June 14 2012
“Only in New York”…..
My best friend hates this quote, and truthfully, it is overused to the point that it sometimes makes me gag, but there’s really no other way to explain what I experienced yesterday.
Upon turning on to my street yesterday evening, I was met with a full blown movie set for the upcoming film, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The crew was in the process of creating 1940’s Christmas, which meant tons of fake snow.
And much to Lady’s delight, tons of people on the typically quiet street.
A couple of hours later I returned to the street and was met with a true winter wonderland of string lights, wreaths, garland….
And vintage taxis.
Lady became a one-doggy welcome wagon, making friends with every Extra and Production Assistant in sight.
We tried to befriend Kristen Wiig, but she wouldn’t succumb to Lady’s charms.
The highlight of the evening? When Ben Stiller came by the production area (where Lady had made new best friends) and referred to Lady as “the talk of the set”.
Just call me Stage Mom.
At first, security try to shoosh us away, but I informed them that THEY were actually on MY street and I would hang out as long as I’d like (i.e until I couldn’t keep my eyes open anymore at midnight).