That one day I met Matthew Gray Gubler.

Let me set the stage. In the Spring of 2010, I slept on the couch of the apartment of 5 girls who lived in SoCal. One day I thought “I know. I’ll try to meet Matthew Gray Gubler.” You know. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds. AKA the best character that’s ever existed AKA the only actor that I think is a complete dreamboat. Just saying. I looked up the filming of Criminal Minds, found a day they were filming, and tried to convince someone to go with me… but with no luck. Not only did I find no stalking partner, but they also talked me out of it.


Zoom through Summer. One confusing Saturday evening, I moved down to SoCal. I had $20 to my name. But you know… YOLO. I’d lined up a job interview the following Tuesday at Universal Studios, and had plans to attend an open mic that evening. After getting a job offer at Universal Studios, I had some time to kill and decided to look up a Starbucks to reply to some e-mails at.

As I was sitting down to start my computer someone walked in the door. I looked up and thought “that boy is SO cute!.. yeah, that boy looks like Matthew Gray Gu.. um THAT IS MATTHEW GRAY GUBLER!!!

So naturally, being full of 0 shame I ran up to him and said “HELLO I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.” He reached out his hand and said “Hi! I’m Matthew!” I shook his hand and said “Right, I just said I know that.”

and I proceeded to talk his ear off for ten minutes. about how much I love him. and how he is my favorite actor. and how once I wanted to go to a Criminal Minds screening but my friends talked me out of it and said I’d never even get to meet him anyway and I was so excited to tell them I met him and could we please take a picture together?

and he is really nice. So we did take a picture together.

me and matthew gray gubler aka spencer reid from criminal minds //

He even drew me a picture of a squid.


The kids at my church are starting to use social media (pray for me) and one of them discovered that there’s a picture of me and Spencer Reid and wants to know all about it. I was thinking about how it was one of the coolest things that’s ever happened to me and as far as I’m concerned, everyone needs to be reminded of it ALL THE TIME because it’s not often someone can say they met THEIR FAVORITE ACTOR in Starbucks.



  1. August 20, 2015 / 7:12 am

    WHAT?! That is so cool. I’ve never met a celebrity. WHY HAVE I NEVER MET A CELEBRITY?! Hahaha. He is adorable. And I love his character. But some of my friends are HUUUUGE fans of his and would die of jealousy.

  2. August 20, 2015 / 7:27 am

    That is amazing. I imagine he’d be one of the best celebrities to meet. Alas, I like in Kansas and have met nobody famous. I did almost sell glasses to one of the guys who worked on puppets like Big Bird and Yoda. And I went to the same church as Jimmy Carter one Easter (in Atlanta, not Kansas). Oh, and I complimented an Oakland Raider’s wife/girlfriend on her shoes in the Atlanta airport without realizing who he was. That’s about it.

  3. August 20, 2015 / 8:23 am

    that is so freakin cool!!!! 🙂 you should post a picture of the squid too! haha!

  4. August 20, 2015 / 12:28 pm

    That is so awesome! I love him! He is so cute 🙂

  5. August 20, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Oh my goodness you did not say YOLO! 😉 This is so cool. I met Kristin Cavillari back when Laguna Beach was cool. Please tell me know what I’m talking about.

  6. August 20, 2015 / 4:37 pm

    I don’t know who he is so this means nothing to me. Just saying. You’re not as cool as you think you are. 😉

  7. August 20, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    What! ??!!? That is so cool. He’s my favorite actor from that show too. Who am I kidding? I love them all but how fantastic. I totally would have kissed him. Hahaha crazy fan girl here! Lol I met Bruce Willis in Kauai while on vacation, he was hiking the same place as us! No pics though 🙁

  8. August 20, 2015 / 10:16 pm

    DID YOU ASK HIM ON A DATE? I would… and I’m married… *looks around* Bahahahaha. So cute!!!! That’s a great celebrity citing. I’m so glad that he’s nice!!!

  9. August 23, 2015 / 4:58 pm

    DYING! That is the coolest thing ever. I’m so glad you spoke up and asked for a photo (and that he obliged). Definitely frame-worthy!

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