‘Schoolhouse’ Still Rocks

Last night I met up with my friend Eileen for a dinner hang at the Cat & Fiddle Pub in Hollywood (which is closing in a few weeks, I’m sad to say) before I met up with my friend Josh at the Echoplex in Echo Park to see live concert performance of some of the songs from Schoolhouse Rock. Now, I realize that all y’all under 30s probably have no idea what Schoolhouse Rock is or how important it remains to a generation of people but I can assure you, last night’s show was very impactful for me. Dinner with Eileen and the show with Josh conspired to make a Monday night that I won’t soon forget. More »

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Feast Of Friends

Yesterday turned out to be a really fun Sunday Funday with the early party of my day spent with my friends at Disneyland and the latter part of my day spent with Darion and his mom Janai, who was passing through LA on her way home to Oregon. As per usual, Disney was fun because I got to spend time with my Sons of Anakin SC peeps in the Happiest Place on EarthTM. Dinner last night was great because any time I get to spend with Janai is truly special so … yeah, Sunday was a good one for the record books. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Big Hero 6′ / FKA Twigs FTW!

Yesterday was a very fun, pretty busy day for me. In the early afternoon, I met up with my friends Elena and Andreas in Hollywood so that we could see the new Disney Animation film Big Hero 6 at the El Capitan Theater. Afterward, I paid a visit to my superstar hairstylist and BFF Josh Rosebrook for a much-needed haircut and then I made my way downtown to see FKA Twigs live in concert. The movie was great, the company was even better … and the concert was truly an amazing experience. I had a really great Saturday, I have to say. More »

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Forever A Classic

Well, my plans for last night didn’t really pan out the way I hoped. I’ve been feeling a bit rundown as of late, so I decided to spend some time on the couch watching movies. Our intrepid intern Iris reminded me that it had been a few years since I watched the 1994 movie The Crow so I decided to watch it on Netflix last evening. The long story short is that I ended up falling asleep and I didn’t wake up until around 2 AM when I stumbled into bed to sleep for the rest of the night. Sigh. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

Last night, one day before the movie opens wide in theaters today, I attended an early showing of the much-anticipated sequel movie The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. After MONTHS of counting down the days, I finally got the chance to see part 1 of the 2-part finale of the Hunger Games film franchise. As expected, Mockingjay – Part 1 acted as a placeholder for the second movie due out next year but I felt it was still a very entertaining movie. All of the really big action will take place in Part 2 but Part 1 definitely packed enough of an emotive punch to entertain fans of the Hunger Games series. More »

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A Conversation With Anne & Christopher Rice

Last night I had the extreme pleasure of attending an in-person discussion between authors Anne Rice and her son Christopher Rice at a book-signing for her new novel Prince Lestat. I was super excited to learn earlier this year that Anne would be writing about her beloved vampire characters again and when I found out that she would be appearing at a book-singing event here in LA, moderated by her son and my friend Christopher, I knew I had to be there. The authors conversed for about 45 minutes before questions were taken from the audience and then our books were signed. It was a really great night with a pair of really remarkable people. More »

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My Night With Tegan & Sara and Amelia

Last night, I met up with my friend Amelia for a quick drink/catch-up sesh at The Well before we made our way into the Hollywood Palladium to see Tegan and Sara live in concert. I love me some Tegan and Sara so I had been looking forward to the show for some time now. And because I never get to spend as much time as I like with Amelia, I’m so glad that she was free last night to see the show with me. We had the best time ever … probably aided by the fact that the beers we drank were so large ;) More »

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Movie Review: ‘Foxcatcher’

Way back in May we got our first look at Steve Carell and Channing Tatum in the based-on-a-true-story movie Foxcatcher and last night, I finally got to see the movie for myself. To be completely honest, I really wasn’t all that informed on what the movie is all about … but after I saw the trailer, I knew it was a movie that I wanted to see. As I watched Foxcatcher last night, all I kept thinking was how unbelievable it is that this movie is based on true events. It’s an odd but very compelling film, once that I enjoyed very much. More »

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The Avengers Half Marathon: Age Of Ultrent

Welp, I did it … another half marathon in the books. Earlier this morning (WAY earlier) I woke up to run the inaugural Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon at Disneyland and I had a really fun time … well, mostly a really fun time. The Santa Ana winds were so intense this morning tho that the race was much more challenging than I was expecting. I probably inhaled about 5 pounds of blowing dirt and I surely got wind debris in all of my exposed orifices but the wind did keep the temps very cool and that helped make the run not hot and miserable so … it all evened out. Guess what … I have photos to share below, if you’re interested ;) More »

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Decisions, Decisions

Because I was feeling much better yesterday than I was the day before, I decided to meet up with my friend Tamar in Burbank to see a play titled A or B? which stars one of her friends. Tam and I have been talking about seeing a play together for some time now so finally, the opportunity arose and we jumped at the chance. Before the show, we grabbed a bite to eat at Umami Burger in Burbank (which is now in the former building that used to be Papoo’s Hot Dog Show) and then it was showtime! I am very happy to say that Tam and I had a great time last night because the play was really very good. More »

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