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The Actress, Cross Dressing, and Elvis

23 Jan

My oldest daughter HB (7) has been apart of an amazing musical theater program for the past year. She takes her singing and acting quite seriously. Dramatic delivery is a part time job for the women in this family. Or so I’ve been told.

Her big show is coming up this weekend and lo and behold, she isn’t feeling completely confident because she doesn’t know all her lines. She’s panicking. Panicking in this pint sized Drama Queen is anything but pretty. When she panics, the house panics.

The crying, the tears, the hysterics began on Tuesday night. Our initial conversation went something like this:

HB: I’m freaking out! I don’t know all my lines and I feel so much pressure to do my homework and learn my lines and eat healthy and be a big sister!

Me: Calm down. We will learn your lines together. You are a wonderful actress, student and big sister. Everything will be fine.

HB: I am very worried. I want to do great at my show. I want to be a real actress. I don’t want to end up like that guy who wears a bra and panties in Hollywood and thinks that we actually BELIEVE that he’s a woman! That is bad acting. I don’t want to end up like that.
The same with the guy ACTING like Elvis, everyone knows Elvis is very old and dead!

There you have it folks. My 7 year old is terrified that she is going to end up like a cross dressing man that stands in front of Mann’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood and sings for tips. Raising kids in the city has perks and quirks, thinking this is definitely leaning towards the quirky side.

From the mouths of babes.



Celebrity Shelebrity

25 Oct

When you live around here it’s considered a major no-no to make a big deal about a celebrity sighting. There are major celebrities in my kid’s schools, on my kid’s soccer teams, and in their ballet/art/ karate classes.

If I ran over every time I spotted a star I would be an embarrassment to my kids and to myself. I will admit that there have been a few times where I thought I knew a Mom from baby class and I said Hi and then later realized she’s a regular on CSI or Law and Order, and I didn’t actually know her at all.
There are some people that I reserve the right to completely humiliate myself
and approach if I see them.

1. Madonna – Hello?! It’s Madonna! Gaga can wear meat dresses and Britney can dance with snakes. But there is only one Queen.
2. Mark Ruffalo – because we have a special connection. He doesn’t know it, but we do.
3. Catherine Zeta Jones – I don’t really need to talk to her. I just want to see her up close, I think she is stunning.
4. Zooey Deschanel – She has similar hair texture and style to mine. I want to know how she keeps her bangs from frizzing up or getting oily.
5. The Super Nanny (Jo) – because I need her to be a part of my life. She knows things I will never know. She is a child whisperer and as far as I’m concerned a legend in her own time.
6. Did I mention Mark Ruffalo?


Who do you go gaga for? Comments and questions always welcome :)

Brawling On Beverly

10 Jul

You would think that since we are paying top dollar to live in Beverly Hills that parking would be free. It is exactly the opposite, parking is insanely pricey and driving in the heart of Beverly Hills is painful. Our main street, Beverly Drive is lined on both sides by metered parking and I would guesstimate that there is about one spot for every 100 cars. At any given time you will find cars circling and circling vying for a golden space. If you are a tourist or new to the area and you don’t understand the rules of the road, you can pretty much forget parking anywhere near your destination. Add to the mix the double decker tourist buses, TMZ vans and newly licensed C230 drivers and you might as well walk if you live within 10 blocks of Beverly Drive.
There are a few unspoken rules around here in the 90210 that I thought might be good to know for any of thinking of visiting our lovely village this Summer
The first rule is, if you didn’t have your blinker on, then you didn’t want the spot. I don’t care how close you were to the spot, or how intently you were eyeing the spot, if your blinker wasn’t on then you aren’t getting the spot.
The second rule is, you cannot physically stand in a parking space to save it for a car. A local resident driving a Range Rover will run you right over, no questions asked.
Third, there is no point in trying to sweet talk the parking enforcement, it won’t work. Everyone in this town has money, every other woman is attractive and every third person is a celebrity. If you get a parking ticket just suck it up to the price of living in Beverly Hills and pay it.
Finally, all is fair in love, war and parking. I have learned that nobody and I mean nobody cares if I have a car full of small children that are starving and screaming. I have had grown men roll down their windows and call me names that I have never even heard before just because I took the parking spot that they wanted. It would not be unusual to enrage someone enough in a space war to return to your car to find your tires slashed.
When in doubt assume you will get a parking ticket, possibly towed and most definitely flipped off. That way you are not surprised when you come to town.


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