•March 31, 2012 • Leave a Comment


Ok, it’s 1:37am and I need to be in bed asleep as I have a big day of cheering for my Louisville Cardinals in tomorrows NCAA Final Four game against…… who?  Yeah, our ARCH RIVAL University of Kentucky!!!  Ahhh I still can’t believe it’s happening!!!

I’m like a little kid on Christmas Eve..  I’m so excited for tomorrow and I just can’t seem to will it to get here any more quickly.. but I can’t fall asleep either.

So I blog.

As a KY transplant to Los Angeles… the only way I can describe it to my LA friends in terms that they would understand is that it’s equivalent to the USC vs UCLA rivalry.  The all look at me like “calm down” when I go on about how big a deal this match up is, then I give that analogy and the lightbulb appears over their head and they’re like “Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh ok, I get it”

There have been all kinds of Facebook posts, Tweets, blogs, newspaper articles, broadcast news stories, etc about this game.  I’m ashamed to be so amused by this one… but I can’t help it, these two fans are hilarious!  They remind me of Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson in The Bucket List.  Take a look:

However, I will say that I agree with some Facebook posts I’ve seen from people who are a bit put off by some overzealous fans who take things a bit far…. beyond friendly competition (because frankly.. for many, it’s not friendly at all) and lose sight of the idea of making jokes and taking jabs “all in good fun.”   To me that’s the point of it all…. to be passionate for your team and to have FUN in all of this.

Don’t get me wrong… during actual game time , I’ll be serious as all get out and  screaming and carrying on, and really unhappy if Birdnation doesn’t emerge victorious… but life will go back to normal when I get back into my car.

What’s funny is that I wasto attending the University of Kentucky before deciding to head to Louisville.  I’d grown up and gone to high school in Northern KY and really didn’t have much allegiance to one over the other even though the rest of my high school seemed to graduate and migrate to UK in droves.   I’m not gonna lie…. it was all about the Benjamins.  Who was going to pay up.  Lol   I applied for scholarships to both schools, got a response from UK, had my bags halfway packed, then got a letter from UofL offering a little more cash so….. UofL it was!   …and no regrets!  I’m so glad I wound up in the Derby City.  It has been so good to me since the day I arrived and I’ve met (and kept) so many wonderful people in my life that I’d never have encountered had I not been there so I’m glad.

Blah, blah… anyway… I’m getting sleepy, must konk out so I can scream loudly tomorrow (er.. today)

Say it with me….. “Ahhhhhhh C!  A!  R!  D!  S!   CARRRRDDDSSS!!!!” 

‘Night all….  Dream red dreams  xox



The 2011 Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic – Wowww!

•January 3, 2012 • 3 Comments

I wanted to tell you all about an AMAZING event on an equally as amazing and beautiful day that I attended and absolutely LOOOVED.  It’s called the Veuve Cliquot Polo Classic ( held in Pacific Palisades.  It’s like the Kentucky Derby, equally as refined and fashionable, but more relaxed.  You’ve got the hats, fashion… and I was impressed with how the guys stepped it up and really brought it!  

Will Rogers State Historic Park, where the match takes place is beyond beautiful!  I was very happy to be surrounded by so much greenery!  I was feeling very much at home.

 The first match I’ve ever attended was in Melbourne, Australia in 2006 and right on the beach.  (Not sand polo or anything like that, just right by the beach. We could see the water.)  That was an amazing (and blissfully fashionable) event, as was this one AND they served these amazing passion fruit martinis with some sort of frothy top on them that I’ve not stopped thinking about since 2006.   Anyway…………..

Vueve Cliquot ***Cheers!

At this event though, it was Veuve Cliquot champaign that was flowing freely as this is their event.   That’s good stuff as well!   A friend who lives out here and had attended before called me to see if I was interested.  Being a KY girl, the combination of horses, fashion, champaign, a beautiful day and beautiful people dressed to the nines was RIGHT up my alley!

