This is one of those "fillers" we do that open a blog page for your comments on the days show, but have nothing to do with the show itself. I'm sure you are used to this by now, so here it goes...
Have you met a celebrity? I don't mean saw one on stage or in a distance. But actually face to face and said a few words. I have (this is Dave).
Brooke Shields - I was a waiter at Chi Chi's in Princeton, NJ while she was attending the University. (Remember Chi Chi's?) She came in with 7 other people and they asked me and another woman to take care of the group. She is stunningly beautiful and so polite and genuine.
Greg Louganis - He was starring in "Jeffrey" in NYC. After the show I did the stage door thing and got his autograph and said a few words.
Mark McGuire - When I lived in CA, we had the same optometrist. One day I was there at the counter, he came up to the counter and I said "Hi" and he patted me on the back.
Halle Berry - In the lobby at the premiere of Wicked in LA in 2007. I turned around and she was right there. I said "Hi" and she said "Hi" and I said "Enjoy the show". She is very small and petite and really is one of the most beautiful women in the world.
Pia Zadora - Two years ago, on Mother's Day, she got a delivery from our company. I didnt know it was her until I got to the guard gate and they asked me for the resident's name. I looked on the ticket and saw her name. Due to social distancing, I stood a good 15 ft away and when she came out, I thanked her and wished her a happy mother's day and walked away.
So today's question is pretty simple. If you ever met a celebrity, mention their name(s) before you start your comment. Of course, you dont have to participate but it can be fun. On with the show!
I worked at Chi Chi's too--in Rochester! The biggest name we had come in was Foster Brooks. I'm actually pathetic when it comes to meeting celebs. Mine are all GH
Nancy Lee Grahn- she has great get togethers. Saw her in Manhattan years ago. Really fun time.
Lisa LoCicero, Dom Z--Toronto Canada. Great venue. I also met a fellow blogger that I knew for years so it was double fun.
Vanessa Marcil, Maurice Benard-- Staten Island ... We went to Vanessa's charity event at her uncle's jewelry store. What a fun, funky night! One of the Mob Wives was there too. Maurice was charming and Vanessa was really personable and approachable. I also saw them out at a diner after the event. We were the only people in there. Vanessa's son Cassius ran into me when we started out the door.
Roger Howarth-- Syracuse NY. Interesting venue; old theater. I actually met him in the parking lot when we both pulled up at the same time. He had driven from his NY home. Meet and greet was great and he was VERY funny during his talk.