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Post by fluffy on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 17:01

Has anyone actually managed to meet the man himself our beloved George? I know I would given the chance, I think just to see if he really is as mad as a box of frogs! If practical jokes are his thing I could land a few on him in a subtle way (can't say now just in case I do meet him...Gee could be reading this under the sudonym of "Vera" or something!!! But has anyone come close, chickened out of a meeting, or just not pushed hard enough to get to the front!
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Post by lucy on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 19:53

Never met him or been close. The closest I got was same city only I didn't know it till after the fact.
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Post by LornaDoone on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 20:42

Never been formally introduced but have been within a few feet of him at some of his movie openings. When he can he will go over to the crowd waiting for him and will sign autographs all the way down the line. Other celebrities will just go so far and then leave. George will go down to the last person in the line.

Up close and in person he is even better looking than in his films or advert work. The reason? He's thinner in person and you can see he has a finer bone structure in his face than comes across in film. And I don't mean that thinner is better, what I mean is that where he might look puffy in a picture (for instance when he was sick) it is true that the camera adds ten pounds so he tends to stay a bit thinner in real life to compensate for that.

As to the one thing that impressed me the most about his looks? His eyes are lovely and I like the way he looks you straight in the eye and smiles despite the fact that I've gotten the impression that he is a bit shy with people he doesn't know but pushes thru it and exudes a charm that is fascinating to see.

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Post by cindigirl on Tue 15 Mar 2011, 20:44

Lorna Doone, AAAAHHH, that's what attracted me to him from the beginning. A nice man.
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Post by lucy on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 01:12

So many have said he's better looking in person than on film, how is that possible?????
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Post by melbert on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 01:45

I truly believe that I would be such a babbling idiot that I would make a total fool out of myself. And, I agree Lucy, how could that be possible????
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Post by amuserato on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 04:00

Agreed, he is better looking in person... and just very genuine. His dad is the same way. Love the way he gives his total attention to whomever he addresses, even in a crowd. Speaking as someone who tried to hand him a tampon instead of a pen Eeek!
I can say he is both kind and pretty unflappable as well.
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Post by LornaDoone on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 05:24

lucy wrote:So many have said he's better looking in person than on film, how is that possible?????

Lucy/Melbert - I think again it's the extra pounds that film puts on a person. I was so surprised the first time I saw him up close so startled in fact, at how much better he looked in person that I was literally dumbstruck. Couldn't even say hello just stood there and stared.

Also, when George looks you in the eye and smiles slightly it's probably the most breathtaking thing you can see. I'm not gushing I'm just saying that when George puts on the charm it can be quite awesome to experience so I can see why women get stupid around him.

Of course he's had years to deal with and perfect his response to the reactions he gets from women (and probably men too) so it might all just be another good acting job. But it doesn't come across that way. He comes across as sincere in his interest in you at that moment. And then he moves on to the next person and is as charming and attentive as he was to the last. Believe me he's very good at what he does.
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Post by lucy on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 12:32

Alright Ms. Doone who are you and what do you do for a living???? Ha-HA just kidding,but you have a way with words, made me feel like I had just met him!
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Post by bellybaby on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 13:44

"Speaking as someone who tried to hand him a tampon instead of a pen "...oh no you didn't......

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Post by Windyc on Wed 16 Mar 2011, 23:54

I think I would be totally dumbstruck if I met him in person. I've read other places were people say he is even better looking in person so I don't think I would handle myself like the mature woman that I am. I remember way back in the day when I was a huge Nysnc fan and saw JC Chasez in a casino in Vegas. I was about 2 feet away from him and I froze. I think I probably freaked the poor guy out because he looked at me and hauled ass to safety.


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Post by melbert on Thu 17 Mar 2011, 00:45

too funny Windyc!!!
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Post by fluffy on Thu 17 Mar 2011, 08:40

Bellybaby, what was Gee's reaction then to the "incident"? Did he take it as a joke or a stunned bunny in headlights?
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Post by Casey on Thu 17 Mar 2011, 15:42

You gals who have seen him in person....how tall would you say he is? I think he once said that he's five foot, eleven inches, but many place him at about five foot, ten inches? One person once said that he can't be more five foot, eight inches! What say you?

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Post by fluffy on Thu 17 Mar 2011, 16:31

Casey, I would say 5ft 10in, as he's not as tall as Brad, but most of the girlies he dates wear at least 3 to 4 inch heels and only just come about head height, so on he average of 5ft 6in (for a woman) it would work out about right!
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Post by amuserato on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 02:47

fluffy wrote:Bellybaby, what was Gee's reaction then to the "incident"? Did he take it as a joke or a stunned bunny in headlights?

