Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010



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The famous Christmas truck travels through the streets of North Hollywood/Toluca Lake for several hours annually on Christmas Eve. On board are dozens of carolers, and in the streets, neighboring onlookers sing-a-long with many leaving their homes for a while and walking through the adjacent neighborhoods behind the truck. Christmas spirit pervades the air in a real sense of community fun and reverance, like what I imagine the Mexican Posadas celebration to be. Whereas the Posadas are strictly religious in nature, the Christmas truck carries with it American commercialism, but underneath the veneer, a true sensitivity of people celebrating together, and that's a good spiritual beginning.
Inside the house where I was attending a party this Christmas Eve, there was the most beautifully decorated tree - so symmetrical! I felt like I was in a fantasy world with all the lifelike Nutcracker dolls and Kris Kringles on display. Santa's workshop! The thought of staying on was tempting!
What a lovely peaceful evening! Merry Christmas, everyone!


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Diva Dona is a New Millenium Mae West

Every age has its pop icons. New on the scene but becoming a super hot diva quicker than one can spit straight is Diva Dona, a former internationally famous - - - -, who will have a new Hollywood celebrity column @ Grigwaretalkstheatre in January, 2011. This lady is the cat's meow. You might as well push up that retirement, Dame Edna!
She sings, she dances, she acts...let's see, she paints, she meddles -  I've heard those lyrics somewhere before -  she... dishes around more celebrity dirt than a goldplated dustbuster...Heeeere's Dona!