September 14, 2012

fixation friday: celebrity sighting

I thought it might be time to bring back an old friend, Fixation Fridays. It's been a while since I've done one of these and I sort of miss it. Since I've been looking for ways to hold myself more accountable for blogging and sharing my experiences I thought this might be the best way to get back into the groove of writing.

For those of you that are new here - Fixation Fridays has always been a way for me to share what I'm currently coveting or can't get my mind off of. It was a weekly staple for D2BD, and I want to bring it back to Turned up to Eleven!

This week I thought I'd discuss the Civil Wars.
I will admit I'm newly on the CW bandwagon. It's not that I ever disliked them, I just hadn't truly discovered their talent. Here locally the Wars are a pretty big deal. John Paul White is some what of a local boy, and the duo is planning on coming here soon to play a live show at our small, local community theatre. I'm still kicking myself for not getting tickets.

Like I said I'm new to the CW fan base, but today you would have thought inside my little head that I was a fan for years, or 17. As Mike and I stood in line at our favorite BBQ joint, Bunyan's BBQ getting our lunch, a few customers ahead of us in line was none other than John Paul White. Getting a bag of BBQed goodness to take with him. I'm assuming back to the studio - because in my mind that's what he's here for.. but maybe he's just visiting?

It took me a moment before I realized it was him. He looks just like a regular everyday guy, with long hair, a bit of salt and pepper through out, and tattoos, that would be hanging out in our small town. But then it hit me like a ton of bricks who it was.

I tugged on Mike's shirt and whispered "That's John Paul White isn't it?" Trying to be quiet. If you know me I don't whisper very well... it's more of a hushed yell. I'm shocked Mr. White didn't hear me. Mike confirmed it was him. I then started to have a giddy melt down in my own head.

I wish I could tell you I walked over to him, all suave and calm and said hello, told him I loved his music and asked him to take a photo with me... but I didn't. I clam up in these type of situations. True story, you know the lead singer of Cobra Starship, Gabe? He was formerly the lead singe of a band called Midtown - yeah, he walked right by me one night after a Midtown show in DC. I was close enough to grab him, and I said nothing. SUCH a chicken. Let's hope if I ever am graced to be close to someone like Eddie Vedder or Angus Young I make a better impression.

So yeah... I grabbed my cell phone and instead of taking a picture - that would be rude! I texted my one buddy back home who loves the band - and let her know what was happening. Via internet messages we exchanged excitement like two little high school girls and all was right in our worlds.

I'm sorry you don't have a picture of Mr. White to gaze at, but how about a peace offering. I did take a picture of my lunch and it was amazing... so I'll let you oogle over that!

*yes it's smashed and upside down, I eat it that way and it's served smashed.
via my instagram feed

Happy Weekend!!!

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