Ruth Zavitsanos

January 14, 2009

Meeting John O’Hurley

Filed under: Previous Posts — ruthz621 @ 12:59 am


We were there for our husbands (giggle, giggle). Yes, we were getting to the bookstore early to purchase books for our husbands (giggle, giggle). We had to get front row seats to assure the author would sign the books we were getting for our husbands (giggle, giggle).  Then, John O’Hurley, actor, author, singer and man of several well known voices descended down the escalator, so very handsome even from afar, we knew our front row seats would pay off in more ways than one.
O’Hurley is perhaps best known for his role as Jay Peterman on Seinfeld, a show our husbands are fans of too.  Recently, O’Hurley was at our local Barnes & Nobles to do a book signing for his latest books, Before Your Dog Can Eat Your Homework, First You Have to Do it and It’s Okay to Miss the Bed on the First Jump.
Both of these books were inspired by lessons the author learned from his dogs over the years. My friend and I enjoyed listening to him read from his book as his voice is extremely pleasing to the ear. He then did a Jay Peterman monologue that brought one woman to tears of happiness and certainly the rest of the audience roaring with laughter. He talked about his life and his many involvements, projects and future endeavors, including a Christmas CD, an inspirational speaking tour, and time to be spent at his newly purchased home on a lake in Vermont with his wife and son.
After sharing a great deal of his diversified life with us, he took questions from the audience, one of which came from a seven year old who asked him what it was like to be on Nickelodeon’s “Josh and Drake.” The little boy’s face lit up when O’Hurley told him he also did the voice of King Neptune on Spongebob.  He then signed books and graciously took photos with patrons.
The evening was exciting, enjoyable and entertaining.  My friend and I managed to buy gifts for our husbands while feasting our eyes on a handsome man with a very enticing voice who brought back memories of a television show that is in our opinion the best sitcom ever.  And, we were pleased to be seated just a few feet away from Jay Peterman, King Neptune, Host to Family Feud, dog-loving author, and voice behind BEN-FM ads, as we discovered the man behind it all to be very charming, kind, and giving of himself.  Thank You John O’Hurley for a fabulous night of gift shopping for our husbands.

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