Kelly & Art Director O-blivia - who actually directed these particular shots as she knows all about the "Fun House CRAZY picture
Apparently, she learned how to do this in school.
So I received about 3 emails from O’blivia yesterday. Her Uncle Clark (my brother -in-law) set her up with her very own email account when she was at her Nanny’s house in Jersey, and she is now officially addicted! Livy wanted to inform me that she’d thrown up on the plane – “but at least it wasn’t on dad’s pants this time –THIS TIME, KEl.”
Liv also wanted my number so she could give me a ring. To quote her email yet again: "Girlllll, what is your phone number?... I want to call you!"
So, I emailed her back with my digits, and a few hours later I received a call from the blog star herself not long after.
LIVVY: “KELLY, I MISS YOU SOOOOO MUCH!”
Me: "Livers (sometimes I call her Livers) I MISS YOU TOOO!”
Livvy: “I wish you lived nearby.”
Me: “Me too.”
Livvy: “ I hate United Airlines, I don’t know why, I just do! I think it might have to do with the fact that I threw up on two different United planes! Once on the way to Florida, and once now when we were landed in the Mountains."
Me: “I know, I read your emails – I’m so sorry to hear that. Are you feeling better?”
Livvy: “Me, I feel great now…Well, at least it wasn’t on Dad's pants…THIS TIME!”
Me: “I’m sure he appreciated that Liv.”
Livvy: "I didn’t even have time to say excuse me – I grabbed the barf bag and let it rip!!”
Me: “ Sometimes that's what you have to do...Hey, you know what? When I landed in the mountains, I threw up to - and I don't think I had time to say excuse me either." Then both of us said in unison: “IT’S IN THE JEANS”
Livvy: “Tessie (her fabulous 17-year-old sister who is a much taller, much prettier, much more talented, red-headed version of the author of this blog) told me you wrote about me on your blog. She read it on her iPhone,. I wish I had an iPhone.”
Me: “So do I, and yes, I did write about you on my blog – YOU’RE A BLOG STAR –EVERYONE LOVES YOU! I’ll send you the link right now!”
So I did. A minute later, Livvy had clicked on the link and started to scream bloody murder!
Livvy: “OH MY GOD – WE LOOK SO CUTE!!! LET ME READ ALL ABOUT.”
So we read the post together, out loud, over the phone. She read one paragraph and I read the next. Each of us read our appropriate lines – and I have to say – That kid can run lines better than Meryl Streep! Livvy: “Hey - You didn’t post all of our pictures from the Photo Booth application Kel - Where are the Fun House crazy pics?”
Me: “I know Liv – There were like 100 of them! Someone went a little crazy on the Photo Booth when I was loading up my car.”
Livvy: “Yeah – that was me! I LOVE the sketch one – we look like we’re wearing lipstick! Kel, I’m so glad I got you to love the Jonas Brothers.”
Me: “I’d say you got me to respect the Jonas Brothers Liv. - You got me to respect them.” Livvy: “Tessie says they are pretty balling! I’m on the fence about Hannah Montana Kel,
I hear she’s not very nice offset.”
Me: “Glad to hear it. – The HM part, not the balling part. You shouldn’t really say that,
I mean I think you shouldn’t say that. Ahhh, OK to be honest, I’m not really sure if you should say “balling” or not. I’m really not sure what the rules are on that particular slang term." Well, at least I planted the seed regarding HM. After all, O-blivia is a female and 8 years old and 11 months, after all, so she very well might change her mind regarding the whole Hannah Montana machine. But at least I got her thinking!
Livvy: “Kel, I think I should start a Blog – I HAVE A LOT TO SAY.”
Me: “Oh, I know you do Liv.”
Livvy: “How do I make one?”
Me: “Hmmm, I'm still trying to figure that one out...Anyway, you need to talk to your parents about that. Anyway, what would you talk about and what would you call it?”
Livvy: “I’m not sure what I’d call it, but I have lots to talk about. I could talk about The Jonas Brothers AND my Aunt who has Diabetes (after all I have experience with diabetes Kel,) and The Wizards of Waverly Place. I could also talk about the tap shoes that my aunt who has diabetes (that's you Kel) and who gave me those tap shoes at Nanny’s. And how they were her first pair of high heel tap shoes - which just happen to be size 6, just like my feet are. And how they are all leather, including the uppers & lowers, and how they don’t make shoes like that anymore, I mean they cost 30 dollars back in the 80’s. And how both my Aunts taught me to tap…. My head is full of stuff Kel - I bet I could blog for hours.”
OK, regarding my tap shoes – did I not state in my previous post that the child had a mind like a steel trap and forgets NOTHING! And yes, she is really wearing a size 6 and is only 8 yrs and 11 months - She's the tallest child in her grade. She and her sister inherited the Glamazon jeans; I got the faulty pancreas jean – and size 71/2’s. Though in grade school my feet were considered huge by conventional standards!
Livvy: “I added your blog to my List of Favorites by the way!”
Me: “WELL THANKS, and I added you to my list of favorites by the way! – O-blivia baby,
I gotta go, we’ve been on the phone for an hour, it’s almost 11 p.m. my time!”Livvy: ”OK – 5 more minutes Kelly, I have SO MUCH TO TELL YOU. I told you I threw up on the plane, right? Oh yeah, I already told you that. Hey, how'd you add me to your list of favorites?? KEEELLLLYYY , I miss you and Love you SO MUCH!”
Me: “Yeah Livvy, I miss and love you SO MUCH -BIG TIME.”