A few years ago I published this post and invited all of you to share your brushes with famous footballers. As you know if you participated- or if you just clicked the link and read the old post- things strayed a little bit from the football-specificness that I intended, but that was fine…and fun!
Anyway, I’d like to try it again, but without the football “restriction.” All I ask is that you break down your “brushes with greatness” into two categories: 1) Famous people that you’ve simply “met” and, 2) famous people that you actually “knowm,” and that you don’t repeat anyone from last time. Obviously, you’ll see from my lists below that “famous” is pretty much how you define it and by “know” I mean if you ran into that person again it would take no more than a sentence to remind them of how you know each other.
Finally, before we continue, an explanation… I am fascinated by how, just by living our little lives, we find ourselves with connections to well-known people. I was always amazed by the people that my father had met/known (mostly from his days as a musician) and couldn’t imagine how that could ever happen to me. Yet, here I am, creeping up on a half-century of life and suddenly (but not really) I find myself in a similar position. The human condition, eh?
Here are mine- at least the ones I can remember!
Famous People I’ve Met
Famous People I Know
People I know but chose to leave off for being too “obscure”: a college president (my college roommate), two NASA scientists (one my best friend, the other a close friend), and a well-known (if you’re into that kind of thing) architect.
If you’d like to know the circumstances or connections involved in any of these, just ask!
So, who you got?!