Cleveland Comic Con / Wizard World

Wizard
Hello!
I’ll try to make this short and sweet but there is soooooooooooo much to talk about. Let us begin where Pat and I were going to purchase the 3 day weekend pass but ended up just getting tickets for Saturday. It was $107.00 for the two of us, $45 a piece plus some crazy amount of tax. However Pat and I were planning this for some time now so we were prepared to pay the price. We had never been to a #ComicCon before and with this being #Cleveland‘s first we just had to check it out. #ClevelandComicCon Now my husband is a geek and loves his super heroes and comic books, so he was excited for other reasons. I on the other hand was all about the celebrities that would be occupying their little booths. One celebrity in particular was Scott Wilson / #HershelGreene from The Walking Dead (TheWalkingDead) , and I was going to snag him for sure. The sucky thing about all of this was that you had to pay for a picture and then pay for an autograph but not all of us had a million dollars. But I had a few bucks in my pocket and went there expecting to spend some of it, I wasn’t leaving there without a picture with a celebrity.When we got there, we headed straight to the back where all the celebs were caged in little areas. We headed over to where Scott Wilson was, it was very exciting…for me. At most of the booths you could pay in cash for a picture (selfie) or an autograph or both but at a cheaper rate. You also could chat it up with them for a bit and then move a long. Wizard World was offering “Photo ops” for a lot more money but they were professionally taken, and you got a free print out of it. I didn’t need all that and was content with an average photo with my own camera. Pat forced me to get in line and do my photo op with Scott before it was too late. As I was scooting through the line I made eye contact with Scott and we had a small conversation before I made it to him. So I did, paid my $20 and got a picture with Mr.Wilson, I didn’t want to pay another $30 for an autograph. When I got up there he asked for a hug, and of course I gave him one. He was super sweet and talked to us for a minuet.
Scott Wilson
When all was done Pat and I went our separate ways. He was going to look at all the toys and booths and I was going to hang out with the celebrities. I wanted to meet more but I didn’t want to pay for it, so I decided to try and catch them in between. It didn’t work out so well:
1) Seth Gilliam / #GabrielStokes from #TheWalkingDead had a booth next to Scott. I saw him leave his area and book it across the floor, so I followed him. I made it to him and asked for a quick picture, he acted as though I wasn’t there. He was frantically looking around for something, I asked if he was on a mission and he said yes. So I let him go but I still followed him, lol. The whole time I kept an eye out and nobody even noticed him so I wasn’t to nervous about drawing any unnecessary attention. On his way back, I hung behind and let him pass me. I walked back up to him and asked Seth again. He said no and told me I could go to his booth if I wanted a picture. I told him maybe I would and he said ok. That’s when I decided I wasn’t going to give him my money, his booth remained empty for most of the time. I felt one quick selfie wouldn’t have hurt anything.
Seth Gillum
2) Lou Ferrigno / #TheIncredibleHulk was next, his booth was more open and was easier to get to. At one point he left his post to talk to someone, I waited till he came back. When he did, I “accidentally” walked into his path to make contact, which I did. He put his large hand on my tiny Shoulder and we exchanged words. He stood there for a second, we were kinda behind the black wall. I took this chance to ask him for a selfie, I said “Can we take an illegal selfie real quick?” he hesitated, and then sad no and pointed to his booth. For a moment I felt he was going to say yes but the power of the #WizardWorld people must be stronger than I thought.
 Lou
3) Adrian Paul / #Highlander had left his booth he was on the move and I literally had to jog to catch up with him. I reached him and got his attention, he turned around and apologized but he couldn’t, and then a staff member came running towards us saying he had to go and he couldn’t stop. Then he disappeared into the photo op section, I think he had an appointment with paying customers. So I gave him the benefit of the doubt and let this one slide.
Adrian1
4) James Marsters / #Spike from #BuffytheVampireSlayer and #Angel. This was towards the end of the day and I wasn’t even looking for him when I happened to look up and saw him walking towards me. So of course I asked if it would be ok for a picture and he apologized but couldn’t, the guy he was with said the same thing and then they walked away.
Spike
I was denied 4 times and wasn’t feeling it anymore, I had failed. It might not have been so bad if I had recordings of the rejections but I thought I would get the selfie (plus I had to act fast) so I had to have my camera ready just in case. Anyways, I kept circling the booths with $60 burning a hole in my pocket, I wanted one more celebrity. My back was hurting me my feet and legs hated me but I kept on, at one point Pat found me and forced me to eat something.

I was able to sneak a selfie of myself and Lou

Lou and I

and myself and Jason David Frank, The Green and White #PowerRanger.

Jason David Frank

I finally decided who I was going to get a picture with next, Drea de Matteo from #TheSopranos and #DesperateHousewives ( I LOVE and MISS DHW). My main decision had a lot to do with that she was the cheapest at $20 for a picture. I would have gotten a picture with everyone but since my money tree withered up, I had to resort to penny pinching and thus my decision to snag Drea. She was starting to put her jacket on so I jumped right in, she was kind enough to spare some time. Her handler took 2 pictures like super quick, I thanked her and walked off. I took a look at the pictures of us and I looked horrible. One, my eyes were closed and the other, I had a stupid look on my face. So I walked back over there and asked for a redo, that I’d even erase the other two. She said “I didn’t have to do that” and she would take another one with me. We joked around, and the guy kept taking picture after picture. At one point she even tickled me, it was a fun and awkward photo shoot. I thanked them and then went on my way, making sure to check and see that I had a good picture. Out of the dozen or so I was able to find a nice one.

Drea

Well, this is the longest blog of your life and I apologize but I can’t help myself. I promise, it’s almost over.

It was after 5 or 6 and most of the booths were cleared out, I decided to call it quits. I found Pat sitting at a table and joined him, it was nice to rest. As we were chilling I saw that Adrian was packing it up for the night and last minuet I had to get a picture with him too. I walked over and put on my cutest smile, they were kind enough to let me sneak in a quick one. The man that was with Adrian took the picture for us and of course before I could leave I had to check to see if I looked good in it. Adrian, looks at me and goes “Is it good?” I nodded yes, he smiled, I thanked him and that was that.

Adrian

When that was all said and done, we made our way towards the door when my husband told me there was a #DoctorWho actor over here taking pictures with people. I never watched the show or knew any of the actors in it but I jumped in to get a picture with the guy anyways. I Googled the show but couldn’t find this guy anywhere, I saw someone had tagged him as the tenth doctor and some of the pictures looked like him. Well, I posted the picture but was told that wasn’t the actor but a look a like. OH well, my mistake. I did find that he is on a web series about the show on YouTube, so that kinda counts…right?

Doctor Who

Finally the floor was closing and we decided it was time to leave. We had a nice adventure but Pat was disappointed that the comic books were not as plentiful as he would have liked. I thought Wizard World was a little greedy with everything, especially with the celebrities and all the fees. I also think that Wizard World has strict rules, which was why I was dissed on the selfies. It seemed some wanted to take the picture but that they were scared to death to give in, haha. I’d like to know how that all works, and who gets paid and where all the money goes to. For now, I’ll keep a low profile. Maybe some day, I’ll figure it out.

I would have LOVED to get more celebrity faces and I feel that I tried really hard to make that happen but the cards were against me that day. I also didn’t get any autographs, just money I felt I better  hold onto for food and such and it’s not like I plan on selling the autographs anyways…so no need for them at this time. PLUS. I like a picture anyways, shows proof you were there and is worth a thousand words from what I hear.

