Tuesday, May 5, 2009

"Famous Erin" Is What People Call Me!

So, it's been about 2 1/2 months from the last time I updated. All I can say in my defense, is work has been NUTS!!!

I can say that officially, I am now famous! A couple weeks ago, I went to see my Angels play the Twins. I was decked out in my Angel garb...a red jersey, an Angels visor, and my rally monkey. It was great. I got tickets 11 rows up from the Angels dugout. I could actually see the faces of my beloved Angels!!! How excited was I?!?!?

First of all, before the game, I was standing outside the big marshmallow people call the Metrodome, waiting for my friend to show up. I was standing there, proudly displaying my colors amongst the enemy (Twins fans). I got a couple people shooting rude remarks my way...friendly jabbing. I saw this old (and I mean OLD...almost "let's-get-a-walker-hug-my-great-grandkids" old) woman walking with an equally as old friend. As she walked by me, she looked at me, looked at my monkey, and turned to her friend and said, "Oh, how sad. She brought her monkey." I was shocked! She said it with such content! If I wasn't so afraid of busting her hip, I would have knocked her down! Mean old lady!

Anyway, back to my "Famous Erin" story. I was sitting at my awesome seats and in the middle of the game, one of my best girlfriends back home (CA) text me, "Are you at the game?" I text back that I was, and she said the camera was on me for a bit! I felt such a thrill! Oh, it doesn't stop there...in the last inning of the game, the people in the very front row left. So I hopped over the kids in front of me and ran down to the front. I was hootin' and hollerin', waving my rally monkey...you know, being a fan. When the game was over, I started walking up the steps to meet up with my friend. I received a call from one of my other closest friends, and he said that the coverage of the game closed out with a close-up of me! This game was on channel 13 (not a cable channel) and all of the Angel fans who were watching the game back home saw me, rooting for my home team in Minnesota!!!

On my way to my car, a fellow Angel fan stopped me and gave me a high-five for sportin' my Angel gear like he was. He then stopped, looked at me and said, "Hey, you're the girl with the rally monkey!" I nodded and then he said, "Can I take a picture with you?" Of course, I had to say yes to a fan! I posed, gave him a hug, and bid him adieu.

So, I move to Minnesota, and get famous in California!!!