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I don’t know about you but I enjoyed myself a fantastic Memorial Day yesterday here in SoCal. Despite the fact that I was missing David (who spent the weekend in San Francisco, CA with his brother Aram), I managed to enjoy a great day nonetheless. My friends Emma and Josh invited me to chill with them in Manhattan Beach and we enjoyed a great day together:
As you can see, part of our fun included a few rousing games of Connect Four. Unfortch, Connect Four really isn’t my forte … I ended up having to clean house in Uno. There were a few brown piña coladas (don’t ask) and a trip to Poncho’s for a delish Mexican meal so all in all, it was a superfun day.
David comes home from SF tonight and I’m really looking forward to having him home. Hope your short week ahead is a great one!
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Yesterday was a pretty bizzy day for me, despite the fact that I was hoping to enjoy a lazy Sunday afternoon. After I got my work done, I left the house to take care of a bunch of errands. Our printer suddenly stopped printing colors properly and since it was a few years old, I thought it was time for an upgrade. I managed to find the AMAZING HP Photosmart Premium All-In-One printer that is, get this, completely wireless! Now all of the computers in our home can print to the same printer completely wire free! While trying to clean Saturday, I discovered that our vacuum cleaner stopped sucking … and it’s an old (cheap) piece of junk so I had to find a replacement too. So, yeah, I spent much of my day running around, taking care of menial but necessary things.
Last night, I ventured out to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time:
All in all I loved the film … even tho it was really terrible. From the first moment Jake Gyllenhaal opened his mouth and spoke with his RIDICULOUS British accent, I knew the movie was gonna be bad. That being said, Jake looked so good … omg, seriously, he is hot in every single scene. The plot of the film is complete rubbish but 2 hours of Jake lookin’ better than he’s ever looked in any movie before made it all worth it. Despite the fact that all of the action takes place in the blistering heat of the Persian desert — Jake never gets dirty, his skin stays perfect and his teeth gleam with unnatural bright whiteness. So believable. UNF, but have I mentioned how good he looks in the film? Yeah, it’s deffo worth seeing. Trust me :D
Today, I think I’ll venture down to Manhattan Beach to enjoy the beautiful day with my friends Emma and Josh. They graciously invited me to spend the day with them so I think that’s what I’ll do. I hope your Memorial Day is going well!
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This Memorial Day weekend I am flying solo here in SoCal. David decided to drive up to San Francisco to spend a few days with his brother Aram and I decided to stay home so I can chill the eff out. I have a bunch of errands that I need to take care of so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for me to do so … unfortch, I ended up just staying in all day yesterday and just … relaxed. Last month I mentioned that I’ve started re-reading The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley so I just curled up with MZB and enjoyed a very nice day/night in:
The Mists of Avalon (which focuses on the magickal women of the King Arthur tale) is one of my absolute favorite books of all time so re-reading it again is an absolute joy :) Because I was still feeling the ill effects yesterday of my night out with Darion, I think I made the right choice by staying in.
But, today … I must leave the house. Our vacuum cleaner died and did our printer so I need to get them replaced. We are running low on around the house necessities so I’ll be visiting Target … and I’ve been craving Aussie Chayze Froys from Outback so … I think I’ll be running around all day. I’m hoping to get out to see Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time tonight as well … the weather is glorious today so, yeah, that’s what I’ll be doing! Happy Sunday, y’all!!
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Last night a zillion friends got together to celebrate my dear friend Darion’s FIRST 29th birthday at a superfun Wig Party at The Abbey and from what I can remember, we all had a blast!
I distinctly remember getting to The Abbey and sharing a few drinks with some very good friends in celebration of Darion’s bday … but at some point in the night the drinks worked their magic and erased much of my recollection. Thankfully, Darion’s camera managed to snap most of the debaucherous fun. After the jump, check out some photos (chock full of fabulous wigs) from last night’s fun … More »
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Last night Darion and I went out for a quiet pre-birthday dinner celebration at Frida in Beverly Hills, CA and we got to do a whole lotta catching up … due to travel and work commitments, we haven’t had much time to hang out. Last night was a great way for the two of us to just catch up and chill:
We had a very nice dinner and then a quick dessert afterward at the Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf. But, while last night was the precursor to Darion’s bday celebration, the real party takes place tonight. Darion will be having a WIGtastic Birthday Party tonight which promises to be an amazing time! I can’t wait to see all the fun wigs … it’s gonna be a blast! Stay tuned, I’m sure to have lots of fun photos to share tomorrow!
Happy Weekend!! Enjoy!!
