Waiter, I Need a Drink… Oh Wait, It’s You!

29May12

I took another day off yesterday to relax with some friends, although the heat and my medication got the better of me for a little bit, we still had a very fun day (Thank you Hauser family!). Back on Sunday, I asked everyone this question:

When you go out to a bar or restaurant, what is your go-to cocktail?

I got lots of answers, and a lot of people chose different types of wines, although Chardonnay seems to be a particular favorite and quite a few of the ladies said a cosmopolitan. If you have ever been out with me at a restaurant or bar or at a party, you know that while I generally drink beer, if I want a cocktail, I am going for a vodka martini. If I have my choice, it’s Grey Goose Vodka, just a hint of vermouth, some good green olives, and I do like it on the rocks. I know, I know, the ice dilutes the flavor of the drink, but that’s the way I like it best, so sue me. I made the mistake of letting be known that I liked a Grey Goose martini one year and ended up with 4 or 5 bottles of Grey Goose for Christmas, which I think I finally just finished about a month or so ago after about 4 years. I do like to have one when we go out to dinner and sometimes at a bar if it looks like the bartender can make a good one. Some put in way too much vermouth or too much vodka and it just doesn’t taste the same. Michelle makes a really good one at home, so I do get to enjoy one once in a while.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to answer the question, and a special thanks to Boomer Esiason, Kristin Chenowith and Todd English, who took the time to answer me on Twitter. That leads me into today’s question. I thought I would keep things light today since I plan to get into some heavier topics later in the week. So here’s today’s question:

What celebrity have you met that made you feel starstruck?

I think we have all had “brushes with greatness” at one point or another, whether it happened when we were kids or as an adult. I have had a few, but I think I can narrow this one down pretty easily. So who have you met that you were really impressed by, that may have left you speechless or feeling all giddy? It could be anyone, it doesn’t have to be someone who is super-famous or anything, maybe just someone who was on local television or something. Someone that left a “Wow!” feeling when you met them. Think about and let me know. You can answer on here, or on Facebook or Twitter. I’ll ask some people on Twitter as well and see what kind response I get. I’ll post my answer tomorrow.

I don’t have a lot to write about today, although I have a lot things swimming around in my head. Yesterday stirred some things up that I have to deal with now and again, and in a way, it’s good that they come up because I vent about them, but in a way it’s bad because I hate to burden people with all that stuff, but at some point I guess I have to let it out in some way. I am hoping that I can use this for some of that, so I apologize in advance if I start rattling on or complaining. Anyway, let’s get on with the rest of the day and see what tomorrow brings. Until then, don’t forget to do something creative today!

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4 Responses to “Waiter, I Need a Drink… Oh Wait, It’s You!”

  1. 1 Kim Lyman

    This may sound a little over confident, which is not really how I view myself, but I’ve never met a celebrity or ‘higher official’ who left me feeling giddy or speechless. I live a couple of miles from a couple of olympic gold medal winners, a world cup skier babysits for me every now and then, and I’ve encountered Meryl Streep a couple of times at the ski area we live at as she owns a place here. They are just people. Perhaps my lack of excitement is because I haven’t met just the right person of greatness. Bill Clinton could probably make me pretty giddy. When I was younger, I thought I might faint if I ever got the chance to actually talk to Morgan Freeman. I was so in love with him and definitely still have a giant crush on him, regardless of his age. Queen Elizabeth the first would probably be another one… So we’ll never know what my reaction is, unless you can arrange for me to meet Bill Clinton or Morgan Freeman?

    • 2 MikeG

      I don’t know if I have the right connections to pull it off for you Kim, but I would try for you! My Dad actually met Bill Clinton years ago when he was running for President the first time. He said he was probably one of the most charming people you could ever meet. He must be pretty charming considering my Dad was a die hard, true blue Republican! I agree, they are just people like you and me; a lot of people forget that,which is one reason I don’t have a problem asking weird questions to them on Twitter. That’s a whole other topic I can get into. Anyway, I like your answer, because now we know who to find for you!

  2. 3 MikeG

    MollyRingwald Molly Ringwald
    @IguanaFlats Elvis Costello He was lovely.

  3. 4 MikeG

    DebraMessing Debra Messing
    @IguanaFlats @merylstreep


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