Jason Segel was honored as this year's Hasty Pudding Theatricals' "Man of the Year" AKA he was not 3 miles from me on Friday afternoon/evening. In an effort of fandom, I actually went into Harvard Square to drop off my record player for repair, and decided to linger around for as long as I could take. Maybe I could get a glimpse and/or photo of the man himself? Rumor had it, Mr. Segel would parade through or around Harvard Square/yard at some point in the afternoon, while it was still daylight.
Two Starbucks-venti-mocha-hot-chocolates (with whipped cream) later, I had had enough. I lasted a total of 90 minutes before I caved and got in my car. I then sat there for a few minutes, going back and forth about whether or not to stay, and ultimately decided that I had to go home. Does this make me a terrible fan? Maybe I'm not a "fan" exactly, but more of an admirer??? I really do adore the guy. And I think he's crazy talented and smart, to boot. It would have been cool to see him, or maybe even get a photo or even a hug (I read that some students or something got hugs). Oh well.
Anyway, enough of that, and more about the awards ceremony. Hasty Pudding chooses both a man and woman of the year (every year), roasts said man or woman, presents them with the coveted "Pudding Pot", then treats them to a performance of their current theatrical production. Some previous "Pudding Pot" recipients: Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, Ben Stiller, Charlize Theron, and Robert Downey Jr. to name a few.