ALSO, might I add. Everyone was super friendly, from the staff, to the customers, all the booth people and mostly the celebrities. Can’t be easy sitting there for hours having the same conversation with creepy fans day after day. Mad props and a great big THANK YOU!

 

There were other celebrities floating around too, these were the ones I got pictures of. There are a few others I didn’t recall seeing while I was there or missed completely, exciting –  I KNOW!

 Billy Boyd

 Billy Boyd

      Bruce Campbell

 Bruce Campbell

Corey Feldman

   Corey

William Shatner

  Shatner

Ian Somerhalder

Ian

     Michael Rowe 

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Gregg Henry 

  Gregg

Joey Lauren Adams

  Joey Lauren

Sean Gunn

 Sean Gunn

 

A lot of the celebrity folk hung out and around the Cleveland area, including the Casino AND were nice and taking pictures…probably for free I might add. Next time I’ll pay more attention and chill at the Black Jack tables, I might have better luck. It’s very hard though to be on call, especially living on the eastside which is a good 15 to 20 minutes away, not like I can just take a walk down the block. Parking is expensive and traffic can be horrible, not to mention the weather we’ve been having here lately.

I think that is it for now, enjoy the pictures. Some of the staff were super serious and wouldn’t let you take pictures of the stars but I did my best. I have more pictures that maybe I’ll upload later.

Ohhh and I went back before I left and gave Scott another hug, we talked for a minuet and then I let the man be. If I was thinking I could of had Pat take pictures or record it…but I didn’t think of it till after the fact. Also. It appears that Mr.Wilson hugs everyone, young, old, and ugly. I thought we shared a moment…I still think I was his favorite though.

Thank you for your patience, I know this was long.

STALK ON!

 

Wendy Liebman

Wendy Liebman

WENDY LIEBMAN

 

Wendy on Americas Got Talent

 

Good morning,
My story begins on one very cold and snowy day in February, or maybe it was in January. I think it was January, more towards the end of the month so it felt like it could have been February. Actually this information is useless to the current situation so I am going to continue on.
A small time ago Pickwick & Frolic/Hilarities 4th Street Theatre (my new favorite place) called me up and said “Hey, you won 4 tickets to a future show” and then listed 3 different acts. All I heard was Blah, Blah, Blah, #WendyLiebman and I knew right away which show I was picking. I was also a bit disappointed in myself for not knowing she was coming to Cleveland, Ohio but that was in the past and I was going to see her in the future so all was right with the world.Slipping back a smidge further into the 2014 season of America’s Got Talent, which is where we first saw Wendy and fell in love. She didn’t win but she got super far and with being a comedian…let a long a female one at that was very impressive.

OK, now back to present day.

I found Wendy on Twitter, followed her and began tagging her in many random tweets. To my surprise she has favorited I think every one that she was tagged in, pretty sweet. At least I knew she was reading or somewhat acknowledging me and that made my heart fill up with joy. Not much gets me all hot and bothered.

So, the night of the show came pretty quickly. Luckily for us the #Cleveland snow storm was the night before so the roads and weather, despite the below freezing temperatures were manageable and we headed downtown and parked. We made our way in and to my surprise were sat very close to the stage, ordered some dranks and waited for the show to begin.

First out was local comedian and crowd pleaser #BrianKenny (@BrianKenny69), he got the room going and was a pleasantly funny despite living in his parents basement.

Next out was @MikeParamore (#MichaelParamore), I liked his style. Very entertaining, one big chocolate teddy bear.

AND THEN the moment you’ve all been waiting for, the headliner of the night Wendy Libeman appeared out of the dark wearing black and standing 3 feet tall on stage. The microphone stand hovering over her like a blanket of stars, I could have scooped her up and ran off with her but I wanted to see her act first… you know to make sure keeping her locked up in my apartment was going to be worth it for the next few decades. Anyways, fantasies aside. I sipped on my drink and enjoyed the show. She was great, just how I remembered her from T.V. Lots of energy and constantly smiling, she interacted with the audience and was very patient at times. WE enjoyed ourselves very much and hated to see it come to an end but like all good things it did.

When the lights came on we followed the crowd out the doors and up the stairs to do a little meet and greet with the comedians, my favorite part of the night. *Giggles*

Wendy was busy talking with an older gentleman and I waited awkwardly off to the side for when it was my time to pounce. When that time did come, which seemed like the longest 95 seconds of my life I scooted in. But she turned around to Michael and they exchanged high fives, I had to break them up because it was my turn. Wendy was very kind and friendly, I told her how we watched and rooted for her the whole time on AGT. She said she had such a blast on the show, I asked her about Cleveland and she said she was having such a good time. We then got our picture taken together, I thanked her again.. Oh..Oh. The hug, I almost forgot about the hug. So. I am a huge hugger and have been known to give pretty damn good hugs but putting all that aside. When Wendy and I initially met, She asked what my name was (which was sweet) and that’s when I brought up AGT, we smiled at each other and then she held her arms out and wanted to give me a hug, ME! I’m usually the one wrapping my creepy arms around people. So, that totes made my night. The picture was taken and I’m sure we said a few other things that I can’t quite remember. I then asked her to sign my ticket stub and she didn’t have any problem with it. Of course I had a sharpie with me all ready to go and while she was signing she covered it up with her had has to keep it a secret. She had signed it using my name, which she remembered (more points for me) and then I made some lame comment about her number being on it. I’m hoping she didn’t hear that but I’m afraid she did, I sometimes need to try not to be “funny” because it just makes me look bad. We said our goodbyes, I kinda wanted to stay and talk with her all night. She seemed super cool and down to earth, would loved to have picked her brain BUT I had people with me and of course work the next day. Before I left I made sure I got me some more hugs and snagged a picture with the boys.

Wendy and I

Ticket stubWe got home at a reasonable time and this young lad went right to bed.

Woke up the next day and uploaded all my pictures and once again bothered Wendy on twitter, I think she finally caved in and decided to follow me back! SCORE!!! Wendy Twitter

 

Mike       Brian

So that is all I have, hopefully this story wasn’t too long and kept ALL of your interest.

Thank you again, please remember to like, comment, and share with all your friends.

STALK YA LATERS!!

 

Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels Band

Hello everyone!!
Saturday (1/31/15) night Shari and I attended a concert at the Music Box Supper Club in Cleveland, this club has only been open for about 4 or 6 months, it actually appears to be apart of the same building the Cleveland Improv is located.

Initially we thought it was just a bar type situation, we would go, order some food, have a couple of drinks and enjoy the show. But it turns out this is more of a club and we had to purchase tickets to get inside. Bummer. This wasn’t in the budget, so now we had to make plans for our plans because we still wanted to meet Jeff Daniels. AND at this point if you’re like “#JeffDaniels, the actor?” I will add that you are correct. I thought the same thing but looked it up and he has been writing and signing for sometime now. His son has the band #TheBenDanielsBand and I guess Jeff is floating around with him for a little bit.

Moving on.

I made contact with the club and they told me to check out FlashSeats, last minute, I did and got 2 tickets for $13 total. Normal ticket prices were like $30 a piece, so we lucked out.

