From there to here.

I’m ending my quick trip to la this evening. When a friend texted to tell me it was -8 in Vermont I quickly called Steve to confirm. “Nooooo” he said. “Minus 10”. It was 90 degrees here yesterday. So 100 degree difference. That’s a big, round, significant number.

Sunshine and warmth weren’t the only differences. Obviously. I got to use uber for the first time. And second. And third. I had a celebrity sighting. I had incredible 2 dollar tacos. I sipped iced tea instead of hot tea in the morning. A lovely little break.

I never quite adjusted to
Pacific time so when I was up at 6:00 I was already out of bed for the shaking and the rumbling. It was a lovely little earth quake. So la.

The Veronica Mars screening was excellent. The cast all opted in for the Q and A afterwards. They clearly do love each other. There was a lot of spontaneous hugging and dancing. And thanking. Each other. The fans. The studio.

I was explaining to my nom fan friend that part of what made VM great was the variety of foils that they had for Veronica. She had her father, various boyfriends, friends, and rivals. These different relationships allowed the show and the character to have a depth that is missing in a lot of tv.

As Kristen stood in front of us explaining her relationship with the non profit who was benefiting from this screening, referring to her friends and cast members and current gig she seemed just as multi layered as the teen detective. Standing 5ft 1 (it’s the new 6’2″ y’all) she seemed giant in her enthusiasm.

Halfway through a man started heckling Kristen bell. When I craned around to see who would be doing such a thing it was Dax. With their baby. KB asked us not to take pictures of her baby. That was the only time in 45 minutes that she seemed like a celebrity. Or just a mom.

But then she referred to him as Crosby braverman and they seemed like celebrities again. This is la. Iced tea, great tacos, quakes, and all.

A long time ago…

We used to be friends. But I haven’t thought of you lately at all.

Or rather I have thought of you almost every day for the last 8 months.

Those opening lines are the Veronica Mars theme song. I have always been a bit of a tv junkie. During “sick” days as a kid I would mark up the TV guide (remember the TV guide?) with a full day of television, at times marking first through third choices. This was before TiVo, hell, this was before remote controls, and I would sit on my parents “big bed” with my bunny puppet waiting for the Brady bunch to come on.

Although I don’t think Veronica Mars is the best show ever made for television it is certainly in my too ten, if not my top five and I have watched every episode twice. Once when it originally aired and again in the last month.

I contributed to the kick starter campaigns and read each of the updates carefully, as if there might be some secret within. Three times in the 86 updates there have in fact been secrets. First they announced which theaters would be showing the movie on 3/14 and two friends and I began plotting a road trip to. Either Boston or Montreal. Then that became moot when I realized one of my kick starter rewards was a free download code to watch the movie the SAME DAY it appeared in theaters.

Which was yesterday. One friend came over and with the sounds of smoothie making in the background we traveled to Neptune California to watch Veronica and Logan reconnect and solve yet another crime. In all honesty if you didn’t watch the show I don’t think you would be particularly impressed by the movie. But as Fans with capital Fs Maura and I were in a constant state of near glee as they kept the inside jokes coming as regularly as the pacific surf.

The third surprise I found I the. Kick starter update was the opportunity to donate $500 to Kristen bells foundations and receive two tickets to a 200 person screening tomorrow at noon to see the movie with the cast.

Being the well off dork that I am I went ahead and donated the money. Now I am in the dealt lounge at JFK waiting to board a flight to la.

I’ll let you know how it goes.

And you can say you remember me when….