Real life Jerry and Elaine get hitched

I have a piece in the Los Angeles Times’ LA Affairs section. It’s about the night my wife and I got back together after being apart for eight years. It involved lots of Los Angeles places and things such as the Los Angeles Kings, Staples Center, Bossa Nova restaurant, the Fryman, Runyon and Griffith Park hiking trails, the Power House, iO West, the Red Lion Tavern, a boot of beer and the Nana Queens food truck, which is awesome, if you can find it.

Check it out here.

Image via Los Angeles Times

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Why gay marriage is good for straight men

Read an article about why gay marriage is good for straight men

UPDATE: In honor of President Obama’s vow to support gay marriage, I am re-posting this on the front page of the site. Thank you, Mr. President!

How is gay marriage good for straight men? I answered this question seven times in Guyism today. Seven times!  If you’re not going to do it because it’s the right thing to do, guys, then please do it for purely selfish reasons.

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New York Times wedding announcements take the beating they deserve

Actually, I find Katie Baker’s mockery of the New York Times wedding announcements remarkably reserved.

Let it fly, Katie. Nothing you write can stop these people from living perfect lives filled with post-graduate degrees, world travel, summer homes and perfect children named Jacob and Isabella.

Read it here.

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A website I like: The Bloggess

Check out a funny website called The Bloggess

Jenny Lawson
How to describe The Bloggess? Wow. Funny? Yes. Unfiltered honesty? Yes. Harnessed the power of the Internet to procure a photo of Wil Wheaton collating? Yes, yes, yes. Every time I go to Jenny Lawson’s popular blog I am entertained. I’m pimping her site now because she has a book coming out and I bet it will be funny. For crazy wife/mother/cat owner/twine-related hilariousness, go here.

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I was told I saw gray whales

Read about a couple’s gray whale watching experience in Monterrey

on a boat on monterrey

Every winter the North American gray whale population migrates thousands of miles south to Mexico to breed, not unlike spring break.

The federally-protected omnivore was removed from the endangered species list in 1994 and is thriving in record numbers. Weighing in at between 30 and 40 tons, and measuring between 40 to 50 feet long, the adult gray whale is known for its distinctive crusty skin markings. It eats by dislodging small creatures from the sea floor and filtering food through its baleen, which marine biologists say is the same way Michael Moore eats.

If you want to learn more about gray whales, I highly recommend a whale-watching trip like the one my wife and I took in Monterrey. If you actually want to see a gray whale, you’ll want to avoid whale-watching trips entirely because, as we learned during our excursion, gray whales are terrified of boats.

Yes, we saw whales—22 of them, or so we were told.

Here’s what would happen.

The boat’s marine biologist would announce that there was a gray whale at the ship’s one o’clock. Everyone onboard would train their eyes, binoculars and cameras to the front of the boat where, a quarter of a mile away, a whale spout would indicate that somewhere nearby a whale was underwater.

This was very exciting for everyone because 93 percent of the time there were no traces of whales anywhere, even though the marine biologist assured us that we were floating in the middle of the world’s busiest gray whale freeway west of I-95 in Florida. So when we saw something exciting like a whale expelling carbon dioxide several football fields away we lost our minds and started yelling and pointing and taking photos and throwing all of the important radio equipment into the sea.

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