Very Little Labor Day

SOOOO, yeah … Labor Day. I planned to take it easy and get some things taken care of around the house but what I actually ended up doing instead was pretty much nothing at all. I listened to some records for the early part of the day and then spent the rest of the day/evening/night watching episode after episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. That show remains one of my all-time faves. And while there are a great many things I could’ve spent my day on, I know I made the right choice sticking with ST: TNG. More »

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Famous By Association

After I completed my 4th and final Disneyland Half Marathon early Sunday morning, I spent part of my day in Disneyland hanging with my friend Michael (from the Mickey’s Empire social club) for a long overdue bro date. He and I have been talking about hanging out for some time now and we finally got it together. Because of the holiday weekend, not many of my Sons of Anakin friends were in the parks so Famous Mike and I made a day of it. I also ran into my friends Erin and Chris in the park who are members of The White Rabbits social club. Chris also ran the Half Marathon so I had to give him props, love and congrats. Altho it wasn’t a bonafide Sunday Funday, I did have a great time with my friends in the parks. More »

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The Disneyland Half Was Full Of Fun

I was up and out the door super early this morning to run the 10th annual Disneyland Half Marathon. Of the 10 of these races, I have now run 4 of them … and altho I’ve had a blast each time, I think I’m officially finished with this particular race. I really wanted to run the race this year for the 10th anniversary, particularly because of how cool the medal is so I’m really glad that I got ‘er done. The weather was perfect, the course was fun and I really enjoyed myself from start to finish. BUT, now that I’ve run the race 4 years in a row, I think it’s time for me to focus on other races from here on out. I can honestly say that today’s race was a great way to end my run if Disneyland Half Marathon races :D More »

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A Very Enchanting Disneyland 10K Run

With the first of three races under my belt, I was able to enjoy a very fun day with my friends at Disneyland yesterday after we ran the 10th anniversary Disneyland 5K earlier in the day. Ashley, Jesse and I reconvened at Disney California Adventure for an afternoon together where we celebrated our successful run that day and generally enjoyed one another’s company. I got to spend some time with a couple of other friends, Michelle and Joey, in Disneyland before I called it an early night last night. Then, I was up not so bright and very early to run the Disneyland 10K this morning. Double the length of the 5K race, the 10K run today was double the fun :) More »

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The Sons Of Anakin Conquer The Disneyland 5K

Last night, I met up with my Sons of Anakin compatriots Ashely and Jesse at the Run Disney Health Expo at the Disneyland Hotel to pick up our race materials for the 10th anniversary Disneyland 5K race that took place earlier this year. Today’s race was Ashely and Jesse’s first Disney race so I was very happy to be able to run it with them. We hung out for a bit last night, carbo loaded and got as much sleep as we could before we met up again at the starting line this morning. The race was really fun, Ashley and Jesse did very well and I am very happy to say that I have another Disneyland 5K medal to add to my growing collection. More »

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Happy Hour With Duke

Last night I met up with Emma, Josh, Duke and Chelsea for a happy hour hang session where we could all catch up. It had been a couple of weeks since I got to see my baby (and my friends) so I was anxious to meet up with them. Emma suggested we go to our fave happy hour place — Public School 818 — and I was all, YEAH! By the time I arrived, Duke and the ladies had already gotten the party started with the food and drink. Afterward, we made our way to Emma and Josh’s for a nightcap hang, which was the perfect way to end the day. More »

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Wasted Youth

Last night I met up with some friends to see an intimate live performance by singer/songwriter Bonnie McKee at the Library Bar inside the Redbury Hotel in Hollywood. Bonnie released an EP titled Bombastic this summer and last night’s show was a chance for her to promote the EP and debut a new song or two to fans. I’m a decent fan of Bonnie‘s music but my friend Austin is an uber Bonnie McKee fan overall. As a singer/songwriter himself, he appreciates other singer/songwriters like Bonnie and does his best to show his love and support for them … like, seriously. After Bonnie‘s performance last night, Austin got her to sign his arm … so that he could get her autograph tattooed on his arm. Now that’s what I call true fan devotion. More »

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Another Convert

Last night I met up with my friend David aka Ginger for a dinner hang at Outback after a few weeks of talking about hanging out. Ginger and I became friends last year when I started hanging out with social clubs at Disneyland (he’s in Mickey’s Empire) and it was discovered that I moved very close to where he lives when I moved to my new place last month. We’ve been talking about getting together to hang out outside of Dland and last night we finally got it together. The poor guy had never had Aussie Chayze Froys at Outback Steakhouse and I felt it was my duty to right the wrong. More »

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Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out

Yesterday was my usual Sunday Funday with my Sons of Anakin friends at Disneyland BUT with a bit of a twist. Before we went to the park, I met up with Jesse, Jessika and Jolie for lunch at our fave Korean BBQ spot and we ate our faces off. From there, we hung out a bit before we finally rolled into the park to meet up with our friends. By the time we arrived, the temperature was much cooler, we were well fed and ready for fun. I’m not sure that it’s the routine that we will take up from here on out but it was a nice change of pace, I can assure you.


The lunch, shopping, hanging out thing before Disneyland was a nice change of pace but it’s not something we can really do on a regular basis. At one point, we ate so much we almost decided to just go nap somewhere, rather than play in Disneyland with our friends. Having access to an affordable all-you-can eat Korean BBQ joint can be dangerous. It’s something we really have to save for special occasions, maybe once a month or so. Once we got to Disneyland, we went about the biz of having our normal fun so all turned out well. Next weekend will be bonkers because it’s the Disneyland Half Marathon weekend. I’ll be heading down to Anaheim on Thursday and will be staying until Sunday to run races. It should be fun … I hope. I’m so painfully out of running practice, I’m afraid I might crash and burn … so keep a good thought, please. It’s Monday and a new week. September starts tomorrow and … damn, where has the year gone?

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Old Friends

For the most part, I was able to stay in and get shizz done in my new place. I did my first load of laundry in the washer & dryer IN my apartment (yay) and I managed to get more things put away rather than piled up in my extra bedroom. I took care of some biz at the Apple Store around 5 and ran into my dear friend Tony at the mall — so we hung out for an hour or so. Then I drove down to Anaheim to meet up and hang with some friends for an impromptu Disneyland date. All and all, it was very productive day. More »

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