifies Fans At The Hollywood Bowl

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Last night I made my way to the Hollywood Bowl to see Björk live in concert for the third time in the past week. As you may know, the Icelandic chanteuse played a residency of shows here in LA that included performances at the Hollywood Palladium and concluded with a HUGE performance at the Hollywood Bowl last night. A lot of my friends were in attendance at the show last night but I only got to hang out with a few of them. I met up with Emma, Melanie and Michael at the show last night and we all had an amazing time. Click below to check out some photos of Björk at the Bowl. More »

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Home Is Where The Lurve Is

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I made it back home from Detroit last night safe and sound and in one piece … actually, I returned home from my visit as a more whole piece than when I left last week. As I’ve mentioned in the past few weeks, I’ve been having a hard time emotionally (again) but I can honestly say that I have been feeling 100% better in the past few days. My quick trip home had a lot to do with my happier demeanor but the great counsel I got from my friend Josh Z. before I left was amazingly helpful as well. I managed to enjoy myself fully while I was home with my friends and I am now back in LA with a much happier and, I think, healthier attitude. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Purge’

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Yesterday was a very relaxing day here at home in Detroit Rock City. I spent much of the day chilling with my friends Sarah and Mark in their home (one of my favorite places on Earth) and then spent my evening beaming with pride of my BFF Sarah’s kickboxing skills. We finished out the night at the movies and, for the most part, had a really fun time out. I’ll get to the amazing kickboxing stuff in a bit but let’s talk a bit about my movie selection of the night — The Purge. Reactions to the film are a bit of a mixed bag among my friends but I can say that I liked the movie, for the most part. More »

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