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The day I met Steve Waugh

So on Friday the 13th, this happened:

With Steve Waugh

With Steve Waugh

Yes, I met the man. The legend. The one and only Steve Waugh.

He was signing his book ‘The Meaning of Luck‘ at my local Big W store. He’d previously done a book signing in November but it was during the day and I couldn’t take time off work. Last night though, I found out he was going to be doing it again tonight at 6 pm. Which worked out perfectly for me.

So I went. Purchased the book. Stood in the line. And actually saw and spoke to Steve Waugh! Got my book signed by him. When I told him the name I wanted it addressed to, he asked if it was me. And said it was a nice name but I’d have to spell it {yeah, that’s common…in India and here!}. I confirmed it was me and added that I’d been a fan since I was 11. And then got the photo with him. And continued to have a cheesy grin on my face long past that! πŸ˜€

I have seen him around before as he lives in the local area. Mostly in our local shopping centre and once at the movies. But of course, each time he has been with his family and I didn’t think it was appropriate to ambush him! I bought his autobiography when it came out in 2005 and loved it. He has been one of the first cricketers I’ve admired and it’s because of him, I started to support the Australian cricket team and began to love Australia.

So now I’ve met Gilly and Steve Waugh — two men I have admired for years. And I couldn’t be happier! All that’s left now is to meet our current captain courageous and I’ll be set in cricketing terms. πŸ˜€

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Smita
    13 December 2013 at 8:36 pm

    As I said on FB Look at your expression….reached heaven types!! πŸ˜€
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Haha…it was almost that sort of feeling! πŸ˜€

  • Smita
    13 December 2013 at 8:36 pm

    As I said on FB Look at your expression….reached heaven types!! πŸ˜€
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:47 pm

      Haha…it was almost that sort of feeling! πŸ˜€

  • R's Mom
    13 December 2013 at 8:52 pm

    hahahhaah! I dont know what fascinated me more, the look of lovely delight on your face or seeing Steve Waugh’s photo πŸ™‚ I do admire him a lot myself..he and Adam Gilchrist both..at least we agree on that eh?

    Awesome awesome awesome πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:48 pm

      It has to be the look of delight on my face! πŸ˜‰ But yes, we do agree on Gilly and him… πŸ˜€

  • R's Mom
    13 December 2013 at 8:52 pm

    hahahhaah! I dont know what fascinated me more, the look of lovely delight on your face or seeing Steve Waugh’s photo πŸ™‚ I do admire him a lot myself..he and Adam Gilchrist both..at least we agree on that eh?

    Awesome awesome awesome πŸ™‚
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:48 pm

      It has to be the look of delight on my face! πŸ˜‰ But yes, we do agree on Gilly and him… πŸ˜€

  • NS
    13 December 2013 at 11:57 pm

    This is fabulous! Congrats, girl.. Good you took a photo and captured the moment..
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:48 pm

      I’m glad he was open to having a photo taken. So stoked! πŸ˜€

  • NS
    13 December 2013 at 11:57 pm

    This is fabulous! Congrats, girl.. Good you took a photo and captured the moment..
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:48 pm

      I’m glad he was open to having a photo taken. So stoked! πŸ˜€

  • Raindrop
    14 December 2013 at 2:37 am

    Wow! is all I can mutter right now. Speechless!
    Lucky gal!
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Truly lucky… πŸ™‚ He does live in my local area though and I’ve seen him around a few times before. Just never wanted to intrude and ask for an autograph/picture when he was with his family.

  • Raindrop
    14 December 2013 at 2:37 am

    Wow! is all I can mutter right now. Speechless!
    Lucky gal!
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:49 pm

      Truly lucky… πŸ™‚ He does live in my local area though and I’ve seen him around a few times before. Just never wanted to intrude and ask for an autograph/picture when he was with his family.

  • Avada Kedavra
    14 December 2013 at 4:42 am

    wow that’s great. you are one lucky girl. Even though I don’t follow cricket much now, I used to watch cricket when Steve Waugh used to play.
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:50 pm

      It’s awesome because he was one of the first cricketers I liked and admired. So yes, it’s really fortunate that I end up living locally to him!

  • Avada Kedavra
    14 December 2013 at 4:42 am

    wow that’s great. you are one lucky girl. Even though I don’t follow cricket much now, I used to watch cricket when Steve Waugh used to play.
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    • Psych Babbler
      16 December 2013 at 6:50 pm

      It’s awesome because he was one of the first cricketers I liked and admired. So yes, it’s really fortunate that I end up living locally to him!