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    Johnnie's Addictive GAL
  • Birthday 05/09/1969

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    Wantagh, Long Island, NY USA
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    Gerard Butler, Scotland, Outlander,<br>a free-lance artist -<br>watercolors-pen & ink, charcoal, acrylics<br>movies, writing, gardening, travel, Broadway, <br>beach, animals and friends, lots of dear friends.<br>
  1. I know that's the only chink in the idea of a worldwide celebration for Gerry's 40th! Alas, if I had the opportunity I would hightail it to Glasgow as well. Thanks for reminding me,Susan- I had almost forgotten that the Glaswegians found my Lawn-Guy-Land accent charming.... I wish you a marvelous time in the 'olde country." Us New Yawkers will miss you. Donna
  2. Hi GALS... I hope this is okay to post...we are celebrating Gerry's 40th Birthday in our usual style in New York City and wanted to make sure to invite you... 5th Annual Birthday Bash (Gerry's 40th) in NYC~ We are very pleased to announce that the Bday Bash will be held on Sat. October 24th St. Andrews 140 West 46th Street (their new location) 4pm-7pm The party will include a complete buffet (Hors d'oeuvres, 3 main dishes) 1 hour open bar- (the next 2 hours will be a cash bar) $69.00 per person to be paid thru Paypal only.....email roro9093@aol.com "After Party" ~ main floor St. Andrews! Live Celtic Band 9 pm- 1 am As always, we will have plenty of Gerry/Scottish related items in the raffle. We are also hoping to have some NYC related items, and just plain irresistable stuff as well. (this is where we need everyone's help and genorosity, as in years past.) St. Andrews is looking forward to hosting us this year and its upstairs party room is ideal. Finally...they have a room to accomodate the Gerry fans! Let us know what you are planning to bring for the raffle when you decide, in order for us to keep a running list and hint at any "big ticket" items. We hope to have a little surprise or two...no Gerry isnt joining us...hence the "GERRY WILL NOT BE ATTENDING THIS EVENT" notice. NicoleD has graciously volunteed to head up the Raffle gathering...we're hoping that our buddies Cinderella and Denise57 will help set up again since they all did such a bang-up job last year. ******* And since after 5 years we may be running short of Gerry/Scottish related ideas for the raffle, we've decided to have a theme this year...its going to be called 'Six Degrees of Gerard Butler" ...so that gives us tons of leeway...and lots of fun things to work with! (you can put a little tag on each item tracing its relationship t0 Gerard. Should be very interesting. ****** In keeping with simultaneous worldwide party theme... we were requested to have party on this date. Since the weather is often wacky (who could forget last years monsoon?)...the "after party" is simply down a flight of stairs!!! And if you get drenched this time, it won't be b/c of the rain..."say no more say no more" as Monty Python used to say! As of this writing Rosa and I are planning to donate the proceeds of your generosity to more than one charity... Kids Kicking Cancer, Trees for Life and most likely one other NY one. We're sure that a tidy sum will be raised thru eveyone's heartfelt donations. In addition, see below for hotel and activity suggestions for those of you who will making a long or short weekend of it. These activity ideas are strictly on an independent ...gather a few GB friends and go on your own basis. (not like a hardcore convention since NYC is such an eclectic mix!). This should, as in the past years be so much fun...we look forward to another successful bash and catching up with all our friends, old and new. Some suggestions for hotels~ Stanford Hotel, Broadway Plaza, Holiday Inn Express, Roosevelt Hotel, Hampton Inn Times Square, Radisson Lexington Ave Hotel and The Milford Plaza to name a few in the general vicinity. Not all of these hotels will let you book just one night. We usually stay 2 days and enjoy the city! Of course, if you split the room two or three ways... it can be quite reasonable. Book early. Thru the hotel itself or Expedia.com ,Travelocity etc...you know the drill. Some suggestions for activities~ Almost all of the museums (except for Moma which is $20) are practically free (entrance with a suggested donation!!)- the Metropolitan Museum of Art is second to none and The Museum of Natural History (the Guggenheim etc)are also amazing. You can get tickets for a Bdway show in Times Square TKTS- half price...if you havent seen Chicago yet...go! Don't forget the Naked Cowboy in Times Square (and he's running for mayor). A few hours strolling in Soho or Tribeca is always a treat (signature designer stores abound including Jo Malone)...a hanson cab ride thru Central Park or just taking pictures of Radio City or Rockefeller Center while so "touristy" is still a huge photo op...especially without the holiday crowds. Grab yourself a New York or New Yorker magazine when arriving and it will be a comprehensive guide to shows, clubs, pubs, restaurants, and caberets. Sign up to the Village Voice online for specials too. I'm sure all of you 'regulars' can suggest even more cool things to do! ~~ Donna and Rosa
  3. Ladies~ As far as vegetarian goes- there will be salad (probably cesaer)and a pasta dish as well as bread and cheeses and dessert. In case Marg didn't mention it: it's an OPEN BAR- which includes all top shelf liquors, wine, beer and soda. Woo hoo! Yes, alas, Roger has left St Andrews but there are always lovely young bartenders there regardless!!! Looking forward to seeing you on 10/25 ~Donna/secondchancetart
  4. Hey Lisa~ That's the picture I took for Laurie. Just saying....... ~Donna
  5. Thank you Debrasue. It was a delight to see him so close again, those sparking blue eyes and gentle demeanor. We all tried to be ladies and just be able to say thank you in our own way... to someone who has given us such a source of joy. ~Donna
