Then he came back out of the building. The extremely short version, because I am tired (details later!):
PG (who has taken a magazine from her hotel room and opened it to a two-page spread advertising Rendition): Jake, can you sign this?
PG: I run a website for you.
Jake (looks up and smiles): Oh, yeah?
PG: Yeah, Jake Watch!
Jake: Oh, wow! OK!
Jake and PG smile and look at each other and awkwardly nod until other autograph seekers distract Jake's attention away. PG starts snapping pictures.
PG: I'm taking some pictures of you. I hope that's OK.
Jake (looks over and smiles again): Sure, that's fine.
PG: Thank you!
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(This is not zoomed; I was really that much up in his grill. You can see my reflection in his sunglasses. I'm wearing a pink shirt.)
Then Peter Sarsgaard came out.
PG: Peter, can you sign this?
PG: Uh, sorry it's a picture of Jake.
Peter (laughing): It's fine.
Peter then signs his name boldly across the picture of Jake. He steals PG's Sharpie to sign autographs for several other people.
PG: Can I take some pictures?
Peter (smiling): Sure!
Peter: Whose Sharpie is this? (to PG) Was it yours?
PG: Yeah, thanks.
Meanwhile, a WireImage photographer caught a picture of PG and Sarsy conversing. Just so you know I'm not making this up (and shhh! don't tell them I'm posting their picture!):
(PG and Peter shared a moment earlier in the afternoon when he arrived and she yelled, "PETER!!!" and starting jumping up and down and waving even though she was at that point quarantined across the street. He waved back. It was a good time for everyone.)
I will upload the autograph page when I get access to a scanner because the digital camera just isn't doing it any favors. It's really awesome in a generic, hastily-scribbled sort of way.
THEN, at the world premiere of Rendition, Jake was kind enough to walk by me again on the red carpet inside the building:
There wasn't a lot of (any) talking at that point, but I'm sure it was because he didn't want to be distracted. No doubt he was still ruminating on our ground-breaking discussion from earlier.
Meanwhile, Ace Agent Marcia was taking the following video so that everyone would have the chance to experience the hysteria of waiting for Jake to whiz by:
In summation: Was all that worth it for a couple words, an impersonal autograph, and a couple of close-ups? Er, not even remotely. But the IMPORTANT thing is that I finally got a picture of Jake FROM THE FRONT!! About damned time. :)
Sorry this is lame but I have to go to bed. I'll make it better later. Also later (tomorrow)...RENDITION! The sex scene, the balcony seats, the nausea over the torture scenes...thrills await! You can only have so much excitement in one post anyway. I wouldn't want people to faint.
PG would like to thank Alice for being so wonderful and letting her stand at the front of the line for Jake's post-press-conference appearance. She'd also like to thank her fellow stalkers, Marcia, Cindy, and Carol for their wonderful company. And especially Marica for carrying around her shoes all day. And Megan for posting the news!