(I had already met Guy once before when his traveling road show came through town. We got to go backstage and hang out with him during his pre-show downtime.)
Oaks came, Jean & I went. Had fun, even though my nasal and chest congestion had me feeling not so great. I looked great though :) Derby came, got a text message from James with details, got myself all gussied up, went to get Jean and we headed downtown. Guy was cooking dinner in a social club's kitchen while his wife, a few of his crew, and some Patriot football players hung out in the VIP room waiting for guests to arrive. I met Guy's wife, Lori. She was real down to earth and had kind of a bad ass style. Then again, being married to Guy Fieri, you kind of need to. We met Glenn, one of his crew, who invited us to come down to his house(which is really Guy's guest house) and stay so we could visit Guy & California. You don't have to ask me twice, dude!!! Then Glenn took us to the kitchen where Guy was cooking. Got a hug from Guy & Kleetus, his sous chef. Again, both I had met before. Then we went back to the VIP room to drink on Guy's bar tab and watch the celeb's trinkle in. Here's the kicker though, this was their time to get away from crazy fans and just relax. That meant no pictures. I will have these memories forever, though and they are awesome!!! Let me tell you who had me star struck.....Christopher Maloni from Law & Order:SVU, Joey Fatone, Wynonna, Travis Tritt, Eddie Montgomery, Peppa from Salt N Peppa, the Dos Equus "Stay Thirsty My Friends" guy from the commercials, Taylor Dane, one of the guys from Boyz 2 Men, Bode Miller, and some other actors whose faces I recognized but couldn't tell you their names. It was awesome!!! Thanks Guy for a great night!!! Guy also invited us out to visit and I do not intend to let that invitation go to waste!!
Mother's Day was yesterday and for the 2nd year in a row I was sick. I loved being able to have my boys, but the day was just yucky all the way around. Better luck next year!