Hi there! My apologies for the long delay since my last post. I can’t believe that the last time I wrote something was way before the holiday season even began.
Happy 2011 everyone! I have to say for as much optimism and hope that I have for this coming year I am very reluctant when it comes to New Years resolutions. In fact I have quite a negative opinion on the subject. I feel that New Years resolutions do more harm than good. They set us up for failure and leave us in the exact same place that we were looking to get …
Some things never seem to change at all. The early morning rumblings of the garbage truck parked directly outside of my bedroom window 5 days a week has never gone away after 4 years of living in my apartment. I guess for the sake of living in a clean environment it is a lesser of two evils that I can endure. On the other hand things that have not changed in my life are the family and friends close to me over the years, and perhaps the thing I am most happy about not changing is my child like mentality.
It is kinda amazing to me at how fast the holiday season comes and goes, especially the older I get. Last week it was just another sunny day in Los Angeles and the next day it is a winter wonderland. It is as if Santa Clause flew over the city one night and barfed up everything Christmas, from the holiday cups at my favorite coffee establishment, to the street decorations and the shinning lights, to the huge Christmas tree at The Grove shopping complex, and Kenny G Christmas music being played over and over again on the radio. Let me make myself clear though, I am in no
Since graduating college and living on my own over the past few years one of my new favorite holiday traditions is to make myself comfortable in front of the television after a long day and watch 25 Days of Christmas on ABC Family with hot chocolate in hand and close friends and family at my side! This is one holiday tradition I cannot wait to get started and quite literally requires little effort to enjoy.
How many times have you thought about someone you have not seen for a very long time and the very next person you come into contact is that person? Its kinda freaky, right? Well this just so happened to me recently…
On my day off from my Manny gig I went to the movies and watched Waiting For Superman. This film was amazing. It had all the components to a major blockbuster. Love, loss, humor, suspense, etc. But unlike most Hollywood blockbusters it did not have a huge budget, special effects, and the biggest name in the cast was that of Davis Guggenheim.
Green has always been one of my favorite colors. Why you may ask? Maybe it is because I have always been complimented on my green eyes. Maybe it is because my mom always dressed me in green for special occasions and family photographs of which I have fond memories of. Perhaps it has do to with something in my subconscious mind and having the name of Shaun, which is an Irish name and Ireland is famous for being green. Or maybe it is because I was an art major in college and the color green was a pretty constant theme in most of my pieces. Hmm, maybe it
As unique as being a Manny may seem to some people in this world, so is living in Hollywood. A random spin class at the gym you may be sitting next to Charlize Theron sweating your brains out, or you may be served by an ex-reality star at a local coffee shop. They dont call it Hollyweird for no reason. But, to people who live in Los Angeles this is the normal, good, bad …
The summer has come to an end. There are no more lazy days by the pool, no more BBQs at the park, no more sleeping in, and most importantly no more kids around. Now, us child rearing adults are faced with the fact that our kids are at school (maybe even away at college!), leaving us with an empty house and an uncomfortable void to fill. This is what the experts call empty nest syndrome. We can choose to dwell on this fact and sulk in our sorrows, or we can move forward and learn something new. Personally, I always choose to move forward. How do we move forward one may ask? Let me share with you some helpful coping mechanisms.