And after meeting Rob Lowe in NYC recently, I thought my weekend in the Big Apple had been fulfilled.
I mean, I can't post this picture enough right?
We were both at the Book of Mormon and he brushed my shoulder...yes brushed it (have I told this story already? Yes? Oh well, here it is again). Anyways, the ladies in the picture ran up to him to take their picture and I was standing right next to him fumbling with my phone to take a pic - I looked at him and asked if I could take a picture and he winked at me - WINKED AT ME! - did you catch that he is looking right at me in the pic????
I immediately texted Matt to tell him I had a new crush and he had competition.
While we had a fun girls weekend in the big city, the main reason we went was to attend a charity event celebrating All My Children and the end of the show. AMC has had a central place in our lives for YEARS. My Mom & Aunt watched it from the very beginning, bringing myself and my cousin into the fold when we were old enough.
So when my Aunt heard about the event hosted by Ricky Paull Goldin (aka "Jake"), she grabbed tickets. We were all so excited to head to a "private event hosted by several actors from the show." uh-huh.
We showed up at a club on the upper West Side - Prohibition - where we were shocked to see a line wrapped around the building - they were handing our wristbands to get in.
Once we got in, we saw this:
Alicia Minshew (Kendall - Erica's Daughter) and Ricky Paull Goldin (Jake Martin) and a few other actors. It was exciting to see these performers you have watched on tv daily in real life.
Generally, you'd expect everyone to patiently wait their turn to see her. Nope - it was push and shove to get to her as soon as possible - manners went out the window.
After 20 minutes of not getting any closer, I gave up. We visited with the girl who has played the 7th Bianca:
One thing I did enjoy was watching all the crazy fans - the actors were so very gracious to these nutjobs:
I have never seen more appliqued t-shirts and jackets in my life:
These ladies brought the most crazy gifts to Alicia. She received fancy lace dresses, shoes, crocheted blankets and dresses, and toys for her daughter.
Huh? I didn't even know she had a daughter. What kind of a fan am I??
One lady even bought her an American Girl Doll!!! I was so aghast, I had to take a pic of it - here is the hired security holding the doll. Bet he didn't expect to be working THAT hard that day.
The event ended with an auction. An Erica Cane Clutch anyone?
It was a neat way to commemorate the ending of an era in our lives - and we have plenty of funny stories from it.
But just don't call me one of those "crazy fans" - ever.