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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Famous People I've Met

Dominique Wilkins
Danny Manning
Reggie Miller
Charles Barkley
The Brazilian Soccer Team (at the airport in Campo Grande)
Eli Manning (we had biology lab together at Ole Miss)

Amy Tan
John Grisham
Billy Collins
Larry Brown
Nevada Barr
Roy Blount, Jr.
Mildred D. Taylor

David Byrne (from The Talking Heads)
Elvis Costello
Robert Randolph
Sean and Sarah Watkins, Chris Thile (Nickel Creek)
Marty Stuart and Connie Smith
Isaac Brock, Eric Judy, and Jeremiah Green (Modest Mouse)

Ethan Hawk
Morgan Freeman
Gerald McRainey (Major Dad)
Glen Close
Chris O'Donnell

Jerry Clower

Jaako Matajarvi (sang one of his works for him in Helskinki, Finland)


  • At 10:15 AM, Blogger Lorie said…

    Oh, my gosh! This is SO weird...when were you in Campo Grande? That's where I GREW UP!

  • At 12:53 PM, Anonymous Matt H. said…

    You met Gerald Rainey? So jealous...

  • At 2:51 PM, Blogger Alex & Laura Beth said…

    Lorie, I was in Campo Grande in June of 2000. I was coming back from Coromba (sp?) where I had been doing mission work with a team from my church. HOwever, we were working with some missionaries that lived in C. G. - John and Luanne Marshall. They now live in Sao Paulo and work with university students.

    Matt, don't hate. Appreciate.

  • At 9:29 PM, Blogger Nick said…

    laura i love you to death, but its gerald mcrainey...i met him too but in washington...you clearly have forgotten our meeting the great jaako matajarvi...ok just kidding...how goes it at SBTS?

  • At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cool deal. Ok, this weekend: don't forget the chips and salsa. Im bringing my clogs so we can have a great dance. Oh yeah, tee hee! i almost forgot! Like, i saw this awesome penguin today! He said his name was Flew! I thought it was neato. Ok, ryte back.

  • At 11:49 PM, Blogger Kristin said…

    I met Stone Cold Steve Austin-- do people outside of Texas know who that is?? I worked at Morton's of Chicago in Houston- a really nice steakhouse. He came in with his girls. He was really short. I also met former Pres Bush and Barbara twice @ 2 diff restaurants in Houston- but they live there, soo...not really a big deal

  • At 11:50 PM, Blogger Kristin said…

    You met Ethan Hawke?! He's hot! :)

  • At 7:52 AM, Blogger Bobby said…

    Kristin, YOU MET STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN? The Texas Rattlesnake? What? What? Did he give you a Stone Cold Stunner?

    Oh ... meeting Nickel Creek would be cool, too. Laura Beth, it seems to me that you have a whole plethora of subjects for future posts about all of these meetings.

  • At 9:20 AM, Blogger Alex & Laura Beth said…

    Nick, I'm correcting my mistake right now.

    Kristin, believe it or not, Stone Cold Steve Austin was pretty popular in Mississippi too. I was never really into WWF, but Becky was - so you can ask here about her WWF days. She's even seen real live midget wrestling. We have pictures at the house (maybe you've seen them).

  • At 9:42 AM, Blogger Lorie said…

    Interesting. I know the Marshall's well, even though they moved to CG to work with my parents afer I'd come back to college. You probably worked with my parents in Corumbá---Carl and Wanda King? How fun that you've been to my two homes in Brazil?!

  • At 10:56 AM, Blogger Alex & Laura Beth said…

    Yeah.... I know your parents. WIERD! Do you have a little brother? I think I met him... WIERD! In fact, a group from my home church in Oxford, Mississippi just went down to Brazil a couple weeks ago? Do you know June and Larry Overstreet? They, along with John Grisham (yes, the writer), are opening up an orphanage in Brazil. Are your parents involved with this?

  • At 3:18 PM, Blogger Alex Jonathan O'Nan said…

    If you think that list is impressive, you should check out my list.

  • At 4:16 PM, Blogger Lorie said…

    Wow. Teensy, tiny world! I do know the Overstreets, and Buster Hale (LOVE him!). And, yes, my dad is the one who is heading up all that stuff for John G. and the other investors. We'll have to chat more about this!

  • At 10:59 PM, Blogger Kristin said…

    I have seen Becky's wrestling pictures. Wierd

  • At 11:49 AM, Blogger Nikki Daniel said…

    I am freaking out right now. My two good friends Lorie and Laura Beth go WAY back and nobody knew. And Becky has midget wrestling pictures...I'm really freaking out.

  • At 11:51 AM, Blogger Nikki Daniel said…

    OH! And guess what!! Patty is going back to the Ryman on May 14th!!!! And it's just her show-my bags are already packed. I'm ready to go. Wanna come, LB?

  • At 3:47 PM, Blogger Bobby said…

    And guess what else? Nickel Creek is coming to the Commonwealth Convention Center for a pre-Derby concert! They're headlining a show that also features the legendary mandolin picker Sam Bush, and two other acts!

  • At 1:05 AM, Blogger Kristin said…

    Nikki says I am wrong- she says it is Phillips, Craig and Dean-- But-- one of my very best friends DATED someone from Nickel Creek a long time ago. I think. I could be wrong. But I really like NC.

  • At 5:04 PM, Blogger Alex & Laura Beth said…

    Nikki, I'm ready to go... But I'll be leaving for the Midle East that day, Damascus (Syria) to be exact. Then on to Lebanon,Jordan, Sinai, the West Bank to Galilee, Jerusalem, and Greece. Not all in one day, of course. But that is where I'll be heading on the 14th of May.

    Kristin, the band Phillips, Craig, and Dean is not allowed to be discussed on this blog, b/c the discussion would either be (1) complimentary of their music, indicating that someone has bad taste in music - and I really don't want to know if one of my friends actually supports bad music, or (2)making fun of Phillips, Craig, and Dean which while most likely being accurate could beroder on being sinful. :)

  • At 1:28 AM, Blogger Nikki Daniel said…

    Laura Beth-
    Ohhhh yeah...I forgot about that. DANG! Who's gonna be my Opry friend?!

    Oh, the Phillips, Craig and Dean thing is really funny because I can't remember who our friend said that she dated, but for some reason I think it's one of those guys. It doesn't sound right anymore, but she dated some guy in a band. Maybe it was Nickle Creek.

  • At 1:36 AM, Blogger Kristin said…

    haha Just kidding my friend did not date a nicklecreek person...it was actually nickel and dime. wow- shows you how into the music scene i am. But it was not the group that will not be mentioned (P,C and D). I can't believe that was even suggested- gaah


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