Giddy as a school girl

I mentioned the other day that Paul Menard was coming to town today for an appearance at the new Menards over in Moorhead. I left work at 4pm so I could go get in line. I guess I didn’t have to leave so early. I got there about 4:30pm or so and there were only 2 other people in line* … a guy and his kid. But I’m still glad I got there early. I took pics of Paul’s car and Matt Crafton’s truck (he was there too, but my plan was to kidnap see Paul). Since I was so early and bored, I was texting Carla (from work). She said she’d be my getaway driver if I needed one if I followed through with my plan to kidnap Paul, but of course I chickened out. I don’t think I would have gotten very far anyways … LOL.

I snapped a couple of pics of Paul when he was signing stuff for the people in front of me. Then it was my turn. I had bought a hat at the other Menards (in West Fargo) last Friday. And they had some hero cards that they were signing (good thing too since I didn’t have anything for Matt to sign). He signed my hat and asked my name so he could put it on the hero card. And I asked him if I could get a picture with him. He said yes … :dancin: The guy behind me in line was nice enough the take the pic for me. Paul put his arm around me and I put mine around him for the pic … :hugs: That SO made my year. :thud: Here’s the pic. It turned out really good … except for me … LOL. Robin … don’t hit me for saying that … LOL.

Paul and Me

I need to resize the other pics I took and put copyrights on ’em, and then I’ll put them up on my photo gallery. I’ll post the link after I get that done. I think I should eat first. I’m flying high right now and probably will be all nite (hell … probably for the rest of the week), so I’ve got the energy to get it done.

Now I just need to meet Dale Jr, Martin Truex Jr, and Scott Riggs, and I can die happy … 😀

I shoulda stuck around ’til the appearance was done (8pm) and tried my kidnap plan then. Maybe I should go back and hide out and wait for him and grab him. :hmm: Nah … better not. That’s no way to make an impression … :G-LOL:

* That is there were only 2 people in front of me when I got there, but 3 when Paul got there. Some bitch decided she was just going to plop herself at the front of the line … in front of everyone else who was patiently standing in line. I mean, the guy in front of me had been there since 4. And who in the hell budges in front of a kid (who couldn’t have been more than 10 years old). I gave her some pretty nasty looks, but apparently it didn’t phase her. The guys behind me were going to go say something to her. But I think they came to the same conclusion I did … it just wasn’t worth it. Who wants to start a scene. And besides … I wasn’t gonna get thrown out of the store before I got to meet Paul. :love: