Monday, November 1, 2010

Photography by my niece Princess Spoiled Brat

A few months ago I heard through the grapevine about a little go-ins on over in Spokane. So I made some phone calls and invited myself to the shindig I had heard about.

Sometimes that's what a girl has to do.

So this little shindig was happening during the week when apparently, my usual road trip posse has these things called jobs, and kids, and they couldn't go.

I know!
Those jobs and kids are always getting in the way of  my fun.

I finally found someone to go on a little road trip with me to the shindig that I had invited myself to.
and my partner was................

 Meet Princess Spoiled Brat! 
My road trip partner

So we gased up, got some Diet Cokes and we were off to Spokane!

We did a little chatting, Princess Spoiled Brat did a little artwork

Then about an hour into the 5 hour trip she was board.
So I handed her the camera and said
"you will be the official road trip photographer"

Of course we start the session off with a fabulous photo of the driver.
Then I beat her with the camera!

So we drive and drive and drive and drive and finally arrive at our first destination

Our hotel!
We decided that on our trip we should have fancy accommodations.
So we got checked in before PJ could get home and log in to his on-line banking to see what we had been up to.
Not to mention Princess Spoiled Brat demanded a pool.

So we stayed at  Northern Quest
Yes I took the kid to the casino!

Beautiful rooms!

This was the closet with the fancy white robes. 
The door lit up when you opened it.

Our fancy bathroom

 This is the night light that was on in the bathroom when the lights were off.
It was very swanky!

 The view from our 7th floor suite

The next day we got up early, we spent A LOT of time in the bathroom getting ready. Doing hair, makeup, ironing clothes and looking just right.
This was a very important shindig.

Then we finally arrived at our destination 

That's right! You read it right
Princess Spoiled Brat and I went to the taping of Diners Drive-In's and Dives

I've been a big fan of Guy Fieri since he was on Who Wants To Be The Next Food Network Star

He's on my list!

What list is that you ask?
It's entirely OK for me to have sex play spin the bottle with Guy if the opportunity comes up.
PJ can't get mad.

Princess Spoiled Brat is a big fan of Minute to Win It and Diner's Drive-In's and Dives

Can you guess where we were to see this taping of Triple D?


That's right!
One of my most favorite places ever!

I had heard through the grapevine that Chaps had been selected to be on Triple D
So I immediately got a hold of Celeste and asked if it was true.
She said yes and then I explained to her that Guy was on my list and if the opportunity came up for us to have sex   play spin the bottle, PJ would be fine with it. 
This was my opportunity!

 So we arrived on time, lipstick on, nails done, and teeth brushed!

Yes he was that close!

We watched quietly as they taped the opening
Then I was sure I would get my opportunity to make my move

No such luck!  It was more waiting outside for us

We waited and waited
We waited with those crazy Mermaids of the Lake
and that wacky Hollie of Funky Junk Antique Show
We had all kinds of fun while we waited.

Then we got called in! 

Yes, I was chosen to go inside and have a little "one-on-one" with Guy.
We talked about me being from Seattle, about the blueberries, and just how fabulous Chaps was.
Then I peeded my pants!

Well not really but Me, Myself, and I were sitting there tongue tied and trying to keep our cool.
It wasn't easy.
I don't know about you but I have a hard time on a daily basis not making a fool out of myself.
Put a big time celebrity in front of me and............
well it's just a recipe for me making an ass out of myself. 
Me, sitting next to Guy chatting. I couldn't believe this is what was happening in this moment of my life and totally forgot my mission!

So Princess Spoiled Brat and I loaded up and headed home
More photography by Princess Spoiled Brat

The trip from Spokane over HWY 2 in to Monroe really is beautiful

but there are a lot of bugs! 
We were getting closer to home and the picture taking quality out the window went down hill quick!

We had one more stop to make in Leavenworth WA
A little shop called The Hat Shop

I might not have gotten to play spin the bottle with Guy Fieri but I knew who would play spin the bottle with me!

