2.18.2012

Me+Giuliana Rancic. On The Phone.

Oh you guys.
As you may or may not know {which if you know anything at all..you do know}
I am mildly obsessed with Giuliana Rancic, or as we refer to her in our household--"G".
Okay, so maybe just I call her G but still.
You get the point.
I love the her.
I love her fashion.
Her personality.
Oh, and her husband.
Bill if you are reading--
If ever you find yourself say..alone, in Chicago for the evening...
I'm only a 2 hour drive away.
Just sayin'.

Anyhow, back to what I was saying.
So the other day, my good friend Twitter {which I am now forever indebted to} informed me that Giuliana was answering the phones at their new restaurant RPM Italian to take reservations.
Well it just so happened that I needed to make reservations at their new restaurant.
So naturally I freak out when I see the tweet--
grab my old school 1990's phone-
and dial.
And this is what I get:

The beautiful, hilarious, amazeballs G herself.
Talking to me.
I think it went a little somethin' like this:
G-"RPM Italian, this is Giuliana can I help you?!"
Me-"SHUUUUUUUUUT UP! Is it seriously you?!?!"
By this point I am 100% acting like those crazy obsessed 12 year old girls who just saw Justin Bieber for the first time.
Dancing, shaking hands, and nerves so bad that I swear I am going to throw up.
Anyhow.
The conversation continues...

Me-"Oh my gosh, I am freaking out right now. Hold on--I have to grab my camera and video tape this!"
G-"Actually you don't need to tape it because we are filming for the show right now...
This will be aired on TV"

...I mentioned I thought I was going to throw up right?

Long story short, I get transferred to somebody to actually make the reservations.
By this time I realize, I neeeeeed a video.
Because what if their show gets all crazy and makes a horrible decision to edit me out of the show?
I needed proof people.
So I beg ask kindly to speak to Giuliana again.
The girl tells me they are in the middle of taping.
I tell her I am in the middle of ripping her face off if I don't speak with Giuliana again.
That's a joke people.
It was only a thought that crossed my mind, calm down.
Anyhow, the sweet girl miraciously connects me with Giuliana again.
And this is what happens....


A few things to point out before you watch--
I had just awoken from a nap.
I was still in work clothes
{Surprisingly enough, I don't normally wear embroidered cardigans with my place of employment written all over the front}
I have hardly any make-up on my face.
My pants were undone.
Oh right, you can't see that part.
And I mentioned my phone is from the 90's right?
Last but not least, I talk over her.
Who the ?!? does that to Giuliana Rancic?
Nobody except me apparently.
#RookieMistake.

Okay but seriously, back to the reason of this post---
She has a little somethin' she would like to say to you all...


Now if you will please excuse me,
I am off to finish the rest of the most amazing day of my life.

PS. If you are in the Chicago area--make reservations at RPM Italian.

G & B...
I leave you with one final thing.
xoxo

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91 comments:

  1. This is the coolest ever! I absolutely love her, too!

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  2. holy cow! I kept waiting for the part of the post that said, "just kidding!" you truly are having an AMAZING day! ppsshh...and I thought I was having an amazing day because I just vacuumed 3 rooms!

    rach
    modestemusings.blogspot.com

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  3. That is so awesome! And my husband has that phone haha

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  4. DUUUUDE! What the what?! That's too awesome! I love her! She's been a huge encouragement in her whole infertility struggle and I just want to give her the biggest hug!

    You're quick thinking with the whole asking her to say hi to you're readers. Smart cookie! Now, I wonder if I can get a hold of Tina Fey to do that for me? ;)

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  5. I think you kept your cool pretty good! I would have been stumbling all over myself! :)

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  6. First thing first- Girl, you are hilarious! Never commented on your blog, but been a long time reader..and I thought I'd just say that I loveeee it!

    I live around the Chicago area and had my fiance make reservations for us today too- He was also one of the lucky ones that got to speak to Giuliana! We are both big fans of the Rancics ourselves and have met them two times!

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  7. I AM DYING/FREAKING OUT/DYING SO MORE over this...you have no idea my love G...I am literally acting like a child over here. YOU are the smartest ever recording your convo, oh my word, you just made my daaaaaay!!! :)

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  8. AGH!! Too cool, I'm so jealous! They better not edit you out of the show!

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  9. this is so freaking awesome! love her- she's the cutest! hopefully this will make the aired footage! this reminds me of how i felt when i talked on the phone with john mayer-- my fave claim to fame! enjoy the rest of your fabulous day! :)

    write up your ali

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  10. That is so amazing! I'm so glad you were able to tape this, and props to G for giving a shout-out to all of us. Love it!

