Happy Laundry Day

Today is a banner day for me. Today is the first day that I have done laundry in my new place. For various reasons, I haven’t had the time to do laundry in my new place yet and TODAY was the day!!! Normally, I would just haul my stuff down to the laundry room, do my laundry, then haul it back … not really caring who I ran into. In my new building, with younger/hotter people, I’m more aware of how I have to look when I’m casually doing laundry (or anything else) in this place. At last, I have a reason to want to do laundry! More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Drop’

When I was home in Detroit last week, I spent most of my free time with my parents visiting my dad in the hospital. On my Friday night there, I decided to go out with my friends Sarah and Mark for dinner and movie. We had so much fun eating dinner that we missed our movie showtime and that was the end of our night. We were planning to see the new Tom Hardy film The Drop so last night, with a free night on my hands, I decided to see The Drop at the Arclight (it was a hard choice since I also want to see The Skeleton Twins but the movie showtime ended up being the deciding factor). I am SO glad I didn’t miss out on seeing The Drop because it was really a very excellent film. More »

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The Spoils

I ventured out into the insane heat yesterday to run some errands. I had been putting off a trip to Ikea for as long as possible but since I had the time and, well, I guess I had other reasons to head out to Burbank, I decided to make my trip yesterday. All in all, I managed to restrain myself and ONLY pick up a few extra things but it’s so hard to not want to buy everything at Ikea. Since I was in the neighborhood, I grabbed a quick bite to eat at Outback and then brought home some donuts from Krispy Kreme so … all in all, it was a very successful day. More »

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Home Decor

Yesterday was a very quiet, very relaxed day for me. After all my running around for the past couple of weeks, I decided not to do a single thing yesterday. No movies, no hang outs, no nothing. I spent most of my day indoors trying to stay cool from the massive heat outside. I did venture out last night to grab dinner but my Monday was one of those no shower days and I loved every minute of it. I did do a few things around my new place. I hung a few more things on my walls, including two pieces that I’ve been dying to put on display in my bathroom. More »

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A Very ‘Lucky’ Day

Despite the fact that the temperature soared into the millions yesterday, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with friends old and new. Last week, Walt Disney‘s first creation — Oswald the Lucky Rabbit — made his debut in Disneyland/California Adventure on a special night devoted to his arrival in the parks. Yesterday was the first day that Oswald was made available for meet and greets with park attendees and I wanted to be among the first people to meet Oswald in “person”. The rest of the day was fun, naturally, even tho it was hotter than Hades all day/evening/night long. Phew! More »

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Dad’s Home Again

I have made my way back home to LA after my dad was successfully released from the hospital yesterday. As you may know, I flew out to be with my parents this past week after my dad was hospitalized and was able to be with them until he was released yesterday. When I booked my flight, I scheduled my trip so that I could fly home Saturday in order to get a cheaper flight (which was still pretty expensive since it was so last minute). I’m really thankful that my dad was able to be released from the hospital in time so that I could bring him home :) More »

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Heading Home

Today is the day that my dad is scheduled to be released from the hospital but until he’s home in his own bed, I can’t really relax. My mom and I went to visit him yesterday before his last night in the joint and he was in high spirits, looking back to his old self. I have a flight out to LA this afternoon much earlier in the day than I like but because of the last minute nature of my flight reservation, it was the latest flight in the day that I could get. BUT, I’m hoping that dad will be released early enough that I can drive him home before I have to leave for the hospital. More »

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Things Are Looking Up

My dad’s recovery is progressing well, I’m happy to share. After I spent the early part of my day with mom in celebration of her birthday, we made our way to the hospital to find my dad seemingly back to his relative old self. He was sitting up and laughing, he went for a couple of walks. It was great to see him looking so well. For his day’s activity, he requested that the nurses on duty do something nice for my mom’s birthday when she arrived … and they did it! Yesterday was a really nice way to spend time with both of my parents. More »

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Good News

I successfully made my way to Detroit early yesterday so that I could visit my dad in the hospital, where he is recuperating this week. Despite assurances by my mom that he was fine, I was worried the entire time it took me to get home to see him … so you can imagine my relief when I walked into his hospital room and heard him laughing with the on duty nurse. I was afraid he was going to look pale and haggard but he looked and sounded fine, which was exactly why I needed to fly across the country to see him :) My mom and I spent a few hours with him yesterday until he was ready to rest so, yeah, my Tuesday was a great day. More »

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A Quick Trip Home

I mentioned yesterday that I got some bad news late Sunday night that my dad had to be admitted to the hospital because he was having difficulty breathing. Because of his advanced age, my mom didn’t want to take any chances so she took him to the emergency room where they discovered he has come down with a bout of pneumonia. I’ve been reassured that he is doing well and was feeling better yesterday but I decided that I need to fly back home to Detroit to see him. By the time you are reading this, I should be flying somewhere over the mid-part of the US on my way back home to Michigan. More »

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