Tag: anecdote

June 2 2012

Late last night, after day two of the Origins Game Fair, I was taking the elevator back up to my room, and in walked a few people along with Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day. I wanted to chat with them so badly, but they are celebrities and were in mid-conversation. I figured they would be annoyed by yet another fanboy interrupting their night, so I decided to politely keep my mouth shut. You can only imagine how hard it was for me to sit there silently because I’d been wanting to chat them up all day. Wil has become one of my favorite human beings because of his entertaining and heartfelt posts on Facebook, and my crush on Felicia probably borders on mental illness.

From the moment they walked into the elevator Wil was talking about this project he was going to be involved in, but he wasn’t allowed to talk about the details due to a non-disclosure agreement. He kept bringing it up, mostly to spare everyone from the dreaded awkward silence. Felicia just kept playing on her phone. I just stood there quietly.

As the elevator continued its annoyingly-fast ascent, people kept getting out. When we reached Felicia’s floor she missed the chance to leave because she was busy playing with her phone. Wil teased her by yelling, “Fail!” And I said a humble prayer of thanks to the geek gods.

Eventually, everyone left the elevator except the three of us. Wil continued to talk about that thing he couldn’t talk about, and that’s when I finally chimed in. I sardonically reassured him that he could talk freely because I wouldn’t tell.

Felicia then said, “Liar! You’re a lying liar. I can tell.”

And that’s how I met your mother.



Anyway, my stop was next, so I begrudgingly started to leave. On the way out I turned to them and said something about how it was really cool to hang out with them, if only for a moment.

Felicia said, “That’s cool. Because I just farted.”

I replied, “That’s okay. Because so did I.”

As the doors closed behind me I heard her yelling, “Oh my God! He farted! That guy totally just farted!”

Felicia was right: I’m a lying liar.

December 7 2011

As I was pulling into the drive-through to get breakfast, I had to stop and wait for an elderly couple to slowly drive out of the way. While I was waiting, a young woman came around the corner and cut in line ahead of me. I was way more annoyed than I probably should’ve been and spent the next few minutes grumbling to myself. In fact, I spent entirely too much time thinking about it because she apparently realized what she’d done. When I got up to the window to pay I was informed that she’d already paid for my breakfast.

Thank you, stranger. Looks like I’ll be paying it forward today.