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    Thursday
    Apr162009

    Spin Cycle: Celebrity

    The topic over at Jen's Spin Cycle this week is "Celebrity". I wish I had some fantastic story of fondling Simon Cowell's abs or telling George Clooney to fuck off, but I've come to believe that I possess an anti-celebrity aura.

    I mean, I spent years living in Vancouver, "North Hollywood", during a time when they were constantly filming all kinds of exciting things like the X-Files and Jumanji. And the whole time I was working in theatre, no, living and breathing theatre, and drinking associating with theatre and film type people. And not once - ever - did I meet someone that I could casually say, "Oh, I met so-and-so", and you'd know who the hell I was talking about.

    One time, I elected to not attend an opening night party (probably for some really sensible reason like "It's all the way downtown and the beer here is cheap and plentiful") and I discovered later that David Duchovny had showed up at said party and hobnobbed.*

    I think I died a little that day.

    I mean, I did drink a lot in those days so it's entirely possible I met a celebrity and don't remember. (It's also entirely possible that my behaviour resulted in a memo to all the other celebrities, which is why I now possess this anti-celebrity aura).

    The closest I got to a real life star was going on two dates with a guy that had a bit part in the X-Files, as a lab nerd that was in love with Scully. He got shot.

    In the show, I mean. I didn't SHOOT him. He just wasn't that attractive.

    Also, he was short.

    So I guess the moral of the story is, it's true - celebrities ARE shorter and less attractive in person!

    *I don't even know what 'hobnobbed' means, but it sounds kinky. Fuck, I could have had hot kinky sex with David Duchovny. I think I just died a little more.

    Reader Comments (27)

    I only have one male celebrity story, and that involves John Goodman. At least your non-celebrity story involves hottie David Duchovny. That's gotta count for something.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHeatherPride

    Despite his recent, er, problems, I think a Duchovny meeting would be worth the higher priced beer. But that's just me.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Dental Maven

    I have also had zero brushes with celebrity so I'm impressed with your short lab rat.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterK

    I miss X-Files. It was a great show!

    You had a greater brush with fame than I'll ever have!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Marie

    I've had no brushes with celebrity. I'm starting to feel a little inadequate here!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKathy B!

    DD is a sexy addict. I bet if you tracked him down, you still could have hot kinky sex with him...

    Short, unattractive celebrities are the only kinds I have met too.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWicked Step Mom

    You're going to hate my Spin. I love me some hot celebrities.
    I've heard that Eddie Vedder and Al Pacino are really short. When I found out I cried a little.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSammanthia

    David D just got divorced because he is a crazed sex addict. I bet you oould probably find someone who had sex with him, and that will bring you just a little closer.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFoN

    I was A Duchovny fan. WAS. X Files? Loved it. Saw the most recent movie. Didn't really like it. So sad. But I do remember that episode where the lab tech was lusting for Scully and got shot! You dated him? Score!
    You're linked!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSprite's Keeper

    I don't care if he's a sex addict, aren't all men? I love his show Californication. I wish he would keep it in his pants long enough to film a couple new episodes.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCameron

    Too bad about Duchovny. He's getting sexier with age. I agree with Cameron... more Californication. Now if I only had Showtime!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMs. Salti

    Now that the truth is out there (heh) you totally could've had some kinkiness with David! All in the name of helping him with his sex addition, of course. Sigh.
    Thanks for the linky love!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRobin

    ah, the x files! now there is a good example of a piece of genius turned into an annoying, overdone piece of poo. i miss the good ole days of the good x files episodes - not scully having an alien baby or whatever!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBex

    David D always did seem a little shifty to me...hmmm, all men are sex addicts, he's no different. Poor thing. :)

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmy

    Duchovny, meh. I've never seen the appeal. Simon Cowell, on the other hand...

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterblissfully caffeinated

    how many degrees of separation is that?

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkyooty

    You've met far more famous people than I have. I've met ummm, no one.
    I saw the guy that played the dad in Dirty Dancing once. But we were on Hollywood Studios tour so, you kinda expect to see someone you know?
    Oh, I saw Eric Lindros in a bar a looong time ago. Does that count? Since he's not an actor does anyone but me even know who that is??

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBlogging Mama Andrea

    I've been lucky to meet a bunch of famous people here and there. I will not go name dropping here.

    Sometimes they are shorter and less attractive, but sometimes they are much better in person than you'd expect.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDaddy Geek Boy

    You could live in Arkansas like me where we have no celebrities.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOtter Thomas

    All mine are with Johnny Depp...except for the time my mom pushed me into Neil Diamond.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOsh

    LOL

    I cheated and gave her the Johnny Depp story mixed in with RTT!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterOsh

    Oh, I'd be devastated, too! I don't care what anyone says - he can be a sex addict with me - I wouldn't mind! :P

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterD.M. Wright

    Man, what ever happened to David Duchovny? He was fabulous.

    Were you an actress? (That would explain a LOT.) J/K!

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCDB

    I was going to tell you about DD's sex addition but someone (several people) beat me to the punch. I had to stop watching Californication since seeing him as a sex addict on the show felt creepy since he's one in real life too....

    Sorry about your lack of celebrity luck but really, my biggest moment was with a fucking wrestler if that makes you feel any better.

    April 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCasey

    My girlfriends and I would drive up to Vancouver for the weekend whenever we were disappointed at missed sightings of celebrities in Seattle in the hopes of spotting some there... We missed them in Vancouver, too - including DD. Too bad we didn't run into you when we were there, I totally would've done my spin about it. ;)

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