A little while ago, Michael D’Agostino, of A Life Examined, brought up the idea of a new blog hop called Question of the Month. He thinks blog readers would like to know a little more about us, the bloggers. So we’re all gathering to show you guys who we are by taking part in the Question of the Month blog hop. On the first Monday of each month, we answer the question that gets posted here.
This month’s question is: “Have you ever met an idol/influencer/someone you really admire? How did it go?”
Straight out the gate, I can answer this “no”, but since I’m late posting, I will elaborate.
I’ve met many famous, semi-famous, and influential people in my life, but no major A-list celebrities except for one. The one A-lister I met is actually a pretty big influencer too, but it’s not someone that I personally admired when I met them and even now, while I respect this person for their influence, I don’t think they are someone I would squeal about if I had the chance to meet them again.
Aside from meeting a handful of reality stars, comedians (and not just because I saw them perform), and a hand full of either Miss Texases or Miss Virginias, I met Oprah when I was in the 3rd grade. I mean, I was just a kid; I knew she was an important person and I enjoyed the hype of other people being happy for me that I was going to meet her, but it didn’t really hit me, what an opportunity that was. If I were to meet her now, I have a whole list of questions I would ask, but still… She’s not someone I’m just waiting to meet.
To be honest, I’m not sure who I’d be really excited to meet. It would probably have to be an actor or musician, or perhaps a writer… Yeah, I’d probably really enjoy meeting some of the writers I admire.
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