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I want to be a celebrity.

It’s Finish the Sentence Friday time and this week’s sentence is “If you could hang out with any celebrity, it would be…”

ME!  I want to hang out with famous-me.  Obviously, I’m not famous.  But I’d like to be.
Not because I envy the Hollywood lifestyle or am excited about choosing hot young bodyguards to guard my body, but because I want to be a best-selling author.  I want to write a book that makes people laugh and cry and have life-altering revelations.  Instead, however, I have a bunch of unfinished novels and memoirs taking up space on my hard drive gathering cyber-dust.


Becoming a celebrity writer is obviously not going to happen any time soon.  But naming actual celebrities that I’d like to share a drink with is hard.

AlexanderSkarsgardSure, I appreciate looking at Alexander Skarsgard, but I’m not sure that I’d make a great effort to hang out with him.  What would be the point?  Being able to say that I did?  Now…if he were in a movie based on my best-selling book, that would be an entirely different matter.  See how this keeps coming back to ME?  Huh.  There’s probably therapy for that.


I did have drinks with Peter Forsberg once.  I was at a bar in Denver with two friends of mine.  We were getting ready to leave when Peter (because I can call him that now) and a bunch of other Colorado Avalanche guys came over to see if they could have our table.  We changed our minds pretty quickly and said that while we were not leaving, they could join us.  They did.  We hung out for a couple of hours, I guess.  PeterforsbergOne of my friends is Swedish, and gorgeous, and spoke to Peter in his native tongue.  My other friend is gorgeous and a total boy inside who was able to speak hockey.  I’m not quite sure what I brought to the table, but they let me stay.  It was cool and fun to tell people about the next day.  But you know what?  Celebrities are just people.  Some awesome and funny and brilliant, and others just plain stupid and screwed up.

I’m pretty happy just hanging out at home with Tucker and Robert.  Boring?  Maybe.  But it’s my boring and nobody’s ever hiding in the bushes across the street to snap a topless photo of me when I accidentally forget to close the blinds.  That part about not being famous is pretty nice.


I should say that I wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to have Anthony Hopkins record my voice mail message.

Oh!  And I would like to really like to meet the person who invented Gummy Bears.


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  • Kenya G. Johnson - LOL – do you really like gummy bears? I hate them. Well not really but I don’t love them. But I bought some, you know why? Because they are the only candy I know of that takes a long time to chew that won’t tear my fillings out. Okay that was so off the subject. Oh year and there is this dreadful gummy bear song that plays on Kidz Bop now its stuck in my head because you said gummy bears. Anyway, there’s a lot of people I’d just like to look at, I don’t need to sit down and have a whole conversation with it. Your guy up there is cute. The first one, definitely not Anthony Hopkins. His Hannibal voice to Clarice will forever creep me out. Okay now I’ve got gummy bears and Hannibal Letcter – how do you spell that? Anyway glad its not time to go to bed.March 29, 2013 – 5:20 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Ah Kenya! The key to Gummy Bears is getting the good ones. Some are basically flavorless. Oh and the light yellow ones that taste like fake pineapple are the best.
      Oh! And the Anthony Hopkins voice I want on my voicemail is the one he played in Meet Joe Black. Did you see that movie? It was really really good…he gives this amazing speech at the end that winds up with “I couldn’t ask for anything more” and it’s, well, amazing. THAT voice.
      And sadly, I am VERY familiar with the gummy bear song. YouTube has a version that shows a bunch of cartoon airplanes that Tucker manages to find ALL THE TIME on the iPad. “I’m a gummy bear! I’m a gummy bear! I’m a yummy yummy yummy gummy bear!” I recently posted it on Facebook, I was so annoyed.March 29, 2013 – 5:36 pmReplyCancel

      • Kenya G. Johnson - LOL!!! The life of motherhood and knowing the gummy bear song! I did see Meet Joe Black but it was forever ago and I don’t remember that part. I’ll see if its on Netflix. I like Morgan Freeman’s voice in that way, specifically his Shawshank Redemption voice.March 29, 2013 – 5:43 pmReplyCancel

        • admin - Morgan Freeman has an awesome voice, too. He’s one of the masters, for sure…and Shawshank Redemption was SO great.
          Oh and I saw Meet Joe Black forever ago too. I hope if you watch it that it’s really as good as I remember.March 29, 2013 – 5:50 pmReplyCancel

