When I was a porky 12 year old, with hair that resembled a bird's nest and purple jeans, my dad took me to see a little play at Granville Island theatre. The name of the show was "Red Rock Diner" and an unknown (at the time) Michael Buble played the Elvis look-a-like in the play. I loved this show. My dad took me to see it three times in the span of a couple months. I fell in love with Michael Buble, to the point where I kept my program from the show and put his picture on my nightstand.
Every time we saw it, we would hang around after to meet the cast. And every time I got Michael Buble to sign my program. He'd give me an awkward side hug, and I'd be elated for at least three days until I asked my dad to take me again. To this day, I cannot believe he took me that many times.
Well, as it turns out, the third time IS the charm. On the third trip down to Granville Island, something truly miraculous happened. After the show, when Michael Buble came out to greet the audience, he recognized me! Hard to believe that a train-wreck, pre-pubescent, dirty shirt wearing preteen could leave an impression, but clearly I did.
Then time stood still as he crouched down in front of me and said, "You must really like the show if you came three times."
To which I replied, "It's my favorite thing in the world."
The truly amazing thing happened. He leaned over and kissed me. In my head it was a four hour make out session, but since my dad was looking on and I was 12 I will be honest, not only with myself but with you as well, and admit, it was less than two seconds. Regardless, Michael Buble kissed me.
I like to consider myself Michael Buble's first fan. And I also like to think his song, Haven't Met You Yet, was written for me. I could be wrong on the last fact, but the first is pretty certain.
Anyways, Leppy and I like to revisit the time when I seduced Michael Buble. It's no secret that we like to consider doctoring pictures as a past time. Today, I got this in my email from her:
Yep. That's Michael Buble in the Red Rock Diner. How Leppy found the picture is beyond me, but I don't question the good things in life.
And here is the video of that song I mentioned. I do have one bone to pick with this video, the way he says 'luck' at a minute and twenty seconds in. It drives me bonkers, look at his tongue. If I was his girlfriend, I would nag him about that.