Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Meeting Jason, the next Bachelor

I've always imagined how I would respond if I were to ever meet or encounter a famous person. Would I be intrusive-instantly whipping out my camera like the paparazzi? Would I hang back and try not to look obvious? Would I talk to them?

I'd like to imagine I'd be pretty cool. After all, we're all just people right?

Well, this weekend it happened. Dashing Boy and I spent this past weekend celebrating our anniversary in Seattle. Much of our time was spent in the Pike Place Market, which is where we were Sunday morning, purchasing pastries to eat while we watched General Conference.

We were crossing the street, exiting the market when I saw him. "Oh my gosh Dashing Boy, that's Jason and his son Ty from The Bachelorette." Dashing Boy was a little confused who I was talking about (What? you didn't watch The Bachelorette!?)but I was positive it was him. So we stopped on the other side of the street and I stared at them for second and then suddenly they crossed the street again and walked right back to where we were.

Literally standing right next to us, I just couldn't help myself.
"We loved you!" I said.
"Oh, thank you," he said. "What are your names?"
"I'm Jenny and this my husband Dashing Boy and he's a really nice guy like you!" I said.
Jason laughed and shook our hands and said, "This is Ty and he's the greatest guy of all."
I asked Ty if he got to see the flying fish at the Pike Place Fish Market. Jason said they did but Ty wasn't that into it.

Ty nuzzled into his dad and they started walking across the street again. Right about now is when I realized there was a small crew filming him. (hmmm, maybe because he's the next Bachelor!) I felt a bit silly, but hey why not? So when they walked back I asked him if I could take a picture, stressing that I didn't want to get in the way and it's ok if he didn't want to.

"Oh no, it's ok!" he said and the film crew nodded their heads. They looked busy so I just took one of Jason and Ty. Then the director- a cool, relaxed woman said "Don't you want one with you in it?"
"Yeah," I said, "but I don't want to bother you guys."
"No, we need to wait for the light anyway," said Jason. So we took another picture.
"It was so nice to meet you," I said.
"It was very nice to meet you too," he said. "Have a nice rest of the day you guys."

All in all, I felt like I was pretty cool.

And Jason was just as gracious and poised as he seemed on t.v. I know I'll be tuning in this January when he makes his appearance as The Bachelor! Any of you girls want to have a party? Dashing Boy, you're invited too :)


Marques said...

Poor Dashing Boy. :)

Jenny said...

Oh dear, no no. Such confusion. I'm thrilled to be with Dashing Boy. Definitely best in all the world. :)

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome you got to meet him *jealous* But I'm glad to hear that he's as wonderful and nice as he seems on TV. :)

Anonymous said...

You are so lucky! He seems like such an incredible man and his son Ty is beautiful! I really hope he finds true love!

Stacy said...

YAY! Thanks for sharing. He and Ty are both so cute and the pics are wonderful. Can't wait for January!:)

Jenny said...

Thanks for your comments! I really hope he finds a great woman and mother for his son! I'm excited to watch and see how it goes!

Anonymous said...

How lucky you are to have met Jason and Ty. That was so great. Thanks for sharing the pics. Wish I could have been there. I have always known they are special. Yes we are all waiting for 1/5/09.

Caren said...

How funny that I get your link through myspace to this picture of Jason and Ty and then I see you talking about General Conference! Yeah for Mormons! Me too!!! I am a Mom who loves the Bachelor (especially this one :-)
Hope you don't mind if I add your blog to my list, I really enjoyed it.

Jenny said...

Caren, that's great! I'll check out your blog as well!