Home Entertainment Will Ferrell: One degree of separation and the best day ever

Will Ferrell: One degree of separation and the best day ever

by Andrea Updyke

Love it? Share it!

Those who have known me for any substantial length of time know I am a huge fan of Will Ferrell. Back in an old 2005 post, I said he was my favorite comedian (still true). I flirted with my now husband using Anchorman quotes, dressed as Mugatu for Halloween and even sent a wedding invitation to his fan-mail address.

It occurs to me that I may be taking this Will Ferrell thing too far....I will never top this costume.

It occurs to me that I may be taking this Will Ferrell thing too far….I will never top this costume.

Recently, when we got our cats (one of whom has a mustache) it was a no-brainer that they would be named Brick and Ron Purrgundy. They even have their own Instagram account at @StayClassyKitty. My husband considers himself to be the spitting image of Ferrell’s Lord Business in The Lego Movie and well, you get the idea.

Will Ferrell is just a part of our lives. We are quoting his movies all the time without even knowing it.

Will Ferrell cats, Ron Purrgundy, Brick, fangirl, andrea updyke

When my friend Susan told me she was planning to attend the press screening of his newest movie, Daddy’s Home, with the chance to interview Ferrell, I properly gushed like any late-30s suburban mom would. It probably sounded like WILL FERRELLLLLL!!!!! OH MY GAHHHHHH!!!!  I KNOW HIM!!!!!

Little did I know, she had a plan up her sleeve.

will ferrell, Will Ferrell cats, Ron Purrgundy, Brick, fangirl, andrea updyke

Photo credit: Susan Pazera

Will Ferrell circle of happiness achievement: Unlocked

Yes, that is my photo with the cats in this picture of the one and only Will Ferrell! I died the moment I got the picture and immediately flooded the internet with my glee. Elf quotes were flying, there was definite jumping up and down and I realized, I have no dreams left. I’m out. I’m good.

I mean seriously. I’m not a super-fan of many things, but when it comes to what I really enjoy, I am topped off. It seems silly that something so small could touch me like this, but the fact that I have friends who are willing to go out of their way to make me smile is something I will never take for granted.

will ferrell, Will Ferrell cats, Ron Purrgundy, Brick, fangirl, andrea updyke

Now that we are best friends, Will’s photo and I have enjoyed dinner and a stroll around Walt Disney World. Next week we’ll celebrate Christmas. After that, I don’t know! I thought maybe we could make ginger bread houses, and eat cookie dough, and go ice skating, and maybe even hold hands. Talk about Christmas Cheer!!

For more on Susan’s experience meeting Will Ferrell and her upcoming review of Daddy’s Home, make sure to follow her blog, Mom on the Map. Really, you should do it anyway because she is awesome!

Thank you Susan. Thank you Will.  And don’t forget to stay classy!

Love it? Share it!

3 comments

You may also like

3 comments

Paramount Pictures Daddy's Home - A "Ho Ho Whole" Lot Of Laughs For The Holiday! - Review - Mom on the Map December 23, 2015 - 7:53 pm

[…] he was nice enough to do so. Andrea was so excited she even wrote a post about it that you can read HERE. […]

Reply
Make Your Own DIY Milk Jug Cat Litter Scoop May 6, 2016 - 6:45 am

[…] and Ron Purrgundy (named after one of the best movies of all time – oh Hai Will Ferrell!) are beloved by everyone in the family, including Jerry who has never been a cat person. But […]

Reply
Our Elf Christmas Card and a Look Back at the Past 10 Years of Cards December 20, 2016 - 8:10 am

[…] Christmas Card idea came to me as a result of my obvious obsession with Will Ferrell, my husband’s extreme and awesome tallness and the realization that we may only have a couple […]

Reply

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.