As we arrived, it was fun to watch the sea of people walking toward the area where you are shuttled to the actual grounds.   “Ooh look at that dress!” and “OOHHH I LOOOVE that one!”… and ladies… no shortage of super dapper gentlemen in seersucker suits and just otherwise bringing their A game.  This kind of thing is so fun!


Super cute

One surprise I was really really happy about…?   You know that gorgeous Argentine model for Ralph Lauren Black Label?  His name is Nacho Figueras.   GOR-geous…. and apparently a pretty darn good polo player too.  He’s captain of the Black Watch team who competed against the Veuve Cliquot team. 

Nacho Figueras... whew, mercy! (fanning myself)

In an interview found on the event’s website, Nacho says “To me, the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic is the revival of what polo used to be in the 20s and 30s; the real history and glamour of polo in Los Angeles.”  That it was!   I was loving the glamour and the fact that so many really got into it and some even dressed in 20’s and 30’s style attire..  especially some of the men in suspenders, caps and bow ties.  Too cute!

Playing badmitton in bow ties? Really? Kinda loved it.

I want this to be me one day. Super chic mama with her super cute, decked out little one at the event. 🙂

I will definitely be attending next year!!!



I don’t know what I was thinking but I completely forgot to include some other photos from the day.   Enjoy….

Match in progressScoreboard


Actress Zoe Saldana came to watch. (Just watched her in the movie "Columbiana" which was really good.)The Hills' Lauren Conrad and Lo Bosworth attended

Actress Jamie King (Currently plays Lemon Breeland on The CW's "Hart of Dixie".. love that show!)

Actress Sanaa Lathan (of "Love & Basketball", "Alien vs Predator", "Something New" and more.)


Enjoying the day


Great music set the tone for the beautiful day and beautiful people.


Stomping the divots at halftime (just like in the movie Pretty Woman.) Found this lil bit for ya online... " Divot stomping is a long standing tradition at half-time. Spectators wander all over the field stomping down the torn up turf. It's fun and you can meet great people just wandering the field. Even at high goal tournaments the players often walk divots to keep limber at the half, and often they take breaks or change ponies close to the stands."


More divot stomping


Up close and personal with an actual divot.


At the end of the match, the players ride their horses past the spectators to say hello and give high fives... pretty cool, and the horses (and some of the players) are beautiful.


Yes! Got a shot of Nacho as he rode off into the sunset! It was a tough decision to make in a spit second, as to whether I wanted to take the picture or shake is hand more... truly 50/50. 😉


Welcome 2012.. May it be our best year yet!

•January 2, 2012 • Leave a Comment


I’d like to sincerely wish all of you happiness, success and all of your hearts desires in 2012!

The last part of 2011 was a whirlwind for me with so many new experiences, challenges and a few successes too.  I landed my first few commercial gigs in LA, I met some interesting people, I lost someone back at home in KY who I thought so highly of and it was really tough to not be able to be there to pay my respects…  There was just a lot of new experiences across the board.

I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions because there wasn’t anything that was “new” that I wanted to put into place.  Anything that I would’ve resolved for 2012, I’ve already been thinking about and working on.. starting in 2011 or before so I guess I can call it a New Year’s “Pressing On”..  🙂

Have a great one everyone and talk soon!


***Happy 2012!!!***


Giving many thanks…

•November 24, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Today, Thanksgiving Day 2011… my Facebook status update reads: 

“It’s been a year of growth, transition, new experiences, double edged swords, self discovery, clarity in some areas and clear as mud in others. I’m very thankful for all of it. I’m thankful for a close knit family who has always supported and loved me and taught me to “figure it out.” I’m thankful for friends who feel like blood relatives and support me the same way. I’m very RICH! Happy Thanksgiving everyone and be safe!!!”

I’m very pensive and reflective at the moment, but also reminding myself to be that everyday.  I am that a good majority of the time actually, but I think it should be daily… even days when I’m on the run and one things bleeds over into the next, and it’s super busy and the day gets away from us and so on and so forth.  I want to remember every single day, all the things I have to be grateful for.  I want to reflect on the highs and lows, what lead to them, how I reacted to them, and what the outcome of my reaction was.  I want to do this so that nothing happens for nothing.  Good or bad, I want to have learned from it….  What to do and what not to do.

