Imaginary Friends

Most of us have favorite famous people, actors, writers, athletes, etc.,  whom we would love to meet. But are you like me? Do you have a few people who you really believe could be your friend? When you see them on television or read about them in a magazine, a little part of you thinks, “If she got to know me, I’m sure we would really hit it off!”

Here are mine:

Ina Garten – Although something tells me she might not be that  nice, I admire her so much and want her to take me under her wing and let me stay in her East Hampton home when she’s away. I would also love to double date with her and Jeffrey.

Joanna Goddard – The writer behind A Cup of Jo, Joanna and I have so much in common it scares me (and would probably scare her if I tracked her down and started frantically listing all of our common interests).

Meryl Streep – Don’t you think she would make the loveliest aunt or neighbor? I would make a blueberry crumb cake (Ina Garten’s recipe, obviously) and she would stop at Starbucks on the way over. Sigh.

I sometimes spend too much time thinking on this, planning ways we could meet. Ina often features her favorite spots in East Hampton so don’t think I haven’t kept my eyes peeled for her when I’ve visited. If I stroll down Main Street in the fall every day, I’m bound to run into her, right? Joanna Goddard lives in Manhattan and our sons are about a year apart. Maybe if I hit up the parks in her neighborhood enough times, we’ll cross paths? I have a feeling Meryl would be tougher to connect with, what with her being one of the most famous actresses in America.

Who would you love to befriend? Who are your celebrity kindred spirits?

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2 thoughts on “Imaginary Friends

  1. I’m convinced Tina Fey (or rather, Liz Lemon) and I are soul sisters. And then, if I could just keep quiet and be cool enough, I could hang out with Amy Pohler too.

  2. Ditto on what Liz said. I think Amy Pohler’s character, Leslie Knope, and I have very similar intensity (in a caricature type of way) and a “work-a-holic” penchant. Of course, my soul sister is Hermione Granger.She incapsulates a better (and more magical) me. It was very uncanny for both Matt and me reading her dialogue on the importance of doing all your reading for class. I love your blog, Jenny!

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