Monday, February 12, 2007

The Weekend - Story Three of the Series

Soooooo...breakfast (eventually) arrived and was (relatively) uneventful. More swimming ensued. Then, we packed up, said our goodbyes, and headed back home.

The Saturday paper was on the doorstep when we got home. And,the front page had a picture of our local Home and Garden Show. Now, keeping in mind that we live in a relatively small community, this is a big deal - especially with tax return season causing visions of home improvement to dance through the minds of Tim Allen wannabes in the area! LOL It was actually my suggestion to feed the kids and turn right back around and go out because *really* who wants to do laundry after the already un-fun chore of unpacking!? *wink* So, off we go - both kids strapped into a stroller winding through aisles of new windows, landscape design, and gutters!

So, while I had seen it in our local paper, it hadn't registered on my "radar" that the comedienne Kathy Griffin was performing locally Saturday night. Our local community college has a good sized performing arts theatre as well as classrooms, student theatre facilities, and a "conference" area all in one building. The Home Show was in the "conference" section. Ms. Griffin was to perform in the professional theatre that evening.

As we are wrapping up our final loop of all the exhibitors, we find ourselves having difficulties getting to the front of the place because there are two teams of camera person/cord handler/person with a clipboard blocking half the doors we're trying to get to. We assume the local news is covering the Home Show (which considering the size of this area was probably the lead story that night! LOL), so we are trying to figure out how to best avoid these folks. Meanwhile, out of the corner of my eye, a man approaches Da Hubby and says "would you like two free tickets to see Kathy Griffin tonight?" And, then came my ADD impulsive moment for the week...

Before my "does-this-sound-obnoxious?" filter can kick in, I blurt out to Da Hubby in front of this poor guy "there is NO way we're going to see that!" First of all, Da Hubby has less than NO interest in anything related to Hollywood and would have NO clue who she was. And, while I barely recognize her name, I also remember that her material is probably not something I want to sit and listen to for two hours.

The guy seems surprised but says "fine"and walks off. Then, I noticed the's filming people taking the tickets! And, it just filmed me "making" my husband refuse the tickets! *blush* Then, another light bulb...Kathy Griffin does a reality show so they film EVERYTHING she's doing for Bravo. *gulp* Well, they couldn't find my little exchange even remotely interesting, right?

So, we barrel thread our way gracefully through the mass o' people bottling up near the doors with the double-wide stroller to suddenly realize that Viking #1 who had chosen to walk next to us was about to get flattened by another camera guy walking backwards. My Mama Bear instinct rears her head and growls loudly "Watch out!", grabbing #1, and nearly taking the camera guy out myself.

When everyone recovers, I'm starting the stroller toward the doors again and hear from behind me "so what are YOUR names?" I turn around to a bank of lights and cameras with Kathy Griffin holding out her hand to Viking #1 and a friend! I cannot describe how difficult it was not to jump immediately in and scoop #1 up outta there but I walked up and Ms. Griffin looked up and said "are ya coming to my show tonight? I'm here at the Mendel Center. You want free tickets?"

I mumbled something about not having a babysitter and how we just can't do anything impulsive like that anymore *fake laugh* and off we went - #1 none the wiser that her momma just talked to a lady on TV who has cameras following her everywhere for a reality show! *sigh*

We finally get out front. Da Hubby goes to get the van and, as we are packing the kids in, he says with a laugh - "you're gonna blog this, aren't you?"

So, if you watch her show, and you happen to be watching the night that they *might* broadcast about her being in SW Michigan, just lie to me and tell me I didn't look like an idiot! *sigh*


sara said...

I can't believe you made an excuse! Oh, man!

Denise said...

A big wow to this, lol

Debbie said...

I'm glad you refused those tickets!!

Laurel Wreath said...

You are too funny!!!