Thursday, May 29, 2008

Brush with Fame in Baltimore

I'm enjoying a lovely view of the Inner Harbor from my room at the Hilton Garden Inn this evening. What I'd expected to be an utterly banal stay has in fact turned out to be quite the opposite.

I'd spent the day at a conference (alas, not related to writing) and came back to the hotel to find the lobby filled with a whole bunch of folks who looked, dressed and acted a lot cooler than me, and two camera crews and a humongo tour bus outside the front door. Turns out the Making the Band finalists are playing here tomorrow night and they're staying right here in this very establishment.

Sitting in the lobby were two ladies from Danity Kane (the second from the left and the fourth from the left).

I rode the elevator with a member of Day 26 (the dude with the corn rows), who helpfully explained to my clueless self who all these people were and why they were here.

I'm pretty much a reality TV junkie but have somehow managed to miss both seasons of this show. Now that I'm tight with one of the top contestants, I may just have to start watching.

Later, as I relaxed in my room, a fantastic fireworks display started up right outside my window. Not sure if this is a nightly occurrence on the harbor, but it was a nice surprise to me.

Re: the conference ... it was work related and so I won't bore you with a recap, except to point you to this very funny video one of the presenters showed, a spoof on FaceBook.


Jonathan said...


Joe is bragging about this post over at NovaTownHall. Please don't let the cool Making the Band finalists know about your husband's "conservative" blog. The utter squareness of NovaTownHall wouldn't play very well.

LindaBudz said...

Thanks for the tip, Jonathan! Mum's the word. Peace out. (Do cool people still say "peace out"?)

rilla said...

Hey Linda,
nice to know you are hobnobbing with the hoipoloi. Will you still be willing to talk to the little people, boring old children's writers??

Joe Budzinski said...

Hey we are "hep" at NVTH, as you kids say, you just have to get to know us.

LindaBudz said...

rilla, don't fret. I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like you. Hard to believe, but true.

Lauren said...

That Facebook spoof is hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

LindaBudz said...

Hi, Lauren! See my newest post (June 6) ... if you find me on FaceBook and invite me to be your friend, I promise to confirm!