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Drinks For Two

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In an effort to get out and enjoy the cool SoCal night last night, David and I ventured out for a little shopping trip at The Grove. For the most part we did a lot of window shopping but did enjoy a casual stroll around the outdoor shopping area. We stopped in at the Whisper Lounge for a couple of drinks and a bit of convo:


All in all it was a pretty nice and quiet night. My plans for tonight got changed up a bit. I was supposed to go to a screening of Tron: Legacy but it has been moved to Saturday night instead. I think David and I are going to try and meet up with our friend Jordan who we haven’t seen in an ice age … tho, it’s possible that we will enjoy another easy, breezy night of a whole lotta nothing.

We’re just one day away from the weekend … I hope you’re having a great day!!

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A Bionic Wonder

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Yesterday was a pretty quiet day for me … David has been feeling a little under the weather so we decided to just stay in. In recent weeks, I’ve been watching Wonder Woman on DVD and just recently, I got The Bionic Woman Season 1 on DVD. Last night, I spent quite a bit of time watching alternating episodes of The Bionic Woman and The New Adventures of Wonder Woman:


Both Lynda Carter (Wonder Woman) and Lindsay Wagner (Bionic Woman Jamie Sommers) were THE templates for female beauty in the late 70′s (when I was just a wee little kid). While other folks look to the actresses of Charlie’s Angels (and primarily Farrah Fawcett) as the iconic beauties of the 70′s, for me it was Lynda and Lindsay. These women were strong superheros and I credit their TV shows with instilling in me the belief that women could be heroes to look up to and emulate. Predominantly, superheros are male dominated but growing up with these superhero women in my life made me understand that superheroes could be men and women. It’s a shame we don’t have more of these super women in our entertainment today. I think kids today would benefit greatly from the influence of a Wonder Woman, a Bionic Woman or both! Ah … the good ol’ days.

Not sure what the plan is for today but if David is feeling better, I think we’re gonna get out of the house and do something. It’s Wednesday again, Happy Hump Day!!

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Tom Lenk Has A ‘Nerdgasm’ In LA

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Last night Josh and I made our way to the Comedy Central stage at the Hudson Theater here in Los Angeles, CA to see our good friend Tom Lenk perform his one man show Nerdgasm LIVE on stage:


Tom has been performing his show all over the WORLD lately and last night it was LA’s turn to see his amazingness live on stage. After the jump, check out a few photos that I snapped at the show last night and find out which of Tom‘s Buffy the Vampire Slayer co-stars and real life BFF came out to the show to lend her support … More »

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Family BBQ

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Yesterday was a fairly quiet day around here … I spent much of the day relaxing at home while David and his college BFF Diana went shopping all over town. I met up with them after they finished their little outing and we all met up with Josh and Darion for a fun dinner at Gobi Mongolian BBQ in Silverlake, CA:


While I must admit that Gobi isn’t quite as good as my beloved BD’s Mongolian BBQ back home in Detroit, it was a pretty passable runner-up. We all had a great time together.

Tonight, I’m planning to check out Tom Lenk‘s new one-man show at the Comedy Central Theater here in LA … I’m so excited!!

Happy Monday and Happy Week ahead!!

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Disneyland After Dark

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After David and I had so much fun at the Sanrio Pop-Up Tour carnival here in LA Friday night we thought it would be fun to head on down to Anaheim, CA to spend some quality time together at Disneyland. I am still very bummed that we missed out visiting Disney during HalloweenTime this year so I wanted to make sure we made it down to see the Xmas edition of Disneyland:


We got to Disneyland at around 6:30 but it was already pitch black … nonetheless, we had an absolute blast! After the jump, check out some of the photos we snapped last night and see which BIG Disneyland star we got to meet and take a photo with … More »

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Small Gift, Big Fun

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In honor of Sanrio‘s 50th Anniversary they have launched the Small Gift Pop-Up Tour here in the US in both Miami, FL and Los Angeles, CA providing a FREE carnival/art exhibit … yesterday was the first night the event was open to the public so David and I decided to check it out:


David is such a good sport about amusement part stuff so we really had a great time. There was Hello Kitty-inspired artwork on display, rides and games to play, fun fair food to eat and — of course — fun stuff to buy. After the jump, check out some of the fun photos I snapped last night — including a photo of David and me that I cannot EVEN believe I am sharing with the world (hint: there are costumes involved) … More »

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Illegal Aliens

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David very rarely insists that we go to the movies, I’m usually the one dragging him out to the theater, but last night he really wanted to see the new indie film Monsters and I happily complied. I had heard about Monsters over the Summer and was unaware that it was even in theaters (which is the really annoying thing about indie films, there’s never any promotion) … but Monsters IS playing in select theaters right now … we saw it … and really liked it:


