February 24th, 2008

Rafael and BCAM @ LACMA

BCAMRafael and I reconnected this weekend. It was nice to get things back to the way they were. Our relationship was strained over the last couple of months and I’m glad that we are able to reconnect again. We had brunch at Eat Well. It’s a great place for breakfast! The food is great, kinda healthy, and it’s gay gay gay! What more could you ask for.

After talking up a storm we decided to go check out his new apartment. Hopefully now that Rafael is living West Hollywood adjacent, we’ll be spending more time together. We used to do so many things together, but when he moved away that proved to be dificult! He didn’t quite know what part of town he was in and it turned out to be one of the best neighborhoods in LA! Rafael managed to get himself a studio in the Miracle Mile area! He is actually less than a block away from the LACMA west building! We couldn’t believe it. We checked out his apartment, which was very cute, and then we walked over to Wilshire Blvd.

Rafael told me he checked out the new addition to LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) the BCAM (Broad Contemporary Art Museum). I’m a member and a huge supporter of the museum, but I hadn’t had a chance to see it. Since I get free tickets whenever I want to go to the museum for being a member, so we decided to stop in real quick. It was amazing!

The actual building is amazing! Once you get over how beautiful it is, the exhibits are truly magnificent. While I do love Classical Paintings and sculpture, there is something about Contemporary Art that is really exciting. It’s totally off-the-wall and amazing. My favorite artist on exhibit was the work of Jeff Koons. His work is amazing. He takes ordinary day things and makes them larger than life in materials that seem to betray their own properties! For example the balloon animal is made out of stainless steel!! Yet it looks so fragile!!! Amazing. If you are in LA you definately have to ! Check this exhibit out! Link in the bio.

February 24th, 2008

Art Deco Walk Tour of Downtown LA with GO!

I recently joined the Great OutDoors LA or GO for short. The group is a gay and lesbian outdoors/hiking group. I joined the group in December but haven’t done any event since it’s been freezing in LA! Spring weather is finally coming through so I’m looking forward to their events! They do two weekly hikes, a low-impact one and an advanced one. They also do a volleyball game on Sundays. I have to check those out.

Every month they do a camping weekend trip and then they do a outdoors event. I went to the outdoors event this month which was an Art Deco Walk in downtown Los Angeles held by the LA Conservancy. Jim and a friend from work, Janice, joined me. The tour had about 15-20 people and it was great! We even got to go up to the penthouse apartment on one of the historic buildings! It was great.

Check out the photograph highlights below:

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

Art Deco Walk

February 22nd, 2008

The Color Purple @ the Ahmanson Theatre

The Color Purple Heidi and I went to see the Color Purple at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown LA tonight. The Ahmanson is one of my favorite theatres in Los Angeles, and unlike the Pantages, it actually has a whole season. I think the Pantages has been showing Wicked for the last three years or so! Heidi is my new theatre buddy. We always get our tickets through GoldStar Events. They always have tickets to shows for usually half of what you would pay going through ticketmaster. They sometimes have free events too! It’s great! We already purchased our Sweeny Todd tickets through them!

Our adventure started after work. It was freezing and rainy in Los Angeles. I had the bright idea of taking the metro from my work to downtown. We running kind of late. We reached the Metro stop in North Hollywood and were sitting in our seats when some crazy lady was crying non-stop and acting like a hot mess. Heidi wanted to move to the next car so we did. There was a group of three people who were laughing at us because they had the same idea before we did! I knew which stop to get off at for the Ahmanson, but I didn’t know where to go from there!

We landed in downtown and made a mad dash for the Music Center. Did I mention it was cold? And raining? We got there in the nick of time. Curtain call was in five minutes and we were in the will call line! I was sweating from running uphill, freezing from the weather, and wet from sweat and rain! We took our seats to enjoy the show….oh yeah since we were running late we didn’t have time for dinner…so we were both starving!

