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Pac-Man Fever

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And so … another Hallowe’en has come and gone. November 1 always feels to me the way it feels for Charlie Brown and Linus on the day after Hallowe’en … there’s so much anticipation and then, in a flash, it’s over. October 31 last year was the day that David and I met our good friends Emma and Josh and we had to celebrate our Friendiversary … unfortch, Josh got sick and was MIA all weekend long. He was feeling better yesterday but still couldn’t come out to any parties … so David and I trekked down to Manhattan Beach, CA so that we could all celebrate our 1 year together:


Our plan all along was to be the Super Mario Gang this Hallowe’en but because Josh was sick, he wasn’t able to partake in any of the fun … despite the fact that he got his Toad costume and everything. So, at the very least, we snapped a couple of photos to commemorate the occasion. We had a fun dinner and hang out session together … but it was then time for Josh to go back to bed and David and I had to get back to West Hollywood for the 23rd annual West Hollywood Halloween Carnaval! As you can see, David and I dressed up as Pac-Man characters:


We then met up with our friend Dino and hit Santa Monica Blvd. to take in the all the fun and crazy Halloween sights. Check out some of our fun photos, after the jump … More »

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Mario Party

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Yesterday was Day 2 of this year’s EPIC 3-day Hallowe’en weekend and David and I spent the whole day with our BFF Darion. As you can see from the following photo, I was dressed up as Super Mario all day long:


And David was dressed up as Luigi:


And in costume, we made our way to the movies to see SAW 3D:


Speaking of SAW 3D, I have to say … it was pretty good. While the film’s storyline wasn’t the best (I mean — that fact, you prolly already knew), I have to say that seeing the death scenes in 3D was pretty rad. We all enjoyed the film very much:


It was very disconcerting to have the traps come out of the screen and into your face as if YOU were the one being tortured in the film. The SAW movies have been pretty much the same cringe-worthy fare for years but adding the 3D element and putting the viewer in the hot seat was a convention that worked very well. Again, the story is kind of a throw-away (tho, I did love the surprise revelation at the end) but overall, I think it was the best SAW film since the first one. We had a blast.

After the movies, we went to dinner at Pink Taco (still in full costume) and then made our way to a too fabulous Masquerade Party in the Hollywood Hills. Check out some of the fun photos we snapped last night, after the jump … More »

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Good Guys & Bad Guys

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Last night Darion and I attended a Heroes & Villains themed Hallowe’en party hosted by our friends PJ and Tara and we had a total blast. I decided to dress up like one of my all-time fave villains … Cobra Commander:


Unfortch, Cobra Commander‘s hood isn’t really conducive for Hallowe’en parties so I pretty much only wore it for photos … but we had a blast at PJ and Tara’s party. After the jump, check out some of the photos we snapped last night … More »

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‘Great’ Expectations

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Last night was a quite one here at the ol’ homestead … I decided to stay in so that I could watch ABC‘s airing of It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown:


I’ve watched The Great Pumpkin every Hallowe’en for as long as I can remember … it never gets old. I know that some of y’all may have missed seeing it last night … so thankfully, ABC is reairing it tonight at 8PM. Tune in, DVR it — don’t miss out! It’s a classic.

Watching Charlie Brown reminded me of all the great Hallowe’ens of my youth and really helped get me in the spirit of the season:


We are very lucky that Hallowe’en is on Sunday this year because that gives us a 3-day Hallowe’en weekend! I’ll be going with Darion to a Heroes & Villains party tonight where I’ll wear my first of 3 costumes. Tomorrow, David and I will be joined by a gang of friends at a Masquerade Party where I’ll be rockin’ costume number 2. Sunday, we’ll be going to 2 parties around town and possibly the big West Hollywood Hallowe’en fete where I’ll be wearing costume number 3.

