Movie Review: ‘Non-Stop’

Yesterday was a pretty bizzy day for me … and with the added rain that got dumped all over LA, it proved to be a bit of a harrowing day … but I’m very happy to say that I managed to get accomplished all of the things I needed to get done AND I got to spend great quality time with a few very good friends. After work, I made my way back to the Mac repair shop ReAniMac (my LIFESAVERS from earlier this week) to pick up the data from my old, failing hard drive before I picked up Ollie in Hollywood. From there, we made our way to Santa Monica to hang out with Tamar, her brother Jeremy and her mom Jackie for a nice afternoon of tea (when it rains, a warm cup of tea is the ONLY thing that matters). From there, I had to go back to the ReAniMac to pick up my actual old hard drive (which I failed to do when I was there earlier, ugh) and then made my way to Century City to see a movie with my friend Courtney. We decided to see the action thriller Non-Stop starring Liam Neeson (and Lupita Nyong’o, but barely) and while I didn’t love the movie (by any means), I guess I enjoyed it enough to not hate it entirely. More »

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The ‘Remains’ Of The Day

Last night I braved the rain to make my way out to The Sayers Club in Hollywood to see a live performance by the London band Roman Remains. The show was extra special because Roman Remains featured my girl Hustle Roses on one of their songs. It has been some time since I’ve gotten to see Hustle Roses perform live so there was no way I was going to miss last night’s show. Before the live performance, I got to meet the members of Roman Remains which was really fun for me. I snapped some photos, have a look below. More »

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Fortune’s Favor

Yesterday was a pretty nice day for me here in LA, despite the fact that the normally sunny weather was replaced by clouds and rain. LA has been dealing with a bit of a drought for the past few months so I think everyone is really happy to have that wet stuff fall from the air. On rainy days, I usually like to stay inside, veg on the couch and watch TV. Yesterday, I actually ventured out into the world to spend some time with my BFF Tamar. I usually take any chance I can get to hang out with Tam so it was really a no-brainer. More »

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Crisis Averted

Yesterday was almost a disastrous day for me and it is only by the grace of Godney am I able to even tell you about it. After many, many, MANY months of subpar performance of may MacBook Pro laptop computer, I finally decided to have it looked at so that I could see about getting it back up to speed. My assumption was that the painfully slow performance of my computer was a memory problem so I assumed I’d be able to pop in to a repair shop, get my RAM upgraded and be merrily on my way. What I discovered was that not only was my memory bad (an easy fix) but my hard drive was just about to fail (causing me to lose everything on it) AND my battery had swollen to a size that almost caused it to explode. I was basically working with a ticking time bomb. Ugh. Thankfully, I managed to catch all of these problems in time, get them fixed and now my old computer is running even better than new! More »

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Cibo Matto Returns, Thoroughly Slays LA

Last night I made my way to the El Rey Theater to see the amazing band Cibo Matto live on stage for the first time since 1998. I heard a few weeks ago that Cibo Matto was releasing a new album and when I found out that they would be playing LA on tour, I knew I had to see them live. Honestly, I had forgotten how great their music was but last night’s show, chock full of their greatest hits and select new songs, not only took me back but reminded me how much I’ve missed them! Click below to see a few photos and a couple of short Instagram videos from the show last night and get a tiny taste of what their live experience is like. More »

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The Amazing History Of Detroit

Yesterday was my last day in Detroit after a whirlwind short but very sweet visit home to see my parents and my friends and I think I made the most of it. Sarah came up with the brilliant idea for us to spend some time at the Detroit Historical Museum in downtown Detroit then head over to a new eatery called Dangerously Delicious Pies for lunch. After that, we met up with my parents for one last group hang before I had to board my flight home to LA. The day was fun, the food was delish and the time spent with my loved ones was soul-recharging so, yeah, my Sunday was pretty dope. More »

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A Night On The Towne

Success!! My friends Sarah, Mark and I managed to break free from a 4 mile radius of their beloved Den of SlackTM long enough so that we could enjoy a night out. I hung out with my parents at home for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon before Sarah, Mark and I rallied and ventured out on the town. I’m telling ya, it was really hit or miss for a while. We spoke at length about what we should do and the decision was almost made to change back into our comfy clothes and watch a movie at home … BUT, in the end we decided to head out to Royal Oak, MI for a nice sushi dinner together. More »

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The Thrifty Acres

Last night my friends Sarah, Mark and I had grand plans for our night on the town. We were thinking about heading into Royal Oak, MI for some sushi, maybe hit up a few places in downtown Detroit for drinks afterward and then some late night dancing at my beloved City Club. What actually happened was that we got sucked into the vacuum of laziness called the Den of SlackTM which resulted in a late dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings, an extending shopping/play trip to Meijer (the Thrifty Acres) and then a late night pass thru a McDonald’s drive-thru for a late nightcap of Shamrock Shakes … all of this occurring within a 4 mile radius of home. Yeah, we go big here in the 313. More »

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Wet & Mild

I successfully made my way home to Detroit, MI yesterday and based on the news reports coming out of the Midwest and the East Coast for the past few weeks, I expected to land and find that all of Michigan was a frozen block of ice. What I found, instead, was a bunch of soggy snow and drizzling rain. Trust me, I am not complaining that the weather isn’t -20 but … I guess it was a tiny bit of a let down. No Polar Vortex for me, I guess. My BFF Sarah picked me up and brought me back to her place … but not before we stopped by Jet’s Pizza to load up on supplies. After a long flight home to Detroit, the important stuff has to be taken care of first. More »

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Headed For The Polar Vortex

For the first time in 2014, I am flying back home to see my family and friends in Michigan which is SMACK DAB in the middle of THE POLAR VORTEX. Now, I honestly have no idea if Michigan is actually in the polar vortex or if the polar vortex is still happening or if the polar vortex is just an urban legend meant to terrify us Californians from venturing into the Midwest but … I’m skerred, y’all. Nonetheless, homeward bound I venture. It’s been a while since I’ve been home to see my parents and having missed my dad’s birthday last month, the time has come for me to return home for a quick trip. I originally was going to be home for the entire week but I had to cut the trip down to a long weekend. Altho shorter, I know I’m going to have blast being back home in Detroit for a few days. More »

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