Remember Working Out with Bob Barker at BlogHer? Neither do I.

Back in August I boarded a plane in Cleveland to fly to San Diego to attend the Daddy Mommy of all Blogging Conferences, BlogHer. 

I noticed that a lot of my friends, particularly my friends that were into weight loss and exercise, were excited about a particular session.  The spots filled quickly and everyone, whether they were in or not, chatted about it a lot. I was kind of bummed I was going to miss it, because who wouldn’t want to work out and eat breakfast with Bob Barker.

Yes, Bob Barker.  I was as shocked as you are right now that he was leading a workout session and having a breakfast with a bunch of bloggers in San Diego.   I guess he lived close enough and he was a big name.  I mean, I am of the Price is Right generation, but I wasn’t exactly sure what kind of workout it would be.  Visions of Bob Barker wrestling around with Adam Sandler from Happy Gilmore were popping into my head.  I was sure he would ask you to spay or neuter your pets and maybe, just maybe, somebody would get him to say, “The price is wrong, bitch.”

People were worried about their form.  People were worried about what questions to ask him if they got a hold of the microphone during the breakfast session.  People wondered how different he looked in person working out, than on TV.  I wondered if maybe  I was missing something. Was there more to Bob Barker than controlling the pet population and giving away fabulous prizes on TV? I chalked it up to my friends wanting to look hot in their workout gear for a celebrity.

The morning of the workout came and my roommate was getting nervous about going.  She was exhausted and really didn’t want to walk over to the hotel, but it was Bob! She had questions she needed to ask him and hoped that she would get a chance to. I told her that if she was so excited to see him that she probably should, he wasn’t getting any younger and wasn’t making as many TV appearances as he had been in years past.

She just kind of stared blankly at me and blinked a couple of times.  ”Who exactly do you think I am going to see this morning, Heather?” she asked slowly.

I replied, suddenly unsure of myself, “Bob Barker?”

She started laughing so hard she could barely breath and said, “I’m going to see Bob Harper… you know, from The Biggest Loser.”

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  1. IzzyMom says:

    OMG…I’m laughing so hard!!! This might be the best mistaken identity story ever in the history of Aiming Low OR the internet. Barker? Harper? ROFL

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  2. Jamie says:

    This is priceless – I love it!!!

  3. Dusty says:

    So funny!

  4. Al_Pal says:

    That is Awesome. FTR, I didn’t hear about that session at all. Heh. (& I was in SD for the conference!)

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    • I am glad others are laughing with me. I heard about it but I am friends with a bunch of bloggers in that niche, it just cracked me up because they mentioned him by name and I just tuned it out because clearly there is only one Bob in my book.

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  5. Ouida Gabriel says:

    Visiting from Carmen’s. This is so very funny. Thanks for sharing that…and not being worried others would think you were crazy. I kept thinking surely you were off your rocker. Who wouldn’t want to exercise with Bob Barker?? LOL.

    Of course, Bob Harper is way lovely to look at. His smile is amazing you know.

    Ouida Gabriel

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