Vacation Story: Celebsighting (contd.)

27 02 2009

This is continued from the previous vacation post found here.

One of the few nights my Dad didn’t have a business dinner to attend, we went out for dinner in Poipu.  The restaurant Keoki’s was a laidback seafood place with a split level.  My family sat on the lower level right next to the stairs.  Being the kid-at-heart that I am (f*ing immature), I started up a rousing game of hangman w/ my younger siblings.*  This behavior continued through dinner despite my hot guy radar going off mid-meal when another family sat down nearby.

“Yes! Hot guy at 2 0’clock! Gosh, from side profile, he kinda looks a bit like John Daley from Bones.  Damn fuzzyness. Why didn’t I wear my glasses?”**

However, I couldn’t see clearly enough to think much of it.  I made notes in my mind of the few times Mr GoodLooking glanced at our table but continued giggle, chatter, and tease my sibs & parents.

When we got up to leave, we walked up the steps to the main level (located right by his table).  As I reached the top stair, he turned and looked right at me.  Now, just 3 feet away, I had no difficulty recognizing one of my favorite actors.  John Daley, the once adorable freshman in Freaks and Geeks and current genius psychiatrist on Bones, was sitting RIGHT THERE.  I barely stumbled away intact.

Was it obvious? Was STARSTRUCK written all over my forehead? Did he see it, or did I walk alway in time?

For the next hour of my life, the only words that made it past my lips were “Dude!” and “Oh my God!” As a relatively articulate adult (almost 23!!!) it was not one of my proudest hours I’ll admit.

For those of you going “John Daley…. Was he in… no… wait…”

John Daley as Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks (2nd from left)

John Daley as Sam Weir in Freaks and Geeks (2nd from left)

John Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones

John Daley as Dr. Lance Sweets on Bones

I’m sure many of you have run across a celebrity at some point in your life.  The question is “do you approach them?”  I’ve always tried to stay away – respecting that they probably want to go out in public without being fawned on all the time.  Yet, part of me wishes I had said something.***

Anyone?  If you’ve run into a celebrity: actor, actress, musician, politician, athlete, author, whateverfloatsyourboat- how did you react?


What was supposed to be a crude sketch-up in Paint fell at the mercy of my perfectionistic tendencies. Hence the beautiful, detailed ‘drawing’.  Yes. Wasting time. It happens when you’ve nothing to get up early for.

*When I’m with my younger sibs, I tend to act like a 12 yr old w/ a cursing problem.  This might work if I was stooping down to their ages, but they are 18 and 14.  Ah well…
** My glasses were on top of my head. Stupidstupidstupid…
*** My excuse for not stopping over is that he was obviously at dinner with his family – parents+.  Interrupting the family dinner of someone you’ve never met feels a bit sacrilegious. Even if it is just to say “Hi! I’m Grace. I don’t mean to interrupt. I just wanted to tell you I love your portrayal of Dr. Sweets on Bones.  You really capture the awkwardness of a young adult working in a much older, more professional enviroment.  You’re so talented.  And amazing.  And hot.  Marry me?” Okay, maybe that’s going a bit far…. damn.


Best Job in the World

27 02 2009

One of my friends is in the running for the famous Best Job in the World and put the best interview video ever up.  Check it out below.  Queensland Tourism is currently working on the shortlisting of candidates.  You can still rate the video on the website here. Cross your fingers please!  Shawn is one of the coolest, most amazing people I know and totally deserves it.

His blog Digitizing Life talks all about his recent months in London and now being back Stateside.  Check it out.

How to tell if you’re drinking too much diet coke again:
Still up reading blogs at 4am?  Then yes. You need to cut back.

Happy BonesDay! + Vacation Story

19 02 2009

Is it sad that I look forward to this day all week long?  Yes.  But fuck it.

I have a great story to tell, but I’m hating long posts….
So I’ll write the other half tomorrow.

Last summer, my very generous family invited me to join them on vacation in Hawaii.  (So long as I cover my own airfare.) I had missed several of their last trips (Montreal & Alaska) due to work and was definitely not gonna miss this one.

Chinaman's Hat island, Oahu

During my blogging hiatus in January, we spent 8 gorgeous days in the sun.  I’ve a million pictures and journal entries from the trip which never should’ve ended.

can you see the resort hiding behind the trees?

taken while horseback riding

mass touristing at the Waimea Canyon

But there is one memory I want to share with all of you.  No.  Not eating Cocoa Puffs before dawn each morning and then watching the sunrise from the beach. Something more awesome. (possible? maybe not.)

