Thursday, October 20, 2011

Next week I will probably blow off Paul McCartney, because I'm cool that way...

From: Becky
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 9:06 AM
To: Deals
Subject: thanks


Thanks again for going with me last night. Hope you had a good time.


From: Deals
Subject: RE: thanks
To: Becky
Date: Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:17 AM

It was FUN! I really enjoyed it.

Nora is mad at me because she said that you said that Don Henley was there last night. As in the Don Henley from the Eagles. I assumed it was just someone else named Don Henley, and for that Nora is no longer speaking to me. Was it really Don Henley? As in THE Don Henley. Please clarify.


From: Becky
Sent: Thursday, October 20, 2011 11:22 AM
To: Deals
Subject: RE: thanks

Yeppers girl. You were almost standing beside him near the door during all the speeches. He was less than 6 feet from you!

Well, sh*t.

In my defense, it seemed more likely that I would be in the presence of some guy that just happened to be named Don Henley than the actual Don Henley.

Becky told me today that she was impressed that I could be so nonchalant in the presence of such a big name celebrity.

And, well, now that I think about it, I DID think it was a little odd that Becky kept pointing at this guy standing more or less next to me and mouthing, "That's Don Henley, Deal[s]. DON. HENLEY".

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Don Henley. I get it. That's a guy named Don Henley. Awesome.

(I've never been very observant.)

But, really, it is all good because I got to pet a baby alligator at the same event:

His name was "Gator" and he would close his eyes when you scratched in just the right place behind his ear. It was adorable, unlike my apparent squintiness at the time this picture was taken.

A cute baby alligator totally makes up for the whole Don Henley thing, right?



Rachel B said...

I'm pretty sure Don Henley lives in Dallas because he went to a couple galas when I was still at the DSO. If it makes you feel better I stood next to Joshua Bell and completely ignored him at the Gala last month. He may be a rock star in the classical world but I don't think he rivals Don Henley.

Rachel B said...

P.S. for a minute there I thought you said that you got a pet alligator and I was wondering how the dogs were going to handle it and why Trevor wasn't freaking out about the alligator eating the baby and then I realized that you just PET the alligator.

Deals On Wheels said...

Rachel: I'm pretty sure Trevor would draw the line at a pet baby alligator. Unless, of course, I could figure out a way to rig an appropriate habitat in my backyard fountain. But the dogs drink out of there, so this would probably lead to more vet bills. Think I'll stick to my usual furry friends...for now! ;P

Anni C said...

Baby Alligators aren't too bad. It's there mothers you have to worry about. Trust me. I know this from personal experience.