Saturday, February 05, 2011

Odd day.

Yesterday was just... odd.

You know I'm BFF's with Candace Cameron Bure, right?
She doesn't know that but you and I do.

I've been cheering her on all week as she made appearances all over tv (Today Show, Joy Behar show, etc.) to talk about her book, Reshaping It All. She's so sweet and I'm excited to see this sudden burst of attention on her!

She was going to be doing a signing in Oklahoma City on Friday.
So we thought, what the heck... let's go meet her!
I emailed her in the morning to say we were coming to see her.
It's only 3 hours away. The bookstore website said her appearance was from 12:00 - 2:00. My friend/assistant and I headed out.

We did get a bit of a late start, but showed up just after 1:00. And this is what we saw.

Empty chairs. Sad. Very sad.
The store manager said we'd missed her by 4 minutes.
He had no idea that the website said she'd be there until 2:00.

I shook my fists and said, "Do you know who I am?!"
Okay, not really.

So my friend and I looked at each other like, "Okay, now what? Do we just turn around and drive back?"
I said, "I think I saw a cowboy museum a little ways back...??"
Friend: "No Beki. Just no. What about Chick Fil A for lunch? We don't have those where we are and I'm pretty sure they have them here."

So we headed out to find Chick Fil A. And on the way we spotted a Cheesecake Factory instead. There may have been loud squeals from the ladies in the car, and from the tires making a quick turn into the parking lot.

I ordered something that Candace would have been proud of. (her book is much about weight loss.)

Then I ordered something she wouldn't be so proud of.

But I only had 4 bites. We also ordered one to take home to a friend of our's.
The one we took home was Turtle, my friend's was Reeses, and mine was Godiva dark chocolate. Mmmmm.

Next to the Cheesecake Factory was a mall so we decided to do a little retail therapy to drown our woes from missing Candace.

We went in a little boutique where the employee clearly thought we weren't worthy of shopping in there. It was a very Julia Roberts moment.
So I got feisty and knocked over a tower of True Religion jeans. Okay, not really but I thought about it and that felt good.

I took photos where I wasn't supposed to. Such a rebel.

Sephora got a lot of our money.

We finally headed home and were stuck in OKC traffic for an hour and a half. Bumper to bumper. Iced over roads. Cars in the ditches everywhere.
Fun times.

We ended up making the best of an odd day.
But the most ironic part? When I got home, I saw that Candace had emailed me offering to get together at another location.

Guess who doesn't have internet on her phone because she's still Amish. That's right... ME, boys and girls!
Some of you will remember that I finally gave in and got a cell phone a few months ago. I'm so behind the times. And I'm really good with that. Until something like this happens.

Candace, I'm sorry we missed you!! Next time I'm hanging out in L.A. we'll get together. Ha!


Marie said...

Sorry you missed her, but it sure made for a good story!

Chigger Hill Cottage said...

There is a reason for everything. We may not know what, but you just gotta hang on to that! I'm sorry, but I'm still laughing...not AT you, but with you...that is, if you can laugh at it now!LOL!
I had one of those odd kinds of experience when I met Joyce Meyer at a book signing. I at least got to see her, but I thought for sure she would "recognize" me! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your jewelry! You appreciate the simple things in life and don't make your blog a big "show" like many people.
Mrs. B.

S Club Mama said...

Oh so sorry you missed her email. I would have, too, I don't even have texting!

Unknown said...

sorry you missed her, but the day sounds fun anyway! i haven't had a girls day out in so long! btw - i got my one-word necklace (hope) this week for my birthday.

carissa... brown eyed fox said...

giggling in my warm coffee this morning...
cracking me up!
i say "why not " too... look how fun the day was!
wish you would have gotten to see candance though darnit. boo on that. oh and the crabby shop ladies...
they obviously don't know who you are girl. :O)

hope your having a great snuggly warm weekend.

Decorchick! said...

LOL, Oh my, you are so hilarious! I LOVE DJ!!! You should have emailed her back and said "you got it dude." That would have probably ended y'alls friendship though.

Cristy said...

Oh no...she emailed you? Ack!
I'm glad you made the best of it...and I'm glad you went to Cheesecake Factory. :)


Sharon said...

I was told your blog is really good....I admire you for making your day so "worth the trip" anyway! I giggled to myself reading about your day! Thanks for the chuckles. I don't "do texting" either, don't feel alone!

I have photos of Candace from when we went to some of the "Full House" tapings (waaaay back when) with our daughter as invited guests of John Stamos. Loved that show!

amy d said...

i must be part amish email or internet on the phone. ...but i do text :)

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

What a bummer! But is sounds like you had a wonderful day (you rebel)! :) I am behind the times too... I wouldn't have gotten the email. lol

Suzanne said...

Oh no!! I saw a clip on her signing on the local news and thought of you!! Next time you are in OKC let me know! I am only a little bit south of there and can find all of the Chick Fil A's for you!!! :)

Jessica said...

Ok, that cheesecake looks like it almost made up for it though! I love the Cheesecake Factory, we used to go there for our office holiday party and we would be pouring over their online menu for days before just to pick the right cheesecake. My personal fave, the boston cream pie cheesecake, but tragically, they no longer carry it. *sniffle*

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I'm part Amish, too, though I didn't know that until I read your post. Glad to have that part of my heritage all figured out. =)

Amanda said...

i definitely made the tire screeching sound as you pulled in TCF, that was a no brainer. hello cheesecake! um, i love the amish comment.

Stacey said...

O. M. Gee.

I can't believe she emailed you. I can't believe you don't have a smart phone. I can't believe you didn't get a cell phone up until a couple of months ago. I can't believe you only ate four bites of that cheesecake.

I just refuse to believe it all.

The Lazy Mom wuz here

rentz said...

Bummer. I would feel more sorry for you except you got a girls day out, shopping and Cheesecake Factory. Just kidding...kinda. :) I would be really disappointed too. I love Candace.

Laura said...

famous blog
booming business
jewelry worn by celebrity


time to get an iphone
like. now

Christina (fivewalkers) said...

I just knew you were going to say you saw her in the end...maybe at the Cheesecake Factory. :) I know this sounds crazy, but I might have chosen the Chick-Fil-A. haha I'm being serious. But then I would have gotten some cheesecake to go! :)

Tiffany said...

Sorry you missed her but sounds like you still had a great day here in my neck of the woods..
How can you stand to live somewhere that doesn't have a nearby Chick Fil A??? That's crazy..

sharin said...

I'm sooo sorry you missed Candace! (Excuse me.... I'm still giggling here.) This story is beyond priceless. I love it. You *must* send Candace a link to your blog. You're a fantastic story teller. (sorry... still giggling.) ;) ;)


Velvet said...

So I just read this blog entry because Candace reblogged this post to her twitter :) I just felt like sharing that with you.

Chad and Jody said...

Man! she emailed me too and said she snuck out right before you got there.
She doesn't like Amish people.
Don't pass that on.
I agree with Gina. You got a day out with a girlfriend.
But, it would have been cool to see her.

Unknown said...

Oh what a bummer! But at least you had a fun day. Don't feel bad though, I don't have internet on my phone either. :)

woolies said...

well, rats, I guess I'm Amish too. Luckily, nobody else in my family is Amish. :)

woolies said...

well, rats, I guess I'm Amish too. Luckily, nobody else in my family is Amish. :)