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0 posted 01-30-2001 11:37 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

so tell me, tell me, tell me true? Drop a name...a brush with fame...tell me, what happened to YOU?
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1 posted 01-30-2001 11:43 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

When I worked at my first job (cashiering--and I'm still doing that!), back in summer of '98, I rang up a lady who had written a few stories for Guideposts magazine. Her name was Nancy Geng, and she was soooo nice! I recognized her name on the check, and I said that I had read her stories, and she said that it was sweet that I had recognized her name. She was just the nicest lady.  
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2 posted 01-30-2001 11:52 PM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

Define fame. I got my picture on the front page of my local newspaper once - does that count? Trouble is, I was 16 and skipping school when the picture was taken.

First big snow of the year. Myself and two buddies didn't want to spend it in a classroom. While wandering the streets of our downtown area, we helped three girls from a local beauty school push their car out of the parking lot. The beauty school was right across the street from the newspaper. They sent a photographer down, I guess to help illustrate the big snow fall.

Surprisingly, my parents just laughed. The school never said a word, either. But myself and both buddies had girlfriends, and they were NOT the ones in the picture. Totally busted.

I guess I pretty much wasted my fifteen minutes of fame.  
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3 posted 01-31-2001 12:21 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Ok....I read a story in a "Hotel Motel" magazine...an industry magazine..about a man who got caught in a local hotel's pool in a comprimising situation. He was alone with the pool's suction system (and he wasn't a guest, he lived in that town). The article was about pool safety. But it struck my imagination and I wrote a poem called "Bob's Big Boy". I passed it around at work and someone suggested I fax it to the author of the article. I did. He called me and asked if he could use it once in awhile. I said sure, no problem. Then I forgot it.  About 2 years later, I was dealing with the owner of a hotel in Vero Beach. When I told him my name, there was dead silence. He said are YOU Sharon ***. And I said yes...(very hesitantly I might add). He said he had been at a seminar for hotel managers and the guest speaker recited my poem and gave me full credit. He said it brought the house down!!! I was pleased, amazed, shocked and slightly embarrassed!! It happened again about six months later with someone in Ohio. Well, there it is...my moment of fame..me and Bob Chevront - the REAL Bob in "Bob's Big Boy".    
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(p.s. Unless you've read Sharon's poem, you have absolutely NO IDEA how funny that really is. And, no, you won't find it posted in Open...   )
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5 posted 01-31-2001 02:01 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

ahem...to extend...the moment of fame? I believe I have a copy of Sharon's poem---it's hilarious...as I recall? oh...well.

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6 posted 01-31-2001 04:13 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

uhmm... I've met Vicki Lewis (Newsradio), David Guterson (author of Snow Falling on Cedars), Nanci Griffith, and George Lucas's seamtress.

Had my picture in the paper for many a things... but none worth mentioning, and the stories are certainly not as interesting as Ron's... and Iíve made a few local TV commercials.
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7 posted 01-31-2001 07:36 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

LOL!!! remembering sharon's poem....
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8 posted 01-31-2001 09:43 AM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Well, not real close, but close enough.
Some of you know I post to a list, and one member that joined that list is a dear friend of the Osmonds, and takes care of their website.

I was quite surprised finding this out, and she had emailed me about my poems and asked to put them up on her web site. I agreed, and some are there, but we don't talk anymore.
http://www.aspiring-community.com/

Seems at the time, I had a virus problem with my puter, even though I had virus protection. Good ol' McAfee *yuck*, but I guess she felt it was intentional, and sent me a not so nice letter. I did however explain to her that it was not intentional, and that anyone who knew me, knew I wouldn't do something like that. That was the end of our conversing. *shrug*


ROFL @ Ron! That's a good one  

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9 posted 01-31-2001 12:31 PM       View Profile for Dopey Dope   Email Dopey Dope   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dopey Dope

I've met a few baseball players here and there. Andre Agassi....uhhh.....but no big deals for me. I'm young, my time will come.



