-Became part of the incredible Friday Nite Specials Cast
-NJCon & DragonCon
-Met my absolute hero, Misha Collins, multiple times
-Also met Jared Padalecki
-Also met Tom Felton, Wil Wheaton, Julie Benz, Christopher Lloyd, Rider Strong, Sean Patrick Flanery, Matt Cohen, Richard Speight Jr., Michael Rosenbaum, Springsteen, Billy Joel, James Marsters, Felicia Day, etc..
-Stood inches away from RDJ and Tom Hanks
-Saw American Idiot on Broadway, second row
-Got a hug/kiss on the cheek from Billie Joe Armstrong
-Saw Mike Birbiglia and Louis C.K. live
-Saw Spiderman on Broadway, first row
-Saw My Chemical Romance live and as close as it gets
-Made up a secret handshake with Misha Collins
-And by secret I mean on stage in front of hundreds of people
-Amazing times in Puerto Rico with the family
-Awesomely epic adventures with best friends in Vermont, New Hope, Manhattan, and pretty much everywhere
-Made new amazing friends I plan on keeping forever
-And finished the year with a bang via GISHWHES madness and all of the insane memories made from it
2012, you have some competition
The “I’ve met” list
Growing up, my dad always told me stories about these amazing celebrities that he ran into constantly right in his own home town: Brooklyn, NY. It used to fascinate me that he would point out someone on my TV screen that I idolized and just say “I remember the first time I bumped into Eddie Murphy…” I was obsessed with his stories and continuously milked him for details on what they were like in real life. Of course, I’ve grown up a lot since then, met more celebrities than I can remember sometimes and am on own path to work in the industry someday. So needless to say, I’m more than aware that celebrities are just regular people. Still, when I hear a celebrity that inspires me is in the area, I don’t pass up on an opportunity to have my moment with them. And I’d probably be lying if I said there aren’t ANY actors/musicians I internally fangirl over. But perhaps the most fulfilling part about it all is to go back and tell my stories to other fans who haven’t gotten an opportunity to meet that idol of theirs and are just dying to know what they’re like.
Which is why I thought I’d construct this masterlist of people I’ve had the opportunity to meet! If you see an idol of yours on here, feel free to message me and ask all about HOW I got to meet them, my best advice on how YOU can meet them, and just how they were in person :) I’ll continue to add people as I remember/meet new ones. So, without further adieu..
Who I’ve met:
(* means I’ve met them more than once)
Sean Patrick Flanery
Richard Speight Jr*
Lou Taylor Pucci
Billie Joe Armstrong
Eveyone in New Found Glory
Everyone in Bowling For Soup
Robert Downey Jr.
Jon Bon Jovi
And uh, Max Bemis held my hand one time.
I was close enough to see Paul McCartney and Paul Rudds sweat drip down their faces when my friends and I saw a Saturday Night Live dress rehearsal. We saw McCartney joke around with the techs before skits started and then later prepare his instruments. We saw Paul Rudd get quickly changed multiple times and then later headbang to Paul McCarntneys mashup of “Give Peace A Chance/A Day In The Life” in the crowd like one of the fans (because he was one.) It was pretty great.
Welp, there ya have it! My master list. Fun times. Feel free to bother me about details if you’re ever really curious about an experience. Or don’t. Either or. You have free will and stuff. That is all. Love you creepily.
SPIKE AND CORDELIA MAKING OUT. VERY SUPERNATURAL, INDEED.
HOME FROM DRAGONCON
I’M BACK, BABYDOLL. And I have nothing to do today but tell you guys ALL. ABOUT. IT. And there is some GOOD stuff, too. This weekend was absolutely flawless and I don’t know HOW I got so lucky. I had extended time with everyone I wanted to meet and even people I didn’t care for meeting originally but was glad I did. And I barely spent a dime!
But I need feedback from you guys…there’s A LOT of stuff. Like, my 3 days of Misha alone would get it’s own slot. That’s why I mostly tweeted everything for people who just wanted highlights but there was a lot more to each. So what would you guys rather me do… a.) make master posts about EACH DAY, b.) master posts about EACH PERSON, c.) master posts about each CAST (including their panel if I saw it), d.) VIDEO explanations of each person, e.) VIDEO explanations of each cast (including their panel if I saw it), or f.) just let you guys message me a name/panel/event and if you want a written response or video response to it with my experience?
