Whatcha Wanna Know Wednesdays!

In an attempt to keep my posts somewhat interesting, I'm declaring Wednesdays as "Whatcha Wanna Know Wednesdays" on my blog. You know the, always wanted to know but were too afraid to ask kinda things, or interesting and sometimes not so interesting things about me.

Today's theme is Celebrity Sightings. I worked for the Atlanta Braves for 11 years. In that time I met several celebrity-type people and some I don't really consider celebrities. I worked with Hank Aaron in the front office way back in the early 80's. He was not one of my favorite people, although he is a legend in the baseball arena. I will spare you the details of why he wasn't one of my favorite people, so as not to "jade" those that adore him. I had the privilege of working with the dignitaries and celebrities that came in for the World Series and would pick them up and drop them off in a limo golf cart (that's a whole other story!). Drove around President and Mrs. Carter, Gov. Zell Miller, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, met Arnold "pump you up" now Governor Schwarzeneggar, and Rob Lowe. We also had the JazzFest in the old Fulton County Stadium where I got to meet several big groups of the 80's. Somewhat scary fact you don't know about me is that Rick James ("Super Freak") actually kissed me on the lips. Gross, I know! I even blessed out Charlie Sheen (in a kidding way) for sitting there and holding his cigarette over my baby, Zack, that was sleeping on the sofa in the office. Back in 1989 I won a trip to be on MTV's "Club MTV" over Spring Break. It was an all expense paid trip to Daytona Beach to be on the show. We all stayed in the Marriott and Colin Quinn got in the elevator and took a big bite off my ice cream cone. I was not happy! Same trip, met OJ Simpson--staying at the same hotel. I also saw Nicholas Cage at a casino in Atlantic City. One of my earliest sightings was in the 7th grade, I met Peaches & Herb (remember them?!) at the Atlanta Airport. Two summers ago we were in South Beach (Miami) eating at Johnny Rockets on the main drag and saw Shaq cruising down the strip. A few years ago in New York, I saw Gellman (from Regis & Kelly) at the airport and also had our pics taken with the Today show crew.

So, there you go...my "brush" with the rich and not so rich and famous. Tune in every Wednesday for "whatcha wanna know" Wednesdays where we'll have a new theme each week! This has been Celebrity Sightings...Kirksey..OUT!

13 sweet friends had to say...:

Di-dan said...

I think I might would have kept the Rick James kiss to myself...who wants to know that??? :-) I can't wait to see what other topics you will come up with!

Di-dan said...

Hey...I meant to say too, with that closing, you really HAVE been watching too much TV! :-)

Jennifer said...

Wow....Serious? I'm not sure I've met anyone famous. Well, except Michelle.

Wow. You are a 'Superstar.'

chrome dome said...

Yeah, and to think I've kissed the same lips as Rick James.

Cantini #3 said...

ok...my turn. I met Billy Ocean when we were in England on our senior trip. I met Franco Harris of the Pittsburg Steelers when I worked at the Braves. I met my hero Bruce Benedict too. I just loved him!!!!!

Tracey, I think you win the celebrity sightings game!

Di-dan said...

Well, I didn't mention that I met DONNY OSMOND!!!! Long story, but it was only him, me two other girls I work with and someone from STAR 94 in the hallway...we snuck into the bldg and hid until he was about to come, then ran into him face to face! AMAZING! There is more to the story, but I'll save that for later...

JPC88 said...

Wow Gary, Me TOO!!!!!

JPC88 said...

I had Mary of Peter Paul and Mary on my plane once! Bill Cosby used to fly in to our FBO at fulton county airport and would sit and talk with us. I also met Dan Akroyd there-he is cool! Jimmy Carter came in one night on a small plane from Plaines! I saw Carlton Sheets in the airport the other day, and have had Coretta Scott King on my plane. Conin O'brien and me were on the same plane to Boston one time. One time we were supposed to charter the Yankees but they went in to extra innings and we went to the hotel. I would like to meet a sitting President! Excellent and fun post! Nice you super freak!

JPC88 said...

We need to know the "more" of Didan's story!

RealEstateGirl said...

It was fun reading everyone's encounters with celebrities. I'm with you John, we need to hear the "more" of Dianne's story! And hello???? Your comment about the kiss? I don't think so!!!

JPC88 said...

Yea, we'll just keep that a secret!
JUST KIDDING! Having fun!

Jules said...

Yeah JPC - you are just too funny. Ok - I have never told this one..

Does anyone remember " Chief Knockahoma?" He was the "mascot" for the Braves: Ok - here it goes:

He kissed me - I never even saw it coming. He walked up, dipped me and planted one right on my lips.
I was sooooooooo shocked. An Indian man kissed me,so I feel that I have this special bond with all native Americans, not that I want to go hang out in a wig-wam or anything, but just this "in" with them....HA HA !

RealEstateGirl said...

Oh my gosh! Julie! That is too funny! I do have to say this, he was quite the womanizer! He was caught a few times in the Braves offices with ladies!

 
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