On August 1, 2008, I went on a date with Brad Garrett. Yes, THE Brad Garrett from "Everybody Loves Raymond" and "Til Death". I heard a contest on Q95 and sent in a video for a chance to be one of 10 women to go on a date with him. He's 6'10", funny, and I always thought he was kind of cute on "Raymond". I flew to California July 31 and arrived around 1 a.m. Bright and early I had breakfast with him at some Polish restaurant they closed down for the day. They did my makeup and I spent about 45 minutes with him. The date was shown on www.crackle.com and about five minutes of footage was shown.
Here is the link: www.crackle.com/c/Dating_Brad_Garrett/Linda/2400778
(For the life of me I still can't figure out how to put a live link in here!!)
He was obviously very funny and also very attractive. He acted like he liked me during the date; his comments afterward did not reflect that. Oh well. It was lots of fun anyway! After the date I took a trolley to Manhattan beach and had a nice afternoon. I took the red eye back to Indy that night. My parents are so proud...