Trish is my hot neighbor. (See: Trish – 2011 to Present – The She Wolf) She’s an artist, graphic designer and even pulls a few shifts at the tanning salon. I’m a big fan. She has a heart of gold. Trish is always rooting for the underdog. She cares for the weak, the small or the forgotten. I love that about her.
She’s even thinking of starting her own blog as a spin-off series from phicklephilly.(Which would be awesome!)
She’s also a very articulate writer that has a really natural flow with her thoughts and ideas. If you’ve ever seen her artwork, she has a wonderful ability to transfer what’s in her mind elegantly to the canvas.
She stops by my apartment the other day and hands me a 1.75 bottle of vodka for covering her 7 hour shift last Saturday. That’s a grateful neighbor and co-worker. I’ll work every Saturday for her if that’s what she wants to give me as thanks!
We chat about a few things and then get into what’s been going on in our lives.
On the Saturday I worked for her she went to Chinatown and took a Mega Bus to Manhattan. It was only $11 bucks! How do they stay afloat charging $11?
Trish rolled into the city and disembarked from the bus at 4:50pm. She gets her metro card refilled. She checked into the Chelsea Inn Hotel which cost her $80 bucks. Still cheap for a hotel room in New York City. She loved the room. Big TV. King sized bed. The works. Trish travels on a budget, but arrives in style.
She heads over to the Alchemist Kitchen to get some supplements. The Gramercy is 15 blocks away from her hotel. She’s been really looking forward to seeing this act and this is why she made the trek to Manhattan.
She walked there alone and sober. They’re all waiting like cattle to see him. She’s sad she has no weed. She’s tired of talking to people, and cant wait to see her childhood hero and to hopefully meet her childhood hero.
“I know I’m going to meet my hero Mulder from the X Files TV show.”
Trish loves the X Files. This great hero of her life and she’s going to meet him. Trish is determined.
And when Trish is on a mission, stay out of her way.
She enters the Gramercy to see David Duchovney perform with his band.
I thought David was only an actor and author, but apparently he’s a man of many talents. I’m a big fan of his work in the cable TV series, Californication.
The Gramercy where he’s only 10 blocks away from where David grew up!
Doors opened at 7pm that night. Some violin quartet from Ireland were the warm up act before Duchovny’s band.
People are moving to get drinks. Tectonic plates are shifting. She will make it to the front. You wiggle your way to the front. Like the slow shift of the world. Like a river. Before he comes out she’s in an euphoric state. Normally she’s super annoyed, but she’s dealing with all of the idiots because Mulder is coming.
She’s waited here two hours for this moment.
When the quartet is done their set. The lights come up and David comes onstage.
“It feels like it’s not my life.” She told me when she saw the man live for the very first time.
“I was 2nd row so I could see my guy!”
She lost her shit when Mulder hits the stage. She’s 12 years old again. She’s blown away. Trish is giggling like it’s Beatlemania. She is screaming her love her for her TV idol. She is excited beyond words.
On scale of 1 to 10 it is beyond the scale. Trish is so filled with joy.
“It was more about this magical creature and to meet him and be in the same room with the man I love.”
Trish was such a super nerd fan of the show. “I was obsessed with the series itself. The novels based on the show and the action figures. I feel the decency of who Fox Mulder was helped me build my own character.”
“He was who we should all be.” she says.
“He’s always a funny approachable guy. I want to be like him. A funny approachable woman. Not to take yourself too seriously. I’m gonna meet him. That’s on a Do Before you Die Bucket List. I have had an opportunity to see his work and I must do it because he has changed my life.”
After the show she waits another two hours and he finally comes outside the venue. She approaches him. Her childhood idol. She digs her hand into her pocket and produces a small Fox Mulder action figure she played with as a child. She places the toy and a silver sharpie marker in his hands.
He autographs her little guy.
It was so fast she had almost no time with him. But she looked into his eyes. “He’s real!”
Trish has an uncanny sense at picking up on all of the emotions of those around her. It gives her great empathy for the human race. She has such a good heart. She could feel through the crush of the fans that David just wanted to go home.
“He is genuinely a great guy. I felt so calm to be near him. Life is short, and it was great to meet him. I also loved being by herself. Just me on my own self adventure.”
Trish doesn’t care to be attached to anything. She’s fine with being on her own and would like to be on her own.
“I just wanted him to go home safe.”
“They treated him like an animal.” she said regarding the pushing fans.
“All they wanted was their shit signed by him. But I really felt something.”
“It was so nice. It was like a dream but I was wide awake.”
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