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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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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