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  • March 7, 2016

A Meet And Greet!


Back we are with the question of the month. I bet a few could guess what I would say to this question. What is the question? Don’t you know? You are doing the blog hop after all. But just in case, here you are:

Have you ever met an idol/influence/someone you really admire? How did it go?”

I met Mr. Dressup once, does that count for anything? He was almost as big a deal as Santa as a kid. But now? Nope, nadda, zip. Haven’t met a single person that anyone would “admire” or whatever other word you want to use. That of course means business tycoons and so called celebrities. There are “ordinary” people that do a lot of good, beat the odds and such that I’ve met. I don’t find I admire them though. But that’s not to say some feats aren’t impressive. Impressive many are, but admire, meh, not for me.

So is there any I’d like to meet? Nope. As a lot of the “people” that many admire and such, meaning those in the spotlight, are just as fake as the characters they portray.

Anybody out there you’d like to meet?A celebrity stalker are you? Maybe just borderline? There are some great people out there but idolizing someone, pffft, no thanks. I’ll skip that.

Enjoy life, forget the strife.



2016-03-07 02:27:39 Reply

I’ve met a few in my day when I was a newspaper photographer, from celebrities and politicians to huge Hollywood names and pageant contestants and/or winners. Some were pretty cool. Some were arrogant. Some were pretty sad without their makeup. All were just normal people like you and me.

Post-newspaper, I’ve been very excited to meet parents of multiple special needs adopted children, artists, naturalists, world-renowned artists and authors. Same thing with the famous ones. Some have been pretty cool. Some have stayed in touch. Some weren’t that impressive. Adoptive parents have been a real treat. Not sure I’ll ever grow tired of meeting that kind of folk.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-07 13:23:46 Reply

    Sounds like you met a ton indeed, and yeah many are just regular joes. Adoptive parents sound like great people too.

Tamara Narayan

2016-03-07 14:27:26 Reply

I don’t have a strong desire to necessarily meet any particular celebrity, but there are some people who I would love to go see in a speaking engagement of some sort: Stephen Kind, Dave Barry, or Bill Maher.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-07 15:07:32 Reply

    True, hearing from some would be interesting.

Alex J. Cavanaugh

2016-03-07 15:39:39 Reply

There are a few I admire but none I idolize.
Anyone the Cat wants to meet?

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-07 16:47:00 Reply

    The cat will just run away, no meet and greet for him

Susan Gourley

2016-03-07 20:27:43 Reply

I wouldn’t cross the street to meet most celebrities but there are lots of good people in the world. Most of them are just regular citizens like you and me.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-07 20:32:32 Reply

    Yeah, the good people are the ones to meet, not the so called famous people.

Michael D'Agostino

2016-03-08 01:12:32 Reply

Um… Who’s Mr Dressup?

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-08 13:17:29 Reply

    Very old kids show

Arlee Bird

2016-03-08 02:57:42 Reply

Wow! Mr. Dressup! I’m so jealous!

Seems like I’ve heard of him, but don’t recall exactly from where.

Arlee Bird
A to Z Challenge Co-host
Tossing It Out

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-08 13:18:00 Reply

    lol was a kids show long ago

Toi Thomas

2016-03-10 23:22:10 Reply

There are quite a few people I’d like to meet, but I wouldn’t say I idolize any of them and only admire a few. I think sometimes people just want to meet someone famous to experience having an encounter with them. It’s just something you can say you’ve done that not all your friends have. It’s like getting an autograph. Some celebrities sign so many that getting one isn’t about the value of it, it’s just the experience, while others sign so little that getting one adds value to it. Once the autograph is obtained you go back to living your life. But since I don’t collect autographs, I guess I’m just guessing here.

    Pat Hatt

    2016-03-11 13:34:53 Reply

    Yeah, mostly it is to say that I got the autograph or saw them, etc. and you didn’t. A prop to a person’s ego of sorts I guess.

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