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Xmas Prep

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I am happy to report that for the first time ever, David and I will be spending Xmas together. Yes, in the almost 5 years that we have been together, we have never been able to spend Xmas together because one or both of us jetted off across the country to be with our parents. Thru a series of circumstances, David decided to stay here in LA with me … and we are very much looking forward to spending our first Xmas together. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The King’s Speech’

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Despite the still falling rain here in SoCal, David and I braved the wetness to get out of the house for a bit to get some fresh air and to see a movie. We decided to take a chance on one of the heavily-hyped Oscar movies of the new awards season and decided to see The King’s Speech (thus far nominated for multiple Golden Globe and Screen Actor’s Guild Awards) starring Colin Firth, Geoffrey Rush and Helena Bonham Carter. I am pleased to inform y’all that the Oscar hype is worth it … The King’s Speech is a stunningly fantastic film. More »

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It Can’t Rain All The Time

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And so … the rain continues to fall here in SoCal. I’m not gonna lie, while I can appreciate the change of pace … the continuous rain is starting to be a real downer. I spent all of yesterday holed up indoors, trying to stay out of the cold wetness inside … and also spent much of my time trying to extract the constructive criticism from some of y’all about your feelings regarding the new layout of Pink is the new Blog. More »

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Pink Is The New Layout

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So … the new layout. No one knows better than I do how much of a change this new layout on Pink is the new Blog is but I really like it and I hope all y’all do, too. A couple of years ago, I changed formats from an archaic one-post-per-day format to the more standard individual/numerous blogposts per day. Now I’m venturing forth in this new format that I’m hoping will offer more interactive content on a daily basis … More »

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Food For Thought

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Altho my day started out shakily, I slowly but surely started to feel back to my normal self as the day wore on yesterday. I’m telling you, the rain that has been falling continuously for the past few days (and continues to fall today) hasn’t really helped me get over my illness but I am happy to report that — at last — I’m feeling better. For the past 2 weeks, I’ve been obsessed with The Lobsta Truck that pops up around LA because I’ve been craving one of their Lobsta Rolls ever since I saw them featured on the local news. Basically, they take mounds of fresh lobster and they pile it on a crispy toasted bun and drown the whole thing in butter. Even tho I wasn’t totally totally well yesterday morning, The Lobsta Truck came relatively close to my home and David — my hero — went out in the rain to get me a couple of Lobsta Rolls: More »

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Peaches Saves

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Last night, David and I made our way to The Orpheum Theater in downtown LA to see Peaches live in concert. To be honest, I wasn’t at all sure what to expect from a concert that was being called Peaches Christ Superstar but I was totally surprised and WOWED by what we got. Peaches performed the entire soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar all by herself with only a piano accompaniment. Peaches‘s longtime collaborator Chilly Gonzalez played piano and Peaches sang … the entire Jesus Christ Superstar show all by herself: More »

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The Teaches Of Peaches

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After spending about 16 hours unconscious yesterday, I am happy to report that I am feeling a smidge better today. I’m not sure what the heck is going on but this is the second time I’ve come down with a 24-hour bug that really knocked me on my bum. Yesterday was a pretty hellacious day and the only way to not suffer was to be asleep. The body aches stopped at around 8PM last night but I slept the rest of the night away in the hopes that I would wake up refreshed. I wouldn’t say I’m feeling refreshed exactly but I am feeling a million times better. I’m deffo on the upswing and that is the best news ever. If I continue to keep feeling better, David and I are still planning to make our way to the Orpheum Theater in downtown LA to see Peaches live in concert:


I’ve been a fan of Peaches for many years now so I’m excited to see her live on stage again. She is performing a show titled Peaches Christ Superstar that I’ve heard is pretty fantastic to see. I’ve deliberately stayed away from any show spoilers so I’m really looking forward to seeing what she’s got in store for us. To be honest, if it weren’t for tonight’s show, I’d deffo be staying my ass in bed … but it’s Peaches. I gotta see this show.

