Wednesday, September 12, 2007

I Met Elliott Yamin today!

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I couldn't keep you all hanging any longer with my tease I left this morning! I met Elliott Yamin (former American Idol Finalist) today at work. Not only did I meet him but I hung out in a conference room alone with him for about 35 minutes! He had a meeting at my company today (sorry I'm not going to say where I work). The first part of the meeting he was here to attend was with our people and his people so I had to keep him company while they met. I thought it would only be about 15 minutes but it was 35 minutes at least! I took him on a quick tour upstairs and a bunch of girls recognized him...all I could hear is giggling when we walked away. We went back down to our little conference room which was so HOT! I was talking to him and all I could think about is how hot I was (and not because of him, he's way too young to get me hot in that way). I really thought I was having serious hot flashes! I felt so relieved when he said it is hot in here and took off his jacket! Next thing I know a bunch of the giggling girls from upstairs come to the conference room (the door was open) and asked if they could get pictures with him. They were prepared with the camera phones in hand. They left and another guy came down and wanted his picture taken. It was fun. Amazingly I was not as nervous as I thought I would be. He's a really nice, down to earth guy and easy to talk to. I asked him about all the places he's been since American Idol and he said he really likes visiting new places. I asked him about his mom...if you watched American Idol, she was always there in the audience.

The picture above is Elliott leaving our company. The picture below is him autographing a photo for my daughter. I also got an autographed CD. I had my picture taken with him but it is too bad to even post here. I look like an Amazon next to him....he's really short and I had heels on. I also had a double chin somehow appear in that photo...yuck, it's one of those photos that you just want to trash.
I was a Elliott fan before I met him but now I really like him! NICE, NICE GUY! The type of guy that when he shakes your hand he looks into your eyes! I was VERY IMPRESSED!


Here is his video just in case you don't know who he is (I can't imagine that though)!


38 comments:

Lisa said...

Cindy that is so cool! I love the reference to Hot! LOL And the hot flashes! I know what that feels like! :) What a great experience for you! He was very nice to oblige! I bet your pics were fine! Thanks for sharing your day! Lisa :)

Anonymous said...

Ha, haaaa....being the old woman that I am, I have no idea who Elliott Yamin is but I do know about the show.Since you were such a fan, I know it must have been totally awesome for you!!! Bet your daughter just about flipped out when she saw the autographed pic.
Great day for you! bj

nanassetta said...

What a wonderful day for you! Thanks for sharing! Please visit Elliott's fan site! http://www.etrainstation.com. We can all share in the Elliott love!

www.NeereAnDearCreations.com/wordpress said...

Hello,

I am from Elliott's home town and we are all so proud of him... He is a super talented person and his mom is adorable.. an itty bitty little thing... they are very close... can you tell?

LOVE YOUR BLOG

JO

Vintage Rose Collection said...

Cindy, HOW EXCITING to meet him in person...What a thrill that must have been.. Im a big fan as well...

You were funny about your hot flashes..Saved by the high tempertures... :)
Jo-Anne

Mary said...

What fun Cindy - we love Elliot and he always seemed like such a sweetie on Idol!
Back to Carmel - what a fun ride, and how about the prices of those cottages/mansions, wow!
Thanks for sharing your trip - I haven't been that way in many years.

Miss Janice said...

My hubby is a hugh Elliott fan! I am a fan of all the American Idol singers...love that show!
Miss Janice

Anonymous said...

Too COOL! Thanks for posting the Youtube. He's great!

~elaine~

Ginger said...

Okay I don't feel so out of it because I didn't know who he was either but I do know the show. But he sure is cute!!! That must of been a fun day for you.

Sue said...

No matter how old we are, we can still goo and gaa! He is cute, and sounds great.Unfortunately, I have trouble keeping up with Aussie Idol, but I love the show!
Sue
PS Those homes are gorgeous, and it looks expensive, but lovely to drive through.

Anonymous said...

Oh you lucky , lucky lady!!! I'm even older than you and go gaa-gaa over him. LOL LOL In my books he is the "TRUE AMERICAN IDOL"!! His CD has been in my car player since I got it. I saw him in concert this past Spring and am going to see him again in November!! Excellent show!!!
Thanks so much for sharing you day with us!! Bev :)

Angie said...