I saw John Francis Daley.

continues tomorrow….

I love guests!

3 04 2008

Bit scattered as of late.  Completely bogged down with work.  Gonna have to bring stuff home tonight to work on or it will never be done. blah.  Thank god for late night coffee shops, right?

Visitors this wkend!

Vegas is in 1 WEEK!!! I haven’t been there since I was thirteen. Therefore, I’m clueless about the city.  Any of you who have been there – what should we do/see?  There are 6 girls – completely ridiculous partiers.  Thoughts? Suggestions?

Birthday (belated) Party the following wkend! Gotta plan…

Main Topic:

WiscoBlonde is coming to visit!!! Ooooo I’m psyched! I love having people over. Especially for the wkend when all workness can be forgotten.  Seriously, it is one of my absolute favorite things.  I’m a bit too casual to be a great tourguide / siteseer.  So I love it when people can feel comfortable just making themselves at home.  Even if it is just using the apt as a homebase while running about the city.  Love it! Ooo I love company. 

Now I just have to go home and make sure the apt is clean.


24 03 2008

The Vegas in T-18 Days.
I can’t wait!  I’m meeting up with all the girls from my time spent in London.  It is so difficult to believe that I haven’t seen at least half of them in 2 full years.  Wow. 

On this day 2 years ago…. I would’ve been working in Twickenham, commuting back to S.Ken, stopping at Sainsburys for a bottle of store brand vodka and some Diet Coke, throwing on a short skirt & heels and taking pulls from the delicious mix on the tube with the girl friends.  Then stumbling into the nearest ONeills or Walkabout and dancing my ass off.

Look out Vegas!  Here we come!  With 3 nights, 3 days planned… we’re gonna be spending lots of mornings in recovery and nights on the town.  I can’t even recount half the ridiculousness that is our group.  There was….

  • The morning I laid out at the local A&E (not shopping like my roommate thought – it’s Accident & Emergency) to get a doctor to cut a shard of glass out of my foot.  Drunken me walked home barefoot the night previous.  Brillant
  • Getting left at the bars by your swasted friends
  • The AZ girlies sneaking some guys home with us – past the horribly observant mid-eastern front desk people.  When they got kicked outa their room, they all slept on the floor of ours.
  • Making my roommate get off the bus… and walk three miles to our place – because I had decided we were most definitely past our bus stop
  • Being mistaken for a hooker in my short skirt & trench  – by the cops
  • Going home with a friend and a random in Putney – and playing his version of PS2 & MarioKart til all hours while drinking his wine and refusing his advances
  • Tripping out the door of O’Neills …over & over & over
  • Walk of Shame – not mine, but witnessing it…
  • And finally, the mornings of “how did I get home?” over Starbucks and laughing at the pictures we captured the night before

Anyways, Vegas is gonna rock!

Ps – Psyched for the NewYorkNewYork ROLLERCOASTER!

7hr Epiphany & The Txt

14 02 2008

It’s been ages, I know, so I ought to hurry up and finish the story from last weekend. But before I forget – update on the now:

  • Headcold. Not fucking cool. I think the Nyquil I took last night gave me weird dreams because when I woke up I was relieved to find that I had not in fact lost my 3 front teeth (yes, there were 3 in my dream)
  • I love my hairstylist! Finally found one in the city that I lovelovelove! Despite yesterday’s feeling “I hate being sick. ugh. I feel fugly. Wait, no! My hair Rocks!!”

The 7hr Epiphany & The Txt
Alright so I hadn’t heard from Indie AT ALL since the night he kissed me, and I was beginning to really question what had happened. Per usual, I blamed myself. So at the crack of 11:30am Sunday I woke up with the rest, and we had a delicious homecooked bfast with the family we stayed with before getting out on the road.

Blizzard. Seriously. I don’t even know if it was snowing, but the wind was so bad we couldn’t see the car 10ft in front of us. Thank god P is the best driver I’ve ever met. The moment we left the UP the wind dropped. Crazy UPers. All things considered the car ride gave me a peaceful 7hrs to drift in and out in the backseat and analyze everything again.