And so … another Friday is upon us again. This weekend is the last weekend before Xmas so … I hope all y’all make the most of it! Happy Friday, Happy Weekend!!

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The Big re’V'eal

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For much of yesterday, I was feelin’ fine and dandy … I happily received a press package from ABC to promote the upcoming second season of V:


As you can see, in the box is a DVD of the first 3 eps of season 2, a V baby rattle and a gummy rat for eating. Those of you familiar with the original V series from the 80′s know where the show is going. But there are enough changes in this new version of V that we can’t really be sure what is gonna happen. As you may recall, season 1 ended after Anna‘s baby eggs were incinerated … and red clouds covered the skies of Earth. Season 2 picks up from there and the action gets going really quickly. Here is our first look at the official promo poster for the cast of V season 2:


As you can see, all of our fave familiar faces are in there. I do NOT want to spoil anything but there is a big reveal at the end of the first ep that literally made me jump up out of my seat and scream with glee. This reveal has been heavily talked about since San Diego Comic Con last Summer but I managed to avoid hearing about it … hence my surprise when I watched the ep. If I missed the spoiler, I’m sure many of y’all have too so I won’t spoil it for you. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of the original V series then you are going to LOVE what happens in the first ep of season 2 :)

Unfortch, late yesterday afternoon — after I committed to going to the movies with Darion — I got really sick. Flu-like symptoms hit me like a ton of bricks … and then I felt like I was run over by a truck. It knocked me out so bad, I had to cancel on the movie ;( I spent all night in bed … and I’m still not feeling great today. I’m just thankful this didn’t happen when I was in Detroit … still, I’m feelin’ pretty rotten. I’m gonna be in bed all day long as soon as I’m done with today’s work … if you are feeling well, revel in it people! The only think you think about when you’re sick is now you took for granted when you weren’t sick :/

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Close Enough To ‘Normal’

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Last night David and I made our way to the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown LA to see a performance of the touring version of the Tony and Pulitzer prize winning musical Next to Normal. Altho I first saw the show on Broadway back in August of 2009, I was really excited to be able to see the show again here in LA:


David is a huge fan of the show so he was really excited to see it again. Alice Ripley, the actress who originated the lead role on Broadway (and won a Tony award for her work), is featured in this touring cast and she is joined by a fantastic group of actors. I was really impressed with all of them, especially Emma Hunton who plays Natalie the daughter. For those of you who don’t know, Next to Normal tells the tale of a family that has to deal with a mother’s frantic bi-polar disorder. I know it doesn’t sound like the kind of fare you’d get from a stage musical but the story is not only compelling, it’s riveting and truly heartfelt. The show is here in LA until January 2, it’s a deffo must see for all Broadway musical fans.

Tonight, I’m hoping to meet up with Darion for dinner/movie/hanging out … other than that, things are gonna be pretty quite around here. I hope your Wednesday is going well!! Happy Hump Day!!

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Getting Back To ‘Normal’

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I have safely and happily made my way back home from my frigid and snowy home state of Michigan to the warmer climes of California … and it feels good to be home. Even tho I had a lot of fun in Detroit, I really really REALLY hate the cold and the snow so … yeah, I was itching a bit to get back home. I did manage to bring a bit of my home with me to LA … my mom scrounged up my class rings, yearbooks and other school memorabilia so that I could bring them home with me:


I think I’m finally ready to ask David to go steady with me so … he’ll get to wear my high school class ring if he says yes. I know that many folks have asked for high school photos of me but I just can’t find the strength to embarrass myself like that just yet … maybe some day but, nope, not yet.

So yeah … I’m home again … and for a while ;) Tonight, David and I have tickets to see the Broadway musical Next to Normal which is in production here in LA for a few weeks:


We both saw it on Broadway in NYC last year but not together. He loved the show so much he wanted to see it again so … that’s what we’re doing! Happy Tuesday, y’all … it’s great to be home!!

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