It's rare when you get to see three famous people in one day! It's even rarer when you get to speak with two of them! This didn't happen to me, sadly, but to Ken who just happens to be in NYC. Those of you who know Ken know that he has been a David Letterman fan for many years. We used to watch him when he was on the 'other' network and we did that for many years! We aren't as faithful of watchers any more, but we keep up. When he planned this trip he said, "hmmm, I wonder if I can get a ticket to Letterman" (please don't click the hyperlink yet. I told you NOT to!) I encouraged him to try! He got a call on Sunday or Monday telling him where to be and what time to be there in order to get his ticket. It would require him to leave class early, but he was way ahead of the curve anyway and could probably have very well taught the class, so playing hooky wouldn't hurt him.
He called this afternoon (6:30 EST) and had just returned to the hotel after being at the show! He got there, got his ticket, and was told to be back by 3:45. I jumped in and asked, "So did you go next door to the Hello Deli and see Rupert?" YES! He did—and had a conversation with him! Rupert kept getting interrupted by tourists wanting to come in and have their pictures made with him. He was probably thinking, "Ok, but it'll cost you the price of a sandwich!" Ken said his sandwich was good and that the deli is very small—crowded! He went to Rupert's and has the t-shirt to prove it.
He was seated in the last row on the main floor, 4th in toward the center, of the aisle Dave usually walks up to do his "know-your-cuts-of meat" game (I always wanted to play!) Before the show, the 'people' come out and let the audience know what's going to happen. They were told that there is way more written for the show than they could possibly use in that amount of time and that Dave picks and chooses what to use based on whether the audience is good or not. So, they said, if you find something even remotely amusing, LAUGH! They introduced all the members of the band and they played for about 10 minutes or so. Then they introduced Dave. They said he would come out, talk a little, and ask if anyone had any questions. Ken jumped right in and asked him, "Why don't you do the anniversary shows you used to do?" He said, "I don't know. That's a really good question. I don't think anyone has ever asked that before. But the answer is because they are just too ****hard to make!" He asked Ken his name, where he was from, and what he did. When Ken told him he was a Video Specialist with MS, he said, "Then YOU can make our anniversary show!" Ken was disappointed that no one came to get his name and contact information so he could get to work! ;)
Two down, one to go.
So, who else is on the show but Martha Stewart?!!! (and yes, my fingers are pounding out these words right now because I just can hardly believe that of all people, SHE's the one he would see!) I don't know (or care, really—sorry!) what you think of Martha, but I've always been a fan. I love that she elevated homekeeping to a million-dollar business and has given many people in many places permission to say they 'love' homekeeping, or baking, or cooking, or sewing, or crafting, or gardening. . . whatever. She is a pretty amazing person. I would just like to see how tall she really is! I read her blog so I went to see if she posted anything about her Letterman visit. She hadn't yet—don't know if she will, but she did post gorgeous pictures of Mt. Baker AND Mt. Rainier that she took on her recent visit out here. How odd was that. So I left a comment on her blog. The comments are all moderated so I don't know if it will show up there or not. I'll let you know if it does!
Oh—and Snoop Dog was there, too. Hmmm. . .
Off to get Ben—the CPCS baseball team won today: 10-7. Ben went 3 for 4 with 3 singles. I can't wait to watch them play tomorrow!