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Sunday, June 20, 2010

serendipity

Hey friends ...
THANKS so much for your well-wishes
with my Oprah network audition
It went well.
No call back yet ... but I'll keep you posted.
So anyway, there I was, 5:30 am standing in a very looooooong line
on a sidewalk on a beautiful hill in Laguna Niguel
to get a wristband with a # so I would get an audition.
My daughter Brooke was with me and we were chatting when all of a sudden I thought I heard someone say "Denalee".
What?!?!! In a line of a couple of thousand people in a place I've never been?!
I turned and immediately recognized my friend, Loa, way back from
Donny & Marie Show days!
Holy SCHMOLY! That was 30 years ago!!!
Loa is the all-time-best make-up artist.
And she's my friend.
So the hours in the sun waiting for our turns ended up being very sweet time remembering some of the crazies we worked for, catching up on husbands, children & grandchildren, and laughing a lot. Before we even got our auditions the day was a success!
The combination of Loa, Brooke and Loa's husband David ... well, I couldn't have asked for a better morning!

31 comments:

  1. It's a small world, huh? Glad you got to reconnect with an old friend. xo

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  2. What a wonderful surprise for you!!! All the best with the audition... and there was a reason that you had to be there!!! He certainly works in mysterious ways - doesn't he? :) cheers, HHL ... P.S. I supporting a blog friend who is launching a new business - that a look - she is offering a great give-away!!

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  3. WOWee.. first and foremost, thank you for stepping by my blog, and saying hi! I have a giveaway going on there right now (a few posts down from where you commented about the berries!) and secondly... I've just about spent a half hour reading your most recent posts, and your story of donating your beautiful silver strands to your mother's wig... and the tears have just been flowing! You're one inspirational woman! I'd love to do a feature on you in the near future ( e-mail me at kdaviscreates@yahoo.com if you're interested!)

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  4. Crazy how small the world is sometimes!! I love the new video and the tee your are wearing that sayd Mom likes me best or something!! Your silver strands are gorgeous and so if your mother XOXO

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  5. It's a small world........i hope you have a call today................hugs and blessing from me..............Ria..........

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  6. Sounds like a great day and I agree...it is a very small world at times!!! So glad you got to reconnect!!!

    Have a great one!!!

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  7. I love moments like this when you unexpectedly run into and reunite with old friends. Hope the audition went well. ox

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  8. What a small world! I am sure you`ll get a call back! You're to fabulous not to!

    xo

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  9. It is so amazing sometimes how coincidental things can be. I wish you the best of luck, I can't wait to hear what happens!!! Happy Monday

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  10. What a great day before 6am!! =) Keep us posted, it sounds awesome.
    Have a wonderful week!

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  11. thanks so much for your supportive comments!! <3

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  12. Well at least it helped pass the time while you were waiting in line. This is so exciting. Best of luck.

    xo
    LeAnn

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  13. hey denalee...

    it is over and done with and now the waiting begins for the call back! hehe....

    glad to hear you had fun in the sunny lineup catching up with your old friend!

    ciao bella
    creative carmelina

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  14. How cool is that? I love when things like that happen :). So happy to hear your audition went well!!

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  15. This new Oprah thing is everywhere I look. I'm so out of the loop I didn't even know she is creating a network.

    I think just auditioning takes guts! How exciting! Happy waiting, and I'm hoping you hear back.

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  16. Ah! I love running into old friends!!! cAn't wait to hear the update on the audition :)

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  17. Wow what a small world. I was thinking about you out in CA and wondering how it went!!! I am so excited for you, I can't wait to find what's in store for you girl! I just have a great feeling! xoxoxo

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  18. Congrats! That is so exciting! And one of my favorite people in the world was my Auntie Loa. I miss her. Thanks for putting a smile on my face!

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  19. Oh how wonderful sweetie! It's such a small world and so wonderful when old friends can reconnect :)

    xoxo

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  20. I love when things like that happen, what a small world!

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  21. I know I haven't been following for long, but was so excited for you on the Oprah thing. I spent the day in Laguna the other day and was totally wondering how everything went! Awesome that you saw an old friend in line too...it's the best when things like this happen. yay!

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  22. That is so serendipitous! What a great way to spend what was no doubt a looong day! Best of luck to you, Denalee, I really hope you win!

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  23. It's nice that you saw your old friend. It really is a small world. :3

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  24. I love those moments! I wish you best of luck! I checked out your audition! You are a pro! I voted for you!

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  25. What a great thing to happen besides making the day go faster, it is always great to catch up with old friends! : ) (hope you hear something soon!!!)

    CHEERS! HAPPY MONDAY!

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  26. I hope it's a sign! You were right where you were supposed to be. I'm seriously giddy with excitment. I thought you were going to say someone who reads your blog recognized you, which would be exciting, but finding an old friend is much better. Fingers crossed.

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  27. How fun!!! I hope you get picked!!

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  28. You know what's weird...I posted a nice long comment yesterday but I must have forgotten to click send (or whatever). Anyway, I wanted to say that I think you're amazing regardless of how the audition turns out! And I want hear about your Donny and Marie days. :)

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  29. You are a beautiful woman and your act of kindness makes you even more beautiful. God bless you and your family.
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