I just chose that title and then chuckled, since "brush" fits so nicely with her encounter today with Donald Trump! She was with a friend's family, in Chicago, at Trump Tower, when they looked over and saw The Donald on a nearby balcony. He looked down and smiled at the girls, who waved. He waved back and offered a friendly, "Hello, Darlings," before turning back to his audience ("some guys in suits" and a TV camera). Of course, the girls were thrilled.
They were also quite thrilled to learn that Transformers III was being filmed right in front of the hotel, but not as much as when they learned that Transformers star, Josh Duhamel, was in the hotel weight room. Now, Josh is one of my son Kyle's top three favorite actors, so his devoted sister made a special trip to the weight room with a Trump Tower notepad and a request for an autograph for her brother. She said Mr. Duhamel was very nice, and you should have seen Kyle's face when Kendall came home tonight and handed him the note, which reads, "Kyle, Good luck at U.W.G.B.! Be good! Josh Duhamel. (He has it in a frame already.)
Believe me, the 4444 family does not frequent Trump Tower. Kendall was fortunate enough to be invited by her friend's very generous family. She texted me frequently while she was there, marveling in the incredible hotel, fancy restaurants (one that provided several waiters for their table alone), and other exciting experiences. I'm pretty sure she'll never forget it!
I'm not really starstruck for any particular actor/actress/singer, etc. (though I wouldn't turn down a dinner with the Travoltas). I will always remember shaking Oprah's hand after her show a few years ago, though. (She is so genuine.) And I did get to eat dinner with Chuck E. Cheese a couple weeks ago, but that's it for me. [Update: Oh, and P.S. How could I forget that I met The Pioneer Woman at BlogHer last summer (and got to sit and chat with her Marlboro man and two of the Punks.) It was a really nice, because they were very warm and unassuming.]
How about you? Have you ever had a brush with fame?