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  11. I am so JEALOUS, I LOVE her... I would have been the crazy freaking out crying fan...well maybe not really but that's so exciting for you!!
    xo
    Nicole

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  12. That was amazing! I would be acting the same exact way!

    -Amy
    http://theblankpagesblog.blogspot.com/

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  13. That is SO great! I kinda love G & B too!

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  14. Wow!!!! She's so gonna be a fan of your blog now and this was way freaking amazing!!!
    The day you met G. And you got it on tape. Props!

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  15. You seriously suck SO much. SO jealous!

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  16. ahhhh! i love this. you are too cute! Giuliana is so sweet!

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  17. That is soo cool!! Lucky you! Cant wait to read your post on the restaurant after you go!

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  18. That ROCKS!!! Seriously that is one of the coolest things ever :-D

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  19. that is awesome!! i may be blocked from your blog but prior to this i never really gave giuliana rancic much thought. but ANYONE sweet enough to do what she did is pretty darn cool in my opinion!! (which i'm SURE will totally change her world).

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  20. How cool. How amazing. How ahhhhh!!! Yay!!

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  21. Haha gal this is sooo adorable! You can totally hear the giddy/excited tone in your voice :) Love it & how awesome that you have a video to prove it! {great call} ;)

    Have a lovely rest of the weekend!

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  22. This is AWESOME! I love Guiliana! She's a truly beautiful woman.

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  23. Oh wow! What an amazing day for you! :) I love G, too! She is so beautiful, and this is probably one of the coolest Blog posts ever! :)

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  24. Love this!! I love her too! That is so awesome! Glad you could get to speak with her!! I met neil patrick harris at my gym and without make up he actually looks his age, and I mistakenly went up to him and said "do you know you look like neil patrick harris?" And his response.."I am neil patrick harris." and he laughed and I almost died! Whoops! So I know how u feel when u meet a celeb and mess up!

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  25. Amazing! I love her too! We live 2 hours away from Chicago and go there all the time to visit family. I so want to make reservations there once it is opening!

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  26. OMG that was AMAZEBALLS!
    Love G, the hubster and I watch her show and of course E news and I definitely cried when I found out she has/had cancer!
    We love G & Bill!

    alyssaslifestory.blogspot.com

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  27. SO COOL!
    I seriously stopped in the middle of a conversation to read this post and watch your video because your blog plus Giuliana Rancic clearly takes priority over talking to my boyfriend. (Totally kidding.. mostly) I might be a tad bit in love with your blog. It's an addiction, dude. But seriously, that's awesome!!

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  28. OMG! I love love love Giuliana! Congrats to you for getting to talk to her, what a lucky duck :)

    xo Teresa
    www.delightfullydarling.com

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  29. i WOULD just die! OH SHE IS ADORABLE AND I LOVE THIS BLOG AND YOU!:)

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  30. Your posts always make me smile. :) So glad you got to talk to "G". She's an amazing woman.

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  31. You're hilarious! I am a new reader, so I was unaware of your love for Guiliana, but what an awesome thing! So fun!

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  32. Love her too.....and I am laughing out loud right now. Looooove it.

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  33. Oh my wordddddddddddddddd!!!!! Mark this down as the best day of your life!!!! :)

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  34. seriously awesome Erin! LOVE the G.Ran!

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  35. You (and she!) are so adorable! :) Love this!

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  36. This is seriously so awesome!! :)

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  37. THAT IS FRICKIN AWESOME! You are adorable.

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  38. You are hilarious!! When I started reading your blog a few monthes ago, I honestly felt like I had struck GOLD by becoming a loyal follower BEFORE you were "discovered". You and this blog are on your way to BIG things! Keep doing what your doing..you put a smile on a lot of faces with each and every post. P.S. I may or may not have told my husband about "my friend's" converstion wtih G. Is it creepy that I called you my friend? You're just so real and relatable! Thanks for keeping it real!

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  39. I don't know if any amount of money is too much to pay to be in your place right now!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my gosh! So jealous!

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  40. How awesome! I would totally be doing the same if I talked to Tori Spelling!!! :)

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  41. I love love love Giuliana & Bill! That is so awesome that you got to talk to her!!!

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  42. HOW FREAKIN AMAZING IS THIS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!!? And how cute are you??? LOL!!!!!

    Best. Day. Ever. for you!!!!

    She sounds so SWEET!!!!

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  43. CRAZY!!! How cool she did that. I love her even more!

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  44. Wowwww. Really cool! I love her too!! Great post!

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  45. In the words of G "Amazeballs". My sister-in-law got me hooked on Giuliana and Bill so I'm SUPER jealous right now! That's so crazy!!

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  46. That is so awesome! How exciting! I can't believe you got the video!

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  47. that is awesome! how nice of her to do that! you would think usually they wouldn't do that! hope you make it on the show...you have to post if they do!

