Entirely Fascniated By Wonder Woman’s Secret History

Because I have a very busy weekend ahead of me, I decided to stay in yesterday and get some stuff done around the house and generally relax. I’ll be running 3 races during the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Anaheim, CA this weekend so I opted for a night in last night. I managed to finish reading a fascinating book about the creation of Wonder Woman and I’m happy to share that it is a book that I would heartily recommend to anyone. I had a very loose understanding of WW‘s origins and an even looser understanding of her creator Charles Moulton (real name William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector) but now that I’ve read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore, I have an excellent understanding of the people who created and inspired the character and a better appreciation for what the character represents. More »

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Movie Review: ‘TAK3N’

Last night I met up with my friend Eileen for a dinner/drink hang at the Arclight in Hollywood and we had a great time. It wasn’t so much that the movie we saw was great (it wasn’t) but it was more that we made the bad movie so much better with our laughing at it. Ever since I first learned that the sequel movie TAK3N was coming our way, I was very excited to see Liam Neeson kick ass again in a third Taken movie. Unfortunately, the latest installment in the Taken movie franchise leaves much to be desired. From the terrible story, to the ridiculous direction, the bad acting and the laughable score, there really isn’t much that I can say was good about the movie. That said, Eileen and I made sure we had a good time at the movies … so we did. More »

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A Reality TV Star Is Born

Back in November, I shared the first look at the new Bravo TV reality show Friends to Lovers? which stars my good friend Darion Lowenstein as one of the friends on the show lookin’ for love. Last night at Pump in West Hollywood, CA, a prmeiere event was held for Friends to Lovers? which included in-person appearances by the West Coast cast of the show — including my homie Darion. A bunch of us friends got together to celebrate with Darion and watch him make his reality TV show debut live. Naturally, we had an total blast. More »

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Dapper Date

Altho I haven’t been having the best weekend of my life, I really wanted to keep a dinner date that I had with my Sons of Anakin friends at Disneyland last night so … I got myself all dressed up and made my way down to Anaheim for our fancy anniversary dinner. Altho the actual anniversary of our club was last week, some of our members were out of town until this week so we set yesterday as the date for our dinner. We decided to treat ourselves to a fancy dinner at the schmancy Carthay Circle Restaurant inside Disney California Adventure and had a really nice time together. More »

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Obsessed With ‘The Fall’

Without beating around the bush I have to say that yesterday was not one of my better days. I will spare you the boring details but will share that this time of year isn’t usually the best for me emotionally so my week leading up to yesterday wasn’t really all that great to begin with. That is not to say that yesterday, January 10, was any special day … it just was the day that my emotional well-being kinda fell apart. And I refuse to dwell on it today. SO, instead, I’ll write about a happier, more distracted part of my day. For months, I’ve been hearing about at UK series titled The Fall that stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan which aired back in 2013 on BBC overseas. PITNB reader fab4runner gave me the heads up that the first season of The Fall is available on Netflix so I made it a point to watch the first episode early yesterday … which, of course, meant that I couldn’t stop until I devoured all 5 episodes of the first season. More »

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On The Road With ‘A Million Miles’

Plans to hang out with friends last night had to be cancelled because of a splitting headache that drove me crazy so instead of suffering in the presence of others, I decided to suffer at home all by myself. The night wasn’t a complete wash, tho. I managed to finish reading one book and I started another so that actually helped me feel a bit better. Our PITNB intern Iris introduced me to GoodReads so I spent some time playing around with the site yesterday and, well, it looks like my attempt at reading more in 2015 is going to be aided muchly by Iris’s kind suggestion. More »

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Catching Up With An Old Friend

Last night I made my way out to Book Soup in West Hollywood to catch up with an old friend … who just so happened to be hosting a book reading and booksigning on her birthday. Actress/author Amber Benson and I go back a few years but it has been a long time since we’ve been able to hang out. We keep in touch via social media but I’m embarrassed to say that it’s been years since we’ve seen one another (I might have been blonde the last time I saw her). When I found out that she was doing a booksigning, I knew I had to head out to see and support her … which I did last night. More »

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Hitting The Books

Because I’ve been putting off my reading list for far too long, I decided to spent part of my night in doing a bit of much-overdue reading last night. I’ve been so preoccupied with pretty much everything else going on that I’ve really neglected the books that have been piling up on my nightstand. And because I tend to only read in spurts, I figured now would be a good time to capitalize on my rekindled interest. Of the books that I’d like to get read in the next few weeks, I decided to start with A Million Miles by Amy Fleisher Madden. More »

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Día De Reyes

Altho I just spent a really fun day with friends at Disneyland on Sunday, I had to return to the theme park yesterday to partake in the annual Dia de Reyes celebration that they do for guests because I’ve never experienced the celebration before in my life. Growing up in the Midwest, I missed out on a lot of culturally Mexican celebrations that I am now exposed to living here in Southern California. For some time now, I’ve heard about Dia de Reyes but I’ve never partaken in any of the celebrations before. I figure if Disneyland throws a party for the holiday, it might be worth checking out. I met up with my friend Elena at the park last night so that we could attend the parade/party together and we ended up having a blast together. More »

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Birthday Drinks With Jeremy

Last night was mostly a quiet night for me. I had intended on staying in the whole night but because my friend Jeremy wanted to get the jumpstart on celebrating his birthday with a get together on the night before his birthday, I decided to get out of the house so that I could celebrate with him. Jeremy is Tamar’s younger brother and he’s really a great guy. Tam’s family are all so special to me that it is always a pleasure to spend time with them in any capacity for any reason. Jeremy invited a group of friends to meet up with him at The Daily Pint in Santa Monica so that’s where we went to get the party started. More »

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