Blicky Kitty and Bernthis both wanted me to expand on my telephone conversation with Patrick Dempsey from Grays Anatomy from my 25 Random things about me.
First of all a little background information - Patrick (as I like to call him now that we are friends), is a huge cycling fan and he has his own Mazda racing team. Anyway he was in the UK filming Maid of Honor, which also co-incided with the start of the Tour of France which 2 years ago started in London. As the company my husband works for sponsor him he asked if there was any chance he could hang out at the start. So my husband and his colleague "Lella" who also happens to be one of my BFF's, got to lounge around one of the pro-team's trailer.
Of course my husband called me to tell me what he was doing, knowing that I am a HUGE Grays fan. I have watched it since day one and I call Lella the day after to discuss the episode from the night before. Lella is used to hanging out with Patrick now - its old hat for her. So this is how the conversation went.
Hubby - "Guess who I am with".
Me - "Who"
Hubby - "McDreamy" (said in a na na na na na type voice)
Me - "What? See I knew I should have come on this trip. What are you talking about?"
Hubby - "Cars"
Me - "Hellllllooooo!!!! - I think you need to be asking him if Meredith and McDreamy are gonna get back together".
Hubby - "Here's Lella"
Lella - "Heeellllllooooo"
Me - "I hate you"
Lella - "Do you want to talk to him"
Me - "NO - What am I going to say to him - I know everything about him he knows nothing about me"
Lella - "Here he is"
Me - "What NO - wait - NO"
In the background I can hear Lella "Patrick - Nic's wife is on the phone can you say Hi?"
ME - "Shit, shit - what the heck am I going to say - think of something - Oh God - whatever it is don't sound like you're a fan - shit - she could have at least prepared me - shit"
Patrick - "Hello"
Me - "Hi - how are you? I am Heather, Nic's wife" (Oh this is so wierd)
Patrick - "Hi"
Me - "Are you enjoying the start of the Tour"
Patrick - some answer I can't remember because I was to busy thinking of the next question but I think it was Yes.
Me - "So what are you doing in the UK"
Patrick - "I have been here for a couple of months filming for a new movie I am making"
Me - "Are you enjoying it? What do you think of the UK?"
Patrick - "I like it, its nice to be out and about and not have the paparazzi following me"
Me - WTF am I going to say now - quick think of something - Oh GOD!
Me - "That's a long time away from the twins did they come with you?"
Patrick - "The family has been here the last month"
Me - "How was flying with them? What are they 4 months now? I am flying to the UK with my little one when he is 9 months."
Patrick - "We flew British Airways and they have little sleepers it was really good" - he then proceeded to tell me all about his flight and the sleepers and how good the little ones were. The whole time I was thinking I bet you flew first class though.
Patrick - "Yep British Airways is the only way to go"
Me - "Thanks for the tip"
Me - "Well I better let you go - how long have you got left in the UK?"
Patrick - "I go back to the US tomorrow - back to work on Tuesday"
Me - "Another film?"
Patrick - "No Grays"
Me - "Oh good that's my favorite show I watch it every week" - OH MY - Why the hell can you not keep your mouth shut sometimes - you idiot now he knows the truth - I am so embarrassed.
Patrick - "Oh good" with a little giggle.
Me - "Well enjoy the rest of your day"
Patrick - "You too"
Me - "It was nice talking to you" - even if I had no idea what the hell to say to you and I am an adoring fan who is an idiot
Patrick - "You too"
And that was it - of course I had to give Lella the whole breakdown of the conversation like I was at high school.
My impression of him was better than what I expected - he came across as very normal and pretty genuine. But how embarrassing for him to talk to me on the phone knowing nothing about me it was really nice of him to do that.