Monday, July 4, 2011

MECCA june 26 - 28

Its LA baby, L fn A!!!   haahahaha

so its Friday morning around 1030am and I make way to hotmail, and there in my junk mail is a re: congratulations"   well whatever right - so i roll over the message to check the address and wtf its from alliance, and I am thinking geez what did I apply for , and there it is in black and white- "you have won a trip to LA for the premier of Larry Crowne,   I think i sh#t my pants :)   so I had to reply to the email by noon, so I got crackin on that, and like 10 seconds later they were calling!!  A lovely lady by the name of Tori and she was laughing at me and I was making sure I wasnt being punk'd and then once I actually gave her my info and got the info  I called my  mom and had a lil freakout !!  LA , my mecca, I was actually going to LA, OMG!!!  well I had to find a travel companion - that was done then we had to sign waivers and wait for the confirmation - and we were set to leave Sunday June 26 6am!!!! and to top off all the fun the lovely Sandra used her points to fly and came with Sasha and I - perfect!!    Sasha has video of it all and I am looking forward to it cause I still dont believe that it did happen:)  anyhoodle so we land in LALAland and arrive at the Hollywood Roosevelt!!!!   the room wasnt ready so they said we could go by the pool, but there was an event going on and so it could be loud - that was an understatement - it was a playboy party ! hahaha   so there we are a midst all of Hollywoods upandcoming Hefners  , they really didnt have to do that for us !   so after  a few drinks the room is ready and off  we go to change and head out to the walk of fame and check things out.   While strolling the fame, I get a call from Will who says that he will send a car for us if we want and take us to an LAFilmFest movie and party !  it was Katie Holmes new one, then off ot the Yard for food and up to the after party for a bit of dancing:0  after that we checked out his Ritz Room and then we headed back to our loverly suite at the Roosevelt!  am I dreaming!!!    the next day I wake early and take a stroll outside on the stars to truly take it all in, I cant believe that I won this trip !!  the city was so quiet and cool but the day was gonna be hot!!   Then we got ready and went for  a walk to the beverly hills bus and found Rodeo Dr.   We found our way to Tiffanys and yes we actually had breakfast at Tiffanys, where we celebrated with a great brunch and then lo and behold they were filing a scene from Entourage right across at the Bev Wil Grand!!!!   could this get any better - well... yes :)
after our Rodeo stroll we made our way back and got a nice look at the Hollywood sign - with my own eyes !   Once back at the hotel, we meet up with Will who got a poolside suite and open bar and proceeded to have drinks and food as we lounged and chatted by the Roosevelt pool :)    A few hours later we had to get ready for the Larry Crowne premier.   Sasha and I got all red carpeted up and made way across the street , got our tickets and watched as the cast made their way thru the papparazzi &  interviews.  We chatted with  Julia Roberts chiropractor, shouted hello at Jenna Elfman and reunited with Danny Masterson.   After the party we went back to the room where Sandra and Will showed up all wet from the pool and dazzelingly drunk :)   but Sasha and I had a party to hit so we left them to their own devices or ... drinks.    There we are making way thru the partygoers finding the VIP area where cedric and Wilmar, Tom, Nia, Rita and others were chatting.  Food was abundant, drinks were flowing stars were sparkling.  I had a 'bobbyd' moment with Tom, introduced Sasha to Danny, clinked with Cedric and smacked Wilmars' butt, oh and I played up to all the 'fans' that were watching from an adjacent building!!  ahhaha funny  - So all in all it was a great nite :)
And then the next day we left , sadly, quietly we got up and relunctantly grabbed a car to the LAX.
Thru it all every once in a while Sasha would turn and say - this is so crazy -  and I to my dying breath I will reply - yes, yes it is -    it was amazing experience and couldnt have been any better - Many thanks to Will for being available and so very generous!  Cheers Hollywood !  and see ya soon.   

Saturday, April 16, 2011

2011 - just keeps on givin'er

So at the ring of the NYE bells I said that 2011 was going to be one great year, and so far it isn't letting me down.  Last night I was treated to a fantastic round of 'spirit'ed cocktails and unseen food - I do not have the right words to describe how amazing it really was - All I can say is that I truly am blessed with great friends and that everyone needs to eat at ONOIR!!!!!!
We celebrated the completion of our Rogers shows, the confirmation of its screening party and the offering of another project with Rogers.  
Its now been just over  a year since I have been back from my romp with the Olympics, and so much has just continued to be, and I have been loving it - I am starting to feel that pull of roots and the need for the next chapter, a possible introduction of adulthood  - Not sure what that all means but a few days ago while in a store surrounded by Easter stuff, I had a thought to get things for my friends kids and my internal voice said " no, I want to get it for my own".  interesting.  
So along with the tv show I am doing an online Ezine with some loverly creative ladies and producing a comedy night, and outlining10chapters for a book.  My website for my business is up and looking good - work itself if new and interesting and I am up for the challenge - so fingers crossed!
Alot of firsts and a friend is actually doing that for a whole year - 365 new things!!!!  such a great idea:)   did a  table reading - I want more of that !!     love love love the role of a producer, of brianstorming, creating,editing...... if only I had known about this as a job when I was in school :)
omg yeah hahahha got it in my head to kick up this weightloss/exercise thing a notch - hahahhah wasaga try-tri ! ahhahahahhah   5 months - so we shall see :) 


Friday, April 8, 2011


I honestly can't believe the date I just wrote....  it seems so crazy that that is the actual date and not a chapter in a futuristic spy novel I am writing!!

This year started off really great - filled with some of my fav friends and laughter and OREO's first segment was aired!!! 
So all that was a great indication that this year was just going to be amazing :) !!
And its really kept its momentum,  I am working in the field I want to be in, my heart hasn't been broken,  I haven't had to shovel much, I have been part of many creative projects including my first horror film and the gym is becoming a new friend.
Spring brought on a creative I have been toying with for many a moon - an online ezine by women for women !!   I give much praise and thanks to my fellow Swoopettes - you can read it at - Lots of great stuff inside by lots of great women.
Also try me out at  - a beany way to get back into your life :)
I really am trying to read more, and meditate.  Thats a definite goal :)
And coming up there will be a comedy showcase extravaganza produced and hosted by MarcoBeans - details are TBA.
I am so behind on the movies, I may have to take work off to catch up ! ha :)

til next time,

** Not knowing when the dawn will come, I open every door. - Emily Dickinson