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10 posted 01-31-2001 01:21 PM       View Profile for Nicole   Email Nicole   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Nicole

My grandfather is a world-renoun western art sculptor.  He's done his work in many sizes, but has some of his life-size monuments in places like Joseph, Oregon - and Boomtown, Nevada.  There's one overseas, at some amusement park - although, I'm not sure where, or which one.  He's been on the cover of Western Horseman magazine, and has been featured in articles many times.

So, really - all this stuff doesn't mean that much to me as far as 'fame' is concerned, since he's my grandpa...I mean come on, this is the guy that used to try and get me to let him pull my loose teeth when I was young.

I don't know if that constitutes a 'brush' with fame, unless you count all the times I've squirmed away during his tooth-pulling moods.    

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11 posted 01-31-2001 01:24 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay...I didn't want to blow my cover? But? I am actually Angelina Jolie...
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12 posted 01-31-2001 01:54 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

When I lived in Las Vegas, I had many brushes with fame. You just can't help it. My most memorable ones were Rosanne Barr's wedding reception at Whiskey Pete's Casino at Stateline Nev. and I saw Emilio Esteves and Jon Bon Jovi filming some movie on the Strip. I also got what 'I' refer to as a private concert by Loretta Lynn. I was the manager for the catering dept. and she was headlining the showroom that night at Whiskey Pete's and whenever the roadies and such got there it was my job to make sure that they got the meat and veggie trays and fruit trays and beverages sent to the back stage. As I was taking everything to the showroom to take backstage, I got off the elevator and Loretta Lynn was doing her rehearsal with full sound. I am not a country fan but her voice is incredible. I listened to her thru 2 songs (one was Coal Miner's Daughter) and was just transfixed. She said hello and I said hi, just bringing some food for the crew. She was a very gracious lady and I will never forget that as long as I live.


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where it kisses my face and eats my head. Shivaree
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13 posted 01-31-2001 02:27 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Cor   Email Elizabeth Cor   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Cor

Karen, why doesn't this surprise me?

Of course, with your schedule, do you have a  personal assistant JUST for Passions to keep writing poems and posting comments? Not to mention that character I keep spotting on ICQ... Where do you find these people? Can I work for you?


And that fame thing, GEES! I forgot all my interesting stuff...
When I was maybe five or so and out with my family I met Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen and Martin Sheen at a local breakfast cafe (they sat right beside us and I remember them smiling at me and being very nice... but I was more interested in the honey bear at our table). Also, my best friend's parents are very good friends with the parents of Kim and Kelley Deal (The Breeders/ The Amps), in fact, if anyone is familiar with The Amps, I lived in Tipp City (yeehaw). My grandma knows the mother of The Andrews Sisters.. er, did, rather. And, uhm, OH! I had a friend in High School who's great grandpa was the original Marlboro Man.. and speaking of Grandpa's ... mine invented the Downy Ball. No, I'm not kidding.

~Beth

p.s. Nic that is So. Cool. Could I possibly, just maybe see a few pictures of his work?

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14 posted 01-31-2001 03:13 PM       View Profile for Rex   Email Rex   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Rex's Home Page   View IP for Rex

Fame?  Well, I never had any personal fame, but I've known some famous people.  For those of you old enough, my best friend in high school was Ricky Nelson. He started his singing career in the back of my convertible at Stan's drive in across from Hollywood High School.  Another good friend was Glen Larson. Glen went on to form the "Four Preps" singing group and wrote the song "26 Miles". Later Glen produced many TV shows including: "Magnum P.I.", and "Quincy".  One of my girlfriends in high school was Anne Whitfield who played "the grandaughter" in the movie "White Christmas" with Bing Crosby.
I have also met many famous people as my mother used to be head of information for NBC studios in Hollywood and also later when they moved to Burbank for television productions.
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15 posted 01-31-2001 07:20 PM       View Profile for Saxoness   Email Saxoness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Saxoness