Hi fluffy, I am assuming "the incident" in question might be referring to the my unusual choice for autograph matériel. Bellybaby asked if I did hand him a tampon instead of a pen. I did.
Or I did my best.
@bellybaby -- sorry it took awhile to answer your question. I wasn't being coy, just have been immersed in work.

@fluffy--To be honest, I am not really sure, sure he noticed. He unexpectedly came up to the front of the stage from where he and the other panel members had been sitting after the Good Night and Good Luck presentation and discussion at the Newseum exactly in front of my daughters and I immediately after the discussion ended. Most folks were sort of gathering their coats and hats, absentmindedly putting their gloves on their heads and hats on their hands in a dottily fashion, unable to take their eyes of Him onstage, slowly withdrawing, unwilling to leave the magical glowing bubble that surrounds and defines "stardom".
We were only three rows back and easily moved forward to be in small crowd at the stage edge when he came up, which quickly became a scrum as people noticed he was hanging out there and the ebayistas with multiple books and posters to sign elbowed us amateurs out of the way. It took but a few moments once the chum hit the water for everyone, with gloves on their heads and hats on their hands, to beeline back to the stage, spraying on perfume and pinching cheeks along the way. When he stepped back from the stage edge, the crowd followed, turning into an estrogen infused general melee on the stage as he and his dad stayed for 15 or so minutes more answering questions, taking pictures etc.
But we of the initial gathering did not know how to react. He had fairly bounded out of his chair to the edge of the stage with that hands-together anticipatory expression meaning, "well, whadda think? Did we do good?" We, well educated bodies all, (I know this because we all were chatting amongst the rows before the program started and many around us were associated with American University, professors, staff etc., stood there with super attenuated rictus grins on our faces, looking like a row of Jokers with tastefully highlighted hair, just dumbstruck. And by dumbstruck, I mean every chattical cathy we had been sitting with-- who, an hour or so before, had happily related in exquisitely exhaustive detail the peregrinations that had brought them to this pass, down to the minutia of deciding what to wear for the evening, --you know, the pink sweater was a flattering color and warm, but it did make one look bulkier, so the lighter weight blue one was trotted out before settling on the (you guessed it) low cut black/white whatever-- anyway, the total group went all Lot's Wife, paralyzed to silence and looking about as intelligent, witty and interesting as your average igneous rock formation in a low cut shirts.
What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face What a Face
So, okay, we weren't the normal autograph hounds. He said "nice question" to my daughter who had been one the of the first in line to the questioner podium after the movie and discussion. She said, "Thanks. We really enjoyed the movie." Spell ended. It took a half second after that for someone, realizing they still had arms and were holding a program, to pull the hat off their hands and ask for an autograph. He, after doing the pocket pat down, asked if anyone had a pen... this is where it all starts to go horribly, horribly wrong for me...
Years of fandom... to a semi-embarrassing degree for a nice, settled middle aged lady, if you ask my daughters. Not serious, crazy fandom. Just pleasant, fun, I-am-never--going-to-meet-him [i]normal[i] fandom.
Years of chatting with Katiedot, back when she was Quatar and the Maldives, and others, about movies and haircuts and the uptick in push-up bra sales in Britain when he was in country making a film.
Years of funny discussions: "Well, if I ever met him, I wouldn't blather on or ask him to run away for a lifetime or afternoon assignation. Nooo. I am too serious minded for that! I would ask his impression of the situation in the Sudan or what would be Pete Rose's chances of ever making it to the hall of fame, or whether he should even be allowed in or how the Reds pitching was looking this year or how did one determine aspect ratios or set up night shots or what is Stephen Soderbergh's phone number...
Ha!
Turns out not.
I reached into my purse for the sharpie I had a-purpose put there, thinking my girls..uhum... might want a legit movie star's autograph since in the first Reel Journalism program we had attended they had allowed audience interaction, so there might be an opportunity. My hand, covered in that metaphorical hat, closed on the right shape thingie even as he asked if anyone had a pen. My brain buzzing on heady doses of real live Cloonster dust, thinking, "I do! I do, George! I have a pen-- Pick me! Pick me! I am a green-eyed, brunette Irishish artsy smart girl-- we are destined to be!"
As I extended it in the air, I swear Sam and Janet Evening were singing, "You may meet a stranger" across the room and the light narrowed down to laser focus on the moment when he would take my pen, my own special pen... those buffed nails with the much chewed edges would brush my oil painty fingers and sparks would fly...
Instead I think I saw his graceful brows quirk together above the hot chocolate depths of his eyes in an oh-so-fleeting, blink of eye, but oh-so-recognizable, even internationally I think, expression of WTF? followed as quickly by the famous--and oh-so-devastating --twinkle, before his hand closed on one of the other proffered pens around us (Nearly a dozen, it turns out, waving there. We weren't alone in the room at all. Huh. go figure!) Simultaneously my daughter's hand closed over my hand, while she said, sotto voce, but still in the tone conveying unmistakably how embarrassing I can be, just like the time I wore straight cut jeans from the boys' department when flares were all the rage-- "Mom. Seriously. I don't think so," since there, in my sweaty paw, was the wrapped tampon I had tried to hand him a in lieu of the Fine Black Sharpie of Destiny.
Anybody, could have done it. Think about it! The two are about the same size and heft.. but it is MUCH more likely to happen to someone muzzy on star sprinkle.
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So, per the discussion up thread, you really don't know how you will react when you meet a "star" or someone you admire, unless, like the favored, funny and lucky Lorna Doone, you get to do so a few times or more.
And long answer long, I guess I didn't [i]really[i] hand him a tampon, I just tried my utmost to do so.
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Are you laughing? I hope you are laughing. We laughed so hard that night. We still do. And it is totally AT me, too-- there is no WITH me here. C'mon, you gotta laugh at yourself! (and, if you are me, the available material is infinitely rich!)
I am so, so grateful it wasn't worse.
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Post by melbert on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 02:56

