Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Party of the Willow

Bloggie friends!

Today, I've gatecrashed adorable Talli Roland's celebratory launch of her second book "Watching Willow Watts"!

The theme of her party is to come as your alter ego. So without further ado:

"If I could be anyone, I'd like to be..."

RIZZO! Only as played by the wonderful Stockard Channing in Grease (1978).

Why? Cos she's a Pink Lady! She wears black pencil skirts! She's a bad girl with a fragile passionate heart! And Stockard Channing steals the show from gorgeous Olivia Newton John's Sandy after she sings this song.



About Watching Willow Watts: available here and here.

For Willow Watts, life has settled into a predictably dull routine. But everything changes when a YouTube video of Willow's epically embarrassing Marilyn Monroe impersonation gets millions of hits. Instantly, Willow's town is overrun with fans flocking to see the 'new Marilyn'.
When a former flame returns seeking the old Willow, Willow must decide: can she risk her stardom and her village's newfound fortune on love, or is being Marilyn her ticket to happiness?

Charlie says: I watch and I learn


Happy Wednesday! Go Talli!

42 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good thing you selected Rizzo from Grease and not Rizzo from the Muppets! Charlie might have himself a rat snack.

ABBY said...

:::hehehe:::
Good alter ego!
Hello handsome Charlie!
What do you think???
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

KarenG said...

She's the most interesting character in Grease-- well chosen! Only who will Charlie be?

Medeia Sharif said...

This makes me want to watch Grease again. I love that movie, and Rizzo is a great character.

My Willow post will be up in the morning.

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

GREAT CHOICE!!!!!!

Ahhhh Rizzo!!!!

That was probably my theme song in college :)

The book sounds quite interesting as well! I loved this post today, so much fun!
xoxoxo Hi Charlie!! xoxoxo

LynNerd said...

I need to go to Talli's blog and celebrate with her. Her book sounds soooooooo good! I love Grease, and Rizzo is a pretty cool alter ego! What fun.

Oh, thank you for the follow! I don't know if you follow Sharon Mayhew, but she has a beautiful cat, a dog, and just adopted a new kitty, who the vet nursed back from the verge of death. I think you'd like each other's blogs, if you haven't met yet!

mshatch said...

stockard channing was great in that movie.

iasa said...

You haven't lived until you've been awoken by your bald bodybuilding boyfriend singing Look at Me, I'm Sandra Dee to you.

I can assure you it is quite an experience!

Life 101 said...

Smart kitty. I'll have to think about who my alter ego would be.
Food for thought.

Mr Puddy said...

My mom like that movie too. she said thanks for video, remind her a good old days : )
xox

Stephen Tremp said...

Grease is a timeless classic. My wife loves it and I really like it. The songs are great. And Stockard Channing's song steals the show as somehow most of us can relate to the words in some way or another.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Good choice :)I always loved the character Rizzo and the actress who played her!

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

Charlie, you're a man of few words but they're always good ones!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty .. I loved Grease .. that happy sing- dance along bouncy life .. with a few love interests thrown in .. Excellent choice ..

Talli's launch is going great guns by the post dropping through my RSS door .. cheers - lovely and sunny here ..
Hilary

PS Charlie looks totally bemused at these crazy humans ..

Words A Day said...

Rizzo is a great choice! Well done to Talli, sounds like a great book.

Susan Fields said...

Hooray for Talli! And for Rizzo - she was all kinds of cool! :)

Susan Fields said...

Hooray for Talli! And for Rizzo - she was all kinds of cool! :)

Marg said...

It is so interesting how things get so many hits on You Tube. It is just amazing too. Great video. I always did like Greece. Take care. Charlie it looks like you are off somewhere.

Len Lambert said...

Hi Kitty! Oh Rizzo is gorgeous in Grease, isn't she? I loved this film! Congratulations to Talli! :)

Summer Ross said...

Great choice! I love the song and have seen the movie too many times to count!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Charlie are you waiting for the postman to bring you a love letter or a present? Mum says she will look out for that book.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Esme said...

Grease is my all time favourite movie-love singing the songs. I was 15 when my friend and I saved our babysitting money and took the bus downtown to see it. Her 5 year old sister came along and stood with her arms over the chair in front of us watching it. I can still remember that day.

For my 50th I want to have a 50's party dressed up in poodle songs and singing away to Grease.

Charlie's little black spot is so adorable.

Talli Roland said...

Yay! Thank you so much, Old Kitty! And I must say, that is a fantastic choice. Smart, sassy... LOVE!

Thanks loads for playing again! Hugs to you and Charlie.

Theresa Milstein said...

Look at Charlie patiently waiting to get out at that beautiful door!

I LOVED Grease. I collected cards, I sang to the album, and I dreamed of being Sandy. Only when I got older did I appreciate the fabulous Rizzo. Great choice!

notesfromnadir said...

It's great to see this wildly successful launch of Talli's! :)

That's an interesting character choice for you!

What would Charlie be? :)

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Congratulations to Talli!

And Rizzo is a great choice. Stockard Channing was great in that role.

The Chair Speaks said...

Charlie, you really know how to pose for the camera! Nice! :)

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, good choice! Always better to be the bad girl! They definitely have more fun!

Brian said...

Sounds like Willow Watts Words works wonders!!!

Angel-Star said...

dearest Charlie, i love the spot on your back! dearest Rizzo, i love your passionate fragile heart.

Patsy said...

Thanks for the Rizzo clip. Grease is one of my favourite films (must watch it again)

Jamie Burch said...

Great choice! Oh, I just love Stockard Channing. Hope you're having a lovely week. :)

The Golden Eagle said...

I've never seen Grease, but Rizzo sounds like an awesome character! :)

Angie Paxton said...

Great choice! I grew up on that movie and Rizzo was my favorite. I always thought Sandy was WAAAAY overrated.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

That was a good video. :)

Julie said...

Oh, excellent choice. Rizzo totally rocked!

So glad to have found your blog through the launch, it's great to meet you and Charlie! :)

Jemi Fraser said...

I love Rizzo! Love that song too - great choice!

Ann said...

And the shoes! I loved Rizzo too. Great choice and suits you right down to the pink jacket!

Margo Berendsen said...

What, an alter-ego that isn't from Star Trek????

Good thing I like Rizzo.

What a fun premise for a book! I will definitely add that one to the list.

Madeleine said...

What a striking choice. I liked Rizzo too.

LR said...

Sorry I missed yours yesterday. Rizzo is a great one! :)

LTM said...

omg! I love Rizzo! I had a teacher in HS who once told me I looked like Stockard Channing to her.

People tell me the most unexpected things... :D <3