July 11, 2011

"Hello Gorgeous" - Nose 2 Nose with Barbra Streisand?

I must have a pretty loud voice because the universe heard me! 

In my previous  blog entry I was complaining (like a good New Yorker does) about the lack of celebrities in Suburbia. Well, a few days ago I received confirmation of a contest I entered. I WON the opportunity to meet one of the greatest stars living today!!! OMG, I am hyperventilating just thinking about it... Barbra Streisand!!! WTF??? This has got to be some sort of kharma! Two New York kids meeting nose to nose in Vegas. (If I had a choice it would've been Brooklyn, but this makes it even more surreal).

Okay, okay. Breathe. What do you wear... what do you say when meeting Barbra? It's not that I never met or had celebrity run ins, but THIS is an actual meeting... she's expecting ME on the set! It's all a bit much to digest, but the reality of it all is starting to settle in. Now I really do feel like a "Suburbanite", a "New Yorker" wouldn't be nervous at all. It's something that happens a lot to New Yorkers... okay maybe not being invited to the set to chat, but walking by a set as they are filming. I guess I still have the New Yorker in me, because I did switch flights & seat assignments already. And of course I'll request photo approval, but other than that... OMG!!!

I feel better being able to share my experience as it's happening, so I can remember the emotions that have been snowballing. Starting with disbelief, increasing anxiety & escalating to being totally psyched!

BTW, Have I complained about never winning the lottery out here in Suburbia??? I said, have I complained about  NEVER winning the lottery out here in Suburbia? Helllooo, are you listening?

Thanks for visiting my blog and please leave any comments, suggestions or thoughts about NYC vs Suburbia. I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon.


  1. Ok... Vini you dont know me but I work with Christina and she sent me your blog 5 days ago so i can find out about your meeting with the one and only BARBRA.... Im dying to find out all the details.I am totally envious.... PLEASE PLEASE update your blog!!! :)

    Thank you.... Tony Scaturo

  2. Thanks for the interest, Tony. I am in the process of a rewrite & may be having my blog entry as a two parter. I want to make sure that I don't leave out any details & to fully share the experience with all those that are interested in this amazing experience that I could only dream about!

  3. Thanks Vini. I will await your blog entries patiently as possible and I will totally appreciate all the details. VERY EXCITING!!

  4. I want to join you on Twitter. I'm new to all this. How do I find you. Hope meeting Barbra was as fantastic as I can only dream. Lucky, lucky you.

  5. i can't wait to hear the details! i am a huge Barbra fan i know everything about her life and her personally i can't wait to learn more! :) oh and make sure you add in how much time you had with her and if she is tall in person or short and that she is proabably more stunning in person than in movies and Tv! oh gosh i am freaking out just thinking about if i ever got to even get a glimpse of her in person. okay i need to calm down :) i'm so happy for you!



  6. Fabulous writing - You brought me right there with you and I enjoyed it! I could actually feel the love and energy! So happy for you (and to learn that you're getting married!! CONGRATS! XOXOX) Thx, kb