Jennifer over at Playgroups Are No Place For Children had a post today asking about brushes with the great or near great. I've had a couple, so I thought I'd share.
I worked at a hotel near Pebble Beach when I was in college, so I “know” a lot of famous people.
1. I told Bill Murray to stop being an ass when he was riding on the hood of people’s cars.
2. I had to take Helen Hunt’s undies to the laundry. She only wears boxers. Weird.
3. Cameron from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off bought me an ice cream sundae when I managed to find his lost luggage after 2 hours on the phone with the airlines. He also gave me a nice tip. And he has the sexiest phone voice ever. No foolin’.
4. I had to run out at midnight to buy a hairbrush for Ally Sheedy. It was made from natural bristles and cost $75!
5. The director from Twister made us rehang all the pictures in his room 3 inches lower, and sent me out for fresh flowers. They had to have tuberoses. I still don’t know what those are.
6. I met all the figure skaters from Stars on Ice. Brian Boitano is really nice, Nancy Kerrigan is a b*$@h
7. Clint Eastwood told me “cute smile.”
8. I made dinner reservations for Tom Hanks. He tipped the front desk staff $400 when he left.
9. Bob Hope stood in line like everyone else, and introduced himself as Robert Hope. He seemed genuinely flattered that I knew who he was.
10. Tom Petty invited my coworker and myself up to his hotel room along with the band to "smoke one". We didn't go.
11. I met the Jonas Brothers on a recent trip to Tulsa. They took pictures with my daughter and her friend, were lovely boys, and gave the girls backstage passes because their bodyguard thought the baby was cute.
12. I made lunch for Rosalind Moss (Catholic author and TV personality). She has weird dietary requirements. She liked it so much that she hugged me and asked for the recipe.
13. I met Jesse Jackson when he came to Oklahoma City after the bombing. He wasn't very friendly to "regular" people. He was really nice to the mayor.
14. Former Congressman J.C. Watts gave #1 his autograph when she was 5. She knew him from Fox News. She still has the autograph.
I guess that's it for now. I've met a bunch of other famous folks like George Strait and Doris Day, but I'm tired of typing now, so I'll have to blog about them another time. So, who do you know?