Francis Conroy signed autograph six feet under poster

I am bushed, I know I say this a lot, and truth is I usually am bushed… Lol, I worked an 11 hour day running an event and I am just sitting down to the computer. I looked at the time and texted my friends Megan, M’Lou, and Janna. Megan didn’t want to leave the house, then M’Lou said she was very tired, and I didn’t get a response from Janna. So I figured hey, I’m staying in and not going to be able to try and get Ms. Francis Conroy at her play The Subject Was Roses also starring Mr. Martin Sheen. Tonight is the last night, Erica and I had planned on trying so many different times, but alas something pressing always came up. Oh well…. Then I got a text Janna was down if I would drive… I was out like a flash, for the love of Francis Conroy let’s go!

8:29 p.m. – I’m running out the door. The play started at 6:30 so… well, I’m not expecting much but I figure it’s Sunday, traffic will be light, and since it’s the last night the stars might be cleaning out the dressing rooms saying goodbye etc… Okay, I might be reaching, but you know…

8:35 p.m. – Janna just got in the car and said the play has a running time of one hour and forty five minutes…. Crap! Ah well… off we go…

8:46 p.m. – I have my Six Feet Under poster I’ve been trying to finish for years and I brought The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising DVD for my friend Scott. He likes those strange fantasy movies… God bless him.

8:49 p.m. – Okay, well we just arrived downtown… Downtown is scary, the lights are not much brighter there, and you can’t forget all your troubles, or forget all your cares and go Downtown. Downtown causes the troubles and cares… Just an FYI…. Oh yeah, and we’re lost…

9:01 p.m. – We just found a place to park. Where that is exactly… well, we don’t know… The Disney Concert Hall is in the distance so I know we’re going the right way. Sigh…

9:11 p.m. – Wow, can we get any later! LOL… We are walking up the steps of the Mark Taper Forum, and… walking right past us is Brian Geraghty from The Hurt Locker who is also in the play with Francis, wearing a beret and a striped sailor shirt. He looks at us with wide eyes like he’s hoping we don’t approach him, and runs right past. We now have hope Francis is still inside!

9:25 p.m. – Still lingering by the stage door… nothing yet… not a sign at all… man… Megan said we should try in the basement… hmmmmm….

9:34 p.m. – Janna just said seeing Brian was a ruse and the world is just toying with us. Grumble. We’re going to head downstairs…

9:43 p.m. – We’re in the parking structure now… We don’t see many cars, and this just feels hopeless… ah well… Time to head home.

9:48 p.m. – As we are walking I say to Janna, they have to have a cast party somewhere and I mention possibly the Disney concert hall. She says no, if they were going to have a cast party it would be someplace small like this restaurant and points to the restaurant we’re walking next to. We look inside and there is a party going on. We look closer and I say to Janna, that guy looks like he has a sailor suit on. We walk a little bit back, and take a better look. Sure enough, that’s Brian. Janna says, ‘Do you see Francis?” I say, “Nope, I… Wait, Brian’s talking to Francis!” YAY! So, we do a high five dance, and take a seat outside a little farther back.

9:54 p.m. – So random… I’m getting nervous, it’s so strange the people I get nervous about… Leonardo DiCaprio, not a problem, Naomi Watts, eh… No biggie, now FRANCIS CONROY… there’s someone to get nervous about! Lol… I’m just so random! But you know how it is, when you have a show you love, and are about to try and meet someone who’s part of it… I love Six Feet Under so much… sigh…

10:04 p.m. – Janna and I are having a fun time though, and it is a beautiful night. We are downtown and could be pummeled to death at any second, but still we’re having fun…

10:11 p.m. – Uh oh… we see movement… yep, that’s her it’s Francis. Janna and I argue about who is going to ask first, and I convince her since she is a girl and shorter, and less intimidating then a six foot three guy I have her go first.

10:12 p.m. – Okay, Francis is out… Janna and I walk up, and Janna and I almost in unison say, “Ms. Conroy would you mind if we get a quick autograph?” She is with a friend and stops. She looks us up and down, and says, “I normally don’t do this. Did you see the play?” Janna says, “Oh we were waiting by the stage door, and we didn’t see you.” Francis cuts her off, and glared at me… She says again, “Did you see the play?” I stutter out…”Well, I’m unemployed, and couldn’t really afford to get tickets….” I know I babbled some more but I don’t remember what exactly I said. Francis says, “There are $20.00 rush tickets available.” My mouth just dropped. Janna and I were just aghast. I think all the color must have drained from our faces… Francis says again, “I normally don’t do this, but I will do it.” She is about to sign The Seeker DVD and Janna asks her to make it out to Scott. Francis stops. She looks up, and says, “Who’s Scott, What’s Scott going to do with this?”

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10:14 p.m. – I stopped, and said, “I don’t know, I don’t even know why he likes it, I didn’t like it!” I couldn’t help myself! Francis says, “Well, it was just a terrible movie, the director didn’t get anything and the whole thing got recut and it’s just terrible. Maybe some of the deleted scenes are on the DVD but I just don’t know.” At this point, I am at a loss as of what to say… What do you say to that… In this situation, what can you say? If you ask a celebrity to sign a DVD that someone obviously likes, and to have the celebrity say, “it’s a terrible movie” it’s just like… deflating… Ah well, Francis signed my Six Feet under poster as well, and we thanked her. Her friend says, “Goodbye thanks so much!” I think her friend was kind of appalled as well or just felt bad for us. Sigh.. You know the old adage never meet your idols… well… lol… in this case it was true.
Francis Conroy signed autograph six feet under poster
10:32 p.m. – On a side note, I talked to Scott and he is planning on making his DVD cover into origami and displaying it proudly.

10:43 p.m. – Scott is now planning on taking his DVD and making a shelter for very small gnomes.
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10:46 p.m. – The new plan is for Scott to take his DVD, make it into a paper airplane and use it like a carrier pigeon to pass messages across this beautiful country of ours.

10:54 p.m. – At this point we now feel as if Scott should take his DVD, fold it, and use it as a sexual contraceptive.

If you have any ideas for Scott and what he should do with his signed DVD feel free to comment on the section to the right. Only the bizarre or unique suggestions will be considered.

originally published by mike sametz as Mike Gets Around on www.mishmashmagazine.com