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Thursday, November 13, 2008

The Spirit + Heche Collide With a Turnip

She's pretty. She's polite. She spoke to me like we'd known each other forever.

ME: (I extend my hand to her.) My name is Lewis and I just want to take a moment to tell you how nice it is to meet you and how much I've admired your work. (I'm not exactly quite sure to which work I refer, but...oh well....I do like her.)

ANNE HECHE: (Big smiles) Oh, that's so nice of you. It's nice to meet you too, Lewis.

ME: Are you on your way to work?

ANNE HECHE: (Still with amazing pleasantry and looking me straight in the eye.) No, I'm going to see a friend.

We chat on about the weather, brief interlude about politics, and this and that. She never once did not look me straight in the eye with a giant smile. I feel like we could have shared a pint or two with one another.

Oh, and she did ask me to assist her with her belongings. Gladly. Good manners bring about good manners. I was impressed. And she had a good day. I guess we both did. I should have given her my phone number.

And it wasn't all that long before I was meeting my new friend TurnipHed -- another fellow blogger for dinner and ale. He's as big of a smart ass as yours truly. So, I felt right at home....and a bit competitive. He took the time to meet me and spend his time with me...and for that I appreciate his friendship. He's such a nice man. We chatted Canadian viewpoints on this American "thing" we've got going on right now. We blathered on endlessly about airplanes and aircraft. We had a blast with lots of smiles, quite frankly. I know we'll see each other again. He's never been to Portland and I've never been to Toronto. That'll change sometime. Thanks, my friend!

21 comments:

(F)redddy said...

YOU met America's most famous hasbian? Impressive. SURELY you weren't referring to "Men In Trees", were you?!?! :-)

turnipHed said...

Are you trying to make me blush? Tough dudes don't blush! ;-)

-carywd said...

i would have punched the phony, talentless bitch
(just kidding, kind of)

Anonymous said...

you should asked her why she gave up our favorite comedian 'ELLEN'? I did see her years ago at the time her and Ellen were together in downtown Portland.
Edmund

Lemuel said...

Bloggers and stars?! Wow! Now I can say that I know someone who knows someone. Well, sorta. :)

afod said...

Did you forget to take Anne's photo out of your wallet for her signature??!! Glad you had pleasantries all around. You must make quite the attraction.

Will said...

How did I not know that there was a guy as totally hot--we're talking thermonuclear here--as TurnipHed on the web? Clearly my loss--but no longer. I'll be checking in at his blog regularly.

Doug said...

Anne did Ellen for a while, and I like Ellen, so I could say I like what Anne has done.

So did you, like, not wash your hands for as long as possible after touching Anne?

bridgeout said...

Are you for real? What a weird happenstance! I love Doug's comment about Anne & Ellen! LOL!!

johnmichael said...

Isn't it always great to meet new friends? And when someone from Hollywood acts so down to earth..

WAT said...

I'd actually been wondering what she's been up to. She's kind of kooky, but I find her to be a fantastic actress.

Greg said...

Look at you, hobnobbing with the rich and famous. And Anne Heche.

travelling, but not in love said...

Surely you should have said

"oh miss Heche, I always said I'd go to Ellen back in order to meet you. Now just let me Portia bag up here in the overhead locker...."

he he. see what I did?

dit said...

How cool is that. You met two new friends that seem like old ones. Pretty nice feeling.

annie said...

travellin', i actually laughed out loud at that one! my 'much-older' brother always has had the knack for meeting anyone you can think of. someday it'll be ghandi or one of the gremlins. but hey, we can all say we knew him when...or pretend to NOT know him, depending on the circumstance and law enforcement involved.

christopherc said...

It sounds as though you had a fantastic day! Meeting new people who are nice and well meaning is always a good karma day!

Anthony said...

You do have all the superstars on board!

Geoff said...

That is so cool. I remember when she was playing identical twins on some soap opera (I was a very young gay kid). It's always fun to meet people like that and if they're rotten...you walk away with a great story. If they're polite and genuine it's a great memory. Good for you Lewis!

Breenlantern said...

anne hesch AND another blogger? I feel so...so...cheap...and un-special...i thought you only traveled for me :-(

CJ said...

That blows my mind about her but not Turnip. You must bring out the best in people Lewis.

Mark in DE said...

Sounds like a very nice day!

Mark :-)