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andrea843
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« on: October 15, 2001, 05:17:17 am »

Ahh where to start?  The dinner at Cadillac CAfe with OCBlond and ClaudiaMag and Countrigal and myself? Ohh magic.  Such fun to meet these guys even more fun when we realized that we all felt the same way about lots of things,, and the laughter rang up and down the Blvd, as we ordered scrumptious food and ate it al fresco looking up to realize that the place next door was umm shall we say not some place that you'd want the kiddies to see. Only in LA.  But the commradery that sat amoungst the table with us was warm and rare and wonderful.



Countrigal contented herself with touring the places of the stars while I slept or worked (had a magazine deadline to meet) and my only contact with stars outside of the Avery Event itself was to turn around and see little Richard in the bar at the Hyatt, (apparentally he lives there thrid floor according to Star Sleuth Countrigal).



The soiree was just that, elegant and grand and filled with people who were there to laud our accomplishments and to benefit the Neil Bogart memorial fund.  Our host for the evening was Larry King, the musical entertainment? James Ingram.



Did we win? no.  Well sort of, there's a huge trophy on it's way to England, but the grand prize went to Bob Rifkin, who helps to run a camp for children with cancer and promptly donated his winnings to the Cancer Society.  It was a wonderful time and I don't think I'm talking out of school to say a good time was indeed had by all,  well until I got to the airport the next day.



Leaving the Hyatt at 5:45 am was not my idea of a good time, a six hour wait on the Tarmac was further not fun and getting to Atlanta at 9:25 for my international flight which left at 10:05 was decidely NOT much fun.  There is, however a skycap still laughing there as I ran up thrust a twenty dollar bill in his hand and pointed to my three very heavy bags and said "those! Delta ticketing! Hurry!"



Obviously since Im in London, I made it, but there were a few tense moments getting thru security which of course, was necessary.  More later folks, I'm on yet another deadline today, this one for TAA and the new improved forums, which I hope will make your collective toes curl with the bells and whistles and the fact that you're ALL preregistered with a guaranteed no spam policy in place......



Later!

 
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« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2001, 05:41:32 am »

Hi Andrea:



Great to hear about your trip.  Sorry we didn't win but in my estimation the site and you are Winners.  You have done a great job and I'm sure we can only expect bigger and better things from you now.  Glad you made it safe and sound to London.



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« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2001, 10:06:44 am »

The site is definitely a winner.  The amount/number of contacts that were made was awesome.  More people came up to talk to us about TAA than ever before.  So many lauded our achievements as a sight, and more than a few of the nominees/nominators are admins/EA's/AA's and are now going to be checking into our site.  Even others (non-AD winners) are looking into giving us names of people to contact to get advertising monies -- or are going to give those folks our names.  It was definitely a worthy reason to fly.
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« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2001, 10:56:51 am »

Sounds like it was a wonderful time.  And Andrea, glad you are safely finished all that flying around!



Settle in, get some sleep, and accept my kudos - to all this stuff you've undertaken.  You certainly have far more bravery than I!



 
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« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2001, 02:26:10 pm »

BTW - Someone tell us how Andrea looked in her dress (and matching shoes)!
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« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2001, 03:39:00 pm »

She looked, in Fabio's words, "Marvelous Dahling!".     We both were overdressed when it came down to it, though I did see someone in an honest-to-goodness evening gown which made me feel better, but we looked good.  She looked great walking up to receive her kudos and award from Larry King and Fabio.  I took pics of some of the night but so far don't know what, if any, will make it to public viewing.  
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« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2001, 05:32:59 am »

Oh my gosh CountriGal  I sure hope your pictures make it to public viewing.  At least the TAA public anyway.  Please!



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« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2001, 06:00:24 am »

Just email the pics to me CG Im putting together a web page for da gurlz!
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« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2001, 09:24:08 am »

Sounds like you had a great time.  One question though that has been nagging at me since Andrea first posted about him - is this Fabio the same one who modeled for the romance novels and does the "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" commercial??  You know, the buff guy with the long blonde hair?
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« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2001, 09:40:21 am »

Is it just me?  Fabio does nothing for me.  Cut your hair for crying out loud!
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« Reply #10 on: October 16, 2001, 09:52:41 am »

Ditto RadarO, couldn't agree more!



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« Reply #11 on: October 16, 2001, 10:32:10 am »

Its not just you Radar.  He looked good to me the first time or two I saw him a book, but after a while, he got real old.  Over exposure I guess.  



Now personally, I like my men a little more manly with rough voices like Sam Elliott.  I could listen to that man talk for hours.  Sean Connery too.      
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« Reply #12 on: October 16, 2001, 10:49:44 am »

Well now, if we're going to go off and describe the perfect man...  Order me up one "Tall, Dark, and Handsome"!  Broad shoulders, muscular - but not Mr. Universe, with a chest full of hair - but keep it only on the front side, please!  



I actually had a BF once who was virtually perfect to look at - but he was a terrible person.  
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« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2001, 10:54:48 am »

I'm with MLM668 - give me Sam Elliott or Sean Connery any day   - I don't care what age they are, these guys are SEXY!!



Although there are a couple of guys (Arnold and Fabio for example) that I like to look at as long as they don't open their mouths  
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« Reply #14 on: October 16, 2001, 11:37:50 am »

THIS Fabio is twenty something not a long blonde lock in sight,  with a grin that just makes ya want to smile back..and talented as well, can't wait to show you the pictures !:) Whoa, hey wait a minute, I hear sexism creeping into my post sooo....



Let's try this again.  



Fabio exhibits the qualities we'd all like to exemplify as Mangement Support Personnel.  Good organizational ability, winning personality, okay okay so there was that total lack of understanding the dress for the event issue... but then again I did wear cocktail attire so I didnt feel too overdressed and it IS LA where what you wear ain't near as important as WHO you know....and knowing Fabio has proven to be a true pleasure.  Im supposed to get copies of the Avery based pictures for the website as well, so once I get Keena's and their's I'll put them on the site and let you all make the decision for yourselves....

 
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