My Encounter With Time’s Most Influential People

Last Tuesday I momentarily contemplated skipping class to star gaze at the Time 100 Most Influential People dinner at the Time Warner Center here in New York. My guilt and work ethic kicked in and I reluctantly went to class like a good graduate student, rather than possibly see Lady GaGa- which if you know me, know that’s a big deal.

After class I sprinted back to the red carpet and only got to see Nick Cannon arrive. Whoop di do! The real stars were inside already. After being told that Lady GaGa was inside, in Belgium, not there, and coming later, I realized that security consisted of a bunch of liars who get joy out of crushing people’s hopes. I felt discouraged but not defeated.

I believe karma was on my side for going to class because the following is what transpired when I went outside:

1. I saw Prince enter with this band.

2. I saw President Clinton leave.

3. I got to meet Gayle King and hear her say “Oprah who?” Sadly that’s probably the closest I’ll ever get to the Big O.

4. I saw Elton John leave.

5. I ran behind Sarah Palin and walked amidst her security to the Trump Hotel where she signed autographs and took pictures even though her husband was pulling her arm to leave. Despite how much I loathe her politics, she was actually nice. But then again, she’s a politician; it’s all a game.

6. After being told (again) Lady GaGa was inside and would be leaving through the garage, I chased after a black SUV that a petite blonde got into. As much as I liked to believe it was her majesty, I sadly found out the next day it wasn’t.

Even though I didn’t see GaGa, and I missed Betty White and all her adorableness, I managed to have an unforgettable experience. Since then I’ve also had a paparazzi ask me out but I’ve passed up on that. I hope I never get famous, I already have one paparazzi that hates me.

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3 comments

  1. ornarboxy · May 25, 2010

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    • nrmurph · June 8, 2010

      Thank you very much for reading Christian! 🙂

  2. ornarboxy · June 8, 2010

    Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
    I’ve been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

    Thumbs up, and keep it going!

    Cheers
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