Close Encounters of the Jon Kind
May 13, 2002
on the JBB on June 11, 2002
I have returned from New
I got to a taping and it
was fabulous. It was the one with Moby as the guest. You can probably hear my
really loud and obnoxious laugh over the other laughter: all the crew people
kept staring at me. And so did JON!!! La dee da I am special to him!!!
I was on the VIP list cause
Mo Rocca got me tickets (I am the TDS whore) and I got there late cause it was
raining and buses were crowded and blah, blah, blah. They were going to not
let me in, but I was like, pleasepleaseplease this is my dream, I came
all the way from Atlanta, I'll sit in someone's lap (preferably Jon's), pleasepleaseplease
and they finally let me in. I was sitting on the side of the studio (not in
normal audience chairs) off to the right of the set. But I could still see Jon
and we made eye contact repeatedly!!!! It was fabulous. Moby was excellent,
Jon was even more gorgeous in person than on TV, and I got a picture with Steve
Carell after the show!! All in all, a wonderful experience. Of course
Since I was sitting on
the side of the studio, Jon walked RIGHT past me when the taping was over. Like,
he was 3 feet away from me. Unfortunately, Teri had already come over and told
us not to move from our seats. Otherwise I would have jumped him and this thread
would not be called "I saw Jon."
Mo Rocca is a god. I have
the lisp saved on my cell phone. If I knew of a way to put it up here, I would.
But I can't cause I'm a technological retard. In the letter he wrote to me,
he said that if I still couldn't get tickets to call the studio, ask for him,
and he would see what he could do. So I called the Monday before I left and
left a message on his voice mail. He called back sometime when I had my phone
off and I didn't check my messages till my mom and sister were driving me to
the airport. I had an orgasm in the car and they were like, we're sending you
to New York alone?
So he got me tickets for
the Monday 5/13 taping and told me to stand in the VIP line and I did, blah,
blah, blah. So a few days later, I was like, I have GOT to meet him. (This was
before the taping). So being the retard that I am, I called and left another
message. I was like, thank you so much for the tickets, blah blah blah, I'm
writing a story for my school paper (total lie- I don't even write for the paper
ever) about how New York has changed since September 11, I would love to interview
you if you wouldn't mind, call me back, blah, blah, blah. As soon as I hung
up, I was like, SHIT!!! Why the hell did I just do that???? Cause I felt all
stupid and everything. So he didn't call back till after I went to the taping
(turns out he was traveling) so I called back after the show to thank him sooooo
much for the tickets and I had a blast, blah, blah, blah. Didn't mention the
whole paper lie again. He called back as I was on the plane home (another orgasm
in the car experience with mom and sis) and said that he had been traveling,
would love to be interviewed by me if it wasn't too late (yes, he said loved)
hoped I had a good time in New York, gave me his direct line at work, they're
gonna be on vacation till June 3, blah blah blah. Wheeeeeeee!!! Mo Rocca is
the best ever!!!
Added September 2, 2002.
Transcribed by Kelly.