Ed Note: Months ago, Megan shared her story of regret about the time when she ignored Drake. Today, she lays that regret to rest. BE LIKE HER.
This is a story of redemption and courage. Redemption because I finally got to talk to a celebrity, and courage because doing so required me going out in public with no makeup on (as you know this is an amazing act of bravery).
Saturday night I was sitting in my living room, in my pajamas, watching 50/50 with my roommates. This is a really good movie, by the way. It was totally worth the $1.20 I spent on it at the Red Box (unless your alternative is meeting celebrities, in which case, it’s totally not worth it).
During the movie, a friend of mine texted me a picture of herself at a local bar with Arie Luyendyk Jr, a contestant and front-runner on the current season of The Bachelorette. He is also my new best friend (I don’t think ABC would allow me to call him my new boyfriend but he basically is). It took the three of us about two minutes to decide it was time to rally and get to this bar ASAP. We threw on the first clothes we could find and bolted. I drove like a crazy person. We literally ran down the street in hopes of getting to this bar before he left.
After a couple laps around the bar without seeing him, we had almost resorted to calling it a night and heading to the nearest pizza van. Then he walked by us. He walked like I imagine Jesus probably walked on water: with graceful, quiet confidence and a gold ring of light around him.
At this point I forgot that I had not actually met him (when your top priority in life is watching reality shows it’s easy to lose track of what’s real and what isn’t) so I stopped him and said what I would have said to an old friend: “Oh my God, hi!!!”. He looked around in confusion and said “hi”. I continued to talk to him like this for a while before remembering we still didn’t know each other, and introducing myself.
And you guys, he was so nice!! He wouldn’t tell me whether or not he was engaged to Emily, even though I really felt like we were on that level. Other than that he was the bomb. Apparently ABC will take your first born if you blab to the press. I don’t want Chris Harrison hunting me down because I know too much.
He even took this photo with me! Do you see how pure joy is literally oozing from it?
By “pure joy” I mean that he is humoring me while I am experiencing more happiness than I ever knew was possible. Obviously I still miss my not-best-friend Drake, but I think everyone can be inspired by my bravery here. Not only did I talk to someone famous, but I overcame my superficiality to do it with no make up on. Go me! Let’s all follow in my courageous footsteps and redeem ourselves this week.