Saturday, August 09, 2008

Pardon Us While We Interrupt Your Moo Shoo Pork for an Important Message

I don't usually get into stalker-mode when I spot a celebrity. But folks, I love me some Melinda Doolittle from American Idol. I burned up the phone lines for her. She is one of my favorite all-time contestants. So, you can imagine when she walked into P.F. Changs last night in Franklin I was a bit starstruck.

She was standing right in front of me as I sat there with my little pager thingy and I couldn't say a word.

To be honest, I know how celebrities must get tired of the "aren't you....." or "oh, I love your music...." comments from strangers. I am sure she just wanted to be there with whoever the guy was that she was with...and just eat dinner. So, I kept my mouth shut. But...I watched her like a hawk. So much for being conspicuous.

So, when the hostess seated them two tables over, I almost couldn't concentrate on my Kung Pao shrimp I was so busy staring at the back of her head. As we were getting ready to pack up to leave, I couldn't stand it anymore. I took a scrap piece of paper and scribbled "My Momma Voted For You a Bazillion Times" with a big smiley face under it.

My eldest child. The things I ask him to do. Poor kid.

I gave him explicit instructions on which lady she was. He was to walk up, hand her the piece of paper and then smile and walk away. That's it. And, for his troubles, I would reinstate the dollar bill that he had lost due to an unfortunate incident of misbehvior earlier in the evening. All is good, right?

Except that as I watched him heading over to the table BESIDE hers and hand the note to a woman decked out in tight jeans and spiky purple heels, I was mortified. He turned away, proud of the role he played in my grand scheme, and we walked out of the restaurant.

I'm sure she'll wonder why that cute kid's Momma voted for her a bazillion times. I guess it'll always be our little secret.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

That is sooo funny!! I can see mine doing the same exact thing!

Aimee

Alice Wills Gold said...

Oh my HECK!!! That is toooooooo funny. I just linked your Amazing Grace post, I have to link this one too. I am laughing until I pee.

Cindy-Still His Girl said...

Are you kidding me? You didn't make him take it back and re-deliver?? I LOVE Melinda! AND she is real-life friends with my pretend BFF Mandisa! I can't believe you were THAT close. UGH.

Lady in the Tight Jeans and Spiky Purple Heels said...

And to think....I thought I was something special

My Goodness said...

That's hilarious! He tired, mom...

christine said...

Oh the price we pay when trying to get our kids to do our dirty work!! So funny. You are looking great btw!! any plans to come visit your friends in GA? We miss you!

MiaKatia said...

Oh man that is THE BEST!!! I love that he tried to deliver that note for you. What a cutie pie!

Melissa said...

oh my goodness. you are TOO funny. and i can just see d train as he walked away so proud of how he had helped his mother. haha

Kickboxing Mama said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

You know, Reid and I went to school with Melinda at Belmont! Reid played for her on a couple of occasions!

cally said...

Holy Hilarious!

Seriously, this is so funny. The sad part is that the purple heel lady probably realized the mistake and had a good laugh and chat with Melinda over it. Thus, stealing your fun and possible celebrity BFF.

Oh so cute. I can't take it.

farmgirl beth said...

Oh drat. I was cheering you on. Thinking how clever you were to come up with something that probably no other fan had thus far done. He will never live it down, will he?

My baby sister went to the American Idol Season 7 tour and asked David Cook to sign her headband... "now THAT'S a new one" he said. I was so proud of her. :)