[PS last week was not at all stressful, and everything was totally normal, and if you, too, work behind the scenes of television you know that swapping out a major star 2 days before shooting is like, no big thing.]
But alas, the show must go on, and John is a welcome addition to the show!
Hi!! Ive been a fan of your blog for a quite a while. Youve actually made me fall in love with French Bulldogs. :) I live in NYC and was wondering what pet store the puppy you posted was at... I might go and get her:) Thanks!!
Hi! And thanks! She was at CitiPups (formerly Parrots and Pups) located at 45 Christopher Street. I have to stop in and play with the pups every time I’m back in NYC. It was a rainy Sunday when I brought Bru home from the store, and coincidentally it was a rainy Sunday when I met this little one. I thought about it because she was so damn cute. But please tell me if you get her! (Although I do encourage checking out French Bulldog rescue, too!) Thanks again! And best of luck!
Back from NYC after a whirlwind of a weekend! Trip started with all flights grounded at LAX for a “VIP,” which produced a loud groan from the jaded LA passengers. But the VIP turned out to be the VP, so ya know, you gotta give Joe a runway when he needs one.
My first morning in the city, I took a stroll down in SoHo to meet up with some old coworkers and accidentally stumbled into utter chaos. FBI everywhere. The press. NYPD. On lookers of all sorts. And then I realized, it was like a real like episode of 20/20 unfolding before my eyes. The news had just broke. They were looking for Etan Patz’s body. And sadly, the search was futile. But it was quite the New York moment.
If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I miss New York more so than the average. After 8 amazing years in the city, life intervened, and we came back west.
I’ve been back a few times since but not for a few years this time. My emotions are ALL OVER the place. I go from being ridiculously excited to ridiculously nervous. I’m not a good flyer. That’s an understatement. I’m a TERRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD flyer. But I’m trying not to go there in my head and focus on the good stuff. In no particular order, I’m excited for:
For those of you who are newer here, I work at ABC in the alternative department, which means we handle any and all reality shows on ABC—The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, Wipeout, etc. Lots of stuff happening around these parts at the moment!
Emily’s season of The Bacheloretteis almost done shooting and premieres May 14th. That’s less than a month away!
In other Bachelor news, we’re gearing up for Bachelor Pad. While I can’t confirm any cast members, I can tell you that YOU have a chance to be on it. We’re opening it up to the public. You can apply HERE. Send me an email (but not your application) if you decide to apply!
And lastly, you may have heard about our new show Duets. In case you haven’t, it’s our new singing show featuring Kelly Clarkson, Jennifer Nettles, Lionel Richie, and Robin Thicke. The superstars each choose two people to mentor AND perform with week after week. Kinda like Idol, kinda like The Voice, but also kinda NOT because the judges are actually singing every show. Right now, the stars are traveling around the country trying to find their two contestants. Kelly recently auditioned two singers at her concert in San Diego. Check them out here and here. Jennifer did the same thing in Vegas. Check them out here and here. Be sure to tune in May 24th to see who made the final cut!
Because he calls me before I’ve had my coffee just to tell me that he was driving in West Hollywood this morning, and no one would let this one car turn. He let the car go and immediately realized it was Reza from Shahs of Sunset. J waved and smiled, and Reza waved and smiled back. "It was Reza! I love that guy!" My boyfriend: most gay friendly straight guy I know and proud of it.
Finishing a book is a great feeling. You know what else is? NOT finishing.
I used to have to finish every book started. I was in it to win it. But now? Not so much. Why should I suffer through it? If I feel like I gave the book a fair shot, and I find myself dreading picking it up again, I think, “Oh to hell with this!” And then I toss it aside. Which is precisely what happened a few weeks ago. I was reading a beloved series by many, and I didn’t hate it, but I just wasn’t loving it. Life’s too short. Too many great books out there. Over it. And it was liberating. So now that I’m back in the game, what should I read? I’m thinking about:
Monday’s question and answer got me thinking about Bruley’s baby pictures. I dug them out of my email, and here they are! As a reminder, these are pictures his breeder sent me after I half-questioned, half-accused her of being a puppy mill. Of course, a picture is just a picture, but these helped calm my fears. It doesn’t SEEM like he came from a puppy mill, right? RIGHT?
Here he is at 6 weeks old:
Bruley’s mom as a puppy and then as an adult:
Star’s mom & Bruley’s grandma:
And last but not least, Bruley’s beast of a father:
How the Canadian government allows this is ASTOUNDING. Every year, fisherman are legally allowed to shoot, club, and skin baby seals less than 3 months old. They even use a special “hakapik” to hit them on the head so they don’t damage their fur. Chances they knock them out on the first try? Low. The reason? Fashion. I’m sorry, no outfit is that cute.
“14. POSITIVITY vs. NEGATIVITY. No matter what happens to them, they always seem to keep a positive perspective on everything and by doing so, they tend irritate a lot of negative and “realistic” people.”—15 Powerful Things Happy People Do Differently