First of all, you should know that I have a serious obsession with The Real Housewives. I watch nearly all of the cities, but The Real Housewives of Orange County has a special place in my heart. Not only was it the original Housewives that kicked off the eventual franchise, but it's based in my little corner of the world - Orange County!
But back to the night I met
Gardening Mom and I were maneuvering our way through the crowds (I hate crowds, so I was being a little stress case-y), and she was leading the way. She had worn a gorgeous blue dress that was a bit long, and had put on a hot pair of flat sandals instead of pumps, so the length was seriously dragging. I kept accidentally stepping on her impromptu train, and it was driving us both bananas! After about the 413th time my heel made contact with her dress, she turned around and said "You keep stepping on my dress!" to which I replied "Maybe you should wear a dress that fits!" (I'm telling you, the crowds make me irritable).
You'll imagine my
Lynne Curtin from the OC Housewives
It took me a second to figure out who she was, but I quickly realized it was none other than the housewife known best for her leather cuffs and outrageous daughters. Once I realized I was in the presence of one of the OC Housewives, I was suddenly a complete stuttering idiot. I stammered together a response - something award-winningly eloquent I'm sure.
She wandered next to me (I guess she was there alone?) for about 30 more seconds, smiling mindlessly, and I continued to be star-struck by a D-list celebrity. I think I tried to make some small-talk, but to be honest, I was embarassingly and completely
star-struck housewife-struck. After she moved on to another unsuspecting fan, I tried to tell Gardening Mom who we had just been walking along side of, and she was less than overwhelmed.
I want to give Lynney some major credit, and share that she looks much better in person than she ever looked on the show, and she was very sweet and friendly, albeit coming off as slightly airheaded. She is also like insanely tiny, and made me feel like a cow.
While I was at the benefit because I care about autism and it's terribly detrimental effects, I have to say
meeting barely talking to one of the housewives that I've clocked some major hours watching from my couch was the highlight of the night.