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What Up World, It’s Your Book ‘Sway’

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Last night was the latest meeting of The Turtle Party: Book Club where we discussed our thoughts on our last book, No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July which was chosen last month by our dear Amelia. Unfortch, last night’s meeting was Amelia’s last beause she is going abroad for the next few months. We loved the book and we LOVE Amelia and we will anxiously await her return home :)

The duty fell to Jason to select our next book so we went with his choice Sway: The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior by Ori and Rom Brafman:


We decided to go with something a bit different to read this time. The last book was our first collection of short stories and this book is our first critical thinking book. Sway sounds wholly fascinating and it was voted on by everyone last night … I’ve already downloaded the Kindle version so I can jump right in. Next month’s Turtle Party: Book Club meeting will be pushed back a week to April 11 to accommodate Easter … so plan accordingly all y’all who are reading along with us at home ;)

Other than that … no big plans for the day. It’s cooooold here in LA today. It’ll warm up to the 70s by Thursday but today is a chilly one. It’s a perfect day for reading :D

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Wine Makes Everything Better

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Last night David and I ended up staying home to watch the 82nd Annual Academy Awards just the two of us because the planned Turtle Party: Book Club party got canceled at the last minute. ‘Twas fine with David and me … we were able to order pizza, crack open a bottle of wine and enjoy (as best we could) the Oscars telecast:


You may recall we hosted an Oscar Party last year … and with the Pink is the new Blog Award left over from that fun event, I decided to honor the nice bottle of wine that we drank for making the Academy Awards more bearable. As I mentioned earlier, the show was way too long and far too boring to be truly entertaining … but we made the best of it :)

The Turtle Party: Book Club will meet tonight instead … so those are our plans for tonight. We also have some grocery shopping to do so … it’ll be a very productive day. Happy Monday :)

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A Party Fit For A Queen

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Yesterday I had the extreme pleasure of meeting up with Darion and his parents Janai and Tim for a brunch meal at Rock Sugar at Century City just the four of us and we had a fantastic time:


Daron’s parents are in town for his mom’s birthday this weekend and after our happy brunch, we convened with pretty much every person that Darion has ever known in life at The Abbey for a birthday celebration. The fabulous Janai brought lots of fun party favors for the occasion and got herself all dolled up in THE most fabulous outfit you could ever imagine. Check out the fun after the jump … More »

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IT’S A TRAP!

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Last night was another quiet night but this morning has already been a bizzy one. I successfully managed to get tix to see Hole (ie. Courtney Love and her new bandmates) play a show here in Hollywood, CA in April and then I ventured out to the adidas Store on Melrose Ave. to buy a couple pairs of shoes from the adidas Originals Star Wars Collection … namely the Nizza Hi T.I.E. Fighter shoes and the Forum Mid – AT-AT shoes:


You may recall that adidas Originals announced a new line of shoes based on the Star Wars franchise and I previously managed to procure a pair of the Darth Vader shoes, the Luke Skywalker shoes and the Storm Trooper high top shoes. These 2 new pair are the only other shoes from this collection that I had to have. Unfortunately, the shoes in my size sold out right in front of me at the adidas Store this morning ;( I did managed to find them on eBay for a bit more than retail price but, meh, I’m happy to have the shoes at all.

In a couple of hours, I’m meeting up with Darion and his parents for brunch before we all convene again in WeHo for a celebratory night on the town. It’s cold and rainy here in LA today … not sure how much outside I’ll be enjoying … but a weekend is a weekend ;)

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The Rock Show

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After letting the piles get way too tall, I finally managed to get the vast majority of my laundry done. I still a load left to take care of but … well, Rome wasn’t cleaned in a day. My night last night wasn’t all that exciting … but my morning today was. I managed to get a pair of tickets for the Glee concert that will take place at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City, CA in May as well as a pair of tix to see Ok Go in concert at the Music Box/Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood, CA the day after:


I am very excited for these two shows. I’ve already been able to see Brendan Benson and Mariah Carey in concert and I’ve got a few other great shows to look forward to — Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Owl City and now these two shows. Considering how amazing the line up for Lilith Fair is turning out, I’ll prolly be there as well. 2010 is shaping up to be a great year for concerts … and we’ve only just begun! Woot!! Are any of y’all planning on seeing any of these shows too?

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Abe-y The Vampire Slayer

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Last night was a pretty quiet night … altho I didn’t get those “things around the house” completed (or even started, so laundry this afternoon — I swear it!) I did manage to get one thing accomplished. I made my way out to Book Soup to pick up a copy of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter autographed by author Seth Grahame-Smith:


As you may be aware, Grahame-Smith is also the author of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which Natalie Portman is making into a film. Lincoln: Vampire Hunter may have *just* been released in stores but it’s already been optioned to become a movie. I understand Tim Burton is going to adapt the novel for the big screen. I’ve not read the book yet but I’m really looking forward to … especially after watching the book’s video trailer (yes, this book has a video trailer):


Awesome, right? So yeah … that’s all I did last night. No plans for tonight either … there’s that laundry I mentioned … and mebbe some reading?

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‘Alice’ In Underland

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Land night David and I were fortunate enough to attend an early screening of the new Tim Burton film Alice In Wonderland at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA. Needless to say, I was absolutely THRILLED that we were able to get this sneak peek at this highly-anticipated film:


I am also thrilled to pass along the news that I LOVED the film totally and entirely. Because the film doesn’t open until Friday, I’ll keep my marginally spoilery review behind the cut. So, if you want to read my thoughts on the film and see some of the fun pics I snapped last night you can do so after the jump … More »

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Goin’ Down The Rabbit Hole

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Wee!! Tonight’s the night!! David and I have a very Important Date to see Alice in Wonderland in 3D at the El Capitan Theatre on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, CA TONIGHT:


I am SO excited!! In addition to seeing the movie on the big screen at the glorious El Capitan Theatre, I understand there will other fun things to see and do at tonight’s screening … including an impromptu tea party! I am so excited, I can barely stand it. I’ll do my best to share pics from the event on Twitter as allowed and I’ll be sure to share a full wrap-up tomorrow! Woooot!!!

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Hangin’ At The Mouse’s House

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Yesterday was a fantastically fun day for David and me … we met up with our friend who is also named David (visiting from NYC) and we 3 made our way down to Disneyland for the day. I have been DYING to see Captain EO (which began showing at Disney last Tuesday) and this was our weekend to do so:


We started our day at the California Adventure park but I have to advise any of y’all thinking of going … stay away for a while. Half the park is closed off for renovations and, except for the California Screamin’ rollercoaster, it’s not worth the hassle. We had a much better time at Disneyland. After the jump, check out some of our fun photos and find out who WE MET at Disneyland at the end of the night … More »

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Moon Lighting

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Yesterday was a fairly pretty day … while it rained off and on all day long, the bursts of sunlight we got in between were really rejuvenating. I did spend most of the day indoors reading (I finally finished the entire Sandman series) but I did venture out last night to run a few errands. The moon was full last night so it was such a treat to drive around in the moonlight:


February’s full moon is called the Ice Moon but it was far from icy here in SoCal :) Today is a gloriously sunny day … perfect for a trip down to Disneyland!! We have a friend visiting from NYC this week and he wants to go to Disney so David and I postponed the trip we were gonna make earlier this week ’til today so we could all enjoy Disney together. I haven’t been to Disney since it was all decked out in Xmas decorations so … I’m excited!! I’ll see about taking some fun photos to share tomorrow ;) Happy Sunday!!

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