My St. Patrick’s Day yesterday was really fun because I got to hang out with my fave person EVER as he celebrated his first St. Paddy’s Day ever. Emma took the initiative and reserved a table at The Peasant House in Sherman Oaks, CA so that we could celebrate St. Patrick’s Day together. Duke, wearing an adorable shamrock onesie, took a break from eating and napping to party with Emma, Josh, their friend Becca and me. As far as St. Patrick’s Days go, this one was a great one. More »
Last night I made my way to The Roxy on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, CA to see the Juliana Hatfield Three live in concert for the first time ever. As a long time Juliana fan, I have seen her many, many times on tour with my first concert going back to 1995. But when she was called the Juliana Hatfield Three (along with bandmates Todd Philips and Dean Fisher), I wasn’t yet going to rock concerts so I missed out on seeing the group way back then. Last night, the band performed their 1993 debut album Become What You Are In Full with an encore of his Juliana solo songs and it was only the best show ever. More »
Yesterday was a very fun but VERY hot Sunday Funday for me. The temps soared well into the ’90s so I’m sure you can appreciate how sucky that can feel. I ended up not running the LA Marathon this year, thankfully, but I did make my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with my friends at Disneyland all day long. All day long … in the blazing sun all day long. It was hot but we had fun cuz we always have fun. No one melted, no one died and a great time was had by all. More »
A couple of weeks ago, my friend Jessika inadvertently introduced me to the world’s oldest McDonald’s that is still in operation and yesterday — after much delay — I finally got to pay a visit. When I first laid on this hallowed place, it was night and it was all lit up … and it looked nothing like any McDonald’s I’ve ever seen in my life. Back home in Michigan, I lived near a “’50s McDonald’s” that was a new store renovated to look like a McD’s from the ’50s (kinda like the Cafe ’80s in Back to the Future II). This one is a genuinely vintage McD’s so I knew I had to visit. Jessika suggested we check it out and that’s what we did yesterday. More »
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For some time now, my Sons of Anakin friends and I have been talking about taking a field trip outside of Disneyland to do a bit of karaoking after I told them about the amazing night of karaoke I enjoyed with some peeps last summer at a newish place in Koreatown. After much talk and lots of delay, we finally got our shizz together last night. Most of the crew met me at Pharaoh in Ktown and we proceeded to destroy every single song that we say we love but managed to butcher to death with your horrid singing :) More »
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Last night I made my way over to Emma and Josh’s place to spend some time with the little man Duke Julian and it ended up being a really fun night. First, we made our way to a new eatery in Sherman Oaks, CA called Public School 818 — my first outing with the baby! Then, after we were sated and satisfied, we went back to their place to do a fun little art project with Duke. Because they no longer take foot and handprints of babies at the hospital (which is news to me), we decided to take the matter into our own hands. More »
Last night I finally finished reading the 98-issue Marvel Comics Civil War Event and because I am still on a bit of a comic book kick, I got to thinking about some of my other fave comic book heroes. I started thinking about the fact that the long-awaited Wonder Woman movie will begin filming later this year, which reminded me that actress Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman in the upcoming WB/DC Comics movies, which reminded me that The CW tried and failed to adapt a new Wonder Woman TV series that would be a character origin story similar to Smallville, which reminded me of the failed Wonder Woman TV show that David E. Kelley almost brought to air back in 2011. Then it occurred to me that I had never seen the failed WW TV pilot that was made for NBC. I know the pilot has been making the rounds online for the past 3 years so I figured now was the time for me to watch it … which I did, last night … and oooh boy, am I glad the TV show got cancelled before it even got made because folks, David E. Kelley‘s vision of Wonder Woman is so terrible that he should never be allowed to go anywhere near a female superhero story ever, ever again. More »
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Last night, Eileen and I made our way to the Arclight Theater in Hollywood, CA to see a special screening of the 2004 movie Mean Girls. Because Mean Girls is only one of the greatest films ever made, Eileen and I were very excited to see the movie again on the big screen. We met for dinner at Umami Burger in Hollywood before we went to see the movie. I made a pit stop at Amoeba Music to pick up Madonna‘s new album Rebel Heart on vinyl … then it was movie time. Afterward, we met up with her friend Kevin for drinks at The Hudson in West Hollywood and put a nightcap on a really fun day. More »
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Last night I got to hang out at Emma and Josh’s place so that I could celebrate their baby boy Duke’s 1 month birthday! It is utterly INSANE to me that Duke is already a month old because it seems like just yesterday that he was born … and now he’s a month and soon he’ll be 10 and then 20 and then I’ll be dead and gone. But, before Duke goes away to college, I was able to hang out with the little dude and his parents last night for an overdue hang out. As you can see below, Duke was happily wearing a little outfit that I got for him which is so darn cute that I have to share the photo far and wide. Will you please look below at how adorable Duke looks at 1 month old? More »
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As I mentioned yesterday, I ran the 10th anniversary of the Knott’s Berry Farm Coaster Run 10K in Buena Park, CA and because I felt a wee bit guilty for cheating on Disneyland, I made my way back down to Anaheim, CA to spend the latter part of my day with my friends in the parks. The weather was absolutely glorious and after a good shower and a short nap, I was rearin’ to go. Naturally, I had a blast with my peoples because, hello, Sunday Funday at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure is the only way to roll. More »