Grown Ups at Disney World [Michael Gutenplan]

Two adults take a vacation to Disney World over a holiday weekend. While this would be a great start to a surely hilarious joke, it is the true story of my friend Julia and my true-life adventure for a fantastic, fun filled few days in Central Florida’s best-known theme park with an adorable...

A Magical Weekend in Las Vegas [The Occasional Gutenplan]

I must first start with a sincere thank you.  Thank you Ellen DeGeneres. About 6 months ago I was lucky enough to be in the studio audience for one of the fantastic Ellen’s Twelve Days of Giveaways show.  If you’re not familiar — it’s basically Oprah’s favorite things — spaced out...

FIERCE ANTICIPATION: The Magic Mike Edition

. a substitute blogumn by Michael Gutenplan Hi Boys and Girls. Ryan, from what I understand is somewhere in the mid Pacific trying to do what that young teenage girl couldn’t do… sail around the world… we’re all rooting for you Ryan! FIERCELY ANTICIPATING… My Show! Have you ever thought about...

FIERCE ANTICIPATION: The Michael Gutenplan Edition II

. a substitute blogumn by Michael Gutenplan It is rumored that Ryan Dixon is trekking to the South Pole, tracing the steps of famed explorer Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen. So in his absence I will be sharing with you the joys and occasional sorrows of a family vacation to Costa Rica and...

FIERCE ANTICIPATION: December 11-13

. a substitute blogumn by Michael Gutenplan Hello all.  I know you were expecting to read a blog from our dear friend Ryan Dixon but even the greats have to take a break now and then, so just like Joan Rivers filled in for Johnny, I’ll be filling in (yet again) for Ryan this week. This will...

Fierce Anticipation: New York! New York!

. a substitue blogumn by Michael Gutenplan Hello all!  This week I’m filling in for Mr. Ryan Dixon.  For those of you who don’t know, I’m a professional magician, work in TV, was born an Aries and love New York— especially Broadway.  So here’s a little article to hold you over...

FIERCE ANTICIPATION: August 21-23

. a subbing in by Michael Gutenplan [Ed. Note: Dear Ryan will be back next week, but meanwhile please enjoy Michael Gutenplan's tale of going to Vegas alone. Yes, alone! And show him lots of comment love.] You Should Fiercely Anticipate (This trip for yourself!) Las Vegas Las Vegas is an...