Friday, April 22, 2005

This Just In!

I saw Michelle King in the Cougareat today.

For those of you who didn't grow up in Utah, Michelle King is the anchorwoman for Eyewitness News. I have been watching her since I can remember. In fact, I used to pretend to be her when I was little. I was so star-struck when I saw her in line for a pita wrap (I was getting KFC),that I just stood there saying "Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh. Oh my gosh." She was there with the whole fam, wearing a hot pink jacket over black pants. To my pleasure, she sat one table away from us so I could watch everything. I was surprised when she gave her roll to who was either her mother or mother-in-law. She's eloquent, beautiful, AND selfless. What famous person do you know who would give up a roll? Her family was picture-perfect, too. I just sat there trying not to stare. I decided not to approach her. You know, what would I say? "I love you?" No way. That's my Bono-speech. (I've been working on it for a while now.) No, I just sat back and admired her. But if it HAD been Bono(presumably getting a bite to eat after attending the graduation of his daugher Memphis Eve--hey, if Michelle King's daughter attended BYU, why not Bono's? I am planning on sending him a Book of Mormon any moment now), I would have HAD to speak. I would have butted in on his special family day to say "I love you" and to kick myself for not having a cell phone that takes pictures. But alas, no Bono. But Michelle King was certainly enough to make my day.

For the celebrity-sitings record, I have also seen
1. Art Garfunkel at Bryce Canyon National Park
2. Ronald Reagan driving on I15 (actually, Nancy was driving; he was navigating)
3. Vin Diesel at the airport (this was just a few weeks ago)
4. Newman (from Seinfeld) in sacrament meeting at a church in Virginia

And I have Matthew Broderick's autograph, although I never met him and I have since lost it. I do love him, though.

Number of mice killed in our home: 10.
How this makes me feel inside: DIRTY


  1. Wait a minute. Did you really see Vin Diesel? And if so, why didn't you call me during the sighting?

  2. My favorite Utah anchorwoman is Nadine Wimmer. I just think she's so cute with her short bangs.

  3. You've seen so many famous people! I'm so jealous - I never see anyone :( It would require me leaving my house every once in a while...

    Ronald Reagan on I15? Really? Wow!

  4. Ah I miss Utah newspeople. I can't quite get behind all of the Atlanta anchors. There's no one like Michelle King or Mark Eubank out here. Plus, here the news is on at 11:00. Far too late if you ask me.

    I saw Carol Mikita at the Shakespeare Festival a few years back...not as cool as Michelle King, but still fun to gawk at.

  5. ah me, sad hours seem long. blog for me, oh blog for me.

  6. I just want to say "thanks" to all of the folks who dropped the names of Utah news anchors in this comment section.

    Even though I left Utah in 1999, I know them all... and that makes me feel a little bit warm and fuzzy

  7. If you want a real Michelle King experience go check out her picture in Wilk. She was Miss BYU back in the 70's under the alias of Michelle Milne.