AAR Acoustic

After a quiet night in last night, I’m ready to go back out into the world today. A few weeks ago, I snagged tickets to see All American Rejects play the first of a series of acoustic concerts at the Hotel Café in Hollywood, CA and tonight’s the night. I’ve been a fan of the power pop stylings of these Oklahoma City boys since they made their debut in the early ’00s and I’m excited to see them play an acoustic show tonight. It shall be a blast. More »

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Mickey’s Halloween Party

Last night I met up with my friend Gillian and her little girl Gemma at Disneyland for Mickey’s Halloween Party and we had so much fun. I’ve never been to any of the ticketed Halloween parties at Disneyland over the years (primarily because I never saw the point to paying extra to attend a function at the theme park on top of what I already pay for my Annual Pass). But, since I’ve been in a crazy Disney way this year, I figured … yes, I must go. The party is the only time Disney allows everyone to wear costumes in the park and they provide free candy, character meet and greets and entertainment that is exclusive to this event so it was all very new for me. Gillian dressed up as Alice, Gemma dressed up as Merida and I dressed up as Anakin Skywalker (just before he turned into Darth Vader) and we had a blast. More »

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Nailed It

Yesterday morning, after only a few hours of sleep, I made my way to San Dimas, CA to run the annual Spooktacular Half Marathon as part of my training for the upcoming New York Marathon in a couple of weeks. I wanted to test the theory that I could run the half marathon without having to do much training beforehand. I know it sounds like a terribly unwise idea but I wanted to see if I was up to the task of running a half marathon a month and a half after I ran my last half marathon. Thankfully I was successful and I didn’t, you know, die in the process. More »

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It’s Fun Being Bad

Last night, Ollie invited her friend Annie and me to be her guests at a Hallowe’en costume party thrown by her other friend Bonnie McKee which was villains themed. I decided to go as the ghostface killer from Scream, Ollie went as Gozer the Gozarian from Ghostbusters and Annie went as Vambie, the vampire Barbie. I’ve been to Bonnie‘s parties before and they are always a good time so I was really looking forward to the soiree … even tho I had a half marathon race to run the morning after. I vowed to be home at a reasonable hour so that I could get as much sleep as possible before the race but … nope. We had so much fun that we ended up staying way late. With all those bad guys in one room, you know that we had a great time. More »

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Lana Forever

Last night I attended the first of two Lana Del Rey concerts at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and I am happy to report that it was a practically perfect show in every single way. The last time I saw LDR, she played a show last spring in the truly awful Shrine Auditorium and while I enjoyed her performance, the always terrible venue was enough to mar the experience. LDR in a cemetery is the way life is supposed to be. My only complaint about the show was how short it was … but for the time that Lana was on stage doing her thing, the night was pure bliss. More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Book Of Life’

Last night I hung out with my good friend Adriana for the first time in far too long and we enjoyed a very fun night together. After we hung out at her place for a bit, we grabbed a delish Mexican dinner and then made our way to the movies. We had planned on seeing The Box Trolls but ended up seeing an early showing of the new animated film The Book of Life. Folks, The Book of Life was sooooo good! If there is one movie that you need to see this Hallowe’en season, it’s The Book of Life. More »

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Our Night With ‘Buffy’

All month long, the Arclight movie theaters here in the LA area are screening classic horror films on the big screen and, apparently, the 1992 camp classic Buffy the Vampire Slayer fits the bill. When I found out that BtVS was being screened, I knew I had to see it with my BFF Darion. Darion and I met at a screening of the musical episode Once More With Feeling from the Buffy TV series so I thought it would be fun for the two of us to see the original movie together on the big screen. More »

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Mr. Dress Up

With another Hallowe’en quickly approaching, I have found that I have more plans than I know what to do with. Because I’m going to be in NYC on Hallowe’en this year, I figured that I wouldn’t have any plans to worry about here in LA so I didn’t really think much about finding a costume to wear. But, it turns out that I have 3 Hallowe’en parties that I need to dress for BEFORE Hallowe’en so I’ve been spending the last couple of nights figuring it out. I did manage to find 3 great costumes for the 3 parties and I can’t wait to show y’all what I’m going to be. More »

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It Was An Accident, I Swear

So, you’re probably not going to believe this (and I wouldn’t blame you if you didn’t) but I swear, I accidentally went to Disneyland last night. I know, I know … crazy, I know. BUT, I had to run an errand in the Anaheim area and I had been putting it off for too long. I had a free night, traffic was light due to the holiday so I make the trek down. HONESTLY, I didn’t even plan on going into the theme park … but I did plan a trip through Downtown Disney to grab a drink at Starbucks and look for a particular pin that I’ve been looking for (yes, a Disney pin … YES, I realize I’ve finally become one of “those” people) and … well … I couldn’t resist and I kinda stumbled my way into the park. More »

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… In A Galaxy Far, Far Away

So, my Sunday turned out to be a pretty decent FunDay and I didn’t even have to leave the house to experience it. I had plans to do a couple of things yesterday but I didn’t really feel all that great when I woke and I decided to just stay home and rest. For the past few weeks, I’ve been running around pretty much every day and instead of running around again yesterday, I figured I should stay home and relax for a bit. I’ve been meaning to just lay on the couch and watch movies for some time now and yesterday was my day. On my agenda was a rewatching of the Star Wars films episodes 1 – 3. More »

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