Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blood-Type Diet

A few years ago, I went to a show to see some friends perform. I hadn't seem them in a while and when I hooked up with them after the show, I was blown away. My buddy Brandon looked like he had lost a TON of weight and he was never overweight so I was a little confused.

Compared to the way he normally looks, he looked emaciated. But the dramatic weight loss was so surprising and shocking I had to know how he had done it because in the 5 years (at that time) since my accident (I'll blog about that later) I had put on about 50 lbs. and was having a tough time shedding the weight.

Brandon told me that he had gone on a blood-type diet with his mom.  His mom was ordered to go on the diet by her doctor and because it was such a tough and limiting diet, Brandon was an awesome son and went on it with her for support.

For the last few years, I had never forgotten that and swore I would give it a try.  Now that I have a wedding on the horizon, I am now about 1.5 months into the blood-type diet.  I am Type-O, the same and Brandon and his mom, so I have been able to consult and compare recipes and ingredients.  Here's the chart I have to follow:

In the month and a half since I started this diet, I have lost over 25 lbs. and havent felt as amazing in years.  I definitely have not been this thin (and I am nowhere near my goal, mind you) since probably 2005/2006.  As difficult as it was at the beginning, I have found it to be so rewarding and effective.  That, right there, is motivation enough to continue the diet and see it through to the end.

Who knows?  Maybe I'll have a considerable lifestyle change?  Either way, I couldnt recommend this more highly for anyone wanting to shed some lbs. easily.  Someone told me a few years ago that by cutting soda out of my life, I'd lose 10 lbs.  I didn't lose anything but I did cut it out in January of 2008 and have never looked back.  Imagine if I had still consumed soda.  I'd be a glutton for gluttony, probably.

If you are interested in the blood-type diet for you, here are links to each page with some amazing information:
And if you don't know your blood-type (and don't have health insurance),  you can order a home-test kit from  I ordered THIS ONE and while I let it sit for a few months for fear of pricking myself with a needle, I found it quick, fun, and extremely self explanatory and accurate!

I mix this diet with frequent trips to Runyon Canyon in Hollywood.  I am telling you -- this is working for me.  I'll be posting the products I have been buying and trying with reviews of how they taste and recipes for the meals I have been preparing for the next few weeks.  I couldn't be more happy to get the results I want and the reinforcement from friends and family.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Library Bar

The Library Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood is awesome. It's a tiny little hole in the wall place that takes pride in mixology and more-than-likely frowns upon it's myriad of 'jack-and-coke' orders from the hip Hollywood culture.
While that may be not entirely true, this is the type of place that will taste-test every drink before it's handed to you and will never hesitate to remake a drink if it's not up to the high standards. While it's pricey to say the least. I can guarantee that you will not have another drink like this in Los Angeles.
Pictured: Blackberry-Basil Mojito

Chris Brown

I fucking hate this guy. Why are people still buying his records? "I like the music." Oh yeah, go put in an Usher CD. I hated this guy before everyone hated him. Remember when he danced on all those tables at the MTV movie awards and everyone was blown away? Well, I was fucking confused...

This hack has ad-libbed his way into a shit storm the likes of which i hope he never seed the end. Now, I'm not telling you to CLICK THIS LINK, but do so if you REALLY want his record.

What a hack.

Party Down and other things from this week.

I have been CRAZY suck over the past few weeks. But with sickness comes the watching of new shows. I had only heard of "Party Down" from a few co-workers and that was it. I have always loved nearly everyone involved with this project but had never even heard of this show.

Now, I have watched both seasons in full and am SUPER bummed out that it's gone. I do love that I can see Adam Scott in "Parks and Recreation" every week but his relationship as Henry with Casey and Roman and Kyle and the rest of the Party Down catering crew was so real and tangeable... it's just a shame it didn't last longer.

I highly recommend you go and cop that -ish on Netflix this week. Both seasons are streaming in their entirety and are waiting to be enjoyed. I have started many-a-show before -- "Arrested Development," "Mad Men," "Weeds," "Dexter," etc. but none had captured me like this show. It will truly be missed!

On another note, the wedding planning is going well! We are about to send out our Save-the-dates, our minister has been ordained, our guest-list is finalized, and we just have a few things to take care of with the venue (fire permits, etc.) In fact, to tie these two thoughts together, if you watch the season finale of "Party Down's" first season, the location their wedding is at is also Suzi and my wedding location! Not the same location on the property but just walking distance. Maybe we will have a "Party Down" themed wedding and both get married in long-sleeved collared shirts with pink bow-ties. Hey, it could happen!

I am also working on a few projects that will be added to my web reel soon as well as some projects that will take you to an entirely different site! If you have actor or director friends or you are in need of a reel, hit me up! All the recent reels I have done are up at I am also writing a script with a good buddy for a short film that we hope to shoot more than likely this winter (after the wedding.)

MobileMe: Recently I took to the twitters and the facebooks to ask what people thought of MobileMe vs. Gmail. I got my responses and have made my decision. I am now switching over to MobileMe full-time. I will still get the emails sent to my Gmail address but will no longer be using that address. If you'd like my new email address, just hit me up and ask!

I think that covers a plethora of things going on in my life right now. Let me know if I should do more update-y type stuff here or not. Maybe this will be like my "Doogie Howser, M.D." journal.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Under Water

I made this little ditty over the weekend.  It was the first time in a long time I was home with the sun out and it was warm enough to get into the pool.  I'll tell ya, nothing gets you into the water faster than a rolling camera!

Check it out!