Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Hollywood, Harry Potter and an Award

Last weekend I took a much needed vacation and went to see my amazing friend Julie in California (she callously moved away a few months ago, but I’ve since forgiven her enough to come visit). She planned all sorts of amazing activities, including a viewing of her wonderful superhero themed play – where she amazed me by using one of the superhero alter egos I created for my current manuscript for her own villainess character – a trip to the most delicious bakery I’ve ever been to, a tour of the Kodak Theater, and best of all, we went to Grauman’s Chinese Theater to check out famous celebrity handprints!

It was amazing. We ran around ooh-ing and ahh-ing over Hollywood’s finest. Of course I was thrilled when I came across Star Wars and got to check out the “footprints” of C3PO, R2D2 and one of the best villains of all time, Darth Vadar! Sadly Julie is not a Star Wars fan (something her husband and I are doing our best to rectify), but we BOTH squealed like little girls when we found the Harry Potter crew. Not to sound like a total fan girl, but it was a serious highlight. And for the record, whoever decided that along with their hand and footprints, the three Harry Potter stars would also make impressions of their wands was genius. I may be in my twenties, but I haven’t lost my childish enthusiasm for things like that. And I’m not ashamed to admit that I wasn't going to leave without getting a picture. Check them out:

 Not the best picture I've ever taken, but here's R2, C3PO and Darth Vadar.

Harry Potter hands, feet, and wands!!!

Yup, I did it. I took one of these ridiculous tourist pictures. And I'm not ashamed. 


I’d also like to thank Cassie Mae for presenting me with the Smart Cookie Blog Award. It was such a – haha – treat! I’m not sure what the rules are for passing it along, so I’m just going to award it to a two of my favorite new blogging buddies from the A through Z challenge, Andrew Leon from Strange Pegs and Michael Abayomi. Thanks for your amazing posts guys!


  1. Congrats on the award! Those are fun photos. I'd do the same thing. :)

  2. Gee. Thanks. I've been bogged down with life issues these last couple of days, so I haven't been able to think straight or formulate enough words for a decent blog post. But I've been meaning to tag you with another award I received recently. I guess it's time to get around to doing so. :)

  3. Love the Harry Potter prints! Thanks for sharing the photo. :)

  4. I have envy for your trip!

    And thanks for the award! I greatly appreciate the nod, and I'm also really glad I found your blog during the whole A to Z thing.
    I like the Smart Cookie award. I mean, it has "smart," and it has "cookie." What's not to like?

  5. That sounds like a cool trip! Glad you did the geeky tourist stuff. You only live once.

  6. AGH!!!!! I'm so so so jealous!!!! I may steal that photo and use it as my wallpaper.

    1. Go for it. It made me very, VERY happy!!

  7. I would definitely do the same thing!! I didn't realize that R2D2 & C3PO had their prints there as well - very cool!!! :)

  8. Ohhhhh....those cookies look GOOD! Great, now I'm craving cookies! ARGGHHH!!


  9. Aw, wand impressions! That's seriously adorable. Also, an award with cookies wouldn't last long in my house. ;-)

    Some Dark Romantic

  10. Congrats on...mmm...cookies.

  11. Sounds like a super fun vacaction!

  12. Congratulations on the award!

    It sounds like you had a great trip. I love the pictures. :)

  13. Looks and sounds like a blast!

  14. hihi, how cuUute - I absolutely love that last pic! :)

    Roadtrip: On my way from A all the way to Z!
    English Speaking Zone

  15. I'm going to have to add a trip to California to re-create your pic to my bucket list. Love it. Glad you had fun.

  16. Correction to your post, girlie...

    but I haven’t lost my childish enthusiasm for things like that

    I'd like to change childish to child-like enthusiasm because, in my opinion, you are not c-h-i-l-d-i-s-h but have the most wonderful child-like wonderment about you.