Friday, January 17, 2014

Finally Friday: Celine Dion--My Lady Crush

Jessie’s Bullets: Cock It and Pull It.

Friday, January 17, 2014
  • __***__ lbs. over/under Goal Weight (still not looking at the scale during the marathon training but noticing less jiggly parts...)
  • 1650      Calories Consumed Yesterday (including a post-4-mile-run cookie :)
  • _4__ Units of Caffeinated (or otherwise non-water) Beverages (did you know that bee pollen has energy-inducing effects...gots me some of dat)
  • __5 hrs_ Spent Writing (stole a writing night at Starbucks and got an insane amount of work done...thank you Mr. Hump)
  • _1__ Culinary Delights/Disasters Created With Own Hands (A green smoothie with a little too much green because no one would drink the "nasty-kaka-poopoo")
Once upon a time, all my dreams came true when my sister Julie and I got to go backstage and meet Celine Dion at her original Las Vegas show at Caesar's Palace Coliseum--and oh mon bon Dieu, it was one of the most incroyable moments of my life! It went something like this:

Julie and I went out shopping for some fancy dresses, we practiced singing as loud as we could to her songs (when you turn the volume up really high you almost sound like her--don't tell me you've never done this), and generally went nuts with excitement to get to meet our idol. Julie isn't as obnoxious as me, so when the time came she just smiled and said hello like a normal person would, but not me. Oh no, not me. I had just got back from living in France for eighteen months, and I wanted to impress her with my francophonic charm. So I blurted out how much I love her...and how I know every one of her songs...and how we should be best friends (yanno because if you say it in French it doesn't sound as weird/creepy/desperate/etc.)

And you know how she reacted? Totally gracious! She was so pleased that I was making the effort with her that she touched me (completely disregarding by crazy-person-vibes) and said something back to me in French (I don't remember what it was because I was honestly so fangirling all over the place that my ears didn't work anymore at transmitting information to my brain). And then we took a picture wherein I managed to smile like a glossy-eyed-wierdo who ate too much at the buffet before the show:
(Looking back at this picture, I realize that our taste in "fancy dresses" was more like "Amish dresses"--gah, what were we thinking?!)

Anyway, for years and years...and more excruciatingly long years, I've wanted to go back to one of her shows. Understanding that the backstage thing was a once in a lifetime opportunity, I've just wanted to go and see her new show. We've tried to buy tickets a few times but for one reason or another, it never worked out. Not only do the cheapest tickets cost several hundred dollars, but the last time Mr. Humphries bought them (four months out for my birthday), she cancelled the day before because her voice wasn't optimally primed, or whatever. I don't blame her, after all I love her.

But guess what my Christmas present was this year?!!! Yep, you guessed it: Tickets for this Saturday night! Ahhh, I'm so excited. All my dreams are going to come true...again!

Which dreams of yours are going to come true this weekend?

Also, be sure to jump over to Jolene Perry's blog where she is interviewing me about books I'm reading and stuff. Not only is Jolene my favorite Alaskan, but she is one of the most talented, generous, proficient, soon-to-be-famous-because-her-books-are-amazing friend ever!

Jessie With A Shot At The Night


  1. There is nothing cooler than meeting someone you love! Hope you have an awesome time on Saturday night!!

  2. Awesomeness! Just Awesomeness! Wish I was there and glad you had this experience.

  3. I LOVE Celine!! I made it a goal to see her one day. Have so much fun!

  4. Please, please tell me you're going to chase her in the parking lot, belting out, "I'll be waaaaaaaaaiting for yoooooooou!" ;)

  5. My best friend had one of her French albums back in high school. We learned all the songs in French. It was hours worth of entertainment, only I'm not a great songstress. :)

  6. Hi Jessie! I haven't stopped by in way too long, but so glad I happened upon here tonight! I LOVE Celine Dion!! Not only do I love to hear her sing, but I love to listen to her talk, too. She can be so funny, so sincere, so "normal!" Have a wonderful time!

  7. I am really, really jealous because that is one of my dreams too! Just the other day I was belting out "The Power of Love" while cleaning with my girls. I hope you had a fab, fab time!

  8. Can't wait to hear all about it! And so glad there are people in this world just as obnoxious as me. ;-)