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28 June 2005 @ 01:14 pm
I am so sweaty!  
Maybe it's bragging, but I'm going to share my good-karma brownie points with the world. Anonymous karma points would probably be more humble, but pffft.

When I went down to our company cafe around 11:15 today to get a soda, I found out that Bruce Campbell was doing a book signing here at noon. The girl who runs the cafe told me. She was torn up, because her boss wouldn't let her go to the event and she was his "biggest fan!" Hee. She was adorable. Even though I'm not really a fan when it comes to celebrities, I said I'd go--what the hell, it could be fun--and buy a book for her and have it signed. She told me her name, gave me her money, etc.

So at noon I go and wait in line and then get seated; it turns out he's doing Q&A too, for half an hour, then the signing. So I sit and listen and I didn't mind at all; he was *awesome*. Just funny as hell and obviously a nice guy. I loved it.

So, then it's time for the signing and I discover a few things: 1) it's his policy only to sign books, though if you have a book, he will also sign something else, and 2) they had sold out of the books at the *beginning*. So I went and gave the cafe girl back her money and apologized. I was so bummed for her.

*Then* I thought, jeez, I spent all that time, I might as well *try* to get him to sign an envelope or something for her. So I grabbed one and went back in line. The event handler was taking names to put on post-its, and she said with regret that I had to have a book, and she said, "You know, you could always run and go get one from a bookstore." Because he would probably be there a while longer.

So I got the girl's money back and I RAN, like, ten blocks to the nearest bookstore, out of breath--there were a few of us there, actually, hee--and then ran back. God. So, sweaty and out of breath, I came back and got in line and had him sign it for her.

I feel all happy because I missed my lunch hour and I got exercise and I made this girl's day. And you know, this was just A MORAL IMPERATIVE. Her idol was sitting *fifty feet* away from her just down the hall! And her boss wouldn't let her go! Jesus. I'm only sorry she missed his talk.

Now I want to go rent Evil Dead and watch it again.

But first, to work.
calligrafiti on June 28th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
That was incredibly nice of you! I think you've earned a trans-Atlantic flight with Jack Davenport in the seat next to yours, if fandom karma works at all.
Anna S.: jack-davenport2eliade on June 28th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
Dude--how did you know I'd want to sit next to Jack Davenport?! I almost used his icon on this post! :D
(no subject) - calligrafiti on June 28th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - eliade on June 28th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)
rubywisp: rubies by winterliverubywisp on June 28th, 2005 08:18 pm (UTC)
You are the awesomest.


(I need a ::heart:: icon. Hrmpf.)
Anna S.: harry-pottereliade on June 28th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
I heart you too, baby. :D *SQUISH*
(no subject) - rubywisp on June 28th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Estepheia: Chanceestepheia on June 28th, 2005 08:19 pm (UTC)
I'm sure all this is good karma, if only because it makes you feel like you've done a good deed.
Good deeds are healthy for the soul. :-)
A carbonated fusion beverage!: aadvarkswmbo on June 28th, 2005 08:23 pm (UTC)
You have so much karma you are good for *life*! That girl's boss, on the other hand, is an ant.
Kristinadesoto_hia873 on June 28th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
You so nice. :-)
julia_herejulia_here on June 28th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
You deserve brownie points with extra brownies, is all I can say (speaking of which, TJs brownie mix has all that addictive goodness we expect from all their chocolate products, damn them).

Bruse Campbell! Squeee! I am a Briscoe County Jr. fangirl myself.

Julia, and he's the next best radio interviewee ever; Sherman Alexie being the best
KJV: Supergirl REJECTEDkjv31 on June 28th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC)
KLATU BARATA ...uh...um...
B-b-but when you removed the book from the bookstore, did you speak THE WORDS?
Anna S.: brian-fuckeliade on June 28th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Re: KLATU BARATA ...uh...um...
Ummm...NO! Oh dear god. What will happen to me?! o.O
(no subject) - kjv31 on June 28th, 2005 08:51 pm (UTC) (Expand)
z_rayne on June 28th, 2005 08:32 pm (UTC)
Yay for you and your good karma!
Barbrahirah on June 28th, 2005 08:33 pm (UTC)
You are a saint! I'm going to burn a candle to you. :)
wyoluvrwyoluvr on June 28th, 2005 08:41 pm (UTC)
man, that earns you a truckload of good fannish karma.
Laura Stone: Have a ponystoney321 on June 28th, 2005 08:46 pm (UTC)
YOU ARE AWESOME. (And so is Bruce.) Have a cake pony.

That is all.
The Spikespike21 on June 28th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC)
Bruce Campbell live is worth running 10 blocks for. He is a lovely lovely man who treats his fans like people, with respect and everything. You have served the Fangods well. *g*
laurashapiro on June 28th, 2005 09:09 pm (UTC)
You are a wonderful human being. (:
Sylvikefishsanwitt on June 28th, 2005 09:26 pm (UTC)
I can see your good-karma brownie points on the rise :) What a great thing you did!
aimeelicious: flair_byveelaoferisedaimeelicious on June 28th, 2005 09:32 pm (UTC)
You definitely worked some good karma there! That was a really nice thing to do, I imagine she appreciated your efforts very much. What a jerk she has for a boss!