I’m just thinking out loud right now.

I’m thankful to God for being the one true constant, unchanging thing in our lives.   Ha – I’m thankful to Him for listening when I ramble on, asking questions, trying different things, trying to figure them out.   I’m thankful for yesterday, today and tomorrow.   They say tomorrow is not promised, which is true however, I read in something emailed to me by a friend today (paraphrased) “You can always plan the celebration ahead for increase, for restoration, for victory.”

The prayer at the end of it read: “Heavenly Father, I give you thanks and praise today for the promise of victory.  Give me Your vision for the futre so that I can move confidently into the abundant life You have for me in Jesus’ name.  Amen.”

I have to run now because the Thanksgiving guests have just arrived and I’m STARVING!    Have a beautiful, HAPPY and blessed Thanksgiving!





NashVegas Baby! 45th annual CMA’s and a whole lot of horseplay.

•November 17, 2011 • 2 Comments
Just landed back on LA soil after spending a few days last week in cozy, comfy Nashville, TN.  I was working the red carpet for two events kicking off the 2011 Country Music Awards.  

2011 Country Music Awards

The first of the two events was the Style Icon Music & Style Gifting Lounge founded by entrepreneur, Andre Wilson .  While the gifting suite began in May, 2010 at the Kentucky Derby and traveled to the 2011 Superbowl in Dallas, this was its inaugural event in Nashville for the CMAs.  Andre began these gifting suites at the Kentucky Derby because up to that point, there had been no place for the celebs that flock to town during the Derby to collect their free “swag” like they do at every other major event ( celebs need free stuff, right?  but it’s great advertisement for the vendors that are showcased in the suite.)  Following that, he began making plans to take his suite to large events in major cities around the country and make it a staple.  Celebs walk into a beautiful, swanky lounge where they’re served Mimosas, led around to the various vendors and introduced to all kinds of products and services and sent home with the goods.  They love it, the vendors love it….  I love interviewing them on the way out…  it’s great!  Everyone is really having a great time and many wind up sticking around once they’re done, and hanging out to sip their Mimosas and chat with other visitors to the suite. 

I enjoyed singer Pam Tillis. Very sweet lady.

Andre Wilson greeting country duo Montgomer Gentry to the Music & Style lounge. (Sorry about the blur, I was on the move.)

 The Kentucky Derby Prelude Party  founded by entrepreneurs and sisters, Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day, debuted in Jan., 2010 in Los Angeles.  This was its inaugural presence in Nashville for the CMAs as well.  The purpose of the Derby Prelude Party, as we call it, is to take the Kentucky Derby straight to the celebs and overwhelm them with Southern charm, enticing them to come back to Louisville, KY in May for the Derby Eve Bash that the York sisters put on and the Kentucky Derby races at Churchill Downs.  I can tell you that it is a hit with these celebs when they walk into what is basically a transplanted, out of season Derby Party and get a taste of what it’s like to be in Louisville, KY that first week in May each year.  Mint Juleps are served, models meander around in gorgeous dresses and hats like what you would see on Derby Day, and there’s just that whole atmosphere of warmth and commeraderie that’s often referred to simply as Southern Hospitality.  They eat it up.  They love it. We love it.  It’s awesome.

Hilary Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, Jr. visited the Derby Prelude Party.

Tammy York Day and Tonya York Dees with Richard Stevens of Cigna, one of the event's major sponsors.


