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Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Celebrity Sightings are the new awesome

You guys won't believe this, but I just saw the World's Greatest Grandmother! I was just standing in the break room here at work, and she walks in to get some coffee. I would have never even known who she was, because she looked like a pretty normal person, except that she had this mug that they must have awarded her that said "Worlds Greatest Grandmother." Right here in Oakland!!

I guess betsy had some celebrity sighting over the weekend too. She was in the San Francisco airport on Sunday morning with her co-workers, all ready to fly out to Arizona for a business trip, and Sean Penn walked by. When Sean noticed that one of betsy’s co-workers was about to leave his tube full of presentation stuff by accident, Sean pointed and said, “Dude. Your tube.”

- Dude. Your tube.


  • At 1:17 PM, Blogger bets said…

    He was so worried about our tube!

  • At 2:45 PM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    that's special. i never liked sean penn until that sweet and lowdown movie. if i saw him at an airport, i'd probably like him even more.

    when aaron#2 was 11, he was lost at an airport and dikembe mutombo helped him find his flight.

    rebecca: will you please tell my grandmother hello for me? i haven't talked to her in months.

  • At 4:42 PM, Blogger Brig said…

    I saw Muhammad Ali at the airport. And Mike Ditka.

    But not together. Come on.

  • At 11:44 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    connie chung and maury povich were at our gate the day i left on my mission. i was so nervous the elders were going to try to slip them a book of mormon and embarass us. because our nametags and identical clothing certainly weren't going to do it.

  • At 7:05 AM, Blogger dävid said…

    i stood behind avril lavigne in customs in toronto.

    she was about as big as my left leg. which is enormous, of course.

    re: grandmother
    do you guys remember that movie the electric grandmother? orange juice came out of her freaking finger! i doubt that woman with the button could compete with that.

  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger miss sparks said…

    ok, so once upon a time i was invited to advance screening of "good night & good luck" (fabulous film by the way). anyway, after the screening they were having a good 'ole DC Q&A session to dicuss the role of the media in protecting our liberties, blah, blah, really, i wanted to stay, but i had to get back to the office. so i'm rushing out of the theater with my head down, and when i'm 5 feet from the door some guy grabs my arm and says, "leaving so soon?" i look up and gasp because "some guy" was actually george clooney. he asked me to stay and winked at me. i can now die a happy woman. no lie.

  • At 9:37 AM, Blogger bets said…

    Also, one time I saw Shawn Fanning (napster) at a concert and decided the best idea was to go up to him and tell him I thought he was very attractive. Yes, that was my very best idea.

  • At 12:29 PM, Blogger American Cowboy said…

    Once I was leaving the SLC temple and the prophet was standing next to that giant front door talking to Jesus. No big deal, no airport, no tube, but I'm pretty sure that Jesus glanced at me for a second. It was like he knew who I was. I'm pretty sure that we've never met before, though. Weird, huh?

  • At 6:50 AM, Blogger bex said…

    i was going to say that once i saw neve campbell in the SLC airport, but after cameron's, that seems a little boring.

  • At 9:36 AM, Blogger bets said…

    One time on my way to a Belle & Sebastian show in New York City I saw Michael Musto riding a bicycle. Then 20 minutes later at the Belle & Sebastian show in New York City I met Demetri Martin.

  • At 11:13 AM, Blogger Aluwicious said…

    I saw Ben Gibbard once in front of Ameoba's on Haight st. the day after I saw him play. I gathered enough courage to tell him that I enjoyed the show the night before.

    he said,


    and then I ran

  • At 11:21 AM, Blogger bets said…

    Also, I've met Brigham Barnes of fame. Maybe you've heard of him.

  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger Kylie said…

    I saw Wayne Coyne on the corner of a street last week while visiting Austin, TX.

  • At 1:29 PM, Blogger aaron d.w. said…

    i did lines with emelio estevez once.

  • At 10:29 PM, Blogger aisy said…

    i was molested by antone newcombe at a dandy warhol concert. and just yesterday i ate at the same restaurant as rhett miller. he's dreamy.

  • At 12:15 PM, Blogger k8 said…

    i saw a guy that looked like wayne coyne on the street in Huntinton Beach last week-good to know it wasn't really him since the real one was in Austin.

  • At 1:32 PM, Blogger Kylie said…

    Maybe Wayne Coyne has a twin?

    Or maybe he just flies planes.

    Or not.

  • At 6:27 PM, Blogger brian said…

    i used to have a friend who delivered pizzas for dominos. somehow he could get us discounted pizzas, so i use to eat a lof of dominos pizza. one night, after eating some dominos pizza, ian mackaye appeared to me in a dream. here's our conversation:

    ian: do you want to get something to eat?

    me: no, i just ate some pizza.

    ian: from where?

    me: dominos.

    ian: dominos? how could you eat pizza from dominos? dominos is a terrible company.

    since that dream, i have never ate pizza at dominos again.


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