9.14.2011

that time i ran into shia labeouf...

Blazer: Jcrew Dress: Down East Shoes: Target

So when we graduate from high school my parents like to give us a big gift. They base this gift on our passions and interests, something they think we will really love. For example, my older sister Kira is an amazing oboist. She is actually a professional oboist now, but when she graduated high school she was going off to school to play and so my parents got her a brand new beautiful Oboe. My siblings interests all seemed so obvious to me, and when it came to my senior year, I had no idea what I would be getting. I have always been a lover of history and travel, and so when my parents sat me down and told me that me and my mother would be going to Europe, I was BEYOND excited/surprised. I was so giddy and so thrilled. Why do I bring this up?! Well one of the places we went to was London, of course, and we were touring around on those lovely double decker buses. There I am absorbing the sites in London, when guess who walks onto the bus?! Shia Labeouf. My mouth just dropped right open because I have been a fan of his since Even Stevens and then when he played in one of my favorite childhood books on the big screen (Holes) I was hooked. I was little surprised because he was shorter then you would imagine, but still, I was STAR STRUCK. I got the nerve to go and sit up right behind him, and my mom kept telling me to ask him for a picture (I mean who runs into famous people and actually has their camera with them?! lucky right?!)
But I couldn't move. I was just staring. Of course he saw me staring, I mean I was the only young person on the whole bus, I don't think anyone else knew who he was. But he looked right at me and kind of smiled, and he knew, that I knew who he was. At one point it looked like he was waiting for me to say something to him, but I couldn't. I remember thinking, "I don't want to interrupt his time off, touring the city. He wants to enjoy himself and not be interrupted by a silly girl like me." Eventually he stood up to get off the bus, and I just continued to stare as he got up and started to walk off, he smiled at me and left. He got off the bus to get onto another one, that is how the tour buses work, they take you to different parts of town etc. and I saw him get onto the next bus, and sit down. Our bus hadn't moved yet, and apart of me wanted to grab my mom and follow him. He pulled out a banana and started eating it, saw I was still starring at him, and smiled again, with a kind of wave attached to it. Then our bus drove away. I can not believe I didn't just say "Hey, I have been a big fan for a long time, mind taking a picture with me?!" How hard would that have been?! I mean I was right there, no crowd of girls fighting me for his attention, nothing. Oh well... I spent the rest of the day thinking how maybe if I had talked to him he would have been swept off his feet and he would have asked me to be his date for his red carpet appearance for the London premier of Transformers. Darn.
So random long point of this story is.... the other day when Donny Osmond walked into the same ice cream store that my mother and I were at... she wasn't going to go up and say hi to him. Then she remembered how I was when I was sitting next to Shia and how I regret not saying anything... and she went up to Donny cool as a cucumber and had a great conversation with him! Lucky woman. Where was my courage when I needed it?! haha I never would have thought of myself as the "star struck" type haha... Oh well, more power to you mama, you go girl! :)

UPDATE to the story... I did get several pictures of the back of his head, some profile shots and him eating a banana. :) haha

61 comments:

  1. Loved this story!
    Happy your mom got to meet Donny Osmond... my mom would have died! lol

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  2. HAHA! Awesome story! Shia is my TV boyfriend. I absolutely love him!
    Glad your mom got to meet Donny Osmond. That's awesome!

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  3. Oh my gosh! Shia went to my high school dances. He is umm...different? LOL. Maybe he has changes in the 8 or so years since then haha! love this cute story!

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  4. I would totally freeze up too. Also, I have that dress but it has pink polka dots. I debated getting the yellow one for weeks, and then it was too late. All gone.

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  5. Hahaha! That is so funny! I can't think of a time I ever met a celebrity...

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  6. CUte outfit - love the colors!

    What a fun (and cute) story. Hehe :) AND - fantastic graduation gift..wow!!

    <3-Cami from First Day of My Life

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  7. I get so easily starstruck, too. I think it's hard not to be!

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  8. Haha! I LOVE this story! I did a post kinda like it a few days ago. http://gavinandlauren.blogspot.com/2011/09/dont-act-fool.html Oh how we act silly around those we call 'famous' lol. Once I met Zac Efron on the set of high school musical. He was super nice. Vanessa Hutchins? Not so much. lol.

