September 10, 2007


The Swedes have a word that we don't have, a word for your degrees of separation with celebrities. If your brother's friend was a finalist on American Idol, then that's called a "Lassie" (Wikipedia explains why). That's probably my biggest Lassie, but I just discovered another one: a girl who was on study abroad in France at the same time as I was is now on that show Sunset Tan. I watched an episode -- and remembered why I hate reality shows; one episode is plenty -- just for kicks, and, um, yep...that's her. Whew, she grew up to be a spray tanner, so all is right in the universe.

So, what's your Lassie?

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1 I don't think that I have a Lassie, will have to ponder on that one. I love this post and you gave me a giggle!

Posted by: LMT at September 10, 2007 09:36 AM (ASoq0)

2 I guess my Lassie is Glenn Beck, but I'm not gonn'a explain here.

Posted by: tim at September 10, 2007 09:52 AM (nno0f)

3 I believe NBC's Richard Engle and I were exchange students in Italy at the same time. If I recall correctly, we met a couple of times back then. I used to babysit the half-brother of the current Mrs. Bruce Springsteen (Patti Scalifa).

Posted by: Butterfly Wifeq at September 10, 2007 09:58 AM (+2qii)

4 I went to high school with Eric Szmanda (Greg on CSI). He was 2 years behind me in school.

Posted by: Tracy at September 10, 2007 06:56 PM (wFSe9)

5 My son worked for Chris Carter at the beginning of X Files. His name, and his sister's name, were used in one of the later episodes. If you've watched them you will recognize who Ray and Teresa Hoese are in the plot. Now I have revealed all, but it's one of my lassie's. Another is I am a third cousin to Betty Grable.

Posted by: Ruth H at September 11, 2007 11:26 AM (qwP0L)

6 I tried to post this earlier, but somehow Micheal Lan!don was considered spam or something. But anyway - when we lived on Catalina Island, my mother was threatened by Micheal Lan!don. I guess she deserved it, though, because she was following him around. Which is really creepy. I can say that, she's my mother. And according to reunion gossip, one of the girls hubby went to school with was married to John Mayer. I can neither confirm nor deny, as I've wikied the hell out of it and can't find any more information. And if she was, he dumped her like a hot potato, because he's been dating has been singers lately.

Posted by: airforcewife at September 12, 2007 03:35 AM (emgKQ)

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