Sunday, February 3, 2008

Brushes with Fame (aka Been Tagged)

Paloma at La Dolce Vita tagged me and gave me the choice of listing 7 weird things about myself or 7 famous people that I've met. I did the 7 Weird Things a few months ago, so I've been trying to think of famous people that I've met. I only have 5. But because I'm the boss of this blog, I am going to give you the 5, and the remaining 2 will be famous people that I could have met but did not because I am stupid.

Here we go!

1. Marky Mark. Talked my way backstage at a concert and he rapped my name.

2. Adam Sandler. He came to my college to do stand-up. After the show, my friend and I asked him for his autograph and proceeded to creepily stalk him for the rest of the night.

3. Atallah Shabaz (Malcolm X's daughter). I was her driver when she came to my college in the early 90s and this woman was one of the most dignified and gracious people I've ever met. After she gave this really moving speech, people were coming up to her and crying and she was so lovely and kind to everyone. Then she and her assistant hopped in my beater of a car and we went to Village Inn to eat pancakes. Truly an amazing and down-to-earth person.

4. Pat Monahan (lead singer of Train). This was just a few months ago. Not terribly into Train, but he was really nice.

5. Julie Ashton. What? You haven't heard of her? Haven't you seen Cock Loving Moms or Hot Cherry Pies 3? I'd post a picture of her, but they're all a bit NSFW. I met her at a party several years ago and had to be told who she was (by my husband, who was all "she wants me so baaaaaaaaad").

6. An old boyfriend of mine is pals with Paul Rudd. They were in the same fraternity pledge class. Yep. In the mid-90s, old boyfriend and Paul would get together in Kansas City over the holidays. Not me. I was in Denver doing important things, like vacuuming and flossing my teeth.

7. Also in the mid-90s, my friend Peter asked me to come with him to hang out with some friends from home, who were in this band. "No thanks," I replied, "I'd rather sit at home and get the latest on OJ's trial" (or something lame like that). So I missed out on meeting Dave Mathews et al.

That's it. Not going to tag anyone else right now because it's late and . . . I'm lazy. Happy Monday!

*Thanks to etsy's McYarnpants (love that name!) for the photo of the gift tags.


Mrs. Blandings said...

One of my friends dated Paul Rudd.

mamacita said...

I don't care what anybody says, those are the best celebrity encounters I've ever heard of.

When I was reading this I thought, "Oh yeah, I'm finally gonna get tagged!" But then you got all LAZY on me, so I guess you'll never get to hear about that time I made out with Prince...

Anonymous said...

I did LSD with one of the "Eight Is Enough" kids.

Anonymous said...

My dad dated Bonnie Raitt for a few years. And I snuck backstage at a Sting concert and emt him and Trudie. And I rode in an empty elevator with Audrey Tatou from Amelie who at the time was my lesbian pick should I ever become a lesbian. But that elevator ride changed my mind. She is teeny and oh so mignon and I'm afraid I would break her.

SGM said...

Mrs. B--it all comes back to KC! Everything does. :)
Mamacita, you just got yourself tagged. I want to know all of the juicy details about Prince. Did you hang out with Carmen Electra too?
Anon, let me guess...Adam Rich? Anyhow, I'm impressed.
PF, you are SO connected! You probably had Bon over to your house on Christmas, eh? I think everyone should start thinking about his or her If-I-was-gay (or straight, if you're gay) free passes.

mamacita said...

Ha! I was just kidding about The Purple One. If that were true, it would have been the first thing I told everybody I met for the rest of my life.

Anonymous said...

Actually, it was one of the real Bradens, the family that "Eight Is Enough" was based on. That's not as good, is it?

I also rode down an elevator with Maury Povich (he was wearing a tuxedo).

God, that was lame too.

Abby said...

vince vaughn lit my cigarette one night. I know smoking is bad, but none of my friends would approach him. it was pre-Old School and he was not down with chatting it up with a 20 yr old who snuck into their movie / crew party or whatever they are called.
alec baldwin was standing beside my friend and i as we waited for our mom's to check-in to our hotel our first trip to NYC. he was talking to some guy about where he and his wife (kim basigner) liked to vaca.
my boyfriend's grandmother used to know Junior from the Sopranos back in the day.

SGM said...

Mamacita--What, did Prince's attorney get to you before you could spill your guts? :)
Anon, What would be lame from anyone else is funny coming from you.
Abby, you totally win just for Vince Vaughn! Wooo-eee! I think I would do him fat or skinny.

mamacita said...

Yeah, after that Kevin Smith thing, Prince just doesn't like to take chances anymore.

(Please tell me you've seen "An Evening with Kevin Smith" -- it is celebrity gossip nirvana.)

Suzy said...

Wow, that's quite some brush with fame. And don't you love it when some porn stars name gets mentioned (or you meet one at a party) and your other half seems to have no hesitation in explaining who they are...