UPDATE: Mom has called me twice from the restaurant to confirm that yes, in fact, Todd is taking care of them and is awesome, nice, and hot. Oh, and that the food is fabulous. She was on dessert number 4 the second time she called me. Seriously, if I didn't think I was a Desperate Housedaughter before, I think having a mom that has cooler weekend plans than you with random celebrities she befriends at lunch makes you pretty D.H.-y. Fo' realz.
Ohhhhh NO you will not believe the phone call I just got from my mom who is currently partying it up (under the guise of a dental conference) in NYC with her fellow Iranian lady dentist friends!!!! WHOOAOAOA!!!!
Apparently my mom and her lady friends decided to head to the Park Plaza (pronounced PAhhhk Plahhhzahhh) hotel for lunch, cause, they fancy. So I guess at the Park Plaza they seat you at long tables, so you end up sitting with other random people. So this handsome man sits next to my mom and greets her. She greets him back, and they have a short conversation. When she turns back to her friends, they're all FREAKING OUT. Why??? Because that dude is TODD ENGLISH. YES. And so my mom turns back and starts talking to Todd again, and they become insta-besties. That's right, my mom got game.
So Todd and my mom and her friends chit chat and finally Todd says, "do you ladies have plans for tonight?" To which my mom says, "no, not yet!" So Todd says, "I'm opening my new restaurant Crossbar tonight. Would you please join me at the opening? I'll take care of you." My mom was all, "let me check with my friends, Todd, and we'll get back to you." Ok, that was in my imagination. What they really said was, "YES YES A THOUSAND TIMES YES," and then squealed with delight.
My mom calls me, and casually mentions that Todd English invited her to dinner. WHAT A PLAYA!!!!
Mom, you outdo me all the time, and I'm so proud! Go shake it, sister! And mention to any celebrity you meet that I have an awesome blog and that my sister is a stand-up comedienne. Oh, and take lots of pictures - me and my readers need the dish (pun intended)!