          • Kenya G. Johnson - What stands out in my memory is not liking Brad’s hair.March 29, 2013 – 6:17 pm

  • clark - speaking of headshrinkers! (your Freud appears both evocative of the cultural milieu that gave rise to psychoanalytic theory and maybe some of the cocaine that he is said to have found a certain appetite for)…the guy I would like to meet would have been Fritz Perls ! That guy was manic (the legend is was the inspiration for the Comic book character ‘Mr. Natural’ made famous (in certain college circles) by R. Crumb. The guy was a genius and a major league scott.
    If your interest ever takes you to the personalities of the people who created major personality theories, Perls is a must see.

    (…not even close to being ‘on-theme’ with this Comment, huh? Don’t feel bad. Feel bad for the blogs I get to who are farther down the list (‘Finding Ninee’ is a first tier blog for me on Fridays)March 29, 2013 – 5:36 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Clark, I’ve never heard of Fritz Perls! Now I need to go look him up and find out what you’re talking about because he sounds fascinating. And you can come here and educate me any time with your comments. Seriously. And I’m so flattered that Finding Ninee is a tier 1 blog for you on fridays! Wow. Thanks!March 29, 2013 – 6:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Love&Giggles - I would love to meet Alicia Silverstone because she rocks. she is vegan and very well known for it. I read her book and LOVED it. I’m an aspiring vegan myself but don’t have the time to be to serious about it yet anyways! And second would have to be Steve Carell, he is the funniest man on this earth (besides my husband of course) then the man I would only need a few minutes with because I would act like a total idiot all flustered and speechless would be Colin Farrell. P.S. I do love gummy bears too!March 29, 2013 – 6:06 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - What a treat to see a comment from you, little sis! <3
      Alicia Silverstone has the most amazing skin ever. I'm sure it's because she has such a pure diet. Me? Not so much. And yeah, Steve Carell and Colin Farrell would be pretty awesome to meet.
      YAY to gummy bears!March 29, 2013 – 6:51 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Life, Unexpectedly - I love the first answer, meeting famous-you. Yes, that would be something.. The drawings are awesome, too! I really need to try and make a step forward from just drawing stick figures 🙂March 29, 2013 – 6:37 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Stephanie,
      Ah, yes, meeting famous-me would be something indeed. A pretty unlikely something. Trust me, stick figures would be way faster and I’m thinking of doing them instead. And I love your blog header! It’s gorgeous.March 29, 2013 – 6:49 pmReplyCancel

  • Janine Huldie - Kristi, you truly crack me up and god how I wish I was a famous author, too. You are so not alone in that one. By the way, Alexander Skarsgard, would definitely be so worth it as long he had his shirt off, because oh my god just getting hot thinking about that. Sorry, I will stop now, but seriously awesome and thank you for linking up with us again!! 🙂March 29, 2013 – 6:49 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks for hosting, Janine! And yeah, Alexander with no shirt can take a person’s breath away. I think my husband is jealous of him. Yum.
      Maybe someday we’ll both be famous authors, huh?March 29, 2013 – 6:53 pmReplyCancel

  • Kerri - Man and here I was going to invite you over for drinks with Sandra! In the meantime keep writing dipshit, you write some pretty awesome stuff no matter what Frued thinks 🙂 Oh and if you do get Sir Hopkins to record your voicemail message you are going to totally scare the crap out of telemarketers and maybe the in-laws who wonder when the last time they spoke to RobertMarch 29, 2013 – 6:50 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - WAIT! I want to come over and have drinks with you and Sandra! And that yummy looking dude whose name I can’t remember because I haven’t heard of him before. Invite me!
      And yeah, if Sir would do my voicemail, I could have tons of fun…I’d have to have him record several versions, of course.March 29, 2013 – 6:54 pmReplyCancel

  • The Sadder But Wiser Girl - I’d like to meet the person behind M&Ms… great post! I couldn’t finish mine because I couldn’t decide who I wanted to hang out with! 😀 Why didn’t I think about me?March 29, 2013 – 8:35 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - I’d like to hang out with you when you’re famous. Please remember me!March 29, 2013 – 10:37 pmReplyCancel

