Thursday, October 21, 2010
The last two weeks have been pretty fun! Last Monday I got a call from On Location Casting saying they handpicked my face to be a featured extra in the movie “Bernie”. I was like really! Well here’s what entailed! I spent my entire Tuesday sitting next to the one and only Jack Black and Shirley McClain! It was a great experience! They even put me through hair and makeup which was awesome. I was one of the only 8 European diners in the scene and the one dressed in a sheek black dress. It was very exciting! They put cigarettes on my table and said…”we’d like you to be a smoker “ in order to give the full European scene…which I thought was hilarious. I didn’t get to take any pictures but the experience was amazing!
This last weekend I inherited a new brother! My sister finally got married after dating Gopal for 8 years. I couldn’t have asked for a better brother-in-law. The ceremony was beautiful. We had over 350+ guests and 90 of them stayed in the JW Marriott Resort where it was held. My mom made 90 baskets with snacks to give each of our hotel guests. It was pretty insane. Family flying in from all over the world for this event! It was 2 ceremonies and 1 long fun reception that had a photo booth, hookah lounge, open bar and music till 2am! What more could the guests ask for. My sister did a wonderful job planning and everyone said this was the best wedding they have ever attended including all my friends!
One of my best friends Robert Cooperman and I also performed the couple’s first dance. We sang the song “Lucky” and if I do say so myself…we kicked ass!!! My sister said it was the most confident and best performance she’s ever seen of mine in her life. I have to give credit to Robert, having such a great duet partner to sing with, I really did feed of his confidence. I sang a second song at the end of the reception that went very well as well!
My mom did fall ill after the wedding but thanks to the hospitality of JW Marriott care she is a lot better now.
In the midst of all the family and wedding chaos, I’d like to thank my friends Vanessa, Adelle, Jayson, Robert and Jaro for having my back and attending this wedding and sharing this special day with me and my family. You guys are really great friends and I’m so lucky to have friends like you!
To Dalia and Gopal….as I said in my toast…“A friend is one who knows who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still gently allows you to grow.” This quote to me is Dalia and Gopal because before everything, Gopal and Dalia were friends and through friendship grew love. I want to tell you both how much I love you and truly wish you both a very happy life filled with continued friendship, love and most importantly a future where you two are one team who conquers to world together. If you ever need anything always know that I am here. Welcome to the family Gopal!
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Well…life is starting to pick up again and lots of fun things going on! I’m single, in shape, lookin good and feeling good…and let me tell ya the new found attention is great! I’ve been seeing all kinds of old friends, hittin up the happy hours and bbq’s and enjoying the beginning of Fall!
Fall is my FAVORITE SEASON! It puts me in the best mood and I love it. This week alone, I had a blast at Eric’s 29th BBQ bday, going to see Social Network tonight, went to 2 happy hours and had some very interesting calls and conversations with some old friends on how I need to really embrace being single at almost thirty. Ladies and Gents…I can truly say I’m so looking fwd to it. I am a HUGE sex and the city fan…and well let’s face it…they started all their fun in their 30’s! So thank you…for my freedom
No more confusion about who I am, no more dating bad boys with confused hearts, no more changing hair colors and slamming jagers till I black out. The old problems are now someone else’s problems and that realization alone is awesome and gave me sense of relief! New food, new cultures, new experiences, NEW men . No …this new decade will be about really coming to my own, having a good time, traveling, doing art and most importantly I’m all about meeting new people, having new experiences that make me grow as a person. I want to embrace life and enjoy it to the fullest as if every day were my last.
I went through this phase not too long ago where I thought, I have enough friends and I really don’t want to socialize anymore or meet new people. That has totally changed. I’m back to my fun loving self, feeling good and all about meeting new people who will change the course of my life! My good friend Derek told me ….Lia..wear that black dress…with the belt…and go try something new you’ve never done before! LOL…Believe me…I am. I’m so excited to see what this season will bring. If so much can happen to me in the last year and year before…God only knows what this new year will bring ! I have Halloween to look forward too, possibly Vegas/New Orleans. A few friends big 30th bdays…everyone is turning 30 and most importantly…my friend is helping me plan my big bad grand 30th birthday! Get ready people, it’s been years since I’ve thrown a “Lia Party” and this will be one for the books. The New Year is approaching and I’ve already got 2 big trips planned and I can’t wait!
I want to thank those of you who have reached out to me recently and have expressed how much you care about me and want to stay in touch after all I’ve seen and gone through in the last 2 months. All I know is life is pretty good again and it’s because I have such a strong group of support from old friends and new ones I made in the last year. Thanks again everyone…and like George Michael says...."FREEDOM! FREEDOM! YOU GOT TO GIVE FOR WHAT YOU TAKE!" For real let the good times roll!!!!!!!!
and i won the lottery 5 times in the last two weeks...talk about good luck :)
Here's some old school Halloween pics for fun :)