I was thrilled to have the opportunity to work again with these individuals who are so passionate about what they do, as well about the benefitting charity for both events, Blessings In A Backpack (  I have such a good time doing what I do, interviewing and getting to know guests on the tv shows, events, red carpets, etc that I’m involved with.  I used to think that if you were having that much fun working you weren’t taking it seriously enough.  I was so wrong!  I just hadn’t found the right “thing” yet.  I feel blessed that I get to do this, that people trust me to represent them and their interests, to do my part to keep their event or broadcast running smoothly and keep people engaged, to have things memorized, or to just ad lib and wing it if that’s what they want.  I love it all.  You just can’t beat it (or, well… I can’t anyway. *Grinning*)

Also deserving much praise is an amazing group of staff and volunteers, many of which lend their talents and assistance to both events (which means a lot of work and little sleep) that really are the backbone and pull everything together.  You all know who you are and THANK YOU for all that you do! 

*****So for a quick synopsis of the weekend with all the silly details…*****

Sunday – 7am flight (UGHH!) out of LA but at least it was a direct flight.  I’m completely in my “prepping for the gig” mode and continuing to read everything possible about anyone who’s confirmed to show up or may just drop in at the events.  I wanted to continue reading on the flight but I was knocked out 15 minutes in and slept the entire way.  Love that I can do that!

Arrive in Nashville, and a friend and event volunteer picks me up.  Neither of our gps-es (okay, how in the world do you spell the plural of gps??) Anyway, neither of them are making any sense, so it takes us much longer than it should to find our way to Hotel Indigo.  Before checking in, we stop a couple blocks down at Blackstone Restaurant & Brewpub for a bite.   If you ever visit this place, I’m telling you… order a do it yourself brick oven pizza with sun-dried tomatoes and goat cheese.  Uh-maazing!

Sunday night spot #1 - Hotel Indigo,

So my plan was to get in my pj’s way early, relax, gear up for Monday and read my stuff…………….THEN everyone else arrived and they weren’t havin’ it.  Haha..  I’m sometimes baffled that of the group of people that I’m with at the time, I’M the one that’s acting like a granny.  Lol  There was no arguing with them so I wound up at the Indigo Hotel bar with staff, volunteers, new acquaintances, old ones, etc and we had a great time.   Eventually we wandered across the street to the Hutton Hotel bar/lounge which I really really liked.  Very swank-ayyy.    😉

Sunday night spot #2 - The Hutton Hotel,

Finally , everyone did poop out so we turned in in order to be on like Donkey Kong in the morning.

Monday – Up and at em!  Not much sleep and gotta get a camera ready game face on.  Bring it!  (and some coffee, Visene and eye de-puff stuff please) Lol.     We arrive at aVenue where the Style Icon gifting suite is held.  It’s pronounced Avenue..which I thought was very cute and clever… get it? “a venue”…. “avenue”…  you get it.   It looks great.. very cozy, warm and welcoming.  Live music is performed, Mimosas are served and vendors are scurrying around getting their booths set up.  I’m shown to my “territory” which is an exit interview lounge set up at the end of the path through the suite where I can interview celebs about their experience there.    

Admittedly, I don’t have much country music on my iPod playlist (or any? Maybe a few crossover songs), however… that’s what I was reading up on prior to the event.  Preparation is key.  So the first celeb to sit down on my couch was Cowboy Troy.  Nice guy!  Over the course of the two day suite and the Derby Prelude Party, I also interviewed country artists Grace Potter, Pam Tillis (sweet lady), The McClymonts, an absolutely adorable Aussie sister trio (who actually wound up winning a CMA for best Global Country Artist), Chad Warrix (a KY native), Montgomery Gentry, current and former Tennessee Titans Eddie George, Robert Johnson and many others.

Heisman trophy winner and former Tennesee Titans running back Eddie George arrives at the Music and Style lounge. He was also an honorary co-host later that evening at the Derby Prelude Party.


Interviewing Eddie


Cowboy Troy arrives at the Music & Style LoungeSinger Grace Potter shows her support of Blessings In A Backpack

As it was approaching time for the suite to wrap up, in swoosh Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day (they don’t walk, they SWOOSH everywhere they go, Lol) and like a time lapse video… the transition of aVenue from a gifting suite to a cocktail party/fundraiser veneue began.  People were EVERYWHERE taking things down, putting things up, milling around, lighting this, rearranging that.  It looked like the cartoons we used to watch as kids of the elves scurrying around at the North Pole on Christmas Eve.  My job at this moment however, was to head back to the hotel and do a quick change/regroup, get my “Derby Prelude Party” brain on and get back to the spot for red carpet interviews.  I was on auto pilot but I got it done!  😉 

Models clad in party dresses, hats and fascinators added to the KY Derby ambiance. Lovely!

