The beautiful high 70-degree weather here in SoCal was just too hard to resist yesterday so I finally managed to get out of the house and enjoy it. For the past few days, I’ve been chillin’ in my home doing a whole lotta nothing but yesterday, I decided to get out and enjoy the fresh air. I didn’t really leave the house with an agenda, I just wanted to get outside and soak up the sun. I decided to go for a long walk along Melrose Ave. and, wouldn’t you know it, I inadvertently did some shopping. I’m basically blaming it on the beautiful weather :D More »
Yesterday was a very nice, very quiet day for me … which went absolutely according to plan. Because of all the running around I’ve been doing in the past week and because I’ll be torturing myself by running the LA Marathon this coming Sunday, I’ve decided that this week is going to be a very relaxed week for me. The most exciting thing I got up to yesterday was playing video games on the couch. Yes, folks, it was a rabble-rousing Tuesday around the old homestead :D More »
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After my quick and sorta bizzy weekend in Detroit, I decided that my first day back was going to be really chill. In fact, I’m hoping to make the rest of the week a really quiet one. I’ve been running around a lot lately and, dang it, I just want to do nothing for a few days. With the season 3 premiere of Game of Thrones looming, I’m trying to read as quickly as possible the novel A Storm of Swords in order to get a handle on what’s to come in GoT season 3 before the show airs. I managed to do a lot of reading last night but I did take a break to run out for some Arby’s. What? Don’t judge me. It was a pretty perfect Monday night. More »
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Yesterday morning my friends and I made our way to Cork Town in Downtown Detroit, MI to run the 31st annual Cork Town Race. Yesterday’s race was the main reason for my quick trip home to Detroit so, needless to say, we were all very excited to get ‘er done. Each year, Detroit holds their St. Patrick’s Parade on the weekend before St. Patrick’s Day so that the Irish bars and pubs around town get to celebrate (and make big money) twice a year. At the conclusion of the race, the parade took part … but because my travel plans interfered, I had to miss out on the parade and get my buns to the airport for my return home to LA. Even still, we had a lot of fun yesterday morning at the race … click below to see some photos. More »
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Last night Sarah, Mark and I finally managed to get out of the house and hit the town … tho, for a second night in a row, it almost didn’t happen. A lazy afternoon turned into a lazy evening and, well, you know how that goes. We managed to rally for a later dinner at Sean O’Callahan’s in Plymouth, MI for a pre-race meal. Today is the 31st annual Cork Town Race 5K and the three of us, plus Agnes and VLB, will be running the race. It’s a bit chilly here in Detroit today but hopefully that won’t be a problem. More »
My first full day here in Detroit was a very relaxing one. In fact, it was so relaxing that I didn’t even leave the house for the entire 24 hour duration. Sarah, Mark and I talked about going out for dinner and movie and I, as always, suggested we go dancing at City Club but … we ended up watching a bit of TV on the couch (and under a very comfy blanket) and, well, that was the end of our night’s planning. A few episodes of Friends were watched, some amazing Middle Eastern food was ordered and … our Friday night activity was set in stone. More »
Earlier this week I was lucky enough to attend an early screening of Oz the Great and Powerful and today, on film release day, I’m finally able to share my thoughts with all y’all. From the first moment I heard that Disney was working on a prequel to The Wizard of Oz, I was immediately intrigued. Upon learning that the movie was filmed entirely in my homestate of Michigan, Oz the Great and Powerful found a special place in my heart. As a big Wizard of Oz fan, I knew that this sequel had a lot to live up to … and I’m happy to say that, for the most part, this new film really delivers on the magic of Oz. Yes, there are some problems but IMHO, the good stuff far outweighs the bad stuff … resulting in a very entertaining and enjoyably fantastical movie going experience. More »
I’m flying back home to Detroit today for a quick weekend visit home. A bunch of my friends are running the annual Corktown 5K on Sunday and I decided to run the race with them. I’m still a little bummed that I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with my parents on my last visit home so I’m hoping to get in a little more hang with them on this quick trip home. I understand it’s a bit chilly in The D right now but I’m very much looking forward to seeing my family, friends and beloved hometown. More »
Earlier this week I posted some photos of a few small Lego building block sets that I picked up and put together over the weekend and I mentioned at the time that I had a couple more sets left to assemble. I had a quiet day here at home yesterday so I busted out one of these sets and got to work. I was surprised how long it took me to put the whole thing together, to be honest. I found myself confused a couple of times and had to disassemble and then reassemble a few times just to make sure I was putting it all together properly. After a couple hours of “fun”, I managed to build the set successfully. They say that working on puzzles relaxes the mind but … I’m not so sure about this. I had to drink a couple of beers just to get thru the process ;) More »
Last night I was graciously invited to attend an early screening of the Disney film Oz the Great and Powerful at the El Capitan Theater … so it was a no brainer that I would jump at the chance to go. I absolutely love the movie-going experience at the El Capitan and I’ve been so curious to see Oz that, well, I was very excited for my night out. My friend Josh Z came out to see the movie with me and we had a great time of it. More »