Today's Wonder of the World is...Running Into/Over Famous People!
Woo hoo for bumping into celebrities!
Have you ever experienced this?
Hey! There's Al Roker! What's he doing here?
Allow me to explain.
Al Roker is here in my blog because the last time I was in the Atlanta airport, I was walking along my merry way, not paying much attention as usual, when my husband started muttering something to me, something I couldn't understand.
It sounded like this: "How rogue-er....... how rogue-er...HOW ROGUE-ER!"
Then, all of a sudden he jerked me out of the way of someone.
What the heck?
I looked at Todd, who just kept pointing. Then I looked and saw him and it finally occurred to me! I nearly ran over Al Roker!
And one of his kids! I nearly mowed down the two of them with my humongous tote bag!
Have you ever run over a famous person?
I started pondering this question last week on vacation.
We went to the Hard Rock Cafe at Myrtle Beach.
Actually, this picture of us is from last summer. We had such a good time there that we decided to come back this year.
The food is actually good and the souvenirs on display are amazing!
They have a cape from The King!
Who doesn't like Elvis? Or his bedazzled cape?
And near our table was a big old lace up black boot of Johnny Cash!
The kids started talking about the musically talented limb of my family tree.
I'm supposedly related (distant distant cousins) on my daddy's side to this man
That's Ricky Skaggs.
And to Keith Whitley.
I've never met either of them, though I have been in Keith's mama's house.
But if you've ever heard my Aunt Patricia sing, you wouldn't doubt that talent is in our blood.
Except not in mine.
But I married someone who bumps into famous people ALL THE TIME!
It's because he travels for work so much.
Once he sat next to Julia Child in an airplane.
Hey Julia! We miss you!
And this will still be my favorite picture of you.
You look like you're dancing with the chicken. (and now the underline thing won't turn off. Sorry.)
He has also sat next to Robert Schuller.
Though he didn't kiss him.
Once in college, Todd wandered into Reynolds Coliseum and found Burl Ives warming up for a concert.
Burl sang him a song, just to have the company.
What are you saying, you young one out there? You don't know who Burl Ives is?
He's also this guy.
Now you know.
Another time Todd saw Tony Bennett at the Greenville airport. He was leaving for Atlanta after performing downtown.
What a smile!
On another flight, Todd sat across the aisle from this fine gentleman.
Woo hoo! It's Nature Boy Rick Flair!
He was reading a Wall Street Journal. How about that?!
I'm afraid I've not been as lucky star-gazing-wise as my hubby.
Though my next door neighbor and friend did become famous. His name is Peele Wimberley, and ever since our days at Martin Junior High, anytime our windows were open we'd hear him banging away on his drums. Peele's amazingly talented, and he's also a great person. So are his mom and daddy. His sister Carmen is probably great too, but she was older than me so I don't know her. Peele was the drummer for The Connells. Now he's a member of the L.A. band The Lamps.
Here he is with The Connells.
Peele's the one on the right with the hat. Hey Peele!
Oh, and I know someone else famous too!
Peyton Reed and Peele were both in my class at Broughton Sr. High. Peyton is the guy between Jennifer Anniston and Vince Vaughn. Peyton is a famous hollywood director!
Once on a beach trip my senior year, a friend of mine had a major crush on Peyton. So you know what I helped her do? I helped her do the only rational thing a high school girl would do at the beach to attract the attentions of a high school boy! We tied a dead shark to his hotel doorknob! (Yes I know. We were so skilled in the ways of love.)
So I'm dying to know...
Have you ever run over any famous people?
Or seen anyone famous?
Or know anyone who's seen anyone famous?
Spill your stories people!
And have a Wonder-full weekend!
PS. Thanks to these flickr friends for making their photos public: a.shap, chrisglass, bedstuyguy2000, mss2400-Mark, pOberlin, grahammacindoe, and Arcada Center.