So. Emilie's Grand Adventure has officially ended, I got back from L.A. last night circa 11:00. It was sweeeeet (*gigglesnort* I finally saw Dude, Where's My Car?). Hollywood was ze best part by far. It was even magical-er than Disneyland. I'll blabber about that later though. Anyway, I put up a new layout... it's a little strange I'll admit, but I like it. I got the picture here, from atPictures.com, so now I can't get sued. Adriana is a goddess, non? My favorite models are her, Laetitia Casta, Lonneke Engel, James King, Gisele Bundchen, and Karolina Kurkova. The superficial-ness of me.
Oh, we also went to the beach. That was great, I love the ocean just as much as your next Californian. However, being myself (that is, being stupid) I didn't wear sunscreen and got fried. By the sun. I had sunburns the size of... very large sunburns. (I'm never long on imagination.) I hate my skin, it doesn't tan, it burns. So, if you ever see a very tan Emilie you will know that it is very fake.
Anyways. I guess this is a good time to brag about what I did in Hollywood. Which isn't very much but it was fun nevertheless.
First we went on this tour of the stars' homes in Hollywood and Beverly Hills. That was really neat except I've forgotten the names of half of the people's homes we got to see... and most of the houses were smothered in bushes so you couldn't see a godforsaken thing... but that's not really important now, is it? Here are the people's whose houses we saw (at least the ones that I remember):
Madonna, Britney Spears, Johnny Depp, Tobey Maguire, Keanu Reeves, Anthony Hopkins, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Halle Berry, Hugh Hefner (the Playboy Mansion!), Shirley Temple, Shaquille O'Neal, Courteney Cox and David Arquette, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston, Elvis Presley, Tori Spelling, Will Smith, Jack Nicholson, John Lennon, Mel Gibson
And then we got to go to Rodeo Drive. It was HEAVEN ON EARTH. Two blocks of pure heaven. Everywhere I looked I thought, "Lauren would love this!" and "Lauren would love that!" I could live happily for many years without ever stepping foot off Rodeo. It is home of Chanel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace... siiiigh. And I haven't even begun.
Of course we went to Grauman's Chinese Theatre after that and the Walk of Fame and the Kodak Theatre (where the Oscars were held! SQUEEEAL!!) because it is an unwritten law for tourists to visit those places, and guess what?! I got to meet some of the Miss America beauty pageant contestants and watch them being filmed for some special on ABC! I got to see Miss Wisconsin and Miss Florida and Miss Michigan and Miss Idaho I think, I don't really remember... And I saw Ryan Seacrest being filmed for his show, "On Air With Ryan Seacrest." I still hate that little twerp but whatever. I just caught a glimpse of him talking to a lady down in some plaza. I wish I wasn't so vague but we were only in Hollywood for a few hours and it happened really fast. It's funny, because after awhile these things don't faze you. I mean, after being in L.A. for even a few hours you get used to seeing famous places and even a few famous people. My mom's friend who lives in Los Angeles has seen lots of big stars like Mel Gibson and Madonna and Jennifer Aniston, but she acts like it's no big deal and it really isn't to these L.A. natives.
Another great thing about L.A. is how FRIENDLY the people are. Sure, there are creeps and stalkers and drug dealers and all that, but for the most part the people in L.A., at least in the nice parts, are really outgoing and friendly. They just walk up to you and say, "Hi, my name's Jeff, I'm from Australia, my grandmother's name is Bernice, would you like these tickets to see the premiere of Kill Bill Volume Two?" Or, "Hello there, I'm Karen and I was wondering what your favorite song is because I'm on a scavenger's hunt." (That one happened to me, actually.) Or, "Are you from California? Your legs are all sunburnt, did you know that?" (Unfortunately, that happened too.) DISCLAIMER: That is a very stereotypical thing to say and I'm sorry if I offended anyone by that comment. Coughcoughcough.
Love you all,