Okay, here's my blurb:
With some coaxing from a few board members (thanks ExistentialistDilettante and Manda!) I decided to drive up from Phoenix for the last playing. One family emergency and 380 miles later I'm in LA. Kben is the bestest tour guide ever and Manda really is a PR ninja.
It was so weird watching the movie with Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Noah Segan, and Rian Johnson three seats down from me. I don't know how KingofKoins could have even paid attention to the movie, he got an awesome seat right next to them. Somehow AllFiveSenses and I ended up sitting together AND we were the only ones with rolled jean cuffs. I checked.
It was a good crowd (lots of laughs) and the best theater I'd seen the movie in, so I was totally pleased.
Meeting everyone was surreal. ExistentialistDilettante looks excatly like her pics but she's quieter than I thought. Sounds like only because I wasn't at her table! Speaking with Liz was a real treat and meeting the producer (I think that's who he was) was a cool surprise. I was also shocked to discover that I'm taller than both Rian and Noah. I'm the midget in my tribe here in Phoenix.
Having Rian invite everyone out for coffee and pie (oh my! (couldn't resist)) was really nice of him and he paid for everyone's stuff I believe. Rian, I'm sorry but I never thanked you for it. I totally was gonna do it but I was in that strange state of mind called No Sleep. Thanks!
Kben busted out with some her physcic powers, and then Manda did some busting out of her own. I don't know which trick I liked better, its a close tie. As we were all milling out to leave someone pointed out the huge rectangular chunks of fudge they were selling at the deli and exclaimed something like, "It's like a brick!" It truly was. Outside Noah and I had a nice convo about music and everyone said goodbye and dispersed.
I didn't get to say goodbye to everyone and I'm sorry. Like I said, I was all frazzled from my wonderfuly full day. Liz, ExistentialistDilettante, KingofKoins, AllFiveSenses, Eminemily, and anyone else I missed:
Hello! Goodbye! It was great meeting you.
I'm so glad I ditched work and came. Driving back was a bitch (LA traffic! Oi!) but still totally worth it. Special thanks to Kben and miaManda for taking care of me and being totally awesome.
Thanks to everyone for putting up with a dork from the desert. I'm very grateful.