ME & BETTY WHITE SPEND THE DAY TOGETHER
As I woke up this morning, I was still giggling about spending the day with Betty White. I was asked to do her makeup at the grand opening of the new Museum of Broadcast Communications. I was especially excited sinceMass Comm/ Broadcast Journalism was my major in college! (Yes, I was going to be a TV reporter!) Imagine that!
I posted on Facebook that I have done a lot of celebrity makeup- but nothing made me giddy with delight the way Miss Betty did. She was on my “Top 5″ list of people to meet..much less do their makeup!
When I was in LA last year I only took one photo on the Hollywood Star walk…..and it was this one: (and because I saw it right outside my beloved Starbucks)
When Betty walked into the room we grabbed each others hands and I said “You are as cute as a speckled pup in a red wagon!” to which she replied “I wish I had a speckled pup”. We laughed hysterically and I said “ME TOO!” I knew our love for animals would be great conversation!
She is exactly the person you see on TV. She rocks a hot pink lip and has the most gorgeous skin. Donna, her assistant was also just as lovely. I wanted to put them both in my convertible and drive them around the city. Truly both beautiful people inside and out.
Over 3 hours, mostly of sitting and waiting between TV interviews, Betty, Donna and myself had a chance to sit and chat about all kinds of things. Mostly of our pets. Like me, Betty loves her dog, a golden retriever named Pontiac. She also tickled me about going to the White House a few days before and the highlight of her trip was meeting “BO” the First Family’s dog. (It’s ok, I would have been more delighted with that too!) and how Bo lead her all around the White House grounds giving her the “tour”. Betty, Donna and myself shared photos of our pets and “grand pets” and how they couldn’t wait to see them after a long week of hustle and grind.
Also in this 3 hours, I also got Betty to do a quick video Happy Birthday video for my friend and talented Chicago wedding photographer, Jeremy Lawson. Jeremy and I love to say the word “YANKED”. It’s our version of the word “awesome”. What transpired is this little story that all unfolded on Facebook:
Thanks for a great morning Miss Betty and Donna! I hope to see you again when you come back to our beautiful city!