Saturday Has Been Cancelled

After my very long, very tiring day Friday (my move day), I decided that Saturday was going to be a day for me to get a jump on things and start with the unpacking. What I didn’t realize was that my body had other plans. I was so darn exhausted when I woke up yesterday that I was physically in pain. I did my best to rally and managed to get some work done but I knew I had to lie back down and sleep for a bit longer. A short nap turned into a long nap and then another and then the day was completely gone. I figured, eh … after the stressful week I had last week, I was due for a day … or two … from doing absolutely anything at all. More »

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A Whole New World (Again)

OK, so move day went about as smoothly as possible. Nothing was broken, only a few nicks and dings on my stuff and everything got moved within a reasonable amount of time. My internet was installed and working perfectly by the afternoon and I am now IN MY NEW HOME. OMG, I’m so happy. Happy and buried under a pile of boxes … but happy, nonetheless. I didn’t get a chance to post much of anything yesterday cuz I just didn’t have any time. After the movers finished, I decided to take a shower and rest and realized that I didn’t have shower curtains. SO, I slept for as long as I could (about 20 mins.) before Eileen came by to help me out. We did a Target run, grabbed some food and then enjoyed a nightcap before I passed the eff out. More »

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Moving Day

Today is moving day and it has been madness, as I’m sure you can understand. I set up my AT&T Uverse internet service to be installed in my new home later this afternoon but I was not told that service in my current place would be turned off the same morning. At 7 AM, right as I was trying to post stuff on the site, internet was turned off and I was S.O.L. I tried to get it turned back on for the morning so I could do a few hours work but, no dice. Ah well, it was probably for the best, I still had some last second things to pack up and get ready for the movers anyways. My guys arrived on time and promptly got to work … and my day flew by in a flurry of boxes and trips up and down the stairs, in and out of cars from one home to the next. More »

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My Last Day At The Hollywood Tower

A year ago I moved from my home in West Hollywood to an apartment in the famed Hollywood Tower, in the heart of Hollywood, CA. After 5 years in my condo in WeHo, I was ready for a big change to shake up my life — to expose me to a new part of LA. Having lived in a very quiet neighborhood in West Hollywood, I was ready to live in a more lively area. I considered moving to DTLA but Hollywood seemed like a nice place to get more “city” without having to live in the actual city. My friend Eileen found the listing for an apartment in the Hollywood Tower … I went out to see it and fell in love. Today is my last day living here in the tower and I’m having a bunch of feelings about it. More »

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Slowly But Surely

My week of packing was in full swing yesterday as I really got into the nitty gritty of the process. Normally, I’d take 2 weeks to leisurely pack up all of my stuff but because my window of opportunity to jump on my new place and get out of my old place was so short, I ended up with less than a full week to get the job done. That said, I managed to take a huge chunk out of the process yesterday, which was a very good feeling. I worked so hard that I forgot to eat lunch and well past dinnertime, I found myself ravenous and cranky. I made plans to grab a quick bite with Eileen and she agreed to make me happy with a visit to Outback for Aussie Chayze Froys. More »

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Playing Tourist For The Day

Yesterday was a really fun day for me at Disneyland. I mean, every day at Disney is fun but yesterday was especially fun. My friends in the social club Mickey’s Empire hosted a Tourist Day theme for the park yesterday and anyone who wanted to participate was invited to dress up as tourists for the day. Now, I don’t really like to play dress up so this kind of thing isn’t usually something I’d be into … but my friend Elena convinced me that dressing up would be fun and she was absolutely right. More »

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The Universe At Work

I was able to return home for the first time in 19 days yesterday which was great cause for celebration, let me tell you. The seemingly endless delays finally came to an end and I was able to return to my mostly destroyed abode (which included a half ruined Morrissey in my living room — I might be able to salvage him, tho). The construction crew left an incredible mess that I was forced to have cleaned myself so I spent most of the day with a lovely cleaner getting my place in as much order as possible. I can now sit on my furniture so, I’d consider that a win. After I got as much cleaning done as possible, I met up with my friend Josh Rosebrook for a long overdue hang. I don’t get to see him as often as I like now that he’s living permanently in Palm Springs so I have to take every opportunity to see him when available. Thankfully, the universe knew that I needed to see him yesterday and I am very grateful for that. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Southpaw’

Last night I met up with my friend Ashley for a last minute hang out and we decided to get margaritas and see the new Jake Gyllenhaal movie Southpaw. Jake, as you may recall, got all jacked up and practically unrecognizable for the role of the prize fighter in this movie and I can assure you that he looks really great in this new film. The movie as a whole, well, that’s another story. As much as I wanted Southpaw to be a really great movie, one that might garner Jake an Academy Award nomination, I just felt that the movie fell really short. The story was completely uninspired and was totally paint by numbers. If it weren’t for Jake‘s really terrific performance, I would’ve hated the movie overall. Instead, I guess I felt that it was just OK. More »

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Juliette & The Licks Rock LA

Last night I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see Juliette Lewis‘s band Juliette and the Licks live in concert. Last night’s show was the first the band has played since they broke up back in 2009. I managed to see Juliette and the Licks way back when I was still living in Detroit and I remembered how great the show was so when my friend Austin let me know he had an extra ticket, I knew I had to see the show. Honestly, the band’s brand of Southern Rock music isn’t really my thing but Juliette Lewis is such an amazing live performer that she made last night’s sold out performance a truly memorable experience. It really was a really great show. More »

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A Fresh Start

Today is the day that I start the next chapter of my life here in LA. Now that I’ve been living here in LA for 9 years, I can say that my LA life has had 3 eras. The first era was the first 3 years I lived in LA. The second era was when I lived with my ex. The third era has been since my relationship ended, leaving me to figure out where I go from here. I moved from West Hollywood to Hollywood a year ago in an attempt to reinvigorate my life with excitement and promise. It was a noble effort but one that didn’t really play out the way I imagined. For the most part, my life has been pretty good over the past year but in recent months, it’s taken a turn for the bad … so the time has come again to make a change to get my life back on track. More »

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