πŸ€ THAT TIME I HIGH-FIVED NEIL PATRICK HARRIS πŸ€

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    Fresh off his Tony Award winning performance as Hedwig,
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    Neil Patrick Harris went on a book tour to support "Choose Your Own Autobiography."
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    So I bought a ticket and lined up with 599 other fans at my local book store to get my book signed.
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    A friend closer to the front of the line texted me the rules Book People staff were sharing: Due to the large number of attendees, you cannot take posed photos with Neil Patrick Harris. You cannot hug Neil Patrick Harris. Please move along once your book is signed.
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    As I moved closer to the front of the line, and Neil Patrick Harris, I desperately tried to think of something witty and wonderful to say. Soon, he was within sight.
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    Other people were using actual words to literally chat with Neil Patrick Harris. . .
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    instead of just a series of wild eyebrow gestures and weird grins.
    Which I feared would be all I could manage.
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    Then it was my turn. He said "Hi!" And took my book from the signing helper.
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    I said "HI NEIL PATRICK HARRIS!" like some Doogie Howser-obsessed pre-teen. I barely noticed the security guy taking a small step towards me, on low-key alert.
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    Neil Patrick Harris said "How are you?"
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    And my mind went completely blank.
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    I'm pretty sure I replied "Pretty good, Neil Patrick Harris. I mean, good. I'm good. You know. . .good."
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    He smiled at me then, clearly recognizing my best friend potential.
    Or maybe secretly signaling security to prepare to tackle me if I lunged in for a hug.
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    I pulled myself together:
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    "May I request the highest of fives?"
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    He said sure.
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    We high-fived!
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    And then I told everyone in the line who even glanced at me on my way out that I high-fived Neil Patrick Harris.
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    And THEN I spent a confusing few minutes in the parking garage wondering why my key fob wouldn't open my car until I realized it was the wrong silver car.
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    Don't worry, I'M GOOD.
    It was legenβ€”wait for itβ€”dary.