Last night I was invited to a media screening of the new Brad Pitt film World War Z and after all of the gossip and subsequent promo for the film, I knew I wanted to watch it as soon as possible. Because I haven’t yet read the book, I knew that I’d have to base my opinion of the story solely on the movie version so I went into the theater last night with a completely open mind. That said, with all the chatter about reshoots and problems with the production, I wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got was a wholly entertaining zombie movie that delivered from beginning to end. I was very pleasantly surprised by how much I really liked this movie. More »
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Welp, I did it. I ran my 4th marathon yesterday in San Francisco and altho it was one of the more difficult races of my running career, I can honestly say that it was also one of the most fun. When I signed up to run the San Francisco Marathon I honestly didn’t think about the challenge that I was taking on. SF is a very, very, EXTREMELY hilly city and unsurprisingly, there are a lot of hills over the coarse of the race. The hills were endless and really tough to run but I managed to push thru and get ‘er done. I always feel great when the race is over but my sense of accomplishment yesterday was thru the roof. If I can run a marathon in San Francisco, I think I can run a marathon anywhere else in the world. More »
Today’s the day! Today’s the day that I take on the San Francisco Marathon, my 4th marathon overall in just the last 6 months. By the time this post goes live, I should be running at around the 5 or 6th mile of the 26.2 mile course. I can tell you right now, I’m excited and anxious but I’m also kinda terrified of all of the hills that SF has to offer. Because I’ll be otherwise occupied with the race all morning long, then my flight back to LA in the afternoon, I won’t be able to blog again until tomorrow — but our amazing girl Shannon will take good care of all y’all today :D My only full day here in SF yesterday was fun but really laid back and relaxed … just the way I wanted it to be. More »
Yesterday I made my way up to San Francisco, CA to get settled in before I run the San Francisco Marathon tomorrow. The flight up from LA was quick and painless and I managed to get into town early enough to check into my hotel and then make my way out to the SF Marathon expo so that I could pick up my race bib for the race. Last night, I had dinner with Emma’s sister Chelsea and then we met up with her boyfriend and his brother for a late night showing of Man of Steel. All in all, it’s been a fun time here in SF thus far. More »
Last night I hung out with my friends Emma and Josh and their friend Jillian and we decided to grab a nice Italian dinner (so I could start carbo loading for my big race this weekend) and then we went to the movies. Emma suggested that we see the new comedy This Is The End and I figured, why not? I’m so glad that Emma suggested that we see the movie because it was a hilariously, if far too ridiculous film. This Is The End stars some of our fave comedic actors (and James Franco) and tells the story of the end of the world. If you’re a fan of riotously but very dumb humor, than this movie is for you. More »
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Last night I was able to attend an early screening of Superman: Man of Steel as part of a kickoff celebration for the 2013 LA Film Festival. I have been anxiously awaiting my chance to see this movie and I jumped at the chance to attend the screening last night. Because Superman is such an iconic character, arguably THE template for all comic book superhero characters, I of course went into the screening with preconceived notions. This new version of Superman is bold but, for the most heart, stays true to the spirit of the character that we all know and love. I am happy to report that I liked the movie very much. There are a lot of things about Man of Steel that I think they did right. I can’t say it’s a perfect film because some things didn’t work for me but when taken in sum, I found the movie to be action-packed, full of heart and wholly satisfying as a summer blockbuster smash film. More »
Last night I made my way to the Hollywood Bowl to see Björk live in concert for the third time in the past week. As you may know, the Icelandic chanteuse played a residency of shows here in LA that included performances at the Hollywood Palladium and concluded with a HUGE performance at the Hollywood Bowl last night. A lot of my friends were in attendance at the show last night but I only got to hang out with a few of them. I met up with Emma, Melanie and Michael at the show last night and we all had an amazing time. Click below to check out some photos of Björk at the Bowl. More »
I made it back home from Detroit last night safe and sound and in one piece … actually, I returned home from my visit as a more whole piece than when I left last week. As I’ve mentioned in the past few weeks, I’ve been having a hard time emotionally (again) but I can honestly say that I have been feeling 100% better in the past few days. My quick trip home had a lot to do with my happier demeanor but the great counsel I got from my friend Josh Z. before I left was amazingly helpful as well. I managed to enjoy myself fully while I was home with my friends and I am now back in LA with a much happier and, I think, healthier attitude. More »
My last full day here in Detroit Rock City was a mostly chill but hugely satisfying day. I got to spend the whole time with Sarah and Mark and I have to say, yesterday reminded me first, how much I love my dear friends, and second, how much I miss them when I don’t get to see them as often as I like. The early part of the day was emotional but the rest of the day was much more fun. We went for a nice drive to enjoy the sunny, warm weather and then we met up with Sarah’s mom last night so that we could take her out for a dinner/movie date. The last part of the night was spent with Mark listening to some tunes with a sweet new tech toy that I’ve been playing around with for a few days. I’m sure all of this sounds painfully normal but honestly, it was exactly what I’ve been needing for some time now. More »
Yesterday was a very relaxing day here at home in Detroit Rock City. I spent much of the day chilling with my friends Sarah and Mark in their home (one of my favorite places on Earth) and then spent my evening beaming with pride of my BFF Sarah’s kickboxing skills. We finished out the night at the movies and, for the most part, had a really fun time out. I’ll get to the amazing kickboxing stuff in a bit but let’s talk a bit about my movie selection of the night — The Purge. Reactions to the film are a bit of a mixed bag among my friends but I can say that I liked the movie, for the most part. More »
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