Last night Darion and I met up for a nice sushi dinner together before we made our way to the Barnes & Noble inside the Westside Pavilion to grab some coffee and run amok the bookshelves looking for ways to entertain ourselves. Fortunately, we both found books that we hope will make for AWESOME Summer reading:
I’m telling you, we can’t WAIT to read our new books. Well, no … just kidding, actually. We were just in the mood to take silly pics. I love hanging out with D, he and I always have the best time together.
Again, no big plans for tonight … but I do have some shopping to do for a fun event I’ve got coming up. I’m not ready to reveal just yet but I shall … in due time :D
No big personal updates to share today … yesterday was full of a whole lotta nothin’. I did receive a delivery yesterday that will make future visits to Disneyland a whole lot smoother … so I guess I can share with all y’all. Whenever David and I go to Disney, we have a hard time figuring out who’s gonna carry the keys, the sunglasses, the bottled water and all the crap we undoubtedly buy (well, I undoubtedly buy) so I’ve been in the market for the perfect bag to use on our trips to Disneyland … and I managed to come upon this awesome Buzz Lightyear backpack:
Not only does it look like Buzz Lightyear‘s jetpack but it also has my name on it! See, stuff like this can be fun for folks older than 10 years old. Yes, I know it’s silly to think of a grown man wearing a Buzz Lightyear backpack but, to be honest, inside the hallowed borders of Disneyland … it’s perfectly natural to see such a thing. Well, at least that’s the notion that I will be sticking to ;) If I can rock the Mickey Mouse ears, I can rock the backpack.
Not sure what the plan is for tonight … I’m hoping to meet up with Darion for dinner. He just returned home from his visit with the folks up in Oregon so we need to catch up. Hope your Tuesday is going well!!
Last night my good friend Adriana and I enjoyed a lovely date together which started out with dinner at Senor Taco before we made our way to the Center for the Arts in Eagle Rock, CA to attend the Dead Man’s Bones First Birthday Concert called A Special Evening with Ryan, Zach and the Kids:
A few weeks ago MTV announced that they have begun the search to find the network’s first ever Twitter Jockey who would be employed by MTV in NYC to be the social networking voice of the network. At stake is a $100,000 a year job as MTV‘s first ever TJ … and YOU can have a say in who they pick. It turns out that a friend of mine, who I met on Twitter actually, is in the running as one of the Top 20 candidates for the job as MTV‘s first ever TJ. Naturally, I am pulling for my boy to win the job … so say hello to John Thrasher, who will hopefully (and with your help) become the new MTV TJ:
Starting in July there will be several Twitter-based challenges. Each challenge is judged by an internal committee and TweetLevel, a specialized Twitter scoring service that measures a range of factors including influence, popularity, engagement and trust. After 5 challenges, 4 candidates move on to the finals, with 1 remaining finalist spot to be determined by voters. After weeks of Twitter centric challenges, the competition will jump to television for the live finale on August 8 at 10 PM ET where the final five candidates will be squared off in a series of elimination rounds. The audience will vote and those votes will determine who is to become the first MTV TJ. After the winner is announced, they will begin reporting immediately, including a high profile assignment at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
When the Twitter challenges get underway, it will be vitally important for followers to interact with John, retweet his tweets and be as active as possible with him on Twitter so that his TweetLevel can rise high enough to keep him in the running. YOU can read all about John at the bio page set up by MTVHERE, on his personal website HERE or his Facebook profile HERE and OF COURSE all y’all should be following him on TwitterHERE. Yes, homie is a Jedi of social networking and I know he is the PERFECT person for the job! I was so excited to find out that John is in the running … I would LOVE for him to be the MTV TJ. Trust me, check out his online sites and follow him on Twitter … he will make the perfect first ever MTV TJ, I know it! Vote John Thrasher! Woot!!
Last night I met up with my friends Tam and Rob at their place to do a bit of hanging out before we met up with Eileen for dinner at The Desert Rose in Los Feliz, CA. Tam picked the restaurant and despite the crazy-cheesy atmosphere, the food was absolutely delicious! Eileen had just returned from a European vacation so we got to hear about her fun trip and just got to all catch up with one another. Because the Turtle Party kinda went on a bit of a hiatus, we’re trying to get it together again so we can all hang out again on a semi-regular basis this Summer. After dinner, we met up with Ollie and Caleb at The Vista to see Toy Story 3:
Tam, Rob and I had already seen TS3 and were anxious to see it again but Eileen, Ollie and Caleb had not seen the movie yet. Seeing Toy Story 3 at The Vista was really super fun. It really is one of the best movie theaters in LA and should be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Naturally, we all loved the movie immensely … a fun time was had by all.
After the movie, all of us except for Eileen reconvened at Tam and Rob’s place and we somehow decided to watch the movie Tremors becuase, well, why not. I have the most random fun with those kids, we had a blast.
