Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Don't Take the Golden Ticket

So last night Scott and I went to this NYU Tisch Gala. It's one of those swanky fundraising dinners that I just happened to get tickets to through work. First episode of note occured in the bathroom where I heard a real person respond to a compliment on her shoes with "they're last season though." Some people apparently really do care.
We found our seats and luckily I was sitting next to someone who could point out the famous people walking by. Tony Bennet, Alec Baldwin, Ira Cantor (some society lady). I thought it was neat to see, but none of them really blew my socks off. It was fun to see Rainn Wilson from The Office present some awards and the Coen Brothers too. The guy who invented Skyy Vodka was even there. I tried to get some pictures, but they were all really blurry since I only had my little camera. The best part of the evening was when Elaine Stritch (who plays Alec Baldwin's character on 30 Rock's mother)came out on stage in nothing more than a pair of tights, a shirt, tie and sweater vest. She sang him her favorite love song about how some man's love made her love herself and did this double handed leg pat thing that couldn't help but make you laugh. Especially when she's over 80.
As we were walking to the dinner portion of the evening people were trying to direct me to a different room from everyone I came with because I had a pink ticket and theirs was yellow. We got it all straigtened out though and they gave me a yellow one. Apparently I should have kept the pink ticket though since that was the VIP room! Oh well.
On the way out, Scott went to the restroom and I was waiting outside when I saw people taking a picture and heard a vaguely familiar voice. I snuck around to the front side of the group and saw it was Tina Fey! Every other famous person I saw that night didn't impress me much, but Tina Fey is just so awesome I was definitely a little star struck. I think she was with her husband and they were headed towards the elevator. I saw Scott coming and gave him the hurry up hand wave to get him to come along and I got to the elevator just as the doors started to close. I didn't want to force my way onto the elevator like a crazy person, but Tina Fey's husband (I think) held the door for me and I got to ride the elevator down to the ground level with Tina Fey. Yup if only I'd kept the pink ticket I could have been wining and dining with her. Sigh, the elevator ride was pretty exciting though.

Here's Scott practicing his Tina Fey hand signal.
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  1. Wow, I consider a good day at work if I make it out without wanting to start smoking again and you get VIP tickets to a fundraiser where you get to see, in person, Rainn Wilson, Alec Baldwin, and Tina Fey. Ri, I'm sure you've been told this before (by me), you need to buy more lottery tickets.

    And, Tina Fey has a hand signal?

  2. I feel like if I say this is exciting you're going to say April Fools again.

  3. LOL I thought of that, I even thought of writing into the post that it wasn't an April Fools joke.

  4. Yeah, I just had to throw the hand signal up. The first hand is the T. The second is the F.

    whut whut


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