I had my gear ready. "Going Rogue", check. Picture of my Sarah Palin carved pumpkin? Check. Something nice to say to her to make a great impression? Check. Paul and I walked up to her and she extended her hand to Paul and asked his name (I think she thought he was cute:) Then she turned to me:
SP: "Why, thank you!"
Me: "Okay, so please don't think I'm a fruit loop, but I wanted to show you a picture of a pumpkin that I carved with your face on it."
SP: Pausing to look at the picture she stepped back, pulled it away from her face a bit, and then laughed. Genuinely laughed. She said she would gladly sign it for me, but the people in charge of her said no signing was available at that time. "That's hilarious, I've never seen that before!"
Me: "I wanted to tell you that one of the things I admire most about you is that you are strong, confident and gutsy, and yet you flow with femininity and grace. And, I love that you're wearing my favorite color, pink!"
SP: "Thank you, that's very encouraging. Nice to meet you both".
I also ran into some familiar faces from my old stomping grounds. Liberty peeps, you're gonna love these pic's!
Rachel Snider/Gillus from the Sounds of Liberty...remember her? I told her about the time I worked at Personal Touch salon and she came in to get a waxing before the Miss Virginia pageant, but I was too nervous to talk to her from behind the reception desk! She may be singing for an event we have coming up and I'm just telling you, it would be the BIGGEST treat!
This is David Glover, the founder of P.U.R.E. and the one who invited us to come to the celebration evening. He was unbelievably hospitable to Paul and I and did a fabulous job on their first event!
Whew! What a fun night.