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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Work Space

As I continue to settle into my new place, different parts of my new apartment are starting to come together. All of my packing boxes where picked up yesterday so I have even more room freed up to put things away. Since I moved in, I’ve been working at my dining room table but I’ve been anxious to get my permanent work space set up. When I moved, I donate my clunky old desk and decided to get a new desk after the move. Yesterday, I found the desk that I wanted at CB2, along with a fun chair and rug to go in my vinyl nook. Last night, I met up with Amelia and Tamar for an impromptu dinner hang that we pulled together at the last minute. It was a good day. More »

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Movie Review: ‘Frank’

Labor Day was a very productive one for me yesterday. Now that my crazy race weekend was finished, I could focus more squarely on getting things done around my new place. The plastic containers I rented for my move are due for pickup today so I had to make sure that they were all unpacked and emptied out before my time ran out. Part of why I decided to rent the containers (in addition to having NO cardboard boxes to dispose of) was so that I would be forced to unpack and settle in quicker. After I finished emptying out the containers, I decided to clean and line my cabinets and a bunch of other boring moving in stuff. By nightfall, I needed to decompress so I went to the movies to see the new indie flick Frank which stars Michael Fassbender and Maggie Gyllenhaal. The movie was pretty good, I really enjoyed my night out. More »

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Disneyland Half Marathon: Accomplished!

I did it! I survived my weekend of races at Disneyland with the completion of the 2014 Disneyland Half Marathon yesterday and altho I was feeling horribly ill the day before, I woke up feeing better yesterday and managed to complete my race with no problems at all. The race was fun but it was even more fun to meet up with some friends who met me at the finish line with a great sign they made in support of my run <3 I ended up spending the rest of the day in the parks before I came home to rest up, change and then head out to dance the night away at the Echoplex for their Smiths/Morrissey dance night. It was a long, very tiring day but I lived to tell the tale. More »

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Barely Survived The Disneyland 10K

Today I ran my second of three races this weekend at Disneyland and altho it was mostly a fun race, it was far from a fun morning for me. I’ve been feeling a bit queasy for the past few days and all of that queasiness came to a head this morning when I woke up totally nauseous. I figured it would pass but thruout my entire 6 mile run, I felt moments away from puking my guts out in the nearest trash bin (I wouldn’t ever puke on the ground at Disneyland). Thankfully, I managed to make it thru the race without incident but the experience has me really worried for tomorrow’s 13.1 half marathon race :( More »

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Aloha From The Disneyland 5K

So, today has been a pretty productive day thus far. Before I even started writing today, I ran my very first Disneyland 5K race here in Anaheim, CA. I got to town yesterday evening to pick up my race materials for this weekend and then picked up a few provisions at Target before I grabbed a very unhealthy dinner at Outback (MMMMMM, Aussie Chayze Froys). Then I checked in to my hotel and passed out. The race this morning was fun and, thankfully, not terribly hot so … my Disneyland Half Marathon Weekend is off to a great start! More »

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Dinner With The Doc

One week after I moved out of my old place, I met up with the realtor to hand in my keys and be 100% officially done with that place. Naturally, the realtor was very impressed with how well I took care of the home so my full deposit will be sent to me quickly and then, my time in that place will be done done done. Afterward, I met up with Darion and his father for a lovely family dinner. All in all, it was a great day. More »

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Back To The Old House

Das it. I’m done. Yesterday was my absolute and final last day in my old place. In my mind, I envisioned that yesterday would be a breeze but, in fact, it turned out to be a bit of an ordeal but thankfully, it’s all finished now. Out of the Closet came by my old place to pick up some furniture for donation as well as boxes of books, bags of clothing, toys, shoes, etc. I figured the pick-up might take an hour max … it actually took much longer due to logistical problems. Then, I had to stick around for the cleaners to come by and tidy things up before I hand over the keys. It’s official, my time living on Kings Road in West Hollywood are dunzo. More »

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A Day Off

After a long week of taking care of moving stuff, I decided I needed to take a much-deserved day off. I didn’t do a single moving-related thing yesterday so that I could spend the day at Disneyland with my friends. I got there pretty early in the day and stayed until dark. Even tho I was (and still am) pretty exhausted from a string of busy days, I did have a lot of fun yesterday … as you can see in the photos below. More »

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The (Old) Home Stretch

Yesterday was a long but very productive day. Emma and Josh, my saviors, met me at my old place to help me box up books and bag up clothes which are being donated to Out of the Closet … which took up most of the afternoon. We loaded up another bunch of odds and ends that still needed to be moved to my new place and did a bit of cleaning. Those two, man, I don’t know what I would’ve done without them over the past few days. Afterward, I met up with Tamar and Caleb for dinner and a hang. I wasn’t planning on staying out late but the company was so good, I ended up staying out later than I thought I would. I was tired but really happy to spend time with really good friends. More »

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