In my opinion, there’s nothing more attractive then a man and his dog. My heart doesn’t melt when a man is holding a baby but give him a dog? Done.
Here we have Ryan Gosling (Who should call the cops for being robbed of Sexiest Man of The Year) with George, Scott Caan with Dot and Chris Evans with East (How awesome is that name?). Then we have Dierks Bentley and his dog Jake. (Jake holds a special place because he looks like my dog Wolf.) These men (to me) are all hot on their own, but add in their four legged friends? I die. Then when you add quotes like this “Animal lovers. When some girls meet a dog, they say, ‘Oh, cute dog.’ Pat. Pat. Others see the dog and drop to their knees to play. If a girl does that, she’s a keeper.” Who said this? Chris Evans. Who does this and has two thumbs? This girl. Who is now convinced that she’s his soul mate? See previous response.
Going back to Dierks & Jake, I actually had the chance to meet Dierks once. It was before a show here in Baltimore. I planned to tell him that our dogs looked alike and I went through with it. When I got up to him I started telling him and looking for a picture of Wolf on my camera. The security guy tried to rush me but I told him to hold on! That’s right, I told him to hold. On. I finally found the picture and showed Dierks and he told me that our dogs could be cousins. There ya have it. My dog has a celebrity cousin. Boom.
Sunday I took part in a Photowalk! It was really fun and it was nice to meet new people. Some of them I “knew” from Twitter but it was nice to put a real face with a real name. The walk took place at Westminster Hall which is where Edgar Allan Poe is buried. I’ve been there a few times before but never for the soul purpose of taking photos. Plus with the tour we were allowed access into the catacombs which are under the church.
If you live in the area and have never been, do it! Even if you aren’t a Poe fan it’s very interesting to see a cemetery that old. It’s amazing and a little weird how in the middle of a busy city you can find this quiet little sanctuary. Plus Poe isn’t the only famous person who rests there. You’ll find General John Stricker, James McHenry and other historical figures. Yes, that’s how old this place is. The burial grounds were established in 1786 by the First Presbyterian Church and then 1852 the church was built over the grounds which created the catacombs. The church is no longer an active place of worship but they do hold various events there and you can even have your wedding there, just without a Mass if that’s your thing. I’ve actually said a few times I’d like to get married there one day.
Enough rambling! Here a few photos I took while wandering around the grounds.
If you want to see more you can check out my Flickr set. I had a really great time! Everyone was really nice and helped answer questions about photography. It was amazing all the different cameras and lenses everyone had. I mean, there I was with my Canon SX30is which is fancy to me but marbles compared to what they had! It was a fun trip though and I stuck to my own person goal of not trying to center everything. Plus I played with the built in black & white setting my camera has. I might even go back on my own to play around a little more.
This is amazing!
I’m still in San Diego as I write this, I return home tomorrow. While I don’t have the time right now to write everything up for my Comic Con blog, I do have the time to share my awesome celebrity encounters with you guys!
The first encounter happened Thursday at the Michael Ausiello party. It was a party for fans and you had to be one of the first 100 to send an email to a special email account. I was lucky enough to win! I wasn’t sure who I’d see there but I knew Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) would be for sure. The party started off slow but then the cast of “Psych” showed up! I was able to meet James Roday, Corbin Bernsen & Timothy Omundson! I blew Timothy Omudson away with my compliments of his episode of “Criminal Minds.” You know that’s right! Then I mentioned to James Roday that I enjoyed his episode of “Fear Itself.” Mind. Blown. That’s just how I roll! Enough chit chat, here’s the photo evidence!
It was awesome. They were all really nice!
Friday involved a few elevator moments. The hotel we’re staying at hosts a number of parties and is the Syfy hotel for San Diego Comic Con. While sitting in the lobby after leaving a party, I saw Eddie McClintock (“Warehouse 13” & “Bones”) and his wife walk through the lobby looking adorable. I casually made my way to the elevators and ended up riding with them and two other guys who Eddie made fun of as soon as they left. He was super nice but before I could really say anything, they got off. On the way back down though, the doors opened on the 4th floor where the party was being held and I saw Danny Devito! If you think he’s short on TV/movies, see him in person! Then, later on, I went down to the 9th floor for ice, only to find out it’s only on our floor. Fail. I waited and waited for the elevator which was full of loud ass people. The doors opened and there was David Zayas (“Dexter”) and C.S. Lee (“Dexter)! The elevator was full and I almost didn’t get on but they waved me on. We joked about my empty ice bucket and then I got off on my floor. That’s when I preceded to run down the hallway and bang on my door at Midnight.
Saturday was the big party. I won access to the NBC FanIt party! It was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and we were treated like royalty. Anything we needed, we got! It was great! I felt like a celebrity! But the fun started before I even got there. I’m a huge fan of “Being Human” on Syfy. Who just happened to be walking down the street in front of our hotel? Sam Witwer! He plays “Aiden” on the show and was on “Dexter” as well! I’m not sure how I held it together but I did. I calmy and nicely asked if he would mind taking a picture and he said of course! Then I asked him a question that I wanted to ask during the panel but wasn’t able to. I asked if he got any inspiration from Michael C. Hall since he’s playing a character who’s trying to be “normal” too and he said yes! Gah!
This honestly made my weekend. You can see I have a little bit of a “deer in the headlights” look on my face. The fact he was just so nice made it even better. I still don’t know how I managed not to freak the fuck out. After this little run in, we made our way down to the Hard Rock. This is where I was able to meet a shitload of people, including Zachary Levi (“Chuck”) who we had seen all weekend, no lie. Dude was everywhere! Since it was a NBC party, it was loaded with their talent. I scored pictures with Chevy Chase (!!!), Anthony Head (“Buffy”), Joel McHale & David Giuntoli who’s in the new show “Grimm.”
RIGHT!? RIIIIGHT?! They were all beyond nice. It was such an awesome experience. I still can’t believe it happened. I’m still on cloud 9 from all of this.
I can’t believe I almost forgot this, but earlier in the day on Saturday we attended a “Destination Truth” meet up that was put on by Amanda who runs a “Destination Truth” fansite and Twitter account. She was really nice and it was great she was able to put this together. Josh Gates was as cool as I expected. He was nice to everyone and made sure we all got pictures with him. Ryder was there as well and was great too.
I had no idea they were that tall! Josh actually bent down a bit for me. How nice eh?
That pretty much rounds it all up in a nice little bubble. I actually saw Seth Green on the street today but he was on a mission. You can’t mistake him though with the ginger beard. Best part? I’m pretty sure I’m taller than him!