 We picked up this little number for PJ

 WHALA!!!  Instant Guy Fieri!

How can you not love a bald man who will wear this hat for you?
So that was our Hollywood road trip!

This was Princess Spoiled Brat's first overnight girls only road trip with me. She was the official photographer on almost all the pictures. 

We really had a great time and at times it really was hard to believe that it was all real.  A girl doesn't get too many opportunities like this.

Thank you Celeste!

The Chaps episode airs Monday November 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm. 
I'm not sure if I made the cut or if I ended up on the cutting room floor. Either way I don't care. It was so much fun to see all this unfold before my very eyes. Even more exciting to to see Celeste and her Chaps crew get national recognition.
Way to go!

Princess Spoiled Brat got a lot of Show and Tell material also.

Have you never been to Chaps

You must go!

Here's a fun event coming up that you might like to attend.  Two celebs for the price of one!

This next Friday November 5th from 10 am - 1pm  Serena of The Farm Chicks will be at Chaps signing copies of her new book

Go on down, get yourself a maple scone from the famous Celeste and then get yourself the new book from Serena The Farm Chick

That right there has GREAT DAY written all over it!

Have a wonderful day!


BirdSong said...

You put a girlie ruffle on "Get Er' Done"....I love Guy.

YOU amaze me in an inspiring way!! The Skys the LIMIT...or so I thought

Sue/BirdSong xoxo

My Shabby Passion said...

You are such a great story teller! I wish I could had gone on that road trip with you. I think PJ could be Guy's twin!

Junebug said...

I'm so with you on the Guy thing!! May have to fight you for him, never mind he has a wife and I'm old enough to be his mom, ugh! Love the pictures of the road trip!! Sure wished I could make the trip next weekend to get my signed copy but hey it's about an 8 hour trip for me! Thanks for the fun!

Kim G. said...

So cool that you went to the taping and I am thrilled for Celeste!! Chaps rocks!!

Andy's Attic said...

So dreams do come true!! Good for you and I bet Princess had a blast. That will be a trip she never forgets (we know you will never forget it).

The Little Red Shop said...

Oh, what fun, Timi! Your li'l niece is a fantastic photographer. I especially love bug-splattered road-trip pictures! They are the best!!! Can't wait to see the show!

: )

Julie M.

Anonymous said...

Probably the most interesting thing to ever happen in Spokane. Glad you had a good time!

Susan S. said...

How cool that you got to stalk, uh, I mean visit with Guy! Isn't he just the greatest. He was down in Houston/Galveston area and one of my friends unknowingly was around while they were filming. She quickly became a fan...even though her little segment ended up on the cutting room floor! And to sweet that your hubby would willingly wear the wig! He's a good man!

pink*cherub*moon said...

OMG! I am laughing so hard there are tears coming out of my eyes! T his is just way too funny! My husband and I both love watching Triple D adn keep waiting for Guy to come here. He's been close before, but we need to figure out where he's headed in advance so we can make some of those little treks too! Great story - thank you so much for the laugh!! ~Leena~

Funky Junk Antique Show said...

Loved your trip=)...always fun to see things through your eyes! I can totally hear you telling the story...and i agree, any day with Chaps in it is a great day!

BirdSong said...

I saw you on T V......You had a red top on and time stod still!!!
Un real....


Curtains In My Tree said...

How exciteing was that ?????????????
to just see him that close was great you for ya all!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I really enjoyed the pictures, thanks for sharing


BirdSong said...

I saw you...I saw you.....I saw top sitting at a table!!!

OMG!! Sue/BirdSong xoxo

Libbie said...

I was just in the mood to visit a few new blogs & i am so glad I found yours! What a fun visit I had! And what a fun time you girls had!! I will have to show my daughter your daughter artwork...she will be sooo impressed! :) & LOVE you bringing that hat home to your hubby!

the gypsy chick said...

Girl you are too funny! first of all i just love that you let "Princess Spoiled Brat" be the photographer for your trip, & second I am right there with you for having Guy on your list... ;) hahahaha