Yesterday morning I boarded a Delta play for a 6 hour flight into Honolulu, HI ahead of this weekend’s big marathon race and here I am, reporting to you from paradise. Some of you may recall that I made this very same trek to O’ahu a year ago to run the Honolulu Marathon which was my first marathon ever. I loved the experience so much that I had to return for a second go. I got into town early enough to hit up the marathon expo to pick up my race bib but I spent much of the rest of the day just chillin’. That’s really the goal for this trip, er except for the hours of running on Sunday, I hope to just relax and do as little as possible in one of the most beautiful places on Earth. More »
Last month we saw photos of actress Jennifer Lawrence rocking a pair of Google Glass in San Francisco, CA on the day that she revealed that she chopped off all of her hair. This week, I was invited by Google to purchase a pair of Google Glass personally and … I’m having a hard time deciding if I should pony up the bucks for the new tech. For those of you who aren’t familiar with Google Glass, it’s a device you wear like glasses that act as a portable computer of sorts on your face. You can see a functional screen and can use the device to take photos. For the most part, most of the people I’ve asked about Glass have told me YES, buy them! Others have suggested I not. I’m hoping some of y’all have opinions that you’d like to share with me. More »
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Back in June I had the great fortune of seeing Beyoncé live in concert at the Staples Center here in LA on the first US leg of her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour. As you may recall, I snagged SWEET seats up against her stage and had the most amazing time. When tickets went on sale for the second leg of her tour, I couldn’t resist and purchased the same seats right up next to her stage for her show here in town last night and, once again, I had THE time of my life. If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I took and shared a lot of photos and videos from the concert. I’ve collected a few of my faves for sharing below. Have a look, won’t you? More »
Last night I met up with my friend Darion for an evening showing of the new Disney animated film Frozen even tho I really had no real interest in seeing the film. I know, insane, right? I’m the biggest Disney fan and everything that I’ve seen about the movie made it look so bad to me that I figured this would be a movie I’d skip. When the first trailer came out in June, I was so disappointed … particularly since the trailer had NOTHING at all to do with the Hans Christian Anderson fairytale The Ice Princess which the movie is based on. But, I’ve been hearing the best things about the movie from people who actually saw it so Darion and I figured … why not? I am SO happy to say that the movie is GREAT. I loved it a lot. The promo advertising has done this movie such a disservice. I cannot believe I almost decided NOT to see this movie based on the way it’s been advertised. More »
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What a difference a day makes. On Saturday, I was back home in Michigan suffering thru 30 degree temperatures … and yesterday, I was out and about here in SoCal enjoying temps in the high 70s. Tamar and her father Richard graciously invited me to go on a hike with them in Griffith Park and I gladly accepted. We spent a couple of hours climbing up to the summit of our trail and then back down to Earth again. It was just what I needed to get my bearings back again. The rest of the day was spent running around taking care of errands and then last night was spent on the couch catching up on some TV. My Sunday was a very nice one, I have to say. More »
And so, I am back home in LA. My quick Thanksgiving trip back to Michigan has come and gone and I am now back in the sunny climes of SoCal. My trip home was a nice, very uneventful one but my day … ugh, my day was an extremely stressful one. As you may have noticed, there have been a few technical problems with the site in the past week or so but the folks who handle the tech problems have been really great about getting those problems fixed. Yesterday, we noticed that something wasn’t working quite right behind the scenes and in fixing the problem, 10 days worth of posts were accidentally wiped out. Needless to say, Shannon and I were freaking out about all that lost work. Very thankfully, the tech folks came thru again and managed to restore the lost work … but not without a lot of hard work on their part and a lot of worrying on my part. As a result, my last day in Detroit wasn’t really a great one. More »
Despite the warnings about Black Friday yesterday, Sarah had to run out and take care of a few errands and out of curiosity’s sake (and the fact that I didn’t have to drive/park), I decided to go with her. We made our way to a relatively popular shopping center and actually had a very easy time of, well, everything. Sarah got her errands done, we snacked and lunched without incident or delay. Black Friday had nothing on us. Last night, we made our way to Royal Oak to see TWO movies with a nice dinner in between in Berkley at our beloved Living Room. All in all, it was a really great day. More »
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Okay, so maybe my Thanksgiving yesterday wasn’t the actual laziest day of all (especially due to the fact that my friends and I got up at 5AM to run the Detroit Turkey Trot in the freezing falling snow) but AFTER we finished our morning workout, it quickly became the laziest day of all. Despite the fact that I posted a few photos on Instagram early yesterday, I didn’t really take many photos for the rest of the day. I was really preoccupied with visiting with my friends that I didn’t even think to snap photos like I usually do. Photos were snapped of me, tho, so if you like, you can click below to see what I got up to last night. More »
Just a quick post to share some of the the fun that my friends and I enjoyed on Thanksgiving and to talk a bit about some of the many things that I am thankful for this holiday season. For the second year in a row, my friends and I participated in the annual Detroit Turkey Trot race that takes place in downtown Detroit every Thanksgiving morning. Of the approximately 470 races that take place on Thanksgiving day all across the country, the Detroit race is among the most popular (last year it was the third most popular behind races in San Diego and Sacramento, CA). It was cold last year but nowhere near as cold as it was this year. The high temp early Thanksgiving morning ranged between 21 and 23 degrees F. It was only when Mark and I (the first in our group to race, we did the 10K run … the rest of our group did the 5K run an hour later) were walking to the starting line that we realized that it had begun to snow. And if you can believe it, the 31st annual Detroit Turkey Trot this year was one of the funnest races I’ve ever run in my life! More »
I made my way to Detroit yesterday safely, soundly and without one hint of delay. Despite the Thanksgiving holiday being the busiest travel time of the year, I managed to avoid all of the mess that goes along with it this time around (I even managed to avoid the horrible traffic in LA due to President Obama‘s arrival in the city). My flight was easy breezy, no complaints at all. As soon as I deplaned, I realized how cold it really is in these here parts right now. The cold isn’t really a problem usually because I tend to stay inside when I’m here at home. Early tomorrow morning tho, my friends (Sarah, Mark, Agnes, Ken, Adriana) and I are planning on running the annual Turkey Trot race tomorrow in downtown Detroit (the third largest Thanksgiving day race in the country, btw). The temperature will be in the low 20s … if it’s windy, it will feel like the temps are in the teens. As a result, we are ALL freaking out about the cold. More »