Thursday, October 04, 2007

Give me an 'S!'

As a girl from a fairly small town in Mississippi, I've not had too many run-ins with celebrities.

There was the shaking of then-Vice President George H.W. Bush's hand when I was in the 5th grade. I have no idea why he came to my town, but he walked down a street shaking several people's hands, and mine was one that he happened to shake. I milked this for all it was worth -- dramatically telling my dad that I would never wash my hand again, then bursting into tears after realizing that I had already washed it.

I didn't get the opportunity to meet another celebrity until about two years ago. Bob and I were on the same flight as John Roberts, CNN anchor. As a former local television news producer, I recognized him across the crowded airport immediately, and had no idea what to do!

First I tried to call Bob, who was in the bathroom. Once I remembered this, I snapped my cell phone shut and stole another glance at Roberts. Then I called my mom, who said I should definitely go introduce myself, but I couldn't. So I just stared at the poor man like a fool and called Bob again. Finally he showed up, and dragged me over to meet the network anchor, who shook my hand and even talked with us for a few moments.

This is a long way to get around to the fact that I'm about to actually KNOW a celebrity. My friend Shameika is on a new reality show that starts this weekend.

It's called, "I want to look like a high school cheerleader again," and the first episode airs on CMT this Saturday.

I think this sounds like a really fun opportunity for Shameika, and I'm so excited to see her on the show. I hope lots of people will watch and cheer her on!

Rah Rah Shameika!

2 Comments:

Blogger Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

That's awesome! I've had a few celeb sightings, but no face to face meetings.

4:56 PM  
Anonymous Swistle said...

This is so funny: "dramatically telling my dad that I would never wash my hand again, then bursting into tears after realizing that I had already washed it."

8:50 PM  

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