I haven’t had much to say lately so I’m lifting an idea from my blog peep Moxie who has a pretty cool post she put up on Friday. She was talking about celebrity sightings she’s had. So instead of posting a really long comment there I thought i’d pingback on her.
I don’t get too worked up in a frenzy over celebrities… i don’t think i ever really have but at the same time if I hear or see something about a well known celebrity I can’t turn away. Kind of the train wreck syndrome right.
I can only remember a few bonafide celebrities sightings I’ve had.
I was on a photo assignment to take pictures at (of all places) my old high school a couple of years ago. Our one really famous alumnus, Roger Clemens showed up to say a few words on the school’s 40th anniversary. We were on the opposite end of the basketball court of everyone else. I walked up to him and told him I shot for the Chronicle but was also an alum. I shook his hand and said I’m sure everyone here would be excited that our most famous alum took time to come out on this day. He was gracious, said thanks and walked up to the podium.
He’s got hands like friggin bear paws. It’s no wonder he was so good as a pitcher. It would be like my wrapping around a ping pong ball.
Then there was Anne Heche and Ellen Degeneres:
I was on a business trip in San Diego back in (i think it was) 1998 and stayed at Humphrey’s By The Bay. During the summer they have concerts on the lawn of the hotel. Well Ellen was performing that night. A bunch of us on the trip were having drinks by the pool and Ellen walked by us with a bunch of her posse as well as Anne. They both said hi to us and waived. After the show, Ellen was either drunk, exhausted or hopped up on something because her bodyguards were practically having to carry her by her arms. We called out to her but Anne turned around and said Ellen wasn’t feeling well. She came over to say hi and give a couple of quick autographs though. And I’ll say this about Anne. Stunning! Unbelievably beautiful. Much more so in person than film and tv portray. Maybe it was her personality, too.
I don’t know if he really counts because the famous ZZ Top guitarist is apparently seen all over Houston and also I didn’t really talk or say anything to him. Anyway, I went to meet a client back in March for a late lunch and there was Billy with friends downing margaritas and eating TexMex. We thought about going and saying hi but figured, “meh… we’ll see him again soon.”
Tah dahhh…. so whatcha got? Ever met or talked to any celebrities.