Baby J and I went to the L.A. premiere for the new movie Julie and Julia this afternoon with my friend Lauree (it was Lauree's third premiere so she knows the routine). The event was at Mann's Village Theater near UCLA - a fun, hipster spot to stand around waiting for movie stars to roll up in Audi clean diesel SUVs instead of limos.
We didn't get any autographs but Meryl and Amy Adams were right in front of me! I LOVE a good star sighting (I saw Conan in the airport in NYC and Robert Redford at Sundance, Utah).
Other stars are invited to the premieres for publicity - Yvonne Strahovski (the tall blonde looking down) aka Sarah from the TV show Chuck walked behind me on her way to willcall -D and I are big Chuck fans. I also saw Giada from FoodNetwork, some Office characters, and Alice from Twilight.
After seeing all the beautiful people I decided I need to practice walking in higher heels and try to be taller, thinner and tanner - just kidding :) I love L.A.
ps - D and Little S had a fun date night while I was away. They made english muffin pizzas, ate an artichoke per Little S's request and had fruit pizza for dessert. Then they played games on PBSkids.org. Tues morning Little S came in our room and when she realized I was back she told her daddy, "I want mommy to go away again so you and I can play together."