|Monica makes every day a reason to celebrate|
|Starting early: Trader Vic's, Emeryville, 3/30/12|
|In Old Sacramento, 4/2/2012|
|At The Firehouse, Sacramento, 4/2/12|
|At The Shady Lady, Sacramento, 4/2/12|
This past April 2 I turned 49, which isn't much of a marker, other than the fact it means I'm a year away from truly momentous milestone of 50. Professionally, I'm way behind schedule, at least according to my own career clock, though personally I feel perfectly fulfilled, thanks to my marriage to Monica, Tiki Goddess - the gift that keeps on giving (and I wasn't really born till the day we met, anyway). Due to the fact I've published so many books over the past couple of years, and written three, I'm also creatively satisfied, though turning my self-made dreams into a real success story remains the challenge.
|Crest Theater, 4/2/12|
|At the State Capital, 4/2/2012|
|Image by Michael Fleming|
My 40th Birthday Roast, Palm Springs, 4/2/2003
The #1 song in the country when I was born, 4/2/1963; now it could be called simply "He's So 49."
Aesthetically, I never outgrew the year I was born (and dig the date on this special issue of Newsweek inspired by my favorite show, Mad Men)
On Monday, April 23, 7:30, I will be marking another anniversary: fifteen years of Thrillville, from the Parkway to Forbidden Island Tiki Lounge, where I've been hosting my movie nite, Forbidden Thrills, for nearly two of those years. Since at a decade and a half Thrillville truly feels endless, I'll be hosting screenings of Roger Corman's cult favorite The Day the World Ended (1956) with the sci-fi classic World Without End (1955), plus the usual prizes, free popcorn, and $1 off all drinks on Will the Thrill's Pulp Cocktails Menu. Cheers.