I love meeting celebs at events and snagging a picture with them. It’s fun, I post it all over, and I create a mystery cachet for myself. At least in my own mind.
But what happens when you see a celeb in the wild? Not at an event where they are obligated to be nice and cordial, and say yes to the picture when they would really rather run away from you?
Well, when my husband pointed out that Rosie O’Donnell had just walked into the restaurant we were eating in, I started plotting a plan of action. Why? Because, I have been a huge fan of Miss O’Donnell’s since the beginning of her career. Why? Because her story helped to inspire me to adopt my son. Also, she is one of the few celebs on my bucket list to meet in my lifetime. So what to do? Well, being a social media genius, I tweeted her and left it in my higher power’s hands. Then I gave my son my blackberry to play with while I silently tried not to obsess. We all know that couldn’t possibly work:
OMG! She called my bluff! What do I do? Our appetizers had just come to the table so I grabbed the hubby and kid and said we have to go NOW, I knew Rosie hadn’t received any food yet and I wanted to be as unobtrusive as possible.
And she was wonderful. And true to form, I just had to get that picture! Yes, I am obsessed with collecting celeb pictures. By the way, her new wife was gorgeous and very nice while I stumbled all over myself and my iPad.
She then chatted with my son and asked if he wanted a picture. We are working on getting his blog up and running so we both said YES!
All my son could repeat that evening was that Rosie O’Donnell said he was cute. I am not fully sure he knows who she is, but he was thrilled. And again, she was part of my inspiration to adopt my son, she gets a mention in my adoption story.
Afterwards I thanked her and went back to our celebration, my parents and sister were taking us out to dinner to celebrate our marriage. How fitting we should meet someone who did so much for this cause as well! And now I could relax enough to eat!
I got home and tweeted a thank-you to Ro, and lo and behold, she has over 500,000 followers, and added 1 new person to the less than 2,000 that she is following!
“Rosie O’Donnell (@Rosie) is now following you on Twitter!”
It was a fun night!