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Friday, February 5, 2010

Claim to Fame...or not

I've been dying this past week. No, seriously. I have pneumonia. I also have three small children and a husband who require regular feedings, so I'm not getting much rest. And when I do lay down, all I do is cough.

And now I'll get to my point.

I've met only one famous person in my life (unless you count General Authorities, but that's another post). When I met this person, he had yet to become famous but it was still an interesting meeting. It took place one afternoon when I was in junior high. At that time, I was a cheerleader (please keep your burst of laughter to a minimum). One of my friends had her older brother come pick her up after school in his dumpy little truck and I'd hang out with her, waiting for my mom to come. So there I am, leaning on a truck, wearing my little cheerleader outfit, talking to my friend when her brother's friend who was sitting in the back of the truck decides to join our conversation. His name? Robert Van Winkle. He went to the local high school, so there was that "older guy" thing and he was cute. And he was a musician. Maybe you've heard of him? His stage name was/is Vanilla Ice.

Try not to swoon, ladies. And please don't let the jealousy and envy you must be experiencing ruin our bloggy friendship.

So why am I confessing all this? Well, I hadn't blogged in a couple days and was looking for something blog-worthy. It could also be because I just sent Mr. Ice a friend request on Facebook.

I'm chalking this one up to all the medication I'm taking.

(I'll let you know if I get a response...)


Anonymous said...

Really?? That is AWESOME!! Yeah, you are pretty much famous by association.

Next question...did he ask you out?

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

HOLY POOP!!! "Ice Ice BABY"!

The Boob Nazi said...

Don't be ashamed of your cheerleader past.

Emma said...

That is pretty cool! Hope you feel better soon!

Mary said...

respiratory illnesses are the WORST!! I hope you start to feel better soon!!

Kristina P. said...

Stop! Collaborate and listen!

Nat said...

If my name was Robert Van Winkle, I think I'd change my name, too! I can't wait to hear about the general authorities you met!

Elder Oakes (or is it Oaks?) was in our fast and testimony meeting once here in Hickville. No one dared get up to share their testimonies!

elesa said...

I'm so sorry you have been sick. Mom's should not be able to get sick. They just don't have time.

And I was reading this, trying to guess who this famous person might be, but I sure wasn't expecting Vanilla Ice! That is pretty darn cool.

Me (aka Danielle) said...

I'm so sorry your sick!

And..I don't care who you are..that's super cool! I come from the days of Vanilla Ice, Ice Baby! Oh yeah!

Annette Lyon said...

I'm impressed.

And now I have "Ice, ice baby . . ." running through my head.

Thanks for that.

(Feel better soon!)

KateDavisLawFirm said...

Hello Jessica,

I have a team that runs searches for my name and “Vanilla Ice” on-line and they came across your blog and sent me a text a few minutes ago and told me you were not feeling well.
I hope you feel better soon.
Be safe.

Rob V

Jo said...

Ack! How fun!

Kristie said...

Yeah, I do think that it is pretty funny that he is from our home town. Michael knew him I think. :)

I hope you are feeling better!!!!

Just SO said...

Ice!?!?! Squuuueeeee! I hope he accepts your friend request!

Rupper Family said...

Wow, I feel famous for once rooming with a girl who once met Vanilla Ice. You are my claim to fame Jess!

Shellie said...

He'd better respond, AND get someone else to cook for a while! Get better soon.

KateDavisLawFirm said...

Rob "Vanilla Ice" did respond, maybe not to your Facebook friend request, but to Jessica personally here on this page. He left a message on 2/07/10. Are you guys even reading this? This is so funny that he responded and you guys don't even realize it.

Tipi said...

funny, CoachBrown always called him Robby when he talked about him.

Kelly said...

I was wondering if that response was legit. KWIM?
He came up as a friend suggestion for me when I first joind FB and good 'ol RLT Alumn site. I ignored :) Don't like people who claim to be something they are not. Growing up on the mean streets of Carrollton wouldn't turn anyone into a wannabe gangsta rapper. Maybe now, have you been there lately?

Motherboard said...

YO! VIP let's kick it.

Kick the Iceman for being a chump and not accepting your friend request.

You're still the bomb diggity in my book.

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