23 January 2009

Famous

I have met some famous people in my life, mostly in the context of being a girl reporter and getting to interview them for an article.

I never felt like I could do fan-girl things because I was at work, being all professional and sh*t, even though meeting the hot, hot, hot Anthony Bourdain made my palms sweat and my voice shake and my brain turn to thoughts of running away and helping him debone fish on a tropical island....

The closest I ever came to blowing my professional cover was getting Mike Scioscia to autograph some balls for the exMrStapler and his friend Jim, both lifelong Angels baseball fans.

So I don't have any photos of me hanging out with famous folk - or I didn't until last Sunday night, when I went over to LeahPeah's to watch the premiere of the show she worked on as a consultant, "The United States of Tara."

Clueless as always, I met this pretty, porcelain-skinned girl and lamely tried to comfort her when she said she had social anxiety. I wanted to get her name but she seemed distracted. I didn't bother to find out why, because half the people I am around all the time are utterly ADD, so having them be distracted when I am trying to talk seems totally normal to me.

When the show came on and her name appeared on the screen as executive producer and everyone cheered, I found out she was Diablo Cody, Academy Award-winning screenwriter of "Juno" and author of brilliant books and blogs...I'm always the last to know.

So now, thanks to LeahPeah's prodding, I have my first photo of me standing next to a famous person who has no idea who I am:

14 comments:

Count Mockula said...

I admit -- I'm impressed.

Sister said...

Wow, did you get any advice about being a stripper??

flutter said...

ok, that is pretty cool

Suzanne said...

You look gorgeous - Diablo Cody is lucky to be in a photo with such a lovely and talented writer. Oh, and I like her, too.

Major Bedhead said...

Um, I have no idea who she is. Why yes, this rock I live under is quite comfy, thank you very much.


I can't believe you met Anthony Bourdain. I have ongoing fantasies about that man. Most involve bain maries. My brain, she is weird.

angel apologist said...

You spelled Scioscia right !!!!!!

Traceytreasure said...

You and your life ROCK!! I think you and Anthony would make a beautiful couple!!

I'm proud to know YOU!!

Hugs!!

SUEB0B said...

Sister - We had no stripper talk that night.

Suzanne - I tried to tell her that. I said "Academy, schmacademy - I happen to have a blog with DOZENS of readers!"

Major B - Um, Juno? Rent it, girlfriend. Watch after the kiddos have gone to sleep. And Anthony - yes, yummy, even if he is a smoker, which would normally be unforgiveable.

Angel Apologist - Wikipedia may have helped on that count.

Tracey - I will be sure to invite you to the wedding. Our hors d'oeuvres are going to be fabulous.

mar said...

she's quite lucky to have met you.
s was quite impressed with your meeting of anthony bourdain, any drooling aside. he (& i) love his snarkiness.

Krystal Pistol said...

You're doing the right thing. Don't they sell goop online? Although I have to say, I rather enjoy my rage.

apathy lounge said...

Living in California gives you a distinct advantage. Who am I going to run into while living in Fort Worth? So jealous.

one smarmy mama said...

you had me at anthony bourdain ............yum

lizriz said...

What a great pic! Her hat rocks, too. :)

Schmutzie said...

Nice!

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