  6. After hemming and hawing all morning I finally decided I could go into the city after all to meet my Gerry girls in front of NBC studios after all. I got out of the cab at 4 (they had been waiting since about 7 am ) and they gave me a rock star greeting. People looked around expecting to see someone famous. I blushed, kisses and hugs all around. You have heard what happened with the standby tickets, etc. This is just my little happy happy joy joy minute (or 43 seconds): As it turned out, after lots of confusion - with the black limo pulling up and all hell breaking loose... Alan getting out of the car first, I did get a chance to talk to Gerry outside his limo. With the razzi crushing in on him... I got pushed up against the car door with him on the other side. My digital camera ran out of power at this exact moment- so I yelled to Laura behind me- "give me your camera"- and got a decent shot for her. And now it was deer in the headlights time....... This is when Gerry looked me straight in the eyes- this is his most disarming habit...and we talked as tho we were sitting in a cafe having a latte. Real casual. How, I haven't a clue! "Hi Gerry..." (not shouting) "Hi how are you?" (Mr. Cool) "Great. Are you going to DTK this year?" (Believe me I didn't know what to say) "I don't know." (He is tan and his thick hair, its perfect shade) "Well, I talked to Geoffrey yesterday.... "(he is still looking at me but signing autographs) "You did?" (I detected an amused look) "Yes." He smiles and looks back into my eyes. And they were very blue. " .. I don't even know when it is..." (more autographs and pictures- crowd starting to get unruly) " April 2nd! " He smiles again amid shouts and shoves and says " ok, then. " And he is rushed off. No I didn't tell him how I loved 300 (I should have), or anything else that you actually have to have prescence of mind to do. (Like do you remember me? As if!!!!) And then I realized I had my camera phone on me... And if you didn't know me, you'd say ...bull, you're making this up. I didn't. My other friends got their moment with him later after the show. They have all posted already. But, I especially loved Rosa's because it was her first time. We celebrated a little too much (my head!) at St Andrews afterwards swapped stories, took more photos (yeah, now I had new batteries) and I got to have another nice chat with Andrew too. Loved every crazy moment. Thanks in general to all the girls- it was so good to see everyone. Rosa, Steph, Marg, Stacy, Lisa, Sue, Judy, Laura....thanks for sharing your photos with the dumb camera lady. It was a joyful cluster of buddies and it was a nice feeling having the commraderie amid all the craziness. Thanks ladies- Love and blue unbuttoned shirts........... Donna
  7. WIN A DVD SIGNED BY GERARD BUTLER! Next week we are giving away "Beowulf & Grendel" DVD's signed by Gerry! Anyone who entered this week's contest is already in the pool for the DVDs. You must re-enter each week and answer the trivia question correctly for your chance to win. Join us as we celebrate the DVD release on Tuesday, September 26. Entrants must be legal residents of the United States. Donna - Sandie - Teresa www.kenesa.com/beowulf-grendel
  8. Big Congrats to you!!! Isn't he lovely??? enjoy the Prince :dance: Donna
  9. Yes, they got their first and fourth prizes mixed up...maybe its a typo- but it IS 20 signed dvds- Barbara at Union Station Media had never met Gerry and was being "its a job..." in other words: what's all the fuss about. Until she met him. And then her tune changed dramatically. :funnyabove: Ah Gerry, Gerry... to be that irresistable is such a cross to bear. By the way - dont forget to enter the www.kenesa.com/beowulf-grendel contest too. It's a piece of cake. Donna
  10. He was in LA when he gave the radio interview.. correct me if I am wrong. He was in Scotland first, on holiday and then hopped over to Iceland. I am sure he is on stealth mode now..lol He's such a tease! :inlove: Donna
  11. ...And you could hear the excitement in his voice at the prospect of introducing his baby to his family. Awww, if she was just a little older she would have been literally smothered with tlc by his "clan". They are such a loving and affectionate crew to begin with- can you just imagine them with this pup? Next time, Lolita. Meanwhile I scoped out Wire Images, Getty, etc and havent found any pictures of GB in Iceland. And superficial as I am at times, I'm dying to see what length his extraordinary hair is now. I always hear the Andie McDowall commercial in my head "don't hate me because I'm beautiful." I would kill for hair like his!!! :inlove: Donna
  12. Yes, that's it, Lisa... The Iceland International Film Festival... got the info from Jon from B&G and Wrath of the Gods. Gerry loves that country... it was so nice of him to attend! :inlove: Donna
  13. Yes, you guessed it...Gerry was there for the "premiere" of Beowulf and Grendel and he attended the after party.(After all its just a short plane trip from Scotland). I sure hope some nice pictures were taken of the ever-gorgeous and ever-photogenic Mr.Butler! -Donna
  14. I think that there will be spoilers to follow: Okay, I have seen Shadow Company- twice already and no, most of these guys are not immoral bastards. The ones that Nick interviewed were articulate, intelligent businessmen with a strong set of what is right and what is wrong in their own hearts. Yes, they are doing it for the money, but if they do not agree with reasoning behind the contract (i.e. if they are to help with a coup in say, Sierra Leone... then they will turn the job down- great money or not). Some of these men are retired soldiers, from special ops or the navy seals- some are professional soldiers of fortune. Gerry is the voice of James Ashcroft who was in Iraq and speaking from his diary of his time there. James, like many others has taken a job there in order to make money. And the money is great- about $1,000 a day. Of course, these guys are targets just like the American soldiers. Insurgents booby trap roadsides, their SUV's and anything else that they can shoot at. They are there to do a job and apparantly, according to Shadow Company some of them even train US soldiers when they arrive in Baghdad. Of course this was all new to me, and rather than being shocked, I found I was eager to learn what Nick put forth on his documentary. Soldiers of Fortune, mercenaries, security contractors....they are doing a job over there, a job that there is a market for. I cannot say that I found any of these guys reprehensible, or bloodthirsty- just looking to make a living at what they were trained to do. And its a very profitable living- as long as they live long enough to spend it. Donna
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