This just occurred to me: I’ve never explained why “meet someone famous” is on my list of 36 things.
Last year around this time, some of my facebook friends updated their statuses to list the names of famous people they’d met. One woman took dance classes with Carmen Electra. One guy bumped into pre-scandal Tiger at the airport. One woman had cocktails with Betty White.
(Cocktails! With Betty White!)
Meanwhile, the best I could say was this: I ran into Heavy D and the Boyz once after Easter brunch at the Hyatt. I had no idea who they were then. To me, this doesn’t count.
So I think I’d like to meet someone famous this year. Just to say I did. And since I don’t run in famous circles, I’m just going to have to put myself in places famous people might be. Like the ATP Tennis Tournament I’m attending in Cincinnati. The men’s finals are this weekend. All the big names are still competing.
So this Andy Roddick thing I mentioned a few posts back? It’s not nearly as stalker-ish as it sounds. It’s just that when I went to the ATP tournament last year, I was this close to Roger Federer. Er-er.
So I have to believe I can somehow pull some strings this weekend to bump into a Tennis Great. Like Rafa. That would be (more than) fine. Roddick? Absolutely. Andy Murray? Well, no. We have to draw the line somewhere.
It’s a girls-only weekend; I have some bold wing(wo)men to help me. So, we’ll see. It could happen.
Come back Monday and I’ll tell you all about it.
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