Day 23: If you could hang out with a celebrity for a day, who would that celebrity be? Why did you choose to hang out with him/her? What would you do or where would you spend that day?
There are 2 celebrities I would love to spend a day with and I just couldn’t choose between them.
I would love to spend a day with AJ Jacobs and his family.
Handsome Hippie Hubby and I have some truly amazing friends. These people have stuck by our side through thick and thin and they have been incredibly supportive but, with only a tiny handful of exceptions, I’m not sure they “get” us.
We are the quirky ones in the group. Our friends have actually said the following things to us. More than once.
“Hey, everybody! Let’s go out to eat. Uh… the restaurant doesn’t serve organic meat or non-dairy ice cream. Are you guys going to be able to come with us?”
“Guess what? We’re having a baby! Uh… we are going to have it at the hospital, though. No offense.”
“We’re planning the menu for your visit. Uh… Is everyone in your house eating actual food right now?”
“My daughter got a flu shot yesterday. Uh… Are you still OK with her coming over to play?”
They are legitimate questions/statements in our world.
But a guy that does this:
This guy wouldn’t think we were freaks for giving away half our income for a month or eating no solid food for 6 weeks.
He would wonder why we choose such short time periods.
And it’s important that he bring his family because it takes a special person to be married to or raised by a person who does things that everyone else in the world thinks are insane. All of his people and all of my people would have a lot in common.
Plus, he makes me laugh. I don’t mean a little. I mean, his books make me snort and cry and generally look like a freak if I read them in public.
Except we’ve already established I’m sort of a freak, even without his books (not that his books made me a freak. I in no way hold him or anyone else responsible for my weirdness.). But that’s OK because so is he. Which is why I think our families would get along fabulously. Though those around us, while we are all gathered together, may find themselves feeling profoundly uncomfortable.
If they’re not uncomfortable, they must be one of the tribe, in which case they would be welcome to join the party.
Which brings me to Jim Gaffigan.
He may be the only person on the planet that loves food and naps more than I do. I find his dedication to eating and sleeping inspirational. I hope to achieve his level of success in these endeavors some day!
His wife, on the other hand, seems to be all about faith and family and natural living. Which is what I’m all about, too… you know… when I’m awake and being productive.
Also, he, too is completely hilarious and wrote a book that made me laugh until I cried. In a good way!
So I think they would fit in with our little crowd fabulously!
The 6 adults could discuss our mutual awesomeness with great hilarity and much communal understanding while the children cover their faces and plot ways to help one another change their identities so that no one knows they’re related to us.
It would be the best day ever!
There are only 2 downsides, as far as I can tell…
#1) My lack of a published book, TV special, and general fame would leave me feeling inadequate, even though this blog is totally amazing and will, someday, no doubt, be wildly internationally famous.
#2) I find it painfully difficult to talk to people I don’t know. I get nervous and say bizarre things and over share.
Then again… I would be talking to a guy who has wondered out loud on TV if it’s OK to watch hotel porn after his grandmother’s funeral service and a guy who has spent two months of his life intentionally saying everything that was on his mind.
They might not even realize that I am being bizarre and inappropriate!
Which is WHY I’d like to spend a day with them.
Seriously, if you aren’t familiar with these men you should buy their books today and read them (or watch Jim Gaffigan’s HBO specials or read AJ Jacob’s new Esquire magazine column). These are funny and clever and informative guys and you will be a happier, healthier, smarter person for having discovered their work.
Here’s the part where I shamelessly self-promote:
If you share this blog post with your zillions of social media followers I’ll be your biggest fan forever! I mean, I’m already a huge fan but… I could become truly fanatical. But not in a crazy stalker way, I promise. I’m too lazy to be a crazy stalker. It says so right up there in the URL. More like in a, “See that guy on TV? He shared my blog on Facebook once!” sort of way. I would even give you ad space on the blog for your latest project. FREE ad space! And… seriously, guys…. dozens of people read this blog every week! So… I’m not saying you have to share this post… but if you want to… that’s totally OK with me.
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