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‘Fido’ The Right Thing

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Last night I got together with Tam, Ollie, Rob and Caleb for an impromptu zombie movie party that we planned when we all hung out together last Monday night. For the most part, we kinda just hung out and talked but we did make some time to watch the hilariously funny zombie film Fido:


Apparently Fido wasn’t well revived when it was released in theaters back in 2006 because it wasn’t really promoted very well. Set in the 50′s, Fido tells the tale of a world where people keep zombies at pets/servants/whatever. It’s a pretty good movie and I think many people would’ve loved to have seen it in theaters but, again, I myself never knew it existed until last night. It’s worth seeking out … we all loved it.

I don’t have big plans for tonight just yet … I’m in desperate need of a haircut so I have to take care of that. I’m sure David and I will be able to think of something fun to do on our Friday night. It’s the weekend, y’all … have a great one!

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‘Reservoir’ Dawgs

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Last night I met up with my dear friend Adriana for a dinner and catch-up session at a restaurant called Reservoir in Silver Lake, CA:


Unfortch, I was so wrapped up in our conversation that I failed to snap a pic of us hanging out together … but, I think this adorable pic of Adriana rockin’ her Wonder Woman Underoos back in the say will suffice. Big, exciting things are happening for AY these days and I’m so happy to hear that she is doing well. I wish we got to hang out more often but I’m very happy with the time we do get.

Tonight the Turtle Party will be gettin’ together for a Zombie movie night … should be fun. Temps are still in the record-breaking high 90s today. Zoiks! Happy Thursday!!

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Election Daze

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Yesterday was Election Day here in the US and for the most part, all of the candidates and propositions that I voted for here in California either won or passed … so, on that front, I am happy:


Naturally, I’m not at all happy with the way many elections turned out in the rest of the country but as a student of political science, I was not only prepared for it … I was expecting it. Midterm elections tend to swing back and forth wildly from one party to the other so it came as no surprise that control of the House of Representatives went to the Republican party. All 435 seats in the House go up for reelection every 2 years so it’s natural that control can change drastically from election to election. I’m actually most concerned about the 2012 election more than anything. We’ll have to see how things turn out in 2 years time.

Last night I met up with my dear Angi for dinner at La Boheme in West Hollywood, CA and we had a fantastic time together. I always have a great time just hanging out and chatting with Angi … tho, eating together adds to the fun, too ;) We had a fine night.

I have tentative plans to hang out with Adriana tonight, so hopefully those plans will pan out. It’s gonna be in the 90′s today here in La today … so, yeah, it’s gonna be a Hot Hump Day!

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The Skeleton Crew

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Last night I met up with Tamar, Ollie, Caleb and Rob at Olvera Street in downtown LA so that we could all partake of the annual Day of the Dead celebration together. Altho today is the actual Day of the Dead (El Dia de los Muertos), participants march in the parade and dance in the celebration on the nights leading up to and including November 2. Last year I got my face painted in fun skull make-up, this year I decided to go the paper mask route:


After we ate a sumptuous meal at El Paseo, we watched as the parade marched by and marveled at the beautiful pageantry, amazing costumes and very cool make-up. After the jump, check out some of the photos that me and my friends snapped last night at the Olvera Street Dia De Los Muertos CelebrationMore »

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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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