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‘Here Comes The Summer’

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Last night I was very fortunate enough to be able to attend a listening party/acoustic performance by the new duo Palmdale made up of Kay Hanley and Linus Dotson. Kay and Linus got together to write songs for other artists and decided to start up their own project in the process. Their debut EP Get Wasted is available NOW on iTunes and last night we lucky folks here in LA were treated to an intimate performance of some of the songs at Molly Malone’s Irish Pub:


I’ve been rocking out to the Palmdale EP Get Wasted for the past 2 weeks … and I love it! It is THE perfect summer soundtrack and I really think all y’all will love it. After the jump, listen to Get Wasted IN FULL to see what I’m talking about … More »

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‘Train’ing Day

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Yesterday afternoon I finally got to meet Darion’s sister Damien, her husband Kirk and their beautiful baby boy Grayson. I took a break from my midday work to meet up with with for a quite bite to eat at Mao’s on Melrose Blvd:


Grayson was a bundle of energy for most of lunch but he wore himself out and then passed out ;) He is such a cutie. I’m so glad I finally got to meet these members of Darion’s fam.

I spent the rest of the day taking care of biz and then Darion talked me into going to the movies with him last night. He suggested How to Train Your Dragon and, considering all the good stuff I heard about the film, I was game. We had a blast!


Dragon is SOOOO cute!! In IMAX 3D, it’s insane. I loved the movie so much … all I kept thinking was how much I want a dragon as a pet ;) This movie is really great for kids but our theater was full of adults and everyone seemed to love it. I have such an affinity for Viking tales that this modern story set amongst the Vikings was really quite a treat. I loved this movie ENTIRELY and wholeheartedly suggest y’all check it out.


It’s a good time at the movies, y’all.

Here’s hoping your Monday is coming along nicely … it’s warm and sunny here in SoCal so I’ve got no cause for complaints :D

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A Suite Fit For A King

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Yesterday my dear David jetted off to NYC to spend the week with his sister before I meet up with him and his family in Connecticut for Passover/Easter next weekend. After I dropped him off at the airport, I met up with my DEAR friends Tammy and Russ for an LA Kings hockey game at the Staples Center. Tammy got us the SWEEEET hook-up in an VIP suite and, let me tell you, it was Posh, y’all:


I’ve been in suites before but this one was SICK! It was like we were in a very nice living room, fully stocked with food and drink, and a profession hockey game was taking place in the room with us. Center ice … it don’t get much better than that. Oh wait, yes, it does … there’s a full McDonald’s inside the Staples Center and at about the 2nd period, a fancy dessert cart comes along to all of the suites. It was … THE best hockey game I’ve ever been to … and I barely watched the game :)

This afternoon, I met up with Darion so that I could meet (finally) his sister Damien, brother in law Kurt and nephew Grayson. I had to quit blogging for a bit so I could sup with them … I’ll have a fun pic to share tomorrow.

It’s hot outside, y’all … I need to get out of the house. Happy Sunday!!

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Metric System

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After I went and got my hair did yesterday afternoon at The Parlour on 3rd (by my good friend Josh) the pair of went out for dinner before we made our way to the Hollywood Palladium to see Metric live in concert:


It was the first time I was able to see Metric live and they were fantastic! Emily sounded great and that girl can work a damn tambourine! Josh and I had a fantastic time:


The Palladium is becoming my fave mid-size venue here in LA. I always have a great time there. Shows there are fun.

Tonight I had planned on seeing Ted Leo & the Pharmacists at Troubador in West Hollywood, CA but I think I might end up going to see the LA Kings game instead. I got an invite I do NOT want to pass up so … alas, I miss another Ted Leo show — AGAIN! This is like the third chance to see Ted Leo that didn’t work out … ah well.

I had to take a break from work today to take David to the airport. He is jetting off to NYC for the week and then I meet him in Connecticut next weekend for Passover/Easter with his family. I’ll have a week to myself … I barely know what to do with myself :) I’m sure I’ll think of something!! Wee!!

OH and BY THE WAY: Don’t forget to turn off all of your electronic appliances tonight for Earth Hour at 8:30 PM YOUR LOCAL TIME. Let’s make a bit of a difference, shall we?

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Follow Your Bliss

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Yesterday was a pretty fun day … tho it didn’t turn out quite as relaxing as I had hoped. David and I spent the afternoon at the Bliss Spa at the W Hotel in Hollywood, CA yesterday for a day of relaxation … unfortch, due to the massive knots I had in my neck, back, arms, shoulders and legs I ended up getting tortured for 105 minutes:


Usually, when I get a massage I do my best to try and keep from falling asleep so I don’t miss out on the fun … yesterday, I was praying for sweet unconsciousness to spare me some of the misery of having my knots worked out. Honestly, I enjoyed my massage … I really needed the work cuz sitting at a desk almost all day, every single day takes its toll on the body … but OY was it painful. Sweet pain … blah.

