Wednesday was almost a complete wash at the gym. It was a comedy of errors. Thankfully, I’m already looking back and laughing, but at the time, I was annoyed. Here’s what went down:
There’s more to share from my long weekend in Colorado, but first… I was on TV the other night! A few months ago, I went with a group of friends to an all-night taping of “American Ninja Warrior” in Venice Beach. We were cheering on our friend Tommy, who was competing on the show, and the episode aired Monday on NBC. Unfortunately, Tommy wasn’t featured during the broadcast, but if you look closely (don’t blink or look away!) or have your finger on the Pause button, you can see me in the stands!
Hope everyone had a good long weekend! I spent mine visiting my sister Sarah and her family in Colorado, and one of the highlights was an amazing hike. I love a hike with a view, and check out this view!
The hike was definitely an adventure, because Read the rest of this entry »
My two most recent posts were about my short trip to Vegas last week… but what’s been going on lately? I’ll tell you – a whole lot of Read the rest of this entry »
Look, it’s me and my dad!
This photo was taken last week, when I went to Las Vegas to visit my dad, who was there for a conference. We stayed at the Paris Hotel and Casino, where I completed a kick-ass workout in the stairwell (read about it here). This post is about everything else!
The last time I wrote extensively about Read the rest of this entry »
You know what feels really good? When something that used to absolutely terrify you is no longer scary. In less than two weeks, I’ll be competing in my toughest stair climb race yet, the San Diego TowerTHON. It’s a two-hour endurance event, and I’ve never raced for nearly that long. To be quite frank, it scares the shit out of me (pardon my French). Well, it used to scare the shit out of me. It doesn’t anymore, and I can thank… a quick trip to Paris. Paris, Las Vegas!
I went to Las Vegas for 36 hours last week to Read the rest of this entry »
…is what I said one day when I got bombarded with lots of amazing fresh produce. Thanks to my partnership with LA Salad Company, I got my hands on loads of fresh beans and squash. More than I could possibly eat. Since pickling is a classic preservation technique, I thought what the hell? I’ll try to make pickles! I love a good cucumber pickle, but you can pickle all sorts of veggies, so my experiment involved baby zucchini, green pattypan squash (which look like little flying saucers) and yellow wax beans. I also threw in 1/2 of a red onion, because it seems like they’re always making red onion pickles on “Top Chef.”
CHECK IT OUT – I’m on the stage of the Hollywood Bowl!
Okay, okay, I’m actually standing on the barrier that separates the audience from the orchestra pit, but that’s practically the stage. And even though I’m a sublime tenor (that’s a lie) and a virtuoso tuba player (another lie), I wasn’t at the Bowl to showcase my musical abilities. I was there… FOR A WORKOUT! Read the rest of this entry »
TUNE IN ALERT! Remember this picture of me and Food Network star Giada de Laurentiis from last fall?
That was from October, when I was in an episode of “Giada at Home,” Giada’s Food Network cooking show. And I’m proud to share that… the episode is airing THIS WEEKEND!
SET YOUR DVR OR ALARM CLOCK: The episode is called “Mini Me” and it premieres Sunday, May 18th at 10:30am on the Food Network. Read the rest of this entry »
I have a quickie recipe for you today. I didn’t take many pictures, partly because I was dealing with raw fish and didn’t want to touch my camera, and partly because I didn’t really know how this was going to turn out. It turned out well, though, and I wish I had more photos, but I don’t, so we’re all just going to have to deal.
Here’s how to make a simple Walnut-Crusted Fish. Read the rest of this entry »