I am a tremendous dork.
Case in point: my obsession with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
I have seen the entire series at least three times through (and Angel almost twice through) and I can name the entire cast and an inappropriate number of the guest stars. For some reason (I’m gonna say it was the whole “high school is hell” thing) that show just really resonated with me as a teenager and I still love it.
Anyways, I was at church for Charlotte’s baptism on Sunday (more on that once the rest of the grandparents send me pictures) and we excused ourselves to the cry room for the sermon (my kid loves to make her presence known). There is a lovely older gentleman who watches the service in the cry room because he can’t sit on the pews and he likes the baby a lot. He always tells me about his grandkids in LA and is always asking about the baby. He’s a really lovely man and I enjoy having someone to hang out with
Anyways, we start talking and he mentions that his daughter is an actress. I asked him if she’d done anything I’d ever heard of. I figured at best she’d be like my friend from college who has made quite a living as an extra (she was at Jim and Pam’s wedding on The Office) and has done four episodes of a Showtime show I’ve never actually seen.
Yeah, nope. He said she was on an entire season of Buffy (my husband says I can’t tell you who it is out of respect for her and her family’s privacy. And I really like her dad, so I’m gonna respect that). I immediately suspected his daughter had played redacted. Because I have that show memorized.
And then he mentioned she had also done a teen movie that I am ashamed to admit I’ve seen many times.
I promptly blurt out “wait, your daughter is redacted!? She’s gorgeous!”
I think I might have come off as a stalker. Just a little.
Ok, fine, a lot. Also, maybe a little bit of a lesbian?
Playing it cool has never been my strong suit.