Cocoa and Caffeine Hollywood Travels

This is an ever-evolving story of a girl writer and her two greatest loves, the movies and travel. As she hikes the trenches of Hollywood, you're brought along for the ride.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Meeting B.B. King - A True Legend

When I was 22, I had the immense honor of meeting B.B. King thanks to my mom, a fellow musician.  After a performance, we met up with him in the green room and he spent a few minutes chatting with us.  He seemed to thoroughly enjoy connecting with us, but maybe that was just his style.  As I left, he handed me an autographed photo.  At the time, I didn't fully understand the enormity of his legacy.  What I saw that day was a mega-talented gentleman who was beautifully generous with his time and someone who had lots of stories to tell beyond those eyes of his.  I wish I'd been able to hear more of them.  A true legend.

 Blues Legend B.B. King Passes Away

Copyright © 2015 by K. Liedle/ @cococaffeine

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Life's too short. Pay attention, Appreciate and Look Up Once In Awhile.

Last week, I took a bad spill on the stairs and fractured my scapula.  Not ideal.  Immensely painful. And my first thought was, "I don't have time for this." I knew I was hurt, and I should've been more concerned about that, but instead it was just that nagging thought that I don't have time for this.  Instead I was angry with my body for breaking on me...even just that tiny bit of bone that I've discovered does a whole lot more for me than I ever thought.  And I was angry with myself for being so selfish, for taking my own body and bones for granted.

We're all in a hurry these days, aren't we?  But it shouldn't be that way.  There's no reason for it to be that way.  Because our own well-being is worth far more than that.  Living our lives and appreciating beauty is worth far more than that.  Experiencing love and giving love and writing about life and talking to people, even strangers, is worth more than that.  Instead, many of us spend much of our lives glued to our computers, chained to our email and entranced by our smartphones-- as though these gadgets are our friends.

A friend posted this video today and it made me think of all this.  I'm officially on-the-mend, but last week was not an example of good luck.  The only good thing is that it's allowed me to take things slower and really appreciate the small things.

© 2015 by KLiedle
#TakeItSlow #LifesTooShort #FracturedScapula #LookUp

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Hollywood Running Out Of Pixie Dust

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Long Live Books--The Physical Word On A Printed Page Kind!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Finding Vivian Maier: Add To The Doc List Of Must Sees

Through a friend, I recently became aware of this documentary about photographer Vivian Maier.  It looks completely fascinating-- the woman, her photographs, the story behind it all.  Can't wait to see it for myself.