Okay now that I’ve caught my breath, recovered from constantly saying “ohmygod I met Keanu Reeves” and somewhat retrieved my sanity I figured I could share the whole Keanu story. So here we go:
On Thursday I saw on Twitter that Keanu would be signing his book at the LACMA on Sunday. And then I proceeded to tweet, squeal and melt all within thirty seconds. And then I told Matt that I HAD TO GO (and he was coming with me).
So on Sunday, we trekked out of the house a bit early and parked at the LACMA. We got there around one and the signing didn’t start until four (I had to be prepared people!). So we scouted the place out and then headed over to the Petersen Auto Museum. It worked out perfectly. We got to satisfy Matt by looking at some awesome cars for a bit before I subjected him to an afternoon of Keanu.
I left a bit early and got in line about two thirty and THANK GOODNESS I did because there was already a small line. While I waited I made friends with the people in front of me and within five minutes they knew I was a HUGE KEANU fan. I felt a little awkward since they were there for the artist as well and I could barely remember her name, but ce la vie.
So, waiting in line. And more waiting. And then they let us buy the book. So the book, something like this: Keanu wrote a poem and an artist, Alexandra Grant, created artwork per stanza. It’s a silly little book called Ode to Happiness that is just um, I don’t know how to describe it really. But here’s a picture of the hardcover:
And the first page of the book:
And then the second:
It’s basically like that. Words, pictures, ironic words, it’s funny and yeah, Keanu is a funny guy.
So after we got the book it was getting closer to start time and my stomach was knotting and I was rambling and Matt was just laughing to himself.
And then, ta da! Four o clock and the doors open and we walked right in to take a seat and OHMYGOD KEANU IS RIGHT THERE. Yeah Keanu and Alexandra were already sitting at the table up front and we took a seat THREE ROWS AWAY FROM THEM. THREE ROWS PEOPLE. I was so close!!!
And then after everyone that could fit was seated the chat began. Keanu read the book (so funny) and then we all chimed in on the last page. And then Keanu and Alexandra chatted about the process of the book and what started it all and working together and future prospects and SWOON and MELT and KEANU IS RIGHT THERE and yes.
The chat didn’t go very long because there was a huge line of people at this point waiting for the book to be signed so they wrapped it up and said come on up to get your book signed.
And then I died again, haha.
Keanu signing my book, eeeeeee.
I can’t stop smiling!!
I got in line and eventually it was my turn and Alexandra signed my book and then it was Keanu and I was dying. And then I somehow managed to squeak out “HI KEANU I’M A HUGE FAN, CAN I PLEASE SHAKE YOUR HAND BECAUSE I’D LIKE TO OFFICIALLY MEET YOU!?!” and then he sort of chuckled and said of course and stuck out his hand and we shook hands and said “nice to meet you” and then I said “thanks, it was great to meet you, BYE” and then I turned around and this picture was taken:
Me and Keanu, ah joy.
oooh check that out. weeeeeee!
And then I melted and everyone around me (Matt included) was asking if I was going to make it (jokingly/seriously) and laughing at my ridiculousness and then I melted again and I squeeeeeed and OHMYGOD I MET KEANU REEVES.
And that’s the story.
And OHMYGOD I MET KEANU.
And I’ve officially met my entire top five list. LIFE WIN.