I am going to tell you something that might not surprise you. People don’t love to read. I would totally look at pretty pictures and funny videos if I could learn everything I needed to know by doing just that. Wouldn’t you? I am so ADD and OCD that sometimes I can’t even re-read my own blog posts. But, don’t tell anyone because that could be a bad look for someone who blogs full time. HA!
Anyway, watching a video is so much fun. I wish I had my camera on me for so many experiences I have had along the way. It would be even better if I had images or videos to accompany this post – but that is the purpose of this post. I need to record more. I take enough selfies so I have that covered but what I need to do more is record videos.
I just found myself looking at my YouTube channel and it is making me want to record something right now but I look like it is Saturday morning and I had a long week. I apologize for abandoning my YouTube channel but I am ready to make a comeback.
There is tons on my radar right now that deserves to be recorded. But, if I could turn back time (like Cher), there would have be so many cool events that I should have videos from but don’t (and in all fairness, I had no idea that social media would have become my profession at that time and I don’t think we had good cameras on our phones…lol).
A few experiences that would be funny to re-watch would have been:
-My 21 year old self walking Dave Matthews down the red carpet while working as an intern for MTV and assisting at the MTV Movie Awards. I had no idea what I was doing but I looked good – I think.
-How about the time I did Johnny Knoxville’s hair for a photo shoot while Steve-O did unmentionable things to himself in the background? Jackass.
-There was the time that I sat with Little Richard for about an hour discussing my future (and yes he wears just as much makeup in person but is the nicest man ever).
-Or that time that I drank a Waborita in Sammy Hagar’s dressing room while working the Van Halen/Shinedown tour. Can you believe I didn’t love Shinedown then? Damn, I am kicking myself now.
-Maybe hanging out with Wes from Puddle of Mudd at the Rainbow while listening to him tell me that he was going to buy a Ferris Wheel and put it in his front yard run by little people (I did a recap for you though).
-Filming a Kevin Farley film in my house when Eric Roberts yelled down the street that Julia was coming over.
-Maybe even that super weird conversation I had with Tom Sizemore that began with him asking me if we dated in the 80’s in which I told him “No” and that I would have been 12.
-When Travis Barker from Blink 182 and I were taking a break and he stole my lighter and promised to give it back but never did.
-The evening I spent with Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, and Hugh Grant while at a burlesque club in Hollywood. Funniest part of that night was when Hugh Grant had a bit too much to drink and asked, “Where is the pee-pee room?” uhh yeah, in those exact words.
-Sitting next to Benicio Del Toro and Al Pacino at my favorite breakfast spot in Hollywood. Benicio was wearing a blonde wig and wins for the worst disguise ever. Did he think the blonde wig matched something on him?
-Conan O’Brien walking down my street and asking mom and I to hang out.
-Joe Walsh from the Eagles having no idea where he was and needing my assistance while checking him in to see his manager.
-Being asked by Christina Aguilera’s husband (at that time) if I could put her on the guest list for Van Halen rehearsal. I think I could handle that.
-Eddie Van Halen trying to speak to me in what sounded like English but not sure. I still have no idea what the hell he was ever trying to say for the year and a half I worked on the Van Halen tour.
-Getting tickets from Sharon Osbourne for Ozzfest to have then ninja’d out of my hand by a guy who didn’t think anyone would notice that he was sitting in my seat instead of me.
-Partying with Chad Kroeger from Nickelback on his tour bus, while listening to Nickelback (who does that?) and watching him ride a mini –Ducati in leather pants. The highlight of that night was when I told him we had to leave and he screamed, “You can’t leave me, I’m a Rockstar” to which I responded, “Watch me”. #snarky
There are so many more….but, it is Saturday and I thought I would start there. One thing I know for sure, I will be recording more of my life because weird things are attracted to me like flies to shit.
Stay tuned…I feel something weird coming on.
**Stay snarky my friends!**
Back in ’76 or ’77, I worked for a guy in Gardens, CA that had done work on the new(then) blimp hangar in Carson. He & his wife had taken rides on the blimp. At that time they were only given by invitation, like to Goodyear dealers, suppliers, etc. I thought that was neat & said so. About a week later, he called back to my work station & asked if I wanted to ride on the blimp! Well, Hell Yeah! A girl from the office & I took an hours ride, from Carson, over Santa Monica, back down the coast!
Well, you beat me there! I have never been on a blimp! Bucket list. Thanks for the comment.
I guess now you can buy a ride on the blimp. Like on a hot air balloon. What I remember, the seats were like plastic school bus seats and the sensation wasn’t like flying in a plane because the thing was so slow!!!
In ’94, my wife, then fiancé, had arranged a bus trip for her country dance class/club to go to Knoxville, TN & appear on CMT’s dance show, ‘The White Horse Saloon’. They didn’t use pro dancers, locals & people like us that made the trip. Anyway, we found the Little Log Wedding Chapel in Gatlinburg, about 50 mi from Knoxville & had our wedding there. Still in our wedding clothes, we went to film more TV shows. Stringer from Enquirer was there to do a human interest story on the locals, saw us, took our pic, misspelled my name. But our picture was in the National Enquirer!!!
That is a great story! LOL! HAHA! Bucket list!
Such an amazing life. Love that I can say so I know someone who….
HA! What a long strange trip it has been. Thanks! MWAH
I have a couple too from when I waitressed at a nightclub. The first was having my mom walk into the kitchen one morning, wearing her housecoat and fuzzy slippers and I was sitting having coffee with 4 Chippendale’s dancers. The second was having one of the Edmonton Oilers show up after the bar closed with the Stanley Cup and getting to drink Dom Perignon out of it.
AHA! I will take a Chippendale dancer! LOL. Did anyone stay behind?
They rented a place in the same complex we lived in, so they were over quite often. Movie nights, etc….