From our Billsbabe Yamena……
I arrived at Palisades Charter High School in Pacific Palisades, CA, around 11:45 a.m., on February 28, 2009. It felt like it was 100 degrees, so I can imagine how the players felt on the field. We made a donation to the cause and proceeded to sit down on the bleachers. They had t-shirts, hats and raffle tickets, and refreshments for sale (all going to the cause).
I looked onto the field searching for Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. I finally found Stephen on the sidelines being interviewed. I then saw Anna walking down the outer dirt track area of the field, she was walking towards Stephen. I observed that, when he spotted her, he beckoned for her to come and stand with him while he was being interviewed. They do make a handsome couple.
After the interview they walked arms around each other to the field benches and sat down with their backs to the stadium crowd. Actually that’s the way it was set up. Anna was not playing, but Stephen was.
She wore a classy black summery V-neck dress that came just below the knees and tennis shoes. She had on big black Jackie-O type shades with her hair in a ponytail. Stephen was on the yellow team and wore the number 12 on his shirt, with dark shorts (that curiously had number 13 on them) that also came to the knees, and football shoes. I do have to note that Stephen and Anna were well received by their peers. The media loved them too. I noticed at least four – five interviews for each of them. I believe I saw Channel 4 truck there as well.
They both appeared to be enjoying the event. Stephen from what I observed is quite talkative and likes to joke around.
Although I do not know much about soccer nor do I watch the sport, from what I observed, I believe Stephen played very well and he did score I believe a goal. One cute moment is when Stephen took a time out and went on the sidelines, Anna briskly walked over to him and he tossed up his hands jumping up and down, she in turn also tossed her hands up as well, and then they hugged.
I saw many Celebes that I recognized from TV and/or movies, especially the LaPaglia brothers. Anthony LaPaglia was the other team’s goalie, and a really good player.
There were three teams. Dark black t-shirt team, white t-shirt team, and the yellow t-shirt team, they had three touraments and I think it was the white t-shirt team that won, the team Anthony LaPaglia (goalkeeper) was on.
They wouldn’t allow me on the infield because I needed a special pass. My friend who had accompanied me, had to leave for another event (book signing to do with X-Men comic books) so I decided to use up all the film as I thought I would not get a chance to speak with Anna and Stephen.
I went to the parking lot to where I had parked my car, but apparently my friend went to the store. So, I hung around that area and guess what….. here comes Stephen and Anna walking down the parking lot towards me. I figured they had parked closer to the front. I had parked at the end of the parking lot, but here they are and they kept walking.
Then I realized that they were going to pass me and when they approached I looked up (I’m only 4’11”) and said: “Hi I’m a True Blood fan”. They both smiled and said thanks. Then I told Stephen that I was a Billsbabe and he looked pleasantly surprised, blue eyes and all, and gave a wide grin and replied:”Really, the Billsbabes?”. (Only a few words were exchanged between us, but the way he said it and the expression on his face, I knew he was aware of the Billsbabes. His voice went up loudly in excitement, he was really happy that I mentioned them and that I was there as a representative – LOL.! I believe if he wasn’t so tired, dirty, sweaty, he would have stayed a little longer to talk more. I have total respect for the both of them. They are lovely.) By that time my friend had pulled up. As I was getting into my car, he turned to me and said: “Jolly good to meet you! “, while he was opening up his truck’s door for Anna.
Was it fate that I unknowingly parked my car next to Stephen’s truck not knowing it? And that I stayed in that particular area waiting for my friend? That she pulled up after the brief encounter with Stephen and Anna? I don’t know, but the events fell like dominoes.
Unfortunately, I had used up all my film, regardless, deep down inside I sensed that Stephen was tired, sweaty, and both of them were also in a hurry. In my brief encounter with them, they were extraordinary kind, and ladies, yes, Stephen’s English accent is the bomb! LOL!
And ladies, Stephen does look mighty delectable with or without pants, shirt. LOL! And gents, Anna is verrrrrry attractive, tanned, toned, and as Bill Compton would say “SHE IS MINE”!
As much pleasure I had in seeing and briefly meeting Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin, my heart truly encompassed the hurt the people of Australia have gone thru. I witnessed today, God’s infinite love, the world’s hopes and prayers, and the reassurance of goodness in all people in general.
God bless Australia, and Godspeed in it’s recovery process.