So once upon a time, I had a dream/nightmare that I went to the San Diego Zoo and met Jon, and while going in for a hug, he HIT ME IN THE FACE. It was a stupid dream, yes, and hilarious in retrospect, but it was a dream nonetheless.
In San Diego this past weekend, I had a chance to talk to Jon while he was walking around, and I asked him if he wouldn’t mind punching me in the face. I expected a “WHAT?!” sort of reaction, but instead, he just readily agreed and made a fist. I laughed, and said “Well. Not really punching me in the face…” He laughed and said “No? You sure?”
After a moment of giggling, he asked me “Okay, how do you want to do this?” I had absolutely no idea. I told him as much. He just smiled, and gave me a few ideas, that sounded far beyond anything I could ever pull off in a picture. He asked again “How are you planning on reacting..?” I told him I didn’t know. I suddenly felt stupid and useless, and when he asked again, how I planned on this picture working, I just gave a nervous sort of laugh and awkwardly said: “You’re the mime!” He smiled, said “Oh yeah! I am!” and took a step back. He looked things over, gave me some really basic directions, went over it a few times with me, and we finally posed for the picture. And for not being able to keep a straight face while one of the most adorable people I’ve ever met hit me in the face, I don’t think it turned out so bad.
After this picture was taken (by the lovely trekkiebeth, of course, who was snapping pictures the entire time!), I asked if he wouldn’t mind posing for one more picture. Just a ‘normal cute one?’ He happily nodded and put his arm around me and pulled me toward him. While we were smiling for Beth’s camera, Jon suddenly turned toward me, put his face close to mine, and quietly asked in a serious tone: “Why did you want me to punch you in the face?”
Then I awkwardly had to tell Jon that I had a dream about him before I came to the zoo. I thought for sure, he’d burst out laughing. I was definitely not expecting THIS:
“OH HONEY NOOOOOO!!!! I would never do thaaat!!”
Silly Jon. I never in a million years thought you would. But thanks for confirming my beliefs— that you are absolutely wonderful.
And that, folks, is how I gained a whole new appreciation of just how awesome Jon Sprague is.
reblogging myself. because it makes me happy.