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A Thousand Words (Uh… a Picture Post)

I’m still sick-ish, so you get a bunch of photos from last week.

Bidens and MeOfficial White House Photo

This is from the reception I went to at the Vice President’s residence earlier in the week.  Why yes, my eyes are closed.  You know what I say: every second is a good time to blink.

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On Friday, I took my sick self to the White House to cover a very cool event matching high schoolers with people from Hollywood.  I wrote about the film symposium over on BlogHer.  The White House uploaded the First Lady’s speech on YouTube:

And here are some photos I took from the event.  The guests for the panel discussion were David Frankel (director: The Devil Wears Prada), Ryan Coogler (director: Fruitvale Station), Harvey Weinstein (producer: uh… of everything), Whoopi Goldberg (actress), Blake Lively (actress), Naomie Harris (actress), Bruce Cohen (producer: Silver Linings Playbook).  Todd Wagner (producer: Akeelah and the Bee) joined the panel midway through.  Gayle King moderated the discussion.

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Weinstein, Goldberg, Lively, and Harris behind the First Lady.

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King addressing Goldberg, Lively, Harris, and Cohen.

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Lively and Harris.

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The whole panel, with Wagner taking Goldberg’s seat.

Not shown: The enormous quantities of used tissues filling my rubbish bin.  My raw, red nose.  The black three-inch high heels I bequeathed to the ChickieNob for dress-up in a moment of poor judgment.  Did I mention my raw, red nose?  The empty bottle of Reed’s Spiced Apple Cider that I didn’t think I’d like at all but was insanely good.  And my very raw, very red nose from all the aforementioned tissues.

9 comments

1 Katherine A { 11.12.13 at 10:24 am }

Sorry to hear you’re still not quite well yet, hope you are feeling better very soon. Thanks for sharing the photos!

2 A.M.S. { 11.12.13 at 11:11 am }

Ahem. I’m still waiting for fox and horse pics!

3 loribeth { 11.12.13 at 11:12 am }

Great photos! 🙂

Naomie Harris was in Skyfall, the last James Bond movie — & will no doubt be in any other new ones to come, based on the revelation of her identity in the final scenes of the movie. 😉

4 Aerotropolitan Comitissa { 11.12.13 at 11:22 am }

Get well soon!

5 jjiraffe { 11.12.13 at 11:36 am }

You look great, even sick! Blake Lively got some flack for her “teachable moment” answer at that panel (I follow this Hollywood stuff): do you remember how it played out in person? (I guess she refused to participate with her high school after they refused to graduate her?)

6 It Is What It Is { 11.12.13 at 12:59 pm }

Love the first pic especially.

Sorry you are still sick but I see that hasn’t slowed down your posts, one bit. I still haven’t read the last 5 or 6 or 7?

7 Pepper { 11.12.13 at 3:04 pm }

Such a cool event! Sorry you’re not feeling well, but man would I have loved to be in the room with that group.

8 Lori Lavender Luz { 11.12.13 at 3:46 pm }

If I saw only the pix and not your caption, I would think you look simply radiant.

Maybe I’m biased. But you DO look great.

“Tis better to look good than to feel good.”

9 Kasey { 11.13.13 at 8:12 am }

Boo for feeling sick! Hope you (and your nose) are doing better today! What an amazing exrience!

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