Friday, April 11, 2008

Almost Famous

I was thinking the other day about what an unlikely (but fantastic) claim to fame NPW's friends have gained on their cross-country typo hunt. (Yeah, did you miss the fact that NPW actually knows those guys? She totally does.) It never occurred to me that being a stickler for spelling and grammar could get me on TV. Now that that's been done, however, I'll have to find my 15 minutes elsewhere.

This got me thinking about tiny claims to fame or almost-fame, and I decided that a "brush with greatness" list would make a good Friday Five. (Remember when I used to do those every week? Yeah, so do I. It's hard to come up with a new list topic every week! YOU try it for 94 weeks in a row!)

Anyway, so I decided to make a list. Unfortunately, I came up with only four items to put on it. Know what that means? One of these is a lie. Can you guess which one? There will be no prizes, but feel free to guess your little hearts out anyway.


Four Mini Claims to Fame (and one that's just great ol' big lie)
  1. My friend Amy designed the Summit beer label.
  2. My friend Carrie once had a poem published in Sassy.
  3. My friend Tina's brother had a brief role on the WB gem What I Like About You.
  4. I once got to join Ben Folds on the piano at First Avenue (in a lucky "volunteer from the audience" moment).
  5. My friend Jenny's grandpa named Rocky Road ice cream.

It's an interactive Friday Five! Let's play!

14 comments:

3carnations said...

I'm going with #4.

Pam said...

I'm going with #3. I'm hoping he was on Dawson's Creek instead.

nancypearlwannabe said...

I love that having a poem in Sassy counts as a claim to fame.

I am going with number 5. Just because.

Aaron said...

If #4 is not, in fact, the fake one, then I need to hear this story ASAP.

-R- said...

I think 3 is the lie.

Erikka said...

#5

Jess said...

I think 4 is the fake one. Although really all but 2 sound fake to me. Which means that 2 is probably the one that is actually fake.

Megan said...

Don't give up on your dream of becoming famous when the world recognises the importance of good grammar. It WILL happen. I have to believe that.

badger reader said...

I pick #5, but that is a total guess. (though it is one of my favorite flavors)
The return of a Friday Five made me smile and I would love to play Balderdash with you!

L Sass said...

I WANT it to be #1 because Summit is delicious...
...but I guess it is actually #2!

Noelle said...

I'm going with #1, because they're all so deliciously wacky, and no one else guessed #1 yet. I feel like it's an uneducated guess, however, since I don't know what the label looks like.

Red said...

I agree with prior commenters that if #4 is not the made-up one then WHY DO I NOT KNOW THIS YET???

Red said...

I agree with prior commenters that if #4 is not the made-up one then WHY DO I NOT KNOW THIS YET???

Whiskeymarie said...

I pick #4.
No reason. I just like the number 4.