The best part about ginormous conventions in my opinion is all the freebies. This was the first one we got when we walked in:
So now I should follow-up on that title and explain how I [almost] made Rick Steves himself hate me.
Well, Rick Steves was so darn funny he had the whole packed seminar room ROTFLing. Well, close to that. But he was NOTHING like he was on PBS. He was more talkative, risque (ok, not really), and just less, nerdy. So after the seminar I said so to my mom as everyone was cramming out the room and to the escalators. "That was such a good talk!" I exclaimed. "He was hilarious! He wasn't as nerdy as I thought he was!"
"Jen!" my mom near-shouted. "He's-right-there!"
I twirled around just in time to see Rick Steves himself speedily walking ahead of everybody else with his head down, and he was in earshot. "Oh, s**t!" I cursed (whoops!) "Do you think he heard me??"
"I don't know," my mom said and burst out laughing.
So in conclusion I didn't go to the book signing afterwards.
I had a great day despite semi-dissing Rick Steves in his presence. Any day
What about you guys? Have you ever dissed a famous person in their presence? Or anybody else and you didn't know they were there?