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We were in the right place at the right time . . .

Post by Helen8 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:32 pm

. . . and saw and talked to Jason . . . like, 12 times, in passing!

Marianne (Blisster) and I were sitting on chenille-covered chairs in the air conditioned lobby of the Beverly Hilton, wondering if we'd ever see him. We had no idea what time the Brotherhood panel session was or if we'd already missed it. As it turns out, the ballrooms are to the right of the lobby. If we were going to see him, this would be the place. So, we sat and waited.

At 11:45, he walked through the doors. We jumped up and, as he walked to the front desk to check in, I asked him if he would have 5 minutes after the panel discussion to talk with us. He said that he didn't know what the schedule was. He also said that he hadn't slept. (Probably took the red-eye from Rhode Island.) I answered that we were the first to arrive and that DD (Raven) and Angela were on their way. We told him that we would wait patiently until he could give us some time.

The rest of the afternoon, he was ushered/escorted/directed through the lobby, about a dozen times, to the various locations, and each time he apologized for not being able to stop and chat. But we assured him that we were fine. At least we weren't outside behind barracades in the hot sun. We were also well behaved enough that Security didn't bother us.

In the meantime, we saw, in no particular order, David Duchovny, James Remar, Matthew Modine, Natashia McElhone (not sure of the spelling), Christiane Amanpour, one of the Olsen twins (not a fan, so couldn't tell which), Jason Clarke (of course), and the casts of Dexter and Weeds. There were more, but memory fails.

Finally, he came over to us, apologizing again, signed several Lucius pix for the charity auctions, posed for group pictures, and it was all too brief, but enjoyable nevertheless. And I forgot to get my hug, darn it!!

Funny anecdote: Sitting at the opposite side of the lounge from us were two female limo drivers bemused by our encounter. When Jason was finally pulled away from us, one of them asked "Who was that? When we told them, they said, "Who?" (tsk! Typical! :roll: ) We said, "Lucius Malfoy." And I whipped out one of the pix he had signed, and one yelled, "NO WAY!" Uh, WAY!

It was great seeing everyone again. It's been 3 years since we last got together. And Jason was the icing on the cake.

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Post by Gillian » Sat Jul 14, 2007 10:47 pm

Congratulations, Helen! It's great that you got to spend a few minutes with him. I hope you'll post some pics when time allows. We'd really love to see them.

BTW, I'm going to move this to the main board so that more people will see it.

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Post by Helen8 » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:03 pm

I'll post the pix on Monday when the camera and the card reader are in the same location.

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Post by Gillian » Sun Jul 15, 2007 2:30 am

Most excellent.

In the meantime, check out blisster's photos at the FanZone ...

http://p072.ezboard.com/Another-Encount ... 3073.topic

and the images over at Getty* ...

http://editorial.gettyimages.com/Search ... d=75399257

*You'll need to refine your search a little.

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Post by Helen8 » Sun Jul 15, 2007 10:09 am

Marianne's pix are great. My hands never photographed so well. They're actually my best feature, alas.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:54 pm

:woot :D :under

So how'd you get in? Nobody challenged you? What were YOU wearing??!
I'm assuming that, trying to go incognito, you eschewed the Blue Balloons?
Did he remember you???
Moremoremore!!!!

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:23 pm

When DH and I drove up the street to the hotel, there was a security guard sitting in a golf cart right at the entrance of the long drive. That sight intimidated us enough to keep on driving. At the end of the block, I told DH that we should pretend I'm a guest and he's dropping me off. So, we went around the block, drove past the guard up the driveway, passed about 100 parked limos (this must be the place), and he dropped me off at the entrance. (DH went to Venice to hit the antique malls for prospective eBay-bilia.)

And, yes, I forewent the blue balloons in favor of decorum. I wore a dressy Hawaiian shirt and black slacks. We discovered that the sessions were in the International Ballroom, which was right next to where we were sitting in the lobby. Nobody challenged us. We sat quietly, trying to identify all the celebs walking by. I think he remembered me. After all, it's been 3 years since the last encounter.

I Priority-Mailed the photos to you this afternoon, Miss Hils. You should receive them in 2–3 days.

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:26 pm

You are an absolute gem to think of us, Helen!
And :hug to Rob and your fellow conspirators!
(your hands did look lovely! But I was pretty impressed with the rest of your person as well!)

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Post by Chari910 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:38 pm

I think your hair is very pretty, Helen. I like it much better than the style you wore last time we met.

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:48 pm

Um. Where did you see me?

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Post by Chari910 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:06 pm

Heehee, before Marianne cropped you out....

I also made an encounter page here

http://www.jasonisaacsphotoalbumsonline ... 7/page.htm

Let me know if you want me to edit something...

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Post by Helen8 » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:39 pm

Heehee?

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Post by Hilary the Touched » Wed Jul 18, 2007 7:42 pm

Helen, I got your lovely packet in today's mail--thanks for sending them on, and for the sweet note. It was so nice to see something in your handwriting! :hug

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Post by lyra70 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 5:42 am

I am just loving the way that brown belt is hanging! I love the way he looks like he just impatiently threw his clothes on but still looks so fab.

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