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Close Encounters of the ‘Georgie’ Kind…

It’s #ThrowbackThursday today and we have over a week to go until the Oscars, so I thought it would be fitting to share a video of our closest encounter with an A-list celebrity (who happens to be in ‘Gravity’, one of this year’s best picture nominees!).

It’s GEORGE CLOONEY!!! Or as my mom calls him quite affectionately, ‘Georgie’.

My parents were visiting us in London back in 2009, and the London Film Festival was going on at Leicester Square. We decided to check it out as we were walking past, and boy, are we glad we did! Only a few moments later, a limo pulls up and…well, just watch the video!

WARNING: There are a lot of, ‘OMGs’, ‘he’s so cool’, ‘Georgie, Georgie, Georgie!’….It’s all ‘mom’ for that last phrase, and I’m at fault for the first two! I must’ve been having an out of body experience or something, because I can’t remember sounding so crazy! Yeah, I sounded pretty darn LOCO. And as you will see in the video, my mom is just as LOCO as me – calling ‘Georgie’ over like a little puppy, clapping her hands and screaming in a pitch only dogs could hear. Oh mom, I love her. Hen and my dad? They played it cool…

On a side note, Gravity was visually stunning in 3D and in the theatre! I hope everyone had a chance to watch this one on the big screen! Excellent movie! We’re trying to watch all the Oscar nominated films before Oscar Sunday, and we’ve now watched 3/9. Long way to go, but we’ve been very happy with what we watched so far! Check out Gravity, Dallas Buyer’s Club, and Captain Phillips…all super intense from beginning to end! Oh, and we’re watching 12 Years a Slave tonight – can’t wait!

Until the next post,
Joanie x

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