  • Emily - I love following your train of thought – from being famous, to hanging with someone famous, to Anthony Hopkins and to gummy bears. My college roommate always used to say she wanted to be famous. She didn’t care if she ever was rich, but she wanted to be famous. She’s neither yet, but I have faith in her. Cool story about the hockey guy. The only celebrity I’ve ever hung out with is Paula Zahn in her f-ing amazing 5th avenue apartment. My son was friends with her son when they were all of 5. I befriended the babysitter and we made a play date. When I brought my son to their f-ing amazing apartment, he walks in and says to me, “mommy, is this a grown-up apartment?” (as opposed to ours that was definitely NOT a grown-up apartment). Anyway, Paula came in and introduced herself and we chatted a bit. You might be interested to know that her son had a lot in common with mine and yours, and we’ll leave it at that. 🙂 Okay, now I have diarrhea of the mouth – that pic of you with Freud cracked me up. Thank you for always making me laugh – I definitely needed it today!March 29, 2013 – 9:00 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - UM HELLLLLOOOO totally cool story about Paula. Because we’re on a first name basis now due to the 6-degree thing. I’m glad I made you laugh and I think about you and your mom daily. Maybe hourly…
      Plus, you thought of Vince Vaughn which is just awesome..March 29, 2013 – 10:40 pmReplyCancel

  • christine - I don’t care how many movies dear Anthony is in, I cannot separate his voice from Silence of the Lambs. That movie left one big impression. Gives me the chills.
    And gummy bears? eh.
    I would love for you to finish one of those books you have collecting dust. Easier said than done, though, I’m sure.March 29, 2013 – 9:09 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Why all you dudes are hating on gummy bears? They can be awesome! With that said, I am not a big chocolate fan. I know. Shoot me. Thanks for the comment!March 29, 2013 – 10:41 pmReplyCancel

  • Rich Rumple - You are so damn unique! I love it! Gee, when you get famous, I can tell people I knew you when you only wished you were famous. The Anthony Hopkins message part was the icing on the cake! lol Great job!March 29, 2013 – 9:59 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Rich! Thank you. From your lips re the famous bs. Loves!March 29, 2013 – 10:42 pmReplyCancel

  • Jean Heff - I really respect that you want to publish some day. There are so many different avenues for that lately, it seems more possible, doesn’t it? I would buy your book. With all my goals, I like to use my kids and students as inspiration…as so entirely cliche as that is. I’m sure you remember watching your son learn to walk. Kids do stuff over and over and if we watch closely, it’s apparent that their “new skills” don’t just come overnight and they are so FEARLESS about it. Also, I think you should use “This book will make you laugh and cry and have life altering revelations” as the subtitle on your future book.March 29, 2013 – 10:07 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Ah, Jean, thank you. If I ever get to the point that I am able to finish my shit, send it to an actual publisher and have her make it a best-seller? Your description is the one I will use. Of course, I will credit you! Because you ROÇK….March 29, 2013 – 10:45 pmReplyCancel

  • Stephanie @ Mommy, for real. - Hey guess what? I too have narcissism and diarrhea of the mouth! And aspirations/delusions of being a famous writer! Is that why I love everything you write so much?March 29, 2013 – 10:21 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Ah, Steph. I think I can call you that now. Yes, we are sistahs from another mistah. Kerri, too. LOVE.March 29, 2013 – 10:46 pmReplyCancel

  • Jen - I clicked you dork, cause you are not a dork! And whyfor are we the only ones who comment on EVERY one else on our hoppity hop hop? You my friend will be an awesome author someday, tell that devil on your shoulder to SHUT UP, and listen to that sweet cute angel. Don’t trust Freud, have you read his stuff? Did it make you laugh and cry and think things and stuff?
    Well when you’re a famous author I will break my rules and read your book. I have a strict no tears rule, but for you, anything.
    TTTx10=crazy eyesMarch 29, 2013 – 11:03 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Holy hell you just broke into my heart in the best of ways that you will read my book and cry. Awesome you are, dude. For real. And yeah, I know…some of the participants suck ass for not getting that the whole point of a HOP is to comment. Altho..sometimes, people in this one comment late…and I get that. This IS my favorite hop though…
      MWAH to YOU. TTTx10March 29, 2013 – 11:07 pmReplyCancel

