I was looking for some All Hallow’s Eve content for you guys, and well… this is what I came up with! LOL… This is a flashback to last year around this time, and wouldn’t you know it…It was just never posted here or any other website! Lol… Ah well… The reason it’s fitting with this time of year, is that The Lovely Erica and I were able to meet Hocus Pocus star Kathy Najimy! Good times!
Also, on the bill is Ricki Lake, and Desperate Housewives star Tuc Watkins! Whoo Hoo! Lol… I know, I know not exactly Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, but people I like from shows I like, so you know what… I’m excited!
There was a celebrity poker tournament at the Commerce Casino and Erica and I said… This is where we need to be!
So, check it out after the jump!
What to do… what to do… Erica is in town this weekend and crashed on my couch for another weekend. So, I got up… had some Coke Zero, and asked her what should we do today. She says, Ricki Lake, and Kathy Najimy… yep, the A-listers… lol… Sean Astin, Hank Azaria, and wait for it… wait for it…. Tuc Watkins! I know excitement! Lol… So, off we go to gorgeous Commerce, CA! Did you notice the sarcasm there… did ya?
11:21 a.m. – We just arrived at the Commerce Casino… this event is the Second Annual Celebrity Poker Tournament” to benefit Children’s Institute, Inc. I need Sean Astin on a couple things. One for me and one for my friend Scott. Also Scott loves Hocus Pocus hence the Kathy Najimy reference… lol…
11:23 a.m. – Ricki Lake, who was in one of my favorite movies Serial Mom, and I have my Serial Mom press kit and a poster for her… so this should be a fun event.
11:28 a.m. – We are just entering the casino. Erica has been foaming at the mouth to get to the craps table. She is impassioned; it’s so hard to tear her away. I had to dangle her Goonies mini oversized postcard in front of her to get her to focus. Man oh man…
11:34 a.m. – We are trying to scope out the scene and figure out where to stand. There are lots of security around; I mean it is a casino. Erica! She was trying to sneak off to the craps table again. Sigh… it’s like pulling a carrot out of a bunny’s mouth… sigh… God bless her… She’s obsessed with Shirley Maclaine and craps…
11:41 a.m. – Okay so we have decided to hang out by the valet much to Erica’s dismay. She really wants to pluck down a few bills, but I just keep telling her Sean Astin… Sean Astin is coming… sigh…
11:43 a.m. – So we’re here hanging… not much happening. Although there are some Australian tourists here with us. That’s about it. A tad random, I guess they took a couple buses here in hopes of meeting Sean Astin. Just like Erica, but she took a couple bills and put them on seven black. Ah, roulette!
11:47 a.m. – I’m going to do some recon in the lobby and the security guard is giving me the lowdown on the casino. Then I walk out and Erica is freaking out as if Cameron Diaz is here to finally sign and finish her In Her Shoes DVD insert. Hank Azaria is here. Erica grabs my Birdcage laserdisc and I ferret for my Simpson’s poster but I’m too late he is in. He was not the most cordial person in the world, but he signed. So that’s cool.
12:01 p.m. – I have to say, Erica is not a gambler, and I trust all of you realize that. She is however obsessed with the chick rom com In Her Shoes, I can not lie about that. It’s a classic and Erica knows it. She’s not afraid to live it.
12:05 p.m. – Oh… there she is the one and only Kathy Najimy. I really do love her, Sister Act, Hocus Pocus, etc… She is walking right towards us! So I ferret for the Hocus Pocus poster and ask her to sign it to Scott.
She says, “Oh, this movie is so popular this time of year.” I say, it doesn’t matter what time of year it is my friend love it. Lol. It’s all true. It’s funny cause it’s true. Kathy was more than happy to take a pic with me, and was just gracious and sweet.
12:11 p.m. – This is one of those random events, and we weren’t sure we were going to go, but there were enough random people here to make it worth our while. Tuc Watkins as an example is recurring on Desperate Housewives as Bob Hunter and sometimes those recurring actors are harder to get than the leads.
12:18 p.m. – Oh, and there’s Ricki Lake! Ferret for the Serial Mom! Lol… Oh course I forgot I wrapped and taped the press kit within an inch of its life. Lol… Poor Erica is trying to open it as I get my poster out.
12:21 p.m. – Ricki Lake is so sweet, she is more than happy to sign, she told me that she just watched Serial Mom with her daughter earlier in the week. And she was very impressed with Erica/my press kit since I already have Kathleen Turner and Sam Waterston on it.
12:25 p.m. – Ah, well no Tuc Watkins… No Sean Astin… The event starts at 12:30 sooooooo it’s getting late…
12:28 p.m. – Oh, I see him it’s Tuc Watkins! I ferret for my poster and run over. It looks like he is going to dart inside, but he stopped and was super cool.
That’s always fun when you just have a simple nice day chilling.
12:37 p.m. – Sigh… no Sean Astin yet. Bummer… The Australians are freaking out. I guess the Australian son is a huge fan… but I don’t know what to say, sometimes you get people sometimes you can’t.
12:41 p.m. – Erica and I are running upstairs to do so recon, it looks like the tournament is going to start soon, so …oh…
12:49 p.m. – they are starting… we can hear them announcing it over the loudspeaker… Ah well… no Sean Astin for us… but all in all it was a fun afternoon, that was simple and not the usual grind! Except for Erica’s In her Shoes obsession… I’m going to call therapy for her I assure you. Oh, and in case you were wondering yes Erica will beat me later! Lol…