Going to conventions by myself can present challenges. One such problem is finding someone to take the pictures of me with the various celebrities. Sometimes, there just is nobody right there when I need someone.
Debbie Gibson solved that problem for me, by having someone working her table with her. The assistant was able and willing to take our picture. The only problem was that the room was dark and needed a flash.
Of course, I had no idea how to get my camera in flash mode. Debbie Gibson to the rescue!
Debbie took my camera and fiddled with it for about 10 seconds. She not only figured out how to put the flash on, she turned it back off for me when we were done, but taught me how to do it.
Aside from this being a very cool thing for Debbie to do and it making a fun little story, it also brings up one point, which I am sure my faithful readers and friends will question. Was this all a clever ruse on my part to spend time with the lovely Debbie? While it did allow me a few extra precious moments and while that would have been pretty smart on my part, I must admit that my ignorance of my own camera was indeed legit. Sometimes though, ignorance is bliss, like the few extra moments I spent with the lovely Debbie Gibson!
Debbie Gibson and me in Rosemont, IL-September 2013.