Ok, so, my senior year in H.S I decided to go to New York with my theatre troupe. We were standing in line to get into a place called The Jekyll and Hyde club, and this limo pulls up on the street, so I and about 5 other kids go rushing up to it like obvious tourists, and the window rolls down. Nest thing we knew we were staring at Harrison Ford, and he was staring at us.  He smiled, and asked us where we were from and stuff, and then as an after thought he said
"By the way my name is Harrison Ford, nice to meet you"
We all said
"Yeah, we know who you are". It was crazy. We chatted for a few mins and then he drove off. It was very cool. On the same trip I also met Dom Delouise, who is hilarious, and Liam Neison, and a few others as well. IT was a very fun trip


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Hmm... I'm friends with a future prime minister of Canada. That or a future best-selling writer and poet. Or both. And believe me, if she wants to do it, she will! She hasn't decided what she wants to do yet. She writes awesome poetry, but she's not me, so I can't post it here.

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17 posted 01-31-2001 10:50 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Beth...I only do the acting stuff to finance my PIP addiction...laptop and internet access is a standard in all of my contracts...

just ask my agent...right, sharon?
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18 posted 01-31-2001 11:08 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Yes, Ms. Jolie. Now if you all will excuse her, Billy Bob needs to take Ms. Jolie to the tattoo parlour. Seems they left off part of his name the last time they worked on her.
He won't allow her to go around with By Bob on her arm.    
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19 posted 02-01-2001 12:31 AM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

Well I have not meet him personally but my uncle through the marriege of my mom and dad is Tim Burton, this could be PEACHIE or a NIGHTMARE it depends on who your talking to in the family, and not yet totally famus is my cousin he pitches for the NEW YORK METS his name is Grant, he's on one of thier farm teams, I think he did get to pitch a couple of times for the METS in LA my family went to see him play last year.

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Okay, I lived in Oxford, MS for a couple of years. Everyone in Oxford jogs...everyone. One Friday afternoon, while my best friend and I were having a steak at the Dixie Creek Steakhouse, John Grisham came in and ate a barbecue sandwich. The strange thing is he had apparently been jogging; kind of seemed to me as if they would cancel one another out.

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21 posted 02-04-2001 03:36 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee


I am sure that almost everyone has heard of or seen the famous supermodel Linda Evangelista, better known as the hair colour chamelion.  Well, she is originally from my city St. Catharines.

She was in George Michael's Video "Freedom,"
she's very famous on the runway and always is a spokesmodel for Clairol.

At my mom's business, I serve her mom and her dad frequently.  Her dad is extremely friendly and polite, however, Linda and her mom are total snobs.

I've only had the chance to briefly see/talk to Linda there and this was a long time ago, when she still actually flew back to Canada and mingle with us common folk  

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22 posted 02-04-2001 04:13 PM       View Profile for Acies   Email Acies   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Acies

SERENITY ---- sup with Billy Bob?  

I'm an unknown and I'm proud of it

Brushes with fame, I've had a lot.  I love going to concerts and my friend always has access to front row seat and all access passess.....So, Ive met people from the music industry

I see no changes, wake up in the morning I ask myself, "Is life worth living or should I blast myself" TUPAC SHAKUR


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23 posted 02-04-2001 04:36 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

acire? just got back from the tat parlour...I think they made me a little ill...   and yep lotsof people in the music industry too for me...can't think of any actors offhand.ohwait...Chris Phillips...he is the guy who was the voice of Felix The Cat, and "FACE" from Nickelodean, and also co-wrote "The [edit] Song" with Dennis Leary...and I won't talk about the political people...it's just too embarrassing.

(Ali?...OOPS? I didn't know how to type the name of the song any other way... )


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24 posted 02-04-2001 08:28 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oh...just remembered one that WAS pretty great. The MTV broadcast party live from the French Quarter Mardi Gras Day...(which, by the way, MTV will never try again..) I met everyone there, but my favorites? Weird Al Yankovich and the members of "The Bangles"...and? the boyfriend almost got kicked out for repeatedly banging his head on the MTV "gong" while they were broadcasting...IT'S ALL HIS FAULT I TELL YA...
 
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