Saturday, September 09, 2006

Back from the Mile High City... and Celebrities I Have Seen: Blogstalking

Jet-lagged once again... hopefully I will get over this one quicker - the time difference was only two hours rather than three hours this time. I haven't been to Denver since 2001 when Andrew and I moved from Boulder, CO back to the East Coast... and truthfully, we were more in Littleton than Denver... but I digress. I was at an industry conference and had an interesting time - ate way too much good food (and had a stomach ache for the last half of the trip), had a whopper of a margarita, and got to see Garden of the Gods and a mini-rodeo at The Flying W Ranch.

I'm afraid this edition of Blogstalking will be picture-less... because the odd time I have come across a celebrity I have not had a camera with me. Let's see... the only celebrity who has ever spoken to me is Jon Voight. It was back in 97/98 - somewhere around there. I was LAX, suffering through a 4 hour layover on my trip home from Tokyo to Vancouver. There was nowhere to sit downstairs, so I went upstairs to the luxury/club area. I didn't go in - I'm not that brazen! There were benches near the entrance and no one was up there, so I sat down, had turned on my laptop and was trying to keep myself awake and entertained before I had to catch my connecting flight. Apparently this didn't work because I fell asleep. I was woken up by Mr. Voight, who informed me I was about to drop my computer on the floor. I recognized him right away but didn't make a big deal out of it because I kind of feel celebrities deserve their privacy and he was being nice to me.

My sister Teri, lucky duck that she is, met this beautiful man way up in the Yukon... sigh...


Kate said...

hi jo
the socks that you commented on are the mini cabled socks for the mystery sock kal. the pattern is:
the only changes i made were to make the ribbing k2p2 instead of k1p1 and instead of decreasing the gusset to 48 stitches i decreased it to 52.

its not a bad pattern

have fun with it

Kate (westozcaat)

turtlegirl76 said...

That's pretty cool! How nice of him to stop and wake you up to avoid potential electronic tragedy!

cpurl17 said...

That was nice of him to wake you up. I can imagine the people who would have just walked on by!

SuzannaBanana said...

Awww...that John Voight's an O.K. guy. Nice to hear. I wouldn't know what to say other than "Umm, thanks..." either.

I'm not sure I'd even get that much out of my mouth if I ran into Tahmoh Penikett. I'd probably stare up at him and babble incoherently. I find him overwhelmingly handsome.

You ever wonder if the lack of acknowledgement upsets them as much as too much acknowledgement? I wonder if sometimes they think, "Ah man, that lady didn't even know who I was..." :-)

Teri said...

Tahmoh Peniektt just seemed like your every day nice guy, he came to the library a few times to use the computer when he was visiting his mom (who is a beautiful and intelligent first nations woman - he gets his looks from her because his dad got the brains card, not the brawn! Very sad, but very true) up in a small hick town of 100 on the Alaska Yukon border. Granted he is hot on TV and in pictures, he just looked like your slightly above average guy. Very nice though, and not pretentious at all..

Batty said...

You know, I wouldn't recognize a celebrity if he stood in front of me and jumped up and down waving his arms.

Yay for waking up!

Bezzie said...

Great celeb story!!

I lived in CO for a while (Ft. Collins and Greeley) and didn't think it was that pretty. Now that I'm in TX--I'd kill to go back there!