So, I think my day o’ famous people made me a little bamboozled and I forgot about my week o’ giveaways. But before we get to that let’s talk about my famous PEOPLE…yes, as in plural!
First: ALTON BROWN. For those of you wondering, YES! He was so nice. In fact, I think he might have been a little surprised I wanted my picture taken with him. Every single time I walk into Whole Foods I hope he’s in there. Because he’s always on location at our local Whole Foods (called Harry’s here). I had been in the store all of 3 mintues when I saw him and his enterouge. They were filming in the produce section so there were lights, cameras, a giant flat screen and about ten people in the crew.
I started freaking out–I grabbed my phone to call Jason, text a tweet and get my camera out! Suddenly Lydia started screaming. Apparently, this episode is about ginger because there was a giant gingberbread man costume character eerily hanging out behind Alton. And we were behind it. (WHAT IF WE GOT IN THE SHOT? I COULD BE ON TV!!)
Anyway, I grabbed Lydia out of the cart, and went to stand on the other side of the camera crew. We stood there for about five minutes and then they broke to go to a new location.
And that’s when ALTON BROWN WALKED
TOWARDS ME DOWN MY AISLE. So, what could I do but ask for a picture? He said yes and then asked me my name. After I said, “Amanda” he said, “I’m Alton.” (REALLY?!)
He talked to Lydia for a second and then…I don’t know! I was so freaked out I can’t really remember it. It still makes me giddy to think about it! EEEK.
(Oh, how I wish I had taken my FLIP video camera out when I saw Alton and whispered, “This is Amanda from ohamanda.com and I am stalking Alton Brown RIGHT NOW!” )
Now, famous people #2:
I WENT TO THE SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE TOUR last night! As in Joshua, Katee, Twitch and THAYNE. *sigh*
I didn’t get very many good pictures but…
And the rest…
Oh, and Les and me. “For real.”
(oh, this is kinda an inside joke thingie from the season 4 contestants. do i look cool?)
NOW ONTO THE GIVEAWAY.
The best part of stalking famous people is the pictures. (Do you remember when Staci and I were stalking Brian Littrell? Darn our fear! We didn’t get one good picture!) So, today I’m giving away some free prints from Shutterfly.com. You’ll get 25 4×6, 2 5×7 & 1 8×10 prints. For free. FOR REAL.
Just think, I could have an 8×10 of me and Alton in the kitchen. And one of Thayne by my mirror. And how many pictures do I have with tobyMac? Did I ever tell you about the time I met Yanni? Now, wouldn’t that be an interesting picture. And one day soon, I hope to have a picture of me and Harry Connick Jr. (BE STILL MY HEART).
Anyway, leave me a comment about a famous person you’ve met. Or semi-famous person. It doesn’t matter. I’ll just pretend I met them, too.
I’ll close the comment sometime and announce the winner someday. ‘Cuz I’m obviously on top of the scheduling thing like that.