Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Premature Evacuation

I just found out that this went on at the Grove in LA on Sunday night, the same Grove that was RIGHT ACROSS THE DAMN STREET from my hotel.


You'll note that the Band from TV performed, a supergroup of television stars (and Terri Hatcher) that does the occasional live gig. The other members are HUGH LAURIE, James Denton, HUGH LAURIE, House's own Jesse 'Dr. Chase' Spencer, HUGH LAURIE and some other people that I wouldn't be interested in mashing faces with.

So yeah. I could've been within my tongue's length of Hugh Effing Laurie but instead at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time (10:30 EST) I was standing in my kitchen, eating a tray of grocery store cornbread.

I'm not kidding when I say I would've changed my flight for this. I lamented my rotten luck to my mother, which lead to this conversation:

Mom: I'm sorry, honey. That's probably the only time you'll be that close to Hugh Laurie.
Me: You mean until we start dating and eventually get married.
Mom: Um. Like I said, that's probably the only time you'll be that close to Hugh Laurie.
Me: DON'T YOU OPPRESS ME, WOMAN.
Mom: <Deep heavy sigh>

Confidential to Hugh Laurie: If I'd stayed, this could've been us. Obviously, you would be the donkey and I would be me.

I will be doing my annual Artificial Tree Unpacking, Lighting and Cringing Over Photo Ornaments With My 10th Grade Face on Them next Sunday night in the corner of my living room. Are you available? I'll save you some cornbread.

19 comments:

The Dutchess of Kickball said...

Hot damn that sucks!

TMC said...

I'm sorry you're disappointed at missing the show but look at it this way, you avoided Jon Lovitz and Teri Hatcher altogether. Gotta feel good about that. :)

Craig said...

The promise of cornbread is generally a fine inducement. Good call on that front.

Xenia said...

Condolences. That sucks hardcore. And not in a good way.

emmysuh said...

Will you be kissing Hugh Laurie's nostril like you are the donkey's?

Andy said...

So is that photo to say, he'd be an ass not to kiss you?

Sorry about your luck. I think you should try to be an extra on the show. That's your best bet.

Holly said...

I TOLD YOU TO CHANGE YOUR FLIGHT

X-Country2 said...

Ah, those blue eyes are TOTALLY worth a flight change. Bummer.

f.B said...

wow. well, at least -- nope. just damn.

Heinous said...

Sorry to hear that. It looks like you're back to harassing his agent then.

rs27 said...

I was there. Ok I wasn't but I have met Hugh Laurie before.

Ok I made that up too, but it's only a matter of time.

Talullah said...

oh...that sucks ass. I notice Jamie Denton was in that line up. I actually met him last Christmas, well not actually "met" but he was the Grand Marshall in the Goodlettsville, TN Christmas parade where I ran into the street screaming his name til he turned around and smiled for a picture and told me to have a Merry Christmas...true story. I don't know if Hugh Laurie will be doing any Piggly Wiggly ribbon cuttings in the near future or not. Hopefully you can happen upon him soon and I hope you don't end up making a specticle of yourself as I did.

Mike said...

OK, I hate to ask but whose Hugh Laurie? OK so I went to wikipedia. IT"S HOUSE!!!!!! YOU BIG DUMMY!!!!!!

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Och, no. That is awful.

Has anyone told you that when Google Reader your blog name gets cut off about half way into the 'n' of 'Sound', so it looks like "The Typing makes me Sour"?

Joy @ Big Time Fancy said...

Now see, I would be DEVASTATED about missing Jon Lovitz.

yllwdaisies said...

I've met AND kissed Drew Carey before.

Whatev. It totally *is* like the same thing!

sidenote: my word verif is halate. As in, HA! Late! ironic, non?

*~*Lis*~* said...

OUCH!

Beth said...

Oh, the sadness! The unbearable sadness! I'm so sorry for you!

But you know you would have had to share his lips with me, right?

Bogart in P Towne said...

Is your mom always crushing your dreams? Was she a dream smasher when you were young?

My mom made me cry when Top Gun came out...all I wanted to be was a fighter pilot, but nooooo, mom had to go and tell this dreamer that he would be way to tall to fly those jets.

She may have been right, but a piece of me died that day.