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Friday, October 8, 2010

Imaginary Conversation Between Me and Richard Dreyfuss

Okay, so on Saturday (tomorrow) I am appearing at the San Diego Library Book Festival at the Encinitas Branch, at 11:00 a.m. on the children's stage.

And guess who else is going to be there? That's right....Richard Dreyfuss. THE Richard Dreyfuss. Want to see? Click here. See, there's Richard on the top....then scroll down....more....more....and there I am!

So, here's how I imagine it.....

Me: Hello Richard. I mean Mr. Dreyfuss. It is an honor to make your acquaintance.

Richard: It's cool, it's cool. And you don't have to kneel down like that or anything. It's kind of embarassing.

Me: *gets up, dusts off knees* It was a curtsy, but whatever. Anyway, I just wanted to say how much I enjoy your work. I mean, The Goodbye Girl....... Jaws, just awesome.

Richard: Well, thank you. Um....I enjoy your work, too.....just remind me again who you are....and why you are dressed like that.

Me: Oh, I'm a kid's author and I'm dressed like a queen because....I um.......I like it, I guess.

Richard: Interesting.

Me: What's that supposed to mean? *feels the steam starting to rise.....interesting? seriously?*

Richard: It just means interesting.

Me: *tosses crown on the ground and raises fists* You wanna go?

Richard: Go where?

Me: No, I mean go, like throw down.

Richard: What do you want to throw down?

Me: Fists. Like fighting. Sheesh.

Richard: Now why would I want to get into a fight (with a queen, no less) when my message today is about helping to educate children to create a better, more peaceful world?

Me: Oh.

Richard: What's your message today?

Me: Um, it's kind about dragons that won't sleep....and there's a Good Knight....and um.....

Richard: Interesting.

Wish me luck!


Edited to include:


Okay, so the event was yesterday and it was such fun. Richard and I were both in the green room at the same time. However, he was having Important Conversations with people and I was just trying to grab a sandwich before I fainted. (People loved talking with, totally monopolized him...I had to try and sneak a picture from behind my sandwich....which only turned out to be the side of his head when he was turning....I felt like a total stalker.)

And I got to see D.J. McHale!! (But just from the audience when he was speaking.) Very cool.

Thanks to everyone that came out. It was hot out there! (Yes, the children's stage was in the park and the grown ups and teens had the nice, air conditioned auditorium. Not complaining, mind you, just ultra-appreciating those that braved the heat!)

The Encinitas Library could win an award for the most awesome library EVAH!



Kelly said...

That's so exciting!!! Good luck to you! Please write about the event in another blog post!
If I met Richard Dreyfuss, I'd hum the Close Encounters tune while doing the hand movements before I shook his hand. :)
That man has made so many amazing movies!

Catherine Denton said...

Hahaha I love this conversation. Partly because I cannot see you threatening to throw down. That is super cool that you're on the same line up at Mr. Dreyfuss.

Yat-Yee said...

Throw down what?

You make me laugh. Thanks.

And? You'd be the highlight for the show and people will be like Richard who? And did you see The Story Queen? She's awesome!

Myrna Foster said...

And that D.J. MacHale dude isn't bad either.

I bet the little one like you better than Richard Dreyfuss, though he can be pretty funny too. Have a great time!

Tess said...

Now this is really amazing stuff... eating a sandwich in the same room at Richard Dreyfuss??? Being at the same event?


and, your little conversation had me cracking up..especially the curtsy part.

Solvang Sherrie said...

How cool to be on the same stage! Too bad you didn't really get to throw down. I would have paid to see that :)

Jackee said...

You are so funny! Loved the imaginary conversation. Thanks for sharing!

I'm glad it went well--sandwich stalking and all! :o)

~ Jackee

Amy Tate said...

You Californians have all the fun! I would LOVE to meet him! My two favorite Dreyfuss films are Mr. Holland's Opus and What About Bob. what About Bob was filmed at Smith Mt. Lake, which is about a 30 minute drive from my house. My parents live on the lake and every newbie that visits them gets the What About Bob house tour, lol!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Shelley--It sounds like an awesome event! Richard really missed out!

Laura Pauling said...

Pretty cool! Too bad there wasn't a real conversation to update with! And I hate when fans monopolize famous people! Jeesh.

Anne said...

I just wanted to say that I'm so glad I found your blog! I've read Good night, good knight to my children and they loved it. (