Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Guess who saw Dr. Phil and Robin!

I did. Dh and I stayed at a hotel nearby the Northwestern Bookstore in Maple Grove, and woke up really early to go there. We were the 5th and 6th people in line, and got there about 7:15 on a Saturday morning.

We waited till the line grew, and the store opened at 9:30am while knitting on DH's sock and eating Krispy Kremes and Starbucks. MMM. I wore the same sweater I wore to meet the Harlot since it was toasty warm.

We got into the store and Dr. Phil introduced his wife Robin and her book, while threatening to go through the audience/crowd and "check us out" jokingly. It came to be my turn to meet Robin and get my copy of her book autographed, and my camera was swept from Dh's hand and given to a book signing staff person for them to take a pic. I was whisked along with DH, to keep the line moving, and told Robin how Dh and I had stayed in a hotel to be nearby. She reached out her hand and held mine while saying "isn't that sweet." I held hands with Robin McGraw!

Then we noticed that the camera girl had taken a pic of the person in line after me/us. She hadn't even taken my picture with Robin! How unfair. So we chatted and we begged, and the girl took a different picture. This one had Dr. Phil smiling, while Robin and her best friend at the signing table were looking down. I felt like my face had a "Don't you know how to take pictures?" look on it directed at the "photographer."

We went next door to Best Buy while I thought about whether that was an acceptable picture of not. Then I decided it wasn't, and we trotted back to the store, and had to discuss and nearly beg for another picture. It worked, and I got a better picture with Robin and myself smiling a real smile.

I took a little camera video too, and will have it up on the blog later this week.

1 comment:

- LisaD. said...

Oh MY GOD! You met Robin?! I haven't been very good at keeping up with my blog reading.

We have to talk about this encounter. Too Fun! It's always neat to meet famous people. Not that I have ever met any....but still, so cool for you.