This morning I received a one-in-a-million phone call from a friend:
"Shelley, you're going to hate me if you don't get this. Your one and only love of your life is at Angelo's right now."
Now, Angelo's is a little cafe across the street from my lab. But, could it be? Could my one true love REALLY be there?
As I walked past Angelo's and looked into the window, my young heart skipped a beat. Imposing profile.......well-shined head.....booming Shakespearean voice???? It was him! Jean-Luc Picard!
Well, actually, Patrick Stewart. Ever since I was a kid I made no bones about the enormous crush I've had on Mr. Stewart, and to have him in my town only feet away from me was almost more than I could bear! So, what did I do? Well I was way too shy to go in and bother him during his lunch so I just skulked around outside by the window, catching furtive looks at his gleaming noggin when I could.
All that separated us was a bit of glass, and yet, so much more. ::sigh:: Make it so.
Cool! But did you at least ask him to vote for you?!
Somehow in all my drooling and fawning, I forgot. :)
Doh! You march right back there young lady, and approach that gleaming noggin. Don't think of him as Captain Picard, think of him as King Richard in Robin Hood - Men In Tights.
Oh you should have gone in there and met him. I'm sure he's used to that sort of thing. And who knows, maybe he reads the scienceblogs!
I guess that's pretty cool. But be SURE to let me know if Gates McFadden shows up in town.
In Angelo's? Cool.
Geez, I haven't been to Angelo's in at least 15 years....
Good job not letting your crush get the best of you. Which is more than I can say for the member of the Conan O'Brien fan-club in this animated re-enactment of their forums.
Oh man, Aerik! Hopefully I'm not THAT pathetic. Eh, I just figured he's a guy that deserves to enjoy his lunch just like everyone else, with no annoying interruptions. Sure, he might have been good-natured about it, but I just didn't want to impose that upon him.
hehe. You can't sink any lower than a fan club like that. With that animation and their "letters from the internet" trilogy, I really appreciate the ability to be skeptical about the apparent tone of people's comments online. They also did a fine job with the character representations based on screen names. "Retard in a Lobster Bib" was pretty obvious lol.
Top #1 reason why Picard is better than Kirk :
Picard is bald!
(Well, at least, Picard is openly bald.)
Why, but there's many a man hath more hair than wit. -- Antipholus of Syracuse, Comedy of Errors
You should have plenty of chances to catch him away from lunch- he'll be in Ann Arbor through the end of November, with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
Best of luck!
Hey Shelly, You should have told him you were a scientist studying hair follicle regeneration. (Skip the part about where.) You might have gotten an audience! I'm a big PS fan too and I'm making a trip to Ann Arbor from Oregon just to see the great one on stage. Now I know where I'm going to have lunch!
A 3rd year Neuroscience Phd candidate and you didn't take advantage of an opportunity to meet Professor X? Shame on you.
Picard IS better than Kirk, even though Shatner is a Canadian:)
Wow! You got to meet Sejanus.
I know this may sound shallow, but as a big fan with a passing resemblanse (above the ears and eyebrows) to the British actor, this post broke the impasse and I've decided to vote for you.