Monday, August 25, 2008


I was talking with some friends this weekend about celebrities that we like. And it brought back to my mind a post that has been fermenting for many months.

Would I REALLY want to meet a celebrity? Especially one I actually liked?

And, No, I don't think I would unless I would be guaranteed that
a) I would be articulate, poised, and natural
b) the celebrity would be nicer than I expect

And I really don't think that would happen. As much as I may have planned out the perfect comment for a celebrity(if you only knew how many hours I spent on this in Jr. High, you would either be embarassed for me or totally relate), I am truly afraid I would gush, be the typical overboard fan, or something perfectly stupid. I mean, have you seen the Saturday Night Live skit with Matthew Fox in an Elevator? That is my fear. Well, ok, I won't be attempting to date any celebrities or anything like that...but seriously...I would rather never meet a celebrity than be a story for someone to laugh about later.

Now if someone I knew became a celebrity...that might be cool...unless they turned into a jerk.


At 4:32 PM, Blogger Mellifluous said...

So, this post made me laugh at myself. I really care about what people think of me? Can't care too much...since I actually posted this, but then again, I guess I'm ready for 40 to hit since my buddy Sherrie says that's when you stop caring what people think. Too bad I have 6 more years! haha

At 11:15 AM, Blogger Sherrie said...

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At 11:16 AM, Blogger Sherrie said...

ha ha!

I met Martin Smith, the lead singer (as well as the full band) of "Delirious?" last month in the Admiral's Club in O'Hare and received a personal introduction as I was with the CEO of the International Bible Society.

It was so perfect because I had NO CLUE about him / them. Keith encouraged me to show him my new Amazon Kindle so I gave Martin a tour of this new electronic reader I had just received and we had a great visit.

It was only afterward, at Keith's recommendation, that I asked my kids if they were familiar with this band, and then I Wikipedia'd, and then I paid attention to the artists names on my XM christian radio station that I came to discovered I had met a huge star.

Hmmmm, I guess that's how it would go for me ~ cluelessness is a gift which protected me from self-consciousness :)

love ya!

At 1:24 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love that skit.


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