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My Savior

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Much to my chagrin, I’ve been battling back the symptoms of a cold for the past few days and, for the most part, I’ve been able to keep the worse of them at bay … but yesterday was not a good day, let me tell you. I woke up with the worst body aches but, thankfully, free from a sore throat or any stomach ailments. I did my best to keep myself as medicated as possible with Dayquil by day and the magical nectar of the gods, Nyquil by night:


I’m still not feeling great today but I do not feel worse than I did yesterday so I’ll take that as progress. I’m hoping to be well enough to go out tonight … David and I are invited to some event at the Frank Lloyd Wright house here in LA so we were hoping to check that out. The rest of the week ahead is a bizzy one and then I’m flying back home to Detroit next week … so I really don’t have time for any flu shenanigans. It is almost the last day of November already, can you believe it? I hope your Monday is going well and that the December to come will be a fabulous one for us all :)

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Ok Go Is So Damn Hot

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Despite the fact that I started to come down with symptoms of the flu yesterday, I did my best to battle them back all day long with meds, liquids and sleep so that I could make my way out to Club Nokia to see Ok Go in concert. David returned home from back East last night so I picked up up from the airport and we made our way straight to the venue to see the show:


If you can believe it, part of the concert was presented in 3D. I mean, yes the whole show was in actual 3D but Ok Go showed some video footage in 3D that could be seen properly with 3D glasses … so fun! After the jump, check out a few photos that I snapped at the show lat night … More »

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Let’s Go, Ok Go

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I managed to avoid all shopping yesterday on Black Friday because I was too bizzy chilllin’ at home watchin’ movies on the couch. I did manage to get out of the house last night to meet up with my new friend Jen for dinner at Dominick’s. She and I had the best time … we talked for 3 hours about music and concerts and life and everything in between. She and I agree on so much music and we’ve seen some of the same shows over the years (altho, on opposite sides of the country) that we lost track of the time. We had a blast.

Tonight, I’ll be making my way out to Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles to see Ok Go live in concert:


I’ve seen the band live over the years (going back to a show in Detroit back in 2004) and never get tired of seeing them rock out on stage. I’m really excited so that’s what I’ll be doing tonight. David gets home from his Thanksgiving trip back East tonight as well so … today is going to be a great day! Happy Saturday!!

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Leftovers

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I don’t know about you but I had THE best Thanksgiving Day yesterday. Well, OK, it wasn’t the best ever but it was pretty damn good, if I say so myself. This year, I bucked tradition and stayed home … which, to be honest, is no different from any of my other lazy days spent at home, alone but there was a quietness yesterday that made the day feel especially lazy … and fun. After I finished up work early, I lazed about on the couch watching The Twilight Zone marathon on KTLA all day long:


The Twilight Zone is one of those TV shows that scared the HELL out of me as a kid … but as an adult, I really enjoy the fun stories in most of the eps. It’s just so easy to watch episode after episode all day long without having to move a muscle.

I did manage to get out of the house last night to meet up with Angie and Jen to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:


I really wanted to see the movie again, yes, but I really really wanted to hang out with Angie and Jen last night :) We had fun, ’twas a nice night out.

I’m gonna try and hang out with Jen again later today but, for the most part, I’m gonna take the day nice and easy. While so many other people are dealing with crazy Black Friday bullshizz all over town, I’m gonna just relax. Happy Friday, y’all!!

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A ‘Love (And Other Drugs’) Story

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Last night I made my way out to the ArcLight in Hollywood, CA to see the new Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway film Love and Other Drugs. I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this film for months now, mainly because of the sexy nature of the story … but, to be honest, I really wasn’t expecting very much from the film. I am happy to report that the film is not only sexy but it is actually a very good movie as well:


First, I’ll get the important stuff out of the way … yes, Jake and Anne are nekkid quite a bit in the film. Jake bares his bum a few times and shows off his hand-covered front as well … so if you’re lookin’ for nekkid Jake, this film is for you. For the first 10 minutes of the film, I was certain I was going to hate it … but that turned out not to be the case. I don’t want to give too much away but in the end, Love and Other Drugs turns out to be a really sweet, really heartfelt love story. Yes, there’s a lot of sex … but there’s also a lot of tender moments that truly make the film worth seeing. It takes a while for the chemistry between Jake‘s character and Anne‘s character to become believable … but they do get there. I honestly was expecting to not really enjoy the film beyond all the nekkid scenes but I ended up loving the poignant stuff more than nudity. Love and Other Drugs is a really good movie, deffo worth seeing because of it’s sweet story … but the nekkid bits on display are a nice bonus :)

Today is going to be a very lazy day for me … I am really excited to bum around the house. I’m going to try and meet up with Angi for a movie later tonight but, yeah, for the day I’ll be on the couch in my jammies. Happy Thanksgiving :D

