Friday, June 27, 2008

Johnny Depp in St. Anne, IL...

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Johnny in Lockport compliments of Tiffany (aka Lawgirl)

Sheesh!
You would think that someone who used to be a video editing professional could get one lousy video uploaded to blogger... Apparently such is not the case, I'll head over to You Tube when I get back tonight and upload. (Yes Johnny is in the video!) For now, I'll just let the pics speak for themselves and commentate later, ciao! ; )

Hi Gabby! Thanks for filling me in on all that happened before we got there.
I hope in the end it was worth the wait for you! I can't wait to hear YOUR story!

Group shot, compliments of Tiffany!

Sexy, Doc, very sexy!
My buddy Evan, I love you man!
Had a ton of fun hanging around waiting for Johnny to wrap! It was hot, hot, HOT! Apparently local businesses were saving their bathrooms form the crowds (who can blame them?) But Tiffany (lawgirl) pulled some strings for Evan and Osh, and that's all I'm gonna say about that!... ; )

As the sun went down, the crowd seemed to DOUBLE every time I turned around to look. I began to be nervous that Johnny wouldn't be allowed to come out and greet us. There was only one thin yellow strip of caution tape between us and where he would need to pass and not much security in sight. I needn't have worried!!! As usual, 'my' Jerry came out and saved the day! I think just his being in the area was a calming presence on the crowd... (It sure worked on me!) First he gathered up all the people who were hanging out parade style (I LOVE small towns!) on their lawns on the other side of the street and got them behind the yellow tape too. The Kankakee Sheriff's department showed up on the scene and lent a very professional police presence to the ambiance, they really ROCKED!
Go Jerry!
My heart almost stopped beating when he stopped RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME!! Tiffany flagged him down and pointed at me (I had a 'thank you' gift I wanted to give Jerry) I think Jerry thought she was pointing at the little boy in front of me. I was soo touched when he crouched down and had a very meaningful conversation with him about his favorite movies and his favorite lines in those movies. It was sooo cute and the little boy was very articulate too! As he finished talking to the boy, I handed him my gift bag. He goes, "What's this?" I said "It's for you Jerry." He pulls the item out of the bag which was a picture frame with 2 pics of our special moment when I got my machete sheath autographed. I had autographed the pic for him and wrote a short note of appreciation on it. His smile of recognition was SO BIG, it really warmed my heart! He turned , started to walk away, then turned back and said, "No bribes ladies..." Ladies plural... = ) It seems he recognized all of us! hmmm....
These are the notes written to Johnny by Movie Star Wife's little girls. They were soo cute! She did get to hand them directly to Jerry after she'd had HER moment with Johnny. This brings me to my sad moment of the evening. The one thing I had in mind as my goal for the day was to make sure that Dawn had her Johnny moment documented as a keepsake. Well, I failed in this goal and actually feel a little ashamed about it. I stood in that spot on the line for most of the day to ensure it would happen. At the very end (near the time JD was getting ready to come out) someone who's name I will not mention decided it would be cool to push her way to the front of the line and encroach upon our spot. At one point she actually said to me, "I hope I'm not crowding you." To which I replied, "Actually you are, a little." (She was touching the backs of my calves, thighs, bottom and side all at the same time, ewww...) She kind of laughed it off like it was a joke and I just let it go. I am pretty claustrophobic and it takes a lot of mental energy to be in a crowd like that anyhow. I was glad I said something at least, and she did move a little but I wish I could be more assertive at times like that and say something like, "Hey, if you wanted this spot, you could have stood here all day and saved it too, now go find another spot." But that's not me... and I'm not proud of it! ; (
So, as the moments wore on, I gave in a bit more, and then some more and finally I was behind all my friends and ended up with this crappy video of the backs of their heads... The part that upsets me is not that this person did this, it's that I LET IT GET TO ME! The fact that I gave her the power to ruin a special moment in time is what really grates on me... Sheesh, get over it already! (says me to myself! LOL)



After it as all over, we took off and stopped at Denny's to help us get our blood sugar back on the map! We did have a lot of laughs there, and Evan supplied us with this one which still makes me chuckle! (Minxie you are always with us even when you aren't...)
Another FUN moment was when we stopped at one of the Oasis' to use the restroom. One of the automatic toilets chose the moment my FRIEND sat down to turn into a bidet instead of a toilet! She screamed so loud! Then the thing just kept on flushing at odd moments... We laughed sooo hard, I had tears in my eyes and my stomach still hurts from all the hysterical laughing and no breathing. OMG!!
All in all, it was a great experience and I am long over my sad moment. Now I just keep remembering the smile on Jerry's face......


