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All of the design team members are doing little intro posts sharing layouts and five random facts or issues.
Reading the ones posted so far has been fun. But Shannon Morgan's post here made me think of a funny story from my college days that I want to share. Or at least get written down somewhere before I forget. It's one of those, "if I could go back, I would have done things differently," stories. But not in a bad way.
In Shannon's post, she mentions her obsession with Bill Murray.
I have a similar kind of obsession and love for this actor...
(none of these photos were taken by me)
Yes, Tom Hanks!
It started in 1992 when my family and I (plus boyfriends) took a trip to Washington D.C. for my dad's business meeting and then decided to head up to NYC for a bit. At the last minute, we got tickets to The Goodbye Girl on Broadway starring Bernadette Peters and Martin Short. Very funny! But I digress. It turns out that Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson were attending.
They have been married since 1988. You have to love that kind of longevity in Hollywood!
Anyway, we were all standing in the lobby and lo and behold we look over and they are standing there. Oh my goodness, the conflict of not wanting to be one of those annoying fans but secretly really wanting a photo and autograph. To my neverending regret, we decided to leave them alone and just gape from afar.
At this point, my boyfriend at the time, sister's boyfriend and my brother had gone to the rest room. Tom Hanks headed that way. The next part is too funny for words and a story that only my brother could tell with such drama and wit.
My boyfriend's zipper had gotten stuck on his pants, and my sister's boyfriend was in the stall trying to help him. My brother Pete was standing by the sinks waiting for them to finish. Tom Hanks comes out of a stall and is at the sink washing his hands when my brother says, "I can't get it up." Meaning the zipper of course. Pete said it was like a classic scene in a movie. Tom Hanks froze, looked up and did a double take. Then laughed.
Oh to be a fly on the wall in that bathroom. I would have loved to see it!
But of course I missed that whole scene.
When Tom returned to the lobby, he visited a little bit with a group of teenagers one of whom was in a wheelchair. Joking with them and just being a totally cool guy. The minute he walked away they were all screaming and rushing to the pay phone (this was only 1992 remember) and talking excitedly about their experience to someone on the other end of the line.
Even since that day, he has been 100% my favorite actor and always will be. :)
Although I still wish I had the photo and autograph ;)