It's hard not to totally be thrilled for Catherine, who today had one seriously geeked-out experience with the actress who puts the "Aaarrrrrr!" in Veronica Mars, Kristin Bell. They are BFFs now and shall commence to the making of mix CDs.
Still, we caution Cath: it can be a doubled-edged sword, having a long-standing dream that suddenly and unexpectedly comes to total fruition and fulfillment. We are reminded of the trenchant lyrics of Dan Bern's song, "Tiger Woods" (d/l):
"I got a friend whose goal in life, was to one day go down on Madonna. That's all he wanted, that was all: to one day go down on Madonna. And when my friend was thirty-four, he got his wish in Rome one night. He got to go down on Madonna, in Rome one night in some hotel. And ever since he's been depressed, 'cause life is shit from here on in. And all our friends just shake their heads and say, 'Too soon, too soon, too soon. He went down on Madonna too soon. Too young, too young, too soon, too soon.'"But perhaps we're being too much of a wet blanket. And hey, it's not like we don't ourselves have a dream of getting a phone call from Amy Poehler! Which one are you, Amy? Do you like me or are you ignoring me?