Brava Amuserato!!!! I'm still giggling!!
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Post by lucy on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 03:02

HE really Knows how to handle(work) an audience. Fortunately for me my daughters are old enough that they would of LTAO if I would of done something like that. Better than the embarrassed of me phase!Thanks for sharing that great story.
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Post by fluffy on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 08:41

Thanks amuserato! What a gaff! I will try and remember NOT to do that should I ever come that close Gee!!
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Post by bellybaby on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 13:08

@amuserato......LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!!!!!! What a great story! Classic.

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Post by Atalante on Fri 18 Mar 2011, 16:35

Euhm, ..., I think I need Elisabetta to translate some of the words Amuserato used !

So did you and you daughters take any pictures that evening ??? Laughing
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Post by LornaDoone on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 04:20

@amuserato I laughed so hard at your description of George's face when he saw that tampon that I literally peed my pants. Thank you for a much needed laugh - but we're laughing WITH you not AT you! And yes, anyone could have done it.

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Post by noodle on Sat 19 Mar 2011, 14:27

yes amuserato anyone COULD have done it, but we're so glad it was you or we would have never heard the story. Having had a teenage daughter I can just see your daughter face and hear that tone in her voice.Thanks for the best laugh I've had in a long time.

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Post by Dexterdidit on Sun 20 Mar 2011, 00:27

LOL We must have met before Amurerato cause I'm sure I've heard your story before. We probably have met up under differant names. It's a great story and yes I can imagine George and the restrain it would have taken him not to point it out or make a joke about it. But yes I have often heard how he makes you feel like you are the only person in the room with him. I am sure I once saw him when he came to Sydney for the Olympics. I was on a bus and he was with the boys walking down the street! I am certain of it cause I recognised Grant and Ben and George. I couldn't get off the bus nowhere near a stop but to this day I am sure it was them.
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Post by melbert on Sun 20 Mar 2011, 00:41

Oh Dex, so close yet so far away!!!
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Post by amuserato on Sun 20 Mar 2011, 01:14

