Thursday, July 30, 2009
Pinky's Dream List - Part 1
My brother had an interesting question the other day at lunch. He asked me who I'd like to meet now that I've achieved my lifelong goal of meeting Duran Duran (specifically Nick Rhodes)? It's a thought-provoking question for sure. On one hand, I kind of like that my "Big Gets" (Ricky Schroder, Nic Cage, and Duran Duran) are out of the way. On the other hand, I think the pictures came to pass in the first place because I had goals and "put it out in the universe," if you will. With that being said, let's start the Dream List: First and foremost, I'd like to re-take the pictures that didn't work or weren't taken due to circumstance. Which ones plague me the most, you ask? Meeting my #3 celebrity, Benicio Del Toro, at Sundance in 2002 but being told there were no pictures allowed. However, when I met him he put his arm around me (!!!!) and asked where the camera was. CURSES!!! Likewise, I met Jerry Seinfeld at a Dodgers game in like '94 and took a picture with him....but the stupid disposable camera didn't work properly and when I went to develop the picture, I got a black space. Um, WHAT?!?! It's Jerry Seinfeld, people! And he HATED me. Oh, yeah. HATE. So I'm not really sure I could pull it off again. In another sad story of a broken camera, I had my picture taken with James Marsden at Sundance a few years ago, but his friend did something and erased the whole thing when he handed the camera back to me (jag off). Sadly, the movie started up right then and I couldn't retake it. Blast! I also saw and spoke with Emilio Estevez in Vegas about ten years ago, but he was gambling and no pictures were allowed. He did sign an autograph for me, though. Not sure what to do with that, but it's something, right?Finally, my Dream List would conclude with the remaining members of my Top Male Celebrity list: Owen Wilson and Ben Affleck. YUM. Now, it should be noted that I've gotten their counterparts, Luke Wilson and Matt Damon respectively, but to get Owen and Ben would be a yummy treat for sure. Please, Universe, bring them to me. :) Pretty please with a cherry on top?