Shari picked me up around 7 and we made our way downtown, took us a minuet to find the place but we did and parked. Parking was $6, not horrible. As we walked to the entrance we checked out the surroundings to see where the exit door would be and the possible escape rout. There was one place, the side of the building and pretty close to the actual main doors. There was a black van that looked like it could hold some band equipment. We felt pretty confident that this would be the spot we needed to be after the show. As we made our way in and up the stairs we saw a table that had a sign reading CD’s and merchandise. Hoping that he would hang out there afterwards and we could just do a wham, bam, thank you ma’am and leave.

Inside was what I would describe like a smaller wedding type hall, lined with tables. We were seated pretty close to the stage and sat at a table with other peoples. Shari and I ordered some food and a couple of beers and enjoyed our night.

Jeff and the Ben Daniels Band came out on time and began playing. I liked the music, it was upbeat for most of the time with hints of humor in it.

Jeff Daniels 1                                                                                                                                                                              Jeff Daniels

 

Jeff talked a lot and explained how he came up with the idea for certain songs, and was very informative. He also had a pretty decent raspy voice, I was impressed.

 

The night ended and they said their goodbyes, Shari and I waited for our check and made our way out. The table we passed on the way in was bare so we knew that we were going to have to head out into the cold.

When we got outside we saw that there were a few people waiting already and in the spot we figured. However these folks were the eBay people with their little clipboards and printed pictures of Jeff Daniels.

Then one of the band mates came out and looked like a deer in headlights when he saw all 6 of us standing out there. He was kind of rude and told us we could not stay there, that they had to leave and get back to Michigan before the HUGE snow storm. Anyways. All the eBay people left and it was just Shari and I and then 2 other woman who were kind of waiting behind us.

Well to make this story longer, it started getting really cold and it was taking forever for Jeff to come out but we were gonna to wait and make sure Jeff denied us and not his security.

Finally he came out and the security made a line, at one point the guy in front of me turned to look at me and then stepped in my way. Annoying. But I was recording the whole time. Jeff walked out and ignored us pretty much, you can hear him saying he can’t and he might of said thank you or something IDK. Anyways. I was a little disappointed that he didn’t take a minuet for a quick picture. I guess it is what is it but I am a bit salty about it.

 

All and all it was a nice evening and pretty cheap, glad we went.

Check out the videos above, just click on the links and they will take you to my YouTube page…which you can also subscribe to.. (Hint, Hint, Wink, Wink)

Oh and we met a nice couple sitting at our table, I feel bad I didn’t get their name but they were big supporters of our “stalking”. Love meeting new people!!

Thank you to everyone, hope you enjoyed our little adventure. Please, like, comment, and share with all your close friends.

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I’m BACK!

Woah!!

I don’t know what happened (and I’m not sure if I am fully functional yet) but thanks to my buddy Johnny Sarcasm I am at least above water.

Sorry that I have been so out of touch and not up to date but there have been a few adventures I need to get everyone up to speed on.

While the site was down I started a Facebook page and continued from where I left off. At this point it’s a lot easier and more convienient to use that portal, so I am torn with what do. I am getting a lot more views (I think) and interactions with Facebook than this blog but I hate to just give up on it. Please visit the page for the full stories and more pictures, I am thinking I will transfer everything to here soon depending on my decision.

Any feedback is very much welcomed!

For the moment, this is what you have missed:

 

I met Clint Frazier after a Captains baseball game one day, got a picture and had him sign a foul ball we got a few weeks eariler. He was signed by The Indians in 2013 and could make it to the pros sooner than later.

The So You think You Can Dance crew came into town, we waited out in the cold for hours only to not meet anyone. A few were sick and they all had excuses that they were told from upper management they were NOT to come out and mingle with fans. I felt salty and voiced my opnion on Twitter, got a response from the winner and then backlash from all his fans. Eh. I’m over it.

Melissa Etheridge was a big success. I actually went to her show and had a blast, what a performer. Met her out back, she signed our ticketstubs and then went on her way. She declined a picture because she had just taken a shower and wasn’t all dolled up. I dropped the ball and didn’t get any secret video but got plenty of pictures of her during the show.

Tony Bennett was also a success, snagged him AND his daughter as they were entering the building. Got a picture with his daughter but he was only signing things, I got partial video the rest stopped recording… Very upset.

Chris Daughtry was a big fail, got there to late and missed him going into the building. We waited a little bit but he never came back out. We walked to the front and saw him through the glass taking pictures with fans. I recorded it but both my devises failed and I didn’t get anything to report back on.

I got to meet a few of The Cleveland Browns players, they were at a bar for an autograph party. Phil Taylor, Robert Nelson Jr, and Craig Robertson. Got pictures of them, with them and around them, got some things signed and talked to the guys. They were very nice.

Emma Stone was performing in New York City on Broadway, Shari took a trip down there to see the play and to try and meet her. SCORE. She got her playbill signed and got some video of her signing everything. She rolled throught the crowd pretty quick, no selfies though… this time. (winky face)

Got 4 free tickets to see David Alan Grier, great show and of course got in line to meet him afterwards.

Dancing With the Stars season 15 winner Alfonso Ribeiro went on tour with the group and had two performances at the HardRock Rocksino. Shari and I got there just in time as the bus was rolling up, he came out, signed our things and took a picture with us. Very nice!

 

 

http://youtu.be/eivTdiHwrD8 – Alfonzo Robeiro video
http://youtu.be/t-tiniEzOvY See More – Tony Bennett video

 

 

Clint Frazier  Melissa Etheridge  ABnnett  Phil Taylor Browns 1 Browns Emma Stone  David Alan Grier Alfonso    

As you can see my theme is black men… Ha..ha..ha!

 

Anyways. Stay tuned. More things to come.

 

Thank you to all those who follow a long, I appreicate it!

 

STALK ON!

 

 

 

The Voice Tour 2014

Welcome back!

Sorry it took me a minuet to get this post up but it’s pretty good, so sit back and enjoy the ride.

 

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Shari wanted to hit up the crew from The Voice Tour and asked if I would go along with her and well…the rest is history. I felt kinda bad because I didn’t watch the last few seasons and had no idea who any of these singers were but you know me I am always down for a good stalk. I wish I had done some research at least (and I said I was going to but it came up really fast) this way I could have related to them on some level, but I did ok.

I worked till 3:30, swung by picked Shari up and made our way to Cleveland. By the time we parked and walked to the Playhouse it was probably a little after 4;30 and there were 3 giant busses already parked. Shari had picked us up some food and we sat on the sidewalk across from the parking lot and had a small picnic while checking our Twitter for any important tweets. At this point we figured everyone was in there but it was still a good 3 hours before the show and hoped we could catch a few walking back and forth.

