Mon Aug 20, 2012, 09:33 PM
mopinko (39,764 posts)
i got the president's autograph!!!!!
ok, well, i don't have it in my possession. but we do know where it is, which we haven't since aug 12.
i wanted to get michelle obama's gardening book signed when she was here several weeks ago. i coughed up for the vip tickets for her fundraiser, but was shot down on the signing thing. so when i got the tickets for the pres' birthday fundraiser, i started working it as soon as i bought the tickets. i will just say here that most of my obsession with this has to do with support for my microfarm. i have a fantasy of waving my autographed book at the handful of assholes that are giving me a hard time. i doubt i ever will, but no matter how much bs i get, i know i have a copy of the first lady's book behind me.
so. these were gen44 events. i am pretty far past gen44, but have gone to several of their events. although i stick out like a sore thumb, they are intimate events with a good chance for a handshake or celebrity sighting. i'm gonna give them the money, it's nice to get a little fun for it.
anyway, after failing the first time, i doubled down, smuggled the book in, and when the guy that sold me the ticket told me there was nothing he could do to help me, i stuck out my elbows and got on that rope line. as the ss came along, they barked at people to show their hands. when i raised mine, full of book, they told me to put it down. but, but, he was right there!! so, when he got there, i stuck that puppy up out there. he told me to give it to another guy, and he would sign it in back.
when i caught my breath, i realized i had no idea where the book was going. my friend that sold me the tickets started emailing immediately and now he has tracked it down.
i get to go pick it up tomorrow.
did i say woohoo?
and one of my buddy kyle, the one at the mic.
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