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  9. What a great story. I love Shia. Seriously. I met Donny Osmond once when I was in the MTC. He was going to the Provo temple with his wife the same time we were. He is such a nice guy!

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  10. Oh!!! I would be upset and regretful too if I had that opportunity. Your momma is awesome!!

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  11. I absolutely LOVE the outfit you are wearing! Such a beautiful color combination!

    And oh my gosh- wonderful celebrity encounter story!! I actually think I would react the same way if I saw, for example, Michael Bublé. I'd probably be really awkward and creepy in addition to star struck.

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  12. What an awesome story! I love your outfit as well. Yellow and navy is one of my favorite color combos for sure!

    Come check out my post on "High-Waisted Inspirations for Fall"!
    xoxo.
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  13. I love that story!
    Lesson learned:
    Don't let the moment pass you by!

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  14. I would have done the same thing! I love your hair girl

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  15. amazing story! and i'm glad your mom learned from it ;) haha that's awesome.
    xox dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  16. Oh my gosh, this is the best story EVER! I either would have done the exact same thing...or the total opposite. If I would have done the total opposite, then I'm sure I would have embarrassed myself!

    Oh, and I LOVE that dress...I think I just may need to order that from Down East. You look so cute in yellow :)

    p.s. Did you see that I featured you in my latest blog post?? :)

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  17. Great story! Totally made me smile :)
    also, love the expression cool as a cucumber, highly underused in my opinion

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  18. i'm always afraid that I wont even recognize celebrities unless there is a gaggle of people around them. And because of that... i don't think I'm the type to be starstruck either. who knows... maybe i'll run into someone some day.

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  19. this is hysterical. too funny! ;-) way to go with remembering when your mom needed reminded! hehe! ;-)

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  20. 1. those shoes are amazing!
    2. the dress color looks fabulous on you!
    3. LOVE shia labeouf, ever since even stevens!!
    Xo

    http://mrtaylorandhislady.blogspot.com

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  21. Haha. That's hilarious! I totally would have been super scared to say anything though! Now if you ran into him again would you talk to him? Also, that's awesome that your mom talked to Donny Osmond!

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  22. I have loved shia since Even Stevens too! I'll see any movie he's in just because he's in it!

    Even though you didn't get a picture, what a MAGICAL story! Even more magical than just a meet and greet, I'd say.

    You lucky, lucky girl!!

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  23. That's awesome! He is a great actor. I loved Even Stevens and Disturbia. :)
    I am trying to think of who I would like to meet that might make me Star Struck...
    love the yellow dress!

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  24. What a great story! Shia is a cutie after seeing Transformers..haha! Great outfit! I love yellow and blue together!

    XOXO
    Shels
    http://followyourbliss4ever.blogspot.com/

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  25. love your outfit. loove the oxfords.
    looooove/hate that you got to see shia. i want to see those banana/profile pictures NOW!!! i have been a true fan since even stevens. man, i really want an even stevens marathon right now.

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  26. Oh My God, You are so lucky. I love him, he is my favorite.. Nice pictures by the way.

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  27. Wow!!! AWESOME stories!!! :) Dale Jr. ran into me at a Nascar race one too, lol. That's about the coolest moment I had haha

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  28. Awesome story!! And I love that dress! I have that one too and always get lots of compliments when I wear it, nothing like yellow!

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  29. Hahaha what a fun story! I saw Erik Estrada (from CHiPS) in an airport but that's about it...

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  30. obsesed with that outfit of yours! a trip to europe!? that is my dream right there. shia?!! jealous times ten. shia in london? even better! he's a definite celeb crush of mine. and even stevens was by far one of the best shows disney channel ever created.

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  31. I would have been starstruck too :)

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  32. haha that is so funny you couldn't do anything. I have had one celeb run-in and I just tried to act way cool like i didn't recognize them. I too should have asked for a picture.

    And as for this weekend, that would be really fun! Lets see if we can make it happen between our schedules.
    I'll email you.

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  33. Such a funny story! I literally love every movie that he is in :) I love your blazer here too!! Super cute!

    xox
    Kat
    www.maryanddyer.blogspot.com

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  34. You look gorgeous! I love that dress and blazer combo-something I never would have thought of. Dude, I sat next to Zac Efron's dad today at work meeting, and I kept staring at him and just wanted to ask if he could introduce me to his son haha. I mean it was just the dad but I still felt kind of starstruck. I am a dork. If I had been that close to Shia who knows what I would have done!

