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Hey Hollywood...

Monday was my first full day in L.A. and I think I squealed twice. Once, when I saw the Hollywood sign the first time out of my room window, and two, when I saw my first Pinkberry.

I woke up at 4:30 am, worked out, ate breakfast, worked on my laptop a bit and then had to go kick off the tradeshow we're out here for. Mid afternoon, walked around downtown a bit and had a Hollywood encounter: walked right through a shooting of 24! It was pretty exciting, but it didn't get a squeal because I don't watch that show. On the other hand, my mom squealed pretty high when I told her about it.

After a couple of more hours on the laptop, I met up with a sweet friend of mine from high school that lives here and he showed us around. We drove down Sunset, saw the official Beverly Hills sign, parked on Hollywood and walked around on the stars. We stood in front of the Chinese theatre, and saw a real red carpet. Unfortunately, it was being rolled away because we had just missed the world premier of Robin Williams' and John Travolta's new Disney movie. The security guys actually said they were still in the theatre watching the movie!

Then we had dinner at a local spot (the most wonderful buttersquash ravioli EVER!!!!) and we headed back to the hotel. I was out as soon as my head hit the pillow.


Stay tuned for tomorrow's post - had a real celebrity encounter today!!!!


  1. ooooooh how exciting!!!

    24?? Jack Bauer??? Oh.My.

  2. You saw the taping of "24"? Awesome!!! Did you see Jack? How are the "lights?"

  3. Sounds like you're having a blast! Can't wait to read the next post!

  4. Egads! Can't wait to hear which celebrity it was.

    And, as = beauty!

  5. I am so jealous right now! The only time I went to LA I was sequestered for two weeks for a stupid reality tv show that I didn't even get onto... and i literally couldn't leave my hotel room except for dr appts, and to eat.

  6. Did you get to try the most buzzed about Pinkberry?! Is it everything you imagined & more?


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