Saturday, October 1, 2011

A Bit of Me(me) - 10/1/2011

We all leave our “footprint” on the world, in one way or another. In our daily lives, we each do something or are someone that makes the world a little better simply by being ourselves. Danielle from There's a Book  created this wonderful, weekly meme to learn a bit more about bloggers in this blogging community we all have come to love. The idea is to share our lives outside of books. Each week a question will be posted. Your job is to answer in the following week’s “A Bit of Me(Me)”. You can link up here with your post that answers Danielle's questions from last week.

We understand that some of you are skeptical about putting yourself out there on the internet and completely respect that. If ever a questions is posed through this meme that you feel is too personal for your liking, feel free to post something else. We don't want anyone to feel uncomfortable with what they share and promise the kids will always be “kid-friendly”. Really, this is a primarily children’s and young adult site, you know?

So, let’s get started!

Have you met or worked 
with any famous people? 
Who? Where? When?

This is an extremely hard question for me to answer because I have had a chance to meet a lot of famous people - at least famous to me! My husband likes to collect autographs from athletes and we have met players like Brian Urlacher (Bears), Magic Johnson (Lakers), Michael Phelps (Olympic swimmer), Jenny Finch (Olympic softball pitcher), and lots of other athletes who we love in Chicago that might not be as recognizable to people who aren't from Chicago! My husband looks for signing events that they are doing and usually drags me with to take pictures and meet these athletes. It's sometimes crazy, but a fun hobby at the same time.

Lately, I've gotten into the same mode of getting autographs from authors. It's a lot of fun for me to meet some of my favorite authors. I have to give a huge shout out to Anderson's Bookshop in Napervile, Illinois where they have the best authors come through and very frequently. I was there this past week to meet Ridley Pearson and Dave Barry. 

I do have one more famous person that I have met. It's kind of silly because a lot of people don't know who he is but my husband is his biggest fan. Danny Gokey was on American Idol season 8. He was in the top three behind Kris Allen and Adam Lambert. He really is a great singer and since being on Idol he has become a great performer. We've met him a few times and most recently saw him at the pre-concert signing he did. 

Danny Gokey and me with my kiddos right after D was born!
Danny and I in August at Sundance Saloon

Next week’s A Bit of Me(Me) will be hosted by Crystal at I Totally Paused! where she will provide the link-up and the next question for the following week. Thanks everyone! See you next week!

Now, your turn! Link up below and tell everyone “A Bit of You!”Next Week’s Question (link-up with your answer at Crystal’s site): Have you ever been on a cruise? Where did you go? Would you go again...or never again!?

Have a question to add? We love suggestions! Just leave them in the comments and I’ll share them with Danielle so we can think about adding them in as we go! Also, feel free to grab either of the buttons for your own “A Bit of Me(Me)” post (or create your own), but make sure to link back to There’s A Book(You can also resize these down to a smaller size if you’d like.)

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