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  35. I've only had one celebrity siting where I was close enough to talk to the person. It was at a bar, and my girlfriend and I were arguing over whether that guy playing darts was really Craig Sheffer (he was in A River Runs Through It and on One Tree Hill, although this was before One Tree Hill... leave me alone, I'm old!). We approached him and while we discovered it was him, he was a grade A jerk. Maybe he didn't appreciate random chicks interrupting his darts game, but if you are going to be an actor, it seems this sort of goes with the territory. Anyway, at least you can still believe that Shia is a total (smiling, banana-eating, kinda waving) sweetheart!! :)

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  36. two things:
    a. i love that outfit.
    b. i never say anything to celebrities when i see them. I get totally star struck. i turn into a shy 7 year old and want to hide behind my mom. ...even if she's not there... I have no idea why.

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  37. I think I would have done just the same thing as you. I mean, you don't want to feel like the crazy stalker type :)

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  38. I probably would have done the same thing girl ;p

    Cute outfit!

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  39. So funny! I have to say, Shia Labeouf would be a cool celebrity to run into! Even if you did just stare at him without saying a word! :-)

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  40. first of all...i love Shia, all they way from Even Stevens too!
    second of all....ummm, post those pics! i think i NEED to see them!!!
    thirdly...i've had the chance to say something to a celebrity once, and i too totally froze! i didn't think i would have, but i was like a deer in headlights! lol

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  41. Haha we were actually in Chicago and saw him filming a scene for Transformers 3. But it was so far away... I can't imagine being so close to a celebrity. I always think they wouldn't want to be bothered.

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  42. I just got star struck hearing your story. haha I think he is so cute and talented. Swoon! I love me those bad boys. And I bet he will always remember you as that smokin' hot girl that let him have his privacy and enjoy his bus ride. Atta girl! xo

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  43. Love your dress! :) I love meeting celebs! That's so cool! I met Terrence Howard (from Iron Man) at LAX last Friday and got a picture with him! :) It's such a cool feeling!

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  44. Well I'm jealous!! I probably would have drooled all over his banana! I've been a fan since his Even Steven days as well. He's so talented :)

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  45. great story!! laughed so hard :)

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  46. bahaha sounds like me sista! seriously! I definitely would do the same thing! too funny!
    -kar

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  47. I am seriously in love with your outfit!

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  48. What a cute story! An amazing outfit!! I LOVE navy and yellow together! You look gorgeous!

    x Aliya
    www.papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

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  49. I love hearing how others experienced our cities! :) That's awesome he was just on the bus like that, and I imagine I would probably find it hard to say something to someone I'm a fan of.. but I think I'd deffo try as I know I'd regret it as well. That's good your mother spoke to donny!

    M x

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  50. I LOVE SHIA LABEOUF!! haha I would've been soo star struck seeing him. He's so handsome and from the characters he plays, pretty funny :) Lucky girl.

    BTW, how was Europe? That has got to be the most amazing graduation present; one that I would've gladly accepted.

    Anyway, gotta get back to being a new follower and catching up on some posts!

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  51. Ha! He wasn't staring at you 'cuz you knew who he was ;) . I'm sure he would've been SUPER happy to take a picture with you.

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  52. ok, can i just tell you for one moment how incredibly jealous i am of you? i've never been anywhere near a famous person (unless you count a concert and keith urban walked past us while singing) BUT i'm pretty certain i would do the exact same thing as you. although, i hope i wouldn't. but i probably would.

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  53. I LOVE SHIA LABEOUF and I am so totes jealous. And maybe, just maybe I own the seasons of Even Stevens. It's fine. We were meant to be besties.

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  54. Ahhh so freaking jealous right now. I would have done the same thing though, I figure they get that all the time, you know? So I wouldn't want to be yet another fan who bothers him but at the same time it's your one and most likely only chance!! So that's a tough one. All I know is Shia Labeouf is freaking awesome and I am soo incredibly jealous right now.

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  55. LOLOL!! that is so hilarious!! i saw breckin meyer at disneyland and i was super star struck too. and it's not like he's even that famous of a star! but i was still super star struck.

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