Sunday, August 2, 2009

Brush with fame...

You know that game where everyone is supposed to know Kevin Bacon within 5 people... a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend of a friend knows him or met him?


I was driving the other day and I was thinking about the 5 rules of separation to Kevin Bacon and then it hit me.... I'm close to knowing Ricky Schroeder from Silver Spoons (more recently NYPD Blue) and Prince....


I worked with a woman who was from TX in a vet clinic up in the mountains - a long time ago. We were tellin' stories and she told me she'd been partying with a friend somewhere in some big city TX hotel... her friend left to go get more liquor from her room at some wee hour in the morning. When the elevator doors opened to take her up to her room, there was little Ricky Schroder, not so little anymore and he was in the elevator with a woman doin'... er... umm... ahem!


I didn't question her story cuz why would she pick Ricky Schroder of all people? I mean he isn't exactly a headliner or a huge name. I think she had to remind me about Silver Spoons and it was way before his time on NYPD Blue...
Another woman I worked with had an Auntie who worked in a hotel cleaning hotel rooms. This Auntie cleaned a hotel room where Prince was staying. She was unimpressed. She said, and I quote, "He is a dirty, smelly, little man." And once I heard that, I thought, 'oh, yeah! I bet he does sorta have some b.o. goin' on after a show. Those sequined pant suits and high heeled boots probably don't breathe!' I like Prince. That guy wails on a guitar and I still listen to him.


So there - there are my 2 near brushes with fame! How 'bout you? You ever have a brush with fame?

5 comments:

Heather said...

I saw Julia Roberts in Taos, NM once!

Dedene said...

Prince! I'm impressed. The only celebrity I've ever seen is President Eisenhower at Disneyland when I was 7.

Cheryl said...

My sister, when her husband was at the Beijing Embassy (or Tokyo, can't remember which) saw G. Bush when the embassy wanted embassy spouses to bring their kids to meet the President. She said the Bush team was really disorganized (and rude) and made the kids wait there without food or water for two hours before he arrived. You can imagine what a bunch of bored, hungry kids are like!

Also, in college, I was an extra on the movie Mumford in this dream scene where Martin Short barges through the door of this classroom. He seemed really nice.

DebH said...

well..I have a very dear friend who is the Town Volley Ball coach and sometimes parents of the children see me and know I am a very good friend of the Coach's and they offer to get doors for me and carry my groceries!! Does that count?? I does pay to know empotent people you know!!

Shanster said...

Heather - was she small? Seems like all the stars are so tiny! They don't look that way on screen... but in person, they are wee, little people!

Dedene - well, I'm only 2 people away from meeting them...at least you SAW the President live and in person!

Cheryl - how cool you were an extra! Where is Martin these days anyway?

DebH - oh yeah baby, that counts! When you get special red carpet treatment around town cuz of who ya know? AWESOME!