Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sunday Movie Review

Bill, Raff and I saw AUSTRALIA today, and we all thought that

1) It was really corny.


2) Hugh Jackman was definitely worth the price of admission.

Speaking of Hugh, he's on the cover of the November '08 Italian Vanity Fair:

Mamma Mia!

Oh, Chelsea...

Chelsea just lost to Arsenal 2-1! Absolutely mucking up what was a lovely holiday weekend for me...

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea takes on Arsenal tomorrow in a huge match (Sunday, Nov. 30th; live on FSC at 8am PST)!


Friday, November 28, 2008

Friday Movie Review

I saw FOUR CHRISTMASES with some of my fellas today, and it was pretty cute. It had a weird beginning, but overall it was decent and funny. Nothing you need to rush out to see though...

P.S. Thanks for the blog shout-out, RD; I'm tickled.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

Happy Birthday, Nerd!

Nerdy, I love you, and I wish you all the best!

P.S. (A little Nerdy plug)

TO ALL: If you're ever in (north) Las Vegas, check out the new ALIANTE STATION CASINO!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Back from NYC!

Just got back from NYC, and I had such a blast!! I will back-date some blog-posts soon about my whole trip!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Shopping, Sweetie!

Today, I slept in since I didn't get in until after 4am the night before. But, once I woke up around 1pm, I realized that I had to get my butt into gear and get some shopping done, Sweetie.

My first and most important shopping mission was to pay homage to the brick and mortar version of one of my favorite online stores FRED FLARE! So, I got my trusty directions and took a couple of subways from Manhattan to Brooklyn and made it just in time before Fred Flare's Sunday closing time of 5pm. Of course, the store was SUPER-CUTE!
I was also fortunate enough to meet one of Fred Flare's co-founders/owners, the adorable Keith. He actually rang me up; such a treat!! I told him how big of fan I am, and he couldn't have been sweeter (even though I must have seemed like such a dorky mess).

Then, when I made my way back to Manhattan, I went shopping all up and down 5th Avenue. I think I would have made Edina and Patsy proud!

In my last night in NYC, I met up with my good friend, Jamba, who took me to a delish restaurant called BECCO, which was really close to my hotel.

Then finally, I met up with an old work colleague for drinks at a place called BELMONT LOUNGE. The place was nice enough, but unfortunately the reggae music was too loud to try and have a decent conversation.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A Big Day!!!

Today was my busiest day in NYC...

I started out my day by going to NEVADA SMITHS ("Where Football is Religion!") to meet up with the NEW YORK BLUES to watch Chelsea take on Newcastle. Unfortunately, Chelsea drew 0-0, but I nonetheless had such a cool time meeting fellow Chelsea fanatics.
Then, I met up with AJ and Erik at a really yummy diner called GOOD STUFF DINER.

Afterwards, AJ and I headed to the NEW MUSEUM to see the exhibit that I've been dying to go to: Elizabeth Peyton's LIVE FOREVER. The exhibit exceeded all of my expectations! It was so cool to see Peyton's strokes up close, and the colors are so much vibrant in person.

Then, after the exhibit, AJ and I checked out UNIQLO, which is basically the Japanese Gap. Think any sweater in any style and color you can imagine...

My evening started with a night at the theatre (pronounced thee-AH-Tah). Erik and I saw EQUUS at the Broadhurst Theatre, starring a (nekked) Daniel Radcliffe. I'm not a theatre fan, but I really (and surprisingly) enjoyed this production. Everything was great; the acting, the direction and the set design.

But, my evening didn't end there. I met up with Jed and AJ and headed down to Brooklyn to a craZAY party called RUBULAD. AJ and her pals played a fun super-late-night set with Bruno of THE HOMOSEXUALS! (BTW, in a previous post, I had mistakenly thought that AJ's band LOOKER was going to play).

Friday, November 21, 2008

Made it to NYC!

I made it to NYC, and it's SUPER-COLD!!

I'm staying at the Paramount, and my room is old and very small, BUT chic and cozy at the same time.

Tried to get into a Conan taping, but the stand-by line was cut-off four people ahead of me; BOO!

But fortunately, I then met up with my friends Jed and Liz, who took me to a yummy place called NOODLE BAR.

Afterwards, we met with my pals, AJ and Erik, and went to a couple of bars. First, a packed and more upscale place called EMPLOYEES ONLY and next a more casual place called THE WHITE HORSE TAVERN (apparently it was Dylan Thomas' favorite pub).

Overall, I had such a fun first night in NYC!!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Off to NYC!

Kids, I'm heading to New York tonight for a little vacation and will be there through Monday.

In the meantime, don't forget to watch Chelsea take on Newcastle on Saturday (11/22 at 7am PST on FSC). I might try and catch the game with my fellow Chelsea fans on the East Coast, the New York Blues. Come on, Chelsea!

I also plan to catch a LOOKER show and finally see the Elizabeth Peyton exhibit "Live Forever" at the New Museum; CAN'T WAIT!

