Relief At Last

Yesterday was another Sunday Funday for me and some friends at Disneyland yesterday. Now that the temps have fallen from the low 100s to the much chillier low 80s, hanging out in the sun wearing a denim vest was almost a dream yesterday. After the sun went down, the temps dropped into the high 60s … which is downright FREEZING here in SoCal. I’m closing in on my 100th visit to Disneyland so I guess that calls for some sort of celebration … or something? More »

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Please Help Me Reach My Goal

It’s getting down to the wire for me and I must put out the call, one more time, for your help. As you may know, I’m running the New York Marathon in a little over a month (yikes!!) and I’m fundraising for an amazing NYC organization called Team For Kids. I’m SO close to my fundraising goal and I’m hoping YOU will help me reach my goal. All you have to do is click HERE and donate as little or a MUCH as you can to help a really great organization fund an exceptional fitness program for kids. Running has changed my life for the better, Team For Kids wants to teach kids how to change their lives for the better as well. More »

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More Alive!

This month, Darion’s mother Janai Mestrovich published her latest book titled The Grandma Boom Chronicles: More Alive at 65! and she graciously sent me an early copy of the book for review. For the past few weeks, I have been spending as much time as possible reading her book and truly enjoying every word written. Janai is a mother first, yes, but she is also an adept educator and author and getting to see the scholastic side to her personality by reading her words has been a delight. I am nearly finished with the book but last night, I spent a bit of time engaged in More Alive at 65! and I feel compelled to share some of my lurve for the book with all of you today. More »

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Happy Birthday, Omar

I want to send out a HEAP of Birthday Lurve to my friend Omar who is celebrating his birthday today … in Paris, France of all places. Omar is my BFF Darion’s boyfriend and for the past 8 months, he has made my friend happier than I have ever seen him before. As such, Omar is a very important person to me and the day of his birth is worth celebrating. Darion and Omar jetted off to London a week ago to kick off Omar’s birthday trip and they made their way to Paris this week to cap off their whirlwind trip. I hope you will join me in sending lots of love their way today as they continue to celebrate Omar’s birthday and their loving relationship. More »

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Mark Xs The Spot

Yesterday was a fun day for me. I got to hang out with Tamar and Ollie last evening and then with my friend Mark last night. Tam and Ollie came over to my place to check it out and I’m happy to report that they approve of my new digs. I think I finally got the place up to snuff so that I can have people over to see it so I was happy to host Tam and Ollie as my first guests. After I gave them a tour of my apartment, I showed them the building’s amenities (the roof, the pool, etc.) and they seemed to love it all. After our quick little hang sesh at my place, I met up with my friend Mark at the Cha Cha Lounge for a couple of beers and some food truck eats. It was only the best way to end my day. More »

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My Homebody Is A Wonderland

Despite having to run a few errands last night, my day was another quiet one here at the new homestead. I randomly got into hanging artwork mode and spent much of my time putting things up on my new walls. I also decided to do some run rearranging, which meant that I had to run out and get one new throw pillow to pull everything together and I’m happy to report that my place is better than ever. I’ve been hesitant, thus far, to invite folks over because I didn’t feel my new place was quite ready for guests but now, I think I finally have it set up well enough so that I can show it off without too much worry. More »

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Lounging With Lola

Yesterday afternoon, I was invited by Tamar to go for a nice, long walk together and I happily accepted her offer. Any chance I get to spend with Tam and her adorable dog Lola, I do my best to be available so I was more than happy to spend my free afternoon hanging out with them. We talked a bit about going on a long hike but in the end, we decided a less strenuous walk in her neighboorhood might be the better idea. We took Lola with us and off we went. More »

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My Sunday Routine

Another Sunday, another trip down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with my peoples at Disneyland. Now that the temps have fallen from the 100s down into the 80s, it was practically WINTER here in SoCal yesterday. Altho it was still hot, it was much less hot than it’s been for the past few weeks so it did feel like a relief. The day was fun and fairly standard. Fun Fun Fun, you know, the usual. I did get to meet a PITNB reader in the parks last night so that was really a great highlight of my day. All in all, I enjoyed another great Sunday Funday at Disney! More »

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‘Tangled’ Up In You

Yesterday I met up with my good friend Gillian and her adorable daughter Gemma at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA for an early showing of the Disney animated film Tangled. Gillian and I have been looking for a time to hang out for a few weeks now and we finally managed to get it together. When she suggested I join her and Gemma at the El Capitan to see Tangled, I mean, duh … of course I said yes. After the movie, we grabbed a quick lunch together and then played some video games at Dave & Buster’s :D Last night, I made my way down to Manhattan Beach to hang out with Emma and Josh for a bit. Emma is baby bumpin’ out like crazy so I’ve been wanting to see her for a while now. More »

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Passing The Time

Inspite of grand plans to make my Friday an exciting one, I managed to enjoy a fairly quiet, none-too-exciting day. I spent most of the day watching everyone on earth get their shiny new iPhone 6 phones while I had to sit out on the fun and wait (my phone won’t arrive for weeks). I did manage to pretend for a bit that my iPad Mini was an iPhone 6 Plus but … the novelty wore off really quickly, haha. I did venture out of the house last night to get a haircut and then I swung by a nearby store to pick up a few housewares and, well, that was my exciting Friday night :D More »

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