Have a happy, safe and FUN 3-Day Hallowe’en, y’all! Send in your costume photos … I’ll show you mine if you’ll show me yours ;D

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Gorillaz Invade LA

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Last night David and I made our way to the Gibson Amphitheater in Universal City, CA to see Gorillaz live in concert on their Escape to Plastic Beach Tour. What we got was a 2-hour visual and musical spectacle that never failed to entertain and had the entire sold out audience dancing in their seats and in the aisles:


I’ve been a big fan of Gorillaz for years and I only got to see them perform live once on their very first tour. Last night’s performance not only blew away that first performance I saw all those years ago but it also blew away most of the concerts I’ve seen in the past few months. After the jump, check out some photos and video from last night’s fantastic concert performance … More »

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Gorillaz In My Midst

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Tonight is gonna be fun … tonight, David and I will be making our way to the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City to see Gorillaz LIVE in concert:


I’ve only seen Gorillaz live in concert once, many years ago in Toronto, CA on their first tour. I have been a huge fan of their music for years and I am so excited to be seeing them on stage again. I had planned on heading down to the NBC Studios to attend the taping of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in order to see Kylie Minogue perform live on the show … but there is no way I can make it out to Burbank and then be back home before heading back out to Universal City for the concert. Still, I am very excited about tonight’s show … I believe cameras are allowed so I’ll do my best to snap some fun pics to share tomorrow.

Happy Wednesday!

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1.21 Gigawatts Of Fun

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As I mentioned yesterday, David and I met up with our dear friends Emma and Josh for a 25th anniversary screening of the classic 80′s film Back to the Future:


To accommodate Em and J-Z, we decided to head down to Marina del Rey, CA for the screening … and we had a BLAST! Emma showed up with a case of mini Yellow Tail wine and, well, it made the movie’s awesomeness even awesomer. I couldn’t get over how perfectly BTTF captures the spirit of the 1980′s … in almost every scene (well, set in 1985) there is a pop culture icon featured in the film … from portable cassette players (in this case Aiwa not Sony), to jean jackets with buttons on them … to those famous Nike sneakers. OY! I just love the movie so much … it was really a dream come true seeing it on the big screen for the first time ;D

After the movie we went out for a quick sushi dinner and decided to call it a night:


Last night was so much fun … we’ll be hanging with Josh and Emma all Halloween weekend long, since October 31 is our Friendiversary.

No plans for tonight … just gonna lie low and enjoy my Tuesday.

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‘Back’ In Time

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25 years ago today the classic 80′s film Back to the Future opened in theaters … tonight, on the 25th anniversary, David and I will be joined by our friends Emma and Josh for a screening of Back to the Future on the big screen:


Josh found out that AMC Theaters around the country are screening Back to the Future today in celebration of the film’s 25th anniversary and we jumped at the chance to attend. This film is honestly one of my favorite films of all time … and I’ve never seen it in a theater. I am so excited, I can’t even tell you.

I hope your Mondays are going well … it’s the final week of October, y’all. Enjoy the Hallowe’en fun while you still can ;)

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The Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull

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Last night David and I met up and hung out with our really good friends Tamar, Ollie, Rob and Caleb after not seeing those kids for far too long. We’ve been meaning to all get togther and it just hasn’t happened. Last night, tho, we all convened for food, drink and spirited conversation and had the best time ever. After a quick trip to the liquor store to pick up a bottle of Crystal Skull Vodka, we retired to Rob and Tam’s place to carry on the drinkin’ and conversatin’:


I got peer pressured by EVERYONE to jump on board the latest social networking bandwagon called Instagram … so, you can check out any photos that I post using that fun app on THIS Tumblr page.


I’m not sure how long I’ll stick with this new social networking toy but … meh, we had fun with it last night.

Not sure what the plan is for tonight … David and I may go back to Rob and Tam’s so we can screen the new Dexter promo DVD I just got that has the next 3 eps of the show. There will be no more Crystal Skull Vodka, tho. That shizz is way too smooth to drink responsibly … oy!

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Blame It On The Devil

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It is with a very heavy heart that I must report … Paranormal Activity 2 is a terrible movie. Believe me, no one is more bummed about this fact than I am. I LOVED the original film so much, I was really hoping the sequel would be just as good. Actually, the sequel didn’t even have to be as good … I just wanted it to be good. Alas, it is not good … at all:


I shant spoil anything about the film to those of you who want to see this film so I’ll keep my very spoilery comments behind the cut. I will say here, tho, that I am very surprised by some of the good reviews that I read and mislead me to believe the film was good. There are many things about the film that make it almost unwatchable, paramount among them is bad acting. But the writing is also terrible and the premise, OMG, it’s so dumb I can’t even believe they decided to go with it. If you want to find out what I’m talking about, read on — after the jump … More »

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