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Southern Comfort

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Today looks like it’s gonna be a lazy day … David and I have no plans for tonight … tho we are thinkin’ of heading down South to the beach to hang out with our friends Josh and Emma. We’ve actually been with them on the past 2 full moons and with this month’s moon happening this weekend, it’s about time we got down to see them again:


It will be nice to see our friends, mebbe get some Chick-Fil-A while we’re in the neighborhood and just chillax for the evening. There are plans to hit up a party tomorrow night and then mebbe trek down to Disneyland on Sunday so … the weekend will be fun.

Wherever you are, whatever you’ve got goin’ on … I hope this is a fab weekend for you too!!

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Mr. ‘Sandman’

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Just as I suspected, last night’s rain drizzle did a great job of keeping me indoors … so I curled up with my Sandman graphic novels and managed to read my way thru many of them all last night:


While these beautiful hardbound copies of The Absolute Sandman and The Absolute Death sat on my bookshelf, I re-read my way thru my beloved dog-eared paperback graphic novel books. I should be done with the whole series (again) very soon and then I plan to read Absolute Death. I still have a lot of other reading to get thru (including this month’s selection for The Turtle Party: Book Club) but I’ve been in such a Neil Gaiman way these days. It’s very easy to want to say lost among the Endless:


I’m very happy to report that it is, once again, sunny and warm here in SoCal today … which means, I’m gonna get out there and soak up the sun! Hope it’s sunny and warm wherever you are!! WEE!

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Hark! The Herald ‘Imperfect Angel’ Sings

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Last night David and I had the EXTREME pleasure of FINALLY seeing Mariah Carey live in concert on the first LA date of her Angels Advocate Tour at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal City … and what a spectacular show it was!!


Unlike other big production stage shows, The Angels Advocate Tour is a pared down concert performance where the focus is Mariah‘s singing. She does no dancing and prolly takes 30 steps around the stage all night long … but, the singing, yeah she kills it live on stage … well, for the most part. After the jump, check out a few photos from the show last night and check out a fan-recorded video of her performance of Touch My BodyMore »

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Mariah Had A Little Lamb

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Wee!! David and I have some very exciting plans for today … at LONG last, we are finally going to see Mariah Carey live in concert!! As soon as I heard last December that Mimi was kicking off a new tour called The Angels Advocate Tour, I knew this would be my chance to finally see MC live in concert! I got us a pair of tickets and tonight is the night!


Mimi is one of those divas that you know puts on a great show. I’ve tried to stay away from seeing any photos from this tour cuz I want to be surprised. David and I are both very excited … Woot!!

That is pretty much all we’ve got going on … I’ll do my best to tweet from the show and hopefully I’ll have some fun photos to share tomorow.

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This Charming Man-sion

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Yesterday wasn’t all bad … for the most part, it was one of the funnest days I’ve enjoyed living here in LA :) As you may have noticed, I’ve been on a bit of a Charmed kick lately. Now that I’m re-watching the entire series all over again and have been fawning over my new possession of a full-size replica Charmed spirit board, I’ve been itching to visit the real life mansion that was used in all 8 seasons as the Halliwell Manor on the show. Much like a real life home was used as Buffy Summers‘s home on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (which my friends and I visited back in July of ’08), there is a real life mansion that was used as Halliwell Manor in Charmed. The Charmed House is in the Angelino Heights neighborhood of Echo Park:


I’ve been meaning to get out to see the house for a couple of weeks now but there were many delays. Yesterday was finally the day!! After the jump check out some of the fun photos I took of Halliwell Manor yesterday afternoon … More »

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Sh*tter Island

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Yesterday was mostly an amazingly fun day. David and I spent the sunny afternoon all over town doing some very fun things (which I’ll get to presently) but our evening activity took place at the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood, CA were we attended a showing of the new film Shutter Island. Based on the creepiness of the trailer, I thought it would be worth seeing … and David really wanted to see it so we had high hopes that it would be good. David kinda liked it and I, on the other hand, did not:


