Johnny Depp and I Rendevous at Gas Station

July 11th, 2011

I ran into Johnny Depp at the gas station in Baldwin, while visiting the Oracle Known as Steve.

We were driving into town when suddenly (my)Jack squealed from the back seat, “It’s Captain Jack Sparrow!  It’s Captain Jack Sparrow!”

“What are you talking about?” I said.

“Over there!  At the gas station!  It’s Captain Jack Sparrow!”

I looked over and didn’t see anybody, but I turned around anyway and pulled into the gas station because that is just the kind of mom I am.  If someone in my car says they have seen Captain Jack Sparrow I am going to go check it out!

And sure enough.  Captain Jack (or Johnny as I prefer to call him) was about to drive away.  We pulled up along side him and all my kids (and me too) craned our necks out of the window of the truck to get a gander at Johnny.  With great aplomb, Johnny put his car in park (which strangely enough was Bumble Bee)  and swaggered toward us in that drunken effeminate pirate gait beloved by so many.

I, of course, pulled out my behemoth of a camera and started snapping away.

Johnny, being the gracious super star that he is, didn’t mind a bit.

He’s not like the other stars.

He launched into a Captain Jack Sparrow routine and sashayed all over the parking lot for us.

Talking in a clipped slurred British accent…

Delicately fluttering his fingers about in his signature girly pirate way…

Everything was spot on right down to his voice, his braids and his gorgeous blue gray eye shadow.

I almost asked him to come to the Oracle’s house with us and you know what?

I think he would have come!

It might have cost me something, but I think it might have been worth it.

If anyone in the Kansas City area is looking for a celebrity to show up at your next fete, I’ve got your guy.


  • Kait:

    Oh you have all the luck. He looks fantastic!

  • Oooo, wonder if he’s got a Keith Richards lookalike dad, too? He looks great, although his face seems a bit orange. Fun!

  • Chris D.:

    If you ever get to Silver Spring, MD, check out Piratz Tavern! Cap’n Jack and his mateys are there frequently. (Food is good, too!)

  • poppy:

    Did he smell like rum and check out your booty?