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  48. Found your blog through Guiliana's twitter and decided to read it during class. And then I read this "I tell her I am in the middle of ripping her face off if I don't speak with Giuliana again." and laughed out loud in the middle of lecture. Love your energy!

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  49. OMG!!!!!!!!!! I hate you!!(not really!!) I am SO SO JEALOUS!! I LOVE G too!! Jer and I watch G&B on style network and I'm obsessed with her on E! News!! You lucky duck!!!!!! :) That is SERIOUSLY amazeballs!!!!!!!

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  50. omg. i'm so jealous! that is sooo amazing! i LOVE Giuliana Rancic! so exciting! and i saw her shout out to you on twitter :) how exciting!

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  51. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Guiliana is so stinking cute! I can't believe you talked to her! I saw her tweet to you last night, and was like "um WHAT?!!?" HAHA :)

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  52. I had seen your tweets about this but couldn't watch the video until now. I LOVE! Go go, girl! You just got a personal shout-out to all LIY readers from G herself! YEAH!

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  53. awww that's awesome! You are like me when I met Rachael Ray a few years ago. LOL I was like "i'm one of your biggest fans! can I take a picture with you?" and she was so nice! It's so funny because my heart was racing and my hands were shaking and she said "you are so cute!" to me. LOL It is so awesome when celebrities are super nice like that! :)


    Giuliana is a big inspiration to women everywhere who have dealt with infertility and I think that's awesome you got to talk to her on the phone! you'll have to tell us how the restaurant is! :)

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  54. AMAZING!!! love it ... cant wait to watch it on TV!! :)

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  55. This is legit the most amazing post to ever hit the blog world! I'm super excited because Guiliana just said Hi to me! I'm loving that she reads your blog now. So amazing :)

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  56. You freaking kill me! You're so cute!

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  57. This made me giggle like a child! This is completely amazing!!!! You are so cool!!!

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  58. Seriously, I would have flipped my shizzz. So awesome. G (I call her that too ha) is my absolute fav!!

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  59. omg! this is the coolest thing ever!! you are so lucky! I love her!

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  60. so awesome! p.s. i love your blog, you're too dang cute!

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  61. I agree...I would totally go crazy...she is my fav...love her show

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  62. You are SOOOOO freaking famous now!!!! How cool is that?!!

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  63. That is amazing! I LOVE her as well! :) SO fun!

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  64. please see the post where you are mentioned here:

    http://fairdalediaries.blogspot.com/2012/02/3-days-of-freedom.html


    this made me so excited you have no idea - as excited as if it had happened to myself!!

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  65. I... have no idea who this is. Like, NONE.

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  66. That is AWESOME! Alright so I totally had to google who you were talking about, but I feel like if I had the chance to just randomly call one of my idols...I'd probably talk over them too. I get that giddy. :)

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  67. OMG my friend just tweeted my your blog link b/c I too am OBESSED with G!! I can't believe you talked to her on the phone!!! That is amazing!!! If you ever find yourself needing someone to go stalk/visit the Rancics.....I am IN!!

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  68. How fun! Aaaaand I love that you have a regular old 1990s phone...I do too!

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  69. OMG that is so cool!! I LOVE her too! I need to finish watching last night's episode! Were you in it???

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  70. That's awesome! I love how excited you are!!

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  71. Oh my goodness...this is more than fantabulous...amazeballz...ohmylanta!

    I would die...and now reading that she reads your tweets and blog! Awesomeness!

    Hands down one of the best vids I've seen :)

    Andie
    Andie's Traveling Pants

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  72. okay now i love you even more!! girl, i am obsessed with g & b too - and i cannot believe you talked with her - ahh so cool! :)

    thanks for telling annie wiltse about the prices @ RPM, because of your advice we WENT after Influence and it was so amazeballs! ;) lol

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  73. Law of attraction guurl! YOU put it to the universe and it came back to you ;)

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  74. somehow I am just seeing this-- hilarious!! love it... and then you got to meet her right? i met her randomly in 2010 (bill too) and they were the nicest people EVER!

    lauren
    www.annacroswell.com

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  75. That is just way too awesome!!! I love her.

    xx
    B
    The Compass Rose

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  76. OMG I'm dying! You're totally famous. Love the work sweater! ;) I used to have a similar uniform!

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  77. From one mildly obsessed "G" fan to another, that was Amazeballs USA!

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  78. Erin, you are adorable! Love how you waved bye to the phone! LOVE LOVE LOVE G!!!
    Also love reading your blog =)

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  79. GR is adorable, absolutely the cutest woman on TV. Her and Bill are the best! :) Congrats to you!!
    xo
    Jamie
    http://www.snapginger.com

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  80. This is so freaking cool! Love it. :)

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)