How Wonderful for you! Thanks for sharing your experience. Come visit www.yamin-it.com, a fan based community for him! Isn't he just amazing?

TinaTx said...

How exciting for you! We are big AI fans here - it has priority on the TiVo! (well, hubby and I watch, the boys roll their eyes!)
I hear ya about the hot flashes - they are all too common around here these days too.
Thanks for sharing.
(and I have a picture with Lee Ann Womack that is one of those you want to throw away - I probably weigh twice what she does!)

Marilyn said...

Wow, Cindy! Elliott was my favorite on Idol! You lucky girl!
Oh, and the hot flashes....I've been having them since I was 31 yo because of surgery. Now 20 years later I'm still having them. I'm trying to invent away to "freeze" myself but still function....LOL.

Penny Carlson said...

How fun! I love Elliott. He always seemed so nice on the show.
Penny

Debbie P said...

I'm an Elliott Yamin fan; love Elliott! I can imagine that he is just as nice in person, as he appeared to be on idol. Lucky you!

Terri and Bob said...

What fun! I loved his voice. I am hoping to see/hear more from him!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Wow Cindy, that is really cool! What a great job you have :)

Mary said...

How cool was that? I have a good friend who is a HUGE Idol fan; I'm sending her a link to your blog right now! So glad you had a great day!
xoxo,
Mary

wee_moggie said...

Cindy, I am so happy for you that you met our wonderful Elliott. I am also very happy to know I am not the only Elliott fan in Campbell! CAMPBELL LOVES ELLIOTT! Please join us at the Etrain, Elliott's fan site, at www.etrainstatin.com. We'd love to see you there!

Rosemary said...

That's very cool Cindy.
Glad you got to meet someone nice.
I do know who he is, because my husband and I always watch American Idol.
I notice now that he has perfect teeth. (I always notice teeth)
Hope you have another great day today!
Rosemary

Abbie said...

OMGoodness! That's so great. Thanks for sharing.
My son's been buggingme to get his CD for weeks now.

Nunnie's Attic said...

Very cool!
Love,
Julie

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Oh, you lucky girl! He was one of my very favorites & I watched every American Idol show when he was on. Love that video & I'm sure you enjoyed your day big time! What a cutie!

Kathy

Helen said...

Cindy,
Awesome posts this week!!! The u-tube song was great I downloaded on my i-pod. I appreciate all you do for our blogging community. Thanks so much Cindy.
Cheers to you,
Helen

joan said...

That's so cool. I wouldn't have posted a picture either if it showed a double chin. It happens sometime. Sounds like fun.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy! I didn't know who Elliott was either. Thanks for the YouTube clip...he's a cutie and I actually like the song!How neat that you got to meet him!

Brenda said...

Great that you got to share sometime with him. I bet he enjoyed you too. He really looks good. Has he had some work done on his teeth since idol? I always liked him there and thought his relationship with his mom was great.

Gayla said...

How totally cool! I think he sounds like a very nice person. I'm so glad you got to meet him.

Robyn said...

OH you lucky ducky! That is fantastic! Good show!

sabalsmom said...

You are too cool for school my friend...

DY

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Cindy, how exciting! I liked Elliot's voice very much, he's a great singer. Lucky you to meet him.

Rhoda

the feathered nest said...

Very cool! He seems like a nice down to earth kind of guy.

Manuela

Shelley Jo said...

Oh, my! That is so cool. I absolutely ADORE Elliott. (I'm 40 something, BTW.) Love his voice, love his music. Got his CD as soon as it came out. I'm so envious of you. :-)

Susie Q said...

I know you had such a wonderful time Cindy! He did seem like such a nice guy on the show so it is nice to know he really is!
So glad you had such fun!

Hugs,
Sue

Rosemary said...

Sounds like you have a fun job! I like his music too :)

Lallee said...

How wonderful. I think Elliott is a wonderful young man, and I'm hoping his career is very successful. I really enjoy his singing.

Anonymous said...

Hi Cindy, Elliott graduated high school with my best friend's daughter and she says he was an absolute sweetheart in school. I'm glad you got to meet him and congrats on your spaces on RMS!!!