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I CAN’T WAIT to tell you about the FAB-U-LOUS party I talked my way into in London. I know my blog normally features Ordinary people in out of the ordinary lives, but when you see with whom I’ve been rubbing shoulders you’ll understand why I couldn’t resist…

TAKE A LOOK!!!

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That’s what I’m talking about! Woo-Hoo!!

Me and Will Smith!?!  Whaaaaa?? Just hanging out.

Oh yes, I look happy! I think the Fresh Prince must’ve just turned away from the camera here, but we were chatting a looooong time.

Well, I did most of the talking but he is a fantastic listener, and every bit as funny in person as he is on camera.

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Who out there can tell me who this hunk is? Like EVERYONE can, right?

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Georgio Clunacius—I call him by his Roman name. (sound of HDYGT’s annoyingly high pitched giggle)

HDYGT’s Husband (poking his head over her shoulder as she types): It looks like he wants you to let go of his arm.

HDYGT: He does not! He was just stunned because I planted a big kiss on his cheek. He was speechless. You can see he’s breaking into a smile.

Husband (who will not leave her alone to finish this blog): Where did you say you were again? I just can’t believe you met all these people.

HDYGT: I most certainly did. Pictures don’t lie.

Husband:    Maybe the pictures don’t but…

HDYGT: (sizzling sound, as HDYGT’s glare scorches husband’s brow)

Husband:   They let you hang all over them like that?

HDYGT: I see what this is about. You’re jealous!

Husband: (dons his irritating ‘Sherlock Holmes’ smirk)    No I’m not. I’m thrilled for you, but…something just doesn’t seem right.

HDYGT:  (protrudes her proper English “I’m right” chin)  We live in London now – stuff like this happens here!!

Husband: (thinks he’s such a sleuth) Where exactly were you?

HDYGT: (Just stating the facts) Near Oxford Street. I saw this huge green dome on top of a building, with a long line out the door. It was hard to get in, but I did! Had to grease their palms, too. But it was worth it!!

Husband:    So, you were in a club?

HDYGT:       I’m not sure, couldn’t get a drink anywhere!! But it was very posh.

Husband:    Wasn’t this the middle of the day?

HDYGT: Yes. Wish I’d known the dress code, I’d have worn my tiara. Everyone was incredibly gracious. No one said a word about my attire, or even looked sideways.

Husband: (ignores the tiara comment)   Who else did you see?

In Memory of the great Robin Williams

In memory of the great Robin Williams

HDYGT:    Who DIDN’T I see? Look—who do you think this is?

Husband:    No way! Is that Robin Williams? And he’s letting you in front of the microphone?

HDYGT: (Ha! Take THAT, doubting Thomas) Yea, I did that joke about the big mouth frog, do you remember that one?

Husband:    No.

HDYGT: Neither did I.

Husband:   (on the verge of belief) Must’ve been some open charity event. Wonder why I didn’t read about it…

HDYGT: (entirely too thrilled with herself) I love this one—Me and Captain Picard!

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Husband:    Looks like he’s nervous, his face is all sweaty.

HDYGT: (engages Snappy-tone) What do you mean?

Husband: (engages mandatory smile to counter Snappy-tone module) Nothing at all, dearest.

HDYGT: Well, this man was extremely happy to have me there, helping him. I never realized how frail Ben Kingsley is.

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Husband:    Wait a minute! That’s not Ben Kingsley. That’s Mahatma Ghandi.

HDYGT: Ghandi? Are you sure?

Husband: Of course I’m sure. Ben Kingsley was the actor who played Ghandi.

HDYGT: (even more impressed with herself) I met Ghandi? WOW!!! This is incredible!!!

Husband:    Wha—?! How could you meet Ghandi? He’s been dead for decades.

HDYGT: (Snappy-tone level 2) I knew it! You’re jealous!

Husband: (trumps Snappy-tone 2 with his ‘I Am The Champion’ smirk)   Right. So who else did you meet— the Queen?

HDYGT: (hates husband’s ‘I Am The Champion’ smirk most of all) I’m not sure I want to tell you.

Husband: (starts to exit game, conquest secured) Good.

HDYGT: (Can’t help herself, going down with the ship) But if you must know I did take an appropriately sombre photo with the Queen which I’m thinking of having framed for our living room.Kristi and Queen pic

Husband: May I inquire as to the name of this establishment where all the high and mighty stand around to have their pictures taken with those such as yourself?

HDYGT: I, um, I can’t recall. Madame something or other, but it was VERY posh.

Husband:  (smile widens, ready to commence Victory dance)  Madame Tussauds? The Wax Museum?

HDYGT: Dammit!

Husband: (kissing HDYGT’s neck as she types furiously) I’m sorry, what was that you said?

HDYGT: (slams keys on computer, types: “I’M NOT TALKING TO YOU”)

© HDYGT 2010

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