When thinking of what to do for this weeks Throwback Thurs, I was going through my items and thought! OMG! Jack Nicholson! I would love to meet him again sometime but for now, I’m so thankful I had this encounter. He signed a Shining poster for me as well as finished my A Few Good Men poster as well.
It was an amazing day for sure!
Check it out below!
I have been so tired. Thursday, I literally fell asleep coding Pinky’s Fanboy Fail. Can’t even lie. Mid keystroke, I dozed. So, needless to say, I was looking forward to the weekend and more importantly sleeping in.
Well, I got an email from Pinky and she was like, “Are you going to the golf thing on Saturday…” And I was like… “Huh?” Normally, I would have been like, “NO!” But I saw the list and saw that Jack Nicholson could possibly be there along with Adam Baldwin from Firefly and Ms. Darryl Hannah. How, could I not go? Plus, seeing as this was a charity event they said, “autograph seekers encouraged to attend” and it was only five bucks! Sweet!
9:31 a.m. – I just rolled in, found parking and met up with Pinky, Lindsay, Liz, Gregg, and I saw DVD Dave here as well. We all chatted but my main focus as pretty much everyone else was Jack Nicholson.
9:36 a.m. – Besides Adam, Jack and Darryl was Jack Johnson from New Girl a show I’m starting to really like!
9:48 a.m. – Tee off was at 10:00 a.m. and DVD Dave and I decided to head up to where Jack Nicholson was going to start. Our theory was that if there were only a few of us there then we could get him low key. Apparently, Jack Nicholson signed earlier but people went a tad insane and he got mad. Great.
10:08 a.m. – Thankfully, it’s a nice day. I could only imagine how horrible it be if it was much hotter.
10:17 a.m. – There are five of us here waiting but I know there’s going to be 30 soon. LOL… And let me tell you, this is a large golf course, Dave and I hiked it up here but damn, I realize how out of shape I am!
10:23 a.m. – Carts are coming! Oh, there’s Jack Nicholson! He asks us if this is the right tee, and we say yes, but he ignores us when we ask him to sign real quick. Sigh…
10:28 a.m. – And here come the trail of collectors. About 30 people. The only thing about events like this, is that many people follow people during their game so it’s not unheard of. And since they basically welcome collector’s here… It’s to be expected really.
10:41 a.m. – I have a feeling I’m going to be in for a long long day. Did I mention how tired I am? LOL…
10:59 a.m. – We are going with Jack Nicholson hole to hole. I admit, I don’t think that Jack Nicholson is a very good golfer. He’s starting to warm up though and talking to people. I think he’s taking everything in stride.
11:09 a.m. – Jack Nicholson came over for sign for a hot second and then everyone bum rushed him. He’s like, “I’m done!” Savages!
11:23 a.m. – I wish I had a pedometer. Is that right? Pedometer? I’ll tell you I could write this by the mile. “Mile one – Jack Nicholson didn’t sign, it’s hot, and I shouldn’t have worn a black shirt” lol…
11:31 a.m. – Paula Abdul is driving by. She only signed a couple, I think she would have signed and signed as she is very nice but her driver was kind of bitchy. I turn around and Jack Nicholson is signing. I ran over and Jack Nicholson is literally signing in a circle for people. He says, “Everyone needs to be quiet… For the most part everyone is quiet except one guy who is like, “Jack can you sign the Shining!” Jack says, “What the fuck is wrong you? This is a golf course!” but he keeps on signing. Jack Nicholson signs and finishes (!!) my A Few Good Men mini poster! Then he heads off once again saying, “Make a hole!” lol…
11:34 a.m. – I could honestly leave happy right now. I got my A Few Good Men mini poster finished by the three leads and honestly each one signed it perfectly. Jack Nicholson even made sure not to sign over Tom and Demi!
11:45 a.m. – Dave and I follow Jack Nicholson for a couple more holes but debate about heading to the front to check out Darryl Hannah. She is supposed to be at a putting game at noon.
12:07 p.m. – So, we head to the front. The loudspeaker says, the game is going to start in fifteen minutes. I see Scotty and Liz so I chat with them for a second. Apparently, Scotty saw Darryl Hannah, who he came here for and she wouldn’t sign his poster. Damn… That sucks!
