Monday, January 24, 2011

What fun!

"The best research for playing a drunk is being a British actor for 20 years." ~  Michael Caine

I had a very fun weekend! Saturday night the bf and I went to a party being given by the production company of the movie he's been working on.  It wasn't the "wrap" party, so we expected it to be just the crew people and their significant others there. Fun, but not a huge deal. So imagine my surprise when one of the film's stars showed up!

Michael Caine - one of my all-time favorites! I didn't get any pictures because I didn't have my camera, and I think it would have been considered in bad taste to take pictures at a private party.

I didn't actually talk to him.  I get tongue-tied when face to face with any sort of celebrity.  But he did touch my hand (well, okay, that was accidental) and he smiled at me! I did see him talk to many other people - including the bf - and he definitely seemed like a genuinely friendly guy.  Mr. (or should I say "Sir"?) Caine's wife was there as well and she was stunningly beautiful.  And despite his quote above, he wasn't drinking.

Then on Sunday we went down to the Riverfront and checked out the Arctic Sunrise, an ice breaking vessel belonging to Greenpeace.  Ironically, before Greenpeace chartered it, the Arctic Sunrise was a sealing vessel.  I learned that fact on the tour, which was full of interesting facts, history and fun artifacts.

My apologies for these small photos.  If I make them larger they become blurry, and I wanted you to be able to read the bumper sticker in the control room.  It says "I brake for whales".  

Greenpeace was making a presence in Wilmington to help in the ongoing fight we've had with a cement company that wants to build a cement plant here, as well as to talk to officials about a nearby power plant that is currently burning coal, but where plans are in place to convert to natural gas in 2013. I was heartened to see how many people showed up to support Greenpeace, and I was happy to wait in line for a good 45 minutes to take the tour.

Throw in some yoga, dinner with a girlfriend on Friday night, a little couch time with a movie (The Other Guys with Will Farrell and Mark Wahlberg - funny!), the bf and furbabies, and popcorn, and brinner* on Sunday night and you've got a very nice weekend.  I hope you had a good weekend too!

*brinner = breakfast for dinner; we had omelettes with cheese, spinach and


  1. Sounds like a fabulous weekend. Your binner is our bupper. Love it!

  2. wow karin it sounds like a pretty great weekend. i love mr. caine too. i think he is an amazing actor. and how awesome about the greenpeace tour. love the bumper sticker. i spent the weekend w/my boyfriend.


  3. Nice weekend. I too am always tongue tied when meeting a celeb. Can't shut me up the rest of the time though....

    Hope you enjoy a snow free week.

    xo Jane

  4. Bonnie - bupper! I love that!
    Janet - I saw how you spent your weekend! Sounds fabulous!
    Jane - I'm a great listener, so I enjoy my talkative friends! And I wish the same for you - a snow-free week! It's looking iffy for us.