Yesterday was a big day for me and Marie. We were patiently waiting to post our MotU tribute and impatiently waiting to see Peter Facinelli!
When I got to Marie's house at quarter to 7 she practically sprinted out the door, we jumped in her car and set off on our trip. We spent the hour drive to the mall talking about... well anything and everything. We were squeeing over seeing Peter and couldn't wait to get there and line up.
We parked by Macy's at about 8 and headed inside. There were barricades along the hallway wall so we hurried into the main part of the mall where the stage was set up and what do we see when we get in there... a line! *GASP* A whole 5 people waiting!!
Yep Marie and I were numbers 6 and 7!
The girls that lined up after us drove all the way from St. Louis to come see Peter. We had a lot of fun making friends with the girls in line. The girls shared their stories about the conventions and times they have met other Twilight actors. We shared our Oprah story and pimped out the blog.
After sitting around for a bit they moved us to the barricades we saw against the wall on our way in so we could pay for our pictures and autographs.
The Hot Topic girls came out and put all of their Twilight merchandise out, ON SALE, to tempt us to buy shirts and nicknack's.
Once we paid we sat around for a quite a while. Then we were subjected to a torturous 'fashion show' that was put on by a local modeling/acting agency for kids. The woman running it was, for lack of a better word, a bitch. She was being very condescending to the 'models' at one point saying "Was I speaking English? Because I'm pretty sure I was."
|Kassie - I had to add the pic.....it was too funny!|
I said it was like waving candy in front of a bunch of Twilight babies!
When the 'show' was finally over I noticed security beefing up around one doorway. Clearly Peter was behind that door!
At this point I'm so anxious and nervous I'm picking myself apart, bitching about my choice in jeans and reminding myself to suck in when I take my picture. I'm sure Marie wanted to knock me out lol.
The VIP people got lined up and were taken in that door. At first I thought "Oh no! It's just like when the people are being led in to see the Volturi!" But wouldn't you know it... they all came back out the door with smiles on their faces.
It was another few more minutes before the DJ announced Peter. He came strutting out of the door and I started frantically taking pics with my camera and phone.
|Hi Peter! *waves wildly*|
|Just couldn't resist!|
He also talked about the reason he was there, Alex's Lemonade Stand.
Then bam they were taking us up!
Marie went before me. They had her walk across the stage to put her things down. One of the girls that had been in front of us in line was getting her picture taken with Peter, so Marie gives me the international sign for "Oh. My. GOD!"
You know the sign.. hands out at your sides and jaw practically on the floor while keeping a smile on your face. Yep that one! Since I was on the opposite side of the stage I gave her the look back. When I do it, Peter turned and started to head back to the table I was standing by. I tried to get my I'm-freaking-the-fuck-out face back to normal but it was too late and he saw me going all fangirl lol.
Then it was a blur of... "This is soooo not happening!"
I hand some guy my ticket thingy and sticky note with my name on it for my personalized autograph *squee* then this conversations ensues.
Peter: Hi how are you?
Me: Hi, I'm good. Just a little nervous. Hehehe (trying not to sound like an idiot but epically failing)
Peter: Oh... I don't bite. *panty dropping smile*
Peter put his arm around my shoulder, it felt sooooo good there... I never wanted him to move it. His arm was heavy across my shoulders, he's just leaning on me like "We're cool."
I made sure my whole forearm was touching Peter's leather jacket with my hand splayed out on his back.. oh damn it was ah-mazing.
I totally sniffed him too. He smelled gooooooooooood!
The whole time I'm trying to do my best I'm-actually-relatively-normal smile. Then it's over I say "Thank you!" he says "You're welcome."
With a goofy grin on my face and shaking legs that carry me (without falling) to the floor, I wait for my picture with autograph.
|Look.. we're both wearing distressed jeans. |
Oh and if you click to enlarge.. that is a cell phone in his pocket!
Just don't ask why I was looking there or do ;)
Marie and I hug and squee and tell each other exactly what he said, showed each other our pictures, then discuss how wonderful he smelled.
|Oh good lord look at how far open his shirt is unbuttoned!|
We realized we were starving since we skipped breakfast and run to the food court.
We had lunch, squee'd some more and tweeted our pics! This tweet made me smile like an idiot for the rest of the day.
|Thanks Mary! That was definitely a confidence booster!!!|
Maire and I headed back to the car and just like that our epic adventure was over.
I just want to say though.. all joking, fangirling, and squeeing aside. We are really grateful Peter is so sweet and accessible. That he travels around meeting his fans while working to support a really worthwhile charity, Alex's Lemonade Stand.
THANK YOU PETER!
|This girl pretended to bite his wrist for her picture lol.|
I hope Kassie doesn't mind if I add some pics =o)
I hope Kassie doesn't mind if I add some pics =o)
|Here's my full pic.....finally got a chance to scan it. |
Should have left my ass cropped out! LOL
I also took a short little vid of Peter talking about how Alex's Lemonade Stand got started.
And a few more pics of me and my bloggy BFF!
|This is a before pic|
|This is right after......we are literally shaking!!!!!|