Sunday, March 13, 2011
Ashton Kutcher and I Traded Cameras!
A 'chase' was held by Nikon via Ashton over Twitter. Clint had read up about it and the first people to figure out clues to show up at 4 different spots from 10am-1pm on the hour were to win prizes until they ran out. We found out that the prizes were a brand new Nikon Coolpix S9100 so we quickly took showers and headed out for the last check in at 1pm because that is all we had time left for. Chad was at a lunch break for his conference so he was able to meet up with us but only briefly. We got our clue for the last check-in and after realizing it was at The Driskell hotel (several blocks away) we headed that way. We finally spotted the bus in the back so we went and stood in line to hopefully get our new cameras. We did not make it in time because once we got there we were told they had ran out of cameras but we could wait in line to see Ashton. We decided to go ahead and wait to see if we would be able to see Ashton. At this point we were nearly first in line so we would be pretty close to him when he came off the bus. Later one of the workers said that Ashton would be coming out in a little while to give away 5 cameras randomly.
awesome. So, the Nikon video crew asked us 5 to come over and they shot a video of us telling about what had just happened. I did not know what to say because I was overwhelmed with excitement of receiving a new camera from a celebrity. So, I said something along the lines of..."Ashton Kutcher gave me this camera!" hahaha what a nerd. I wonder where my famous words will end up...?? I have a few more pictures to come...and a video that Chad took with his phone when he was giving us our cameras. He's back at his conference though so that will have to hold off. I just couldn't wait to share the moment with everyone!! It definitely made for one EXCITING day. And, the new camera is one beast of a machine. Thank you Ashton! Thank you Nikon!