Saturday, December 5, 2009

No Autographs, Please

 I think it's hilarious that after not being on the blogs for several days, the very first post I read was from our blogger friend Lou giving out here lovely award to all of us. Having a large, magnanimous ego, I of course graciously accept this award and will tell you all about my brushes with fame.

  1. When I was in first grade, Bobby Kennedy stopped at my Catholic grade school while he was campaigning in NY Sate and I shook his hand.
  2. I waited on Whoopi Goldberg when I lived in Charlotte NC. She was there filming "The Color Purple" at the time and came into the restaurant I was working in. She tipped me $50.
  3. I met Jimmy Buffet at a bar in Key West and didn't know who he was. we were hanging out drinking beer.
  4. I met his wife much later in rehab.
  5. I met Rob Lowe at the same rehab.
  6. I walked past the filming of a scene of "Miami Vice" in the airport in Miami. Annie and I had just arrived to move to Key Largo with two of my sisters. 
  7.   New York State Senator Tom Libous had his picture taken on a chopper my husband built at our local business show a few years ago. ( I met him a few times actually and wasn't impressed really, but you might be!)
  8. I was on "The Today Show" at that same time for a piece that featured my friend's restaurant that was in an old jail he redid. We had Jail House Choppers in the basement and sat at the tables while they were filming  about the restaurant.
That's all I can think of tonight, There's probably more, because really, I am so cool, but I'm tired. you know, I just don't understand way anyone hasn't asked for MY autograph.

I encourage anyone to accept this award also and share with us your own brushes with fame.

Also, I apologize for missing blogs and will catch up as best I can. I've been enjoying our grandson and holiday "stuff".


enchantedoak said...

My gosh, you've had so many brushes with fame that you are ultra smooth, lady! I want your autograph! How did you stand being in rehab with Rob Lowe? Did he help do the dishes, as we had to do at our rehab?

MEM said...

I love "brush with fame" stories. Thanks for sharing yours.

I like your blog(s), and if I ever meet you in person, I'm gonna ask for your autograph. And maybe a picture of you, me, and the bike.

Lou said...

I didn't know you lived in Key Largo..that has such a romantic sound to it.

Good to hear Whoopi was a good tipper. I do not like cheapskates!

Tall Kay said...

This is so cool Jenn! Drinking with Jimmy Buffet is my favorite! As much fame as they get hurled towards them, at the end of the day, I have found that most just want to be treated like everybody else.

It's good to hear you're enjoying the holdays with your grandson. We miss you when you're gone.

Monkey Man said...

Brushes with fame are very cool. I love yours. Here are a few of mine. Dinner with John McEnroe when he was a junior tennis player. Driving a golf cart for Sam Sneed. Shaking hands with Hubert Humphrey when he was running for president in '68. My mentor in our beloved program is a film star who currently has a role in Big Love. That's all I can remember for now.

Gabriella Moonlight said...'ve had some amazing brushes with fame...I have had some but mostly with punk/new wave musicians and such..nothing too amazing! LOL!

Great award too!

clean and crazy said...

awesome post, you are awesome!! i met james spader once, and i even asked him for his phone number, then i corrected myself and asked for his autograph.

Zanejabbers said...

Thanks for stopping by. It's alwaysa pleasure to "Big Jenn" in an email that I have a comment from you. Now send me your friggin autograph.

Syd said...

My brushes with fame have been minimal to my knowledge. I enjoyed yours. The chopper shop sounds cool.

Akannie said...

Ooooo, ARE so cool!! I just want to touch your sleeve, that'll be enough. lol

Glad to see you back, dearie!!