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Archive for December 2012




Happy New Year!

Dec 31st, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I am going to take the next few days off from blogging (yes, again), so that I can celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s day (our last in Pasadena ) with the Grim Cheaper.  I did get to meet Uggie the Dog from The Artist and Water for Elephants yesterday, though, so I thought I’d leave you with a couples of photos that I took with him.   <3

Uggie even gave me a kiss.    And, yes, he really is that cute in person!

I hope […]



Merry Christmas!

Dec 24th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

I am spending the week visiting my parents and therefore will not be blogging.  I hope all of my fellow stalkers have a very merry Christmas!
Until next time, Happy Stalking! 



The “Christmas Vacation” Pool

Dec 21st, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Another Christmas-themed locale that I had long wanted to track down and stalk was Clark W. Griswold’s (Chevy Chase’s) dream pool from the 1989 classic Christmas Vacation.  (Is it odd, by the way, that I can still remember exactly where I was and who I was with the first time I saw the flick back in middle school?  But I digress.)  Being that the pool had only popped up once in the movie and that a very small portion of it was ever shown, I […]



The Former Site of the “Home Alone 2” Motel

Dec 20th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

One Christmas location that I had been absolutely obsessed with finding for years was the supposed Miami, Florida-area motel where the McCallister family – minus Kevin (Macaulay Culkin), of course – stayed in the 1992 flick Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.  I had always assumed that the place was located in Miami, until I noticed a mention on the movie’s IMDB filming locations page that stated that it was actually in Malibu.  Well, believe you me, once I found out that the motel […]



The “Four Christmases” House

Dec 19th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Today’s location is a big one, my fellow stalkers!  Well, it is for me, at least, being that it took me years to find it, as I mentioned in last Friday’s post.  Yes, I am talking about the ultra-modern and gorgeous hilltop home where Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) lived in the 2008 romantic comedy Four Christmases.  Despite the fact that the abode only showed up once in the flick – and very briefly at that – its contemporary façade and bamboo accents […]



A Weekend in Newport

Dec 18th, 2012 | By | Category: Uncategorized

My parents, the GC and I headed down to Newport Beach for the weekend to celebrate my dad’s birthday.  We stayed at the Balboa Bay Club, which, as you can see above, was decorated quite beautifully for Christmas.  If you are in the area, I HIGHLY recommend stopping by to see their lights.  Anyway, we just returned home yesterday evening and I, unfortunately, did not have time to write a post while we were away, but I will be back tomorrow with a whole new […]



Jerry’s House from “Parks and Recreation”

Dec 17th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

As the song goes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and what better way to celebrate than by blogging about holiday-themed locales on each day leading up to the 25th? Hope y’all enjoy them! And now, on with the post! Two Thursday ago, while watching fave show Parks and Recreation, I became just a wee-bit obsessed with the charmingly picturesque home belonging to Jerry Gergich (Jim O’Heir) and his shockingly gorgeous family – wife, Gayle (Christie Brinkley), and daughters, Millicent […]



Marilyn’s House from “Four Christmases”

Dec 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

Early yesterday morning, after what had amounted to years and years of searching and thanks to the assistance of both Mike, from MovieShotsLA, and my good friend Nat, I finally, finally, FINALLY managed to track down the San Francisco-area house where Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon) lived in the 2008 holiday flick Four Christmases.  Woot woot!  The stalking Gods were definitely smiling down upon me yesterday because shortly thereafter I ALSO found the residence where Kate’s mom, Marilyn (Mary Steenburgen), lived in the […]



Diane’s House from “Parks and Recreation”

Dec 13th, 2012 | By | Category: TV Locations

Back in mid-November, a fellow stalker named Vinnie tweeted me to ask if I knew the location of the house belonging to Diane Lewis (whom I had no idea was played by Lucy Lawless, by the way!) – aka the spot where Ron Swanson (Nick Offerman) fixed a pothole – in the Season 5 episode of Parks and Recreation titled “How a Bill Becomes a Law”.  As luck would have it, fellow stalker Owen, from the When Write Is Wrong blog, had tracked down that […]



The “People Like Us” Apartment Building

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Movie Locations

This past weekend, I dragged the Grim Cheaper out to Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga Park (one of my very favorite shopping centers) to do some major Christmas shopping. And “since we were in the area” (cough, cough), I asked if we could make a little stalking stop beforehand at the apartment building where Frankie Davis (Elizabeth Banks) and her son, Josh Davis (Michael Hall D’Addario), lived in the 2012 flick People Like Us. I had learned about the location thanks to a […]