Tuesday, May 20, 2008

bonus points for me!

So way back when we all first moved to town, one of Mike's colleague's taught us to play Near Brush With Greatness. It's a simple game: the goal is not to have encountered a famous person, but to know someone who had, and the further removed you were, the more points you'd earn. Well, I'm proud to report my sister and my nephew were in the room at a Barak Obama speech, and made it onto the front page of the local paper's website! (They're pic 21 of 24 of the slideshow.) They're not mentioned by name, nor is Obama seen in the shot they're in, but they were there and I wasn't, so bonus points for me.

There are definitely benefits to working on a college campus. SJ, when you move on, don't forget us little guys!


Beth said...

oh what fun! I'm going to have to think about that game and see what I can come up with.

Meg said...

My best brush with greatness ever...
I shook the hand of a man who shook hands with Alan Alda.

Funny though...I always thought Mike invented the Brush with Greatness game.

rach :) said...

I thought it was Jerry K's game. Can anyone confirm or deny?

I love it when you chime in! Hope to see you in person soon.


Anonymous said...

Near Brushes with greatness is an interesting game. If you want, I can tell you a true story about the Queen of England, whom I didn't meet, but whom a friend of mine, may have met, when they attended the wedding of Charles and Diana. It is a rather long story, perhaps 750 words, so let me know if you want the story posted.