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The past few days have been quite fun for this soapdom queenruler.  Last Sunday night  I attended the Environmental Media Association's EMA AwardsJason Mraz was honored  wirh the Missions in Music award and treated us to a rendition of his hit song:  "I'm Yours."  Hosted by Cedric the Entertainer, Sir Richard Branson was honored with the EMA Corporate Responsibility Award, Centropolis Entertainment was honored with the EMA Green Production Award, and National Geographic was honored with the EMA Legacy Award. There were also Green Seal Awards for Feature Film, Documentary Film, Television Episodic Drama, Television Episodic Comedy, Reality Program, Children's Live Action, and Children's Animated Television. 

Hum.  In going through this list of awards, remarkably missing is a category for Daytime Drama. I am going to have to reach out to the folks who put on this event to see what's what.

But I digress...

Along with an amazing evening of fine food and good company -- all for a very worthwhile cause -- it was fun to star spot.  Finola Hughes (Anna Devane, General Hospital/All My Children) was there along with Desperate Housewives' Dana Delany (Katherine) and Andrea Bowen (Julie), and some of the cast of the new Melrose Place like Michael Rady (Jonah) and Katie Cassidy (Ella).  We were actually joking with Rady regarding the reserved seating, as I was at a table reserved for Jason Mraz, but he never took his seat.  I also saw Chevy Chase, Natasha Henstridge and some other character actors whose faces I recognized, but whose names I cannot recall.

Then, on Monday morning, I was running errands on the West Side of Los Angeles.  Lo and behold, who do I nearly bump right into but General Hospital's Sonja Eddy, that no nonsense Nurse Epiphany Johnson.  I could have gone over to her and introduced myself (as we've never met) and tried to get a quote or two for Soapdom, but you know what?  She was out and about just doing errands like me and I decided not to bother her. 

So, I go to my car and drive down the street.  I had the top down on the convertible as it was a beautiful morning.  Stopped at red light, I take a second to gaze around.  Who do you think I spot walking down the street?  None other than Tony Geary (Luke, General Hospital).   What are the odds?  Being in the same place as not one but two General Hospital icons mere minutes apart?  I didn't call out to Tony either, although I easily could have with the top down and all, but I didn't want to create a mob scene.LOL

Gotta admit it though. It is fun living in LA.

Last time I mentioned that I was seeking a solution for my dry skin, thanks also to living in LA.  I've been using Become's Lift & Firm Gel for about a week now and I am noticing that my skin is feeling a bit smoother and silkier.  Not seeing any reduction in any cellulite yet, though, not that I have a lot, mind you, and it's only been about a week of using the product.  LOL.  I'll continue to keep you posted.  In the meantime, find out more about Become's Lift & Firm Gel here:  http://www.becomebeauty.com/usa/FigLiftGel.php



Thursday, 22 October 2009 10:57

Fighting the Babble of the Bulge

The older I get, the more obvious it becomes to me that metabolism does slow down.  It's like I eat one piece of candy and gain five pounds.   Trying to lose it is a never ending battle.   Sitting in front of a computer all day long working Soapdom is no help either, although I do try to get out and go to the gym, or walk a few miles each day.  

Still, my skin is not as firm as it used to be. Not only that, I live in Los Angeles, which is basically a desert with piped in water.  The climate here is very dry and my skin, especially my hands, feet, calves and arms get very dry.  So, what to do? 

There are so many products out there on the market. Which one to try? Which one to use?  We are so bombarded with media blitzes on a barrage of new products, I usually don't purchase any of them, cos there are just too many  to choose from. 

This was my plight until a new acquaintance told me about a skin care product out of Australia just now hitting the shores of the US. It's called Become Lift & Firm Gel.  It is supposed to help with cellulite (Come on. Which one of us is not obsessed with that?) and moisturize.  It's got Aloe, Bladderwrack Extract (whatever that is, but if it helps it helps), Brazilian Seaweed and Carnitine.   You're to apply after showering while your skin is still warm. 

I started using it yesterday.  It's got a different consistency than you would expect, not greasy or oily in any way. It kinda tingles as you're applying it.  Let's see if this could be the end to my dry skin and encroaching cellulite woes.  I'll keep you posted.





Saturday, 03 October 2009 12:19

Baby-Switches Gone?

Identigene Paternity TestWhat will they think of next?  

Did you know that now you can purchase a DNA Paternity test either online or at your neighborhood CVS Pharmacy, RightAid, Walgreens, Furth and more?  

Yup. You betcha.  Have a question about who fathered your baby?  Fear not. You can just run down to the drug store, pick up one of this DNA Paternity Test kits, and send it in. In three-days you'll have your answer.   And it's all legal and would hold up in court.

So, what does this mean for the writers of soaps?  If someone switches the lab results, all that would need to be done is get another one of these kits and take another test.  Zip, zap, done.

Could this mean the end to the "Who's the daddy" storylines that drag on for months and months and months?  Time will tell, I guess.

Meanwhile, to all soap scribes, I point you to this website:  The Indentigene Paternity Test 'The DNA Paternity Test from Identigene ... for questions only DNA can answer.™'

Like I said, what will they think of next?


Thursday, 22 February 2007 09:48

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