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Movie Review: ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

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Last night I attended an early showing of Guardians of the Galaxy in the Cinerama Dome at the Arclight Theater in Hollywood because any chance I get to see a movie early is a chance that I’m going to take. I’ve been really anxious to see Guaridans for many months now — even tho I had never read a single Guardians of the Galaxy comic book ever, I had zero knowledge of ANY of the film’s characters and I stayed completely away from all plot spoilers. I saw the movie completely cold. But, because it was a Marvel Studios film, I knew that it was a movie that I had to see as soon as possible … and I was right. There will be a few contenders for the best film of 2014 and I’d argue that Guardians is one of those movies. It will surely be the best superhero film of the year (sorry X-Men: Days of Future Past) and might even be the best Marvel Studios film yet. More »

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The 3 Amigos

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Yesterday was a very good, very productive day for me. Having just paid off my car IN FULL, the DMV mailed me the title of my car … which proved to be a GREAT start to the day. I then went to look at what may be my new home in Hollywood but until I know for sure, mum’s the word (tho I wouldn’t mind if you keep a good thought for me). Last night, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to enjoy a night of karaoke with a couple of Sons of Anakin SC friends at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney and SINCE we were in the neighborhood, we may have ridden a ride or two in the parks. Not bad for a Wednesday, I think. More »

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Happy, Happy Hour(s)

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Last night I met up with my friends Tamar and Caleb for an Oyster Happy Hour at Mess Hall in Los Feliz because we had been talking about checking it out and our happy hour turned into happy HOURS. Tam and I ate about a million oysters, which we augmented with a bunch of other deliciously snacky things. As we tend to do, the three of us got into a really engaging conversation that covered an array of topics and when we were finished, we realized that we had been in the restaurant for 5 hours! Like, I’m not even exaggerating. The time flew by, we had fun … hours and hours of fun :) More »

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Fully Patched

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Because Sarah and Mark had a noon flight back to Detroit yesterday, we really didn’t have much time to end their trip with a bang. We ate a delicious breakfast at Mauro’s Cafe at Fred Segal and then I had to take them to the airport for their flight home. SINCE I was already halfway to Anaheim, CA anyways and SINCE it was the first Sunday that I was able to wear my Sons of Anakin Social Club patches on my vest, I decided to head down and enjoy a fun day at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure with my peeps. I know you’re probably not going to believe this but, I only had the best day ever. More »

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Tourist Trap

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For Sarah and Mark’s last full day here in LA we decided to take it easy and make it a tourist day. We met up with Tamar and Adriana for lunch at Umami Burger in Hollywood and then made our way to enjoy the madness of Hollywood Blvd. We spent most of our time running around the Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum taking photos … which was a lot more fun than I thought it would be. For dinner we had a family dinner at Musso & Frank’s Grill — the oldest restaurant in Hollywood and then spent the rest of the night just hanging out. And in a flash, Sarah and Mark’s visit to LA is over :( More »

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Reppin’ The D In The A

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Last night Sarah, Mark, Adriana and I got all dolled up in our Detroit Tigers gear and made our way down to Anaheim, CA to root for the Tigers against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Before we got down to the business of baseball, we grabbed a fun dinner in Downtown Disney beforehand. We just couldn’t fit in a visit to Disneyland during Sarah and Mark’s visit (which is why I missed running into Britney Spears at Disneyland yesterday) so I figured dinner in Downtown Disney was a nice consolation prize. We had a blast at the game, even if we didn’t win (boo). Click below to see some of our fun photos. More »

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Tori Amos By The Bay

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Last night my friend Sarah and I made our way down to San Diego, CA to see our second of four Tori Amos concerts on her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour and SURPRISE! We had the Best Time Ever … at the show. Our trip got off to a bummer start when Adriana had to drop out of taking the trip with us because of car troubles. Then we dealt with ONLY the worst traffic ever both on the way down and on the way home … but in between all of that drama, we enjoyed one of the best Tori Amos shows ever. Tori played for Sarah and me our favorite song together, Tear In Your Hand. The whole setlist was crafted to make every single person in the audience cry their eyes out so … yeah, it was the best. More »

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An Evening With Tori Amos & Tash

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Sarah and Mark’s first full day here in LA was a great one! The two of them met up with Adriana for a day at the beach and then we all convened at my place to get ready for a fun night ahead. We enjoyed a great dinner at Mess Hall in Los Feliz before Sarah and I made our way to the Greek Theater to see Tori Amos in concert. Aide and Mark spent the evening at the Griffith Observatory. Afterward, we all met up at the Red Lion Tavern in Silverlake for a nightcap … and then we went across the street to the Cha Cha Lounge for a photobooth shoot. We like fun! More »

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They’re Heeeeere

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Yay! My BFFs Sarah and Mark arrived here in SoCal safe and sound last night, getting underway a week of fun ahead. Because they had to work a full day yesterday, they were not able to fly out until 8pm ET … which meant that they arrived at 10pm PT. Because I keep my home painfully free of anything even remotely resembling nutritious (that is, while I am out of running training — which I need to start up again very soon, not to digress too much) we had to stop off to pick up provisions on our way home. Sarah and I have a LONG history of hours spent at Target so, naturally, that’s where we went. We dropped off food and luggage at my place and then went out for a late bite to eat. We enjoyed a very nice first night together. More »

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Spic And Span

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I’m very excited to share that my BFFs Sarah and Mark are arriving here in LA from Detroit later tonight for a week of fun here in SoCal. Every time Tori Amos goes on tour, Sarah and I make plans to see her in concert as much as possible. This week we will be seeing her in LA and in San Diego and then next month, I fly back home to Michigan to see her in Detroit and in Toronto, Ontario. Because Sarah and Mark will be staying with me this week, I had to get the West Coast Den of SlackTM cleaned up for their stay and, well, I had to call in a professional to get the job done for me. More »

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