Thursday, July 30, 2015

Meet Rusty Griswold

When I was working -- which seems light years in the past -- I didn't watch much television, especially during the last ten years. My commute had expanded and when I got home it was about all I could do just to eat dinner, read the mail and keep up with blogging.  But there were a few shows I made an exception for and one of my all-time favorites was "The Office." I had a place in my heart for all of the characters, but one that I especially enjoyed was Andy Bernard, played by Ed Helms.

I also have fond memories of the "Vacation" series with Chevy Chase and was pleased to see that Ed Helms was going to play the grown Rusty Griswold in the new version of "Vacation."
I was even more pleased when I saw that Ed Helms would be interviewed on AOLBuild, a live interview program that is streamed on AOL. And I was thrilled when I got a ticket to attend.
After a quick subway trip downtown I arrived at the very hip offices for AOL. Though my seat was near the back, it was a small space and I could see and hear the interview perfectly.  
The program consisted of an interview and questions from the audience. Ed Helms -- better looking in person -- was funny, intelligent and engaging. The program was only half an hour and I would have been happy spending more time getting to know Ed Helms/Andy Bernard/Rusty Griswold.
The interview scene -- through the window is a quick glimpse of the beautiful Grace Church.
After the interview it's a quick run to the next interview/appearance. Your correspondent on the aisle captured the moment. 
I'm pleased to have discovered AOLBuild and was impressed with the guests that are scheduled to appear. I've requested tickets for several programs in the future and I'm waiting to hear if I will be able to attend. My Buttercupland buddies will be the first to know. 
We've got thunderstorms here and the humidity must be 99%. I'm enjoying a quiet afternoon at home and will be catching up with a good book later. I hope everyone is able to keep cool. 
As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care.  


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful opportunity for you! I look forward to hearing about future interviews (hopefully). Hope you enjoy your evening.

Mevely317 said...

What a cool experience, Carol! I'm thinking the smaller venue was a big plus.

Sorry about the difficult weather patterns. It seems Summer has us all in a vice grip for the time being.

Jacquelineand.... said...

What a wonderful adventure/opportunity! I so admire your grit. =)

Simply Linda said...

I had seen the commercial for the new movie...and there are quite a few outtakes I like...that is cool you went to sure lead a cool life, Buttercup {(BIG smiles)}. Have a lovely day, friend.

Theresa said...

That's exciting! I saw him on a couple of talk shows this week:) I can't wait to see that Movie! It looks like a HIT! Have a blessed day dear friend and stay cool:) HUGS!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

You get to enjoy the most interesting things. That had to be such fun.

My household loves the Griswolds and I looked forward to taking my tween and teen grandchildren to see this next generation of Vacation movies. However, this picture is rated R and for the life of me, I cannot understand why they would make a classic family movie with scenes or language that are inappropriate for those under 16. Couldn't they have edited at least to a PG-13 I am really bummed. I will go to see it, but am very disappointed that it is an adults only film.

Susie said...

Buttercup, My girls still get the biggest kick out of those vacation movies...especially the , "look kids, Big Ben and Parliament." scene. Hope you are having some of this wonderful summer weather now. xoxo,Susie