I'll report upon my return.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Random LHK Update

1) England beat Germany 2-1 in their friendly game today, with my beloved John Terry scoring the game winner! I love you, John!

2) McKey won Cycle 11 of ANTM tonight; LAME! I'm not sure about ANTM anymore. Although I love me some Nigel, there haven't been any amazing stand-out contestants for the past several cycles.

In fact, Lady Lorelei just informed me today that she's officially retiring as an ANTM viewer. I'm on the fence about it...

You Wanna Be On Top?

Ooh-OOH! The Cycle 11 America's Next Top Model season finale airs tonight (on the Cee-Dub/CW at 8pm). It's down to the top three. I put my money on Samantha, but unfortunately she probably won't win it. And, I don't like either McKey or Analeigh. LAME!

Eye-Candy ALERT!

Hugh Jackman has been named People Magazine's SEXIEST MAN ALIVE 2008. He's definitely a nice choice, and I'm sure it's no coincidence that his new movie AUSTRALIA comes out on Nov. 26th.

England Friendly

England takes on Germany today in an international friendly (on 11:45am PST on GolTV).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Chelsea Update

1) Chelsea lost their Carling Cup game to Burnley on Wednesday in penalty kicks!! Argh; it was so hard to watch! But, I guess our only consolation is that now Chelsea can and HAS TO focus on the other 3 trophy races.

2) Chelsea beat West Bromwich Albion 3-0 on Saturday! Unfortunately, my beloved, John Terry, injured his toe and was subbed out of the game in the second half.

3) Fortunately though, JT is okay and will captain England on Wednesday in an international friendly against Germany.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Saturday Movie Review

Bill and I saw QUANTUM OF SOLACE this afternoon, and...uhhh?? What can I say? It was action-packed, and Daniel Craig looked good. It wasn't the greatest movie of the year, but it was fun to see.

And, I'm not loving the Jack White & Alicia Keys duet theme song. What do you think about it?
Another Way to Die (From "Quantum of Solace") - Single

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Movie Update

My Brosef and I saw ROLE MODELS tonight, and I was really pleasantly surprised. It was SO MUCH funnier than I expected.

First of all, you can't go wrong with Paul Rudd. He's so cute and funny. Then, add some 80's music and renaissance live action role-play; it was right up our alley!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New Music (&DVD) Tuesday

A couple of DVDs somewhat caught my attention today:

Again, as I mentioned a few days ago, I'd highly recommend
1) Looker's new album "Born In The Desert"
Looker - Born In the Desert
2) Nicole Atkins' EP "Digs Other People's Songs"
Nicole Atkins - Digs Other People's Songs - EP

Finally, there's always a free tune or two on iTunes:
Apple iTunes

Monday, November 10, 2008

LHK Mash-Up

Did y'all hear the new Kings of Leon album featured heavily on tonight's Gossip Girl?? I love that cd and that show. I especially LOVE when my LHK interests COMBINE!!

I might just have to buy that one episode, and you should buy the cd (if you haven't already):
Gossip Girl - Gossip Girl, Season 2 - Bonfire of the Vanity

Happy Birthday, Eriko!

CHEERS to YOU, sweetie-darling!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Come on, Chelsea!

Chelsea v. Blackburn tomorrow (Sunday on Setanta at 5:30am PST).


Thursday, November 6, 2008

Random LHK Update

1) I just came across this awesome Nicole Atkins EP of covers called "Digs Other People's Songs". It's available digitally and features covers of Mama Cass (the vocals are uncanny), The Church, Nada Surf and The Doors. It's really fabulous, so check it out:
Nicole Atkins - Digs Other People's Songs - EP

2) The Silverlake Art Crawl is this weekend. Sumi's, a good LHK friend, is one of the store/gallery participants.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

LHK Sporting News

1) Chelsea lost to Roma on Tuesday 1-3 in a Champions League group-stage game. Just unbelievable!! My beloved John Terry scored Chelsea's lone goal (again). Let's hope that Chelsea will learn from this loss and prevail in the future!

2) At 23, Lewis Hamilton has become the youngest champion in F1 history!!

3) In tennis news, the year-end championships are here. The WTA's year-end tournament is in progress now in Doha, and the ATP Tennis Masters Cup will start on Nov. 9th in Shanghai.

New Music & DVD Tuesday (a day late)

First of all, I just want to reiterate that LOOKER's full-length album "Born In The Desrt" is now available on iTunes!!!
Looker - Born In the Desert

Other new release yesterday:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Vote, Baby, Vote!

If you're in California, I encourage you to PLEASE vote:

YES on Prop 2

NO on Prop 4

NO on Prop 8

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bravo, Chelsea!

Chelsea beat Sunderland 5-0 today to go back on top of the EPL table!! And, hee-ha, Liverpool lost to Tottenham. Sorry McFresh, but not really...

Happy Birthday to...

PAPA RON aka Da Buddha!!! Love you!

and to Jed in NYC aka Dr. Katzel! Hey, speaking of Jed, check out his book: