Movie Review: ‘The Fault In Our Stars’

Last night I made my way out to the ArcLight Theater in Hollywood to see a showing of The Fault in our Stars. Sarah and I planned on seeing it together when I was in Detroit last week but the timing never worked out. I guess it’s for the best that I saw the movie by myself because I was able to bawl my eyes out hidden away from everyone else and not embarrass myself. I never got around to reading the book but I knew what I was in for. Even still, I wasn’t expecting the emotion to pretty much drag me down into a puddle of tears but, yeah, that’s what happened. The Fault in our Stars is a great movie, I’m glad I made the time to see it. More »

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The Detroitness

And so, I am back home in LA after my lovely week-long visit to Michigan last week. As always, my time back home was so great but it really flew by this time. I had gotten really used to just chillin’ with Sarah and Mark and then, BAM, it was time for me to return home. I did consider staying a bit longer but I have a lot of stuff to get done here in LA than, blah, I just came last night as scheduled. My last day in Detroit was fun, mostly because I got to squeeze in a bit of extra hang time with Sarah and Mark … oh, and I got to enjoy lunch at Olga’s so, yeah, it was a pretty great day. More »

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Padre’s Day

Yesterday was my last full day here in metro Detroit and it was the main reason for my trip home this time. I usually come home for Mother’s Day or Father’s Day and this year, it was Father’s Day :D My parents even decided to skip church so that they could spend more time hanging out … which is absolutely UNHEARD OF from my parents. When I was a kid, we never skipped church for nothing … NO MATTER HOW HARD I TRIED. Even if I was sick, we had to go to church because what better place for me to pray my illness away than church. These days, my folks tend to skip church more often and they’ve flat out stopped going as often. BUT, I digress. I got to spend the early part of the day with my folks before Sarah and I met up with some friends for a fantastic home-cooked meal. It was basically the perfect Michigan day. More »

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Clear Eyes, Full Moon, Can’t Lose

Friday the 13th here in Detroit was a smashing success. Sarah, Mark and I made our way downtown to Comerica Park to see the Detroit Tigers take on the Minnesota Twins on an absolutely perfect night for baseball. The moon was full and we had the best time ever. Back home in my other home, the LA Kings won the Stanley Cup which also made me very happy … cuz if I can’t have my Red Wings, I’ll happily take the LA Kings :D More »

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Movie Review: ’22 Jump Street’

My Thursday here in Detroit Rock City was a pretty bizzy and productive one. After a day of work, Sarah, Mark and I made our way out for an amazing Coney Island dinner before we caught an early showing of 22 Jump Street. After we got back home and settled, I managed to finish watching season 2 of Orange is the new Black. All in all, I was very entertained yesterday … even if I felt that both the movie and the second season of OITNB were a bit underwhelming. More »

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Meet The Mall Rats

Wednesday here in good ol’ Detroit metro was a pretty quiet one. Sarah and I made our way to the mall to scope out a few things then we picked up amazing Middle Eastern food for dinner on our way home — so exciting! Yes, the pace is much slower here at home but honestly, it’s exactly what I needed right now. More »

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Flying Into Metropolis

I successfully made my way home to Detroit yesterday and was very pleased to see that actress Amy Adams and her family were on my flight from LA to Detroit. The upcoming superhero sequel film Batman V Superman: The Dawn of Justice is filming here in the Motor City and stars of the film are slowing making their way to town. Henry Cavill and Gal Gadot are already here and now Amy is here as well. All of that is well and good but this trip to Detroit is really all about spending some time at home with family and friends … but it doesn’t hurt that some celebs are spending time here as well :D More »

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Black Hole ‘Sons’

In between loads of laundry and intermittent packing, I managed to finish binge-watching Sons of Anarchy season 6. About a week ago, I started watching the first season of SoA and it’s taken me a few days to get thru all 6 seasons but I finally finished the series (thus far) last night and man, am I exhausted. For years my friends have been telling me how good this show is and now I’m a true believer. Sons of Anarchy is such a compelling, entertaining and wholly engrossing series, I cannot believe it’s taken me this long to jump on board. With the 7th and final season debuting later this year, I wanted to see what all the fuss is about … and now I know. Having watched all 6 seasons of SoA, I have some thoughts on the show that I’d like to share below. More »

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Joining The Dark Side

It will likely come as very little surprise to learn that I spent another Sunday at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA yesterday but at least I’m ready to let y’all know why, exactly, I’ve been spending so much time in the Disney parks. For the past few months I’ve been mulling over the decision to join one of the unofficial Disney social clubs that have sprung up here in SoCal but because there are around 100 different fan-organized clubs, I had to figure out A.) if I was the social club joining sort of person and B.) if so, which club would I attempt to join. After a few weeks of hanging out in the parks with my friends, I’ve been scoping out the options and got to know the members of the social club Sons of Anakin. I’m very happy to say that I’ve met some really great people in the process and have been asked to join their club. Yesterday, I said yes. More »

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Bouncy House, Sexy Beast

Yesterday I enjoyed a fun-filled day celebrating two of my best friends ever. Ollie hosted a superfun birthday party in Griffith Park that offered her guests a massive bouncy house. Yes, it was all adults. Adriana hosted a more intimate dinner in Eagle Rock at Little Beast with a more sizable after party with friends at Verdugo Bar. Two of my fave ladies both in the same day, life doesn’t get much better. More »

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