After our massages, we were pretty wiped out … so David and I hung out at the W for a while to recuperate:


It really was a great day :)

Tonight, Josh and I are going to the Hollywood Palladium to see Metric live in concert! I’ve never seen them perform live before so I’m very excited. Let the weekend commence!

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Under Cover

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Yesterday was spent running around taking care of errands but since the weather was so nice, it was not a chore at all. Sun roof open, windows down … I had a grand time driving around LA. When I returned home, I discovered that a recent order of mine had arrived … which cheered me up immensely! I ordered a new book cover for my Kindle which was created by Oberon Design:


I’m not sure if any of y’all are journalers but if so, you may be well acquainted with Oberon Designs. They make the coolest leather-covered journals … which I’ve been collecting and using for almost 20 years. In the days before blogs, I used to journal extensively in my Oberon journals … I still do. I was very happy to learn that they now offer Kindle e-book covers (as well as Sony and Nook e-book covers), which I promptly ordered (I was surprised to find a small matching pewter charm was included for free in my order, ’twas a nice little bonus). I have an upcoming trip back east for Passover/Easter with David’s family so now my Kindle will be wrapped in this awesome cover. Wee!!

Today, oh man, is gonna be a great day. David booked us spa appointments for massages and I am SO excited!! It’s been a long time since we went out for massages so … I’m really looking forward to it. I hope your day is a great one!!

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Ocean Pacific

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Yesterday afternoon I got me a hankerin’ for some Chick-Fil-A so I hopped in my car and made my way down South to visit my closest location in Redondo Beach, CA but before I stopped for some grub, I made a pit stop in Manhattan Beach, CA to watch the sun set as the waves crashed in from the Pacific Ocean:


I am so happy that my friends Josh & Emma live within blocks of the Pacific Ocean because now I get to spend more time at the beach. It’s really something standing at the edge of the country, looking out into the expansive ocean. Its this sort of thing exactly why I’ve always wanted to live in Southern California. I’m gonna try and enjoy sights like this as much as I can to make up for all the years I was land-locked in the Midwest. I love my home back in Michigan but I don’t think I’d trade my new home here in SoCal for all the world.

Emma, Josh and I supped on Chick-Fil-A and then went out for dessert at Pinkberry. ‘Twas a very nice night, indeed.

I have a few things to take care of tonight … nothing major, just errands stuff. The temps. are a bit cooler today but we’re gettin’ back up into the 80′s by the weekend. I just love Spring in LA. These are the best days to be alive!!

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Table For Two

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David and I are the lucky owners of a beautiful new, handcrafted table made by our friend Eric. I’ve been a huge fan of Eric’s work for months and I finally got the chance to own one of his beautiful pieces. Eric, who is based in the Northwest, was kind enough to bring a table down to LA so that we could take possession of it … and it is beautiful:


You can check out Eric’s basic website HERE and watch for updates on how YOU may be able to purchase one of his his pieces. They are truly a work of art and I feel so lucky to finally own one of his tables. Because we are using it as our coffee table, it’ll become the centerpiece of our lives … we tend to eat in front of the TV so now we’ll have a beautiful table to enjoy all the while ;) I’ll be sure to update here on the blog when his site is better set up to handle orders. Isn’t this table amazing? I love it!!

Tonight, I’m planning a little sojourn down South so meet up with my homies Josh and Emma for a trip to Chick-Fil-A. It’s been far too long since my last visit … I need a fix. Hope your day is coming along nicely, mine’s been a beaut so far :)

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Funday

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Yesterday was a really fun, super relaxing day around here. Now that Spring is finally underway, David and decided to venture out and enjoy some of it. We meandered out for brunch at Mauro’s Cafe at Fred Segal on Melrose, Ave. before making our way to The Grove to putz around:


The best thing about Sundays is that you can take them at your own pace … and you can do whatever it is that you want. I have to agree with The Bangles … Sunday is my funday.

Today, I am having a beautiful new table delivered which was custom made by my friend Eric Antonelli. I’ve been dying for one of Eric’s tables for a long time … today, it arrives!!

I hope all y’all are having a great Monday … well, at least I hope you’re having a great day ;)

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Wine, Dining

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Yesterday was the Vernal Equinox which officially ushers in the Spring season and I ended up spending most of the day indoors. I meant to get out of the house so I could soak up some of the beautiful sun but I got caught up doing things around the house and, well, the day got away from me. David and I did go out last night to meet up with our friend Josh for dinner at a wine bar called Tasca:


Considering how much David and Josh like wine, it’s no wonder their influence has started to rub off on me ;) We had a really nice time together with a very interesting and spirited conversation. ‘Twas fun, ’twas fun.

Today, I am DEFFO getting out of the house to enjoy the beautiful Springtime weather. Sundays were made for brunch … wee!! I hope all y’all are having a fantastic weekend!

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