‘Civil’ Service

You’re probably not going to believe this but I actually FINALLY started reading the Marvel Comics event Civil War for the first time yesterday, just hours before it was formally announced that Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures reached a deal to allow Spider-Man to be included in future Marvel Cinematic Universe films, including next year’s Captain America: Civil War. For years now, I’ve been hearing about how significant the Civil War event was to the Marvel Comics Universe and since I’ve been on a comic book kick lately, I decided now was the time to read the whole thing. The news about Spider-Man actually broke while I was about 4 issues into the Civil War event so, yeah, it was really good timing. More »

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Duke Julian Is Born

So yesterday was a really fun day for me. I awoke to a text from my dear friend Emma that she was on her way to the hospital to give birth to her firstborn child … the text came at 1:44 in the morning, I didn’t see it until 7 AM. I freaked the eff out, ran to the bathroom to start getting ready to bold out the door, texting Emma, Josh and Emma’s sister Chelsea immediately to find out if the baby had been born yet. Thankfully, he hadn’t been born yet so Chelsea and I planned to get breakfast near the hospital while we waited for the hallowed birth of this beautiful baby boy to occur. Well, he did keep us waiting for most of the day so I was able to get some work done in the meantime but by mid afternoon, Duke Julian made his grand entrance into the world and, let me tell you … he is beautiful. More »

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It’s Baby Day Today!!!

I just woke up to very exciting news … my BFFs Emma and Josh are having their baby today!! After seemingly YEARS of waiting, Emma finally started going into labor in the wee hours this morning and is currently drugged up and waiting the baby’s arrival. I’m in the process of wrapping up a few things here at home before I make my way to the hospital for the hallowed event … so, I apologize, but posts on the blog may be lacking today. Because babies are always so punctual with their arrivals, I’m certain that he will be born today so I don’t expect to be out of blogging commission for long :D More »

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‘Spawn’ Of The Dead

My mini obsession with comic books continues into the weekend now that I have learned that the entire Spawn comic book series is now available in digital form. I started reading and collecting Spawn comic books when they first came out back in 1992 but after a couple of years, my interest waned and then fell off completely. I’ve wanted to go back and read the series from the start but the thought of having to collect all of the now 250 issues of the comic was just too daunting a task to consider … until now. For the first time ever, the entire Spawn series is available in digital format and until 2/9, they are available for purchase as a bundle on Comixology at a 62% discount — which is a damn good deal. Needless to say, my goal of reading the entire series is now back on track. More »

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The Joker’s On Me

I mentioned earlier this week that I’ve embarked on a bit of a comic book kick again and decided to spend an evening or two curled up on the couch with my fave comic book titles. I decided to do a bit more long overdue reading last night and ended up spending another night with The Joker. A few weeks ago, I picked up a few new titles at Secret Headquarters in Silverlake, among them a graphic novel and mask set of The Joker: Death of the Family. From what I had heard about the book, it sounded like something that would be right up my alley. I read most of the book last night and, yes, I loved pretty much every panel of the story. More »

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I Watched The ‘Daredevil’ Movie Last Night And I Actually Enjoyed It

After the first trailer for the Netflix original series Daredevil was released yesterday, I was reminded of the much-maligned 2003 Daredevil movie that starred Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner and Colin Farrell. Well before superhero movies were the biggest thing in the world, movies like Daredevil were trying to make superhero movies cool again after the string of horrid Batman movies of the late ’90s almost killed the genre. I remember seeing the movie in the theater when it was released back in 2003 and seem to remember liking it. But, because most people nowadays talk about how terrible the movie was, I wanted to go back and re-watch it again. And, just as I remember, I enjoyed Ben Affleck‘s Daredevil movie just as I did 12 years ago. More »

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A Night With Neil & The Joker

One of my fave authors, Neil Gaiman, released his third collection of short stories yesterday titled Trigger Warning so I decided to reserve my night so that I could start reading the book. I absolutely LOVE Gaiman‘s novels but his short story collections (Smoke & Mirrors and Fragile Things) are among my fave books of all time. It’s a treat to be able to read little bits of Neil Gaiman over time rather than gorging on one big story. I read some of Neil last night and then watched a bit of TV. Last night’s episode of The Flash got me in the mood to read some comic books and, well, my night was a veritable geekapalooza. More »

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PPL MVR On A School Night

Yesterday was a mostly quiet day. My place is pretty much a disaster area after my busy weekend. I decided it would be a good idea to put things away, do a bit of laundry and tidy up a bit rather than jump over heaps of stuff I had scattered around my apartment. I deffo like to keep my place lived in but when the piles of stuff become mounds I have to leap over, it’s time to clean. Last night, my good friend Stacey invited me to Bardot in Hollywood to see PPL MVR perform in concert again. We had so much fun together at Overpass last week that I wanted to come out and see the band play again. It was a late show but I managed to get out, have fun and be home at a reasonably reasonable hour. More »

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Run Surf City

Early yesterday morning, I made my way down to Huntington Beach, CA to run my third Surf City Half Marathon in as many years and I’m happy to relay that it was one of my better half marathon runs. The Surf City race is one of my fave races of the year because nothing beats running along the Pacific Ocean in February in the most beautiful weather you will ever experience. After the race, I made my home for a bit of rest before I made my way to Caleb and Ollie’s place for their annual Super Bowl party. After that, Tamar and I enjoyed a lovely sushi dinner at Sugarfish and that, my friends, was the wrap on a really great Sunday. More »

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Happy Birthday, Andreas

Because of my very busy weekend, I will not be able to head down to Anaheim for Sunday Funday at Disneyland this weekend … but because today is my friend Andreas‘s birthday, I knew I had to get down to the park last night to help him celebrate his birthday weekend. I met up with Elena in Disneyland before Andreas arrived and then the 3 of us hung out for a bit and then toasted his birthday. It may have been an intimate celebration but it was really fun nonetheless. More »

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