Late last night my BFF Sarah flew into LA from Detroit and altho she got here very late in the day, our friend Adriana and I did everything we could to make her feel most welcome. Adriana picked up Sarah from the airport and I met up with them at Swingers cafe for a late celebratory dinner. Because of the late hour, we couldn’t really rage all that hard … all we did was eat, drink and hang for a bit. But with Sarah’s arrival, the extended weekend of fun officially got underway. More »
Today is a big day here in the US, as I mentioned earlier, and I’m guessing that many of y’all have been seeing a lot of red equality signs on your Facebook feeds today. The thumbnail image to the left was created by Sean Platter and you can download it HERE, with the artist’s permission, and use it as your FB/Twitter/Instagram avatar as well. We won’t know for a few months what the Supreme Court will decide regarding the Prop 8 case that was argued today but I have high hopes that they will do the right thing. More »
Last night I made my way out to the ArcLight Beach Cities to see the classic 1985 film The Breakfast Club on the big screen. As you may recall, Ollie and I went to the ArcLight Hollywood last week to see the 1989 film Batman on the big screen as part of the ArcLight Presents film series. Last night’s showing of The Breakfast Club was my first opportunity in 28 years to see the movie in a theater. The neatest thing, I think, was that the movie takes place on the morning of Saturday March 24, 1984. That means that I was able to see the movie exactly 29 years later on Sunday March 24, 2013. So cool, right? More »
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So, my Saturday was a pretty sweet one. After I spent the morning watching the rebroadcast of the first season of The Real World on MTV (which was awesome, I must say), I met up with my friends Gillian, Tim and their gorgeous baby Gemma for a fun dinner at Outback Steak House. I mean, y’all know it doesn’t take much to get me to drive out to the Outback so, yeah, dinner was great. Afterward, I hauled my cookies back to my neck of the woods so that I could get my hair did. There was some talk of dancing but my laziness got the better of me so … I decided to call it an early night. More »
After a pretty uneventful but relaxing day, I met up with Tamar last night for a dinner/movie date night. We weren’t really all that interested in seeing any of the “blockbuster” films that are out there right now so we decided to check out the indie film The Sapphires. I didn’t know much about the film but I really liked the trailer so that’s what we decided to see. Let me tell you right now, Tamar and I loved the movie so much … I was surprised how much I really ended up loving the film. I’m not sure if The Sapphires is a film that is playing in all parts of the country but if it’s available in your area, I really recommend checking it out. More »
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Last night I made my way to Santa Monica, CA to meet up with some friends to see our dear friend and professional photographer Tamar Levine talk about her work. Tam’s even was moderated by her friend Jennie and it took place inside the massive new Apple Store on the Third Street Promenade. Naturally, a nice group of family and friends came out to hear Tam speak but her photograph on display was so alluring that she managed to draw in interested strangers as well. It was a really great event. More »
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Last night Ollie and I made our way to the ArcLight in Hollywood to see the 1989 film Batman on the big screen. It was the first time that I’ve been able to see Batman in a theater since the film was released almost 24 years ago (tho, that Summer, I paid to see it in theaters 12 times). Batman, as you may know, was the first superhero blockbuster film of all time. It is generally considered the first movie to start the Summer blockbuster trend and after all these years, it stands as one of the greatest superhero films of all time. Folks, last night was fun as Hell. More »
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After a pretty stiff Monday, my Tuesday yesterday was much less wobbly. I’ve determined it takes me a couple of days to start feeling back to normal after a long run so, right on schedule I was feeling pretty good yesterday afternoon. I managed to get out of the house to do a small bit of shopping before I met up with my good friend Danielle for dinner at Red O. After dinner, I rested up for a short bit before I made my way out to a biweekly dance party called W▲RLOK. I know, it’s crazy to go out dancing on a Tuesday night but I was in the mood and, well, I needed to stretch my legs again so off I went! More »
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After my big run on Sunday, I needed the entire day yesterday to recuperate … which is exactly what I did while lounging on the couch. The day after a long distance run is usually a day spent hobbling around on sore legs but I planned my day to feature as little hobbling as possible. I loaded up my DVR with lots of episodes of The Golden Girls and all I did was watch TV and nap … it was glorious. More »
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Yesterday I successfully ran the 2013 LA Marathon that took me and 24,000 others on a 26.2 mile excursion thru the streets of Los Angeles. To say it was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done would be an understatement. To say that it was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done would also be an understatement. The day was a mixture of pain and pleasure, the likes of which I never thought I’d experience. As you may know, yesterday’s run was my third marathon since December and let me tell you right now … I’m SO HAPPY that I survived :D My day started really, really early Sunday morning which meant it ended fairly early as well. Click below to see some photos and hear about my pretty excellent day. More »
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