I’m way ahead of schedule on this week’s spin. The thing is, I’m busy since I have all this nice weather to play in and while there’s plenty to blog about, the photographic evidence and video evidence isn’t available, so I’m just procrastinating.
Sprite’s Keeper decided we should talk about celebrities this week. Love ’em? Hate ’em? Seen ’em? How do we feel about them?
I have not seen any Hollywood Celebrities that I recall, which, frankly is perfectly fine with me. I generally find people in Hollywood to be over-paid, full of hot air and have over-inflated egos. As if we care what they think about a subject that the rest of us in the real working world have to deal with daily. I hate the, “do as I say, not as I do mentality” that I get from a lot of celebrities. That goes for politicians too. But Celebrities think that we care what they have to say. Frankly I wish most of them would shut it. I can think of only one Hollywood person I do like- the always yummy Tom Selleck. I guess I could say my cousin too- though his first big role was on Life last week (his role begins at 41:04). He was the evil man in the prison suit at the end, for those of you that watched it .
So that’s my take on celebrities of the Hollywood variety. I do believe there are other celebrities as well- I sat at a horse sale one time, right in front of one of the best pitchers to ever play baseball- Nolan Ryan. He was quite gracious and gave me his autograph (By the way, I was so nervous asking!). I see rodeo and horse training celebrities all the time at barrel races. Tammy Key, Brittney Pozzi-Pharr, Molly Powell (I rodeoed with her in college), Jackie Dube-Jatzlau (who Jill and I hung out with at the bar one time), 10-Time World Champion Charmayne James, Sherri Cervi, Stephanie Fryer, and Lance Graves just to name a few. While I aspire to be that type of celebrity, there are times I do not envy them.
Last week for instance, I’m at the barrel race and Molly Powell is sitting on her horse, waiting for the tractors to finish dragging (which is just cleaning up the ruts in the ground made by the previous five horses). She is the first up in the drag and a girl just walks up and starts talking to her. She is always gracious and very nice and she is not the kind of person to turn them down. But that was bad timing on the part of the girl picking Molly’s brain- right before a run. I realize that for a lot of those girls there’s probably less thought put into each run before they make them (I on the other hand need some time to focus still). I wouldn’t envy having people do that. Though I didn’t see anyone do that when it was Brittney. I don’t know Brittney so I can’t say how that would go over. But if I had to guess I’d say not well. I only say that because Zach asked her for her autograph in Vegas this year. If she was happy to be signing autographs you couldn’t tell. Tammy Key also gave Kelsey her autograph and she was very gracious. She and her sister Jackie Dube-Jatzlau were both across the aisle from me last year at the Silver Cup Futurity and they were nice then too.
So do I love Celebrities or hate them? I guess it depends on the type of celebrity. But someday I will make the cover of Barrel Horse World, and I’ll be one. And I’ll be the nicest celebrity you ever met!