Now, that you have read about the worst week ever I have to tell you about the best day ever. Yes, you heard me – BEST DAY EVER.
The day started off like any other except Bill got tickets for the Chicago White Sox. Sometimes his job has some nice perks like when supplies give us tickets to games. Normally, Bill just gets invited to go with others. Last night, he was given four tickets. Since he couldn't find anybody business wise available, I got to go (yeah!). He also took his brother and his friend:
What we didn't realize was that these tickets allowed us into the Jim Beam Club. If you've never been there, it is awesome. Free alcohol, free food. Oh yeah, and we had a pesky 2 (aff).5 hr rain delay. In the club though, we stayed dry. Our seats were covered and the club itself is like a high end sports bar. Sooooo, during the delay I swore the Josh Harris walked by. I told Bill who agreed. And this is where the fun begins.
I normally don't get star struck. I'm from Green Bay. We see Packer players in the bars. Heck, I've even shook Mark Cuban's hand. I've met Carson Kressley. Wasn't nervous for any of them. Josh Harris walks by and I thought I was going to throw up. Seriously.
First, I had everybody at my table giving me crap. They told me to go up and talk to him. However, I didn't want to be a jerk. I didn't want to bother him. Plus, I was just too damn nervous to do it. Then I posted to Twitter and Facebook that I saw Josh Harris. Then the ribbing to go talk to him started there.
Fate intervened though. My friend Anne from Green Bay texted that Green Bay was flooding and asked if my parents were okay. I went into the lobby and called my sister to make sure everything was good. While I was talking to her, Josh Harris walked by. (Now, I just realized that not all of you may know who Josh Harris even is. Let me start by saying the Bill and I are huge fans of Deadliest Catch on Discovery. HUGE FANS! I even got to interview the Hillstrand brothers a year or so ago. Josh Harris is the son of Phil Harris. Phil Harris was the captain of the Cornelia Marie on Deadliest Catch. I say was because a couple of months ago Phil Harris died. The Discovery cameras were there to capture it all, and it is slowly playing out before our eyes on Tuesday evenings). Now, I knew it was do or die time.
I hung up with my sister (who told me that everybody was okay) and got my guts up. I walked up to him and told him that I was a huge fan of the show and that I was so sorry about his dad. He got up and gave me a hug. (I died and went to heaven. I wish it wasn't like 100% humidity last night because I may not have showered today but I was too damn hot and sweaty). There was another really nice lady standing close who asked if I had a camera. I said yes and pulled out my phone. Here's what she took:
Granted, it's not the best picture (especially since I have to wear my glasses cuz of the damn pink eye!). However, he touched me! LOL
Seriously, Josh Harris has to be one of the nicest people I've met. I could easily sit down again with him and talk. After the picture was taken, he was like where did you get that phone (I have an EVO). He has Sprint too, and I told him how to get one for himself. 🙂 Hey Sprint — Hook a buddy up — Give Josh Harris one of your EVOs! He was just so super cool and normal to talk to. He said he comes to Chicago a lot and told us some background stuff on the show. The other thing that impressed me was that anybody who wanted a picture — he stopped what he was doing and did it. He talked to everybody. He thanked the people who told him they were sorry about his dad. OH yeah, and I told him I was a blogger and that I was going to put his picture of us up. He was totally cool with it! He told me I could use it anywhere I wanted. 🙂
Josh Harris is a class act. I hope I see him again if he comes back to Chicago (Hey, call me up Josh if you are here again!). I could only wish that all reality stars where as nice and down to Earth as he was.
I'd love to know though — who is a fan of Deadliest Catch? Would you have said hi to Josh?