I didn’t know how they were going to make the Color Purple a musical. At first I was skeptical but it works. They took lots of creatve license from the movie and book, but it was very enjoyable. At first I didn’t think I was going to like it but it definately has some great scenes! I have a feeling I’ll like Sweeny Todd better, simply because of the subject matter, but this was way better than….CATS! I hate CATS! Never go see it. Trust me on this one!!

December 18th, 2007

Nintendo Friend Codes (Let’s Play)

Nintendo Wii
Kelvis’ Wii Console Number: 3046-2323-1119-3493

Nintendo DS Lite
Kelvis’ DS Lite Friend Codes

Game Title Friend Code
Tetris DS 790619-191563
MarioKart DS 378076-621145
Planet Puzzle League 043056-212748
Zelda Phantom HourGlass 0602-4904-0764

December 8th, 2007

Central California Coast Road Trip

Rob came to visit from Atlanta for three weeks. During the Thanksgiving holiday we planned a trip along California’s Central Coast. Our journey began in Santa Barbara. We then went to Slovang, where we settled for the night. The next day was Thanksgiving and we hit San Luis Obispo and the Madonna Inn. The next day we did the Hearst Castle in San Simeon. We also drove through Big Sur at night. Which was very, very scary! We ended up in Monterey for two nights. We explored Carmel and Monterey Aqurium and then we set off back to Los Angeles!

To check out the full gallery of pics click on:
Central California Coast Road Trip 2007 Gallery

Enjoy these highlights below:

Road Trip 2007
Solvang Town Square

Road Trip 2007
Madonna Inn: Short and Tall Room

Road Trip 2007
San Luis Obispo

Road Trip 2007
San Simeon

Road Trip 2007
Hearst Castle Neptune Pool

December 8th, 2007

Elephant Seals and Madonna Inn

Here are some YouTube videos of Elephant seals off of San Simeon (near Hearst castle). The second video is a little tour of our wacky room at the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo. The room was called Big and Tall. It’s weird because it was all pink!!!


Elephant Seals


Big and Tall Room @ the Madonna Inn

November 15th, 2007

Country Western Retro Night

Oil Can Harry's
Me, Mariano and Jack at the Ho’ Down @ Oil Can Harry’s

November 9th, 2007

WeHo Halloween 2007

Another Halloween, Another WeHo Halloween Parade! It seems it gets bigger and bigger every year! We didn’t dress up this year but next year we swore we will be dressing up. There were so many cool costumes this year! Check them out in the gallery.

To check out the full gallery of pics that Jim took click on:
Halloween 2007 Gallery

Enjoy these highlights below:

Halloween 2007 Pictures
Sexy Scary Bunnies

Halloween 2007 Pictures
Fetish is Hot

Halloween 2007 Pictures
iTunes Bitches

Halloween 2007 Pictures
Work that Fan

October 28th, 2007

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Jack, Jim, Joe, and myself went to the Dia de Los Muertos Celebration at Hollywood Forever Cemetry in Hollywood. It was my first time going and it was amazing! I’ve always been fascinated with this predominantly Mexican Holiday and it was so spooky to actually go to the festival at one of LA’s most beautiful cemeteries.

To check out the full gallery of pics that Jim took click on:
Dia de Los Muertos 2007 Gallery

Enjoy these highlights below:

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Scared Shitless

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Colorful Grave

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Bugs Bunny Tribute

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Skull Grave

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Figurine Grave

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Senorita Grave

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
All Dressed Up

Dia de Los Muertos Pictures
Three Monkeys

October 20th, 2007

Bingo with Jack and Bevery Hills Park

Bingo With Jack
Ona, Stephanie, Jack, and Rafael

Bingo With Jack
Me and Ona

Bingo With Jack
Stephanie and Jack

Bingo With Jack
The gang after a Couple of Drinks

Bingo With Jack
After Three Drinks!
Will Rogers Park in Beverly Hills
Fountain at my Favorite Park in Beverly Hills
Lilly Pads at the Park
Lilly Pads at the Park

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