I JUST MET PETER JACKSON
Okay listen up you lil bloggers, I’m about to tell you every detail so I never forget this moment. I was walking to meet Nick for lunch, when I saw a little group touring campus- not anything exciting, happens all the time. I spotted Jackson in the group (I swear he wears the same outfit every day for the past 10 years) and did a
double triple quadruple-take. I walked past them, because I live in Tennessee, why the crap would The Peter Jackson be here? Then, I stopped and stared. for an embarrassing length of time I thought, you know, what the heck, if it’s not really him, I’ll be the butt of a really great joke this guy’ll tell. So I walked back to them and accents. Yes, this was indeed my hero. I walked a few steps behind them until Jackson had finished a conversation, and asked “Excuse me, could I have a picture?” They were so nice! I was really nervous about it, I didn’t want their tour to be ruined by a bunch of autograph and picture hounds, so I said thank you a million times and expressed how exciting this was for me and GAHK. (Side note: I don’t think too many people stopped them bc one guy in the group was like “good spot” when I asked for a pic.) I asked why he was here and he said his son might be going here, so naturally I shook his son’s hand- then realized I had shaken Billy’s hand before Peter’s and had a mini internal spazz, and shook Peter’s hand. I was a barely contained mess. I couldn’t take the picture myself because I was shaking, so I asked Billy if he would. I dorked out and said I was very much looking forward to his movie next week and thank you and welcome to UT and all the nervous things you do.
My life is complete. I can’t stop grinning. Honestly, this is more exciting to me than to meet the actors in LOTR or Hobbit. (With the actors, I don’t want the magic ruined. I want only to see them as their characters and gaze from afar.) Jackson, however, is fair game. I have watched so much behind the scenes footage, saw him recently in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot and DOS interviews. I grew up with LOTR and just seeing and hearing from Peter Jackson all through my childhood, so I’m a perfectly contented mess right now.
Okay I’m quite finished (
Not really. I’ll be happy to spazz to anyone who sends me an ask about this.)
12/6/13 12:30pm EST