So, Scott chose THIS guy...to ask to take our picture. I said "no, not the guy with the clipboard...he's gonna try to sell us a timeshare or something". Scott insisted he was innocent, so I said -in my obviously too southern voice- "would you mind taking our picture?"....he said "sure...oh, hey...would you guys want tickets to the Late Show?"
UM HELLO.....MAYBE YOU DON'T KNOW ME, BUT DID YOU JUST ASK ME IF I WANT TICKETS TO ONE OF THE MOST FAMOUS NIGHTIME TALK SHOW?! HELLOOOOO!!!
So, I very quietly said "um, the Late Show...as in David Letterman's Late Show?"
He said "certainly."
I said "Let me see your badge?!" And, he quickly pulled out his "Late Show" audience staffer badge.
------Are you kidding?! Am I being punk'd?! ------
So, again, trying not to FLIP OUT.....I said "will we get to see Rupert?!" He just laughed and said, "ok, so you are fan... that is great"
I tried to contain myself, and then he said "ok, but the catch is, you have to answer a trivia question"
Scott just said "um....I'm out"
So, I obliged the guy and said "go for it". So he said "Every night...when David Letterman does the Top 10.....he reads from cue cards. What color are the cards?"
And I said............
(just wondering if you know it)
I said "blue" immediately.....and he said "correct! you get the tix" Scott said "how in the world would you know that?!" and I said "duh. I watch the show!"
So, the guy laughed and gave us a few pointers.....and off we went.....to take our little voucher down the road for tickets!!!! YAHHHHHOOOOOO!!!!!
Notice: tickets in hand!
So, we went in......and yes, this is GREAT.....we were placed on the 2nd row! Yes, that's right!
Christina Applegate and Tom Dreesen were the guests! It was fabulous!
And, then, here's how funny life is!!!!
Then, of course, as soon as the show was over, we skipped around the corner to The Hello Deli! We had to see if Rupert was there...and yes...he was! He was just being a cashier. Making sandwiches for people! So, very cool!
I was totally in love with the menu, and wish we would have eaten at this little dive! Just to say we did! (save it for next time :)
We bought a Coke! We felt bad, that we would just walk in there and look and admire, and take pics with Rupert and buy nothing....so....a Coke it was (and of course Scott, always pimping it out!)
That night, we were having dinner at this great little restaurant - Ruby Foo's- just off of Times Square,
(some of the best Sushi and calamari, btw)
And, we had a window seat......and just look who walked by!
Tom Dreesen! Is this crazy or what?!
We had just seen him ON the show! So, I quickly gave him the TIME OUT sign.....and he waved at us like old friends! So, he waited, as I grabbed my camera and ran out of the restaurant!
So, then, we had a little photo shoot on the street, and we told him that we were just in the audience, etc, we were from Alabama, etc...blah blah blah.....
And then.....when the server brought the check....this was my fortune! I *love* it!
We had a great time.....and, even better.......we are now friends with our new friend Tom on Facebook :)
........more to come!