Thanks, all, for the kind words!
@Atalante Oh yes, we have pictures. My girls all had cameras. We have vid of my daughter asking her question and Clooney's answer. In fact, my profile pic is from the event, one of the two or so he allowed with people, edited to show only a portion of one of my daughter's lovely face as our pictures and video are private.
By the way, I wasn't the one snapping the photie. It was another of my daughters. I was way off to the edge of the stage by the exit, holding all the coats, trying not to pee MY pants from laughing-- which at my age and after four kids, happens with the least provocation on the best of days, let alone after I have waved a feminine hygiene product at one "the sexiest men in the world".
You might notice his expression is not the usual practiced photo op grin, but a bemused indulgent smile which I take to mean he felt he owed my smart, sassy group of girls an indulgence since they had to go home with tampon mom. In the color photo we have, the patented twinkle is really apparent.
He was most kind to the younger folks and very patient with student questions. His father even more so. Nick Clooney truly believes in promoting journalism education and the girls have especially enjoyed him at each of Reel Journalism events we have attended and this means a lot since all four are interested in journalism, political activism and the media.
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Since I have enjoyed your pithy writing and sharp wit for a long while, I am especially tickled my descrip made you laugh. Sorry about the pee thing! Maybe there should be a warning acronym:
NSFU? (Not Safe For Upholstery)
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I wrote a description of part of our evening right after the event on CU and it was brought back up recently on the CNCU, so maybe you read my bit there? (Though this is the first time I have written about tampongate... hmm. Couldn't possibly have happened to someone else as well? There I was thinking at least I could say I shared a singular experience with George Clooney!)
So cool you saw him Sydney-- wish you could have met him. He really seems approachable and warm hearted to his fans.

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Post by melbert on Sun 20 Mar 2011, 16:01

"NSFU? (Not Safe For Upholstery)"


You crack me up Amuserato!!!
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Post by doris day on Thu 24 Mar 2011, 01:50

amuserato you are great storyteller,i loved the way you did it!do you write somewhere?

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Post by lucy on Thu 24 Mar 2011, 04:03

Yes amuserato you have a way with words, made me feel as if I were there with you, looking into Georges eyes while offering him a tampon!
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Post by amuserato on Fri 25 Mar 2011, 04:13

doris day wrote:amuserato you are great storyteller,i loved the way you did it!do you write somewhere?

Oh, doris day, I am so glad you enjoyed my writing! Tears ago (inspired by the reporting of Woodward and Bernstein) I thought to be a hard hitting journalist. I studied at a university associated with Faulkner and Poe, was a stringer for a couple local papers, and wrote some feature articles. However, in dialogues between my Head and my Heart, passion threatened to overrule the necessary objectivity of a true journalist. Truth to tell, I am a long tad too fond of embroidery for straight reporting! Life found other paths for me.
Come by it naturally and genetically though. For the "gift of gab" one needn't kiss the Blarney stone it seems, just be Irish at the marrow and Kentuckian at the bone. On my mother's side, the windy confluence of slow, brown river flows and black seamed sandstone engendered a clutch of seanchaí with an appreciation for horse flesh, music, merriment and talk (though not much truck with a sterling work ethic) just a few counties over from the Clooney clan. For those high hill country folks, spinning tales is competitive blood sport and it runs as true through the line as yellow in cats.
Hope to get back to writing someday! All this kindness is so encouraging, it is quite turning my head. Will have to hang out with the kids for a reality check or I am going to start believing my Pupskissen plays Puccini...
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Post by amuserato on Fri 25 Mar 2011, 04:32

lucy wrote:Yes amuserato you have a way with words, made me feel as if I were there with you, looking into Georges eyes while offering him a tampon!

Hi lucy! I am of divided mind about this... on the one hand, it is a great compliment that you found my descriptions so vivid. On the other, long suffering, sad, sad little hand, it upsets me you found my descriptions so vivid you felt you went through what no fangirl should have to go through! I mean, honestly, handing the man a tampon... who does that anyway? Let us hope only dingbat Musie, that's who!
Actually, I am sure if you HAD been there, starstruck silliness would have fled the room and your vivacious fun approach would have ruled!

Many thanks for the nice words! Hello!
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Post by Atalante on Fri 25 Mar 2011, 15:32

Kiss the blarney stone, as yellow in cats, ... I'm a bit lost there. Very Happy
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Post by amuserato on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 06:16

Don't worry, Atalante, you didn't miss anything-- I wasn't saying anything interesting!

I tend to use expressions from family or local speech (colloquialisms, idiomatic expressions). I was using a lot of words to say that, because of my family heritage and the culture of where many of them came from in the U.S., storytelling comes naturally to me. Not really fascinating to anyone, granted, but it did occur that it might provide a bit of insight, particularly for those out of the States, into a similar cultural background of the Clooney clan.

