I got to shake hands with the ever so talented Terry Jones. AHA!!!! AHA HA HA!!!! I am still geeking over the entire incident. It was an absolutely brilliant night. It could have been more spectacular..say...had he noticed how amazing a talent I am in my own right and hooked me up with the fantastic people who publish and establish creative ones. ok ok ok. I'm dreaming. But hey, I'm allowed to fantasize a bit.
Honestly, it was wonderful to meet someone of your hallowed halls of idoltry. Discovering Python in my youth was a godsend. Python to an insomniac, at least this one, was a pill for staying on the road to sanity. So, meeting one of those Python boys....BRILLIANT! ABSOLUTELY FUCKING BRILLIANT!!!!
Mr. Jones can pass well as a professor. His energy kept my attention as well as his way of setting up the atmosphere of Chaucer's period. His wit was evident in everything from his voice to the start of his Power Point presentation....and can I say that there is something surreal in sitting in a room watching Terry Jones present a Power Point slideshow.
And my god....was he just the friendliest man. He signed anything that was put in front of him. Graciously stood with his arms around fans for hundreds of pictures. Smiled ear to ear with such earnest. Such a lovely person. Fantastically warm and strong handshake. AND can I say that Terry Jones looks so sexy!
I will not embarrass myself with what an idiot I was that night. Let's just say that things went the traditional Naomi way. Forgot my wallet so I couldn't purchase his book. Didn't have my camera for a picture. Opened my gushing mouth and spilled out a goofy mess about Emma and Rowan Atkinson. Geesh! I was a complete and total twit, and only a minute before I was having a genius IQ conversation about Shakespeare, Chaucer, the Catholic Church, modern references to classic literature and art with the woman behind me in line. Good God, I'm a dork!
AAAANYWAY! Mr. Jones is touring American universities with this lecture. If you get a chance to attend, I highly recommend. It was thoroughly enjoyable. It's evident he enjoys his work. He gives a great lecture.