Jenna Fischer hosts Kitten Rescue fundraiser

Lindsay’s report

Me and Kevin got to the Skirball Center at 6 when it started and went to look at all of the auction goodness … And goodness there was!

Unfortunately, all of the Office stuff was grouped together in one auction (2 signed photos, signed Pam and Angela bobble heads, signed season 3 dvd set, a coffee tumbler and probably something else I’m forgetting). There was another Office fan there who really really wanted it all, so I wasn’t going to bid against her and ruin her night.

Plus what I really wanted … was the necklace that Jenna wore in the wedding episode of The Office this year. That was saved for the live auction later that night and in the end … it was too rich for my blood.

dwightOkay so we kept going and finally came across the piece that I was auctioning off. A personalized digital portrait of whoever you wanted … and if you can believe it … someone bid on it!!! For an example to set out, I sent in a framed version of my ‘Dwight’ Office painting that I did a little while ago.

Then we went outside and got some drinks, it was freezing outside so we weren’t out there very long before coming in and just taking a breather at the table. We sat at Jenna Fischer’s table this year so we didn’t have to scout out and reserve seats like last year. Here is where I met the other Office fan Kristina from last year.

We walked the auction again when Jenna Fischer and her fiance Lee got there and they not only saw, but complimented my Dwight painting … COMPLIMENTED!! Eventually everyone sat at the table and the show began … I sat next to Jenna’s fiance Lee who was really nice and I wish I had gotten to chat with him more, but I didn’t want to be rude during the event. He asked if I did the “Office” paintings for a living … which was very sweet :).

Jenna was a great host and super funny, awards were given, videos were shown, food was devoured (kudos on the salad and desert … sooo good!), and then they did the live auction of Jenna’s dress she was wearing, the wedding necklace and a vacation package. There was probably more, but I forget …

Afterwards Jenna came over and we chatted for a little while and I asked if she would mind taking a picture. (Big thanks to Lee for taking it!)

jenna


[from tanster: Lindsay also designed the official Fur Ball poster. Awesome report, Lindsay, thanks so much for sharing! :) ]

15 comments

  1. Yaaaaaay!! Me and Kristina, the two fans that went last year, already got our tickets!!! I’m excited to see what she’ll have for us this year!!!!!!

    [from tanster: awesome! :) ]

  2. Oh, I wish there were some way I could justify going all the way from the east coast. *thinks* Hmmm. I doubt my wallet would appreciate that one bit. But the kittens! So cute! And Jenna! So adorable!

  3. I’m going with Lindsay! Yay! If anyone has any questions they want me to ask Jenna, let me know (for those of you that are unable to attend). She was so great last year letting Lindsay and I follow her around like pupp–ahem–I mean kitties! Email questions to [email protected].

  4. awww i would totally adopt dunder and mifflin, if i didn’t already have my two cats, JIM and PAM….. :)

  5. Funny how on The Office she says “I’m more of a dog person,” but she’s a cat person in real life! Haha.

  6. Have a great time guys, I wish I lived on the west coast and could go because it’s worth the price to help out such a good cause. Give my best to Jenna haha. Can’t wait for reports and pics.

  7. I’ve been looking for images from the event and I can’t find any. Has anyone else found any?

  8. Hi Lindsay,
    The report was awesome. Thank you so much. How did you get at Jenna’s table?

  9. Thanks, Lindsay! I’m so jealous! :) That’s an awesome Dwight painting.

    And OMG, the picture of Garbage on Jenna’s MySpace was so hilarious I actually saved it to my desktop. The next time I need a pick-me-up, I’m going to click on Garbage.

  10. Sounds so fun! I still wish I could’ve gone… darn the east coast (or for that matter, the west)!
    I just noticed that picture of Garbage and I freaked out! SO cute! I literally used a picture of Garbage the cat and Dwight for my profile picture for a while… I love Garbage!
    Will they name one Bandit now? ;)

  11. Tanster – You let someone start off a report (and comment #1) with incorrect grammar?? I’m surprised. :) “Me and…” People, it’s “… and I” when it’s the subject of the sentence (remember the “whoever” and “whomever” discussion on one ep?).

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