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Throwback Thursday: Meeting (or Almost Meeting) Matt Damon

It’s Throwback Thursday and I’m just going to say it, this is by far the most embarrassing post in this series. I’m going to be honest with you, I didn’t want to post this. I wanted to skip past this one and go right on to the next post. Mainly because this post is ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. But I’ve made a commitment to this series and I feel it only fair to share this with you. So here it goes.  I hope you enjoy it.

[Comments by 2012 Susan]

October 29, 2002  12:23 AM

So today I actually had the following daydream:

I was thinking about the Will and Grace episode last week with Matt Damon. That reminded me of how I missed the episode where Matt Damon hosted SNL. Then I thought how awesome it would have been if he had hosted last Saturday when I was in NYC.

Then I started thinking about what I would say if I met him. And how after talking to me for no more than 3 minutes, he would fall desperately in love with my charm and would ask me to dinner. Then I thought about our dinner and how at the end of the night he would share some long speech about how tonight was the most amazing night he had ever had and he would wait for me to finish school and then he would quit his career to live where ever I wanted and eventually we would get married and start a family [I would like to point out that this was back BEFORE Matt Damon was married with 4 children. So before you call me a home-wrecker, I can assure you that, at the time, he was single or at least appeared single.]

I kid you not. This entire scenario went through my head. By the end I was actually convinced that it could happen and decided I should make more trips to NYC in order to get this dream rolling.

I have problems. I am not going to lie. Sometimes I think my optimism is a bit extreme. It’s one thing to be optimistic and psych yourself out that you can get a date with the cute guy in your class, but it is quite another to think you can get a celebrity to fall in love with you, especially Matt Damon. [For my younger readers who might be most familiar with the "We Bought A Zoo" Matt Damon, I'd like to clarify that this is not the Matt Damon I am referring to. This daydream is about the "Good Will Hunting" Matt Damon.]

Anyway, I just thought I would share this. So when you think you are crazy, just remember this entry and say to yourself “well at least I’m not as messed up as Susan.” Hopefully it will make you feel better. [This statement actually still applies.]

[So there you have it. I would say I am relieved to share this with you, but that would be a lie. It's still just as embarrassing but I hope you have at least enjoyed it.]