Well, That Was Unexpected

Real life is stranger than fiction...depending on which authors you read, of course.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The post from a few months ago and my cal ripken spotting

I think the complexity of me can be explained well in a few incidents that took place on my long walk from concourse B to concourse F of O'Hare airport. The summary is this: I bought a 4 dollar Chicago hot dog for lunch and then 47 dollars worth of gourmet experimental chocolates. The chocolate with bacon is pairing nicely with my daily coffee. And then *and then* the dudes next to me spotted Cal Ripken Jr.! and I was the only one with the guts to make an ass of myself and go over and get this picture and 2 autographs:

And may I say I never would have done that if I hadn't known Andrea Brodesbastke because she is the one who was like, "Oh please, celebrities love that kind of thing" because she is basically a celebrity in Taipei. So as long as you don't like interrupt them in the bathroom or if we arent all mobbing them, you know, they like it. So I go on this. And no one was around him. And the worst that can happen is that either it isn't him, or it's him and he doesnt give autographs. Well, it was him and he gives autographs. The guys next to me were like, taking pics with camera phones, and I was thinking, I would like it better to be directly approached than to know people are capturing me without my permission. I say that having been involuntarily photographed by many a Chinese person at Tiananmen Square and other parts of Asia. So anyway, I inspired the boys. and then maybe they were slightly lined up. whatever. Cal is a pretty nice dude. bluest eyes ever. gave me AND dad an autograph.