What happens when a Geek comes face to face (well, almost) with a major motivator of said Geekdom? This week's The Geek Files investigates!
In case I was too subtle, the title of this column and my screen name both pay homage to The X-Files
and two weeks ago I met my god. - Yes, David Duchovny. OK. So I didn't "meet him" meet him. But he now knows I exist and I don't think I came off all fan-girly.
A good friend of mine (also a Geek) actually made my dream come true by getting me a ticket to The Tony Danza Show
for a pre-taped interview with DD. I was in the "cheap seats" in the sense of not getting on camera (which I was eternally grateful for since I cut out of work that day) but I had the best seat in the house in terms of being situated directly in DD's eye-line. When he wasn't politely looking at TD during the interview, he was looking right at me! I like to think we had more than a few "moments."
I can't give away what happens since the episode hasn't aired yet but I can relate one cool story. DD also had to pre-tape one trivia question for a future contest the show is doing. DD said before he read the question aloud that he didn't even know the answer. I had a feeling I would be the only one who did know it... and I was right. (Being the only audience member under the age of 55 probably helped my chances a bit.) After DD recorded the question I joking tossed my hand up in the air knowing that he would see me. We had this exchange: DD:
"Do you know the answer?"Pusher:
"What is it?"Pusher:
"blah-blah-blah" (Again, I can't divulge the answer here since it hasn't aired yet.)DD:
"Really? Is that it?"Pusher:
"See, I didn't know that."Pusher:
"Will you leave Tea and marry me?"DD
: "In a heartbeat."
OK, so that last exchange didn't happen outside of my imagination but the rest is all true and I owe this fellow Geek my first born for allowing me my first DD encounter (as long as I can still name the kid Fox).Pusher, while not fighting to have her last name legally changed to "Scully," writes The Geek Files every Monday.