12:10 p.m. – Scotty is a tad devastated… Ah well…
12:15 p.m. – There’s Jake Johnson from New Girl. I have my New Girl mini poster and head on over to ask him to sign it. So nice!
Jake is just hanging out signing whatever and taking photos with people.
He was literally holding court for a solid 15 minutes!
12:19 p.m. – We start looking for Darryl Hannah. There are whole sections of vintage and antique cars, food courts and more. It’s a cool event for the family at attend!
12:32 p.m. – DVD Dave and I decide to try and find Adam Baldwin. Adam is on one of my favorite short lived television series Firefly and I keep hearing he’s kind of touchy. Great.
12:41 p.m. – We’re wandering hole to hole after a brief plan. I think so far today, i’ve walked 10 miles. And that’s not an exaggeration.
12:58 p.m. – We finally make it up to the top area and see Pinky and Lindsay. They told me that Adam was just here and is probably on the next hole up.
1:05 p.m. – Dave and I just caught up with Adam Baldwin.
Everyone is saying how nice he’s been today. I have my two Serenity mini posters for him. Adam finishes with his hole and sees us.
He says, “Hello gentleman!” I tell him we’ve been around 9 holes looking for him. Adam says, “That’s good! It’s good for you!” Did Adam Baldwin just call me fat? LOL… He was actually really nice, he had no problem signing and doing a quick photo.
I was a tad intimidated, I mean hello, Adam was also on Angel!
I told him I was still holding out hope for a Serenity sequel. LOL…
1:12 p.m. – After scouting around for a bit we decided to try and find Jack Nicholson again.
1:31 p.m. – And find him we did. All we really had to do was look for the horde of people.
1:39 p.m. – I just heard that some woman who was walking along was kind of rude to Jack Nicholson and said, “This is for charity and I want a photo.” I wasn’t there, but that’s what I heard.
1:49 p.m. – And so we keep on keeping on. Jack Nicholson did sign for a hot second but I didn’t get him. He’s being very hit and miss. I’ve heard he was much better at past events here, but this is the first time I’ve ever done it. And I hear that this is going to be the final year for this event. Which is kind of sad actually.
2:09 p.m. – I’ve had the opportunity to chat with MTF reader Jamie. He’s really cool, as are all the readers of the site I’ve met. I love it when I meet people, it’s cool because everyone I meet has such different backgrounds and tastes.
2:21 p.m. – I really am in dire need of water. LOL… Dire.. Need… Water… I’m not a golfer myself so I really didn’t expect to be walking so much!
2:35 p.m. – I think we have about an hour and a half until the event is over. Jack Nicholson only has I think 3 or 4 holes left himself.
2:46 p.m. – Onto the next hole.
3:12 p.m. – We’re at what looks to be a resting point. There’s water, chips and stuff. And so we wait.
3:16 p.m. – One of the other collector’s is trying to get everyone in a line. It’s really nice of him honestly, he thinks that if we’re all organized then Jack Nicholson will come over and sign one each. Once everyone is in a line, the collector who organized the line asks Jack to sign. Jack looks up and laughs. He says, “you fuckers have been following me all day. I’ve signed for you, and you…” as he points. Then a bunch of people are like, “Oh no, we haven’t gotten anything.” Then, Jack Nicholson relents and is like, one each!
He starts on one end and true to his word signs one autograph each. It’s pretty damn epic. And the funny thing is, everyone behaves… One each, he takes a photo or signs and that’s it.
I’m toward the end but Jack makes his way all the way down.
I get him on my The Shining mini poster and I have to tell you, it’s pretty damn epic.
I mean stunning!
After that, I’m calling it for the most part. First off, I’m sure people are going to try and get him at the end, but you know what. Jack Nicholson was nice enough to do that, I’m not going to keep bothering him. You know… Let the man be. LOL… Special thanks to the collector who organized everyone, I mean that was pretty damn cool and without someone taking the initiative I doubt it would have happened.
So now, I’m going to drink a gallon of water! LOL…
Until next time kids…
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