Today was somewhat of a lazy day. I took the day off so I could do some school stuff and quite possibly go to a movie. Well, I did the school stuff...but then I got a better offer. I went on a Warner Brothers studio tour!
The last tour that I remember is the Universal Back Lot tour, in which I ended up on the set of some movie because I had wandered off, and I ran into Steven Spielberg who directed me back to where I should have been in the first place. But that was AGES ago.
Anyhooters, I had the day off and my cousin wanted to take me over there, so off we went. I'm not necessarily a star stalker, well...not unless you're this guy, and I probably wouldn't recognize you unless you were in a movie because I don't watch TV much. But you'd figure you'd see a COUPLE of stars on a working lot, right?
I saw the woods where they taped True Blood, one of my favorite new TV shows. Comes on HBO and if you haven't seen it, you're missing out. Really. They showed us Merlotte's, the lagoon where they filmed Treasure Island (which is incidentally, the same "woods"), and they filmed parts of The Last Samurai there.
Also in the woods, I saw: A random folding chair, and some squirrels.
No people. No actor-types, not even a under-fed starlet. WTF?
The tour was fabulous. I saw the set for Chuck, the Friends old set, where they filmed Gilmore Girls...which is one of my favorite shows and the street where they filmed Rent (Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes...). I even got sorted by the sorting hat: Slytherin. Me? Sneaky? Nooo... LOL.
And to top it off...I went to McCormick & Schmicks's across the street from the Warner Brothers lot for lunch. I had a long island ice tea, because they are so good there. I reached down to pick up my napkin and look back up to see the wait staff ushering big & famous star into a booth and pulling the curtain so they can eat in peace. Well, damn. I missed it.
So I guess there were no stars out today. I guess I'll do my star gazing like I always do, when they randomly end up visiting the hospital for whatever it is, they come there for. Let's just hope it's not while I'm singing in the bathroom thinking I'm alone.