So, I am laying here in bed, struck down with an ear and throat infection. I wouldn’t normally complain so much but this darned infection has also struck down my plans to fly to LA and meet Elton John.
Yes, the kind doctor at the clinic looked into my throat and ears, handed me a prescription for Amoxicillin and, since I blew my eardrum back in August landing in New York for BlogHer, strict instructions to stay away from airplanes for the next ten days.
Since I was due to fly out Friday morning and it is now Tuesday, my trip to Beverly Hills is officially off.
I am reeling from disappointment because, thanks to Disney, I was going to be flying down to meet a great group of mom bloggers and to see the premiere of Touchstone Pictures’ animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet, walk the red carpet, and interview and party with the stars including, yes… Elton John!
(Should I admit that I am old enough to have had many, many years of listening to Elton John?)
I’ll also miss hanging out in Hollywood with these other great bloggers:
Lee Allport – My Sentiment Exact Lee
Sunny Andersen – Babble.com
Brandy Arivett – Not So Average Mama
Caryn Bailey – Rockin’ Mama
Carey Bryson – About.com
Bonnie Cruice – Classy Mommy
Tricia Fandrey – The Night Owl Mama
Ana Flores – Spanglish Baby
Kathrynn Hodson – A Mom’s Impression
Heather Maddan – LilSugar.com
Sylvia Martinez – Mama Latina Tips
Lissette Perez – New York Chica
Kasandria Reasoner – Southern Bella’s Ways To Save
Crystal Britton Reagan – Simply Being Mommy
Jeana Shandraw – Deals4Dummies
Kimberly Vetrano – She Scribes
Have you seen the trailer yet for Touchstone Pictures’ animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet? I think it looks a ton of fun so check it out.
The greatest love story ever told, starring…garden gnomes? In the upcoming “Gnomeo & Juliet,” Shakespeare’s revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury (“Shrek 2”) and showcasing both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness?
Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors.
Written by Susan Carraretto, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.