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May. 3rd, 2006

I'm back from my awesome trip to L.A.! Had a terrific time with austin360, tlbelle, bgirlla, kelbelle, and softeranswer. Man, that's a lot of peeps!

The Over the Hedge premiere was fun, although there were no up-close-and-personal encounters with any celebs, and Allison Janney didn't even show up. But we actually stood on the red carpet! We stood out in front of the theater for a while before the movie started and watched the celebs disembark from their limos and disappear down the long press line. This afforded us distant glimpses of Bruce Willis, Steve Carell, Nick Nolte, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, Avril Lavigne, Larry King, Mark Burnett and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Then the people near us started exclaiming because Tracey Gold was standing right next to us. There was also a guy loitering nearby that I was certain was somebody (although austin360 insisted he wasn't or else he wouldn't be standing over by us) and later realized was Billy Ray Cyrus. Also, at some point one of the guys we were with apparently got an inadvertent flash of Scout Willis' boob thanks to a regretable wardrobe malfunction.

The movie itself was cute. Steve Carell and William Shatner's characters were especially funny. But the best part was that when the credits rolled everyone stayed to watch and as various names scrolled by there would be pockets of whooping and applause around the theater as their friends and families cheered for them. Then we filed out into the lobby where Bruce Willis was posing for pictures with various people and their kids. We also spotted Steven Spielberg in the crowd, and he ended up following us outside. Which was weird because everyone behind the barricades suddenly starting waving and screaming "Mr. Spielberg! Mr. Spielberg!" and I turned around and he was standing like two yards away from me with a bunch of his kids. Then Wanda Sykes walked by and the people we were with asked her to pose for pictures with them. Also, Catherine O'Hara practically elbowed past me in the crowd. As we were leaving austin360 pointed at someone and said, "Hey, there's that guy from Earl!" And I got all excited, thinking she meant Jason Lee or even Ethan Suplee, but it was actually Eddie Steeples, aka Crabman, which was pretty cool, too. And a few minutes later we discovered that he'd parked in the same lot as us, as he and his family walked right us on the way to their car (a black Toyota Prius in case anyone cared). The urge to call out, "Hey, Crabman!" was almost overwhelming, but I resisted.

We topped off the visit at bgirlla's apartment, watching the penultimate episode of The West Wing, which happened to be the Most. Boring. Episode. Ever. But the preview for the finale was awesome and made us all sniffly and we rewound it like four times and then watched "Five Votes Down," for old times sake.

And then poor austin360 came home and discovered she has shingles, poor thing. And has to take VD medicine, which is actually kind of awesome (I told her now she has something in common with Veronica Mars, but for some reason she didn't laugh). And thank god I've already had the chicken pox, because guess who was rubbing ointment on her rash all weekend?

My back, by the way? Still hella sore, but slowly getting better.

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austin360
May. 3rd, 2006 06:20 pm (UTC)
Sus, I love you. A true friend rubs cortisone cream on their friend's back. You are the absolute greatest. *hugs you*

KK said she'd send that pic of us on the red carpet, but I haven't seen it yet. Will send to you when I get it.
mikijean
May. 3rd, 2006 08:02 pm (UTC)
I was going to get all excited that you saw Steve Carrell and turned down the opportunity to trip Spielberg, but you saw Crabman?!?! Best. Celebrity. Sighting. Ever.

(I told her now she has something in common with Veronica Mars, but for some reason she didn't laugh).

It took me a long time to decide if the "shingles" in "Shingles is not a flower!" should be singular or plural. ;)

Hope your back is getting better and better!
austin360
May. 3rd, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
Crabman smokes with the WINDOWS UP AND HIS BABIES IN THE CAR! Sus and I were very disappointed. Cute kids, though.

alanao
May. 3rd, 2006 08:18 pm (UTC)
Why does that surprise you? He's the Crabman, he's a method actor.
mikijean
May. 3rd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
No! I don't believe you! Lalalalalalalala. :fingers in ears: (did the kids have great hair?) :fingers back in ears)

Although I took the warning from y'all and didn't even bother watching TWW, I join the faboo alano in hoping you were home and rested in time to watch Veronica and find out why her Valtrex mattered. Good times.
austin360
May. 3rd, 2006 08:36 pm (UTC)
My mom was all, "See? That's why you never keep things from your parents!" As if I'm ever going to be in courtroom with someone asking me if I have herpes.

Veronica Mars forever.
mikijean
May. 3rd, 2006 08:50 pm (UTC)
"And isn't it true, *Miss*, that you recently completed a course of treatment for...*shingles*???" You never know.

I demand a spinoff starring Weevil, Beaver, and Mac. Called exactly that, now that I think about it.
austin360
May. 3rd, 2006 08:51 pm (UTC)
"A Spinoff Starring Weevil, Beaver, and Mac"? That'd be pretty great.
mikijean
May. 3rd, 2006 09:39 pm (UTC)
*thwap* Just called "Weevil, Beaver, and Mac," Missy. With pithy theme song by, oh, The Arcade Fire or someone. Also, Cliff needs to come with them, although his name doesn't fit in the title so well.
austin360
May. 3rd, 2006 10:05 pm (UTC)
I'd tune in for that. Especially with Cliff. As long as there's no Duncan Kane, I'm down with it.
alanao
May. 4th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC)
Word. Duncan's lame. I wonder if Weevil will go to university with our heros? Hee.

But am I right in suggesting that Beaver probably played little league with the Sharks and Woody touched him in his special places and that's why he can't love Mac the way she should be loved?

Anyone? Anyone?
alanao
May. 3rd, 2006 08:16 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, you saw the Crabman! I totally would have yelled out "Hey Crabman!" several times. Whenever I've seen the trailer for Akeelah & the Bee (which he's in, and I've seen several times, cause Starbucks is in crazy Akeelah promo mode) I go "Hey Crabman!" and my co-workers think I'm crazy and they go back to trying to spell "prestidigitation".

I thought about you guys during WW, it blew. It totally blew. Where the hell is Toby? And then during Veronica Mars I was like "I hope they're home to watch this, this is good time."

I hope your back feels better and I hope you don't get VD from poor austin.
austin360
May. 3rd, 2006 08:35 pm (UTC)
She won't get VD from me. She's not a whore. Believe me, I've tried...

West Wing blew.
alanao
May. 3rd, 2006 09:03 pm (UTC)
I was thinking of the George/Alex locker room fight on GA... "You gave me syphillis!" Hee.

West Wing was the suck. I didn't even see the preview for next week. Stupid John Wells.
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