Hey, bloggerland. Long time, no see!
So, I get on the plane from NYC to SLC yesterday, and guess who's sitting two rows behind me?
The Jimmer. Jimmer Fredette.
You know, this guy:
|The Jimmer. Can also be used as a verb. As in "You got Jimmered."|
Apparently he's the best college basketball player in the nation. How do I know this? Because the guy next to me asked for his autograph, and then the guy next to him says, "Who is it?" and the original autograph-asker was all, "It's only the best college basketball player in the nation!"
After which, the guy who didn't know the Jimmer proceeded to tell the Jimmer how he was the best basketball player in his own high school, and he still held the record for some sort of statistic, and wasn't the Jimmer impressed?
The Jimmer was impressed.
Don't believe he was really on my plane? Well, I have the photographic evidence:
The Jimmer is The Guy on the left. Coming off my plane. I took this picture clandestinely. No one even knew I was taking a picture... except maybe the guy on the right, who is staring straight at me.
And guess who else was on the flight? Maybe the title of the post gave it away, but here she is, the lovely Rosie O'Donnell.
Don't believe that's Rosie? I understand. Bree Despain didn't believe me either. So a little while later, I waited for her to turn her face to me... and voila. Here she is.
Doesn't she look great, even after a 5 hour flight?
Okay, so I'm planning on blogging all about the epic NYC trip, which involved a daily hunt for cupcakes, two broadway shows, blistering heat and humidity, and a tiny dog named Hogi.
But as for now, I have to pack my bags. Cuz we're leaving for SoCal. Because summer isn't summer unless you hit both coasts in a two week time span. Right?
*added: It really was Rosie O'Donnell. I just could never get a clear shot!
Ha ha! That was great. I LOVE the Jimmer (little squee). Very fun post. Looking forward to reading about your trip!ReplyDelete
Krista- Thanks! It was quite the adventure.ReplyDelete
So, didn't you introduce yourself to The Jimmer? Someday, when he's a huge fan of yours, he's going to look up this blog post and be all "Man! Why didn't Brodi Ashton say hi? Was she stuck-up before she was even published?? Don't get me started on what Rosie will say.ReplyDelete
Robin- No, I didn't introduce myself. I get insanely nervous around famous people, and I'm always thinking, "They must hate it when people come up and say hi."ReplyDelete
You little traveller, you! Are you bringing the Question Maker along? I miss the Question Maker...ReplyDelete
V- Yes, the QM is stowing away in my suitcase. Which means he'll be in an even worse mood than usual when he gets out. I can't wait!ReplyDelete
Oh, how I missed you!! Glad you are back.ReplyDelete
Ha ha ha! Loved the pics :) Jimmer's a little cutie, no?ReplyDelete
Eden- Oh how I missed you too!ReplyDelete
Katie- Yes, he is indeed a cutie. And he rides coach. Gotta love that.
Isn't Photoshop a wonderful thing? =DReplyDelete
Donna- Yep. Especially when stupid celebrities won't cooperate and shoot you a glance when you need them to.ReplyDelete
I know you Photoshopped Rosie's head, but it kind of really looks like her from the side view. Is it really her and she just didn't turn her head? Or, is that Valynne or something else entirely?ReplyDelete
Jenni- It really was her! I swear! I got a good look, and I even heard her speak, and the whole plane was buzzing. It's just that my camera skills were ill-timed.ReplyDelete
Ha ha ha! I think the clandestine Jimmer picture almost beats out the Rosie picture. I look forward to the day somebody will put up a clandestine picture of you on their blog and be like, "It was THE Brodi Ashton! Can you believe it?" :)ReplyDelete
Wow! You are on the move girl! And wha? You didn't beat the crowds down for your own Jimmer autograph? Can't wait to hear about your trip. Were you on the hunt for Magnolia's Bakery? Those cupcakes are worth the hunt.ReplyDelete
Shallee-Unfortunately authors are never recognized. Unless they're Stephenie Meyer. Or J.K. Rowling. Or Neil Gaiman.ReplyDelete
Cath- We were experiencing all types of cupcakes, on a quest for the best! Magnolia's ranked pretty high.
You saw the Jimmer and didn't grovel at his feet? I hear grovelling is required. The biggest religion in my hamlet is Jimmerism. But I feel the same about not bugging celebrities. Poor kid can't even go to the store without getting mobbed. Yeah, my daughter's friend is his roommate. Yeah, I, too, have (sort of) brushes with fame. Yeah, maybe you should grovel to me instead of the Jimmer-god. But I blaspheme.ReplyDelete
You are a fantastic photographer! ;) This should be Rosie's new publicity shot.ReplyDelete