Patty Griffin Blesses LA With A Beautiful Concert Performance

Last night I attended a concert at The Cathedral Sanctuary at Immanuel Presbyterian in Koreatown that hosted the one and only Patty Griffin. I don’t think I’ve ever talked about Patty on the blog because the last time I saw her in concert was before the blog was even a thing over 10 years ago. Patty and I go waaay back. I found out she was playing a show here in LA and the timing worked out so I knew I had to attend. Because it had been many years since I’d seen her, I am not all that familiar with her most recent music but she put on a performance last night that was so gloriously beautiful, it was as if no time had passed at all. More »

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Imagine

Yesterday was my last day in NYC for a while so I really wanted to make the most of it. Because I was still hella sore from running the New York City Marathon the day before, I knew that staying active and walking as much as possible yesterday would help speed up my recovery. Sarah, Mark and I hit the city in the late morning to visit Central Park, grab lunch at one my fave NYC eaties and meet up with our dear friend Oriana before we had to make our way to our respective homes. The weather was glorious, NYC was beautiful and an amazing time was had by all. More »

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Going Out On A High Note

And so … my 10th and very likely final marathon is in the books. Yesterday, I ran the NYC Marathon and had a mostly amazing, oftentimes freezing, mostly windy time running the streets of NYC. My day started at 4:20 AM when I had to get ready and make my way to the bus that would take me to Staten Island where I would wait in the bitter, windy cold for 4 hours before I got to start the race. Once I was off and running, I really took my time to savor the experience. I saw beloved friends along the route, met PITNB readers and basked in cheers, love and high fives from the New Yorkers lining the streets who came out to support the runners. It was an experience I won’t ever, ever forget. More »

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All Hallows Eve In NYC

Hallowe’en in NYC was so much fun yesterday, I don’t even know where to begin. I guess I’ll just rattle off all of the fun stuff that my friends and I got up to in an effort to adequately describe how fun my day was. Before any of the Hallowe’en fun got started, I made my way to the NYC Marathon Expo to pick up my race bib and shirt for the big race tomorrow morning. Then I met up with Sarah and Mark in the city so that we could do a bit of shopping in SoHo before we returned home to get ready for the Hallowe’en fun ahead. We had PLANNED on meeting up with Shannon and our NEW PITNB intern Iris but the damn West Village Hallowe’en Parade LITERALLY got in our way. We ended out the night at a party with my friend Michael and his friends … OH and then late night eats after midnight at a great little greasy spoon in Brooklyn. Ah, the life. More »

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Welcome To New York

Yesterday afternoon I made the cross-country trek from LA to NYC where I will be spending the weekend and where I will be running the NY Marathon on Sunday morning. The flight was a breeze and I met a very nice man whose wife is also running the marathon this weekend so it was nice chatting with him about the race. I met up with my friends Sarah and Mark, who are also in town this weekend and we made our way to Brooklyn where we are staying this time around. After we dropped off our bags, we hit the town for some pizza and booze. Our NY adventure is officially underway. More »

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Marilyn Manson In Santa Ana

Last night I made my way down to Santa Ana, CA to see Marilyn Manson in concert at The Observatory to kick off my Hallowe’en weekend. MM is playing a string of shows here in SoCal this weekend but because I’m leaving for NYC in a few hours, last night’s show in Santa Ana was the only one I would be in town to attend. I haven’t been impressed with MM shows in many years but I keep going to his concerts in the hopes that he will wow me a bit … or at least remind me of the good ol’ days back in the ’90s when Marilyn Manson was a great live act. I can’t say that last night’s show was one of his better ones … but I can say that I was glad that I went. More »

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The Return Of Kiki

Last night I got to spend some quality time with my dear friend Kirsten who is visiting LA this week from Australia. She flew into town for a friend’s wedding and is staying in town so that she can spend time with those of us who miss and love her. I haven’t seen Kiki since we traveled to Europe together in the summer of 2013 so I was really happy to spend time with her last night. We were joined by Darion and Omar for dinner and a movie at The Grove and a veritable blast was had. More »

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Just For Laughs

Last night I got to spend a lot of really great quality time with Tamar now that she’s back home from her extended trip to NYC last week. We met up for a pizza date at Lucifer’s Pizza before we made our way to the Public House for a night of stand up comedy. Tam has been telling me about this this comedy night for weeks now and I finally got to check it out. As always, I enjoyed a really fun night with Tam so, yup, my Monday night was the best. More »

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Miler Mornings, Horror Nights

With one week left to go before I run the New York Marathon next weekend, I had one last race to run here in SoCal ahead of my big race. I made my way down to Huntington Beach, CA for the Surf City 10 Miler race early yesterday morning for one last long run along the Pacific Ocean. The rest of my day was spent recovering on the couch … and it was glorious. Last night, I was invited by a group of friends to attend Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios and even tho I hate hate HATE haunted houses, I bit the bullet for last night’s event and had a super fun, thankfully not-too-scary night with some great friends. More »

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Star-Lord To The Rescue

My Saturday was pretty quiet for the most part. I spent a leisurely day at home for the first half of the day before I made my way down to Huntington Beach, CA to pick up my race stuff for the Surf City 10 Miler this morning. After I got that little errand squared away, I made my way to my friends Jessika and Jesse’s place for their annual Hallowe’en party. I decided to dress up as Star-Lord Peter Quill from Guardians of the Galaxy … I looked pretty good, if I do say so myself. Even tho I had to wake up early and run 10 miles the following morning, I managed to have myself a really fun time with my costumed friends at this little shindig. More »

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