So you can imagine how refreshing it is to be included on the guest list for the anniversary party of a PR firm that hires a real celebrity to mingle at its celebration every year, which is how I've had the opportunity to rub shoulders with the following folks:
The "perfect ten," Bo Derek, for the 10th anniversary in 2007:
|Look! It's Bo Derek. And my |
|I've never been this close to greatness. (Well, except here.)|
|Instead, I just made him laugh.|
|I was not lucky enough to persuade him to say, "Loosen up, Brutalism baby..."|
And not for lack of trying.
But for the 16th anniversary this year, the firm came back huge...with none other than #3 on Canetto's "list":
|This was a total set-up. On our way to meet Ms. Ringwald, Tim quickly printed this up|
and left it on my car seat then pretended it fell out of his wallet inadvertently.
|Canetto does look a little like Molly's husband. Which might|
explain her nice smile here.
|But then Canetto's shiny wife happened along and ruined everything...|
My friend, Terri, who you may recognize from her earlier work in "I will talk to absolutely anybody about absolutely anything" and who has also attended all of these parties with me, decided that a photo with Molly was not enough. (Sure, she may have been emboldened by Molly telling her that she "smelled nice," which we all know means, "I will not be satisfied until this results in a restraining order.") So, when Molly finished up her photos with the guests and headed toward the restroom with her handler, Terri strode purposefully after her, and -- wanting to see how this would play out -- so did I.
I actually used the restroom, while Terri spent many, many minutes positioned at the sinks waiting for Molly to exit her stall so she could
ambush talk to her. Once Molly emerged from the stall, she again noted how good Terri smelled, Terri returned the compliment, some mutual smelling of perfumes on each other's necks occurred and yadda...yadda...yadda....Terri is now on the Christmas card list.
The 17th anniversary cannot possibly top this.