There was plenty of activity but no one of importance… to us at least. The one thing that hurt us is that there is a building going up right next door and blocking the side of the building that we usually hideout at, it was rather annoying. So the one main door was butted up to the construction fence and it was really hard to see anyone or thing unless they came out past the building. At one point Tessanne Chin (season 5) and Jake Barker (season 6) popped out and Shari jumped up and tried getting their attention, waving and calling out Jake’s name. He waved back and gave her the “Hold one minuet” finger gesture and then sat down next to Tess on a curb behind a few cars and out of sight. Assuming they came out for a quick smoke and didn’t want to be bothered. Shari wanted to walk over there, I said he acknowledged you so he’ll be over no need to run them down. WELL, a few minutes later they got up, never looking at us and walked back inside as we yelled. That just made us salty right there, so we sat back down and watched the ants devour a puddle of ranch dressing we left on the sidewalk. It was getting closer to show time so we started pacing around and walked to the one side of the bus so we could look down the side of the building to see if anyone was hiding. We saw a couple, dressed nice and making out. Like creepers we watched and I took some serious stalker video and pictures (maybe I will post later). It looked like the guy could have been Will Champlin but it was hard to tell for sure and at one point they saw us but it was a weird situation all around. He started walking our way so we figured it was him and he was being nice but he made a sharp right turn and started towards another bus across the parking lot. So I started walking in that direction to try to get a better view of him, he never looked over and got on the bus. I wasn’t sure, Shari wasn’t sure either but I didn’t think it was. Maybe a relative but this mans beard was a little longer so we took our seats again but this time we moved up a few feet sitting on the edge of the grass/curb like situation with our feet in their parking lot.  Literally 30 seconds a voice comes booming over some speakers somewhere and tells us we are on private property, and on surveillance and need to leave. Shari and I just sat there like, is this really happening. We waited and then it spoke up again, “the police have been notified leave the premisses now”. Well this was a first for us, we’ve been to many a stalking at The Playhouse and never had this happen. It was very embarrassing (if there were anyone around to see it) and a little unsettling. security seen us, staff had seen us and if they had a problem they could have told us to move along like they’ve done in the  past. Well, anyways we decided to take a walk and come back after the show, just in case they did call the cops. Plus the sidewalk is not their property, could they really make us leave? So this really chapped my ass and I kept thinking and thinking about it. On the building there was what looked like some old ass speakers and next to that was a camera so yes, this could be real right now but I still couldn’t believe the Playhouse would stoop to that level.

The two of us walked to some new cupcake place and indulged a little then we went to Starbucks and rehydrated before pressing our luck at the Playhouse. We ended up standing on the corner, literally by the cross walk for fear of being arrested. It was close to 8 or 9 or something and Cleveland workers were emerging from the shadows, they help set up and take down stage equipment for shows and such. Most of the guys were hitting on us and who could blame them but we told them about the loud-speaker and they couldn’t believe it either. Which made me think that it wasn’t the Playhouse and here’s why. When we were watching that couple make out they probably felt threatened or they were just being dicks and wanted us to leave so when the guy walked to the bus and 30 seconds later the voice of God filled our bodies with electricity I figured it had to be him but how? I finally noticed that this bus had what looked like two speakers pointing outward on either end of the hood of the vehicle, I am still not 100% sure but I am leaning towards that it was the guy trying to scare us off. We may never know and even when the original Playhouse security came out I almost asked them but I didn’t want to get involved just in case.

The concert lasted a lot longer than we had anticipated it to but finally people started to flock from around the corner and with the presence of security it was almost time. It took a few minutes but finally the singers all came out and everyone but 2 made an appearance however Shari and I only got 6 out of the 9 because Tess slipped away before we could snag her.

Below is some video clips of the majority of the guys and girls coming out and being friendly. enjoy!

Everyone was super nice as you can see, took pictures, talked, and signed. (I still need to add Shari’s pictures)

The boys came out first while the ladies showered the stank off of them, first to jump into the crowd was Will Champlin (Season 5). He was the one we thought we saw earlier in the day but he never said anything to us and up close he looked differently than the other guy.

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The picture came out a little blurry and let me tell you why –  my new camera is pretty sweet and by accident on vacation we found out it has a feature that takes random video while you’re taking pictures. I figured what better way to actually get me in some shots as well but the downfall is that it doesn’t let you focus it (that I know of) and thus the blurry effect. It’s really not a bad picture at all, very pleased with this one.

Next up was Jake Barker from earlier, the one that teased us and then ignored us but he redeemed himself. When Shari walked up to him he asked if she had waived before, of course we did and he replied with how sorry he was. He felt really bad but he had to get back inside and then gave us both a hug. So, we didn’t feel salty about him anymore.

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Another great picture, damn Instagram you done good.

I do believe Josh Kaufman (Season 6) shuffled by after Jake, I thought he was super cute and of course very friendly.

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We had to take a couple of pictures because the flash didn’t quit work the first time, it took a picture but this one came out better.

Jack Worthington (Season 6) appeared after Josh, they actually met in the middle and had a fun interaction together that was caught on video.

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He actually almost walked away from me after Shari got her picture but I was like “hey” and he came back, everything worked out and no punches had to be thrown.

During all of this the ladies, like a heard of sheep came out all fresh and so clean-clean. Some went to the bus and never came out and some went to drop their bags off and then worked down the line.

First gal that made an appearance I think was Jacquie Lee (Season 5) and I didn’t know it was her. She had come from the back of the line and when she got closer she was all energetic and running around, I almost punched her in the throat because I thought she was a line jumper. I quickly calmed down when I realized she was signing ticket stubs and taking pictures. She was adorbs and very nice, I’m glad I didn’t take her out with my karate chop.

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I look like a chooch standing next to her but whateves at least I got to meet her.

I do believe during this time Tes came out but she was only waving and you could tell wanted noting to do with her fans as she tried to back away. There was this one woman who was hanging out in the back and when Tes came out she was all over that shit, she pushed through and gave Tes a big hug. I’m assuming they knew each other and then after that she left. By this time Tes got sucked into the crowd and not to appear as a giant dick took a few pictures with people but still trying to rush back. She was getting close to us so we thought oh cool this might happen but then Christina Grimmie (Season 6) came running out towards us and everyone went wild. She came right over to Shari and I first and was pretty cool, we shared a few moments. During all of this Tes had slipped away and made it back to her safety zone but that was fine, I’d rather have met Christina over her anyways.

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The bright building lights make for a sexy effect on the picture, even with my cheesy grin.

So we got what we needed from her and then waited for the other two to come out but rumors were flying around that they weren’t.  I’m not sure which story belongs to whom but one girl was visiting with her family and had left only to return later and then the other was on an intense phone call and couldn’t come out. That’s all I know and our security friend told us they were shutting it down anyways so Shari and I called it quits.

We ended up getting home later than we wanted to but the outcome was worth it, we met some new friends and had a nice time. The weather held off and was actually warm and dry which made for an easy stalking.

I got them all to sign my printer paper, haha.

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It’s pretty ghetto but it does the trick.

Thanks to The Playhouse Square for putting up with us and for the performers of The Voice Tour.

Much thanks to our fans, please continue to stop back and enjoy our journey. Much love!!

 

SHARE, LIKE, COMMENT and ENJOY!!

STALK ya later!

 

Paul Reiser

I had added Paul Reiser to the calendar but wasn’t 100% sure if I’d be able to snag him this time around, especially since we were already seeing Kevin Pollak. 

Good thing we did though, because Kevin told the audience to check out Paul and well… that peaked my curiosity a smidge more.

You probably know Mr.Reiser from his 1990’s TV sitcom role as Paul Buchman starring next to Helen Hunt in Mad About You. Or most recently his role as the doctor in Stranger Things 2.

Fast forward to Saturday I went into work to do a little overtime and did some research on the ticket price of Paul’s show and to see if any were still available.

The show was not sold out and prices were decent enough so I kept that in the back of my mind.

I got home and wanted to sleep for days but my husband convinced me to leave the house and see a movie.

I asked if he wanted to go to a show after and of course depending how late it would be and how we would feel. He was totally up for it so I called Hilarities and purchased two tickets, with Kevin’s blessing of course.

The show was at 7 and we got there about ten till, picked our tickets up from will call and got seated in the exact same seats we sat at when we saw Kevin Pollak.