One brain tangent went off to LP – the other girl that Indie & I worked with that one summer. She’s been, well, impossible to get a hold of. I haven’t seen her since this past summer. From time to time I’ll get a msg “hey let’s get together over break.” Sounds great yea, but every attempt I’ve made to contact her when we’re both in town… goes unanswered. Kinda pissed me off after the 16th attempt (yes i counted). When I mentioned it to Indie on Friday nite he said “yea, she’s kinda been a bitch. I haven’t heard from her in ages.” Which got me back to thinking about the summer we worked together.

It was so painfully obvious to the entire office (slightly embarrassing) that I liked him. Everyone knew. LP would half force us together – by ‘accidentally’ forgetting she was supposed to give me a ride home or just making new plans last minute – but that was only a few times. When the 3 of us were together she was always in the middle both figuratively and literally. Now you can chalk it up to ‘she didn’t want to get left out’ but it also made indie and I just become slowly more awkward around each other in person as we tried to make sure LP was, as always, the center of attention. Argh.

There are so many things that suddenly make more sense now. Indie has these intense eyes (that I can’t stop daydreaming about) but so often keeps a rather unexpressive face. There were so many moments were I’d look up and there he’d be looking at me – and I couldn’t look away – but felt super awkward like he must’ve been judging my idiocy or something. …LP told me at the end that Indie had asked her way earlier in the summer if I liked him. She brushed him off and said, ‘oh eh. I don’t know.’ Her tone said not really. …She was showing me pictures on her camera when I clicked back one too far and saw her, Indie, & a friend up at LP’s cabin. I had never been invited up there… hence the omg they never told me. he must like her! How could I be soo screwed up to think maybe he likes me!? post.

Hmm. All interesting.

By the end of the car ride I had concluded to these points:

  • Indie used to like me & possibly might still
  • May have neglected to call because too drunk or because he had gone up with a specific group of friends – and of course wanted to be with them
  • My heart is more content. Even if he doesn’t like me as more than a friend, at least I know that he did. For so long I have blamed myself for coming on too strong or not enough and basically being a complete failure with guys.
  • Though many people expect – and rightfully so I suppose – that if he and I both are hoping for more then we’ll date. I would be content just seeing him from time to time. I recognize the distance makes anything difficult. It happens. Since that distance will always be there, there’s a high chance no relationship would every come to fruition.

Arrive home.

Roomie and I get ready for bed. My phone beeps. Sorry…I lost my phone last night

Now, before any of you read into it, I will. Afterall, I know him better than all of you. Indie is not a … type of guy. He uses them only where trying to express it how he talks. If that dotdotdot was missing it was be more “hey friend. Sorry I missed your calls. I lost my phone. Maybe next time!” but with the … yay.

Spoke with him the nxt day online as well (do I not sound like a totally 14 year old? lol)
Indie: grace!
me: hey!
shouldn’t you be in class
Indie: just got back
sorry i missed your calls
i don’t remember much of the weekend after leaving that party lol

Ready for the old trusty Analyzing Magnifier?

“i don’t remember much of the weekend after leaving that party”

I grew up with guy friends. I know this stuff. Normal wkend recap protocol: “I don’t remember much of the wkend.” Not only can that statement be true, it’s simple AND totally gets you out of embarrassing situations. Like hey I might’ve kissed someone but I’m totally gonna pretend I blacked out. I was so drunk. Damn. Knowing Indie – he actually means ‘after leaving that party.’ so. Let’s hope he can come to the party next wkend!

p.s. Happy Valentines Day!!!

p.p.s. Indie just aimed me! tehee I totally am a giddy 14yr old. now I just need to pick up on their speech: omgomg he totes likes me! Guess what he said??? Indie: boners? i have a feeling there will be many boners today. lol. we are such children.

Winter Carnival

8 02 2008

½ hour ‘til I leave!!!!

Weekend road trip with Roomie and another cousin. I’m really really excited!!! We’re driving up to the UP for a good bout of ya’dur’hays and yoeuse. 😉 kidding! Actually running up to MI Tech for Winter Carnival which is really exciting. I’ve always wanted to go!

Yes, I know what you’re thinking. You’re crazy! It’s gonna be so cold! Your hands will die!!! Yes yes. I know there’s a good chance I might lose a finger or two (ok no, but they will die a tiny bit more) but I don’t care. I haven’t been up to Tech for several years. Plus, we’re going with Pete who was the president 2yrs ago of his frat … where we will be partying all weekend.

Have a good one! Stay warm!