Re-Runs

For the past few weeks, I’ve been recording pretty much every thing I come across on all the cable channels that I pay for and have managed to amass a pretty full DVR full of fun things to watch. I like to keep a varied collection of movies recorded just in case I want something playing in the background on a quite night in but, overwhelmingly, most of things on my DVR are TV shows. Now that the current TV shows are wrapping up for the season, I’m going back and rewatching lots of classic TV shows, some for the first time since they originally aired. The truth of the matter is that I live in the past … and I really wouldn’t have it any other way. More »

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A Whole Lotta Nothin’

Last night was a quite night for me … in fact, with all this cold and rainy weather we’ve been getting this week (and will continue to get through the weekend) I suspect I’ll be coped up at home for a few lazy days and nights. Because I am never without entertainment, I was able to have a nice, relaxing night in with my record player and my beloved collection of vinyl. I busted out a few faves, chief among them the Greatest Hits album by Fleetwood Mac. More »

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The Hatbox Ghost Returns To The Haunted Mansion

Longtime Disneyland fans are well aware of the legend of the Hatbox Ghost, one of the ghosts that was created for the Haunted Mansion ride in Disneyland that disappeared shortly after the attraction opened in 1969. According to the story, the Hatbox Ghost was only in the Haunted Mansion ride for a few weeks before it was removed because the creators couldn’t get it to work properly. This weekend, for the first time since 1969, the Hatbox Ghost made his return to the Haunted Mansion ride. I have been waiting for his return for years so, I’m sure you can imagine, I was very excited to ride the Haunted Mansion yesterday so that I could see the Hatbox Ghost in person … again and again and again. More »

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My First Best Friend

First and foremost, I’d like to send out a HUGE Happy Mother’s Day to my mom back home in Detroit who has never, every turned on a computer in her life so she will never see this post. Nor does my mother have a cell phone, so she’ll never see my Mother’s Day shout outs on social media … but I’d still like to send her love into the Interwebs all the same. Secondly, I’d like to send JUST AS HUGE Mother’s Day lurve to all the moms out there celebrating their special day today. I know that everyday is Mother’s Day but it’s nice that today has been set aside especially to fête all the worthy moms out there. More »

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Friday Night ‘Funeral’

After I ran the Never Land 5K at Disneyland early yesterday morning, I felt great for most of the day. Then, for some reason, I got unusually tired by the afternoon and my day was pretty much dunzo. It’s not unusual for me to get wrecked after a half marathon run but a 5K race never wipes me out like this. Meh. I decided to take it as a sign from the gods that I needed to take the day off. I ordered take-out and spent a nice, leisurely day at home in front of the TV. More »

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Off To Never Land

Earlier this morning, at about 3:30 AM, I woke from my restful slumber to get dressed and ready to run the Never Land 5K race at Disneyland today … and boy am I tired. Well, not really, but I am tiny bit beat. I had almost forgotten that I signed up to run this 5K race at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure but, thankfully, they’re really good about sending email reminders. The Tinkerbell 10K and Half Marathon are also taking place this weekend but this time, I only wanted to run the 5K … and I’m glad that I did because it was a lot of fun. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′

Last night, my friend Genevieve invited me to an early screening of the sequel film Pitch Perfect 2 which has been HIGH on my list of must-see movies of 2015. I loved the original movie so much that I had huge expectations for the follow-up. Going in, I knew that this second movie would likely not surpass Pitch Perfect in my heart of hearts but I was fairly certain that it would, at least, be entertaining and fun … which is why it PAINS me to say that PP2 is just an OK movie that, honestly, would be a huge fail for me if I didn’t love the original movie so much. More »

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White Night

Last night I met up with Eileen and Tamar for a dinner hang where the three of us were able to get together and catch up. Eileen and I have been talking about getting together with Tam forever so last night was our night. Tamar has been out of town for the past week on a yoga retreat in Mexico so it was great getting to hear about the amazing week she had on holiday. We met up at Tam’s new place and then made our way to Sunset Junction to have dinner at The Black Cat (which is quickly becoming my fave new restaurant). Our night was really great, really fun, really delish. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck’

Last night I finally got to see the much anticipated Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck, which is in select theaters now and has debuted on HBO. This is a doc that I have been anxious to see for months now so I’m very glad I was finally able to check it out and see what all the hub-bub is about. I am happy to relay that I liked the documentary film very much … even if it is a very sad portrait of a very sad man. Kurt Cobain‘s entire life seemed pretty miserable. And even when he got everything he think he wanted, he got even more miserable. It seemed obvious to me, from watching this film, that Cobain was a man destined to do great things for a short while and then burn out entirely. More »

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Superheroes & ‘Star Wars’

Happy May the 4th, everybody! It seems like it was just yesterday that I was wishing all y’all a Happy Star Wars Day 2014 and here we are, another year has flown by. My Sunday was a pretty fun one. I wasn’t able to get down to Anaheim yesterday because I had early evening plans with Darion and Omar at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. We got tickets to see Marvel Universe Live! some time ago and yesterday was our day to see the show. Marvel Universe Live is kinda like a concert version of a comic book story … the action is acted out on a massive stage with stunts, pyrotechnics and many of our favorite Marvel Comics characters. Altho the show is probably geared towards kids, we three geeks had a great time nonetheless. More »

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