Paul was a great comedian, Pat and I both had a really good time.  Pat said he was better than the last 3 comedians we saw, so I was glad we dragged our wilted bodies out for a nice night.

Let me say this though, I enjoyed myself but it could have been better and this is why. To make my blog successful I want pictures and videos to share with everyone and so my focus is usually on trying to secretly record.

This particular time I was more nervous, people were behind me and I didn’t want to get caught.

With it being so dark in the room the light from my camera would be overpowering and I didn’t want to blind anyone or draw more attention to myself, but like the last time I was able to cover the screen light with something and record without any problems.

I waited too long to get ready and Paul was already on stage. This is where I want to get the act on camera (and I just want a couple of minutes, I am not here to record the whole thing and sell it on the internet later) because 9 times out of 10 they are going to talk about Cleveland and he did.

He mentioned LeBron and The Browns, the snow and when he was here last. So as this is going on my anxiety is off the charts because I failed to get the good stuff.

Now all I can think about is how can I get my camera setup and begin recording again but at this point I’m hardly paying attention to the show.

I was able to get the camera ready but because my battery was not charged it kept shutting off and of course I didn’t realize it right away.

I then tried my phone but that also shut down so pretty much I spent the whole time worrying about getting footage instead of having a good time.

Warning!

There are no recording devices allowed during any of the shows, please don’t do as I do.

Moving on.

Paul met up with fans after the show and well you know me, I got right in line.

Pat was ready with the camera but that wouldn’t stay on longer than 30 seconds because the battery was dead, but as a back up I put my phone on record and secretly aimed it at him to get our interactions on video.

Deep Breath!

I walk up to him and this time I decided to grow some balls and ask Paul to give a shout out to the blog, I figured… what did I have to lose?

He seemed like a cool guy so I gave it a shot and boy was I wrong, he declined… nicely so I kind of let that slide. The video is below.

It is what it is, I just picked the wrong guy to ask, but you have to take risks… and I did.

Paul was very nice though, he wasn’t a dick about it and still managed to put up with me long enough for a photo-op.

At one point and I don’t think it’s on camera (because I was recording on the “Down low” and it was aimed off to the side only getting half of his face but when I asked for the shout out he looked down at the phone as if he knew I was recording it) but I think I played it cool enough and didn’t raise anymore red flags.

There’s more?

Then before everything was said and done I asked for him to sign my ticket stub, he did but signed the back.

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The picture came out pretty good and I love my camera but the flash is one of those that pops up on the top, right as you click the button to take the picture.

Great but not so great because that is usually where your finger is holding the camera so when it shoots up, it hits your finger and doesn’t deploy all the way (that’s if it doesn’t startle you and you drop it first), not flashing and not taking the picture.

So I always have to say, one more time and usually the person getting the picture done with me knows “ok, the flash didn’t go off so something didn’t work” and they let a second picture take place.

I know, this is really useless information but It happened with Paul and since this blog is about him I feel it necessary to share.

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Why does it look like I’m smuggling two giant babies in my shirt?

 

I think he looks pretty good, and his back was super sweaty. I remember like rubbing my hand in it, not sure why I got that involved in all of that but I did.

We thanked each other and then went our separate ways, he had another show and Pat and I headed upstairs and indulged in some dinner.

I signed up for a bonus type card from Pickwick and Frolic where you can earn points per dollar you spend there and they sent us free parking and $25.00 towards a menu item so we took advantage of some good eats.

Pat got the steak and I got a pizza, mine was delicious and crispy and Pat said his meat was awesome.

We had a very good evening all around!

A special shout out to Pickwick and Frolic, the atmosphere is one of a kind and always welcoming. Check out Hilarities upcoming acts and don’t forget to stop and get a bite to eat before you fill your bellies with laughs.

 

Well folks that is all for this one, I hope you enjoyed it.

Please spread the word by SHARING, LIKING, COMMENTING, and maybe SCREAMING it from the rooftops.

Thank you for all of your continuous support, much love and STALK ON!!

 

Help me meet JACK NICHOLSON!

 

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WHY THE OBSESSION WITH JACK NICHOLSON?!

For all of those who know me, you might be surprised that it took me this long to do something like this AND you probably won’t be surprised that I’m finally doing it.

below is a sloppy run down of my “healthy” obsession with Jack… just so that everyone is on board.

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It all began about 17 years ago when As Good As It Gets was released into movie theaters everywhere on December 25th, 1997 and then later released onto VHS May 19th, 1998. (Dates may not be 100% accurate)

I knew OF Jack Nicholson but I was a child and apparently hadn’t hit puberty yet, even though I was going after all my grade school teachers.

I had seen Batman, The Shining and Probably 1 or 2 others but when I saw AS GOOD AS IT GETS.. let’s just say I was never the same.

I know I didn’t see it in theaters so must have rented it, I’m pretty sure it was a tape since we and by we I mean my friend Kristin watched it over and over and over again. It was pretty bad, it actually got to the point where we were acting out parts in the movie.

((knock knock))

-Melvin Udall angrily tosses down his reading glasses, rushes to the front door and flings it open.-

Yes, one of us stood outside and knocked on a real door while the other one opened it, we did this for hours.

We eventually started writing stories and had a whole plot figured out. I of course was married to Jack and we lived together next to Kristin (and she will probably kill me) who was married to Jim Carrey.

Do you think this stopped when we got older…no…things just got better, weirder, and  pretty kinky.

Maybe one day I’ll share some excerpts.

TRUE STORY

Once I found a dog that looked like Verdell from As Good As It Gets and I snagged him/she up for a picture, he/she later slipped out through our gate in the back yard, I wonder why?

 

image V.S As_Good_As_It_Gets_2 – Pretty damn close if you ask me and NO, I didn’t cut my hair to match Jack’s.. I was just going through a phase.

MY LIFE

Everyone in my grade school and eventually high school knew my obsession and addressed us as a couple.

On my long walks home from school I would recite As Good As It Gets in my head from beginning to end, I pretty much knew all the characters lines.

When I got packages in the mail there were addressed to Lauren Nicholson.

I started collecting all his movies, any magazine or book he was in, posters and pictures.

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I would watch any award show hoping to catch a glimpse, back then he was in a lot of them and center stage, usually accepting an award or presenting one.

I would sit on a chair in front of the TV with a blank VHS tape in and the remote in my handing hitting record every time he would pop on-screen, even if it was the back of his head that shit got recorded.

I visited my cousin in California with Kristin and we hit all the cool Hollywood spots, I was like 17 so it’s not like I was out clubbing.

However we drove by Jack’s house on Mulholland Drive a hundred times, I just wish I would have gotten out and tried to scale the huge gate out front (I have pictures but can’t seem to locate them).

I even got my picture on his star at the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and his hand prints at TCL Chinese Theater, formally knows as Mann’s Chinese Theater but I can’t find those pictures either.

Drove 8 hours to New York city once to be an extra in Anger Management in hopes to meet him.

I was with Kristin (of course) and it was quite an experience, especially since it was right after 9/11.

We had 3 days to pick from to go down there, we picked the last day. Found out THAT was the one day Jack did NOT show up, he was there the 2 days before. People we were sitting by told us how he would walk up and down the aisles cracking jokes and mingling with the fans. I about died, no, actually I did.

Then afterwards they were handing out shirts that said “I was in Anger Management” they were all out of them by the time I had arrived.

