Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hanging with Fonzie!!

Last night’s event was really cool. We got to meet Jerry Seinfeld and his wife Jessica, Bradley Whitford from West Wing/Studio 60, Elisabeth Hasselbeck from The View, and most importantly Henry Winkler – the Fonz himself.

Often stars come across bored, icy or disinterested when you meet them in real life. But Henry was so sweet and so cool – he spent a long time chatting with us and even hugged and kissed me on the cheek twice! (He smelled really good too.) I told him how much I loved Arrested Development and he seemed really happy to hear that and as he was leaving thanked me again for the compliment. He was so nice and genuine – a really good person. I am a huge fan now. (Not that I wasn’t already!) Henry struggled with dyslexia for a long time and said he was 31 years old before he realized he wasn’t stupid. If I had thought about it, I would have told him how teachers use my YA books to help dyslexic and reluctant readers. But I was too fan girl to think about that at the time.



Vivi Anna said...

Mari, that is sooooooo cool. I wouldn't been tongue tied and unable to articulate anything other than duuuuh...

Big Fonzy thumbs up!!

Nelly said...

WHO CARES?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

Marianne, that sounds like it was a really fun experience! This coming from someone who never missed a "Happy Days" episode...even up through the horrendous "Joanie Loves Chachi." LOL!


Michelle and Charles said...

You certainly do live the glam life. It all sounds so exciting to a Mom from Maine.