Archive for May, 2009

DANIEL REICHARD LITERALLY MADE THE EARTH MOVE

Jennifer Naimo and Daniel Reichard

SO WANDA, JT ,MEEGHAN HOLLOWAY AND I WERE IN THE AUDIENCE AT THE CARPENTER CENTER IN LONG BEACH , CA LAST NIGHT(WITH STUBBLE YOU ALSO) WATCHING THE PREMIERE OF ‘FOREVER PLAID’ MOVIE, WHEN DURING THE LAWRENCE WELK SECTION, OUR SEATS LITERALLY BEGAN SHAKING. IT WAS SURREAL, I HAD TO THINK ‘AM I AT A SENSURROUND MOVIE THEATRE?’ . I JUMPED UP AND RAN TOWARDS THE EXIT. I DID THE SAME THING LAST YEAR WHILE REHEARSING LES MISERABLES AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL. I JUMPED OFF THE MAKE BELIEVE BARRICADES AND RAN OUTSIDE TO THE OPEN PARKING LOT, AND THE ENTIRE CAST (HALF FROM NYC) FOLLOWED ME.

WELL THAT’S THE LAST THING YOU’RE SPOSED TO DO DURING AN EARTHQUAKE. BUT I’D RATHER BE IN AN OPEN AREA, AND SEE WHAT’S GOING TO FALL ON ME, THAN HAVE THE CEILING COLLAPSE ON ME.. HARRISON ASKED ME THIS MORNING IF I FELT IT.. HE AND TIM WERE HOME. HE GIGGLED. BUT WHERE WE WERE IN LONG BEACH, IT WAS 2 MILES AWAY. WANDA AND JT EXPERIENCED IT FOR THE 1RST TIME, AS WELL AS DANIEL. THEY STOPPED THE FILM AND WE WENT OUTSIDE, THAN ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER RE CONVENED TO FINISH IT, AND TO HEAR 2 LIVE PERFORMANCES.

DANIEL JOINED THE ORIGINAL 3 PLAIDS, AND HE WAS SUCH A REFRESHING, NATURAL ADDITION. HE MAKES ME SMILE. HE’S WITTY, GIFTED, CHARMING AND PERFECT IN IT. JOEY AND CHRIS WERE THERE WITH HIM, SO IT FELT LIKE HOME. ON JULY 9TH IT GOES TO YOUR LOCAL THEATRES FOR 1 DAY…YOU WILL LOVE IT… PHOTOS LATER ..

SORRY OUR COMPUTER HAS BEEN DOWN

OK HERE ARE PHOTOS OF HARRISON’S 6TH BDAY PARTY, AND MOTHER’S DAY BRUNCH AT EL CHOLO, WITH WANDA, JT AND HARRISON’S GRANDPARENTS FROM FLORIDA. AND LAST WEEK WAS EXCITING, EXHAUSTING ,SUCCESSFUL AND NOW MAMA NEEDS A JOB!!!!!!!

WE HAD 50 KIDS AND PARENTS!!!!!!AND IT WENT FROM THE PIZZERIA FROM 12 TO 1:15 TO JUMP AND JAMMIN TILL 4!!!!! THEN, WE OPENED ALL OF HARRISON’S 3 MILLION PRESENTS WHEN WE GOT HOME. AT THE PIZZERIA , THE WONDERFUL OWNER JIM, ALLOWED SOME KIDS IN THE KITCHEN AND SUDDENLY EACH KID BEGAN MAKING THEIR OWN INDIVIDUAL, SIGNATURE PIZZA ..AND JIM HELPED THEM FIRE IT UP, AND ALL THE PARENTS CONVENED IN THE KITCHEN FOR PHOTO OPS. IT COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE SPECIAL IF IT HAD BEEN PLANNED.

THE NEXT EVENT WAS AT SANTA ANITA MALL, JUMP AND JAMMIN..NO SHOES ALLOWED. TIM TALKED THEM INTO AN EXTRA HALF HOUR ,AS THEIR WAS LITERALLY NOWHERE TO PARK WHEN WE ARRIVED. I BECAME MARY DELGADO, AND TOLD THE VALET SERVICE MAN THEY NEEDED TO MOVE THESE CARS BLOCKING THE ENTRANCE CUZ I WAS IN CHARGE OF A PARTY…WHEN HE WAS SLOW, I SAID I’M GOING TO CALL THE POLICE..THEN I HAD TO PROFUSELY APOLOGIZE AS I ENDED UP PARKING ILLEGALLY A HALF MILE AWAY IN THEIR VACANT LOT, AND PAYING THEM $8 TO LET ME PARK THERE, AND AFTER I GOT MY OWN CAR…AT EVERY STOP LIGHT HOME, I CLOSED MY EYES… IT WAS SO MUCH FUN, AND EXCITEMENT.

WE GOT A 3/4 SHEET CAKE, CHOCOLATE MOUSSE AT THIS WONDERFUL BAKERY CALLED RUBY’S .. WE STILL HAVE 1/4 OF IT LEFT IN OUR FREEZER, AND JUST ATE THE REMAINDER PIZZA LAST NITE.

MOTHER’S DAY WAS MY CHOICE..TABLESIDE GUACAMOLE AND CHIPS AND NACHOS…AND THEY ALL HAD THE BUFFET.. WANDA, JT AND OUR FAMILY AND HARRISONS GRANDPARENTS FROM FLORIDA FILLED THE TABLE.. AND GPA HUTCH WAS SO GENEROUS HE FOOT THE BILL.