That was all my little heart could handle and I just started to ball, mind you we had been up for 24 hours in Yankee Stadium pretend cheering so I was a bit tired and emotional.

Some lady saw me and gave me her shirt, it was super awesome of her and that shirt has been hanging in my closet ever since. I don’t think we were ever in the final cut, I need to go back and look again.

I had (I think I finally threw them out a few years back) hard disks with nothing but saved pictures of Jack on them, I would just search images in his name.

I even got in trouble once for writing “I love Jack Nicholson” on my friends aunts blanket and I couldn’t even deny it.

My apartment is splattered with Jack Nicholson memorabilia, I’ve toned down a smidge but he still has a very strong presence.

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Our turtle is named Melvin and we have a fish named Simon (RIP Simon) after the characters in my favorite movie, As Good As it Gets. If you look closely you can see them in the picture, 🙂

Slightly embarrassed to admit loving someone you never met and who doesn’t even know you exist but that’s what long distance relationships are all about.

Over the years my obsession has faded somewhat, just due to the fact that I have gotten older, got married, have a job and participate in lots of random activities that it’s hard to continue 100% of what I used to do.

I don’t religiously Google search him anymore or watch award shows,  I have yet to finish my movie collection or even seen all of them. It kind of makes me upset when I think about it but my life has changed so much since my childhood.

However I still get goosebumps and my heart flutters ever time I see him on TV or someone mentions his name out of the blue, I’ve never stopped obsessing I am just not as physical about it anymore.

Anyways, I am getting off topic.

I have always wanted to meet him and I wish I tried harder over the years, my laziness has gotten in the way.

So this is my first and final (I only say final because I like being dramatic) chance of trying to meet him, He’s not getting any younger and I don’t have any other ideas other than to move to California and set up camp in his driveway.

So I am going to share with the world, or the 7 people the actually care and read my blog in hopes we can spread the word so far so that it reaches Jack himself.

Below is a video of me giving a walk through of our apartment and how it’s decked out.

Well. I hope you enjoyed that little romp around the apartment, I know I had a blast doing it.

So now this is where ALL OF YOU COME IN, PLEASE-PLEASE share this blog post. I will also have just a picture that you can share too and hopefully it will make it around the world.

A girl can dream, can’t she?!

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Eh, not too shabby! I went with black and white because it’s the best color I look good in.

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OK, kids! Let’s see if this works!!

WISH ME LUCK!

 

 

Kevin Pollak

I know, right?! Kevin Pollak sounds familiar, you know the name and can see his face but you can’t name a damn movie he was in. Well, that was me and I’m not ashamed to admit it… well a little.

Kevin has been in over 70 movies and has a book coming out called “How I Slept My Way To The Middle” –  So he’s been around and is a pretty big deal.

We added him to the calendar as soon as we saw him coming to Cleveland but plans sort of fell through last minuet and I was scrambling to find a replacement partner for my adventure.

Kevin was on Twitter Thursday night giving away free tickets to his show, I was somewhat confident I would get them.  I was wrong, he did one more contest and I also was not a winner. I was hoping to win the tickets and then life would be a lot easier, I was tweeting him and randomly adding him to tweets hoping to hear something…  but nothing.

It was literally the day of when I finally made a decision and super glad I did.

Initially Shari and I were just going to do a stalk by but since she was unable to hang I had to come up with other means, this meant some careful planning.

Kevin was in town starting Thursday and leaving Saturday night and originally (like I stated before, plans fell through) so Pat was going to go with me that night but we ended up going to dinner with a friend, no big deal since I had 2 other nights to make this happen. We decided on Saturday since it would be easier but Frank Caliendo also had a show Sunday night and he was part of the plan as well. So. I had to make a decision between the 2, or find a way to snag both in a 24 hour period.

2 tickets for both shows would have costed about $125.00 and I didn’t know if it was worth spending THAT much just to get some pictures/autographs for the blog. Caliendo was sold out and he had added another show which sold out pretty quickly, I called up & there were a few left. figured I would get tickets to Frank’s show and just do a sneak attack on Kevin, but I had only figured this out after some thinking and when I called back the show was COMPLETELY sold out. On to plan B, or C.. not really sure what plan we are on at this point but I just sat there pondering my next move. Finally I broke down and bought two tickets to see Kevin and I would bribe someone the next day to grab Caliendo with me.

Tickets were $25 a piece, so we spent $50 which was no biggie and I saved some money by paying for them over the phone, no pesky online fees.

It was a 9:30 show, and for me that’s like super late. I was pretty much napping on the ride down there but like a big girl I managed to stay awake.

Our new thing is to park at the Horseshoe Casino and walk over, then we hit the casino afterwards spend a ton of money and get free parking… see how that works?

When we arrived an usher had escorted us to our seats, we were at like a bar type table situation all the way against the back wall. Good thing the place isn’t that big and we sat up high with a straight view of the mic stand.

When we were all settled in I ordered myself a vodka and red bull and then Pat and I shared some mott sticks, we devoured that within 6 minutes and then waited for the main act.

It was about 10:00pm when Kevin popped out and of course I had to record his first few minutes on stage because that’s when they usually mention Cleveland, and he did. I kept it recording because it was very entertaining, check out the video below.

 

(I’m super mad right now, I had this all typed up and the blog pretty much finished yesterday but the page didn’t save and now I have to remember all the funny and witty things I said)

I had no idea he did impersonations, so you can imagine my surprise and excitement when he started to do Jack Nicholson. Probably one of the best I’ve seen, right down to his facial expressions to the way Jack presents himself and his body language. (For those of you who don’t know, I am in LUST with Jack Nicholson, it took everything I had not to rush the stage and wrap my legs around Kevin’s face.) So of course I had to start recording, I couldn’t let this gem pass me by. At one point the camera stopped but I quickly got it back on and was able to finish getting his bit about Jack on the set of  A Few Good Men.

Remember there are absolutely NO recording devises allowed so I had to be sneaky about it, the beginning is a little shaky and the sound bobs in and out. I had to hide the fact that I had a camera but I think I did a pretty good job.

I didn’t find Kevin hilarious nor did I fall out of my seat onto the floor vomiting with laughter  but he was very entertaining. I had a smile on my face the whole time and was very impressed, I loved his sense of humor and the delivery of his lines. Extremely glad I broke down and bought the tickets, it was an enjoyable night for sure.

When he finished up, Pat and I made our way to the small lobby and waited for Mr.Pollak. I had talked to a guy on Twitter who went to the show and said that Frank has a guy take the pictures and then sends a mass email out to everyone. This way it would cut down on the chaos and keep things moving, so I was certain to get my picture. A few minutes went by and I overheard someone asking if he was coming out, the response was probably not because he had an early flight. I looked at Pat and pretty much said I better get his picture and told him to stand guard as I went down the hall to wait by the door. As I turned the corner and looked up Kevin was just about to pass me, so I spoke.

Hi Kevin”

“Hello”

“How are you?”

“Good thank you.” he said as we continued to walk side by side.

“Are you doing the picture thing or taking off?”

“Taking off”

“Is it cool if I get a quick picture?”

“Sure” we stopped in the hallway, good thing I was camera ready.. always be camera ready.

“I suck at taking selfies I said holding the camera, we smiled, the flash went off as we were captured in a moment to cherish forever. I thanked him and then we walked together, side by side for another few moments until he slid through the few people who remained and disappeared.