  • Kate Hall - You have the same dream as me. Write a book that’s funny and inspiring/life-changing. I like your take on the famous people are just people too. It recently dawned on me that Twitter makes the world just a little bit smaller and if I rip on somebody famous on Twitter there’s a bigger chance they might see that than say if I said it to my girlfriends while sitting in my house. Makes me think twice about what I say about others, famous or not. How’s that for inspiring?!? Or just a pile of crap.March 29, 2013 – 11:24 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Kate! Totally inspiring. How cool would it be if somebody amazingly famous saw one of our tweets and replied, or retweeted? It does make the world smaller. Let’s start writing these books of ours already. I am lazy. And insecure. And sort of dumb.March 30, 2013 – 10:03 amReplyCancel

  • Denise - Two Swedish men in the post, I like it 😉March 30, 2013 – 12:00 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Well you know how you Swedes have my <3
      Thanks for the comment!March 30, 2013 – 10:04 amReplyCancel

  • Michelle Liew - I’d rather hang out with me too, but I’d say I wouldn’t mind a conversation with Anthony Hopkins as well. That would be a hoot! Your art is wonderful and post, witty! Thanks for sharing, Kristi!March 30, 2013 – 4:08 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks, Michelle! Yeah, sitting down with Sir A would be pretty amazing.March 30, 2013 – 10:04 amReplyCancel

  • Misty @ Meet the Cottons - you are so funny. now get back to work on that memoir! i’ll read it, i promise!March 30, 2013 – 8:22 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Ah, Misty! Yes, I need a kick in the butt. I really do! Oh and maybe some more time for myself each week. Hahhahah like that’s gonna happen….March 30, 2013 – 10:05 amReplyCancel

  • Shay - How in the H have I missed your blog for so long? I remember coming by once or twice when we first cyber-met (I know that’s a total dork word, but I love it, haha), and then somehow I must have lost the website address. I’m so glad I found you again, because I just loved this post. I am the same way! It’s been my dream to become a published author for as long as I can remember…seriously since I was 5 or so. So when we do beome famous, let’s just hang out together!!March 30, 2013 – 11:17 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Love your blog back! And let’s hang out before we’re famous ’cause that might be a skank-time away!March 30, 2013 – 11:57 pmReplyCancel

  • Norie-Lynn - The person who invented chocolate covered potato chips is the person I want to meet. Grease and salt coated in chocolate? Brilliant!! Best thing, I was reading this and laughing over the art (the art makes my day) and my daughter came in, pushed me aside and started reading your blog. I think you have another fan!!April 1, 2013 – 1:26 amReplyCancel

    • admin - OOOH I love salty sweets, too. One of the best? Movie theater popcorn with chocolate covered caramel dumped in it. MMMM. And Yay to your daughter! Obviously she’s got amazing taste 😉April 1, 2013 – 6:39 amReplyCancel

  • Rachel - I would love to hang out with celebrity you! Hell, I’d love to hang out with you now, you crazy, narcissistic, diarrhea-mouthed person.April 2, 2013 – 4:19 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Hey Rachel,
      I’d love to hang out with you, too! Awesome chick.April 2, 2013 – 5:48 pmReplyCancel

  • Joy - I would totally love to meet you, too, celebrity or not! 🙂April 3, 2013 – 3:05 amReplyCancel

    • admin - I’d love to meet you, too!!April 4, 2013 – 8:15 amReplyCancel

  • Rose - Your writing and your drawings are hilarious. Simple drawings, but surely gets the point across. A famous me would not be very interesting for paps to follow – my constant Target and Starbucks runs would bore them (although I think TMZ pays big bucks to get a photo of a celebrity drinking a frappucino).April 4, 2013 – 1:30 amReplyCancel

    • admin - Thanks Rose! And I bet they would be able to get a photo of you that looked interesting enough for people to speculate over. “Oh Ryan, do you think that Rose has had some work done? Her face definitely looks more youthful than it did a month ago…” 😀April 4, 2013 – 8:16 amReplyCancel

  • Mandi @ All My Happy Endings - Hi there! I have ventured over from Linkin’ With My Ladies. I am co-hosting this month and I just wanted to thank you for participating! Love your blog! XOXO, Mandi @ All My Happy EndingsApril 4, 2013 – 2:14 pmReplyCancel

    • admin - Thank you for hosting! Just got home from work a bit ago and look forward to checking everybody out!April 4, 2013 – 5:29 pmReplyCancel

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