Skywalk With Me

My plans with Emma and Josh last night got delayed to today so I ended up spending a quiet night in. I did manage to get some stuff done around my place and I was able to put the finishing touches on my Hallowe’en costume. Altho I won’t be here in LA on Hallowe’en (because I’ll be in NYC to run the NY Marathon), I have two Hallowe’en events that I will need a costume for so … I had to get a costume. This year, I am going to dress up as Anakin Skywalker … but just before he becomes Darth Vader. More »

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‘Carrie’

Last night I made my way to Sherman Oaks, CA for a special screening of the 1976 Brian de Palma film Carrie (based on the novel by Stephen King) because the movie is one of my fave horror films and I’d never had the opportunity to see it on the big screen before. The only time I’ve ever watched the movie was on TV, fully censored. Carrie, for me, is one of the great horror films that showcases a pair of the most heinous villains of all time (a deranged mother and a vile mean girl) and one, horribly abused protagonist — Carrie White (played by the amazing Sissy Spacek). I am so glad that I got to see the movie on the big screen, in all its uncensored glory. More »

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Knitted Moz

Earlier today we learned that The Smiths (and Nine Inch Nails and others) have been nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — which is really great news for fans of The Smiths and Morrissey (like me). Last night, I was happy to find my mailbox stuffed with a parcel that I have been anxiously awaiting for a few weeks now. I ordered a Knitted Moz doll to help raise money for an animal rescue charity and because, well, I wanted a knitted Morrissey doll to add to my collection. He got lost in the mail and I was afraid he’d be deported back to the UK but the US postal service rerouted him to my new address and at last, he is home. More »

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Happy 4th Birthday Audrey, Happy 55th Birthday ‘Sleeping Beauty’

I’m quite certain that it will come as absolutely no surprise to any out there AT ALL to learn that I spent my evening/night at Disneyland … but I promise, I had a really good reason for being there. Two great reasons, actually. First, my friends Genevieve and Charlie’s daughter Audrey turned 4 years old yesterday and, as it their tradition, they took her to Disneyland for her special day. Second, Disney hosted a special screening of Sleeping Beauty in the park for Annual Passport holders in honor of the 55th anniversary of the film’s release as well as the film’s re-release on DVD. So, you see, there was really no way I could miss either of these major events. More »

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The Coming Of The Lorde

At last! At long last, I finally got to see Lorde LIVE in concert last night and she was glorious! I managed to snag pit tickets for Lorde’s first of two shows at the Greek Theater here in LA and I treated my good friend Eileen to the show for her birthday. We have been anxiously awaiting last night’s show for months so we were really anxious all evening long. Eileen came to my place and I was able to give her a quick tour of my place before we made our way to Mess Hall for a quick pre-show dinner. Then we were on our way to the Greek to see Lorde. The show was so good. It was well worth the wait. More »

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Welcome To The Fold

Yesterday was the second day of Gay Days weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure in Anaheim, CA and, unsurprisingly, I was in attendance. Yesterday’s visit to the parks was extra special because it was my friend Genevieve’s first day wearing her vest for the Disneyland social club she just joined. Because it was her first day as a patched member of The White Rabbits social club, she wanted me to hang out with her in the parks and I was happy to oblige. Gen’s patent husband Charlie and her adorable daughter Audrey hung out with us all day, into the night. We had a blast. More »

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Happy 100th

As I mentioned yesterday, it is Gay Days weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and since yesterday was my 100th visit to the parks, I simply had to brave the 100+ temps and get my buns down to Anaheim, CA (NOT that I ever really need a reason to go to Disneyland but …). I am happy to share that I enjoyed a really great day with all the gays in Disneyland as well as a group of friends from the Mickey’s Empire social club. After my fun-filled day, I met up with my good friend Josh Rosebrook for a sushi dinner date/hang sesh … and I managed not to melt to death, so, yay! More »

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A Gay Ol’ Time

It’s Gay Days weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and while it seems like a no-brainer that I would go, especially since my next visit will be my 100th visit since I got my Annual Pass back in 2007, the 100+ degree temperature is really making me think twice. As you are well aware, I’ve been spending quite a lot of time at Disneyland this year, especially since I joined the Sons of Anakin social club. I’ve been monitoring my attendance count and my next visit to Disneyland will officially be my 100th. I suppose it’s fitting that it will be 100 degrees for my 100th visit? More »

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Movie Review: ‘Gone Girl’

Last night was a fun but long night for me. I met up with my friend Eileen for a double feature movie date at the Arclight theater in Hollywood for a showing of A Nightmare On Elm Street as well as a showing of Gone Girl. I’ve been anxious to see Gone Girl for months so I really wanted to see it at my earliest opportunity … but I also wanted the chance to see Nightmare on the big screen again. The Arclight screens classic horror films all throughout the month of October and Nightmare was the first movie on my list. Eileen had a free night so she was able to join me and a blast was had by us both. More »

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The Healing Process

Last night I made the 1 1/2 drive up to Santa Barbara, CA to see Ryan Adams live in concert and it was one of the better decisions I’ve made all year long. It had been a few years since I’ve seen Ryan in concert and I almost opted out of seeing him live this time around. Ryan is one of my favorite singer/songwriters and I’ve been going to his shows for many years now. In recent years, tho, it has been a bit painful to listen to Ryan‘s music and the thought of seeing him live has stung me for longer than I care to admit. Where music is concerned, my ex and I didn’t really share much of the same interests (if truth be told, his taste in music is generally pretty horrible) but the music of Ryan Adams was one thing that was pretty important to the both of us and, sadly, I’ve been avoiding Ryan Adams ever since my break up. I decided I would not sacrifice my love for one of my favorite musicians for anyone … and I’m happy to share that last night’s concert was really wonderful and really healing for me. More »

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