October 29, 2008 I went to Raleigh where I met with fellow blogger Ilina from Dirt and Noise. We headed to Mr. & Mrs. Scott in Raleigh for an open house meet and greet held by Women for Obama where they met Edie Falco, Carmella from The Sopranos and her lovely mother.
Here is a picture of me, yeah you know I wanted to crop that out of there ;-)
I really thought others might want to talk with her so I didn't want to monopolize her time. There weren't a lot of people clamoring to speak with her so I did manage to have several little conversations with her. She is an awesome, down to earth person.
What was definitely the greatest moment was when I was speaking to Edie's Mom and we were talking about NY. She asked me where I was from in NY and I said the Island then we moved to upstate NY.
"Oh where upstate," she asked.
"A very small town in upstate, I am sure you haven't heard of it, TOWNVILLE (name disguised for Edie's sake) )."
"TOWNVILLE, TOWNVILLE OMG really? Edie, Edie, EDIE come here," she screams across the room LOL only a NYer LOL "you won't believe this. This girl grew up in TOWNVILLE."
Edie "No way St. John Rd" (again name disguised).
"Oh wow that is near where I grew up, until I moved down here."
My bonding moment with Edie. Turns out she also does not live far from my aunt in Manhattan.
Afterwards Ilin and I headed downtown for the Obama Raleigh. We had press access - her for her blog Dirt and Noise and I had access for Truthful Journalism.
I am still gathering, viewing and editing all the videos and pictures. We will update the site tomorrow evening with all the information.
In the meantime here is a picture of the crowd gathering for the rally.
I actually swallowed my fear and went up on a scissor lift to get this picture and others. They figured there were over 25,000 people at this rally in Raleigh North Carolina.