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Yesterday afternoon David and I trekked out west to Marina Del Rey, CA to attend a baby shower for our friends Genevieve and Charlie who are expecting their first child together ANY DAY NOW! They’ve already settled on naming their babygirl Audrey so, naturally, her baby shower was dubbed The Little Aud-Ball ;) Part of the fun yesterday included making quilt squares so that they can be sewed together later on:
No, this cute square was not made by us (unfortch) ours was a bit different. After the jump, check out the quilt square that David and I painted (along with a few others) and check out a couple of adorable photos of Me with Gen and her burgeoning Baby Bump … More »
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Yesterday was a kinda chilly day here in LA … we endured a week of temps reaching the low 100′s and then yesterday the temp dropped into the low 70′s/high 60′s … we’re fragile creatures here in SoCal so it was deffo a shock to the system. I decided to turn off the air conditioning, open up all the windows and bury myself in my University of Oklahoma Snuggie in front of the TV. I managed to catch a showing of Scream and then was inspired to round out my day by watching Scream 2 and Scream 3 in succession:
As y’all are prolly well aware, I am VERY excited about the release of Scream 4 next year so it was really fun to reminisce with the first 3 films in the franchise. I vividly remember how big a hit Scream was when it was released in 1995. It had successfully lampooned all the cliches that we constantly see in horror films while still scaring the crap out of us. Scream 2 and 3 were very fun sequels, especially 3 especially because Parker Posey is effing fantastic! If you’ve not seen Screams 1, 2 and 3 in a while I urge you to dig out those VHS tapes or DVDs and check ‘em out again. Fun times, I’m telling you.
David and I did manage to get out of the house last night … we met up with Emma and Josh for dinner in Culver City. It was really fun getting to spend time with them. Afterward, I came home while David hit the town with our other friend Josh.
This afternoon, David and I will be going to a baby shower for our friends Genvieve and Charlie! They’re expecting the birth of their first child together very soon so today is the day we celebrate her arrival :) Tonight, EMMYS! Hope you’re having a swell Sunday ;) Wee.
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Last night David and I decided to forgo all the craziness going on around town and stay in for a quite night on the couch … which, of course, meant a night at the movies! First up, I watched the 1984 film Red Dawn … then the 2003 film Party Monster … then the 1992 film Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
I had only seen Red Dawn once before but I had forgotten most of it … it tells the fictional tale of a Soviet/Cuban invasion of the USA and the first months of World War III. It stars Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen, Lea Thompson, Jennifer Grey and others as freedom fighter kids who fight back against the invading armies. It’s ridiculously cheesy but still a great movie. I remember seeing Party Monster (starring Seth Green and Macaulay Culkin) in the theater back in 2003. The film is outrageously fun … and while people mainly remember Macaulay performance, I have always been much more impressed with Seth‘s performance in the film. And the film soundtrack? OMG, it’s one of my faves of all time. I also saw Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the theater back in 1992 … I loved it then and I love it now. The world may know Sarah Michelle Geller as Buffy Summers but Kristy Swanson was the original Buffy and she kicked all kinds of ass in the original film. I don’t usually spend my Friday nights in front of the TV but last night was a fun exception.
Not sure what we’re doing tonight … there’s an Emmy party that we may attend but we’re still undecided. It’s such a nice day out, I think I’ll do something to enjoy it while I can. Happy Weekend, y’all!!
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Last night David and I met up with our friends Darion and Sebastian so that we could finally see the #1 movie in the country right now, The Expendables. To be honest, the only reason that Darion and I were even remotely interested in seeing this movie was because Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel) is featured in the flick … David and Sebastian just came along for the ride. All in all, the film about a group of semi-geriatric action stars saving a fictional Latin country from the evil despotism of a soul-less dictator and the American slime-ball bankrolling his efforts was kinda fun … but it was also kinda bad, but in a good way:
The opening moments of the film had us worried … that is, until the first bad guy was blown to pieces by a grenade launcher. It was at that moment that we knew that even if the acting was terrible (it was), if the writing was terrible (it was) and if it would be difficult to look at Sylvester Stallone‘s bad plastic surgery with a straight face (it really was) the movie would still be worthwhile. The action scenes are really ridiculously fun (as opposed to the film’s few attempts to feature genuine emotion from the actors … those scenes were just plain ridiculous) and make the movie worth your time and money. I was a bit surprised to see that the Governor of California had a cameo in the film and was even more surprised that Charisma only had 2 scenes in the whole movie … but, still, we had a good time:
To clarify, it’s a movie that you could prolly wait to see on DVD or on cable but I’m glad that we went.
One more thing, I also used last night as my opportunity to wear my “vintage” 1991 POP Swatch:
I realize this glorious piece of neon plastic nostalgia has nothing at all to do with our movie fun last night but I’ve been in such a Swatch mood lately, I’m actually really proud to show off my watches :) Besides, one can never wear too much neon, ya know?
It’s Friday … I hope all y’all have a great weekend planned! Enjoy it!!
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Yesterday afternoon I got to be the guest of my good friend Tony at the LIVE taping of America’s Got Talent. Despite the fact that neither of us watch the show, we were very excited for the taping because Kylie Minogue was in the hiz to perform the US premiere of her new single Get Outta My Way. As with all TV tapings, our cellphones had to be checked in upon arrival so I wasn’t able to take any photos personally … thankfully, Kylie posted an amazing photo herself on her official Twitter profile:
#getouttamyway !!!!! / I had so much fun tonight at #AGT..thanks to you all….also, BIG UP for Tony Testa’s amazing choreography :) / Big thanks to David Koma for the amazing dress I wore this evening on #AGT xx :)
Despite all the waiting (4 hours!!!), Tony and I had a blast yesterday afternoon. It was such a thrill to be so close to Kylie in person. Tony managed to get us front row seats, which made all the hassles totally worthwhile.
