Monday, October 15, 2012
Martha Martha Martha!
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I celeb spotted Martha Stewart during her book signing at Grand Central Station.
Of course I had to join in with the other folks taking pictures (there were about 25 of them), or my sister would just not believe me. So I brazenly walked in front of them and took out my little smartphone and snapped a shot.
Naturally someone else brazenly stepped in front of me to take a shot as well. I had to laugh - Martha paparazzi!
My DH wanted to know why I didn't go up and meet her. The reason is simple. It was not in my budget! It was, after all, a book signing and I would have had to buy her book. Actually I'm not even sure which one it was - baking, cooking, crafting, sewing - but someone mentioned it was over $60. Too much for my pocketbook especially when you consider that my mother taught me to bake, cook, craft and sew.
Maybe I'll get it one day if I see it at one of the street vendor's book tables.
At any rate, I actually felt a bit sorry for this multi-millionaire. She looked perfectly fit, tanned, and made-up, but not very happy about having to sit at a tiny little table in the corner of Grand Central Station. And she has to do it for 2 days - during rush hour. It didn't seem to be an ideal location.
Of course, to make the most of it, she was filming the signing for something or another - the little disclaimer posters were posted here and there. So she'll get the $ from her signing, the publicity for doing it at Grand Central Station and the film clips to be used in more programs and promotional spots.
All in all, not a bad days work, I guess.
Me? Well, no one wanted an autograph for "Haiku Seasons", so I just went to catch my train. Maybe next time.