I’ve had the privilege of attending several blog conferences in past several years. My favorite conference to attend is Blissdom in Nashville. Not only is it just a skip and hop from my home in Knoxville, every year that I’ve attended, I’ve gotten to meet someone famous!
On Friday morning at the opening session at Blissdom, we were treated to a preview of the brand new movie, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. All the conference attendees were personally invited by none other than Zac Efron to attend The Lorax Party that night. I KNOW! I mean, Zac invited us via video, but it was practically like he was sitting down next to me and staring intently into my eyes to invite me to the party.
My roommate, Sarah, and I arrived at the party, to a ballroom transformed by Truffala Trees. Pretty pink drinks served in sugar-rimmed martini glasses were being passed. There was even an area for all of the party attendees to get their pictures made with The Lorax himself.
With great anticipation, Sarah and I waited in line for our chance to meet The Lorax. But then, just as we made our way to be next in line for the big moment, The Lorax had to take a break. Sad pandas, we were! Having seen the preview of the movie that morning, we understood. The Lorax can be a little bit gruff. I mean, I would be gruff, too, if it was my job to speak for all the Truffala trees while trying to save them.
The movie, as well as the book by Dr. Seuss, offers a lesson for children about the environment and conservation. I can safely take my children to see the movie, knowing that it has a solid message of hope and renewal. That, and I can totally brag that I’ve (sort of) met Zac Efron, the voice of the character, Ted, and I got to brush just past The Lorax himself.
My kids will be totally impressed.
Just like I am with Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
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