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?