Tuesday, January 17, 2012

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Donna Martin?

This weekend I intended to do three things:

1. Sleep
2. Clean
3. Rinse and repeat

Here's what I actually accomplished: sleep, watch 7 consecutive hours of the ID channel (Dateline lover's dream), almost pass out in the bathroom from the wicked second hand maryjane smoke wafting up from the downstairs neighbors, hit the jackpot at the local flea market and SEE TORI SPELLING.

Yes, friends, I saw Tori Spelling. Up close. And Liam, Stella, Patsy and James. *dies*

As a former diehard lover of the original 90210 (I answered and immediately clicked if you dared call during that sacred weekly hour), and a fan of Tori and Dean's reality show this made my day. There we were looking for parking at the flea market.

Me: 'Hey that looks like Tori Spelling.'
Chef: 'I think there's one over there.'
Me:  'Hey! That IS Tori Spelling!!' *bangs on insides of vehicle window as we drive by*
Chef: 'Hey yeah, it is her.'
Me: 'There's Patsy OMG Liam and Stella back this thing up!!!'
Chef: 'You sure about that?' *eyebrows raised and slanted grin* He knows me so well.
Me: 'I love her. Man I love her show. She is so balls out. Did you see that little Liam? Yes I'm sure back this thing up. No don't. These people deserve privacy. Do you think she'll tell me to frig off if I just wheel by and say hi? I can't do that. Douchey move. Seriously dude who am I right now?'
Chef: 'I don't know, but it's kind of hilarious.'
Me: 'Forget it.  I think they're leaving and I don't want to bug them. Do you think I should? No. Don't answer that. Let's go find some goodies.'

Whispers to self: 'Dude. I just saw Donna Martin,' whilst wandering aimlessly toward aisles of jackpot.

Thirty minutes later, up to my elbows in artifacts, bobbleheads and one of a kind vintage finds, I realize she is standing right.next.to.me.

Do I scream, "I love you for fearlessly having children in your 30's and living your own life!!'

Do I shamelessly fling myself at her, administering a hug?? (seriously considered both of these options)

No I do not (this is what we here at the bird refer to as 'the self-control'). Instead I silently side eye her antiquing prowess while her children taunt each other and have a mini slapping match right in front of me. So normal, right?! So me and my brother back in the day, anyway.

Observation: that woman knows her used treasures.

And I'm a freak, although not a completely intrusive one.  I let myself have 2 minutes and then wandered off into a sea of good finds.  Tell you about that part later.

Donna Martin lives! And she's superbly boho, too.  Snapped this from waaaaaay across the parking lot when I thought she was leaving.  No kids.  That's just too much.

Epic moment.

39 comments:

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I am a huge fan of Tori and Dean's shows. She is so "real" and she is a Spelling!

So whatcha find?

Katie said...

I would have yelled "DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!"

I have no self control.

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

I need to hook you up with my sis, she is a huuuuuuuuge Tori fan. Bought the books and everything. Hopes one day to go to her antique shop. Prays at the Donna alter.

Ashleigh said...

Rhahahaha love this!!
I hate the should I/shouldn't I moment when it comes to approaching celebs, I always think the same thing too, they deserve privacy right?? But then I kick myself later for not doing it.

KatiePerk said...

Nice! I would have flipped out!!

Dancing Branflake said...

I LOVED seeing you posts on Facebook. Hilarious stuff, Carrie! Oh, Donna... who knew she would live on forever.

Courtney Erin said...

That's awesome! Would so thoroughly have humiliated myself in front of her...

Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

Pink and Green Moms said...

So awesome!!!

Daisy said...

Epic indeed! i think you should have said the line to her!! hahaha. self control is also a good thing in these situations. very good.

Johanna said...

Just wanted to say hi! And I found this post over-the-top amusing. I would probably do the same thing...but I would probably geek out big time.

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I hope it was a restful one!!!

P.S. DONNA MARTIN GRADUATES!!!

Lori said...

You did not bring a smile to my face Carrie ~ you made me laugh!! I too was a fan of the original 90210 and meeting any celebrity usually leaves me tongue tied. Congrats for keeping your composure. xo

Cara said...

hahaha

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

OK maybe it's a bad angle but it looks like she's wearing a huge over-sized clown jumper with a floral print lol!

Stacey said...

love Tori n Dean's show! i admire your self control too. i probably would've embarrassed myself:-)

Claire Kiefer said...

Haha that really was an epic moment! But who is Patsy?

Closet Fashionista said...

Wooohooo! So exciting!! :D Good for you for not bugging her, hehe :)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

Alleen said...

This was hilarious, I felt like I was standing right with you! Big fan of the show too and a true believer Dean is as supportive in real life as in person (no world don't tell me otherwise)!! xo

mommeetsglamour said...

Tori's awesome!

http://mommeetsglamour.wordpress.com/

Tracy D said...

It's like you basically know her now. We once saw Giovanni Ribisci at Gladstones and now I when I see him in movies I think we are actually friends.

Tracy D said...

You just left me one of my favourite comments of all time. It's like we were meant to be...you, me, Giovanni (minus the smokes & tongue kissing with cigarette breath) and now Tori. It's like I practically saw her too.

Josie said...

JEALOUS. I'm an original 90210 ADDICT.
xo Josie
www.winksmilestyle.com

Miss Caitlin S. said...

HAHHA, that's so funny!!!! Wow, exciting. Nice job on checking out her shopping skills.

Hope Adela Pasztor said...

I def. need to clean more! My wardrobe area is in dire need of a makeover!

pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

OMGGG I AM SOOO JELLY I WATCH HER TORI & DEAN SHOW TOO!! all the way since BEFORE they started popping babies!! EHHHHH!! I LOVEEE HER!

Polly said...

Oh man, I love a good celebrity spotting. Nice work on the Donna Martin spot and save!

LyddieGal said...

Whooo! What a great star sighting, and good for you for showing such restraint!

17 Perth said...

HIlarious!! Haha--I love her and her show---But Carrie I am impressed--that is some serious self-control.

Lisa Griffin said...

hahaha so funny, i'll admit i have never once watched tori and dean but a good celeb sighting is always fun

in dramatic fashion

Alexa said...

Haha. That is so incredibly awesome.

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

Oh my God, I could not love YOU more at this moment.

TheChambrayCountess said...

Wow, I am seriously impressed with your self control! And there is probably a fan page out there that is dying to know what she bought ;)

Kristin said...

I heart her...and you for that matter!

Kristin W said...

This is ridiculously exciting! I LOVE Tori Spelling and her adorable family. I want to spot her out and about (AND with the kids!! Bonus!).

Mandy @ In the Fashion Lane said...

DYING. I don't know what I would have done. Love that you played it cool! AND I love Chef's responses. Haha.

I LOVE Tori. The show is amazing. She is amazing. I wish we were BFF's.

RosaLovesDC said...

Donna Martin graduates!!!
This is totally awesome! Can you believe that I still watch re-runs of 90210?

Marie a la Mode said...

Wow! That's so cool. You should have said hi! I'm sure she would have talked to you. Everyone talks to you Carrie!

Annie said...

ahhhhh you already know how equally excited this post makes me. I feel like I know her (in the most non creepy way, of course). Dylan almost brought me to LA for my bday mainly so I could go to Inventori (but now we're going to SF instead) That Liam just kills me.. I love that you saw her at the flea market of all places - makes perfect sense for both of you ;) xo

MT Days & Nights said...

That's too funny that you snapped a photo of her!! love it!

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