Thursday, April 26, 2007

Mark one off the photo list!

I have to ask for everyone's indulgence for this fangirl post. I'm usually not one to fawn over celebrities, but there are a few people on my list that I would love to get a photo with, which include the whole cast of Battlestar Galactica, the cast of Arrested Developement (in character, of course!), and some half dozen actors who I won't name for Rob's sake. Well, last night I went to a book signing with a man who tops them all - Project Runway's Tim Gunn!

Tim with the co-author of his book, Kate Moloney

I've made no secret of my love for Tim Gunn. I adore the way he is with the contestants on Project Runway and I think it would be a blast to have a nice long meal with him. When I heard that Tim would be in Southern California for a series of book signings, you know I emailed my co-fan, my sister Mina, and convinced her to go to a signing with me (trust me, she was easily convinced!)

Nice smile, Tim!

The event was at the Barnes and Noble at Fashion Island, where we were both concerned that there was going to be a small turnout, but a bunch of people came in the nick of time. Tim was his charming self, telling the story of how Kate and he were forced to finish the book, answering a few questions, making sure to have Kate answer some questions, and taking the time to talk to everyone in line.

Tim signing Mina's book.

When it was my turn, I blathered on about how much Mina and I loved Tim and how we were so lucky to have a Mood Fabrics in LA (I was really just a nervous wreck). Mina, on the other hand, played it cool and just said, "That's me!" when he said her name, and "Thank you!" when he signed her book.

The line waiting to get their books signed.

His inscription was, of course, his catch phrase.

So, did I get my photo with Tim Gunn?

Of course I did! We had such a fun time - now to read the book!


SJ said...

Isn't it ridiculous how we get all gaga around celebrities? I mean, they're just normal people, right?

Somehow I'm not at all surprised that he signed your book that way. I wonder if he'll be really sick of hearing that phrase before too long.

yaiAnn said...

OMG! So Lucky! I would have been a blathering idiot, myself, so don't feel bad! How's his book? I didn't realize he had a book coming out.

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed your post & photos very much;

Carry on!

tee hee.

-- desertwind (wandered over from BPR...)

iSeL said...

That is so cool!!! I love Tim Gunn.

goodkarma said...

How fun is that? Tim Gunn is the smoothest man... love it!

Erin said...

I am browsing blogs wih my sister looking over my shoulder and when we saw Tim on the screen we both audibly gasped. We LOVE Tim. I think he is pure class. So jealous of your encounter.