Dad’s Home Again

I have made my way back home to LA after my dad was successfully released from the hospital yesterday. As you may know, I flew out to be with my parents this past week after my dad was hospitalized and was able to be with them until he was released yesterday. When I booked my flight, I scheduled my trip so that I could fly home Saturday in order to get a cheaper flight (which was still pretty expensive since it was so last minute). I’m really thankful that my dad was able to be released from the hospital in time so that I could bring him home :) More »

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Heading Home

Today is the day that my dad is scheduled to be released from the hospital but until he’s home in his own bed, I can’t really relax. My mom and I went to visit him yesterday before his last night in the joint and he was in high spirits, looking back to his old self. I have a flight out to LA this afternoon much earlier in the day than I like but because of the last minute nature of my flight reservation, it was the latest flight in the day that I could get. BUT, I’m hoping that dad will be released early enough that I can drive him home before I have to leave for the hospital. More »

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Things Are Looking Up

My dad’s recovery is progressing well, I’m happy to share. After I spent the early part of my day with mom in celebration of her birthday, we made our way to the hospital to find my dad seemingly back to his relative old self. He was sitting up and laughing, he went for a couple of walks. It was great to see him looking so well. For his day’s activity, he requested that the nurses on duty do something nice for my mom’s birthday when she arrived … and they did it! Yesterday was a really nice way to spend time with both of my parents. More »

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Good News

I successfully made my way to Detroit early yesterday so that I could visit my dad in the hospital, where he is recuperating this week. Despite assurances by my mom that he was fine, I was worried the entire time it took me to get home to see him … so you can imagine my relief when I walked into his hospital room and heard him laughing with the on duty nurse. I was afraid he was going to look pale and haggard but he looked and sounded fine, which was exactly why I needed to fly across the country to see him :) My mom and I spent a few hours with him yesterday until he was ready to rest so, yeah, my Tuesday was a great day. More »

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A Quick Trip Home

I mentioned yesterday that I got some bad news late Sunday night that my dad had to be admitted to the hospital because he was having difficulty breathing. Because of his advanced age, my mom didn’t want to take any chances so she took him to the emergency room where they discovered he has come down with a bout of pneumonia. I’ve been reassured that he is doing well and was feeling better yesterday but I decided that I need to fly back home to Detroit to see him. By the time you are reading this, I should be flying somewhere over the mid-part of the US on my way back home to Michigan. More »

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All In The SC Family

Yesterday, for Sunday Funday, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with my friends in my Sons of Anakin social club at Disneyland and, wouldn’t you know it, I had the best time ever. Despite the fact that it was a billion degrees, the bunch of us managed to have a really fun time together nonetheless. Honestly, we spent much of our time indoors … enjoying the best air conditioning the Disney parks have to offer … but we spent the day together so, yeah, we had a blast. More »

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The Catalina Is Out Of The Bag

Yesterday a bunch of us took our dear friend Tamar for an early birthday surprise trip to Catalina Island for a day of fun in the sun and I’m happy to report that a superfun time was had by all. In the 8 years I’ve lived in SoCal, I’ve never been to Catalina before and I was waiting for the perfect reason to go. When Tam’s husband Rob came up with the idea to surprise her, I was so in! We all met in Long Beach to hop the Catalina Express to the island and our day of fun got underway. We had a blast but, yeah, Catalina is much, much different than I thought it would be. More »

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Phantogram Among The Dead

Last night I met up with my friend Kanani, newly moved to LA from NYC, for a fun concert night date. I had tickets to see Phantogram play a show at the Hollywood Forever cemetery and I thought it would be a fun way to welcome her to town. It had been a while since I saw a show at Hollywood Forever so I’ve been looking forward to this show for a while now. Altho the temps are still warm here in LA by day, it’s been getting cooler and cooler after dark … and it’s always 20 degrees colder in the cemetery so we enjoyed a nice, chilly night outdoors watching Phantogram perform. More »

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A Rivers Runs Through It

My Thursday was a pretty normal one. Much of the morning was spent stressing my server outage which meant that PITNB was offline intermittently (for far too long, I have to say) but I managed to get other things done around the house while I wanted for the site to get fixed. When news of Joan Rivers‘s death broke, pretty much everything grinded to a halt. Because Joan was so beloved here in Hollywood (and around the world), tribute to her memory spread like wildfire. The news outlets here in LA broke programming to report on Joan‘s death and all of the comedy clubs in the area put up memorials to the late comedienne. I ran out to take care of some errands and was taken by how quickly Hollywood sprung into action to memorialize Joan Rivers. More »

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Celebrating The Birth Of My BFF

Today is my BFF Sarah‘s birthday so I would like to devote this post to her. Unfortunately, I cannot be in Detroit right now to celebrate with her as I have in year’s past but I’m sending all of my love to her today and I’m hoping you will send your love as well. Sarah and I have been friends for 2 decades now and we have been through a lot together over the years. She has been there for me in for the many, many, many good times and for the invariable bad times with love, support and unwavering friendship. It was hard for me to find just one photo to share of Sarah today so I had to select my fave photos from the years and years of fun we’ve shared <3 More »

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