Friday, June 13, 2008

Photo Story Friday #2

Hosted by Cecily and MamaGeek

I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "OH MY GOD! Is that Corey Feldman with our beloved Kelly??" Why yes, yes it is. Before you get too insanely jealous, let me tell you a story about the picture. Before I do, though, Yes, I am aware the photo is pretty rough. It has definitely seen its share of cubicles and grubby, admiring hands. Don't hold it against me.

When Zac and I were dating, I surprised him with a ticket to an 80's concert for his birthday (which is TODAY, by the way.) He was turning 26. It was Flock of Seagulls, Ric Ocasek from The Cars, Berlin (still rocked) and a "surprise guest." Imagine MY surprise when the surprise guest was MY favorite 80's actor. I mean, The Goonies alone could make you fall head over heels for this 'talented' actor. Add in the Lost Boys (filmed in MY hometown) and you have the complete package.

So, after Corey's concert (apparently he thinks he can sing sings), it was announced that if we bought his CD for 10.00, we could stand in line and meet him. Well, I didn't care whose birthday we were celebrating, I was gonna meet COREY FELDMAN! So, my wonderful boyfriend stood with me in line for an hour (he likes to say it was 2, but he's wrong. Sometimes I compromise at 1 1/2 hours) to meet him. In line I met a girl who said, "Oh my God! What are you gonna say when you meet him??" Gosh, I hadn't thought about it. So, I came up with a really good one-liner. It HAD to be good since I had loved him since I was 13 and by this time I was 24. So, I get up to the front. I say "Hello" to Corey and then I say, "Corey, I have waited 10 years for this moment." He looked at me adoringly with those big brown eyes and said in his raspy little voice that I love SO much, "Awww, I'm so glad you waited." Now, I'm not sure if he really was glad I waited or if he thought I was "special" so he was just being nice. Either way, I got the reaction I'd hope for. And after all that, my boyfriend still loved me, even married me. Not to say he doesn't make fun of me, ALL THE TIME, for this experience. Good thing we both have a sense of humor!

And, believe me, Zac went up a couple notches on my "coolness" meter, too.

Happy 35th Birthday to my awesome husband, Zac. I love you more than Corey!

*Oh, and just in case you missed the first season, The Two Coreys will air its Second Season (I mean, the first season was SO good, how could they not be picked up AGAIN?) on Sunday June 22nd. See the A&E website for the full schedule!*


Jeannene said...



I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend together "CELEBRATING!!"

How cool you got to meet Cory Feldman!! What a memory to 'cherrish'!!


Alexandria said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!

What a neat experience! Congrats on meeting him lol.

Shannon said...

First, Happy Birthday Hubby! Second, how fab is that photo? Love it and the story. Great one!

Cecily R said...

Oh my gosh you make me laugh! The "special" line made me choke on my Diet PEpsi funny!!!

I was a fan of the other Corey though, sorry. Hold it against me????

SO glad you are playing PSF again this week!!!!

jenn said...

Happy birthday to your hubby!

I think we all loved a corey back then!

MamaGeek said...

So YOU'RE the other person who watched The Two Coreys!

*Me too, Me too*

You are a hoot and I must say that this was my FAVORITE of all stories this week. Who knew Corey Feldman would enter the game. Ding, ding, ding - YOU win the prize!

Thanks for playing PSF and happy birthday to your hubby!

andrea j said...

What a great story for Photo Story Friday. It's such a thrill to see a celebrity in person :)

Mamarazzi said...

wow you really ARE special! lol

loved the story...fantastic!

i totally watched season one...i am shocked there is a season two...but of course i will watch that too...because i am seriously lame like that...

you. are. awesome.

happy birthday to your man!!

i really need to start playing!

carrie & troy keiser said...

That's a funny story!

Crazymamaof6 said...

excellent story! THAT IS AWESOME! and ya gotta love those moments that define a keeper. standing in line for that long makes it! WHOOHOO
fab story so glad you are back to posting! you rock!

beth said...

Great story! Well worth the 2 hour wait.

SuperCoolMom said...

Great birthday story for your hubby! What a sport to let you stand in line for the pic! Good line!

Gina said...

Look how cute you both are! What a great memory. Happy birthday to your hubby!

Leeann said...

That is so cool! I love it! I sat and stared at the picture and realized that I have never met anyone famous. I'm lame.

Bethany said...

YOU.SUCK! I'd cut off my left pinky toe to meet him! (well, ok, maybe not my left pinky toe that would screw up my pedi!) BUT YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN! YOU LUCKY DUCK!

You should treat Zac to a marathon of Feldman movies for his birthday treat ;)

*and thank you for letting me know... I'll be waiting for the second season to start!*

Robyn said...

That my friend is funny. Happy belated b-day to your hubby. I love how they exaggerate how long things we do take.

sheri said...

That is AWESOME!
And I'll admit right here and now that dh and I totally tivo/watch 'The Two Coreys'. I know. Pathetic, lol.
But I spend most of the show saying "Damn, Haimster looks like HELL!"