A Hike to a Military Facility From the Cold War

December 1, 2016

I love a good historical hike. Whether it’s to the ruins of a 100-year-old hotel, an abandoned bridge that goes nowhere, or the remains of a Nazi sympathizer compound, there’s lots of places to hike around Los Angeles where you’ll get a great workout and see something unique, too!

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Go Blue!

My friend Mat and I met up before Thanksgiving for a hike at a super-cool location Read the rest of this entry »


Kathy Griffin Inspired This Totally Delicious Breakfast Sandwich

November 29, 2016

I love Kathy Griffin. She’s hilarious and I’ve been a fan for decades. I’ve been getting my Kathy fix lately, because she’s been making the talk show rounds, promoting her new book, which I can’t wait to read but haven’t bought yet. She was on The Dr. Oz Show yesterday, where she talked about what she eats, because she’s the healthiest she’s ever been. Read the rest of this entry »


Thanksgiving 2016 Rewind

November 28, 2016

I’m back home from Colorado and had a great Thanksgiving with my family. And since I take my annual Thanksgiving Pledge seriously, I wanted to share how I did. Overall, I stuck to the four rules pretty well!

The day started with a 5K Turkey Trot. This was my fourth time running it, and my sister’s third, but this year my sister’s husband and kids joined in the fun too!

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Thousands of people of all ages participated, and Read the rest of this entry »


Steamed Dijon Brussels Sprouts and Carrots

November 25, 2016

I have plenty to share about my wonderful Thanksgiving (I hope you had a great turkey day as well!), but, in my last post, I promised to share the fate of some Brussels sprouts, so I’m gonna deliver on that promise, and write about Thanksgiving next time.

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I paired these Brussels sprouts with Read the rest of this entry »


Last-Minute Radio Interview Tune-In Alert! PLUS, My Newest Veggie Roommate

November 22, 2016

Writing my last two posts were like getting punched in the nuts and the throat. I really need some good news and some levity. Thankfully, this post has both. 

First, the good news: I’LL BE ON THE RADIO TOMORROW! I was asked just a few hours ago, and of course I said yes. I’ll be a guest on the “The Burn: The Bowflex Radio Show,” and I’m going to be discussing Read the rest of this entry »


I Don’t Have a Dog Anymore. The Sad, Unfortunate Conclusion to My Time with Rufus.

November 22, 2016

I took my final picture with Rufus on Saturday. He’s 75 pounds – so not exactly a lap dog – but he let me pick him up so we could hang out like this for a while.

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It was our last picture because on Saturday, I made the heartbreaking decision to return Rufus to the rescue that I had adopted him from. Between this and saying goodbye to Slimmons, Saturday was an awfully rough day. One of the worst.

Here’s why I had to say goodbye to Rufus: Read the rest of this entry »


Richard Simmons Closed Down Slimmons on Saturday, and OF COURSE I Was There For the Tearful Final Class

November 21, 2016

It was a very emotional weekend. On Saturday, Slimmons, the Beverly Hills fitness studio founded by Richard Simmons in 1974, held its last class, and then the doors closed forever. I knew it would be a tough morning, but nothing would have kept me from coming.

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I’ve shared plenty about Slimmons on this blog over the years. It holds a very special place in my heart. I started taking classes here in 2010, and have been a regular every since, even after Richard Read the rest of this entry »