Jan 19, 2011

Our Tiny Christmas Miracle

Well, miracle is a strong word for it.  But we thought it was pretty cool.

So you know how we named one of our cats Wolowitz after Simon Helberg's character in The Big Bang Theory, right.  In case you've forgotten, here is our Wolowitz and below him is Simon's character from the show:

Wolowtiz the cat

Wolowitz the nerd

Well, every since we named our boy after Wolowitz, Gia has had this idea that maybe we could get a picture of Simon Helberg and our cat together. I mean, we knew that getting a picture of the two of them in the same place would be nearly impossible. We don't get to LA all that often.  But we thought we might be able to swing getting a picture of Simon holding a picture of Wolowitz. A little Wolowitz-on-Wolowitz action, if you will.

But how does one go about that?

Well, I first looked to see what Simon Helberg's online presence was like. And his online presence was basically nada. No Twitter account. No blog that I could find. Only a contact address for his agent. And I didn't want to go that route. It seemed kinda creepy to ask his agent for a photo.  So I basically forgot about it for a while.

Then, for some reason, I looked again a few weeks before Christmas, and I saw that he finally opened a Twitter account. Which I immediately started to follow...looking for a way to get him to fulfill this incredibly stupid request of ours. That's when I saw that he was basically using Twitter to help promote his wife's film project that she was hawking on Kickstarter. I wrote about that here a while back. Her name is Jocelyn Towne.

So I checked out the project, and I thought it would make an interesting Christmas present for Gia.  I would pledge enough to get her listed as an Associate Producer on the film.  So for $100, she would get a screen credit plus a whole bunch of other goodies like a copy of the DVD, a signed poster, etc...  Since I jumped into the project fairly early, I thought Jocelyn Towne might contact me via email or board post.  Maybe then I would be able to ask her about getting a picture of Simon with our cat.  Yeah.  Weak, but why not?

You know what?  That's exactly what happened.  She wrote to thank me for pledging toward her film project.  I wrote back telling her how we named one of our cats after Simon's character from the show.  She replied thinking that was hilarious as they were cat people themselves.  They have three cats named after famous film detectives.  That's when I asked her about getting a photo with Simon holding a photo of our cat.  She thought it was a great idea and asked me to send her a photo of Wolowitz.

That was the morning of Christmas Eve.  A few hours before midnight and Christmas itself, here is what showed up in my email:

Wolowitz and Wolowitz

Jocelyn Towne and Simon Helberg are two of the coolest cats in the world. Thanks, kids!

15 comments:

sybil law said...

Haha! That's fricking awesome!

And I will never doubt your powers again, Earl. Uh, not that I have before, but now I know not to, ever.
Except for finding me that drug film.
:)

Avitable said...

That is hilarious!

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - I've deemed that the drug film is a figment of your imagination. Sorry.

Avitable - Ain't it just?

Suzi Q said...

That's wicked cool! Big Bang is my most favourite show!

Mrs. Hall said...

The internets is full of love for the creative types!

Rock on!

B.E. Earl said...

Suzi Q - It must be! You put an extra "u" in favorite! ;)

B.E. Earl said...

Holly - or the not-so-creative, in my case. :)

Slyde said...

now send them another $100 to see if he will take a picture cradling your balls...

Always Home and Uncool said...

That is awesome. Kickstarter is a cool concept. It allowed me to be an executive producer for a Graham Parker documentary and got me dinner with 3/5 of the original Rumour.

B.E. Earl said...

Slyde - My next pet project is to get a picture of you and Chachi together.

Uncool - See? Not so uncool. :)

marty mankins said...

I think I see the comparison. I wonder how adventurous the cat will be when compared to Howard's adventures?

B.E. Earl said...

Marty - well, they are both on the smallish side. And they are both highly intelligent, even without the PHD. Our Wolowitz has been fixed, however. So not much of a sex fiend.

Lotus07 said...

I might try and pull this off as well....I have a cat named Angelina Jolie......hmmmmm

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - DO IT!!!

Suzi Q said...

Just checking back on the comments you made on the comments. My extra "u" is the correct (Canadian)spelling of favoUrite!