By the time I got back, the place had been transformed and dimmed into a swanky soiree scene and the party was about to be on!  I run straight to my camera guy (because that’s what you do….  as a host, you and your camera guy are attached at the hip) and take my place on the red carpet.  I was starting to mic myself (which means squatting a little and fishing the microphone cord up my dress from the bottom and pulling it out of the top with my back turned to the crowd, trying to look inconspicuous but graceful to any who may notice and wonder what the heck I’m doing) Anyway, so I’m mic-ing myself when the first guests started to make their way toward me.  Here we goooo…   it’s SO fun!  Many of our guests at the gifting suite that afternoon, were back for more of us KY peeps.  We also met new friends like singer Chad Warrix, Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas, and Hilary Williams, daughter of Hank Williams, Jr.

The McClymonts arrive at the KY Derby Prelude Party. The Aussie trio and siblings won the 2011 CMA Global Country Artist award.

Tennesse Titans kicker Rob Bironas, Tonya York Dees, and country/southern rock artist Chad Warrix.

A little horseplay on the red carpet. Get it... KY Derby? "Horse" play... You get it. Lol

And as the party dwindled down to just handful left…


Tennessee Titans cheerleaders


As the party carried on.... things got silly and even more fun. Here, Andre Wilson and I channel our inner Fly Girl and break dancer.


*Worn out*


And as the party dwindled down to a final few (that’d be us) Andre kept it goin.  Lol! Take a look… it’s quick, and dimly lit, but funny.

What a day and night!  All of the guests seemed to really enjoy themselves and appreciate the hospitality at both events… and Tweeted about it when they left!  Woo hoo!

 Tuesday –  Up and at em!  We’re all on auto pilot after working the suite all day on Monday, quick changing and working the party on Monday night.  (And by working I mean working… and playing… working hard, playing hard, laughing hard, dancing hard… you get the picture.)    Day two of the suite was a great success as well and we couldn’t have been more pleased.

Now…….   I had been alllll excited about Tuesday night being the night that no one had anything to do the next day but, check out of the hotel and head back home so I THOUGHT it was going to be a TON of fun, right?  NOT so much.   Admittedly, I was exhausted, like everyone else by 5pm but since we were heading out to experience Nashville nightlife later, I opted to skip dinner and take a nap.   “You all wake me when you’re done with dinner and I’ll come meet you” I said.   Well… my intended 2 hour nap turned into 4 hours and I woke up to ZERO missed calls!  What the!??   Where is everyone??  Why didn’t they call and wake me?  They’re livin’ it up without me.  😦      I texted everyone and knew there was some shaaade involved when NO one texted back for a few minutes.  Mmm hmmm… they’re all deliberating on who’s going to text back and say what.  Lol      I’m thinking they’re out having fun without me and they’re wrapping up dinner, falling asleep in their food and now I’M bright eyed and bushy tailed … ready to go!   Ahh MAN!  :-/    Seriously?    I couldn’t get one of them to rally.  They were like “Sorry girrrl… we’re done.”     If I’d known that I’d have just napped in my food at dinner like everyone else.  At least we would’ve been toGETHER. Ha.   So I sat in the lobby of the hotel all night reading magazines while everyone crashed…. because I was now wide awake with nowhere to go.

Booooooo!    Next year guys… Next year you owe me!   😉

Hey there are still more videos and photos of these events floating around out there that I haven’t seen just yet, so check back as I’ll probably be adding to this post.

Holler atchall later… xox



2 free checked bags and Zebras In Public … woop woop, cuz Belle needs her boots!