"The Gift of Gab" is an expression for the supposed characteristic of the Irish, or people of Irish descent, to talk a lot and tell lots of stories. "Blarney" is basically another word for bullsh*t with a lot more charm and a twinkle in the eyes-- the Blarney stone is a wall of an Irish castle and is supposed to pass the ability to anyone who kisses it (talk about BS!)
"Seanchaí" is Irish for storyteller who often keeps the clans history --a very respected position in that culture.
"Yellow in cats" just means anything that shows up all the time whether you want to or not ... so given any breeding cat population, without fail, some are always yellow (sometimes called red or ginger) no matter the color mix was at the beginning.
Please feel free to pm me if you want better explanations for the above or any of the expressions I use.
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Post by amuserato on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 08:09

Okay, with the dual purpose of turning this thread back to topic and upping my post count, I did have a second encounter with the Cloonster the night of the Reel Journalism presentation at the Newseum.
(Warning! for ya'll looking for tawdry or titillating detail: I am sorry to disappoint. Nothing of the sort ensued, and this post is entirely complimentary to George, so read no further!
Also, LornaDoone, THIS story IS safe for upholstery... though I might should stick a "possibly soporific" label on the front!)

All proof to the contrary (see description in previous post) and to which I am pleading temporary insanity, I am generally not impressed or interested in celebrity-- and well, let's face it, I had my shot-- so when the crowd, including my daughters, moved up to the stage around George and Nick Clooney , I hung well back to an area between the edge of the Newseum sign backdrop prop running along the rear of the stage and the stage exit.. okay, hiding a bit, and we all know why... I had stopped laughing just short of peeing the floor, and was marshaling the girls' coats, scarves, hats and purses, standing over an unruly pile on the floor (the size of which could have filled a table at your average jumble sale), so they could take photos, ask questions, enjoy the constant blinking of flash bulbs, the fame fizz etc. I was watching intently, ready to leap in with sharp elbows to save my kids if it seemed the throng was going to morph into a crush, but they seemed to hold their own with all those wimmins. Anyway, I was totally entranced for some minutes by my girls gumption and poise, enjoying their enjoyment, when out of the darkness directly to my right came the Voice. That unmistakable whiskey tinged growl, that deep resonant recognizable Clooney voice was--OMG-- right next to me! He appeared from behind the Newseum logo boards approximately three feet in front of me, walking with a woman holding a document in her hands and they were talking together in earnest tones. Apparently, he had been eased from the crowd while his dad was still holding court and instead of going out the closer left exit, used space behind the logo stands as an allée couverte in which to escape toward the right.
Such a good plan. No one was following. Security was probably standing at the other end of the row of signs, preventing the hounding mob baying for just one more autograph, one more request for a date etc...
And who is in the 10 feet between the end of the signs and the safety of backstage and the chance to finally pay some attention to the seriousness of what the document portended, the real reason, likely, to be in Washington?
Me--maman tampon! Zut Alors!
In the second and a half it took to me to register that it was Clooney's voice almost right next to me, to drag my focal attention from my children--because his voice would be one of the few things that might distract me from them and not even that if I felt they were threatened-- to look over and see that he was approaching, to take in that he was engaged in something obviously important to him, to glance down at the folder and see what it was about, I did one of those instant series of behavior choice calculations --like when the Terminator scrolls down a list over his retina to decide whether to make a quip or blow someone away...
you know, you can imagine how that mind chat would go:

Hmm. That sounds like George Clooney. Well, he IS in the building and..
That sounds like George Clooney right next to me...
Holy crap! that IS George Clooney right next to me
Hey, I could get an autograph for real this time, with a PEN, and...
wait...
after what just happened fifteen minutes ago... George Clooney is the LAST person I want to see right now!
Hey! he is right in front of me and, whadda know, he doesn't want to see me either!
Well, I mean, he WAS talking with someone and they WERE bent over some a folder..
--glance down--
whoa, cool! Good for you, George.

Simultaneous with the interior monologue, these options scrolled through:
A) Run (no. too many coats and purses at your feet. wouldn't get far)
B) Die on the floor of embarrassment (not really my style and how would the kids get home?)
C) Walk backwards alongside the two of them babbling away about how I am not usually like this and all I really wanted was an autograph, for my daughters, not for me, of course, and could I have one now since I fumbled for a pen before and it would only take a second...
(NO. Get thee from me, hence! Did you SEE what they were discussing! A cause you believe in and support. The man does not have on his public face here and wants to get on with this important stuff!)
D) As casually as possible, ease yourself and the jumble sale out of the way and let them proceed undisturbed.

