The three words that my sister began our telephone conversation with the other day. And I immediately knew exactly to what she was referring.
Yes, she reads my blog (Hi Sis!) and was wondering how the hell I acquired Mr. Depp's autograph - like some of you, by the results of my recent poll. I must say though, I am sorely disappointed; not one of you chose "that night of passion". Do you know how hard it was NOT to vote myself?? Crap.
Ah well, thank you for all your comments; here are just a few that had me in stitches in response to my question "What was Johnny Depp thanking Maureen for?":
Like The Green Stone Woman who asked "But when he thanks you for everything, what does that include?"
I shall never tell. Nor shall he. Probably not for the same reasons, sadly.
Or Tony from Trottersville who guessed: "For services rendered."
Acck! Now that sounds, erm, slightly illegal.
ReformingGeek with "You rescued him from the other Maureen, the crazy stalker that was trying to kill him."
Ha! How the hell did you know??? It was really YOU, wasn't it?
Babs-beetle obviously takes me for some kind of wretched thief with her explanation: "I know! You stole it from the person who really did spend a night in Paris with him ;)"
Well, it serves that crazed Frenchwoman right...
Poor Melinda. Under the silly delusion that I am EVER letting go of it: "Actually he's thanking you for agreeing to send the autographed picture to me after you're finished teasing your blog readers with it. :) And please remove all fingerprints & lipstick stains from it before sending it."
Ah it's such a shame she didn't leave a link. Now I shall be forced to keep it for myself. Too bad Melinda... too bad.
Kevin from The Tree Of Woe had me LOL'ing with "He thanked you for that one thing that one time. You know. That one thing."
Yeah. That thing. With the stuff. You know; the thing with that stuff.
Sistertex from Spacial Peepol was very close with: "I didn't see a choice for best Johnny Depp look alike in the pumpkin catagory."
Ah, he has indeed provided some memorable characters suitable for pumpkin-izing.
Jay from The Depp Effect, who, as one might imagine, HAS met Mr. Depp knows him all too well..."I'm guessing the darling man thanked you for being a fan and 'bothering' to write in."
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner.
So how the hell did I acquire my prized possession?????
asked him for it.
Yep, I finally screwed up enough courage to write him a letter and included pictures of my Jack Sparrow artwork and pumpkin. Incredibly, it only took a few short weeks to get a response. Like Jay said, the man is "a real sweetheart, and humble enough that he does just that. *Sigh* "
Agreed Jay, *Sigh* indeed.
So remember. It never hurts to just ASK.
Just don't wait three years like this uber-timid wimp did.
Congrats to Babs for winning a "I'd Rather Be Blogging" magnet!
I hope you treasure it for many, many minutes to come as it graces your fridge or any other metal surface you may wish to deface.
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