Today has already been a very fun day … and it’s not even noon yet. After I spent the day completely wrecked yesterday after I ran the Star Wars 10K (dunno why, I just keep sleeping and eating and sleeping all day), I woke up refreshed and ready to run the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon … which would complete the Rebel Challenge of running the 10K and the Half Marathon back to back. I got to take some fun photos along the way, I got to see NEW backstage/behind the scenes areas of Disneyland and Disney California Adventure (the course was much different from previous races) and I was met by a group of my dear Sons of Anakin SC friends at the finish line … which has made today the best day ever! More »
Lots to update today … last night, at long last — after many, many years of waiting — I finally got to see Vanessa Williams live in concert. I’ve been a fan of Vanessa since the early 90s and have always wanted to see her in concert. Because I’m staying in Anaheim, CA this weekend for the Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland, I have a room here for the weekend. So after I ran the Star Wars 5K in the morning, I had to drive north all the way into the valley to see Vanessa in concert at California State University Northridge. THEN I had to drive all the way back down to Anaheim so that I could run the Star Wars 10K this morning. So busy but so fun. More »
So, this weekend is going to be a crazy fun one for me. It’s the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend at Disneyland and Disney California Adventure and, as you may know, I signed up to run the inaugural Star Wars 5K, Star Wars 10K and Star Wars Half Marathon (running the 10K and the half makes me eligible for The Rebel Challenge race as well). Yesterday evening, I made my way to Anaheim to pick up my race materials for the weekend, grab some food, check in to my hotel and then attend the Wookie Welcome Party inside Disneyland to get the weekend started right. More »
Posted under: C3PO, Chewbacca, Darth Vader, Disney California Adventure Park, Disneyland Resort, Donald Duck, Goofy, R2-D2, Sons of Anakin SC, Star Wars 5K, Wookie Welcome Party
Because I have a very busy weekend ahead of me, I decided to stay in yesterday and get some stuff done around the house and generally relax. I’ll be running 3 races during the inaugural Star Wars Half Marathon Weekend in Anaheim, CA this weekend so I opted for a night in last night. I managed to finish reading a fascinating book about the creation of Wonder Woman and I’m happy to share that it is a book that I would heartily recommend to anyone. I had a very loose understanding of WW‘s origins and an even looser understanding of her creator Charles Moulton (real name William Moulton Marston, the inventor of the lie detector) but now that I’ve read The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lapore, I have an excellent understanding of the people who created and inspired the character and a better appreciation for what the character represents. More »
Last night I met up with my friend Eileen for a dinner/drink hang at the Arclight in Hollywood and we had a great time. It wasn’t so much that the movie we saw was great (it wasn’t) but it was more that we made the bad movie so much better with our laughing at it. Ever since I first learned that the sequel movie TAK3N was coming our way, I was very excited to see Liam Neeson kick ass again in a third Taken movie. Unfortunately, the latest installment in the Taken movie franchise leaves much to be desired. From the terrible story, to the ridiculous direction, the bad acting and the laughable score, there really isn’t much that I can say was good about the movie. That said, Eileen and I made sure we had a good time at the movies … so we did. More »
Posted under: 'TAK3N'
Back in November, I shared the first look at the new Bravo TV reality show Friends to Lovers? which stars my good friend Darion Lowenstein as one of the friends on the show lookin’ for love. Last night at Pump in West Hollywood, CA, a prmeiere event was held for Friends to Lovers? which included in-person appearances by the West Coast cast of the show — including my homie Darion. A bunch of us friends got together to celebrate with Darion and watch him make his reality TV show debut live. Naturally, we had an total blast. More »
Altho I haven’t been having the best weekend of my life, I really wanted to keep a dinner date that I had with my Sons of Anakin friends at Disneyland last night so … I got myself all dressed up and made my way down to Anaheim for our fancy anniversary dinner. Altho the actual anniversary of our club was last week, some of our members were out of town until this week so we set yesterday as the date for our dinner. We decided to treat ourselves to a fancy dinner at the schmancy Carthay Circle Restaurant inside Disney California Adventure and had a really nice time together. More »
Without beating around the bush I have to say that yesterday was not one of my better days. I will spare you the boring details but will share that this time of year isn’t usually the best for me emotionally so my week leading up to yesterday wasn’t really all that great to begin with. That is not to say that yesterday, January 10, was any special day … it just was the day that my emotional well-being kinda fell apart. And I refuse to dwell on it today. SO, instead, I’ll write about a happier, more distracted part of my day. For months, I’ve been hearing about at UK series titled The Fall that stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan which aired back in 2013 on BBC overseas. PITNB reader fab4runner gave me the heads up that the first season of The Fall is available on Netflix so I made it a point to watch the first episode early yesterday … which, of course, meant that I couldn’t stop until I devoured all 5 episodes of the first season. More »
Posted under: 'The Fall'
Plans to hang out with friends last night had to be cancelled because of a splitting headache that drove me crazy so instead of suffering in the presence of others, I decided to suffer at home all by myself. The night wasn’t a complete wash, tho. I managed to finish reading one book and I started another so that actually helped me feel a bit better. Our PITNB intern Iris introduced me to GoodReads so I spent some time playing around with the site yesterday and, well, it looks like my attempt at reading more in 2015 is going to be aided muchly by Iris’s kind suggestion. More »
Posted under: 'A Million Miles'