This is originally posted to my journal, it was tweeted by me to a friend and picked up by a scriptwriter for Law and Order UK and retweeted (which is how I guess most people managed to find it) I was then asked by the lovely zegeekgirl to post it over here. So here is the most surreal morning I have ever had - especially after being a complete fan girl over Jamie.
OK My area is FOREVER being used as film and television locations so when I walked out of my front door and saw yet another film crew I was all oh great I am going to be late for my jobcentre appointment (I have, unfortunately been out of work for year :( ). Then I saw police cars and I was all Ok... this looks ... interesting. Then I see Bradley Wash and I am all OMFG Jamie Bamber will be around here ... then I see him lounging on one of the police cars! SQUEE. But of course I was majorly running late to the job centre and I needed to be there, so I took a quick photo, with Jamie leaning on the squad car.
Before dashing off. I was shaking with excitement, grabbed bus got to jobcentre and saw adviser who noticed I was a little goofy - (A little?!?!) and I explained what was going on and how big of a fan girl I was and he fast tracked me out. YAY for awesome advisers!!!
So I grab bus back to my house which did I mention is opposite where filming is and I grab one of my BSG companion books and dash out of my apartment, hoping they are all there, they were. I ask one of the crew if I could get an autograph and the guy goes "Yeah he's over there, he's cool" So I walk over and where I got the gumption from I has no clues, I walk up to him and say; "Excuse me sir, (yes I am a dork) may I have your autograph please?" BRILLIANT SMILE and he say "Of course!" and then I pass him the book. And we get swamped with crew members reading it over his shoulder, teasing him - good naturedly (Bradley Walsh turns and says; "Look at those cheekbones!" to which Jamie says "I was younger then." Bradley then turns to me and says "Do you have a camera or a mobile phone?" Yes! (I honestly forgot I had it in my pocket) "Great!" he says "Show me how to use it!" I am stunned this is like fan girl heaven right - I died and got to live a fan girl moment - Right?!?
We position our selves for the photo, and they ask my name (Angela - though friends call me Angel) and I mention I had noticed everything going on when going to the job centre Jamie actually said "I'm sorry to hear that" which is so sweet. Then he says "What are you looking to do?" to which I reply "i am trying to be a rehabilitation therapist, I graduated psychology at uni last year, but jobs are a little scarce." He signs my book, I say thank you, shake his hand and he wishes me the best.
I am incredibly lucky. I have spent an incredible week talking about Lee Adama (His character on BSG) and fan girling online - and then I get to meet the man, not having traveled anywhere, spent money, nothing. I musta have been a good girl this year - santa just delivered early!!!
What I did not mention in the original entry was that I was shaking when i handed him my Season 4 BSG companion (which I was given for my 29th Birthday in August) and which I commented on saying "I'm shaking" He was sweet and was all "Aww, don't shake." I love people who are that kind of genuine and sweet. I admired and respected this guy before ... now I adore him and will flail over him forever!