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Last night David and I attended an early screening of Sex and the City 2 at Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood after we toasted the night with Moët & Chandon at a preparty event at Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum. The whole night was just crazy fun … especially since we got to celebrate with a bunch of really fun folks. While SaTC 2 is getting some pretty negative reviews, I have to say that I enjoyed the film very much and cannot wait to see the film again:
Now, the movie isn’t perfect … I wasn’t too keen on how the movie felt fairly disjointed and lacked a sense of flow for the better part of the 2 1/2 hours run time. What the film lacked in cohesiveness, it more than made up for in opulent fun. Some reviewers take issue with the level of decadence and “vapidness” they claim is in the film … but I completely disagree. This film seems to me like a lavish “action film” for women. If you consider that most Summer blockbuster films are rife with garish explosions, blood and extreme violence (which reviewers often have no problem praising), then a film like SaTC 2 should be able to feature garish luxury, bling and extreme opulence. The movie is a fantasy … it’s fun. I think producers were kind of asking for trouble by setting a movie like Sex and the City in the Middle East (where sex isn’t really openly celebrated) but I found it kind of fun to see these characters we know and love operating in unfamiliar territory. That being said, I contend that the first Sex and the City film was much, much better than this sequel but — then again — not many sequels tend to surpass the original films. I think if you let yourself go and just enjoy the ride the Sex and the City 2 can be lots of fun (imbibing a bottle or 2 of Moët & Chandon champagne can’t hurt either). I am looking forward to seeing SaTC 2 again … and prolly repeatedly. It’s just fun.
Much love and thanks goes out to Isandra from Moët & Chandon for taking such amazing care of us last night:
We had a blast and we love the Clinique goodies that were stashed in the fun giftbags, thank you so much!! Last night was even more fun because we got to hang out with new friend Wynter and her peeps and old friend Andrew who I haven’t seen in ages. I hope we all get to hang out again soon … last night was just way too fun :)
Tonight, I’m having dinner with Darion to do an early celebration for his birthday tomorrow! It’ll be really fun to just hang out the two of us. I hope your Thursday is treating you well!!
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Unfortunately, I did not make it out to see Band of Horses last night at The Roxy due to an ill-timed stomach ache that struck around 7pm … I thought I could rally in time to see the show but, alas, I guess it just wasn’t meant to be. But, things will be much different tonight because I have every intention of attending an early screening of Sex and the City 2 at Grauman’s Chinese Theater tonight. Hosted by champagne giant Moët & Chandon, SaTC2 will screen tonight around 7pm with an champagne afterparty to follow:
Tonight’s screening promises to be a fabulous event … I am SO excited. Remember, Sex and the City 2 opens in theaters tonight at midnight so if you’re as anxious as I am to see the film, you don’t have much longer to wait. Wee!!
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Last night was a very welcome quite night for me. After all the traveling and the emotional heartache going on, it was nice having nothing at all to do for once. I ran out to Staples to pick up some needed supplies but, overall, it was a day devoted to nothing … which was glorious. I spent some of last night reading, writing in my personal journal and just trying to enjoy being home.
Tonight, I have tickets to see a special performance by Band of Horses at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd:
I am a huge fan of the Horses and I am planning to go to the show … but I did buy the ticket last week and now I’m not too sure I’m really up for a concert. I’ll see how the day progresses … I missed seeing the band here in LA last Fall, I’d hate to miss seeing them again.
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Yesterday was my last day in Detroit before returning home to SoCal last night and I got to spend the early part of the day with Mark and Sarah and the latter part of the day with my parents. Sarah, Mark and I ventured into downtown Detroit to have lunch at Slow’s BBQ and to drive around the city. It’s so sad to see the dilapidated parts of the city but I am happy that the Detroit Train Station is still standing:
I understand the city of Detroit is planning to demolish it, which would be such a shame considering how beautiful a building it still is … even in it’s near condemned state. As sad a sight as it is, I was happy to see it still standing.
After our quick trip downtown, I said my goodbyes to Mark and Sarah and went home to hang out with my folks. Even in their early 80′s, they are healthy, active and vibrant. I am so lucky to have them … we had a nice afternoon together.
My flight home wasn’t too bad and it was really great to be back home with David. We’ve got a few things going on this week but I’m looking forward to a whole lotta nothing tonight. Hope your Mondays are going well :)
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Firstly, I must send lots of love and thanks to all the well-wishers who have been sending in their messages of condolence and support in the past week and especially yesterday. As I mentioned before, yesterday was devoted as a day of memorial for Michael Kora III … father and friend to many. The entire day was filled with a stream of family, friends and well-wishers who came to his memorial service yesterday to pay their respects:
While it was a very emotional day, it was also a time to celebrate the life of a man who touched so many. I was honored to be here to show my support for the Kora family and truly feel blessed to have known the man we called Pseudo. The pain of death can be a lasting one but I really think yesterday’s memorial service proved to be a very cathartic experience for Pseudo‘s family and friends. We shared stories and remembrances with one another and just focused the entire day on the life of a man who gave so much to so many.
My trip home to Detroit was far too quick, I fly back to LA in a few hours. But it was an honor and privilege to be home for Pseudo‘s memorial and I wouldn’t be anywhere else in the world. I am very much looking forward to my next visit home to Michigan, hopefully under much happier circumstances.
See y’all from the West Side tomorrow :)