‘Tangled’ Up In You

Yesterday I met up with my good friend Gillian and her adorable daughter Gemma at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, CA for an early showing of the Disney animated film Tangled. Gillian and I have been looking for a time to hang out for a few weeks now and we finally managed to get it together. When she suggested I join her and Gemma at the El Capitan to see Tangled, I mean, duh … of course I said yes. After the movie, we grabbed a quick lunch together and then played some video games at Dave & Buster’s :D Last night, I made my way down to Manhattan Beach to hang out with Emma and Josh for a bit. Emma is baby bumpin’ out like crazy so I’ve been wanting to see her for a while now. More »

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Passing The Time

Inspite of grand plans to make my Friday an exciting one, I managed to enjoy a fairly quiet, none-too-exciting day. I spent most of the day watching everyone on earth get their shiny new iPhone 6 phones while I had to sit out on the fun and wait (my phone won’t arrive for weeks). I did manage to pretend for a bit that my iPad Mini was an iPhone 6 Plus but … the novelty wore off really quickly, haha. I did venture out of the house last night to get a haircut and then I swung by a nearby store to pick up a few housewares and, well, that was my exciting Friday night :D More »

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Happy Laundry Day

Today is a banner day for me. Today is the first day that I have done laundry in my new place. For various reasons, I haven’t had the time to do laundry in my new place yet and TODAY was the day!!! Normally, I would just haul my stuff down to the laundry room, do my laundry, then haul it back … not really caring who I ran into. In my new building, with younger/hotter people, I’m more aware of how I have to look when I’m casually doing laundry (or anything else) in this place. At last, I have a reason to want to do laundry! More »

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Movie Review: ‘The Drop’

When I was home in Detroit last week, I spent most of my free time with my parents visiting my dad in the hospital. On my Friday night there, I decided to go out with my friends Sarah and Mark for dinner and movie. We had so much fun eating dinner that we missed our movie showtime and that was the end of our night. We were planning to see the new Tom Hardy film The Drop so last night, with a free night on my hands, I decided to see The Drop at the Arclight (it was a hard choice since I also want to see The Skeleton Twins but the movie showtime ended up being the deciding factor). I am SO glad I didn’t miss out on seeing The Drop because it was really a very excellent film. More »

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The Spoils

I ventured out into the insane heat yesterday to run some errands. I had been putting off a trip to Ikea for as long as possible but since I had the time and, well, I guess I had other reasons to head out to Burbank, I decided to make my trip yesterday. All in all, I managed to restrain myself and ONLY pick up a few extra things but it’s so hard to not want to buy everything at Ikea. Since I was in the neighborhood, I grabbed a quick bite to eat at Outback and then brought home some donuts from Krispy Kreme so … all in all, it was a very successful day. More »

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Home Decor

Yesterday was a very quiet, very relaxed day for me. After all my running around for the past couple of weeks, I decided not to do a single thing yesterday. No movies, no hang outs, no nothing. I spent most of my day indoors trying to stay cool from the massive heat outside. I did venture out last night to grab dinner but my Monday was one of those no shower days and I loved every minute of it. I did do a few things around my new place. I hung a few more things on my walls, including two pieces that I’ve been dying to put on display in my bathroom. More »

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A Very ‘Lucky’ Day

Despite the fact that the temperature soared into the millions yesterday, I made my way down to Anaheim, CA to hang out with friends old and new. Last week, Walt Disney‘s first creation — Oswald the Lucky Rabbit — made his debut in Disneyland/California Adventure on a special night devoted to his arrival in the parks. Yesterday was the first day that Oswald was made available for meet and greets with park attendees and I wanted to be among the first people to meet Oswald in “person”. The rest of the day was fun, naturally, even tho it was hotter than Hades all day/evening/night long. Phew! More »

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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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