Photobombing David Archuleta

Guess who photobombed David Archuleta tonight??????  I’ll give you a hint:

It was MEEEEEE!!!!!

Here’s the story:

So I was spending my Friday night the way any good Mormon would – hanging out at the LDS temple in Oakdale, MN.  As always, all the teenagers were hanging out at the baptismal font when all of a sudden the room became electrified.  People started getting excited and heads started turning.  This was a familiar scene I remembered from my own teenage years at the baptismal font.  Back when I was a teen, it meant that one of the girls’ wet, white jumpsuits was a little more transparent than it should have been.  That would light up a pew of 15 year-old boys like nothing else.  But that wasn’t the case this time – luckily, they’re making the jumpsuits out of much thicker material these days.  This time, it meant that David Archuleta had just entered the room.

Actually, I wasn’t even in the temple when he showed up.  I was across the street playing kickball with all the kids whose parents were at the temple.  Turns out, somebody’s got to be the babysitter, and for a lot of reasons, kickball is more my style.  So while I was across the street kicking around a blue rubber ball with some 5 year-olds, my wife and the teenagers were fawning over Mr. Archuleta while they were supposed to be communing with God.

So what’s a dude like David Archuleta doing in the LDS temple in the Twin Cities on a Friday night?  Just performing vicarious ordinances for the dead, obviously.

After all the religious stuff was over, everyone (including me and the 5 year-olds) hung out for a while and ate pizza, and Mr. Archuleta was there, too.  I didn’t actually talk to him because he was constantly surrounded by a group of at least 5 excited ladies at all times, but it’s just as well.  I don’t know what I’d say to him anyway.

“So, uh, David.  You were on American Idol or something, right?  Did you win?”

He seemed like a really nice guy, actually.  And if I sound a little snarky towards him, it’s only because I’m jealous that he looked good in his skinny pants tonight and I had to throw all my skinny pants away a few months ago because they don’t fit anymore.

9 thoughts on “Photobombing David Archuleta”

  1. Strange as it sounds, I miss temple night in Minneapolis. Haven't been to a temple night since we moved. But in all honesty, pretty sure kick ball is more my style too. That's my post secret. 🙂

  2. That's freakin' hilarious. Was he here in concert or something? My stake's conference was last weekend. I was out of town but they said a GA was coming… maybe they didn't round up enough people for the choir and had to fly in a heavy hitter.Hmmm. And speaking of my stake, I'm still bitter that my ward was unceremoniously removed from the Mpls stake & dropped in Anoka. We cover downtown Mpls, fergawdsake!

  3. @Darcey – We can drown our sorrows by eating cute cookies shaped like fighter jets.

    @Raina – If you're ever in town on ward temple night, we'll get a game of kickball going with the kids together.

    @Anonymous – Thanks.

    @david – HA. you're right. I hear next month they're having Steve Young.

    @Ren – I don't think David Archuleta is a GA, yet. It must have been someone else.

    @Lilly – I'm glad someone else thinks it's funny. Some people just don't get photobombing.

    Also, I really want to stress to everyone that even though this post is a little snarky, he really did come off as a very genuine and down-to-earth sort of guy.

  4. I had never heard of the David before reading this post. Don't think I'd be able to pick him out of a crowd. That's what I get when I don't watch TV or listen to the radio.

    The only famous person (that I recognize and REMEMBER seeing) was Stephen Colbert in Canada at the Olympics. I totally stalked and photobombed him as he was trying to sneak away onto a little, 2-seater prop plane. Awesome.

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