After the jump, check out video of Kylie‘s performance of Get Outta My Way on America’s Got Talent last night … More »
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Because David and I have decided to join the Target Boycott due to their funding of horribly homophobic politicians in this country, we found ourselves in need of a new store to buy our household products. We decided, after hearing many great things, to take our business to Costco. Now, for many years, I’ve resisted shopping at Costco because I have a hard time swallowing the notion of paying a $50 annual fee to shop at a store BUT … we decided to give it a shot:
While we managed to find many of the things we needed in large bulk sizes (and at surprisingly low prices) we were a bit bummed by the limited brand selection. I was thrilled to find cases of bottled Mexican Coca-Cola (which is made with pure cane sugar rather than fructose corn syrup) but chagrined not to find our favorite kinds of shampoo, body wash, hand soap and dry snacks. As you can tell from our very full cart, we did find many of the things we needed but left the store with much of our shopping list left unfulfilled. To be honest, the whole shopping experience at Costco was really stressful. We’ll have to see how we manage to use all the stuff we bought but I fear that shopping at Costco may not be for us.
After our harrowing shopping adventure, I made David take me to one of my fave dining places — find out how I stuffed my face, after the jump … More »
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I spent my Monday running around taking care of errands which included paying a visit to the Swatch store in the Beverly Center so that I could see Dr. Swatch. For 2 weeks, all Swatch locations in the US are offering free battery replacements, free strap adjustments and free crystal buffing on all of your Swatch watches:
I’ve been collecting Swatch watches since 1989 (which I used to buy at Hudson’s department stores back home in Michigan) so I’ve got quite a few … and some of them had dead batteries. But one visit to Dr. Swatch yesterday and I got them all new batteries, installed for free! If you have any Swatch watches that need new batteries, just take them to any Swatch store here in the US and get free batteries … but you have until Sunday so, get a move on it ;)
There are still more errands to take care of today … David and I are no longer shopping at Target due to the company’s support of homophobic politicians in Minnesota, so we have to stock up on household supplies elsewhere. Believe me, it pains me very much to boycott Target (which used to be one of my fave stores) but it’s much more important for us not to support their support of homophobia. We’ll be visiting Costco for the first time so hopefully they will be an adequate replacement. Lots to do … and it’s gonna be a hot day here in SoCal today so … Happy Tuesday :)
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Yesterday was a very nice and quiet day for me … I managed to get my day’s work done on the blog and tidy up the place a bit before David returned home from his quick trip back East. I spend the rest of the day just relaxing … after all the running around I’ve been doing lately, I was only interested in doing a whole lotta nothing. I did managed to set aside time to watch True Blood last night:
I really loved Lafayette and Jesus‘s psychotropic trip out session … seeing the Virgin Mary bust a move was really cute ;)
Last night, I hung out with Emma and Josh for a bit in Manhattan Beach, CA before going to LAX to pick up David from his flight. Now he’s home, we’re together again and have no plans to do anything too strenuous for a few days. I have a trip home to Detroit in a couple of weeks but in the meantime, I’m planning to do as little as possible. Happy Monday!
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After a bit of a lackadaisical day yesterday I met up with Darion for an evening showing of the cinematic masterpiece film Piranha 3D:
The film, which I loved immensely, inspired so much in me that I had a hard time coming up with a concise way to adequately convey just how much I liked the film and, in addition, express what the film entails overall. So, I will post the Piranha 3D review that my friend Eric posted on his Twitter profile:
Pirhana 3-D….titties titties titties… Chewed off cock… Titties titties titties… Blood… Titties… Fantastic plot.
And that, folks, is THE best review of the film you’ll ever read. Utterly ridiculous? Yes. Wholly entertaining, HELL yes! Piranha 3D is a B-Movie in the grandest sense … hell, there were so many bared boobs in the flick it can actually be classified as a Double D-Movie. The plot is just ridic … but you must see the film for the inventive death scenes. I have a few faves which I will share in the comments for those of you who have seen the movie. If you’ve not yet seen the movie, check it out cold … I think you’ll have a good time ;)
After the movie, Darion and I supped at Fat Fish where we ran into our friend Sebastian and then we met up with Emma and Josh in Hollywood for some after dinner drinks. ‘Twas a fun night!
Today, I have some crap to take care of around the house before I venture out to pick up David from the airport. It’ll be nice to have him home again :D Happy Sunday! Happy Weekend!
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Last night my friend Jordan and I made our way to the Greek Theater here in LA to see Rufus Wainwright live in concert. Rufus‘s extremely talented little sister Martha was the opening act and they put on one hell of an amazing concert together. Martha‘s set was short but very sweet and Rufus‘s show was, well, unlike anything I’ve ever seen before:
The first half of the show was intended as a self-contained art piece complete with visuals and some theatrics. Before Rufus took the stage, this announcement was read aloud:
The first part of the program will be performed as a song cycle with visuals by Douglas Gordon. During the first set, Rufus has asked that you please do not applaud until after he has left the stage. His exit is part of the piece. After a brief intermission, Rufus will return for the second part of the show during which you may applaud to your heart’s content. Please also refrain from photography during the first set.
Then Rufus took the stage wearing a costume with a 15 ft. train and performed in its entirety, in chronological order his entire new album All Days Are Nights: Songs for Lulu. Some folks in the audience found it difficult to refrain from applauding but all in all, everyone complied with Rufus‘s instructions. This portion of the show was haunting and very beautiful. The second half of the show as more concert-like and very fun. After the jump, check out some photos from that part of the show … More »