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Some things I learned from our Hollywood adventure

I’m sitting in a coffeeshop across the street from the comics shop where Steve is signing EVEN NOW, so I thought I’d take a few minutes to share the following:

1. Not everyone dresses up for a premiere. By a long shot. (Though, according to Eddie, the distressed jeans worn by many probably cost several hundred dollars.)
2. But I was still glad I did.
3. There are no previews.
4. As I tweeted: Popcorn is free!
5. Actors are mostly shorter than you’d think.
6. A Hollywood party is not entirely dissimilar from other parties where there are a lot of people you don’t know, and some of them look vaguely familiar.
7. However, unlike other parties I have attended, there is a hierarchy of seating. We spotted what looked like available space on one of the couches, only to discover that it was within the Beckinsale perimeter and thus off-limits.
8. Not everyone is young, but nearly everyone dresses as though they are.
9. L.A. is really sunny. Frighteningly so for a Portlander.
10. The fanciness of a hotel does not preclude its walls being thin.

Here are Greg and Steve on the white — not red — carpet. (What I love about this shot is how they both appear to be leaning notably to the left.)


And here I am inside the lobby:

I liked the juxtaposition here

And Greg took this one (which, as he said, looks like a surveillance photo) shortly before the film started:

Steve and I at the Whiteout premiere

Possibly more pictures to come, but I must disappoint those hoping for candid celeb shots: we didn’t take any at the after-party.  (No one else was. It would’ve been weird and stalkery.)

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  • sd
    September 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    But where are the full-length shots of your outfit!

  • Sara
    September 10, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    A friend took a bunch before we left, but I don’t think she’s had a chance to upload them. Rest assured, I plan to post some eventually!

  • Katherine
    September 10, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Sounds like you guys had a great time. I would like to see the outfit you selected.


  • Jim O.
    September 11, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I love the notion of a “Beckinsale perimeter”. I hope scientists at CERN confirms its existence when the Large Hadron Collider is back up and running at full strength, and that graduate texts in high energy physics immortalize your name for discovering it.