Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Top Chef- The wait is almost over!

What's Jack up to? Sweet Jack is being a bit of a devil as usual. Biting slippers, stealing socks, jumping in and out of tubs-for reasons I don't know why. Another day just, Jack being, Jack.

In honor of the Blog Party I thought I'd share my fun story of cute guys in the kitchen. (sorry to my buds who already heard this one a million times)

So last year I was in NYC on a gorgeous day for a doctors appointment. Now, I wasn't thrilled because this appointment was way downtown and I had to take an extra train to get there. When I was leaving I decided to walk a bit through Union Square on my way to a yarn store to see what I could find.

As I come across the park I see a small crowd of people milling about and it being New York anything could be happening. Could be good, could be bad. I walked closer, squinted and saw there was a Bravo sign. Could it be the Bravo channel that I love so much? I had to see. I crossed over and like a good New Yorker just blended into the crowd and asked the eager looking gal next to me, very matter of factly, "what's this all about?"

She turned to me and said. "They're doing a Top Chef challenge with Sam and Ilan out here today to promote the new season!"

What?! Needless to say any cool I had or dreams of new yarn went out the window as I eagerly anticipated seeing the sweet Ilan and the Way-to-cute-to-be-able-to-cook Sam do battle.


Padma starts off introducing them both.
Don't you just love a man in the kitchen?
Work boys, work!
Sam filling out his sweater way too well!
The new cast was introduced. Now after analyzing this I was convinced that Tre would win since he was not there and my theory was they had the winner under wraps. Boy was I wrong! Check out Hung front and center. Ugh!

Then the perfect end to the day. Suddenly I was up front and Sam was right there taking photos and the normally shy me turns to the eager gal next to me, she's now my new best friend. I hand her my phone. I look nervously at Sam and ask, trying to be cool of course, "can I get a picture with you?" (suddenly I'm 13). He smiled kindly, I'm about the 10th crazy women in the past 30 seconds to do this, but Sam smiles and says, "sure". Sigh...

Please excuse the goofy and grin (my DH can't believe how wide my smile is) and bad hair, but what a fun day!

Oh and Ilan won the challenge, but you know who won my heart.

Best,

Kwana

24 comments:

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

How great is that?! I love the Top Chef cast and Sam was my favorite from that season. You were so lucky to stumble across that promotional event!

I can't wait for it to start airing again -- this time they're in my hometown -- Chicago!!!

Great post! :-)

keri mikulski :) said...

Wow!! What a story and great pic. You look so excited!

Kwana said...

Thanks Brown Girl. Oh it's exciting that Chicago is your hometown. You can give is the inside scoop!

Thanks Keri! What a goof I am.

David Dust said...

OMG - how cute!!!! If you couldn't get a picture with Tre, Sam would definitely be my 2nd choice! Thanks for sharing.

Are you ready for Wednesday?!?

Kristen Painter said...

I love Top Chef! I saw Hung in the Las Vegas airport not too long ago.

Kwana said...

I totally ready for Wednesday, david. Thanks for stopping by.

Hi Kristen. Was Hung tiny? was he running though the airport?

Reynie said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! And I think you should do the 100 things for your 100th post. You seem like such a fascinating person and probably could easily come up with 100 things! Congrats on the 100th post regardless!

Lauren Lipton said...

Kwana! I didn't know you had a blog! Guess how I found out? By reading the comments at Melissa C. Morris (one of my favorite bloggers). Small world...

Lauren

Mel Francis said...

so freaking jealous!!!!! I loved Sam. Sigh.

Melissa Walker said...

Sam is swoonworthy, that's for sure!

Kwana said...

Thanks so much for the compliment Reynie!

Lauren, what a small world! patricia told be about Melissa C Morris. I love her little dog!

Mel and Melissa , Sam was just great. Sigh again...

transplanting me said...

thanks for welcoming me to the blog party. i was gonna try to find your party post and comment there but your blog is a minefield for me. i love me some reality tv and watch all the ones you had listed - i mean watched. but our move to thailand has left me tv less so i don't know who won project runway... i don't even know the top 3... and what is the survivor thing? is it on... oh, i'm so lost.

Eileen said...

Great story and great pictures. I can't believe you never told me this story before.

Kwana said...

Oh Transplanting. I'm sorry you're missing your reality TV. I think you can go to cbs.com and catch new episodes of Survivor. Feel free to stop back here anytime for a fix!

Eileen, I can't belive I didn't tell you this story. Oh, I was a happy girl for a long time! We;ll talk.

pve design said...

With a cute top chef - who needs food?
Perhaps they should call it "top chef diet"
Love that photo of you!

Kwana said...

Thanks Patricia. You've got to watch on Wednesday night!

JoLynn Braley said...

Hi Kwana, that is so totally cool!! I love Top Chef but I can't wait to tell one of my friends about your post because she's a HUGE Top Chef fan. How fun! :)

Kwana said...

Thanks Jolynn. Yes, please tell your frined. It was my claim to fame! I was so thrilled to meet Sam and see Padma and Tom.

mommytherobot.blogspot.com said...

oh you gotta a pic! he is cute!

Kwana said...

Thanks MommytheRobot!

MissPride said...

Top Chef! Tonight! Can hardly wait!

Kwana said...

I can't wait either Miss Pride! Yay!

Saph said...

Don't have cable so I don't know that show. Great pic although he could've smiled.
Boy I miss NY. I was born and raised in NYC. Lived in Queens as long as I could remember. =)

Marley Gibson said...

You know I think Tre and Sam were robbed. Way too bad. Stupid Hung. And you know, he's best friends with Marcel. Bleck!!

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