On October 21, I started an awesome new job.
On November 3, I crushed my sub-4 goal at the New York City Marathon.
And on December 14, I saw Mr. Will Ferrell at a bar.
I AM OBSESSED WITH HIM, SO THIS IS MAJOR and definitely up there with a new job and marathon goal-crushing.
Yesterday, I started feeling like I had a cold, so I decided to skip planned drinks with friends in favor of rest.
I was in my jammies, all ready to go to sleep, when I saw one of the girls post on Facebook that Will Ferrell was at the bar they were at, Harlow.
ARE YOU STILL THERE? IS HE STILL THERE?
She answered yes, and yes, and I got ready faster than I ever have and hopped into a cab.
I walked in and couldn’t find my friends, so I made a beeline for the bar and ordered a glass of bubbly. I must have looked so sketchy as I just kept looking around the bar, hoping to either see my friends or Mr. Ferrell. The bartender and I started making small talk, and I told her that I’d rallied because I heard Will Ferrell was there.
“Oh, yeah. He’s in that private room behind us.”
There was a glass wall separating the bar from the private room area, AND SURE ENOUGH, WILL AND VIVECA (his wife, obvs, it’s not weird at all that I know her name) were about 20 feet from me, right in my line of vision.
I DIED. I felt like I’d won the lottery.
Any time anyone walked out of the room, I turned to see if it was him. Nope.
I stood there and thought about what I’d say to him if he happened to walk over the bar to me and say, “Hello, I couldn’t help but notice that we share the same affinity for elf culture.” Would I just stand there and quote his movies to him? Would I tell him OMG HOW MUCH I LOVE HIM? Would I tell him that we have the same marathon PR? (P.S. Competitor had a great interview with him the other day about his running. P.P.S I just Athlinks stalked him and he has done a whole bunch of races under his own name!)
As it turned out, my friends found me while I was contemplating this, and I went to join them at the table. As people in his party started leaving the private room, I basically turned and stared to see if he’d come out, flanked by the other members of the Channel 4 newsteam.
I probably blew up my own spot being a total fangirl, because he went out the other door.
But since I first saw Elf in 2004, I’ve dreamed of this day, seriously. I’m meeting Jillian Michaels at an event next month, and then I can basically die of celebrity sighting happiness.
Anchorman 2 comes out Wednesday but I am being a complete and utter fangirl and doing the Super Ticket so that I can see it tomorrow. I’ve waited nearly 10 years for this. I can’t wait two more days.
Favorite Will Ferrell movie? And/or favorite Will Ferrell scene? What’s your best celeb sighting or whom would you die to see somewhere?