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I confirmed with Pat that the mission was a success even though I didn’t get the autograph I got the picture and that to me that was better, I decided  it was now safe to leave, upon leaving one of the staff, possible a manage type position said to me. “You finally got your guy!” and smiled. I responded to him all giddy and then proceeded to exit up the steps and out of the building. That guy would remember me 24 hours later as I showed up to meet Frank Caliendo with my mom but you’ll have to read THAT blog to get the full story.

Pat and I walked back to the casino and played enough to where we each got free parking, he said we came out even or ahead but I didn’t feel to good about it. Our night ended around 2am and we headed home and crawled right into bed. We had a beach day planned for the morning and then of course I still intended on heading back to Cleveland to capture Frank. Stay tuned for the next blog where I talk about meeting Mr.Caliendo.

 

Loads of thanks to Hilarities Comedy Club and to Frank Pollak, you guys made my night.

Also, I can’t go without thanking my fans and followers. Hope you enjoyed my story!

 

Stalk ON!

 

 

 

 

Frank Caliendo

Hello! Thank you for stopping by today, it means a lot. Now, down to business.

If your read my latest blog (and I hope you did) it was about how I met Kevin Pollak, I mentioned Frank in there a few times because both shows were at the same place within 24 hours of each other. Lucky for me I was able to make them both happen, but it was hard.

Ok. So here we go. Frank was a special guest, he had 1 performance on Fathers Day that got sold out which lead him to add a 2nd show later that night. Pat and I were going back and forth whether or not to see him or Kevin Pollak, going to see a show is easier because then Pat is more likely to tag along. Normally Pat does not attended these stalking parties but plans fell through and I needed someone to go with me and with the casino so close by we usually make a night of it and do a little gambling, this makes everyone happy. But when I looked up prices for Frank’s show I realized both were sold out and kinda got bummed seeing as I would have rather seen him than Kevin. So like the little creeper I am I tried to make contact with Frank on Twitter and he RESPONDED!

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So I took him on his word, called up there and lucky for me they had a few seats for $35.00 up in the balcony, but before I could make a decision we got disconnected. This was fine because I needed to double-check with Pat and at this time I looked up what it would cost for the two of us to go to both  shows ( Frank and Kevin), it was looking like $125.00. I needed to think about it and thus I hopped into the shower to regroup, upon washing my hair I came up with my final decision. I would go see Frank’s show instead, for a few reasons. 1) He responded to my tweets, Kevin never did. 2)We knew what kind of act he was going to do and the both of us knew we would like it and 3) I think it would have been easier for the stalk. I got onto the phone to order our tickets and found out they were COMPLETELY SOLD OUT, I was like I just talked to someone less than 40 minutes ago. Now I was really bummed and my whole plan went out the window, so I just sat there. Finally I decided to get tickets to see Kevin instead and just do a drive by tomorrow for Frank.

Saturday night was fun and Kevin Pollak did a wonderful job, Pat and I hit the casino and got home around 2am. We were up pretty early the next day and hung out at the beach for a few hours (Frank never showed) before we headed home to freshen up for the evening.  By now Pat really didn’t want to go with me  back up to Cleveland but he wasn’t going to let me go alone, so I called my mom who agreed to accompany me. However Pat went with us so he could go to the casino while the two of us stalked, even though I’m 30 he still doesn’t trust me walking the darks streets of downtown by myself. Anyways. he dropped mom and I off and we figured we would just hit the downstairs bar, which is right by where the audience members and actors come out at the end of the night but when we got there to our surprise it was not open. Mom and I waited outside, it was a beautiful night so we didn’t mind.  From where we were standing you can see the people come out and knew the show was over so all we had to do was keep and eye on that and sneak right in.

While we were standing there one of the workers, probably a manager (he was dressed nice) said to me “two nights in a row?” I told him I was obsessed but he said that was fine and that they always want people down here, I informed him I couldn’t get tickets but that Frank said he would meet with people afterwards, the guy agreed smiled and left. I at least felt good because he didn’t tell me to leave or stopped me from going inside so we were flying high. PLUS, he was the same guy from the night before when I met Kevin –  he said “You finally got your guy!” and then he remembered me the next night so that was super cool.

We waited probably another 6-10 minutes, it wasn’t long at all when people started filling out the door and into the street. I gave mom the look and we both walked in and fought our way down the stairs as people were trying to go up, no one was hurt. We got down there and it was busy, I looked around and noticed there was a line and barricades leading people like cattle from the one door all around to where Mr.Caliendo was, I panicked for a minuet. We walked inside a little bit more and my friend from outside was standing by the ropes he said ‘This way to Frank” smiled and let mom and I through where we joined the herd of people and waited for our turn. Pretty sweet. While we were waiting I tried to get some video for the blog but it’s pretty shotty, it was such a crowded place that it’s filled mostly with the backs of people’s heads. Plus I swear Frank kept looking at me and I didn’t want to be too obvious with my camera skills so I toned it down a bit but if you care to take a peek the video is below for your viewing pleasure.

Mom brought her tablet to also take pictures and videos but she is still in the learning process and like mother like daughter we panic and don’t think. So this is what went down. I was recording and some guy that was behind us kinda of scooted to the front, he asked if we were ready or if it was ok he went. I told him to go and offered to take his picture for him, he kindly agreed. At this point mother should be recording and I don’t think she was or did and I haven’t heard or seen anything from her but I don’t think so (Plus we really didn’t discuss what we should do, we just cry about it later). What’s cool with her device is that you can record and also take stills at the same time but we forgot all about that. So, after the guy left Frank looked up and said “Hey, the tweeter!” I responded “That’s me or It’s me” I don’t quite know but I walked up and gave him an awkward hug. He asked if I ended up getting tickets to his next show and I told him the story of my procrastination and then we turned to take the picture. I handed my camera to my mom, nervous because she’s not the best at working it. We stood together and smiled, the flash button popped up but it never took the picture. I was like try one more, Frank was like “PUSH the button” and her response was ‘This one?” and  tried pushing down the actual flash itself.. Oh mother. finally she got it to take and the whole time I kept whispering to Frank, she’s gonna break it. LOL –  Love you Mom.

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The picture came out really good, minus the fact I look pregnant.

I asked Frank to sign my scrap paper I brought from home, I said it’s all I had since I didn’t have an actual ticket.  I asked if he could it out to “Lauren” and then started rambling and apologizing for being annoying. He asked how to spell my name but at the same time I was trying to get the camera ready to capture that on film but I was like.. “L -A…..” (10 minuet pause) he was like… “UREN” Yup, mom was even like.. “Ahh, duh” I again apologized he then spoke up to one of his people asking if he gave us one of his cards, he said no and handed one to us. Frank informed us that if we TEXT the picture to that # he will sign it and mail it back, I was like WHAT? That’s ridiculous. Anyways. We thanked him a million more times and left. He was super friendly and super cute, I think I told him he looked good when I gave him the hug.

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Really wish I would have gotten our interaction on film, maybe next time.

Well folks, what I thought was going to be a bust turned out to be a very happy ending. I got what I wanted to accomplish, it took a little bit more effort on my part but it was all very much worth it.

SPECIAL THANKS to Hilarities –  Great food and Great people!

Thanks to Frank Caliendo for putting up with me!

 

AND –  Thanks to all of you, please continue to read and ENJOY!

STALK on!

Double dose of Robin Williams

I just love me some Robin Williams, I find him oddly sexy and very funny. So this would come as no surprise to you that when he came to Cleveland I went to his show and seduced him afterwards… with a little help from my friends duct tape and chloroform.

