Thursday, July 19, 2007

Scotty & Guila

The last week was filled with activity surrounding the sudden death of my good friend's 16-year old son. In the midst of it I learned that a lovely client and friend has also left us. Scott's passion was sports, the more physical, the better. Guila was happy puttering around in her garden and taking good care of her sweet husband.

They were both very special people - one young, one old, and both, gone before we had a chance to say goodbye.

You were much loved!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Avatars ...

Doesn't she look just like me?

Yahoo! Avatars

Friday, July 6, 2007

Summer Days

My huge blast of spring business has calmed down a little. I am focusing on my listings, as the number of showings is falling and inventory is rising. The summer market hums on and I am still being referred new buyers, though they don't often fit the houses I am trying to sell!

Now there's time for a swim at the end of the day, lots more reading, and plans for a little getaway to Sun River for golf and sun.

Cam is still in Europe, though they're down to their last country on the itinerary - his email messages make my day. Whit's friends and roomies and their extremely cute girlfriends joined our bbq on the 4th of July. Norris has moved his office to a new location and it's quite nice, and close to some fun shopping. We're planning Grandpa's 95th birthday party. My niece is getting married in August. This summer seems to be more about family.

Claire lost a 23-year old friend to cancer yesterday. She was in Mexico hoping for a cure through some experimental treatment after all else had failed. We had just contributed to a fund to get her there and I know she knows we did that for her. Still.......

I'm so glad our boys are home and all the extra mess is welcome, more than they'll ever know!

Monday, July 2, 2007

I love Denny

Gray's Anatomy lovers - I met Denny (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) and as you can see from the picture, it was love at first sight. At least on my part. (but seriously, look how perfectly matched our expressions & the tilt of our heads are - we are TOTALLY in synch! And both talking at once!) Wow, he was really handsome in person, and especially hot in the film, which was my nephew's new movie called Kabluey. Want to see another picture of Jeff? I do. This was his arrival on the red carpet at the LA Film Festival.

So, as you can guess, we attended the World Premiere of Kabluey last weekend in LA and had an amazing time. The movie was very well-received, and we're so proud of Scott, the writer, director and co-star with Lisa Kudrow.

This is Scott Prendergast in the center. Our family genius who made the big time!

Other stars attending the premiere and after-party were Lisa Kudrow, Christine Taylor & Ben Stiller, Conchata Ferrell and others, but I'm not swift enough to know who they all were floating around the room at this groovy, exclusive party! (Well, in this picture above it goes Lisa, Jeff, Scott, Christine and Conchata) Notice how Jeff is watching me take his picture? I'm sure he was smitten! And Norris is responsible for introducing us, so don't think I was being a hussy because he was right there with me!

Our kids came on the trip with us (except for Cam, who was busy going to a concert in Zurich!) and we had a swell family vacation including an afternoon riding the roller coasters at Universal.

Rest assured, this will be our Christmas Card picture this year. Ben Stiller and Christine were Hollywood gorgeous in person, and everybody is so much thinner than they look on screen! Egads, how do they do it!

Let me just think about it while I eat some lunch!