“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? …Some dreams come true, some don’t, but keep on dreamin’—this is Hollywood! Always time to dream…” Ahh, the Pretty Woman quote for which my friend and I rewound the tape again and again (just so we could write it down and recite it word for word—why? because we were 12 and that’s what we did). And speaking of dreams, thanks to a late night check-in and and overbooked hotel, I got to get my dream on in a much larger space. Seriously, my new upgrade to firstclass was so big, it was a pity I was only to be there for about 8 hours (mind you, about half of them I was up packing and working)! I met a couple of my girls from school for brunch. We sat outside and people-watched. Yum. Strawberry covered waffles. The most decadent feast I’ve had yet. Ooh, except for maybe that mango cheesecake in Austin. They pointed out the famous people. But really, everyone seems rather beautiful and well-polished here, so I wouldn’t know one from the other! Then, my favorite quote of the day from my she-who-will-remain-anonymous media escort: “Oh my gosh, you’re so much cuter in real life than on your cover!” Umm, thanks? I mean, I guess it’s better than the other way around, right? Welcome to LA. But she didn’t stop there. She was so taken by my apparent superior in-the-flesh-cuteness that she felt it imperative to share it with everyone we met. Nothing makes anyone more uncomfortable than being forced to acknowledge someone’s level of attractiveness in front of afformentioned someone. Ooof. Moving on…met with the lovely producers and costars, Cathie and Steve of the DIY show Creative Juices. They are quite lovely in person, and were kind enough to mention my book on their blog. Cross-blog promotion, how delightful! Then I met Susan Beal, founding member of the Portland-based PDX Supercrafty and coauthor of SuperCrafty, the book! We chowed on some sweet potato fries and talked craft books and craft collectives other such delights.
[ Posted on March 30th, 2006 ]