Friday, September 25, 2009

I see famous people

While I travel seemingly all over the country, I am always surprised that I don’t see many famous people. I’d assume that this is because most famous people are too busy bringing sexy back to notice me hustling through the airport. Nevertheless, I can’t help but be surprised that I don’t see even a B-list actor once in a while. Come on Ricky Lake, where are you!?

That isn’t to say that other people who travel a similar amount don’t see all sorts of famous people (B-list included). My brother in law is a commercial pilot and sees famous people all the time. For example, here is a picture of him and carrot top (who looks like he came back from an all night bender). My bro-in-law used to regularly fly in and out of Hyannis Port, MA and would see all sorts of big timers. (I edited him out because I was too lazy to double check that he wanted me to post this. :)


Another consultant friend saw Snoop Dog on a tour bus when coming back to the hotel from the bars. So the story goes, my friend was as drunk as Snoop was stoned. Shizzle.


Well, celebrity dry spell be gone! A few weeks back I was flying home from Atlanta minding my own business waiting for my 3 hour delayed flight, when all of a sudden about 12 highway patrolmen converged on my gate.


Now, I considered making a run for it – assuming that they had finally caught up with me on all of those rolling stop sign stops that I’ve made. But before I could get all of my crap together, I saw a black SUV pull up on the tarmac. Who jumped out? Well, none other than the Georgia governor himself, Sonny Perdue. Here he is getting interviewed in the airport. How cool would it be (for about a day) to have reporters following you around all the time?


Well, come to find out he was there to personally congratulate the girls little league world champions who are from the little town of Warner Robins, Georgia. I never felt so old than to see these little 4th and 5th graders get so much praise. They deserved it for sure.

Of course, the main difficulty of this story – who was more famous? The governor or the little league world champs? The little leaguers did get more pictures taken of them, but the cameras were way smaller.

8 comments:

RazZDoodle said...

Sober Carrot Top is scary enough, but Strung Out/Drunk Carrot Top is frightening.

Laura said...

I saw Obama in the Denver airport the weekend of the Democratic convention. Being the complete ignoramus I am, I thought he looked familiar but didn't quite put it together until someone went up to him, addressed him as Senator, and asked for his autograph.

I probably shouldn't admit that story publicly...

Pat said...

I ran a race in Vegas and saw Elvis.

Did you know your neigbors are Dustin Pedroia of the Red Sox and Ice T the rapper and tv guy?

Actually, they live in Chandler. But, that's close enough.

OhMyLaughter said...

Cool! I once flew with Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy. Didn't get a chance to meet him...

on a more exciting note. I met Henry Winkler (FONZIE!!) in the DFW airport. He told me I had beautiful hair and to have a safe flight.

Outside of the airport, the list of (B-list) Semi-Famous celebrities I've actually met/taken a picture with includes:

Olympic Gold Medalist Brendan Hansen, Jenna Fischer (Pam on the Office), and Summer Sanders. I'm sort of overdue to meet someone...
hope this encounter is the first and second of three for you. In my life B-list encounters do seem to come in threes.

:)

sRod said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa. When did Ricky Lake get promoted all the way up to B-list? Last I checked she had completely fallen off the tailed of the celebrity status-o-meter.

I've lived in New York now for 4+ years and my celebrity sighting include: Issac Mizrahi, Tim Gun, unconfirmed Chelsea Clinton, and possibly the backside of John Cleese. And three of those where in the last 6 months. Fail(ish).

Jamoosh said...

I thought for sure I saw Ron Jeremy at Chicago Midway a few months back. I opted not to verify because who knows what diseases he might have.

Caro said...

Well, you know I see the best celebs in the airport! Ron Jeremy and Jerry Springer; 2 winners!

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