•October 24, 2011 • Leave a Comment
First let me say “I’m sooorry” I haven’t posted in awhile.  Bad bad bad bloggette!   I’ve been having issues with uploading photos and video that I wanted to include in my posts, from my Android to my laptop.  (Booo!  I’m increasingly unimpressed with the Droid.)   Luckily, I’ve been carrying a regular camera around as well so I still have a few things to show you.  😉
So I took a trip home to KY a few weeks ago which was sooo fun!  I didn’t expect to head back so soon after my move however… my brother’s Cincinnati/Northern KY based band Zebras In Public ( was booked to play Hard Rock Cafe in Louisville.  This was goin’ down the same week as his birthday and my mom’s birthday so … I just couldn’t not be there.    I’m so proud of these guys… they’re so passionate about their music and work so hard.   It’s hard to describe their sound, but I will call it “Rock & Soul.”  Imagine John Legend singing in a rock band.  That’s sort of what they sound like.  They’re really good and I see them rockin’ the big stages one day soon, but THIS was a big deal..  and they did not disappoint !  Louisville loved ’em!

Zebras In Public (

My lil bro in action. Rockin' out.. Ha!

So proud of Justin and the band.

Another sidebar reason to head home, was because after some quick math… I realized that Southwest Airline’s 2 free checked bags policy was a no brainer for me to get my boots, sweaters and sweatshirts out here instead of having my mom ship the remaining boxes I had taped up and ready to go from her house.  Saved a chunk of money that way.  The airfare was the same amount that it would’ve cost me to ship the rest of the boxes so I basically got to bring the stuff back with me for free.   Girl’s gotta have her boots out here! ..especially so close to the beach!  I knew that it was cooler in the beach towns, especially at night… I know that, I get that…  but I had NO idea how cold it could actually get!  I was digging boots out of the tombs that I’d put them in just before I moved, thinking that I’d never need them in CA.   The big heavy ones… and this is good because I was a little sad when I thought I’d have no use for my big lace up Uggs out here, or my hairy (not furry, but hairy.. I brush them) black super cozy boots.   So yayyy!

Never ever would've thought I'd want my "monster Uggs" in Cali, however when running errands at night in Manhattan, Hermosa and Redondo beaches... these are right on time. I just don't need the trapper hat that I wore with them back in KY.


Seriously cozy... Must be brushed after wearing.

So there were several things on my itinerary this trip, some were events involving “getting ready, fluffing, “what am I wearing”, etc and others were completely chill nights in pyjamas, like hanging at my girl Taunya’s house for vino, noshing, yacking and television …and of course laughing at and with her hilarious three daughters.   It was a Thursday night so my show “Vampire Diaries” was on… perrrFECT.   And look what I found on my way to her house… again, perrrFECT!  😉

What else are you going to wash down cake pops with when watching Vampire Diaries?


It was perfect timing and perfect Fall weather for my trip because I was able to catch the St. James Art Fair!  For those who are not familiar, the St. James Art Fair ( held in Louisville, KY each year during the first week of October, it is an outdoor arts and crafts show nestled in the beautiful Old Louisville neighborhood (between the University of Louisville campus and downtown Louisville.)  It’s always a lot of fun and I love the history and architecture characteristic of this neighborhood.    St. James Court, which is the center of the activity, is so awesome.   Beautiful Victorian homes sit on a large court surrounding a beautiful fountain…   I just love it.

Me and my girl Taunya enjoying St. James and beautiful Fall weather


St. James Court fountain

Browsers at St. James

You always have to get the fountain shot

My friend John just moved into a beau-ti-ful condo overlooking St. James Court and had a great open house party throughout the course of the St. James weekend.

I mentioned the old, beautiful Victorian homes that are to be found in the Old Louisville neighborhood.  It’s one of the things about KY that I will miss seeing.  I snapped a few shots as we walked through the neighborhood on our way back to the car.

Old Louisville home


Love it.Another


Aren't they great?

I also had to hit UofL vs MARSHALL football

We lost (17-13)   :((     but it was AWESOME football weather and fraternizing!!!

