...and sometimes they even come true outside the gates of Disneyland.
I know, it's hard to believe
But Saturday was one such day for me...a day when a lifelong dream came true (ok maybe not lifelong but there is no term for a dream that starts at 17.)
It all started when I was casually getting ready after a morning at Pure Barre. I was headed to meet some friends at the Chili Festival and, per my usual routine, was perusing Instagram as I was blow-drying my hair. I was about 25 posts in when I stumbled across this:
Which I read and re-read and re-read again. Cue inner freakout. Jessica was literally up the street from me!
I have been a long-time fan of Ms. Simpson. Remember that famous Rolling Stones poster? Hung in every dorm room I had (now that I look back, it probably gave off the wrong vibe as it also hung in every guy's dorm room too.)
I even endured an entire Rascal Flats concert once (sooo painful) just to see her perform the opening act WHICH was amazing (of course)
So to know that she was minutes away from me well....I just had to go. I texted my friends and told them I had something I just had to do. And the next thing I knew I was standing in a mile-long line inside the Dillards with 300 other Jessica Simpson groupies. A line where we waited....and waited....and waited some more. And then, finally....when I was just four people away.....she took a break.
BUT THEN....after 20 more minutes of waiting, it was my turn! You know how like on all the TV shows when people run into celebrities and they get all star-struck and speechless? It's a real thing people!
Ashlee was with Jessica and as I walked up, I said "Hey! I'm Ashley." Jessica told me that I was "so pretty" and that she "loved my outfit ensemble" (which I realize she probably tells every female that crosses her meet-and-greet platform) however it totally made me giddy (giddy can be read speechless). I did manage to congratulate Ashlee on her recent wedding (see why you stay up to speed on celeb news - you never know when you might need to bust out some celebrity facts.)
It is real unfortunate that I look like a giant in this picture (Ashlee and Jessica are truly miniature people). It is also unfortunate that the Dillard's employee that took this picture was too busy chatting it up to get a clear one. Grrrr
But for real...October 11, you are a day to be recorded, and remembered. One of the best days ever and ever.