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So I’ve had a bit of a Hugh Jackman fixation lately. And by lately, I mean ever since I saw X-Men. Getting to meet him last week was swoon-worthy. And while I really had some things I needed to do this morning, I took a solid hour-long break to watch him on Rachel Ray. This wasn’t just a quick interview, he was on with her for three-quarters of the show. And he was fantastic. I take partial credit for this, since he went right from our interview to her show. We totally warmed him up for her.
Some new things that I learned about him:
- He once peed his pants onstage, while playing Gaston in Beauty and the Beast. And he wasn’t referring to some grade-school production, it was a professional job that he did as an adult.
- He was inspired by Paul Newman to start a coffee company, Laughing Man Coffee, which sells more than just coffee, and all proceeds go to charity.
- He can juggle. He demonstrated with three packages of Laughing Man Coffee.
- He’s incredibly romantic, at least based on the story of how he proposed to his wife.
- His son occasionally uses Hugh’s fame to try to pick up girls.
He’s just yummy. But now I need to get to work. Of course, work today will be incredibly fun, since much of it will consist of testing out a couple of products.
First up is a new camera that Olympus sent me, the PEN E-PM1. I’ve been using point-and-shoots because I’ve been scared of DSLRs – they look scary and complicated. And while I have no problem understanding detailed functions of computers, cell phones, and other gadgets, photography has always confounded me. This camera, however, promises the advantage of a DSLR without the weight and complication, while still leaving room for manual controls when I want to experiment. Can’t wait to play around with it today!
I’ll also be trying a new phone, my third HTC phone in a row. I’ve loved the last two, so I’m exited to try out the new Rhyme, which runs on the Verizon network. The coolest thing I’ve discovered about it without actually turning it on? It has a little cube thing that attaches to the phone while it’s buried in your purse, and lights up to let you know you have a call (and helps you find the phone quickly). Innovative. [Turns out I won’t be reviewing that phone after all. I still think it’s worth a look, I just won’t be the one telling you about it.]
Have a happy Friday!
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