My daughter and I recently attended the LA Women’s Expo. It had a lot of vendors and celebrity speakers. We were part of the vendor club – if anyone was confused. It was a pretty cool event. We could listen to each celebrity and walk up to them, ask questions, and take pictures. Each one of them had something they were trying to sell or promote, mostly books or a skin care line. After pictures they would go to their booths and “work” a little.
Holly Robinson Peete was fantastic – super personable and down to earth. Regis was funny and shorter than I thought he would be. Another person that stood out as nice and “real” was Tia Mowry – Sister Sister for any of you guys that remember that show. I even smacked into Dog the Bounty Hunter as I was walking around. Bottom line, very fun and interactive event with some celebrities.
Here is what brings me to my blog today. My daughter and I were walking around and saw Deidre Hall, aka Marlena Evans from Days of Our Lives. I used to watch this show when I was in college and thought it was cool to see her at the Expo. Marlena was behind her booth selling her skincare line. I told my daughter, “Look, there is Marlena! I want to get a picture of her.” So we stopped and I got this picture –
I was totally happy with my picture and this is what happened next – Marlena gave me serious attitude. She put up her hand and said “Do NOT do that!” I looked behind me ( like all the cool kids do in situations like that) then said “Me?” and she just shook her head like a very disapproving teacher. I was ready for her to spin her head all the way around and levitate like she did on Days when she was possessed by the devil. YIKES! My daughter and I walked away and we both were embarrassed. We were still walking and talking about how weird and awkward that was when I looked at the picture I had taken. I must have snapped another one just as she scolded me for taking her picture. Here it is –
THEN we started to laugh! Sometimes my timing is PERFECT.
Here is a clip of the great possession of Marlena Evans (1995) that I totally remember watching on my lunch break at school. Enjoy.
Just got hooked up on Pinterest and thought I would share a couple of funny/cool things I have discovered.
How about this for a prank? I WISH I would have seen while living in the dorm.
This is really cool. Just keep looking at the guy – trust me, it works.
We have a baby bunny running around in our house. Yes, I know, what perfect time with the easter bunny. Last week “Hopper,” as we call him, got in. My husband has another name for him but I can not type it for fear of getting kicked off the family blog! The above picture is exactly what Hopper looks like. Incredibly cute and adorable. The bad part about this cute cuddly story is that we can not catch him. He is so fast and can squeeze in the tiniest holes. Right when we think we can catch him, he gets away. The kids and I are determined to make a clean catch and place him safely outside. We will.
Hopper can climb up on things too. I have woken up and seen him standing on the arm rest of a chair we have in our bedroom. Crazy. I never thought bunnies could crawl up things. If he hopped, it is at least 2 feet. Don’t know. All I really know is that he can go anywhere! Here is the funny part of the story. On Easter morning, (I know, I know…), my husband woke up super fast and shot right up. Hopper had run across his face while he was sleeping. HA!!! Now how many of you can say you were woken up by a real bunny on Easter morning!
Now, I am afraid that my husband sees this guy instead of our cute, adorable Hopper!
When is the right time to let your son/daughter go into the bathroom alone? I think of this every-single-time as I drag my embarrassed 8-year-old into the restroom with me. Occasionally, I will let him go into the men’s but ONLY if we are in a nice place that is not busy. AND the kicker (or complete psycho mom in me) is that I stand outside the men’s restroom waiting and waiting. Time is pretty much still until he walks out without a care in the world. Little does he know that his mom has been standing outside like a crazy lady looking at every single man walk out and totally sizing them up. I am sure they look at me and immediately think, “They let anyone in this place.”
What would you think if you were walking out of the bathroom and got welcomed by this lovely mug?