|Keep the lights low.|
Each pool party has had a DJ, and a few added a celebrity guest. Early in the summer, I heard Mario Lopez would be coming, so I marked my calendar immediately for that event. The only other celeb who'd be coming this summer was a former Playboy Bunny. Pass.
After 2 hours of chatting, watching cougars dance, and avoiding a former classmate, there was a clamor by the pedestal. We fluttered to the area surrounded by rope and bouncers to see he had arrived - The Mario Lopez! Hundreds of people pushed the limits of where we could stand, cameras in hand, incessantly flashing at the spotted celebrity. For a few minutes, he did an on-camera interview, then shook hands with the interviewer and other few people on that side of the rope. He then walked up to the private sofa and table of drinks on a platform. The celeb gave a little smile and wave to the crowd of cameras, causing all sorts of clucks and screams, then sat down and had a drink.
living room, plopped into the public. With each little sip and puff, fans slowly lost interest, as their dreams of touching him faded. He was the lion out of its cage that took a nap. There are only so many dark snapshots of Mario Lopez puffing a cigar that one needs.
Just when we almost gave up hope that his quota for 4 poses was filled, he stopped one last time as my hen friend, David, dropped the "birthday" card to grab his attention. The Mario Lopez slowed, stopped, and posed. We had one chance for Tarahen to capture the moment on her phone. Blinded by the flash, he faded back to his vodka and cigar. The lion went back to napping. Maybe next time we'll catch a feeding.
|Success X 4!|