Yesterday Mike and I had an amazing time on the Savor Seattle Tour. We went on the Pike Place Market Classics Tour and it was incredible. I’m writing this up for Seattle Mom Blogs, but I have to share with you first what happened while we gawked at the famous Pike Place Market Fish company tossing heavy salmon in the air.
I saw Rachel Dratch.
Mike had left to use the restroom so I was with the group, staring at the fishmongers and the crowd that gathered. I spotted Rachel immediately and my heart began to flutter in my chest because HOLY HELL THAT IS SOMEONE WHO IS ON TEEEVEEEEEE! She was about twenty or twenty five feet away and consumed by the spectacle the fish company was putting on so I grabbed my camera and took a picture. She caught the flash, looked over at me. I gave the most dorky smile ever, like, “I know you are famous and I am not and I really liked you on SNL and I would ask you if you want roast duck for your lover but I’m sure you get that a lot huh?” and she disappeared into the crowd. No one else was accosting her for photos or autographs. It was just me, a homely Seattle resident who took a picture of one of the funniest women ever. When Mike returned, I practically shook him, yelling, “I JUST SAW RACHEL DRATCH!!!!”
I’m not very good around celebrities. I squee whenever I see local news anchors at the grocery store. But Rachel Dratch? I almost lost it, but it all happened so quickly so this is all I have to show of it:
Later, I was telling my sister about it and she said, “Which one was she? Is she the blonde one?”
“No that’s Amy Poehler. She was Debbie Downer!”
“Was she Sarah Palin?”
“No that was TINA FEY!”
This went on with several other people, with the exception of my friend Branan who knew instantly who Rachel Dratch was and reminded me that Rachel Dratch was on the first 10 episodes of 30 Rock as several different characters. I’m still giddy that I was so close to Rachel, even if it was for a moment.
So, which celebrities have you met?