Hello, Chaos Crew. After an evening of glamour and glitter at the 2010 Gracie Allen Awards in Los Angeles, I am back at home where I should be: in front of my computer wearing my Pajama Jeans and drinking coffee.
Update at 3:00 PST: New Chaos Chronicles Podcast Posted. Special Edition Gracie Awards recap!
The fact that I was a presenter last night , not a winner, meant that I did not get to give a thank you a speech. So I thought I’d give one now…
As you know, getting a podcaster/writer who works in her closet to a black tie event is a team effort. I could not have done it without my collaborators: Christy, from the spray-on tan place, from my insecurity, you created magic. I was almost as tan as the summer of ’86 when I lifeguarded in Florida. And, to Noelle at Vons who took my debit card out of my wallet for me because I had just had a manicure, thank you for the chip- free hands.
To Michelle and Rachel, there are not words to tell you how much I appreciate professional hair and make-up. The sheer number of products you used on my body– from false eyelashes to hair shine– was astonishing. Yet, I could still move my face! You were right, I still glowed at midnight!
A special thanks you to my pre-Gracie Skin Rejuvenation Team of Ginger, David , Meaghan and everybody at Natural Skin Shop. When I called out for a glycolic regime, you answered my plea. We talked, we consulted, I confessed my crimes against collagen and you sent me products. After two weeks on my Ginger-recommended protocol, I look ten year younger– and that’s not something I say lightly. Seriously. Customer for life. Thank you for caring, thanks for sending the serums and peels and that fantastic night oil stuff ! I promise to keep on peeling!
Finally, I’d like to thank my husband who usually does not get acknowledged in speeches like this because he does not get involved in the Chaos of award shows. But yesterday, with Colin at home suffering from the cold I gave him and my trusted babysitter out sick with the cold I gave her, Berick showed up to take charge. Thanks, Honey! Please note that I tried to bring home one of the chocolate mousse desserts in my purse! It’s a little smushed, but it’s for you.
For more Gracie Award photos and Back Stage Celebrity sighting, visit Satellite Sisters.com.
This week’s parenting column at oprah.com is a Thank You to Betty White! She has givens moms everywhere a great gift: decades of our lives back!
Embracing my Chaos, Lian