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Ever had a dingbat moment?
So, I was at a Martha Pullen convention recently...
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Date: 2/2/12 11:49 PM

The sister in law and I attended a Martha Pullen convention in Orlando a few weeks back. We had a lot of fun, attending some classes and checking out the vendor booths. As we were wondering around the booths, this lady rushes up to us, tells us she is so glad we could make the event, and she hopes we are having a great time. Meanwhile SIL and I are simultaneously thinking, the OTHER one of us must know this lady. The look on our faces must have been very telling, because after few beats she smiled and said,"I'm Martha Pullen...."
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Date: 2/3/12 0:40 AM

D'oh!

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Date: 2/3/12 1:16 AM

Too funny. Did you not recognize her? I would not have, but I would expect to see a poster or something that shows her face so I could know who she is.

She sounds like a delightful lady who wants to make sure all the people attending are having a great time. Lucky you.

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Date: 2/3/12 10:22 AM

I sometimes thing my life is a series of dingbat moments.

In your defense, a lot of people on tv look nothing like they do in real life. It is amazing what tv make-up and hair do - not to mention the difference in height.

I once saw Jacqueline Smith at an airport - either Calgary or Vancouver. This was well after her Charlies Angels heyday. I kept glacing over at her thinking "she looks familiar, where do I know her from?". So I just gave her this smile and nod and she kind of did the same. Once our power pause moment was over and we parted ways THEN it came to me who she was. She looked much shorter, OLDER, and very tired.... kind of like the rest of us. Still a very beautiful woman though.
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Date: 2/3/12 10:57 AM

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Yes, I agree! In my defense she did not look like she looks on TV...I did not recognize her at all....and she was incredibly sweet. If SIL and I would have been THINKING (novel thought) I would have used my iPhone and had a picture of her taken with us. In SIL's defense , she only saw Martha once on TV.....
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Date: 2/3/12 11:01 AM

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Why is it that we find out (or figure out) who these people are AFTER the fact? I think it's because we don't expect to find people like that in places we frequent. Although you would probably expect to see Martha Pullen at a Martha Pullen event....what Homer says...D'oh
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Date: 3/26/12 12:15 PM

Hi,..I was also at that event and couldn't pick my jaw up off the floor the whole time (you see this was my first ever of any such event),..what a treat to meet such a fine lady!,..When I had her sign her cookbook she immediately starts to chit chat,..soo "down to earth",..so when some other fans approached I said to her ,"I don't want to hog you ",.."she said ,.."no don't leave let's all hang out!".....what a treat this event was...and after to going to the quilters show in Lakeland,fla.,...I see I've set the bar pretty high,..as far as sewing events are concerned...Oh if she would only bring that sewing school of hers to Philly!!...or at least "the love of heirloom "...sigh......

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Date: 3/26/12 7:56 PM

I'm another dingbat, I guess. I was sitting right next to Martha waiting for a table at a restaurant during Sew Expo in Puyallup. We talked for a few minutes. She's lost a lot of weight--on purpose, I think--and her hair is darker than the bright blonde she sports on TV. I didn't recognize her either, until after she left, and I pieced together some of her remarks. And, yes, she's a lovely person.

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Date: 3/26/12 8:42 PM

I live in a town where a fair number of actors have second houses, and it is true that celebrities look surprisingly different in real life. You know: The lighting is not controlled, and people are quite a bit shorter than you expect. It often takes me a heartbeat or two to realize, "Oh, yeah; that's so-and-so."
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