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Fun Not Fab

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On Monday night David and I attended an early screening of the new film Burlesque which stars the legendary Cher and Christina Aguilera in her feature film debut. To be honest, I really wasn’t all that excited to see the film but I had a hard time turning down an offer to see the movie in full for free in order to make an honest assessment of the film. Long story short, I didn’t love the movie but I also didn’t hate the movie:


After the jump, read some of my thoughts on the film and find out what I liked and what I disliked about Burlesque. I will say right now, the movie is fun to watch and might be worth putting on your Must See Movie list … More »

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Remasterpiece

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Yesterday was a pretty quiet day for me … I woke up with a bit of a sore throat so I spent all day yesterday doing everything I could to keep from feeling worse. My mood was lifted greatly by the arrival of the remastered re-release of Nine Inch Nails‘s debut album Pretty Hate Machine:


As you may recall, we learned late last month that Pretty Hate Machine – The 2010 Remaster would be released this month and yesterday was the day. I’ve been listening to the gloriously remastered album ever since it arrived. I can’t even express how much Pretty Hate Machine means to me … I vividly remember when it was released back in 1989 … and here it is, released once again. This time around I purchased the CD version, the Vinyl version and the digital version … happy to support the genius of Nine Inch Nails.

Last night, David and I went to a screening of a film that I can’t talk about yet … but I’ll be sure to post my write-up as soon as I’m able.

David flies back home to Connecticut today so I’ll be flying solo here in SoCal for the rest of the week. I’m actually looking forward to the alonetime … and hopefully, to be feeling better ;D

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Birthday Lurve For Angie

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Yesterday afternoon David and I made our out to Laurel Tavern in Studio City, CA to celebrate the birthday of our dear friend Angie! Angie returned to the scene of the crime from last year’s celebration and held court as we all lavished love and presents on her ;)


Angie is one of my newer LA friends but she has quickly become very special to me. It was so much fun getting to hang out and celebrate her yesterday, we had a blast. We have more plans to future celebrations after we get thru Thanksgiving so I’m really looking forward to that. Please send all of your BIRTHDAY LURVE to Angie today :D

Last night, David and I met up with his friend Brian for a quick drink hang-out session in West Hollywood before we retired for the evening. It was a very nice but very cold Sunday here in LA. With the holidays ahead, I’m gonna try and keep as low a profile as possible. Happy Short Work Week, y’all!!

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No War Make, Love Make Instead

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Yesterday afternoon, David and I met up with Emma, Josh and co. for a bite to eat and hang out session at The Village Idiot on Melrose Ave. We hadn’t seen them in a while so it was nice catching up with them. We were joined by their friends Michael and Melanie and a grand time was had by all. Melrose is peppered with pretty good graffiti and I snapped a photo of this very cool Star Wars-inspired poster tacked up near the Village Idiot:


It’s cool, right? After dinner/drinks, David and I made our way to Hollywood to attend the screening of a movie that I can’t talk about just yet. I’ve written up my review and will be able to share it with all y’all in a couple of weeks. I cannot WAIT to share :D

Today David and I will be heading into the Valley to celebrate our good friend Angi’s birthday today!! It shall be a blast!

Happy Sunday, y’all … hope your weekends are going well. Wee!!

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‘Hallows’ Be Thy Fame

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Yesterday evening, before I made my way to the Viper Room to see American Hi-Fi LIVE in concert, I attended an opening day showing of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA. Without question, I loved every single second of the film and enjoyed it so thoroughly that I cannot wait to see it again:


JK Rowling‘s Harry Potter books are always so rich with detail and lush storytelling that the film versions, as good as they are, seem like watered down tales that pale in comparison to the original source material. Because the final Harry Potter book, The Deathly Hallows, has been turned into 2 films, that watered down feeling didn’t feel as heavy-handed as it does for previous films. True, not everything in the first half of Deathly Hallows is included in Part 1 but we do get much more of the story than we usually get from the film adaptations … and we have an entirely new film to look forward to as well. This final installment of the Harry Potter film franchise is very dark and very scary … even for adults. No lie, I jumped out of my seat a couple of times with actual fright. There’s a lot of sexiness going on as well … Daniel Radcliffe strips down to his underwear in parts of the film and the semi-naked kissing (fantasy) scene between Harry Potter and Hermione Granger made me feel really … uncomfortable. Still, those elements are required of the story so they didn’t feel gratuitous … in fact, they added muchly to the tone of the film. I was very impressed with the animated scenes that were used for the retelling of The Tale of the Three Brothers within the film. All in all, the film impressed me greatly … I loved it entirely. I really, REALLY did not want the movie to end … and when it does, I gave an audible sigh of sadness. I fear I’ll be bawling my eyes out when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is released next Summer. I damn near bawled my eyes out this time!

I’m not sure how this film will play for folks who are unfamiliar with the Harry Potter books and/or movies but the other 98.7% of the planet should enjoy this film very much.

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