Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Meeting Buzz Aldrin

How cool is that??? I've been at my new job for a little over 4 months and the rewards have been amazing.  My CEO has deep relationships with lots of people in LA. I've met many celebrities and have been involved in some pretty amazing opportunities.  Here's a little background - I was my now boss' client for about 3 years when I joked about going to work for him.  A few months later I was at my first day on the job and I was at a cocktail reception at the City Club in downtown Los Angeles with Buzz Aldrin, among several others. 

I was having a cockatil when I spotted this glammed up older lady sitting at a table alone, while her husband was busy with the many people who kept coming up to talk to him.  I decided she needed some company.  I discovered that her name is Lois and she was dressed to the nines in her fur shaw, her swarovski crystals that were covering her manicured nails and bling like you wouldn't believe. We sat and drank wine together and really hit it off. She told me stories of her younger years. She told me the key to a happy and long marriage, like her 20+ years with Buzz. She also told me stories of how the younger ladies are hitting on her husband, who I learned was Buzz Aldrin.  She asked for my contact info because she thought I was "adorable".  We hit it off so well that I snapped some pictures of us.  She told me how she doesn't allow women to take pics with Buzz unless she's in the picture too.  It was quite comical.

She then grabbed Buzz and introduced me.  I really did want to meet him but I certainly didn't want to bother him. He was very nice. It ended up just being the 3 of us who shared a table that night.  If you were friends with me on Facebook at the time, you may have played the "guess who I'm sitting with game" where I snuck in some pics of his ring and gave fun little clues.  Here's the picture clue I gave. Pretty sneaky...Ha ha!

As the night ended, Lois offered to take a picture of me with Buzz ALONE.  She even took the picture.  Here is the layout I made reflecting on this fun little evening. This month's Scrapbook Circle Blast Off! kit was absolutely perfect for this! I treated the OA cards like they were 3 more photos completing the story, which really allowed me to use so many together without feeling like they were cluttering it up. Buzz was one of the first human beings to go to the moon, he is indeed considered a Space Ace, he actually used real moon shoes
Supplies from Scrapbook Circle Blast Off! July 2011 kit: October Afternoon Rocket Age Incoming Transmission paper, Miscellany Pack; Crate Paper Toy Box Imagine & Explore papers; Simple Stories Elementary Book Worm; Bazzill Cardstock (red); Simple Stories Elementary Expressions Cardstock Stickers; Scrapbook Circle Self Adhesive Cork Stars, Maya Road Crystal Star Pins, White Bazzill 1/2 the Edge

Did you know? Buzz and Neil Armstrong agreed that Neil would be the first to step on the moon and Buzz would be the first to walk on the moon.

P.S. Buzz filed for divorce from Lois in June...

8 comments:

Diana Fisher said...

I loved reading this post. Really loved it. And how sad that he filed for divorce!! So sad. I love the page—how excited you must have been when you got the SC kit and saw the space theme! :)

Diana Waite said...

what an AMAZING story behind this layout! So sad that there was a file for divorce... LOVE how this page turned out.

Audrey Yeager said...

omg I can't believe that are getting divorced!!! I LOVE this story!!! What a fantastic page and such great photos!

j.leija said...

Boo hiss! I can't believe he filed for divorce from that gorgeous interesting (or at least it sounds like) creature! But what an awesome story and lovely page to match :)

Erin Bassett said...

Love the LO & the great story behind it! So sad they're split!!

Lisa Andrews said...

This was such a fun story to read. Thanks for sharing it! So sad that they are getting divorced.

Your layout is so fun!

Rebecca said...

what an amazing story! love the layout too :)

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

This is a cool layout and even cooler story to go with it! Loved reading this!

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