Sunday, September 25, 2005


As regular readers will have noticed, I "catalogue" pretty much all my celebrity sightings here on Misadventures. I'm not necessarily a fan of these people, few of them really float my boat, it's just that I'm a small town boy from the England, who's always been enamored with television and the movies. I recognize them and (hopefully) make witty little asides. The list of "stars" I would really care to see is pretty damn short. Really!

Well, today I hit an absolute high. Maybe even the top of the ladder...

Buffy, the bloody, Vampire Slayer!!!

Sarah Michelle Gellar herself... in the flesh... no Freddie Prince (not that I care).

She's standing in line at the restaurant to get on the waiting list. I turn, see her and my knees go weak. I seriously cannot move!

Cut to: A bit later.

Her party is seated (she's with her mum and some friends), and I overhear her asking Natalie for crayons for the kid with her. It just happens today is the day we're crayonless, but being the manager I find some, take them over, and just start to gush!

It's all a blur, but it went something like this:

"I know this is unprofessional, and I've never done this sort of thing before, but I really wanted to say that I love your work. I just moved from Washington, DC and you were at the top of my list of people I wanted to see. I love everything you've done. I love Buffy! Thank you!"

Her friend makes some joke: "You think that's?... She's my cousin Bertha."
Sarah Michelle: "Big Bertha they used to call me."
Me: "Don't even kid with me on this one. My knees are knocking! Meeting you has just made my entire week."

I get a bunch of "Thank yous" and "You're so sweet" and I finally leave them to their lunch. My heart is racing, the knees still knocking, and I'm almost on the verge of tears (uh?).

Cut again to: Some time later.

I'm doing some managerial sorta stuff at one of the terminals, and Sarah Michelle's mum comes up to me and asks if I had anything I wanted Sarah to sign, Sarah was just wondering? WOW! Of course, no DVD, no MOC action figure, not even a decent piece of paper. I grab a pen, tear a bit of paper out of the receipt terminal and head on over.

Matt -
It was so nice to meet you.
Best wishes,
Sarah Michelle

I gush some more, say thanks and byes, and shake her hand.

And I'm floored. WOW again! How nice and sweet, and... well, that whole expereince just blew me a-bloody-way!!!

Now, if only Spike were to show himself....


jason said...

Oh my gosh!
Oh my gosh!
Oh my gosh!

I am SO jealous and happy for you at the same time!!!

Unbelievable!---That rocks!

(Okay. Now, I'm gushing!)

Jay Six said...

I am so glad to hear she was nice. I would stake myself if I ever had a bad encounter with a former Buffyverse actor. I've always heard how nice they are, especially Alyson Hannigan and Seth Green. Yay for you!!

tampawaterbug said...

It's a good thing you didn't have her sign your uncut penis. That's one nasty vampire that even she couldn't slay.

durban bud said...

That's cool you met her. But you didn't meet Debbie Gibson.

Did you ask her what the hell "Scooby-Doo" was all about?

TOS said...

Leave uncut boys alone twbug! :-P

Now that you have met Buffy you need to meet her vanilla bizarro-twin - Sabrina the Teenage Witch!

tampawaterbug said...

DO NOT make fun of Melissa Joan Hart. Ever.
BTW TOS -- we need to meet. I am living in DC (again).

Matt in San Francisco said...

Ok, I am moving to Los Angeles. This just isn't fair!

I am glad to hear she was nice to her fans - makes me like her even more!