Everyone tells me how nice Mary Lynn Rajskub is. They tell me how easy it is to get her autograph. It’s not so easy to pronounce her last name.
I missed Mary Lynn as she entered the theater. An hour later she was leaving to get something to eat. Not the best time to ask. I was the only one in my group that didn’t already have her. So I rushed over. She was ahead of me but I was NOT going to run up and tap her on the shoulder. So I’m trying remembering how to say ‘Rajskub’. I could not form the name in my mouth. I was damn sure not going to shout ‘Chloe!’
I stopped in my attempt and was slowly heading back to the group. Sheepishly, I was going to have to admit I failed because I could not pronounce her name. Then she stopped and turned back toward me. She was surprised to see a hound standing there looking lost.
I lifted my photo and asked if she had time to sign for me. She smiled and said sure. She looked at the print and said something like: That photo.
I said: if you don’t want to sign this, I can track down something else.
She smiled and said: No. The photo is 20 years old!
She signed and I thanked her. I still think she looks like the image in the photo. And I never had to butcher her last name.