Anyways, Sunday morning we get to O'Hare Airport and I sit down by the gate while my Mom goes to get coffee. Sitting across from me are these two heavier set people; 1 female and 1 male. The woman was probably over 50, she had short beach blonde hair, with tattoos all over her arms and back with a bottom lip piercing right in the middle. The man looked younger than her, probably mid 30's, with tattoos and very tall.
About 5 minutes after I sat down, this guy behind me turns around and says to the 2 people sitting across from me, "I'm sorry to bother you guys, but I just have to tell you what a huge fan I am of your show. I just love it!" This is when my ears perked up. The woman replied, "Oh...Thanks so much! We really have fun taping as a family. We're actually starting to tape season 2 in a couple weeks. We're trying to work with the network to switch our shows to Wednesday night, so we'll see how that goes." The guys sitting behind me said,"That's awesome. I definitely can't wait to watch season 2. My favorite episode is the one where you guys all go jet skiing", I can assume the 2 were brother and sister. The duo and the man sitting behind me exchanged some more words that I couldn't really pick out. The only other bit of information that helped me with my google search was that the woman said she and her brother were going to a car show in Cleveland. Yup, I even google-ed 'guest appearances at Cleveland car show March 2011'.... NOTTA!
As I sit, pretending to read a magazine, I listen and occasionally stare at this bro/sis duo. I get on my new and wonderful iPhone (before we boarded) and start google-ing different things. I typed about 10 different sentences along the lines of 'Family reality show, jet skii episode'....got nothing. I gave my Mom the insider and she went on her iPhone to try looking as well. She got nothing either.
I'M SO MAD!
Now, being a reality TV junkie (to put it lightly), I am obviously so mad at myself that I had absolutely NO idea who these people were. To make it worse, when we got off the plane in Cleveland, these 2 girls who looked a little older than me, were whispering and giggling, while I wait for my Mom. I sat our stuff down and the 'TV dude' was across from me again. The girls were next to me, as I wait. They go over to him and in a soft voice say, "Hi, we don't want to make a big scene, but we love your show can we take a picture with you?", of course he said yes and they started chatting away right when my Mom and I were leaving. UGH!
Can you sense my frustration? Especially, because of ALL people who LOVE reality TV, I shoulda been one of those girls going up to him asking for a picture. But how could I if I don't even know who he is or what show he has?
"Hi. I don't know you, but kinda wish I did. Hmmm...what TV show are you on? I watch every reality show there is too watch and you just don't look familiar, so can I just get a picture with you so when I do find out who you are I can tell people I met someone I had no idea existed?"
No, I didn't say that....but I kinda wish I did.