Sunday, September 23, 2007

meeting famous people by accident!

Well, here we are in our long trip in March to Connecticut to visit Diana Canova! We stopped off in Virginia to see some of the Olympic skaters in a special show, which Was Great. The end of the show had everyone skating to James Bond songs. The Amazing part was that we were staying in the same hotel as the cast, which was right across the street from the civic center it was held in. The morning after, as we were checking out, we actually rode down in the same elevator - just the three of us - with the Silver medalist herself, Sasha Cohen! It was Amazing! I didn't recognize her at first, Mayu did. So I did like an annoying, ordinary fan and got out the ol' souvenir book that we'd bought at the show the night before, and asked her to sign it. Then, like a typical Japanese person, Mayu asked for pictures with both of us, and like a real trooper, Sasha agreed. She was very nice and patient. It seems the bus hadn't left yet, so Mayu was able to wait by the bus until the Gold Medalist arrived - Shizuka Arakawa! Actually, Shizuka passed right by me in the lobby as I waited with the lugguage. Mayu really, really admires her, so it was a dream come true for her, to meet her and have a photo taken together. What a completely unexpected meeting. You hear about this sort of thing happening in films, but it's never happened to us. Until now!

1 comment:

Rick said...

Sounds like you had fun. My Dad had a similar moment when he found himself in an elevator with Pete Rose back in the 1970's. I was just a young boy but when he told me I asked Dad if he got his autograph. He said they just talked and it didn't occur to him to ask for an autograph. That was Dad.:)