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I know really cool famous about you?

There are celebrities. And what do they ever do for you?

Entertain you, maybe. Prompt you to spend $8 on a 30 page magazine to read a 500 word article that suggests rather than reports something really pointless about someone you'll never, ever know and yet? Are relentlessly curious about. Get you to hesitate on Fox News which you never ever do because it is in the process of flip flashing between Tiger and Elin's faces and you are wondering, dear goodness, when did this become news and ohmygawd Frank DeFord is right, sports reporters forgot how to report golf without Tiger in it and tennis without Serena Williams in it and football without That Not So Very Next Door After All Guy Who Shall Never Get an SEO Hit From My Blog player.

So all in all, what good have any celebrities done for you lately?

I mean, other than force you into a conversation with your kids about a subject you hoped wouldn't come up for oh, say, the next 200 years.

And then there are CELEBRITIES...people who are famous for a Very Good Reason Indeed and who bring sunshine and joy and good ideas into your life.

Like...Heloise, who has a Web site/book/radio show/magazine column/etc. that includes the answer to every question in the universe you could ever think to ask a life or house hint about and then some you never even considered, yet.

I? Have met Heloise.

I? have taste tested a new cake recipe she was trying out.

I? have spent an afternoon with her and she is all that and then some. Authentically.

And now she is blogging at the Dr. Smith's blog with us, I kid not. How cool is she. How cool is that.


Here's her hello post: Heloise Here...

Here's my Dr. Smith's buddies during our afternoon with Heloise:


Traci said…
Wow! What a great crew and look at us with the FABULOUS Heloise!!! Yay! A great lady. A great day!
Donna said…
I've met some truly famous people in my life... but I'd be in awe of Heloise, too. So glad you're having fun while you work!
Miss Britt said…
Now I'm trying to know if I know ANY famous people.

I mean, aside from you.
Anonymous said…
Could you ask Heloise if it's ever appropriate to try to tongue kiss Heloise upon first meeting Heloise?

No reason.

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