Thursday, September 20, 2007

Mission Accomplished...

So I didn't get a bottle of Bertolli olive oil, but I did get him to sign this book (Ahem...please note the XO...yeah, you know what that means...):



The man is, in the words of a friend of mine, a good-looking guy. A VERY good-looking guy. Much better in person than I could have ever imagined. So much so that when I got back to my office I forced the other women who had decided to skip it to go down and see him in real life.

"I don't care if you don't know who he is. You know what sexy is and it is downstairs signing autographs right now!"

So they went. And they swooned.

The best part? He's sweet, too! The line to meet him was long, but he patiently shook hands and chatted with everyone that came by. While he signed and chatted, a group of assistants handed out free samples of Bertolli pasta (surprisingly tasty). When my turn came, I shook his hand and told him what a fan I was. I asked him to sign the book and spelled my name out for him. "It's a tricky one, I know," I said somewhat apologetically. "Nah," he replied. "Rocco isn't so easy either." In my head I thought "Actually Rocco is five letters and fairly simple," but what came out of my mouth was a lot closer to: "ha ha mmmmm ha..." Eloquence at her best...

At least it wasn't a recap of the Tucker Carlson freakout of 2001.

And as a special (and equally exciting note): Welcome Gawker readers!

It has been quite the lunch hour...

9 comments:

mother natures daughter said...

Yum! I watched his show and even vowed to eat there if we ever made it back to NY. Lucky girl for meeting him! You should have asked for a Vespa!

Hockeychic said...

You are so lucky, I've been a fan of his for along time and always seems never to be in the right place at the right time.
I did go to his resturant and met Mama she was so so sweet.
I was at an event once and he was there I did get about 3 feet from him, but there were people gaurding him so I couldn't talk to him...bummer =(
I do agree he is very very SEXY!!!!

Ilana said...

lemme guess. the XO means he liked your "ladies"?

Ilana said...

did i just call them "ladies"?. barf.

erin said...

x marks the o spot

erin said...

i don't really know what i meant by that. something lascivious, i'm sure.

ZenDenizen said...

Very cool! Glad to see you posting more frequently these days, too. Ladies, LOL. I prefer calling them girls myself.

Alejandra said...

I can't believe this has devolved into a conversation about boobs. lol

freckledk said...

XO = He wants to marry you. Hope I'm invited to the wedding.