So … my Saturday? Amazing! I got to hang out with a bunch of great people, I got to experience breathtaking artwork and see an amazing Broadway show … but all of that was rendered irrelevant by the fact that I got to hold in my arms the Pink is the new Blog baby Josev!!! OMG. I can’t even express how much I love that baby! Oh yeah, I got to hang out with his mom Shannon, too, but … OMG JOSEV! Adriana and I did get to enjoy a great brunch with our friend Oriana before I met up with Shannon and Josev and then it was all about that baby. The bunch of us made our way out to Brooklyn to see the Kara Walker exhibit … then it was back to Manhattan so I could see Hedwig and the Angry Inch … and then dance into the wee hours of the morning at Baracuda with music by my friend Jon Ali (with an extra special cameo by my homie Bradley from MuuMuse). Saturday = epicness. More »
Yesterday was Independence Day here in the US and, as such, I celebrated my right to go shopping … even if that shopping was all window shopping. You know, in many places in the US, stores and restaurants are closed on the 4th of July but not so here in NYC. Consumerism was very alive and well, let me tell you. It rained for a short while in the early part of the day but honestly, I didn’t mind it at all. We don’t get rain at all in SoCal so it was a nice change of pace. After I was all walked out, I met up with Adriana and her friends Darren and Maggie for an early dinner before we made our way to Brooklyn to watch the 4th of July fireworks from the waterfront. It was a great day here in the city, let me tell you! More »
Adriana and I made our way to NYC, NY very early yesterday morning and managed to arrive early enough in the day that we were able to settle into our hotel and rest up a bit before we each hit the town. Aide met up with some friends for dinner and I made my way to the New World Stages to see the off Broadway show Heathers: The Musical. As you may recall, I blogged back in March about the debut of Heathers on the musical stage but at the time, I wasn’t sure when I would be in NYC to see the show for myself. When Adriana and I decided to come to NY, I knew that Heathers would be one of the shows that I had to see. I am so happy to report that I loved the show and had the best time seeing it last night. More »
Back in May we got to see the trailer for the new film Begin Again, which stars Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo and singer Adam Levine (in his first acting role). Last night, I met up with my friend Eileen for a movie date and we decided to see Begin Again to determine if all of the good buzz about the movie was actually true. But, before my movie date with Eileen, I met up with Tamar for an afternoon hike together so that we could catch up with one another. My hang date with Tam was fun. My movie date with Eileen was fun. And Begin Again is a really, really good movie. More »
Posted under: 'Begin Again'
Yesterday was a chiiiiiiiiiiiill day for me here at home. So much so that I only left the house once to run a quick errand. I managed to get some things done around the house but for the most part, I did pretty much nothing at all … except watch movies. Because I don’t have any TV shows to binge-watch right now and there aren’t a lot of summer TV shows that I’m obsessed with, my DVR is sorely empty these days. As such, I tend to watch movies on the various cable networks. The best thing about watching movies on cable all day is that you never know which old school movies will show up, reminding you of how awesome those movies were back in the day. For the first time in over 10 years, I rewatched Swimfan (2002) and Coyote Ugly (2000) and I’m the better for it. More »
Posted under: 'Coyote Ugly', 'Swimfan'
After I got a few things done around the house yesterday morn, I made my way down to Anaheim to meet up with some new friends for a fun day-long hang at Disneyland and California Adventure. As you may recall, I’m joining the Disneyland social club Sons of Anakin and yesterday was another one of our regular hang-out sessions. Because I will be out of town next weekend for 4th of July, I decided to spend as much time in the parks yesterday to make up for missing out next weekend. I had the best time ever. More »
Yesterday was a very productive day for me. I have officially started my search for my new home and I looked at a very promising abode yesterday. I’m not ready to really talk about it at all because I don’t want to jinx anything so … we’ll see. I have a few other places on my list that I’d like to check out but if the place that I looked at yesterday works out, I know I will be very happy :D FINGERS CROSSED. Last night, I met up with some friends for a late dinner in West Hollywood. All in all, it was a pretty great Saturday. More »
At long last, after almost 2 decades of waiting, I got to see the original members of Veruca Salt perform LIVE together on stage last night. As you may know, VS is currently on a US tour and after they played a few shows along the Western Coast, the band performed here in LA at The Roxy on Sunset Blvd. last night and … man, I can’t even tell you. They were so good. SO GOOD. The vocals were perfection, the instrumentation was perfection, the setlist was perfection … last night’s show was quite honestly one of the best that I’ve seen in my many years of seeing shows. Veruca Salt gave me everything I ever dreamed of a VS rock show last night. Pure bliss. More »
Last night I got to spend the evening with my dear friend Amelia on a movie date for just the two of us. Even tho I got to celebrate her birthday with her last weekend, I wanted the two of us to have some one-on-one time so I thought it would be fun to take her to the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA to see The Little Mermaid on the big screen. Unbeknownst to me, The Little Mermaid is Amelia’s favorite Disney animated film so my plan worked out perfectly. Needless to say, we had the best time ever. More »
Posted under: 'The Little Mermaid'
Last night I was invited to attend an early screening of Transformers: Age of Extinction in the Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios Lot. Because I’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of this movie for months and because of the DINOBOTS, I was really excited to see the movie. I invited my homie Jessie (from our Sons of Anakin Social Club) to attend the screening with me and we had a great time. I’m happy to say that I really enjoyed Age of Extinction MUCH more than the last Transformers movie Revenge of the Fallen. I must admit that Extinction has its faults but all in all, I had a pretty fun time at the movies last night. More »