Captain Lou Albano.
last modified: Saturday, October 28, 2006 (9:38:40 PM)
Rewind to a week ago. Best Buy had a special sales event for customers with "Reward Zone" cards. Typically, we'd never have such a card, but when we were buying appliances for the new house, it kinda made sense. When we bought the washer/dryer combo unit, for example, we received about $100 in gift certificates just for that one purchase. So anyway, we're at this event hoping to maybe score some free swag. During the event, there were incentives to make purchases (of course).

Senor leans over to me and says:

"You know, Captain Lou is going to be at Comicon next weekend."

"Really? Cool!"

"You should buy the Super Mario Super Show DVD set and have him sign it."

"...hm... nah..."

"Fine. But you'll regret it."

I really did like the idea, but I thought, "I should save my money." In short, I'm such a fool.

Fast forward to today, we attend Comicon and there's Captain Lou. Looking at me. Knowing full and well that I'm dying for an autograph from him. I look over and Senor gives me the "told ya so" look of disgrace.

Thus, we rush to Best Buy and pick up the Super Mario Super Show DVD set and rush back to the convention. I bolt over to Captain Lou's table and sit my DVD set in front of him. He proceeds to sign it (addressed to me and everything! EEE!)

Senor asks if he can snap a couple pics of us together. Lou wraps his arm around me like a big ol' teddy bear and I giggle. Then, after the first pic is snapped, he smooches my ear! Hehehe! Senor asks if he can take another picture with Lou kissing my cheek. I think Lou was gonna do that anyway, so it worked out >;)

I gush about how much I loved watching Lou's wrestling career and the Mario show. He was such a sweet heart. We hug and he tells me what a lovely lady I am. I was totally beet red by the end of it and could barely speak.

It was just too cool to meet Lou in person and have him sign the DVDs. I was (and still am) such a huge Nintendo fan and have such fond memories of watching the cartoon. Today rocked so freakin' hard.

Sorry, just HAD to gush about this. I know it's not the biggest of big deals, but it definitely was for me. Lou Albano is such a nice guy too. Very polite and just hilarious.

As for cels, I have about 100 to scan and almost zero intention of scanning them. Heh. Oh! I almost forgot! The open house recap. It's officially over now and I'd love to hear about other people's experiences during the event. While not everyone was capable of finishing, it was still a ton of fun. I tweaked my gallery based on some suggestions. My GR music video on the front page will now load in IE browsers and regular sized cel descriptions are featured underneath instead of on the right side. Overall, it was a productive affair and a very fun experience. I'd love to do it again.

re: Captain Lou Albano.Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 9:39:24 PM

Lou is one of those guys that acts as an ambassador to wrestling. He is a real down to Earth guy. He, Terry Funk, and Mick Foley were the three nicest guys to meet when I worked for wrestling promotions. Congrats on the meet, it sounds like a real cool day. You gotta post the pics!

re: Captain Lou Albano.Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 12:30:05 AM

Thanks Brian! Lou was so great. I''d give anything to just sit around and have a few drinks with him. I''m sure he''d have some amazing stories to tell. The pictures were cute but not the best quality. Only had a cell phone camera at the time -_- I almost forgot that you''re into wrestling, that''s so great. Thanks for commenting ^_^

re: Captain Lou Albano.Monday, October 30, 2006 - 11:43:15 AM

Considering how much fun you had, I''m sure I had more. I love seeing these things come together for you. Beautiful!