October 21, 2016

when meeting celebrities

Who here is a TLC fan?

Erm, let me specify---I'm talking about TLC the tv channel, not the I don't want no scrub TLC (However, I should also note that I also don't want no scrub either...)

The Learning Channel! Listen, I haven't had cable in about five years, and the only time I ever get sad about it is when a new Duggars special is on. Or when it's pumpkin patch season and Little People, Big World is on. Or when I see that The Little Couple's kids are growing up and I can't watch them be cute in their Halloween costumes. 

I also not-so-secretly love all the scandal involved around all the TLC stars. I learn a lot from The Learning Channel, like what not to wear AND what not to do in life. Read sign up for an Ashley Madison account. 

Basically life without cable TLC is hard. Really hard. 

Now if you're a true TLC fan (aren't we all?!), then you know that Bill and Jen from The Little Couple live in Houston. Hey! Guess what? I live in Houston, too! Jen works in the Med Center. Hey! Guess what! Freddie works in the Med Center, too! I've asked him one or eight times what he would do if he ever passed Jen while walking through the buildings. 

His response: who?

^^ that guy. How does he live life so unaware of the good things like TLC celebrities? I'll tell you what I would do if I saw Jennifer Arnold while walking around the Med Center----I would freak the freak out. Insert a stronger word choice on that second freak there, if you would like. 

Okay, so now that you have the necessary background information (my love for TLC = big),  I can tell you my favorite from this week!

Yes, you read that correctly. I am showing up to Five Freaking, Fantastically Fun Favorites on Friday with only ONE favorite. It's a good one. 

I went to the post office on Tuesday with one goal: get in and out as quickly as possible. I come from a small town in Georgia where going to the post office is like going to your old best friend's house and chatting with his or her granddad. The old men that work there are the cutest. They remember little details about your day, ask how your family is doing, make jokes about the stamp designs, and make the entire experience fun. As fun as a visit to the post office can be. Apparently post offices around the country do not all run like the post office in Newnan, Georgia runs, so I try to make my visits really quick so that I don't get homesick for my fake granddads back home (Horace, I'm talking to you)

So there I was quickly packing a box with lots of tissue paper when the door opened, and someone walked in. 

Here's the part of the story where I will tell it through GIFs because don't lie, GIFs do it better. 

I tiredly glanced over to the door.

When within .3 seconds of that tired glance I realized I was looking at Bill from The Little Couple. 

Me when I looked around and no one in the post office was giving a bleep about this celebrity. 

When I had to do a double take to make sure I wasn't hallucinating since no one else cared. Yep, it was Bill.

And finally, when I froze and the only thing I could think to do was be a stalker, grab my phone, and take this picture as he walked out. Don't worry, I covered it really well by pretending I was taking a picture of...the post office counter. 

And that's the story of how I failed as a human being, and didn't get my picture taken will Bill in the post office. Good news is I came out of that experience with this gem of a picture. 
Bill Little Couple

Happy Friday!
Have you ever had a celebrity encounter? And yes, TLC stars 100% count. 


Mattie @ Northwest Native said...

Hahahahaha oh my god, go read my post today, seriously. That will answer the question at the end of your post. ;) Also, buy a Chromecast if you don't have one already and get the TLC Go app! I think they only have the most recent season of shows, but still, it's better than no TLC at all!!!

Jen said...

I LOVE TLC!!! Haha this is awesome.

The Siberian American said...

Haha, this is the best! Honestly, I would have had no idea who he was, but I am glad you were excited! :)

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

Yes!!!!! That's so awesome that you saw him! A friend of mine from college said her mom would always see Jenn because she worked in Texas Children's with her. I probably wouldn't know what to do either because I totally passed a Bravolebrity by on the street and didn't ask for a picture. Also by the way, a whole new level of TLC awesomeness is out called 90 Day Fiancé and it's so amazing! I think you'd love it! And yes I've seen every episode and can't stop won't stop watching it.

Kayla MKOY said...

Hahah! Nice!! I honestly wouldn't have known who he was, I don't think. I watch TLC occasionally but its usually wedding shows like "say yes to the dress", etc.! BUT YES! One time in Nashville, we were at SATCO's and saw Reese Witherspoon, casually hanging with her family out in the open, eating tacos, like it was no big deal. NO ONE in Nashville apparently makes a big deal of celebrity sightings so we played it cool and just waved. She waved back. So I guess you could say we're pretty tight. ;)

Donna said...

TLC is my biggest guilty pleasure. It's the best kind of TV that combines learning and getting a little self-confidence boost that you are not trying to figure out how to deport your soon to be ex-husband from the country. :)


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