Oh? Who have you been talking to?
The response came while I was biking home:
Bill! He is right here. We are eating lunch!
Of course, the moment I got home, I got on the phone and called her.
Me: BILL RICHARDSON? YOU'RE HAVING LUNCH WITH BILL RICHARDSON?
Angie: Yup. He's three feet away from me. Just a sec.
Sounds of phone changing hands.
Bill Richardson's voice comes over the phone: Is this Stephanie?
Me: Mr. Richardson! *internally - Oh, I'm such a nerd.*
Bill: Where are you? Are you in Dartmouth?
Me: *Oh my gosh he knows where I live* Yes! That's where I am, I just got home.
Bill: You should be here - there's cake.
Me: Cake? There's Cake?
Bill: We sure didn't get food like this at the CBC.
Bill is working as an extra in a movie that Angie is working on.
When I spoke to Angie later on we discussed how she was going to become friends with Bill, and how eventually, he would assign a special ring to her number on his cell phone (perhaps a David Bowie song?) and he would start calling her "Honey". I may have told her that I am jealous of her.
We also discussed lobbying the CBC to get the Roundup back on the air. Perhaps we should first consult Bill to see if this is something he would like to do.
While she went off to dress extras, I toddled upstairs to bed where I knit another repeat on the Harry Potter scarf.
Ahhhh... lifestyles of the not-so-famous.
*For those not in the geek, er, know: Bill Richardson is the former host of Richardson's Roundup, which played on CBC every afternoon during the glory days. Bill has been hosting "Canada Reads". I'm not sure if he is still doing his "Bunny Watson" shows, which were brilliant. He used to play Mr. Happy’s band on occasion and he even read one of my letters on air. WOOT!