[pics] The Halloween Adventure Continues!

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I tried convincing KimitheBee to come with me to Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights, but she didn’t seem too thrilled about it. As a compromise, we decided to do some not-so-scary Halloween activities this year.  A couple of weeks ago we visited Boney Island in Sherman Oaks and our latest adventure took us to the Hollywood Haunter in Glendale, followed by the Halloween Harvest Festival at Pierce College in Woodland Hills. We tried (unsuccessfully) to go to the Ghost Train near Griffith Park at least four times. Guess it wasn’t meant to be this time around!

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[Pics] Boney Island – Sherman Oaks Homemade Haunt

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Halloween is right around the corner, so Kimi and I have been in search of some offbeat things to do here in LA. My friends and I planned to check out the Ghost Train, but when we got there the line gave us some major Disneyland flashbacks, so we left. It ended up working out for the best, however, because it gave us time to check out  Boney Island. This homemade haunt can be found in a quiet Sherman Oaks neighborhood and for a $10 donation, you could walk through a decorated treehouse (shown above) or just hang out in the main area out front (which is free). We arrived just in time to catch the show and there were lots of photo opportunities for kids and kids at heart like ourselves.

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Disneyland – GoPro Adventures

Last month Caroline came to LA, so we all took a trip to Disneyland for the day.  It was a great opportunity to test out my new Go Pro.  Just wanted to share some video I took at the park!

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go (Cover)

Is your week dragging? Mine is, but thankfully youtube sensation Pomplamoose released a brand new cover today! If you enjoy the cheesiness of “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go” by Wham, you’ll tapping your toes to this classic 80’s tune.

If you’re unfamiliar with the duo (Pomplamoose, not Wham, although I love me some cheesy 80’s music), start with the video below!

Flashback Friday: Total Eclipse of the Heart

For those who don’t know, I love me a good cover song. Today’s Flashback Friday pick is a Sleeping at Last’s quietly sad version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart.”  When vocalist Ryan O’Neal sings the line, “once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart,” I can almost imagine him crying little emo tears into his piano. This is a good thing, trust me.

For reference, below is Bonnie Tyler’s original version of “Total Eclipse of the Heart” from 1982. The first time I heard this song was actually in high school. We had a school assembly to teach us about the dangers of drug use (for some reason, we never had D.A.R.E.  I never took the D.A.R.E. pledge!) where the Men of War ripped phone books in half on stage and did a performance to Bonnie Tyler’s hit song. For some reason, I want to say they had their faces painted like KISS for the performance, but maybe it was just the drugs talking (naaaaah, just kidding).

By the way, why are there ninjas in this video? I’m not even kidding. Fast forward to 1:24 if you don’t believe me.