Tuesday, May 6, 2008

(S)he's making a list....

Work is taking me to Portland tomorrow...so I'm busy getting ready for the trip. However, I have to post something, lest I let down the 5 faithful readers of this blog. OK...there are a few more than 5 of you. And I'd hate for anyone to have to resort to actually working during the day, so I'll do my best to entertain you, although it'll have to be short and sweet.

A fun fact about me: I am a list writer. Big time.

I write my to-do list at work, I write packing lists for trips, I write shopping lists, lists of places I want to go, things I want to do before I die....you get the idea. Don't be fooled, though. I'm not one of those super-organized people. In fact, that's why I write the lists - if I don't, I'll forget something super-important. Guaranteed.

Anyway, Sister gave me the coolest gift for Christmas this year. It's a little book called Listography: Your Life in Lists. It's honestly one of the best presents I've ever received (she's really good at finding the perfect gift, by the way). It was designed to help you "create your autobiography through list making." You know I love anything that caters to the lazy person, but that's just one reason why I'm loving this book.

Here are a few examples of the kinds of lists they ask you to complete:

The most memorable friends from your past
The strangest places you've had sex
Things you're glad you did
Your biggest fears
All your past hang-outs
Your most drunken moments

See? I told you it was cool.

So here's today's topic: Famous People You've Encountered

1. Hall & Oates - before a Mardi Gras parade
2. Fred Savage - ditto (I was in jr. high and thought he was super cute...H&O, not so much)
3. George Strait - in a hotel elevator
4. Buddy Ebson (Uncle Jed) - in a hot tub (LONG story...)
5. Henry Winkler (The Fonz) - in a hotel in Providence (he was a JERK!)
6. Mike Modano - he was in a video we produced at work, I made him take a picture with me
7. Nikki Sixx - at a book signing
8. Nando Parrado (Alive was based on his story) - he kind of hit on me (or maybe he was just hungry...)

What about you?


amanda said...

The best celebrity encounter I've had was Gene Wilder. He was signing copies of his book at a little art house theatre right before a double-feature of "Young Frankenstein" and "Willy Wonka".

Melisa said...

Hmm..my list is not as eclectic or cool as yours, but I'll list them anyway:
1. Eric Nies of Real Word fame...he was so hot and let me take a sexy picture with him.
2. Adam Oates of the Boston Bruins, he was cool but his friends we most certainly using his fame to try and get laid.
3. Roger Clemens, when he played for the Red Sox. Everyone said he was a jerk but I managed to get an autograph from him for my dad and he was super cool about it...of course this could have been the alcohol.
4. Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Danny Wood of New Kids on the Block...what more can I say? Reunion tour officially starts 5/16and I will be there.
5. Eminem...he was a bit arrogant as I met him just as he was getting super famous.

Imelda Matt said...

This will only mean sumet to Australians...

Kerri-Anne (Queen of OZ TV) when I was interviewed on her show! OH, I meet Princess Mary of Denmark and gushed about her nice shoes...needless to say her security entourage closed in on her!

Anonymous said...

I love lists more than anything...I'm making a list right now of my favorite lists.

itsaprille said...

I met John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) at a book signing. I was so star struck that I forgot to let go of his hand when we shook hands and I kind of ended up pulling him across the table a little bit. He laughed and said that was the sweetest thing that had ever happened to him at a signing event. Then I almost died. Now, how long are we going to have to wait for the Uncle Jed in the Hot Tub post????

ro said...

Ohhh...I love everybody's lists!!! We are quite the star-fuckers, aren't we?

HippieSister - I'm sure Johnny Rotten will remember you forever!

Incidentally, just a couple of weeks ago this drunk dumbass was trying to tell me Johnny Rotten was the lead singer of Rancid. And he knew this because he was a "huge Rancid fan...from the early 80s." I am not even kidding.

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