I still love my Cards though

After I spent time in Louisville visiting with friends, I headed Northern KY to spend time with the family.  Sadly, this was the second leg of my trip and I’d forgotten my camera battery charger (which I need because this stupid Android doesn’t have a flash on the camera) so I couldn’t get any good photos during that time.  :((     It wouldn’t be right to leave them out of this post, so I’ll just add this photo from the ZIP show in Louisville (the fam had driven down to Louisville for that.) 😉

Mother, father, sister, brother

Have a fantastic week ahead everyone!

The LA Bizzle…? Yeahhh (Lol)

•September 28, 2011 • Leave a Comment

Jamie Foxx on the turntables

Snoop Dogg

Well, there are all kinds of things that I expect will be going on in my new LA life… and the key is balance.   There will be business… there will be social.  There will be laid back, suburbia/beach town life (it’s nice to lay my head down in a quiet area)… and there will be Hollywood (it’s fun to be close to the excitement too!)   My focus right now is business and trying to plant seeds and develop relationships, however… by nature I am a super social bug and so fun seems to find me every time. 

That said, I spent last week taking care of business… and then…. let me tell you about my impromtu Saturday night.  LOL.. 

I wound up going to a very big party at Jamie Foxx’s house (is that really how it’s spelled on his birth certificate I wonder?)  It was a fantastic party…. absolutely beautiful house and grounds, a glowing pool with the steam rolling off the top, you know.. the kind of thing you see in a P. Diddy video, food everywhere, open bar, a great deejay, and even a MARIACHI BAND??  Lol! .. but that’s not the best part (or what I hope turns out to be the best part anyway.)   At one point while Mr. Foxx is on the turntables (playing old school hip hop songs I hadn’t heard in forevvverr, it was great!), acting crazy and having a good time, then he’s shouts “Snoops in the house.”  (Believe it or not, there’s a business aspect to this Hollywood tale…it’s coming…)

Long story short, Mr. Broadus (that’s Snoop, aka Snoop Dogg, aka Snoop D-O-double-Geezy) is very gracious and allowed me to introduce myself in the midst of all the fandom that was happening around us.  Of course, I knew I had to talk quickly because the sea of people wanting his attention was not patient.  My goal was to blurt out as much as I could to tell him about the KENTUCKY DERBY, and invite him to that as well as the black tie event that my friends Tonya York Dees and Tammy York Day put on each year on Derby Eve.  (KY Derby is always the first Saturday in May.)

I said to Snoop “You MUST come to the KY Derby and the black tie event that I help out with!” and in his famous, sloooow, chilllll gangsta drawl, he says “Yeahhhh” and just kind of nods his head as if in deep thought.  Lol (I know what you’re thinking…  “That’s not deep thought Julie, that’s deep ganja… Mary Jane… or cataract meds.  I can’t speculate.. I didn’t see what this man was doing prior to my meeting him and I didn’t care.  I just want to get him to KY in May, 2012.) Then suddenly he blurts out “Bluegrassss” and I’m like “Yes!” and then he’s like “Sea Biscuit” and I cracked up and said “Yes! Yes! Who do I email to get you an invitation to all of this?” and he says “I’d rather give you a direct line to my manager”  JACKPOT!  or I hope it is.  So far his managers voice mailbox has been full full full, of course.  :-/    but I will keep trying.  I can’t believe Snoop’s not been to the Derby but I’m going to try my best to get him there!  He’ll thank me for it!

I would have a photo to show you of myself and the Dogg Father but my supposedly best of the best Android does not have a flash so it didn’t turn out.  >:(((  How can a “smart” phone even be made after 2010 that doesn’t have a flash on the camera??  That’s not going to work now that I’m a “blogette”  Lol..    I will have to invest in something else.

On a closing, random and completely unrelated note – I saw previews for the new series HEART OF DIXIE that will premier in November I believe.  I should watch this.  I’m curious to see how accurate their depiction of the South is… even if I come from a place that is often debated as to whether it’s the South or the Mid-West.   I will know any inaccuracies if I see them.  😉

Until next time…


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