Monday, June 23, 2008

Wow, Tonya, Wow!

In one week, Ted met two pretty random celebrities. The first: James Eckhouse, Jim Walsh from Beverly Hills 90210, came to opening night of Taming of the Shrew (directed by our own Ted Rooney). He hung around afterwards and chatted. Nice guy.

Even more awesome than that: Tonya Harding. On his flight today from Los Angeles to Portland, they were seated next to each other and got to talk quite a bit. She's quite a character, with arms like a boxer who was wearing Romeos because, in her own words, she doesn't like to deal with shoestrings (no joke). Ted said something about the beer being bitter to which Tonya replied, "But hey, at least it's free. You can never complain about free beer."

This is Abe's reaction to finding out that his dad met these two awesome people:

18 comments:

coffeemom said...

Ok, as ever: RIDICULOUSLY cute!!!
Gabe came RUNNING when he heard Abe! Too much fun!

Celia said...

Lori,
Thanks so much for sharing that! It really made me smile.

Lori said...

Oh my goodness how funny! Hey, I can never seem to watch the link from the Coors post... what am I doing wrong??!!

That little Abe is a babe - WOWWW!

Pinch!

Lori - NH

Jocelyn said...

That is seriously sooooo adorable!! I listened to it over and over!! I can't wait to see him and of course you in August!!

LISA said...

WOW!! That was cute!!

Anonymous said...

Wow is right! What an eventful week. And I love Abe's perfectly articulate "Wow"!!!

The Albertsons said...

This is the best post I've ever read. Hands down. 90210 AND Tanya Harding. WHAT??? This is amazing!
And ABE is brilliant!!!

Susan Isaacs said...

WOWWWWWW! A new word! I feel cheated that I wasn't there to see it. We miss you!

jill said...

Wow! What a cutie!

And I LOVE that Ted sat next to Tonya Harding, that is even better than Jim meeting Chris Daughtry...and that they sat next to each other. Oh to be a fly on the wall for that conversation!

Blog Shmog said...

wow! What a celebrity combination! this post really cracked me up. and abe made me smile. :)

Amy said...

Sweet video... cute Abe!

Misty said...

Ted actually met Jim Walsh from 90210?!? Wow. No Luke Perry though eh? That would have been a little cooler. Doubt he would have goggled like I would have (15 years ago!!)

Jennifer and Jody said...

WOW!!! Super duper cute. His chubby cheeks just kill me!

Drew Carey Show said...

Those are some GOOD celeb spottings! And some very cool shoes, I might add. I love Abe saying WOW over and over. Zoe's is "uh-oh!" Oh, and every time I try to get her to say "mommy," she smiles and says, "daddy!" When can we get together for a play date? =)

Danni and Tommy said...

WOW he's cute! Can't wait to see him in person at the union!

Stacie said...

Adorable Abe!

A Team said...

WOW!

That is too cool! What a fun job Ted has... I'm sure it is difficult but fun stuff!

Your Rooney is a CUTIE!

Rusty Spell said...

Tonya Harding and I have something in common: I don't like shoelaces either, and it's pretty much the number one reason I prefer my little black slip-ins.