Got a lot of blackberries? Then check out this recipe for Blackberry Mojito Fruit Leather.

I'm not a huge fan of fruit leathers, but this turned out super good! And, really, you can't go wrong with blackberries, mint and rum.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Premiere excitement

Wow. Just wow. I really don't know what else to say about last night's screening and premiere of the pilot episode of Mission: Sustainable. I don't know what the final head count was, but there were over 1,000 people that RSVP'd to the event. Even though the event was free, it was considered SOLD OUT. The doors opened at 7:00, but people were lining up outside at 6:30. From what I heard the line was so long it wrapped around out through the Seattle Center. Just wow.

Our fantastic emcee, Gabriel Scheer, (who is the reason why I am even associated with the show because he sent me the email about the auditions last summer), kicked off the evening. He runs Seattle Greendrinks and is a partner in Re-Vision Labs, along with Melinda of One Green Generation. Melinda was there as well, filming the event (see picture at left - thanks Melinda!).

I had seen the pilot before down in Eugene, but they had done some tinkering with it over the last few weeks and the final version was really well edited. It was fun and I felt glamorous sitting in the front row and watching the show up on the big screen. I have to say I was totally giddy and nervous at the same time. People laughed at all the right times and were exceedingly receptive to the show.

After the screening we all (cast and production crew) got up on the stage for some accolades and, as we were walking out, Gabriel pulled me out of the line to let people know about my dress - that it was made from used men's neckties - so I took a turn for people to check it out. The production crew had been promoting it on Facebook, so many people already knew about it.

We then did a lot of mingling and eating and I got to meet some readers of my blog as well as chat with a ton of people who had watched the screening. There were many people interested in checking out my dress and, hands down, everyone was amazed at how awesome it looked. And, if I do say so myself, it looked awesome. The funny thing was walking around and people looking at me like they knew me and smiling and coming up to talk. I felt like a movie star.

We then headed down to a swanky club in Belltown for the afterparty and I had a great time catching up with some cast members and others. Alas, I was going to turn into a pumpkin if I didn't get home by midnight, so we wrapped up my Cinderella evening. Even though I was exhausted I had a hard time sleeping last night - I was so high from the excitement, but mostly, just happy.

Thanks to all the cast and crew and fans for such a wonderful evening!

13 comments:

Greenpa said...

:-)

Wonderful.

swiggett said...

So exciting! Any pictures of the big night?

Kristen said...

Congrats!! That is fantastic!

Lisa said...

I was looking forward to your premiere report! I'm so glad it went so wonderfully!

dixiebelle said...

I am so happy for you. Congratulations, you deserve it. I wish we could get to see the show in Australia... but will have to watch it online!

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

congratulations! can't wait to see pictures. :)

Chris Duke said...

Awesome, sis! I'm glad it went so well for you!

Lisa Sharp said...

How awesome Deanna!!! I hope I can see it sometime. :)

Oh and the dress was beautiful!

Mindful Momma said...

Very cool! Hope the show gets picked up!

Farmer's Daughter said...

Sounds so great! You ARE a star!

Laura said...

I was there! The show was great and, I concur, you did look awesome. :)
I was so starstruck that I was too shy to say hello. My boyfriend had no such shyness and chatted you up telling you how I talk about your blog all the time.

Oh, and when I saw sold out we almost didn't go. But David, my boyfriend, said we should just bus on down there and see if we could get in. And we did. :)!

Congrats and cheers to you!

Crunchy Chicken said...

Laura - I remember talking with David last night. I'm glad you were able to come and am glad you enjoyed the show. Next time I hope we can meet, I won't try to force a DivaCup on you or anything :)

Melinda said...

You looked stunning, Deanna! Such a great dress. What an awesome group of people coming together around a great project. It was a fabulous event!

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