Monday, December 17, 2007

Eight brushes with fame

Hello! Back from Hawaii all rested and would be more tan if I wasn't such a loser about sun protection. Returned to a TAG! Yay! Thanks again, SheShe.

So while my brain gets back into gear here tis:

1. Totally waited on Ted Lange (aka Isaac from The Love Boat)


2. Ran into Bill Clinton in the bookstore in Reagan National airport after he left the White House. Turned into the new fiction aisle and literally ran into him and his tall broad chest. I felt safe and loved instantly. He had me at "hi there."



3. Speaking of running into people, I also ran into Ric Ocasek from The Cars on the street in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Very tall man.



4. While ushing for my hometown's local theater I talked with George Burns for a bit and got his autograph.



5. I worked with Joshua Bell's cousin's wife for a few years. I never met him but I loved the stories of parties at his Manhattan pad and how he was booked up for three years out and such.


6. Because of random series of events that I will post about in excruciatingly painful detail should it ever come to pass, there is a fair-to-middlin' chance that I will meet Martha Stewart sometime in the next year. How AWESOME would that be? And I don't even deserve it because I am the least crafty person ever. I'll be all, what's a doily?


7. Saw Ralph Fiennes in Manhattan. Did not run into him or talk to him, but there you have it. He is yummy, as near as I can tell.


8. Michael Jordan and I share an alma mater (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill). While I was there he gave some money to open up a center there, and I snuck in to the press conference to get a look at him. At one point we were the two tallest people in the room, and he looked at me, and he WINKED. I swear he did. My feet didn't touch the floor for days.

10 comments:

Suzanne said...

Welcome back! I'm not sure what I'm more jealous of -- your trip to Hawaii or the fact that you saw Ralph Fiennes in person. It's truly a toss-up.

TwoSquareMeals said...

Wow! I've haven't met that many famous people. You must have some kind of famous people karma. But I do live near your old Alma Mater, and my hubby is in grad school there right now. We went to Hawaii pre-kids with the hubby's family, and I love it! I hope you had a great time.

Who She She said...

Hawaii? Nice!

How is it fair that everyone I know has had an encounter with Bill Clinton EXCEPT ME, who is his ONE TRUE LOVE? (He doesn't know this yet.)

Mac and Cheese said...

Welcome home! I'm not sure which famous person I am most impressed with. I suppose Bill Clinton would have been my highlight.

Melanie said...

I need you to e-mail the Martha Stewart story to me right now. RIGHT NOW. Now. I'll be waiting.

Mrs. G. said...

Yay, Nora's back. I've missed you.

Mrs. G. said...

Oh, and hands off MJ;he's mine.

Childlife said...

Yay! You're back : ) Hope to hear all about your fun and see lots of pictures so I can have a pretend vacation : )

Laura said...

Glad to hear your trip was fabulous! Hawaii is so beautiful. (By the way, sun screen rocks. You are the opposite of lame for using it.)

I would love to brush with the greatness of any of these folks! Bill Clinton, especially!

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