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A Friend Like He

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News of Robin Williams‘s death hit me pretty hard yesterday, completely out of the blue and pretty much changed the course the rest of the rest of my day. I had started a bit of packing and was digging things out of my closets for packing and purging which, honestly, was already an emotional experience for me. It’s not fun to find old photos, cards, letters, etc. that one would rather not encounter all at once but it’s part of the process of moving on. I took a bit of a break and was met with the shocking news of Robin‘s death. Honestly, I couldn’t go back to the work of packing. I did meet up with Emma and Josh for dinner as a way to distract myself and we had a great time together. More »

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Double Date

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Yesterday was my last day in Detroit and I decided to spend it with my parents. Because of my bizzy schedule all last week, I really didn’t get to spend much time with them so I knew I had to save Sunday for them. Sarah graciously invited them over to her home and then the four of us went out for lunch together. We didn’t get up to anything fancy, just a nice meal where we all got to talk and catch up with one another. More »

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Industrial Is Not Dead

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Yesterday was a fun day, full of mirth and merriment in two different cities in two different countries. Sarah and I started our day in Toronto, Ontario where we brunched and walked around downtown for a couple of hours before we had to hit the road for our 4 hour drive home to Detroit. After we regrouped at her place, we picked up Mark and made our way to Green Dot Stables in downtown Detroit for dinner … where we randomly ran into Erik and his friend Elisa … who told us about a kickass dance party at Small’s in Hamtramck. Of course we went and had the best night ever. More »

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Tori Amos In TORIonto

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For our fourth and final Tori Amos show of her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour here in North America, my BFF Sarah and I made the 4 hour drive up to Toronto, Ontario for one last hurrah. Sarah and I have made the trek from Detroit to Toronto many times before but it has been a very long time since we’ve made our way to Canada together so we were excited all week long looking forward to this weekend. The drive was very fun but we got a bit nervous that traffic would make us late so we were a bit stressed for the last leg of the drive. We managed to make it to Toronto with plenty of time to get ready, get to the venue, hang out for a bit with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show (again) AND get settled into our seats before the show even started (thankfully Tori was running a bit late, too). The show last night was magic! We had the best night ever. More »

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‘Guardians’ Again / Tori Amos Covers NIN

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Last night Sarah, Mark and I made our way to their local movie theater so that we could see Guardians of the Galaxy together. Altho I’ve already seen the movie, they hadn’t so I was happy to see it again with them. The plan for the night was to keep things nice and easy so we opted for the movie date. Considering Sarah and I are headed up to Toronto, Ontario later today, an easy movie night was the perfect choice. More »

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Tori Amos Is ‘Unrepentant’ In Detroit, MI

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Last night my BFF Sarah and I made our way to the Fox Theater in downtown Detroit, MI to see our 3rd of 4 Tori Amos concerts on her current Unrepentant Geraldines Tour. As you may recall, Sarah made her way to LA a couple of weeks ago so that we could see Tori in LA and in San Diego. This weekend, we have tickets for Tori in Detroit and Toronto, Ontario. It’s really hard to compare and rate shows because they are all magical in their own right. It’s always wonderful to see Tori play in Detroit. Sigh. So many years of great memories here. Last night, Sarah and I had the best seats ever and we got to meet and chat with Tori‘s daughter Natashya Lórien before the show. Tori was perfection … it was a really special night. More »

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Cross Country

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I successfully made my way home to Michigan yesterday after a flight that felt like an eternity, to be totally honest. Thankfully, I was able to make it to the airport without incident and amazingly, I even got an upgrade. The flight was totally fine except that it felt really long. I can’t complain at all tho cuz I’m home safe and sound. I have a few fun things on the books for this trip, which will likely be my last trip home of the year. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

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Last night I was invited to an early screening of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie and to be honest, I had to think long and hard about agreeing to see the movie. Ever since the movie was first announced, all I heard were bad things about production, casting, storyline changes and on and on. Everything I heard about the movie before I saw it led me to believe that I would not like the movie. I’m glad I decided to see the movie anyway because all of the negative things I heard about the movie are completely untrue. The biggest surprise for me was that TMNT is NOT a Michael Bay movie (ie. it is nothing like the super annoying crapfest that his Transformers movies have become) — her merely produced this movie, he didn’t write or direct it. The second biggest surprise was how funny and charming the movie is. Altho the turtles are computer animated via motion capture cameras, they do have the same feel that we got from the rubber-suited turtles from the original TMNT movies of the early 90s. The movie isn’t without its flaws but I really enjoyed TMNT so much that I can totally forgive the few things that I didn’t like because there are far too many things that I really DO LIKE about the movie. More »

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Extended Family

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Yesterday was another Sunday Funday for me at the Disney parks down in Anaheim, CA — which probably isn’t a big surprise — but I really wanted to go all out since I will be out of town for the next week. I was able to meet up and hang out with the whole Sons of Anakin SC family but spent much of my time hanging out with members of our club who I hadn’t seen in a very long time. There are so many cool kids in our group that I’m lucky enough to have too many new friends to hang out with. Altho it was painfully hot and humid yesterday, I ended up having a superfun day with some really great friends. More »

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Beyoncé & Jay Z SLAAAAY LA With Their ‘On The Run’ Tour

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At long last, I finally got to experience Beyoncé and Jay Z‘s On The Run Tour in person last night and I can tell you right now, I was murdered right there in the Rose Bowl. I knew the show would be great but LORDE, I was not expecting it to be so big and so epic. Because I previously sprung for VIP tickets to see Beyoncé in concert before, I know that the ONLY way to see Bey live is up close and personal. I know I shouldn’t have done it but I sprung for the VIP tix next to the stage for the show last night and I LIVED MY LIFE like nobody’s biz. I took about a million photos and a few videos … some that you can see below. More »

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