kate5kiwis: two and a half seconds of fame


“If you were all alone in the universe with no one to talk to, no one with which to share the beauty of the stars, to laugh with, to touch, what would be your purpose in life? It is other life, it is love, which gives your life meaning. This is harmony. We must discover the joy of each other, the joy of challenge, the joy of growth.” — Mitsugi Saotome

Sunday, November 22, 2009

two and a half seconds of fame

it's been about three decades since i was last on telly - 'twas when my dad was involved in a project with vietnamese refugees in the late 1970s. i remember the bright lights shining in my eyes, but i didn't see myself onscreen. oh how i love today's technology. and replays. and screen prints:
can you say, "CELEB"?
yep. that's me'n'the girls having a hilarious two and a half seconds with the PRIME MINISTER, during our girls' weekend in the sunny seaside town of whangamata...

so, we arrived early afternoon, and after a glass or two of bubbles to celebrate, we turned up at the marina, which was being opened, controversially, at two o'clock. i said that the PM would probably arrive by helicopter, so while we were waiting, we all wove our way to to the front of the oldies to get a good vantage point. and dared each other to shake his hand. so mags nipped over to the other side of the throng to take a photo of the shake, and of course i pushed to the front of the queue, and thrust out my arm!!! i admit i sorta got celeb'd out and gushed "lovely to meet you!" cos he's a nice guy (no i didn't vote nats in the election).

anyway, after the legendary shake, ang said out loud that she wished we had a photo, and the PM's delish bodyguard offered us to have one!!!! and the tv cameras were rolling... and (to cut this ridiculous ramble off at the kneecaps) here we are!!!!! (fast forward to the 53rd second) (PS the footage was taken before the formalities, which we *ahem* skipped.
cos we had a date with the Air Force One chopper pilots.)
oh, more photos:
(some of) The Afternoon:

complete with freebie drinkies.

The Evening:

The Morning After:

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Mexican Sunglasses


Blogger Steve said...

Hollywood awaits!

8:51 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

Ooooooo, can I have your autograph please? Sounds like a wild and fun weekend! :)

8:55 PM  
Anonymous rb said...

Oooh I've never met a Prime Minister.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Hay said...

Cool weekend, those glasses crack me up. The kiddos were excited to see you on the news that night...though I was hoping you'd push him into the marina...:P

3:56 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Flossy said...

We saw you, we saw you. So famous! Looks like the most wonderful of weekends.

9:43 PM  
Blogger SoozNooz said...

Your life is so full my friend. How wonderful!

8:23 AM  

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