Monsters is like a hybrid of Cloverfield and District 9 wrapped in a beautifully shot indie film. For the most part, I really liked the film … but it moved a bit slow for me to totally love it. I really loved the hyper-action of Cloverfield and was hoping that this alien film would be more like that. Instead, the monsters are not really featured all that much in the film … and when they are, they’re not all that scary. Monsters tells the tale of a world were alien creatures came to Earth 6 years ago and have flourished in most of Mexico. The US builds a massive wall along the border to keep these illegal aliens out (get it?) and protect itself. I will say I was very impressed with the way the film looked and really liked how it ended, for the most part. But the action film fan in me wanted a bit more … oomph. Still, Monsters is a fantastic indie “horror” film that I think needs to be seen on the big screen. BUT, if you can’t get out to see Monsters in theaters (or if it’s not playing in your city) you can watch in on On Demand at home. While Monsters wasn’t the best alien film I’ve ever seen, I really enjoyed the Hell out of it.

Tonight David and I will be having a lot of fun here in LA … we will be making our way to Santa Monica, CA to attend the first night of Sanrio‘s 50th Anniversary celebration called Small Gift:


Basically, it’s a Hello Kitty Carnival! It looks like fun … and the only other event of its kind is in Miami, FL so we’re gonna check it out here while we can. Then we are going to see Skyline … which looks like the action-packed alien movie I’ve been looking for.

Happy Friday, Happy Weekend!!

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Veteran’s Day 2010

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Today, November 11, is Veteran’s Day here in the US and is observed as Armistice or Remembrance Day in other parts of the world. Altho I don’t have any military service people in my family, I think it is very important for all of us to pay homage and give thanks to the brave women and men who serve in our armed forces. Pink reader Geana sent in a photo from her husband Sgt. Chris Cossota‘s re-enlistment ceremony last month. After successfully completing his tour of duty, Sgt. Cossota willingly signed up for another tour of duty in Afghanistan:


It is brave men and women like Geana‘s husband that bravely defend our country each and every day … so I don’t think it’s asking too much for the rest of us to take a bit of time to give thanks for their hard and very dangerous work. Please join me in sending all of our love, thanks and best wishes to Geana, Chris and every other member of the armed forces both here in the US and among our allies around the world. If you would like to do more, head over to IAVA.org to find out how you can help the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America in a number of important ways.

Thank you, Veterans.

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Too Much Of A Good Thing

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Um, it’s cold here in SoCal, y’all. Not like “cold” cold like in the real world but pretty dang cold for SoCal. I had to bust out my fleecy A&F sweats and woolly flannel jackets … and that is just to wear around the house! It’s supposed to warm up again this weekend but, ugh, it already feels like Winter ;( That being said, not even the cold kept me indoors yesterday … and that is because I got a crazy craving for Chick-Fil-A. Thankfully, my friends Josh and Emma live fairly close to the Chick-Fil-A in Redondo Beach, CA so I hooked up with Josh and dragged him with me to enjoy some yummy fried deliciousness:


It is sometimes very difficult to get Josh to eat fast food but he was in a great mood last night to indulge with me … 3 trips to the counter later and after we scarfed more chicken nuggets than I care to mention, we were sufficiently sated. So, yeah, that was pretty much my Tuesday. I hung out at Josh’s for a while then made the trek back home. Sometimes it’s the simple pleasures in life that make all the difference ;)

I don’t think I have anything major planned for this chilly Hump Day. I do know that it’s getting close to the time of the year where I pack away my shorts and flip flops and dig out my jeans and long-sleeve t-shirts. I know some people LOVE the cooler weather of Autumn but I am NOT one of those people. Ah well. Hope you’re warm and cozy wherever in the world you are right now ;)

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Pretty Hate + The ‘Machine’

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Last night David and I made our way to The Wiltern Theater here in LA to see Florence + the Machine live in concert. Last night’s show was the last night of 3 sold out nights at The Wiltern and it was phenomenal!


David and I are big fans of the talented Ms. Flo and last night’s concert only solidified our love for her. I was must amazed by the power of her sonorous voice … she just opens her mouth and this beautiful sound comes pouring out. Her music is wonderful on record but you simply must hear her perform live to truly experience the magic of her talent:


I was so bummed when the first two Florence + the Machine concerts sold out that I jumped at the chance to get tix for the third show. Man, it was the best money I’ve spent in a while. After the jump, get a taste of last night’s show and check out a video I shot last night of the finale performance of Dog Days are OverMore »

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