Friday, September 18, 2009

Famous People

How do you feel about famous people?

There is a long story behind this, but I have this theory about famous people. There are 3 kinds- Those you would heckle or ignore completely (politicians I don't like, Kanye West and Paris Hilton are of examples of this group). The second kind is people you would politely smile at, but because you know they're just people you wouldn't bother them with introducing yourself or asking to take a picture with you (seriously, what if you were walking down the street and a stranger stopped introduced himself and asked for a picture? Weird, right?) Most celebrities fall into this category for me everyone from the Governator to anyone on Grey's Anatomy. Finally there is the "Oh my God, I cannot believe I'm breathing the same air as you" famous people. For me there are only 3 people that would make me completely spaz out: Joss Whedon, Patrick Stewart and Barack Obama.

So who are your top 3- "I'm so excited to meet you that I can't contain myself" famous people?


Kate said...

Can I have four?
Hillary Clinton, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, and Obama.

On a related note my parents were in Boston visiting my sister recently and had a close encounter of the celebrity kind. They were wandering around Cambridge with my sister and her roommate and stopped for lunch at a little sidewalk cafe. A little while later another family (a couple, the man pushing a kid in a stroller and an older woman) came in and sat down near them. My sister pulls out a pen and writes on her hand "Don't look, but that's Adam Sandler." She said afterwards that she didn't want to make a big deal out of it because he was obviously just trying to have lunch with his family but she figured if she said something later my parents would be upset. Of course as they were sitting there a crowd of gawkers gathered on the sidewalk anyway :(

Husband said...

3 huh?

Obama, Hawking and the Queen