Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rick Springfield Book Signing


And she's watching him with those eyes. And she's lovin' him with that body, I just know it. Yeah 'n' he's holding her in his arms late, late at night!

Yup. That pretty much sums up my night with Rick Springfield. Except for the lovin' him with that body....but he did hold me in his arms (okay, one arm) not so late in the night. But still...




My friend, Sue, and my new friend, Deb, and I had a fun girl's day out on an amazingly beautiful fall day yesterday. It was a much needed escape for me from my endless packing and cleaning.

We started the day doing a little shopping, that led to some champagne, giggling, and the tastiest salad I've ever eaten (Southern Chicken Salad at The White Chocolate Grill) with of course a white chocolate brownie dessert. We celebrated Suzy's birthday, too!

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The yumminess didn't end there. We then went to the Rick Springfield book signing with 500 other crazed middle aged women! Actually most were pretty calm. The three of us tried singing Jessie's Girl outside the bookstore to see if we could rouse a Springfield singalong but unfortunately no one chimed in. Apparently Rick told them "Don't Talk to Strangers."

The line went pretty swiftly, and finally it was our turn to have a photo, a one armed hug (because we all need the Human Touch), and his signature (with a heart) on his new book, Late, Late at Night.

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For me: Books + Musician +Friends + champagne + white chocolate + Coca Cola = An Affair of the Heart ;)
I'm not sure that last one made any sense, but the song titles just kept spilling out of me.

34 comments:

Stephanie Blake said...

I used to have the biggest crush on him. Tell me. Did he smell like cigarettes or some yummy cologne?

Denise said...

He still looks hot in a dirty kind of way.

Helen Ginger said...

He still looks good. Must be in his genes. Sounds like y'all had a really fun day!

Tina Laurel Lee said...

Glad to see you here in between boxes! He was one of my first concerts along with Corey Hart in Austin, Minnesota - of all places - my home town. Now I have "I wear my sunglasses at night, so I can, so I can..." in my head.

Kelly said...

You know, Steph, I didn't think to take a good whiff of him!:) He didn't smell of cigarettes though, I would have noticed that!!
Denise- He certainly is a good looking older man!
Helen- Yes, he does not look his age at all!
Tina- That sounds like a concert I would have loved!!! I saw Rick in concert about 8 years ago, but never Corey!!

jama said...

Lucky you! Love your complete fangirl expression in the photo. Glad you experienced the Human Touch :)!

Talei said...

Oh wow. I loved Jessie's Girl - such a great song!! How fab you got to meet Rick!! ;)

DEZMOND said...

mmmmmm white chocolate mmmmm .... sorry ... did you mention anything else in the post? :)))

Candyland said...

I've got to start hanging out with you!

Kristi said...

Great photos! I love living through you, you go to all the cool places! And I agree with Denise, he's hot in a dirty kind of way! ;-)

wordwranglernc said...

Glad to see you back in the blogosphere! We've missed you!

As for Ricky boy: Your life is full of such rich musical adventures! I loved that song "Jessie's girl", too. What a hunkaroo! :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Your life is the beast! (Yep I'm talkin YA...)

Awesome pics...Very cool, Kelly!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

omg that is aaaaaaaaawesome!!! :)

Kelly said...

Jama- I totally do! All starry eyed! :)
Talei- Yep, it was fun esp. since I've been listening to his songs since grade school!
Dez- We totally went to the restaurant because of the name. And everything was soooo good!
Candace- We will so go to a concert together one day!
Kristi- Hee! He's a nice lookin dude!
Donna- I love my musical adventures. They keep me sane!
Sharon- I thought that was a typo at first! (best)
Sara- It so waaaaas! ;)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

My dear, I wish I could live in your house. I've never known anyone who had nearly as much fun in life as you. This looks like such a fun outing! Happy birthday to your friend! Loved the song highlights. You worked them in quite nicely, even that last one ;)

Solvang Sherrie said...

How fun! From General Hospital, to rock star to author -- what a guy. And of course, you would be the one to meet him in person. I swear I'd love to spend a weekend with you!

Love how you worked all the song titles in :)

DLCurran said...

Oh... sooo fantastic! I had a wicked kid-crush on him when I was twelve... and his was my very first 'real' album! (as in NOT the kiddie songs my parents insisted were wonderful... until. I. was. twelve. - oh wait now, hijacking. Sorry)

That's so seriously awesome that you got to go and got that Human Touch! :)

Christina Lee said...

A-hahahaha made of awesome!

Anne said...

Great pics! And LOL to attempted group singalongs.

Ishta Mercurio said...

Aw, too bad no-one else joined in your sing-a-long! Glad to see you stepping out for a while amidst the craziness of packing and moving. Good for you!

Serenissima said...

OMG, the Rick Springfield stuff is too funny. And I love your picture with him.

Anita said...

Oh, man! This blog is always, always, ALWAYS good for a smile...and today, a laugh, too. Hah! Wish I could've been there!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Carol. My fun stuff is really just once in a while. I just don't put pics up of me doing laundry and washing the dishes :).
Sherrie- I really wanted to add "I've Done Everything For You" too, but just couldn't pull it off!
DL- It is a little crazy thrill to meet someone that you've watched on TV and sang along too!
Christina- VerY!
Anne and Ishta- I was so surprised that no one chimed in with us! We had fun anyway!
Thanks, Serenissima!
Anita- It was just such a fun girls' day/night out! We'll have one at your own author signing one day!

Jemi Fraser said...

He's awesome!! Sounds like a wonderful time :)

Jen Daiker said...

Wow!!!! I love all the pictures... he was made to be in front of a camera!!!!

Sounds like a blast!!! {insert jelousy here}

Kimberly Franklin said...

How fun!! You seem to be always doing something fun. I'm so jealous!

Rena said...

Very cool!

Samantha VĂ©rant said...

OMG! Get off his lap! HAHA This is hysterical! I had a pom-pom routine to Jessie's girl. Uh, I wasn't on the pom pom squad at the time.

Susan Fields said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures. He really doesn't look all that different. Sounds like you had a wonderful time!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

What a fun day!!! And great pics, too! I watched an interview with Rick Springfield about a week ago. He seems like a great guy.

Laura Pauling said...

Glad you were able to take a break from packing. I can totally picture you singing and trying to get everyone to sing too!

Shannon O'Donnell said...

OMG! Rick Springfield got old!! That's just wrong. :-)

Kelly H-Y said...

AAAHHHHHHHH ... oh my goodness!!! You lucky girl! I LOVED Rick Springfield growning up. What a perfect day you had!!

Kiki Hamilton said...

So that must have been a total time-warp moment! He does look good but the whole getting old thing...(speaking from personal experience cough cough) oy. But it sounds like a super fun day!!