My story begins many, many years ago, I was a senior in highschool. I heard he was coming to the Playhouse with his “Live on Broadway” tour and I was going to go no matter what, and so I started to shop for tickets and put my money aside.

I was working at the theatre and I had mentioned this to a few of my friends who were also excited and wanted us to all go as a group. It took me awhile to agree because originally I was going to get the best seats possible but I decided going as a group would be fun and I said I would go.

WELL… as I waited to hear back from everyone the time was quickly slipping by, I also left this in the hands of someone else to get things together and when I checked into it the tickets were sold out. I freaked. I should have just gotten tickets by myself and everything would have been ok. I was 18, working 2 jobs had didn’t have a serious list of real bills yet and lived with the parents so I had some $$ to spare. Internet wasn’t super popular or was, I don’t remember but I didn’t have the resources to search for tickets. Stubhub or Craigslist had yet to be invented yet, so I cried to my mom who put me in touch with her broker. I still never found out why she had a broker but it was cool, we drove down to his place and made a deal.

I don’t remember what all he had or if he only had the 2 tickets but he was selling them as a pair for $300, I think that’s what it was even though face value was $95.00 and I didn’t care because I was seeing this show no mater what.

I called my friend Brett and asked if he wanted to go with me, he didn’t have the money but I informed him it was on me. Either he was going or I was going by myself. So it was a date.

April 6th 2002 rolled around and from the little I remember, I think we were late. I recall parking and running like crazy folk down the dark streets of Cleveland. We had pretty good seats I believe, we were right on the isle from what I can remember. Ticket reads ORCH side X 201 / ORCH4, not really sure what that means.

Robin’s act was hilarious, I mean tears rolling down my face. I got the CD and I listen to it all the time, pretty much know it by heart.  It was my 2nd big comedy show since Whoopi Goldberg the year before, so I was already living the dream.

At some point during the show I screamed “I love you Robin!” and he said something back but I can’t remember what that was, I’m sure if you listened to the live Cleveland tape (if there is one) you could hear Robin and I share a moment.

Anyways… after the show we went out to the side of the building where there was a small crowd waiting. Since I had met Whoopi the same way I was pretty sure we would get to see Robin as well, I just didn’t know how I would react. When he came out, I think instantly I started crying, I’m talking like a baby. I was afraid to approach him, I even wrote a letter for him (which I don’t have a copy of and I’m glad I don’t because I am sure it was horrific). I handed it to security and asked for him to give it to Robin, he agreed but then gave back to me saying “You give it to him yourself” I was causing a scene. After I continued to cry, some lady pushed me up towards Robin, I could hear people saying “Awe” and “how cute” and shyly I made my way to him. He looked at me and smiled, I reached up and touched his face.. I know, I know I’m surprised I wasn’t tazed or something but everyone including himself let me do it (His face had that 5 o’clock shadow feel, Mmmm). If we said anything to each other.. I don’t remember, did I give him a hug? I don’t know. I handed him the letter, he signed my book, we took the picture and I made my way back to my friend.

I got a picture of my friend and Robin and then a few other random ones, that’s about all I remember of the night.

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If you look closely, you can see how red my face was from crying AND if you look just a smidge closer you could see that Robin’s eyes are tearing up too, at least that’s what I’ve been telling myself for years. I think he was genuinely touched, or maybe very frightened.

OK now fast forward to 2009, Robin was back on the road with his Weapons of Self Destruction tour and I wanted to go. However I was getting married that year in Vegas followed by a big party 2 weeks later back at home so like a good girl I opted out to save the money and focus on the important things in life.

We ended up renting it and liked it a lot,  the show started slow and was all political which is not interesting to me at all but once he got past that we were rolling in our seats.

OK, now skip forward to September 24th, 2011 when Robin comes back for a third time but this is a special Cleveland addition. On March 13th 2011 Mr.Williams underwent heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic and as a thank you he put on a benefit, a Heart to Heart with special guest David Steinberg. This was not your typical standup comedy show, him and David sat on two chairs opposite each other and just talked. It was very interesting but not as entertaining as I would have liked, however it was Robin and I could watch him all day. I got a few recordings, one in particular of him doing an impression of Jack Nicholson (The love of my fantasy life) but I will have to look for it. I had dragged my husband along and warned him that I was planning on waiting for Robin to come out, he wasn’t the happiest of people but he knew how much it meant to me and thus went a long with it.

When the show was over we made our way out back and waited for Robin, good thing it was a nice evening because Robin had a small gathering/dinner and popped out almost 2 hours later. At one point my husband left and got something to eat, came back and ate in the car.

David Steinberg came out shortly after and before Robin, he pretty much just walked right by everyone. He did stop to let whomever take “one picture” and then darted away and into his car.

Finally Robin came out and people got excited, it wasn’t a huge crowed and actually most of them were the guys that sell their shit on eBay and of course a few stragglers. My husband slowly staggers to where the crowd had gathered and took a few random pictures. I slipped back and waited for my turn, one kid asked if he took my picture if I could use my camera to take his picture and email it to him. I agreed since at this point Pat was no where in sight. When it was finally my turn, I handed Robin my program from the show and I also had our first picture together blown up in which I wanted him to sign that too.

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See how patiently I’m waiting off to the right there?                        Look at those vultures!                                                Action shot – that’s the back of my head.

Ok, so we are going to pause for a moment and backtrack. I had this planned for weeks and I might have had the day off.  I printed out the picture of the two of us from 2002 and wanted to get a silver marker for him to sign it since the picture was pretty dark. My laziness kicked in and I didn’t look for a marker or go out and buy one, instead I waited for my husband to get home. We ended up all over the place looking for a damn silver marker and Mr. Dodge was not very happy anymore, finally we found some but it was like a pack of 6 and a waste of money (We still have those markers and they are used on occasion).

Back to present time –  So I walk up to Robin and he signs my program and then I hand him the picture and he snags it up and starts to sign it.. OH I forgot to mention, he has his own marker and it was blue. I tried to stop him, and he did, looked at me and asked what? But I panicked and was like never mind, he said something and once again I can’t remember what it was so he just finished what he was doing and then prepared to get his picture taken.

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You can barely see it but it like stretches to my teeth, I wish I would have had him sign it “To Lauren” but you know me, nervous Nelly. You see why I wanted a silver marker now?

At this point Pat had showed up and was taking some pictures and that kid was also taking the picture, so this is what happened. While I was looking at Pat, Robin was looking at the kid so both pictures that were taken neither of us had looked at the same camera.

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My anxiety set in and I needed to get a better picture, so as he was finishing up and getting ready to walk away I jumped back in and asked for another picture. I made up a story that it was blurry, Robin stopped looked at me and said “This one will probably be blurry too” and then we took a selfie.

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This is like my favorite picture of all time!!

I should have licked his face or shoved my tongue down his throat but my husband was close by AND he was my ride home so I had to play it cool.

I won’t comment on how wasted Robin looked and he acted differently than the last time I met him and by different I mean more meek and quiet but who am I to judge? He, like before took his time with everyone and for someone with as much star status as himself I think was very awesome especially since he didn’t have to.

 

Would I go see Robin again and try to snag him out back? Ahh Yeah. He is like my #2, I love everything about him…even all the hair on his body.

This was a great experience and I’m glad I got to share it with all of you.

 

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