I DIDNT’ EAT AGAIN TILL MID DAY THE NEXT DAY.

LAST NIGHT I GOT THE OPPORTUNITY TO SING AT UPRIGHT CABARET’S 4TH ANNIVERSARY .WANDA , JT AND AMY SUPPORTED ME. I SANG SINCE I FELL FOR YOU. I WAS 3 RD TO LAST, WHICH IS HARD, CUZ IT’S LIKE BEING AT AN AUDITION AND LITERALLY SEEING YOUR PEERS PERFORM, AND THAN YOU HAVE TO DO YOUR THING..AND I CAN’T EAT OR DRINK, OR BE FREE , CUZ I’M IN TRAINING TILL THE MIC IS OFF. SOME NICE TALENT. I LOVE TY TAYLOR, WHO CLOSED IT..HE WAS MY DOODY ON BWAY IN GREASE..AND YOU PROBABLY SAW AND HEARD HIM WHEN THE SHOW INXX WAS ON AND THEY WERE LOOKING FOR A LEAD SINGER. ADAM LAMPERT USUALLY PERFORMS AT UPRIGHT, BUT HE’S BUSY. I WAS HOPING HE AND DANNY GOKEY WOULD BE THE 2 DUELING ARTISTS. AND I LITERALLY WEPT WHEN DANNY WAS CUT. EVERY TIME HE SANG, I WAS MOVED..BECAUSE HE SINGS FROM HIS HEART AND IT’S NOT JUST ABOUT AMAZING NOTES…IT COMES FROM SOMEWHERE REAL AND AUTHENTIC.. LOVE HIM. ADAM IS BLESSED WITH VOCAL CHORDS OF MAGIC.. AND THEY SAY HE’S SO GENUINE AND HUMBLE. LOVE THAT TOO.

ALRIGHT I GOT 6 HOURS SLEEP. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF YOU HAVE FUN AND GET HOME AT 1:15 IN THE MORNING, WHEN YOUR SON JUMPS ON THE BED AT 6:50 READY TO PLAY STAR WARS…

BIRTHDAYS, BIRTHS, MOTHERS AND VISITORS

OK I’M NOT EVEN GOING TO ATTEMPT TO WRITE ABOUT HARRISONS 6TH BDAY ON SATURDAY,AND MY 1RST MOTHERS DAY YESTERDAY FOR A FEW DAYS. AS TIM DOWNLOADS 3 MILLION PHOTOS..LOL.

THESE PHOTOS ARE MY NEW GREAT NIECE JESSALYN, BORN TO 1 OF MY 18 NIECES AND NEPHEWS. PHOTOS ARE OF MY MOM, DAD AND SISTER JILL(THE GMA) HOLDING HER.

THE WKND WAS AMAZING. HARRISONS GRANDPARENTS CAME IN AND ARE STILL HERE. WANDA AND JT GOT OFF THE PLANE AND CAME STRAIGHT TO THE PARTY AT JUMP AND JAMMIN..I GOT TO WEAR MY MARY DELGADO HAT ORGANIZING THE CHAOS AND FUN THAT ENSUED, AND YESTERDAY STUFFED MYSELF SILLY ON NACHOS, GUACAMOLE AND CHIPS AND A FEW SIPS OF MY FRIENDS AND FAMILIES MARGARITAS.. I WAS DESIGNATED DRIVER AND MOM

ALSO ON FRIDAY¬† I HAD A CALLBACK FOR A COMMERCIAL THAT LASTED ALMOST 3 HRS, LOL, AND STILL MADE THE LAST HALF HOUR OF HARRISONS TBALL GAME.. SO MANY ADORABLE PHOTOS AND ACTION TO COME.. AND SORRY I HAVEN’T READ ANYONE’S EMAIL YET.. THIS IS STILL SO NEW.. WEARING THIS NEW HAT I MEAN…BUT THANKYOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CARDS AND WELL WISHES

4 DAYS AND COUNTING

TILL HARRISON TURNS 6 YEARS OLD. SUDDENLY , SPIDERMAN HAS TAKEN A BACK SEAT TO HIS STAR WARS OBSESSION.HE LOVES LUKE SKYWALKER ,AND WANT S TO WEAR ALL WHITE WITH A BELT AND PLAYS WITH¬† HIS LIGHT SABER AND FIGHTS US. HIS GRANDPARENTS ARE COMING IN AND WANDA AND JT TOO. WE’RE HAVING A PIZZA PARTY FIRST ,AND THAN WE GO TO THIS PLACE CALLED JUMP AND JAMMIN…FOR EXACTLY WHAT THE NAME SAYS. BOUNCERS, FOOZEBALLS, MUSICAL DODGEBALL, CLIMBING..ETC…

I FINALLY FOUND A STAR WARS CAKE HE WOULD APPROVE OF, WITH CHOCOLATE CAKE AND CHOCOLATE MOUSSE FILLING..AMAZING…TODAY I HAVE A COMMERCIAL AUDITION FOR AN UPTIGHT LIBRARIAN, HOWEVERSHE’S NOT COLD OR HARSH..JUST AUTHORATATIVE AND STIFF..LOL. SOUND FAMILIAR…ANYWAY..I’LL HAVE PHOTOS VERY SOON. HARRISONS DOING GREAT IN TBALL..BUT REALLY JUST LOVES THE CAMRADERIE OF HIS NEW FRIENDS.. LOVE TO YOU ALL