OK, here I am, at the end of the first day of Super Soap Weekend 2007, and all I can say is … Super Soap ain’t what it used to be.
Granted, this was only my third year, but even in that short time, this event has simply exploded. People up the wahzoo, everywhere you go. Wonderfully fantastic soap-fan people, mind you, but tons of people nonetheless.
In my previous blog, I said I planned to start out in the General Hospital line. And I had every intention of doing so … until we got to the main entrance of the park. I could swear the GH line snaked all the way back to Timbuktu, and while I’m sure Timbuktu can be a lovely place to visit, it wasn’t on my agenda for the day. So Michele and I stepped up to the All My Children line, the second-shortest after One Life to Live.
In the AMC line, we met the wonderful LuAnne from Ohio, mother of Gypsy and Gabby, who seems to have a soap friend in every port. We also chatted with Barb and Linda (“Like the good witch” … er, only without the G) from Brevard County, who had me in stitches. Thanks, ladies! They, and many others whose names we unfortunately didn’t catch, were all great entertainment during the wait.
I was able to get standby for David Canary and Thorsten Kaye. Luckily, they took their standbys, so I got one-on-one time with both.
If you read my wish list for 2007, David Canary was at the top for AMC. So I guess I didn’t do too shabby, eh? He is extremely pleasant and a lot more animated than I expected. And the combination of his blue eyes and white hair is absolutely striking in person.
Of course, if you read my wish list, you also know I was hesitant to meet Thorsten Kaye because, well, have you seen the man. I was sure I’d sound like an idiot. Guess what? I did. But the good news is, I was one of a sea of faces he saw today. I’m sure he won’t remember what little ole me said, right? Right?
Just call me Desperately Seeking Reassurance.
What did me in was the hug. Thorsten is a hugger. And not a little, pat-on-your-back, barely touching hug. A full-body, warmth-infused hug. In fact, he’s just overall a very welcoming, good-humored, breathtakingly beautiful man. I just wasn’t thinking clearly, which became obvious when I proceeded to tell him that Zach was not my favorite character on AMC.
Yeah, you heard right. It was like my evil twin had suddenly inhabited my body. Thorsten just looked at me with those intelligent, twinkling eyes and said, “Why not? He’s the best character on All My Children.” (Of course, you’d think so, Thorsten!)
But did I back out of the conversation gracefully? Did I nod in agreement? Did I at least shut my trap?
Uh, no. I told him that Zach doesn’t smile enough and that he’s kinda mean.
Yep. I’m an idiot.
But I did manage to gush about how much I adore Thorsten as an actor and how big a fan I am. Hmmmm, now I’m starting to think I sounded like a creepy, stalkerish idiot.
Great.
Maybe I’ll behave better tomorrow.

2 Responses to “My SSW Adam and Zach great adventure”

  1. Nikki Oldaker
    10:44, 13.11.2007

    Hi Kara: I met you by Kelly Monaco’s autograph area…and just read the story about the little girl with the brain tumor…and was elated when I read that she did get to meet her…
    It was a pleasure meeting you during the Super Soap Weekend…I love GH…it is my break from my writing…RE: Tilden (not sure if you remembered)…
    I met so many nice people there, including yourself…I am looking forward to doing it again next year!

  2. Hi, Nikki. Good to hear from you. (And, yes, I remembered!)Michele’s story about Jenna was pretty amazing; it was great to meet so many wonderful, interesting and entertaining people, including you. I’m glad you had a good time at SSW. It’s definitely an adventure! Good luck with the book. And come back and visit us again, OK?