I’M EXPLODING WITH STORIEEEESSS I CAN’T EVENNNN.
To the people asking me if I’m sure I’m playing actual Misha in WWF
Yes, I watched him plug my name into his phone and we played some of it while we were together. His username is NOT “MishaCollins” like everyone thinks it is. He said that person is a fake. His name is actually much more of what you’d expect a Misha username to be, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to tell people it or not? I’ll ask him tomorrow when I see him.
Basically, I hung out with Mish so many times this weekend that he calls me by name when he see’s me and every time he’s like “dude, why the hell are you taking so long to make your move? I can’t play words with friends at this slow pace it’s KILLING me!” And I’m like “Mish…I’M BEATING YOU!” And he says he has a strategy and that “you’re going down in flames, you’ll see.”
I promise you I’ll give you the full stories along with my stories about my experience with the rest of the cast, Wil Wheaton, Sam Huntington, Felicia Day, Michael Rosenbaum, Julie Benz, Christopher Lloyd, James Marsters, Nicholas Brendon, Rider Strong and a few more that I met/panels I saw. TONIGHT, with pictures, when I get back home. I promise. If you wanna know a little bit about each of those stories check my Twitter: @Jenna_Ration.
Okay I haven’t given you all updates today because I actually haven’t sat down until this second. We left Jersey at 11:30pm last night, made one stop for delicious waffles and arrived in Atlanta at about 1:30 this afternoon. (Much earlier than expected.) I know, what a drive. But it’s okay because I love road trips like Misha loves wormstaches. As soon as we got here we saw a line of people sporting Supernatural, Dr. Horrible, Dr. Who, Firefly and superhero tshirts galore wrapped around a building. Yeah, we were in the right place. Or so we thought.
After an hour and a half of waiting in a seemingly endless line in the 90 degree ‘Hotlanta’ weather with NO shade, a guy decides to finally do his job and comes down the line to make sure we’re all there for ‘registration.’ That’s cool, only me and my best friend weren’t there for registration. We were there for WILL CALL. Turns out, there IS NO LINE for Will Call. We walked out of the line we didn’t belong in to the Will Call line and literally had our badges in seconds. We weren’t really bummed about wasted time, though. We got to meet a lot of cool people and ultimately we were too focused on NOT having two more hours of waiting in the sun. Pretty lucky that we found out at all, if ya ask me. The next few hours were spent scoping the hotels out, eating our favorite meals at Hard Rock, and highlighting our weekend schedules like mad men. (It was NOT unlike the scene from A Beautiful Mind.)
Long story short…we got here earlier than expected, finished our schedules with minimum stress, found out although I’m missing my own casts Rocky Horror for this weekend I get to meet other Rocky casts here at a huge live performance Saturday, and I’m slowly realizing the reality of being in the presence of Misha, James, Mark, Wil, and a million other cool people in mere hours. I’ll keep you guys filled in on awesome shizz as the weekend goes on and if you asked me for a certain autograph I wrote you and the celeb down so I will be on the hunt. I have a good feeling about them, luck seems to be on our side already.
check my Twitter for more frequent updates
Lovely followers… READ.
I’m headed to Atlanta tonight for DragonCon. MEANING, although it’s not going to be ALL I post, I will be live blogging a lot of it for the next few days. Just off the top of my head I know I’ll be giving updates on the Supernatural panel, the Buffy panel, and cool stories about any other fun panels/events/celebs I may run into.
That being said, if you have NO INTEREST in Supernatural and/or the cast, Buffy and/or the cast, Back to the Future, Dr. Horrible, Rocky Horror, Wil Wheaton, etc… I PROMISE I will not over blog about it and that I will also continue to blog whatever other stuff I usually blog that 600+ of you continue to stick around for (film stuff, music stuff, other shows…whatever, I don’t know.) I will refrain from posting about EVERY SINGLE little thing I fangirl about. That’s what my Twitter is for ;) I usually live tweet every ridiculous thing down to Misha’s breathing pattern for stuff like this and live blog the bigger, more important/informative/humorous updates that I think a large portion of you guys would actually be into.
Sound good? Right on. Thank you for continuing to be the greatest followers in the history of followers. I love you all in the creepiest way possible. Because creeper love is deeper love.