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42 comments:

Tamara said...

Hi Shaken!

wow at last your pictures of St.Anne
the pictures are so cool and Funny!
Vicky looks very sexy with her pink sunglasses LOL! and Evan looks so sweet, his face is cute! ^^

Jerry!
always when I see pictures of him, he makes me remember to my grandfather :P
Jerry will be the best bodyguard forever!

I'm so happy that you, Osh and Vicky have had the opportunity to see Johnny again
Greetings Dear!
kisses!

Tamara

shakenbsis said...

Kisses to YOU Tamara, youalways make me smile soo LARGE! ;)

Have a great day...
I'm off to a wedding and can't find anything to wear! grrr...
Wish me luck!

(yes, our Vicky is very sexy... LOL)

Kathy said...

I'm so glad YOU have the energy and the schedule to be a groupie, and I love to see the pics, hear the stories, and meet the people through you! Thanks, Shakes!

shakenbsis said...

Kathy! - LMAO!!! No energy for it, I haven't left the house since!

Rachel Judge said...

Thanks for sharing Shakes :) Of course Jerry was looking dapper as always. Was Sparey around ? hahaha

Hugs to you..

Rachel

Rachel Judge said...

one more suggestion.. try viddler for your video.. michelle led me to that and you can keep you stuff private too!

Blaznfire911 said...

LOL Shakes! I am not THAT sexy! I am working on my blog now, and should have it up within the hour!

vicky

Osh said...

there was a Sparrey sighting at the very end...I dont even think I had a pic of him...I tired and was bumped.

Hi Tamara!

Evan is rather cute, I think so too! He is naughty too!

hugs! Osh

Tamara said...

Luck Shaken!
Wears something that makes you feel comfortable
I hope that you have Fun in the Wedding! :D

muack!

Tamara said...

Hi Osh!
Yeah Evan is so cute ^^
I think all kids are naughty
is natural

be patient with him!!! :D

Rachel Judge said...

Depp Poachers ruin Sparey photos... UHHHHH!!!

~Minxie~ said...

Hi Shakes!!!! Love the pics!!!! Good luck with the video.... I was able to load my George Michael, but they are only 15 seconds long...;)

Thanks for taking "flat Minxie" I am sure she had a blast!!! And thanks to MSW for keeping her safe in the purse!!!!

Glad you all had a great time!!!! Sunday is for catching up on sleep!!! Hell, I can sleep when I die! =0P

Hugs

Osh said...

Hey, have Tiffany email me some pics! I don't have her addy...

pleases and thanksies!

Cybermom said...

Oh, Shaken,
I wish I could've been with you that night, and you with us last night.

One of these days we'll get to hang!
Maybe a Kurth's night with swapping of pics!!

Great post today! Luv it! (Mrs. Lovett?) haha

Lawgirl, nice seeing you again... :) Well for me, was the first time, not JD tho!

lawgirl said...

I guys. I have sent Marcella and Osh pics. If anyone else wants some please email me at ttslaw@yahoo.com. I don't know what happened to my lawgirl account. It is asking for my password, and it is not working. I always use the same variation of passwords so I am very confused. Does anyone know how to find your password if you can't remember it?

lawgirl said...

Hi Cybermom!! I love it!!

Movie Star Wife said...

Hi Betty!
I am just dying to watch your video again. I want to remember better. Thanks again. I have some pics I can e-mail you.
How was the wedding?
I was in the Dells and didn't get home until 11:00pm. The tiredness finally hit me really hard last night. Have a great day!

shakenbsis said...

Sorry Rach, no idea who Sparrey is, not on my radar! lol

Minx, you've been more places with me than you know... details later!

MSW! You've got mail! ; ) I'll send you some pics too as soon as this video finishes...

Peg: I'm pretty sure you are real... I hope to prove it one of these days ;) When you iploaded your YouTube vids was it a lot quicker than Blogger?

Right back at you Tamara!

shakenbsis said...

