I’ve a SMILE on my Face

Posted by on Apr 26, 2010 | One Comment


It was another full weekend in Los Angeles. Friday night found me crashing out about 9:30pm with Betty for a much needed night of sleep. I know, the glamourous life of a Single Minded Woman in Los Angeles. Really tripping the life fantastic there!  I thought it would be hilarious right before bed to YouTube wolf howls for Betty to see if she reacted. Guess what? She did. Guess that else? Karma is a bitch and gave me a dose of my own medicine when Labrador and I were so terrifyingly awoken at 2am by the hoops and hollars of a pack of coyotes just outside the fence having taken down a kill. Not so funny. I guess I learned my lesson to not mess around with the noises of the things that go bump in the night.

We were up bright and early Saturday morning so I could take Betty our in the manner to which she’s accustomed, then get ready and get on the road for an 8am Social Media & Marketing Tech conference all day. Good times. Does this Duchess know how to party or what?! But it was fun and I ran across several great friends and colleagues there, not to mention learned a thing or two, so the sixth day of an early wake-up call was well worth it. Can I let you in on a little secret? One of my favorite things in the world is when people recognize me or just stop referring to me as Jill all around and yell, “Duchess.” The best part about this is that I’m getting used to and am starting to respond! What an awesome thing to have happening.

Marketing event complete, Betty and I took our usual weekend walk up to the Hollywood sign. Yes, I live within a stone’s throw of Lake Hollywood, the Hollywood sign and Lake Hollywood Estates. It’s one of the things I love most about my neighborhood and I plan on taking the Flip Cam out there soon to get some pictures for you all of how beautiful that walk/urban hike really is!

Then, and this is the part that gets really, really good – Saturday night the Aussie and I went to the Turner Classic Movie Film Festival. What for, I hear you wondering? Oh, nothing less than the all time greatest movie that I am madly in love with – Singin in the Rain!!

Isn't this great? A shower curtain inspired by my favorite Musical Movie - www.rolostore.com

Yes, the original Singin’ in the Rain on the big screen at the Egyptian Theater on Hollywood Blvd. Highlight of the weekend without a doubt!

A photo from inside the historic Egyptian Theater in Los Angeles. That's about my point-of-view too from Saturday night's screening of 'Singin in the Rain.'

I will admit there was a bit of mad panic and a very upset Duchess leading up to the film, but luckily my Aussie and I made it in (in fact we were literally the last two tickets TO make it in!) and it was such a great time. He hadn’t seen it before so it was fun to see it with someone new and shockingly he really liked it. I thought it may border on the nonsensical for him; he’s very intelligent and all the films he talks about seem to be quite gritty, serious and intellectual. Singin in the Rain is kind of the happy, go-lucky, dumb blonde of the film world *hmmm, like watcher – like movie?

In fact when we left he said, ‘I feel like I understand you in a whole new way after watching that.’

“Oh dear,” I thought to myself.

‘It was perfect. Very sweet, very fun, dancing, singing, laughter – it was everything a movie should be about.’

I’ll take it.

It was a good weekend.

Gene Kelly is just plain handsome in this film.

Gene Kelly is just plain handsome in this film!

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