15 September 2006

A Frivolously Famous Friday Five

From the RevGals, a Friday Five of frivolity -- something needed this week.

1. Tell us about a time you met someone famous.

I met Tom Everett Scott and Steve Zahn at Red, Hot, and Blue in Lexington, KY when I was in seminary. I was eating dinner with my friend Melissa, and realized who they were and worked up the courage to ask Tom for his autograph by saying, "Hey, you're Tom Everett Jones, aren't you?" Didn't occur to me to get Steve Zahn's autograph because I was blushing and flustered and unintelligible in the first place and secondly, I'm a big dork. They were very gracious then got the heck out of there. They're both far cuter in real life, by the way.
My latest brush with greatness came last year when I was at a local restaurant with our clergy group at Senator Dick Durbin (D-Illinois) came in to speak with the local Chamber of Commerce. My daughter had a dirty diaper and was fussing, so I went to the restroom with her. While in there, I heard his aides praising the hand dryers. When I emerged, he said hello and then his aides began talking about how beautiful Annalivia was. He started towards her and we headed outside, not because I have anything against the guy, but I had a very fussy child. She didn't need to be political fodder at that moment.

2. Tell us about a celebrity you'd like to meet.

Well, knowing I'd be far too nervous and intimidated to actually speak to anyone I met, I'd love to meet Anne Lamott and just absorb her presence. Or Madeline Albright. I like listening to her. Or Ira Glass.
Less cerebrally, I'd love to meet Clive Owen, my celebrity boyfriend. We've been dating since he was in the Mystery series, Second Sight, and that's a long time to carry on a relationship with someone without the other person knowing.

3. Tell us about someone great who's NOT famous that you think everyone oughta have a chance to meet.

I think everyone should meet my grandfather. And my sistahs. And my husband and daughter.

4. Do you have any autographs of famous people?

No, I unfortunately lost Tom Everett Scott/Jones' autograph about 24 hours after I got it. Oops.

5. If you were to become famous, what would you want to become famous for?

Philanthropic greatness, I guess. Or having really kind children.


Anonymous said...

Oh April, I hope this was good medicine to your soul - it was a delight to read, for me. I laughed myself silly over the Jones comment. Sounds like something I'd do.

So, you don't want to meet Dawn French, huh? I have visions of the two of you laughing yourselves silly, you know. :)

Praying for you dear Sister!

April said...

Oh, I completely forgot about Dawn French!! I'd love to meet her and Emma Chambers in character from VicDib. THAT would be divine. I may even give up Clive for that. Maybe...

Jim and Amy Rennie said...

Loved the Dick Durbin story. I've always thought of a poopy diaper as the great unused method for denting the pride of one's favorite-least-favorite political figure.

Seriously. Simply feed little one a little pureed pumpkin two hours prior, then stand in a conspicuous position, and watch as said Gov., Sen., or - dare I say it - Pres. picks up more than he/she bargained for. Voila! Subversion through doo-doo!

All of which is merely an excuse to say that I (and we) are thinking of you and Dennis very much.


Life's Good said...

Hey, Aril! Thank you for popping in to my blog. I don't think I left a comment over at CH, but know that I am PRAYING for you guys. You are an inspiration.