Wow! It's amazing the different stories everyone has!
we might just have to get a calendar together of our apostate babes.
LOL @ Shotgun! I guess that means we're going to have to include Sixy!
I lived in Dallas, so I dated Raphael Septein (Cowboys) and Raphael Palmero (Tx Rangers)
Which month should we have him represent?! Should we have him shave his legs? And what about that five o'clock shadow....? Inquiring Minds Want to Know!!!
Got Mr. Rogers at the door once... He was visiting a friend in Mount Lebanon (a suburb of Pittsburgh). He was nice but it was obvious he had little tolerance for cults.
LOL! I guess it wasn't such a "wonderful day in the neighborhood" that day, huh?
Tom Jones is the nicest guy I have ever met..
I am glad to hear that he is not always so... full of himself!
I'd be happy if I only met Ron Howards ugly brother Keith.
No need to be getting all impressed with my list here, Gumby! Meeting them and spending Christmas with them are two different things! Although it was fun meeting most of them - some were more personable than others, and some I met under better circumstances than others. For example, how I met Bill Medley was when I delivered a pot of coffee to his room at 1:00 in the afternoon. When he opened the door, the room was dark except for a lamp he had turned on. He was in his robe, his hair was all askew, and he had a light-blocking mask still attached to his head, but pushed up onto his forehead. My guess is he probably had a serious case of "morning breath" and he definitely was in no mood to talk. So, the only real impession I could garner from my encounter with him is that he isn't very talkative when he rises in the afternoon! As far as Howard Keel goes, he played at my blackjack game for an entire hour and I had no clue who he was until my pit boss told me after I pushed off the game for my break. He actually mentioned he was an actor, but I didn't press him much on the topic (don't remember why not now). Joe Bonsall also played on my blackjack game, and he wasn't in a very good mood (he was probably losing). The fact that another player recognized him and then proceeded to hand him a tape of his daughter who wanted to break into the "biz" didn't help - he pocketed the tape and stormed off. So, meeting them sometimes really is no big deal. In fact, when I worked there, employees were told that they may meet many celebrities, but that we were to treat them no differently than any other guest. So, since we didn't ask for autographs from Mr. Everyday Customer, we were only allowed to walk away from celebrity encounters with just the memories of meeting them! So you haven't really missed anything!
That said, the one modern-day celebrity that I would have given anything to meet - hands down - is Princess Diana. I am so so so envious that Jim Dee got to meet her. I too was very saddened by her death - I actually cried when I heard the news. I know she had her problems, just like any of the rest of us do, but I admired her ability to remain "noble" under the pressure and adversity she faced every day while being a member of the royal family.
Anyway, I'm loving everyone's stories... keep 'em coming!