Okay, it’s been long enough. I’ve been busy, but I know you all don’t want excuses! Here is, finally, my account of the night I had drinks with AC Slater. It’s kind of a long story…
(ohmigosh you guys… seriously this is just an example of why I haven’t gotten around to writing recently… I JUST got two babies to bed, came downstairs, rinsed bottles, typed out the opening sentence above and immediately heard crying. 30 minutes later, I’m sitting downstairs singing the wiggle song to my niece while trying to type this out… ifÂ this postÂ doesn’t make sense this is totally why.)
SO… Molly heard that Slater was going to be at a sunset cocktail party hosted by Softcup during the BlogHer11 conference in SanDiego. She somehow wrangled us onto the guest list, which was totally awesome and we were both super excited.
When we got to the conference, we decided to go to the Softcup exhibitor’s booth and introduce ourselves. At the booth, we saw they were giving away a VIP entry to the party – all you had to do to enter was tweet out something and tag Softcup in your tweet. Sweet! Here is what I posted:
@SuperwifeJenny: #softcupblogher I’d like to have a cocktail with AC tonight, please.
And that was that. 2 hours later, Mol and I are sitting in a session where a woman is reading aloud a very emotional post from her blog. My phone vibrates and I look down to see this notification from twitter:
@InsteadSoftCup: The winner of our VIP contest is @SuperwifeJenny!
HO. LY. SHITE. It took all of my strength not to jump up and down and scream out loud when I saw this. I almost had to leave the (completely silent except for the crying speaker) room!
I managed not to embarrass myself (that comes later) and made it through the rest of the day. When we arrived at the cocktail party later that evening, Molly and I were immediately escorted to the paparazzi area where we took photos with Olympic medalist Amanda Beard (the other party host). Then we were handed delicious drinks make with cake-flavored vodka and were seated in the VIP area (which had official-looking ropes and a bouncer and everything!).
By the time AC actually showed up, I was a bit tipsy. IÂ did enjoy sittingÂ withÂ him and his girlfriend, Courtney Mazza – weÂ compared baby pics. You guys, I am such a mom… “OhmygoshIgettomeetacelebrityIcan’twaittoshowhimphotosofmybaby” – that’s how moms roll.
After a few more drinks I had this conversation:
Me: So, have a lot of people called you Slater tonight?
Slater: *looks annoyed* You’re the first.
Me: Oh. Well I’ll probably be the shecond too. And maybe the third.
Slater: Excuse me, I see someone I know.
Me: Oh yeah, me too. Exschushe me.
And then I laughed at him. Oh – and then just before he left, I grabbed him and said “Oh Hey AC! Let’sh take one more photo!” and then proceeded to take and retake the self-portraitÂ 6 times because I “looked to drunk” in the previous 5. This is his “I’m not amused, and my name isn’t AC” face (apparently).
But wait, there’s more! Apparently, Ryan Cabrera (anyone remember him? No? Molly and I had to google him too) was doing a little private show at our rooftop cocktail party… so when we left the VIP area, we noticed him singing on a stage in the corner. When we walked over to check it out, we ran into Clark Duke from Hottub Time Machine! WTF? Apparently he’s Ryan’s roommate and BFF. Weird. So, Molly and drank and laughed with him (oh, and Diana Ross’s son – weird) for a while.
During the conversation with Clark, Adam was texting me about a bug bite on Tali’s face… so at one point I put my hand up in his face and drunkenlyÂ yelled, “Dude HOLD ON. I’m trying to look up Benadryl doses for my dog” while he was asking me something about Alaska. Yeah, I bet that didn’t confuse him at all.
When Ryan was done singing, he came over and had a few drinks with us. I noticed he had words tattooed on his chest, so I asked him if I could see them. And then I realized that he is an idiot. First of all, “Sometimes you justÂ have toÂ pee in the sink” – WTF? Second… it was spelled “some times” instead of “sometimes“. I almost died.
Aaaaaand that was basically how it went. Recap?
- AC Slater = not so Slaterish any more; also wears a shit ton of makeup.
- Clark Duke from Hottub Time Machine = just as funny in real life. Seriously.
- Ryan Cabrera = still singing the one song that made him “famous”; also doesn’t know how to spell. But… nice guy.
- Amanda Beard = super, super friendly and cool chick.
Now, back to real life. :)