"D" is the choice I made, of course! Extending one sensible clog, (sadly, sadly, I left my Louboutins at home and also opted not to wear the thigh high boots that day...) I toed the pile of coats and purses out of the way and slowly rotated my head back to face resolutely forward, with a mild expression on my face, so as not to alert the sharp-eyed in the crowd to anything going on by the exit. Though greatly tempted, I didn't even glance back for a rear view or see if anyone was looking back to see if anyone was looking back at me.
Sigh.
It just wouldn't have been polite to interrupt or call the crowd back over and I believe in respecting people's privacy.
It was rewarding to see his initial momentary stiffness-- the "uh oh" moment of looking up and unexpectedly seeing a "fan" and wondering if the game face will have to go back-- turn back to normal posture when I purposely looked away and eased over, as if I had not seen them at all. Being no better than the average jolene at reading body language, I couldn't swear to this, but he seemed grateful to be left uninterrupted. So, maybe I redeemed myself a bit? The last impression I like to think I left him with was "situationally ditzy, but not full on nutjob-- though possibly homeless. Did you see all those coats?"
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Post by melbert on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 16:59

Oh Amuserato, so cool, calm, collected... I am so sure I would have dropped my grandbabies and jumped his bones right then and there. But, that's just me!!!
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Post by Katiedot on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 18:43

See, that right there Mel is why he has security nowadays. Give hearts
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Post by melbert on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 20:00

Oh, I'd jump Gio too!!!! I'm an equal opportunity hussy!!
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Post by Tigerina on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 21:55

Speaking as someone who tried to hand him a tampon instead of a pen

Laughing Classic!

Charisma is a gift and cannot be taught. It's obvious watching George work a crowd that he has been gifted with it.
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Post by melbert on Sat 26 Mar 2011, 23:59

And all the times we've seen him on red carpets, etc. It just amazes me!!!
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Post by Ello on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 13:36

I wasn't expecting option D, Amuserato. Quite right to give the poor man a break. On the other hand, it does seem a little bit of a missed opportunity, when you could've gone for option (E). Holy shit, it's George Clooney!



That woman, at least, will never be troubled by 'what ifs'.
Great stories, thanks for the laughs!
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Post by Atalante on Sun 27 Mar 2011, 22:11

A similar cultural background, so also Irish ? Laughing
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Post by Tigerina on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 00:56

Laughing that is hilarious!
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Post by Lighterside on Mon 28 Mar 2011, 14:49

@ ello...hahaha thanks for that reminder and for the belly laugh when seeing it once again!
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Post by bellybaby on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 12:48

LOL! omg....I remember seeing that pic! Could have been you Amuserato!! Running after George, tampon in hand!!!!!! Woo hooo!

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Post by lucy on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 14:33

What I remember about those photos, was Georges huge grin over the womans reaction. Also his co. the M bros.
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Post by amuserato on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 21:14

Atalante wrote:A similar cultural background, so also Irish ? Laughing

Americans of Irish descent with family in Kentucky. yes.
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Post by amuserato on Tue 29 Mar 2011, 23:33

bellybaby wrote:LOL! omg....I remember seeing that pic! Could have been you Amuserato!! Running after George, tampon in hand!!!!!! Woo hooo!

Ha ha ha! Bellybaby! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Embarassed Embarassed Embarassed Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
nah. I am not much on pursuit...

Doncha just admire the gumption of this lady, though? Love that it brought such a smile! sunny
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Post by Atalante on Wed 30 Mar 2011, 11:11

amuserato wrote:
Atalante wrote:A similar cultural background, so also Irish ? Laughing

Americans of Irish descent with family in Kentucky. yes.

Well my small Belgian brain always associates Kentucky with ... Kentucky fried chicken, why is that ??? Doh!

Did you take that profilepicture or did one of your kids take that picture ?
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Post by amuserato on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 14:43

No, Atalante, one of my daughters took the pic. If Mr. Clooney saw me with anything my hand, he likely would have gone the other way! I stayed away.
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Kentucky Fried Chicken did start as a restaurant run by Colonel (honorary title) Harlan Saunders in Kentucky, but that state would probably rather be known for some of the finest bloodstock racing horses in the world and smooth bourbon whiskey than for KFC. Two reasons to bring me there, I tell you!
However, saying KFC chicken is like real homemade fried chicken is like saying boxed frozen waffles are like the treats you get on the streets of Brussels!
No comparison.
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Post by lucy on Sat 02 Apr 2011, 16:27

Kentucky is a beautiful state very green,lots of water and humidity, rolling hills and horse farms to dream of. KFC is not anything like home-made southern fried chicken you are so right about that amuserato!
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