Thursday, January 13, 2011
Traveling Thursdays: Bob's Big Boy, Ellen, & Tart with the Gaggle of Gals
Last week, thanks to my friend Marlene, I was able to see a live taping of the Ellen Show with the Gaggle of Gals. For our special road trip day, my pop-culture guru friend Doug suggested Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank for our lunch. What a great suggestion, as it is chock full of retro goodness!
The girls just couldn’t wait to have their photo taken with Bob:
Of course I couldn’t be left out:
After lunch, we headed over to the Warner Brothers Studio, parked the car, and unfortunately, I had to leave the camera behind. Yes, even I obey some rules about cameras.
Cell phones were allowed to be used up until we got into the studio itself; while in the waiting area, Mar-Mar snapped shots of our passes into the show:
I posed with Pilar and showed off my pass...
...shortly before I took a quick disco nap. Anyone who knows me knows that the chances of me falling asleep in the middle of a show, movie, or almost any event is almost guaranteed if I don’t get a nap in first.
The freezing cold temperature of Ellen’s studio helped keep me awake. Her schtick throughout the show was that she would be exercising continuously. And she did.
Ryan Gosling entered to a cheering crowd; he really was an excellent guest. The two had a very good banter going back and forth, and he did a great job of deflecting Ellen’s not-so-subtle inquiries as to his relationship status with Michelle Williams.
Thanks to my bright red rugby shirt, if you squint, you can see me in the audience:
Gosling showed off his Jumpin' Jammerz, which he not only gifted to his family for Christmas, but to the studio audience as well, who immediately put them on! Mine was cute, but way too small, so it was given to one of my friends when I returned.
Camille Grammer was the other guest; she basically got courtesy applause.
Ellen seemed totally incredulous that Camille would allow her life to be taped. Despite saying that it was Kelsey's idea, I really don’t think anyone bought it. No matter how much she claimed that she was not "the character" portrayed on "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," she still seemed crazy to me.
From one tart to another Tart, we enjoyed a delicious dinner at Tart, located at The Farmer’s Daughter Hotel directly across from The Grove Shopping Center in Hollywood.
Mar-Mar’s birthday was the perfect excuse to order Tart’s S'more pie!
This one deserves a closeup!
Thanks to the Gaggle of Gals for another great day!
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