From the get-go, the movie did not grab me and, in fact, only succeeded in annoying me. The horrible misuse of music (the pounding, blaring noise that tried to set the tone) and the even horribler accents used by almost all of the actors (especially Leonardo DiCaprio, who I kept expecting to utter the phrase Turn out da lights, Mugsy with his ridiculous Boston accent) made it difficult for me to focus on the story. Once I finally did focus on the story, I found it a terribly unbelievable jumble of confusing mess that never really came together … not even at the end when you finally realize what is going on. Considering that this was a Martin Scorsese film, I was very surprised at how little was spent on the special effects … and this is not an FX film. Not even the digitized water in the background of many of the scenes looked believable. They should’ve spent the money they didn’t use on FX for the writers. The only acting performances I enjoyed came from Ben Kingsley and Max Von Sydow … and only barely. They are fantastic actors but they were totally wasted on this messy film. I’m certain there will be many comments below in the dissent but I honestly felt that Shutter Island was terrible. It wasn’t the worse movie I’ve ever seen but I’m deffo of the mind that poor Alfred Hitchcock, whom Scorsese was trying to pay homage to, is turning in his grave :(

But, as I said, the rest of yesterday was very fun … fun that I’ll talk about in the next post :)

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My Old, Familiar Friend

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Last night I ventured out to see my first concert of 2010 and I was thrilled that my first show of the new decade was performed by my Detroit homie Brendan Benson. Benson, as some of you may know, has spent the last few years playing in The Raconteurs with Jack White (who also hails from Detroit Rock City) but I’ve been a fan of his for years before he joined The Raconteurs and was just a solo act. It’s been many years but the last time I saw Brendan Benson play solo, he was performing on Woodward Ave. as part of Rock City Fest in downtown Detroit. Needless to say, it was quite a treat to see him playing here in LA last night:


Brendan released his latest solo album My Old, Familiar Friend last August and this tour is in support of that fantastic album. After the jump, check out a few photos that I snapped of Benson on stage at Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA last night … More »

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Dinner & Dancing

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Last night I got dragged out of the house by my dear friends Darion and Jordan for a night of dinner and dancing. David was supposed to come with but he was feeling under the weather at the last minute and decided to opt out. Undaunted, Darion and I enjoyed a fun dinner at Rambutan Thai in Silverlake … we were met by Jordan and his good friend Adam for drinks afterward. I, somehow, got talked into having another drink at Akbar and well, that’s was my night:


It was really fun hanging with the guys but I wasn’t really in a mood for a big night out. Darion and I bailed by midnight and that was fine by me :)

It is a gloriously sunny day here in LA today so I’m gonna try to get out and enjoy it … tonight I’m seeing Brendan Benson at the Troubador in West Hollywood, CA. Ahh … happy Saturday :)

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Close ‘Encounter’

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Last night I FINALLY met up with my dear friend Adriana for our appointed monthly dinner date (which was weeks overdue) and we decided to let David tag along with us. AY and I have a rule that the places we eat have to be new so we were racking our brains to come up with a place to dine … then it hit me! I knew the perfect place that we would all love to visit, that none of us have ever been to before … in fact, I don’t know anyone alive who’s ever been there. I decided we should have our date at Encounter Restaurant & Bar right smack dab in the middle of LAX Airport:


I’m certain that everyone in the SoCal area (or has visited the SoCal area) has seen Encounter but, as I said, I’ve never met anyone who’s actually been inside. Sooooo … that’s where we went for dinner and drinks last night. After the jump, check out some photos from inside Encounter and hear my mini-review on the famed eatery that no one ever eats at … More »

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Picnic In The Park

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So … yesterday was David’s and my 4 year anniversary and altho we’ve celebrated in Barcelona, Spain and Amsterdam, Holland in the past, this year we decided to celebrate in our own backyard. We didn’t want to make a huge production out of our special day, we just wanted to spend some time together outside … so we packed a small picnic and made our way to Coldwater Canyon Park for some quality time together:


The weather was beautiful but the company was even more beautiful :) If you so desire, you can check out some of the photos we snapped on our picnic outing … More »

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