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{June 18, 2014}   Celebrity Sightings

Lately they have been happening all AROUND me but not TO me…other people telling me about their celebrity sightings. Last week John Wayne’s son came in to the liquor distributor I work for to promote his bourbon, “The Duke.” Meanwhile I was in holed up in a co-worker’s office getting some training. I had no idea he was there until after the fact.

I also just found out a TV actress came in to the restaurant where I hostess every other Saturday. It just so happens her father lives in the small town where it is located and likes the place, so they came in for a Father’s Day meal. Hmmm…it was my weekend off…missed that too.

A Facebook friend has a friend who just saw Viggo Mortensen at a store in Idaho…Aragon in Idaho, go figure…must have been filming somewhere around there. (I admit that story fluttered my heart for just a moment…though it was the farthest removed from me. I am a big admirer of him as a modern-day renaissance man.)

I was working on this post yesterday and didn’t finish it, and then — Voila! — The Daily Post topic today is “Instant Celebrity.”  Am I on track with The Universe on this?

The question The Daily Post asked is this: if you could be a celebrity, who would you be? Hmmm…That’s a tough question for me. I think it is easier to say who I WOULDN’T want to be…Alec Baldwin? Miley Cyrus? Kim Kardashian? I wouldn’t want to be anyone who is known for outlandish behavior. To me, they have no ethics, no personal integrity. But I don’t want to go off on a rant about people doing ANYTHING for attention or money; I’ll save that for another post. 🙂

To seriously try to answer the question — I would want to be a brilliant but reclusive writer (maybe Margaret Atwood or Joan Didion) or a well-off philanthropist (Melinda Gates or Oprah). But perhaps the reason The Universe has not provided me with that gift is that I wouldn’t handle it well. Maybe being famous would turn me into Alec Baldwin (EEK!) because I don’t like being the center of attention.

Going back to the actress in the restaurant…my friend told me people were approaching her and asking to have their pictures taken with her. Bless her, she obliged, but I think it would get pretty annoying trying to have a nice quiet Father’s Day dinner with a loved one who you probably don’t have much time to see, and being interrupted by fans.

Naw…I don’t think I would want to be a celebrity.

 

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Peter S says:

My one celebrity sighting was about twenty years ago. I was walking in Park Square in Boston when Bill Berry of REM asked me where the Four Seasons hotel was. ‘Hey I know you, you’re in REM! That hotel is across the street’
He seemed grateful for the directions, and I wondered how long he had been walking around looking for his hotel.

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sued51 says:

How funny! The original post I was working on before the prompt involved an REM sighting! I’m still going to finish it…stay tuned…

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bluebee says:

I’m with you, Sue – would hate to be a celebrity as I would hate all that attention (but I wouldn’t mind the money ;-))

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sued51 says:

I agree BB…but I don’t want the money to come at the expense of self-respect.

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Wow – your timing is really off Sue!!! I’m with you tho – a famous, reclusive (and therefore physically unrecognized) writer is DEFINITELY the way to go!!!

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sued51 says:

Tina, Bad timing is the story of my life! LOL! 🙂

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No celebrity sightings in my rural town 🙂 Thanks so much for following me on Cold.

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sued51 says:

You just never know. 😉

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