Tiff!! Did you get your account fixed?!?! scarey...

Rachel Judge said...

You know Sparey... Buck :)

shakenbsis said...

i don't think I know Buck either... I'm such a loser!

Rachel Judge said...

I'll find a picture and email it to you ! You will totally know Sparey. Osh and I have fought about him. He is OMW!!

dj said...

Hi Shakes! It makes me really MAD to hear that someone took your spot after you had been standing there all day. I would have been totally pissed off!! GRRR!! THAT MAKES ME MAD!!

But I am sooooo glad you got to give your special gift to Jerry :) I bet that smile of his was wonderful.

Its sound like all in all you had a good time! I'm happy for you and everyone that got to meet JD one last time. (Except for the person that budged you.) :P

shakenbsis said...

dj! you are sooo sweet! I blame myself though... I didn't have to MOVE! duh...

Rach - OMW, eh???

Blaznfire911 said...

NICE VIDEO! I am actually in it for like 2 seconds LMAO! I will miss all the JD fun!

shakenbsis said...

I know Doc! I was LMAO too, I got everyone's backsides... ; )

~Minxie~ said...

GREAT video Shakes!!!! Oh and Marcella kissed him!!!!! WOW!!!!

I am gonna try for LA tomorrow.... any have any tips for me?
"Minx, you've been more places with me than you know... details later!"
Ok my curiosity is at attention now.... LOL.... please doooo tell! ;)

lawgirl said...

No Shakes, I did not get my account fixed, I had to redo it.

lawgirl said...

I just watched the video, and it makes my heart melt because I can see the exact moment when we made eye contact. He's soo dreamy!!

Movie Star Wife said...

O.K. I don't get it. On the video it looks like he was only with me for a second. In reality, it felt like a few minutes. Hee Hee. Now how do I get a copy of it to keep?

Thanks!

Osh said...

I just looked at the video...it was seconds. Evan had said he doesn't think Johnny even knew who he was.

And Dawn, I know what you mean, in Columbus, he rubbed my arm for at least an hour.

Damn Depp Poachers. Why are we so timid?

dj said...

You know I wasn't going to say anything, but I thought that it looked like he went through the line much faster in that video than he did when we met him in Columbus--but then again it could just could be my imagination.

I think time stood still for me too! :)

shakenbsis said...

Time takes on weird qualities when you are under the Depp Effect...

MSW, I will make you a copy!
Don't think i have the equip to burn anything on this machine tho... it will give me incentive to fix the laptop if that is even possible! LOL

Osh said...

He did go fast DJ, and the time Vicky and I were in Chicago...

It is my personal and professionl opinion that Mr Depp is much more relaxed in Wisconsin. He is a Happy Cow.

lawgirl said...

MSW-if you go to YouTube you can download it from there. It may make it easier on Shakes. I downloaded mine from there.

I know what you guys mean about the time. It seems so much faster on the video than in real life.

shakenbsis said...

Thanks Tiffany! Feel free Dawn! Yeah, I'm a little computer challenged right now as you saw when you were here... LOL!

Nice pic! =)

Osh said...

this is crazy! a gal on another board I am friends with has family in St. Anne's! LOL!

She is the one who thought I would never meet JD. Ever.

Christine said...

Shake, thanks so much for sharing your video. I'm so glad you and your posse had the opportunities to see Johnny. What special memories you have. :)

Thank you so much for sharing them with all of us who couldn't be there to see him or meet him in person.

C

shakenbsis said...

Oh my gosh! Than YOU Christine! You hve helped sooo much to make all of this real for me. I have so much appreciated how much efort you put into sharing the real historical facts, and the stories behind the stories (esp the women!) That has made it all so much more special for me ;)

Judge said...

Just a random ? but how does one download stuff from youtube? I didn't know that was possible!

I learn something new everyday on the blogs :)

Shakes - love your video. Hugs sweetie!!

shakenbsis said...

Hey Rach!
Tiffany posted sometwhere last night I think how to do that. You ahve to do it while it is playing? Then there is a button to push that says download? Haven't seen it yet myself! Prolly be hard to find in all the comments yesterday!!! LOL

Judge said...

Thanks Shakes!! Now that we are mind melding.... I loved that on Cranky's blog. Well you know.. great minds think alike.