Tell us about someone you met that you always wanted to meet.
Many moons ago – before children and marriage – I was single and could do whatevvver I wanted. I wanted to meet George Takei. He was coming to Columbus, where I lived at the time, to do a book signing.
So I left work early because meeting George Takei was way more important than what I was doing. It was also worth the risk of getting in trouble with my boss. I was totally willing to accept signing the papers that said I was on probation and needed some sort of work intervention.
I bought his book and he signed it. He also signed my autograph book and took a picture with me. He was the nicest man. He was so kind and generous with all of his fans.
Of course, my camera was broken and it didn’t take the picture. I was heartbroken when I found out later. Seriously, I cried in my car. I can’t say how long exactly. It was probably an embarrassing amount of time. I still get a little teary-eyed when I think about it.
In the end, no one noticed that I was not at work. Hence, no papers were signed saying I was a lazy troublemaker. I have my George Takei autograph to keep me warm at night – warm with memories of meeting George Takei. I have no regrets.