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  1. Laura
    May 3, 2008 @ 7:45 am

    I’m sure Mr. Hackman was just checking out my fabulous Derby hat! I may have been a crasher, but I was at least dressed the part!

    Nick Cage? Oh, to die for! Now I think he just collects houses.

    Happy Derby Day!

  2. Kelli Stanley
    May 1, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

    What I want to know, my dear, is exactly *what kind* of pleasantries you exchanged with Mr. Hackman, hmm? 😉

    Methinks the story doesn’t end there!

    As for Robert, yes, he was cute. But so was Jimmy Smits (who was also there). I forgot to mention Stallone walked close enough to brush my shoulder on the Warner Brothers lot … oh, and d’uh! Nick Cage and Cary Elwes both stopped in at our store, once, and bought a bunch of stuff. This was when Cary was really cute (and when Nick Cage was still collecting comics).

    So take your pick, girl! 🙂

  3. Laura
    April 30, 2008 @ 5:53 am

    Kelli, you are possibly the coolest thriller writer-chick on the planet–and I don’t just say that because you have shared breathing space with Robert Downey, Jr. (*sigh*)!

    I just did a tag thing on my blog, so I hope you don’t mind me sharing my paltry facts here….

    6. I also have an intense fear/dislike of earwigs. I opened a little-used door at our farm house once and several dropped into my hair. Ugh!
    5.One of my earliest memories is of a dream in which a gorilla was hiding behind our bathroom door.
    4. The first car I ever owned was a 1972 Grand Prix with a 450 4-barrel engine. Did it ever rock!
    3. I really do always lose at tic-tac-toe.
    2. Talking to me after 10 pm is kind of dangerous because I get very cranky when I’m tired.
    1. Years ago, I snuck into Millionaire’s Row at the Kentucky Derby with friends and exchanged pleasantries with Gene Hackman in the buffet line.

    Well, at least I had one brush with celebrity…. 🙂