Sis 1 here . . .
I've lived in LA for 24 years and I seldom see any celebrities. We don't tend to run in the same circles. LOL! When I do see them, I tend not to say anything, because I don't want to bother them. But, I learned a hard lesson several years ago. I ran into Rod Stewart in a grocery store. I had a mad crush on that man and I chickened out talking to him. Missed opportunity. After that, I vowed that if I saw a celebrity that I was/am into, I will say something . . . without being too obtrusive. I did that when I met Sean Astin. We went to college together and we became friends for awhile (along with his wonderful wife who is a fellow Hoosier). We lost touch after graduating from college.
Tonight, I came home from a book signing. I've met the author, Sue Monk Kidd, four times now. To me, she seems like family, but she's really a big deal now. Her new book is the current #1 bestseller (and it's fabulous y'all) and she's Oprah's Bookclub 2.0 choice! So cool, right?
Right. But here's even cooler. I met Blair from Facts of Life, y'all! Yup, that's right. Lisa Welchel was at the book signing. I swear I stared at her the whole time deciding how to approach her. I finally just went up, apologized for staring and asked if she was who she was. She was very gracious and kind and confirmed. I told her how I used to run home from school to watch her on The New Mickey Mouse Club and then saw every episode of Facts of Life. I had such a girl crush on her. She was so beautiful and I just loved her. BTW--still f'g beautiful and looks the same as she did back then. I think she was a little surprised about the MMC, because everyone knows who Blair is, but maybe not that she was on MMC. She asked my name . . . which I stuttered out . . . and then introduced me to her friend Michelle (who I apologized for interrupting and she was super nice too). I did chicken out about getting her autograph, because I didn't want to be too pushy. But dang, that was really cool. I'm still excited.
So, tonight, was a great night.
Until next time, keep it #sassyandsarcastic . . . .