May I Have The Envelope, Please!

Sunday was a day spent working at getting out of a funk. 

Started the morning by meeting for coffee with my sister, Ele and my friend, Kristen.  Our favorite spot for this is Dunkin’ Donuts.

I was very good.  I don’t know why but even though it was pretty chilly…I wanted iced coffee.  With a shot of sugar-free cinnamon syrup, it was very tasty.

Some other people were not as well-behaved…

Ele certainly enjoyed herself!! 😉

We chatted for a good long time.  We love going to DD because no one tries to shoo us out, we can sit as long as we like.  It was so nice to have a chance to get together again!

I now have this in my possession…

Mockingjay (Hunger Games Series #3)

I started it last night and I’m already caught up in the continuing story.  I didn’t read as much as I would have like because I was, of course attending the Oscars.  I’m going to work on devouring it today!

Ralph and I took a quick trip to the WaWa to get some lunch ( I realized I hadn’t actually eaten so I thought it was a good idea.)

WaWa lets you build your own sandwich.  I had pepper jack cheese melted on the bun, then spinach, tomato and roasted red pepper added.  It was delicious. It was also very filling which helped me with my recent issues with grazing in the evenings.

While watching the Oscars all I had was popcorn, an orange and a Tootsie Pop.  Accompanied by water of course.  I was very proud of myself for that and for staying awake for the entire ceremony. 😉

One interesting side note is that I’ve actually met one of last night’s winners.  My best friend from college was George Potts who was a costume designer.  He worked on quite a few Broadway productions and movies.  (I actually have clippings of Richard Chamberlain’s hair that George saved for me while working on a show with him.)

During one of my visits with George in New York, he introduced me to J. Roy Helland.  Roy is an amazing makeup artist.  Back then one of the people he worked with was a rising young actress named Meryl Streep. 

In the years following, being a fan of Meryl Streep and the kind of person who watches All of the credits in a movie, I would notice Roy’s name always appearing in her movies.

It was so exciting to see him win for Best Makeup for “The Iron Lady.”  It was additionally exciting to hear Meryl Streep thank him in her acceptance speech and talk about their long collaboration. 

It is all the more touching to me because my friend, George passed away about 14 years ago and tomorrow is his birthday.  I know he would be very proud of his old friend, Roy.

Happy Monday!

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20 responses to “May I Have The Envelope, Please!

  1. Wow! has it been 14 years? It can’t be. My memories of George are him running around your apartment in Pitman in purple “tidy whities” when I was bringing back the laundry. He was a wonderful person who we lost too soon. I aslo remember how he would always ask about Mary when she was little. He was awesome!

  2. I think that makes you almost famous by association.

    I didn’t like mockingjay as much as the first 2 books. I’m looking forward to finding out your thoughts on it!

  3. I love Meryl Streep, there’s literally nothing she can’t do. She was so good in Julie & Julia, have you seen it? I really need to start the 2nd book in the Hunger Games, I own it so there is no excuse.

  4. It’s so cool that you know one of the Oscar winners 🙂
    I agree with Stephanie that Mokingjay was a bit of an anti-climax, but still enjoyable!

  5. Starting the day with a good iced coffee sounds like the right way to get out of a funk to me! And DD offers sugar free cinnamon?? That sounds amazing–I’d give it a go, but no DD around here. Starbuck’s sugar free flavors are somewhat lacking in interesting-ness, so I usually just get plain lattes. And too cool that you’ve met an Oscar winner!

    • Allie, on our last trip west I was upset that as you travel in that direction,the DD’s start to disappear. Very sad. The girl told me it was sugar free and it tasted that way, I had to add Splenda.

      • I always feel like a dweeb because I insist on going to DD when I’m visiting New York City, haha. Of all the great restaurants/cafes 😀 I’ll have to get cinnamon flavor the next time I’m there–which will hopefully be soon!

      • Allie, it’s not silly. It’s what you enjoy and that’s what’s important. I’d take DD anytime over Starbucks. Much more reasonalbe and MUCH better coffee!

  6. Aww..you’re friend George sounds sweet. So nice that he helped you have an Oscar moment of glory (and I loved how Meryl Streep thanked Roy..)

  7. eeeee, that’s me! (and you can’t tell at all how crazy my post-yoga hair is in the picture. haha.) i hope you’re feeling more on-track than you were. it happens. you really do have a knack for picking up and moving on.

  8. Hi Fran!
    I remember you…..
    I was friends in college with George also.
    I was Suzie Bertin’s roommate Denise.
    George use to call me Stinky. I’m not sure why he did but we had so much fun together. I miss his warm smile and loving, glamorous view on life. I knew he would do great things in his life even if it was cut short. He was passionate and lived every minute with his dreams right in front of him. Happy Belated Birthday George, you are missed.

    • Hi Denise! How in the world did you find this post? It’s great to hear from you. Do you ever hear from Suzie? That’s a beautiful way to describe George. This is so odd because I’m going through a lot of things in my office area because I’m trying to pack up in preparation for a move to New Mexico hopefully by the first of next year. I found photos that George’s Mom and his partner Gary had sent me after the memorial service that was held in New York. I was so happy to find them again. I miss him all the time. Please stay in touch. So great to hear from you!

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