My latest addictions will be yours too.

Since Lost was cancelled, I haven’t watched television that much. You’re thinking that I’m doing summer things – kayaking, hiking, or something outdoorsy. Alas, I’m not. Instead, I’ve been addicted to getting my entertainment via the web. Here are the two sites you should be following (if you aren’t already):

Infinite Garage

This blog is the brainchild of my dear friend (and author) Raina Lee. She’s on an archeological dig of her family’s history from the last 35 years. The reason I love this blog is because Raina’s writing is strong and her voice really comes through. She makes you laugh and is open about her family’s history through her words and photographs. One of my favorite posts is about her mom’s dress where Raina posts a photo of her wearing the dress today and posts a photo of her mom in the same dress when she wore it as a young woman. And I can’t forget the post about all the gadgets she’s finding in the garage. You feel like you are actually sifting through her family’s history with her. Want to be part of her findings? She’s posting items on Etsy to help downsize her home right now.

The LXD

Watch one episode and you’ll be addicted… I know I was. I admit I’ve always been a fan of dance films… think Fame, Center Stage, Strictly Ballroom, Shall We Dance (Japanese version), Fred and Ginger filmsThe League of Extraordinary Dancers (aka The LXD) is directed by Jon Chu and is a web mini-series that was launched last month. Each Wednesday, a new episode is released on Hulu and trust me… you’re going to wish a new episode was released everyday. The story is simple – good versus evil. But the way the story is told is through dance. What makes this series unique is how the verbal dialogue is secondary because the dancing is the real dialogue. Here are a couple of my favorite webisodes…

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If you think you just saw the guy from Glee (Harry Shum, Jr.) in the webisode above, you are correct. He’s also one of the choreographers for the series. Anyhow, I can’t wait to see what happens next!

Lastly, can’t stop listening to the Best Coast album. I’ve had the singles but finally the full-length came out and it’s been on repeat. Here’s one of my favorite songs on the album. Enjoy!

My first Comic-Con

San Diego is just a couple hours from me but I rarely go down. Why? Probably because with traffic it can take close to four hours. But this past weekend, I threw caution to the wind and went on a last-minute day-trip to San Diego to attend Comic-Con. It was my first ever trip thanks to my friend Derek Kirk Kim (no relation). Derek, congrats on your Eisner Award this year!

The convention center was more Hollywood than I expected but I found myself in awe of all the movie glitz and glamor. So what did I see while I was there? Lots of characters…

I saw a lot of people dressed up in costumes but I also did some faces from television in the Convention Center like Lance from Yo Gabba Gabba!

I also saw some of the cast members from Glee signing autographs for fans.

It was a long day. We walked around for hours soaking up all the comics, movie glamor, and nerdcore fun. I even ran into some Poketo friends in the merch area. But at the end of the day, I found myself at a San Diego favorite of mine – a place I try to stop by on my rare visits in SD… Extraordinary Desserts. They are known for their cakes but this time I decided to get dinner and dessert.

I ordered the serrano ham panini with a side of couscous. It was a tasty sandwich but it was difficult to bite into the serrano ham. I admit I ate ever little bread crumb and lettuce leaf despite my difficulties. After my panini I walked over to the dessert bakery area to choose my dessert.

It took me several minutes (everything looked good!) but I finally chose the Ivoire Royal which is a 3-layer light poundcake with fruit in between the layers, topped with a butter frosting and shaved white chocolate, and a raspberry sauce on the side. If you’re getting full by my description, take a look at this:

It was almost too beautiful to eat but don’t worry – I ate it all.

San Diego, I can’t wait to come back and try some more quality eats. And Comic-Con, I hope next year I’ll be able to dress up and partake in the superhero festivities.