Tonight, Adriana and I are going to see Dead Man’s Bones perform in Eagle Rock. I had mistakenly thought the DMB show was a couple of weeks ago but tonight is the actual night of the show. I can’t wait to see the band perform live again. They were so great last Halloween, I’m curious to see what a non-Halloween show will be like. Enjoy your Sundays, y’all … the weekend is nearly over .
Last night David and I made our way to Dodger Stadium to cheer on the LA Dodgers vs. the NY Yankees in the first game of a 3 game series … here are a few photos from last night’s fun:
As usual, we had ourselves a great time at the ol’ ballpark. Despite the Dodger loss, we really had a blast. I managed to snag us some sweet seats at the last minute so last night was a total score. After we stuffed our faces with Dodger Dogs and beer sufficiently we were totally primed for the game. That was pretty much the highlight of our night … we decided to just chillax at home for the rest of the night.
Tonight, I’m meeting up with some Turtle Partiers for dinner and Toy Story 3. Should be fun!!
Yesterday afternoon, David and I make the 40 minute trek down to Anaheim, CA to spend the evening/night at Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure so that we could finally see the new nighttime attraction World of Color which opened to the public last week. David and I, both proud annual pass cardholders, do our best to get down to Disney as much as possible and we were so due for a trip:
We spent the first part of our evening at Disneyland (because it closed earlier than California Adventure did last night) and we had a blast. I donned my 55th Anniversary Limited Edition Mickey Mouse Ears and we ran amok thruout the park, hitting up our fave rides. Then we made our way to California Adventure for the World of Color show. After the jump, check out some of the amazing photos I snapped of the show last night … More »
It was so fun getting to see Sarah and Mark as we chatted (despite how unhappy I look in the screenshot above ;). Because Mark has yet to visit David me and me in LA, I was able to give him a short tour of our home using the FaceTime function. It worked seamlessly and flawlessly. I still want to use the phone for a few days before I write up my review but, thus far, I love the hell out of this phone.
After we all got to chat, David and I made the trek to Pasadena to see one of my fave movies ever on the big screen … for the first time since it originally showed in theaters back in 1995. I can’t even tell you how much I love Clueless:
I did my best to not recite the lines with the movie but … well, I kinda had to say my fave lines. I SO love how Clueless (and other movies from ’95) stand as such awesome time capsules from the mid-90′s. The clothes, the slang, the references … it’s just a great movie. David got a kick out of the shout out to Nine Inch Nails, I just loved seeing my fave film on the big screen again after so many years. I was so happy that they showed the actual film and not just a DVD (as some theaters do when they screen older movies). We had a blast.
Today … we are going to Disneyland! David and I have been talking about going back to Disney and we decided today would be the day. Not sure when we’re gettin’ down there but we are anxious to see the new World of Color show they got going on at California Adventure. Should be fun … wee!
Wee!! At last, my shiny beautiful new iPhone 4 arrived! I’ve been so preoccupied with my new toy that I’ve had a hard time focusing on anything else. But at last … the FedEx Santa Claus knocked on my door and delivered my new baby:
I’ve been spending way too much time playing with, setting up and outright marveling at this glorious piece of technological beauty. I’ll need to play with it and use it for a few days before I can write up a full review but my right-out-of-the-box first impression is — WOW! The screen, wait ’til you see the screen resolution … it will blow you away. I’m curious about the battery life so … stay tuned for my full remarks on the new iPhone 4.
Tonight, David and I will be trekking to the ArcLight Theater in Pasadena, CA to see a screening of the amazing 1995 film Clueless:
My close friends know that the ’95 films Clueless, Empire Records and The Craft have all had a profound impact on me … if you get those films, you get me. I’ve not seen any of these films in the theater since they were released in ’95 so I am very excited to see one of my fave films on the Big Screen again. So excited … about the phone and the movie. Today is going to be a really great day :D
Yesterday was a pretty quiet day around these here parts … the highlight of the afternoon revolved around a bit of cleaning and decorating … cuz, you see, I happened to come upon this awesome vinyl promo of Tori Amos‘s first album Y Kant Tori Read from her days BEFORE she was a solo piano goddess:
Back in the late 80′s, Tori got talked into doing a rock band sort of thing to cash in on the 80′s hair metal band thing and the result was her debut self-titled album Y Kant Tori Read. It went on to huge commercial failure and is the reason she left the country to write her stunning next album Little Earthquakes. From there the rest his history but, ah, I still have much love for Y Kant Tori Read. The songs are so deliciously cheesy … and the music video for the band’s first single The Big Picture is just … priceless:
Yes, folks, this album needs to be displayed (and I cannot believe I never thought to hang it up before now) so I ran out to find a picture frame sized for vinyl albums and now it hangs in my office. So, yeah, that was the highlight of my day yesterday.
No plans for tonight … but that mound of laundry I keep talking about keeps getting larger. I’m gonna hafta get to it at some point. Oy!