Social Media is an amazing tool, but it’s really the face-to-face interaction that makes a long-term impact. -Felicia Day
As you may already know, Felicia Day is the Queen of Geeks. She has been an inspiration to myself and geek girls everywhere! I have hidden my geekiness for awhile, due to a destructive and extremely manipulating relationship. I am very happy to say that I am starting to open up again to the world on how amazing it is to be yourself.
Never mold yourself into what you believe is appropriate, appreciated or accepted by others.
I play video games, I read books, I have weird @$$ conversations, and sometimes I like to talk like the cowardly lion or impersonate Sarah Palin. This goes over well in large groups!
I am very awkward…actually people are very awkward and I can respect that. I realize they are just like me. So, let your freak flag fly bitches and raise whatever you want to the sky!
On to the real topic at hand. I had the opportunity to become a full on geek the other day! A month ago a friend of mine messaged me saying that Felicia Day herself was coming to Tempe, AZ! That is my backyard! Usually, at a moment of this magnitude I say how much I want to go though deep down I know I will not due to being embarrassed, anxious, nervous or scared. (Some of you can relate to this).
Yet, this is Felicia Day we are talking about here!
If I don’t go I will disown myself! My life would be a complete waste. Naturally, I purchased her book which guaranteed me a spot at the book signing! I put it in my calendar. I told everyone and posted it on my facebook. Well, now I have to go!
The weekend before the book signing sh!t started to get real! Oh my gosh… I will be going to a book signing! I will be going to a book signing of Felicia Day’s! WHAT AM I DOING? WHAT IF I MAKE AN ASS OUT OF MYSELF?! I WILL MAKE AN ASS OUT OF MYSELF! At the time, I tell my now ex-boyfriend I was going. (This is another thing I never did because he would make me feel horrible for doing things for myself. As I stated before it was a horrendous relationship). He told me I was a geek… You know what? Yeah, I am!
The day arrives, Monday August 17th…
I go to work. My insides are tight all morning. My friends message me and see that I am going. I see that there are roughly 500 people signed up on Facebook alone. What if i do not get to see her? No signing, No picture, I don’t get to see her smile… My heart races throughout the rest of the work day.
Finally, work was over. I drive…speed to my house. I sit in my closet looking for an outfit that will complement me the best yet not scream “I AM OBSESSED WITH YOU”. Am I already passed that point? Who cares. Anywho, I then sit in the bathroom. Indian style it on my sink counter and apply my makeup. From concealer, blush, eye shadow, eye lashes I then began my hair. I decided to curl it. I felt safe. As I was getting myself ready my friends were messaging me asking when I would head over there.
Great news was that the book store decided to begin the signing early. My friend and I were in line and I could see her! At this moment, I could tell that I started to sweat. Finally, I was going to meet her. Since I wasn’t next I thought about running. No one would notice. While I contemplated we inched closer and closer to her table.
As a result, I was next.
I walked towards her, smiling from ear to ear. She spoke to me! “I love your hair! You remind me of Jenna Marbles. You look like her” I lost it. I love Jenna Marbles and Felicia Day is even cooler than I thought! I couldn’t even talk. We got our picture taken and I was shifted to the side to wait for my friend to talk to her next.
That was the greatest experience of my life! Looking back at it now I wish I didn’t become startstruck. I wish I would have talk to her about the 1,000 topics I had in my head before I got in front of her. Yet, it was still something I did and survived. Anxiety and all!
Who is someone you saw and became star struck?