Some people get 15 minutes of fame. Others rub elbows with the famous. Me? I got 15 seconds and several cat calls.
Last night, Jay and I went to the hockey game. It was nice. A very nice hockey game. The seats were 13 rows from the glass, just by the blue line, on the aisle and the seat next to me was empty. I was expecting a hard hitting game, but no. A few good rough and tumble minutes, but the game itself was not the best hockey I’ve watched.
During the first period, the cameras often scan the crowd and put people on the jumotron basically making asses out of them selves. Think the teen boys with their tongues hanging out and the devil horn hand sign. Or the middle aged male who thinks showing his naked beer belly in public is a good idea (dear G-d, I think the image of that jiggling fat was burned in my mind. I just hope I never see that again). Then they have a segment of the "sweet kiss". The first thing I did was scout around and said Whew, no cameras near us. So we watch. They basically put a couple on the jumbotron and the couple is supposed to kiss. After the first 3 or 4 couples, I was surprised to see a woman who was wearing the same Eddie Bauer sweater that I was. OH SHIT! It was me! So I turned to Jay, we did a kiss. Being the calm and prude mother of two, I did what I had to. I slipped him tongue. In front of the entire Boston Garden. On the jumbotron.
And we got cat calls and applause. When they moved onto the next couple, Jay said "um, did you plan that?" and I replied "no, but your ears are red!" Whenever he is embarrassed, his ears turn red. Very cute. I figured that was it and we had a good laugh about it.
When the period ended, we decided to take a walk around the arena. At the VERY first section we passed on the concourse, two guys came up and said "Great Kiss, hon!" and the other gave a look at Jay that was along the lines of "You’re lucky tonight!" OMG, I was now the embarrassed one. I swear we had a few guys pass us who did a double take and smile.
So there it is, my 15 seconds of fame, I-spacemom-have sucked face on the jumbotron at the Boston Garden.