Hye Thyme Cafe: Finish the Sentence Friday ...

Welcome to the Hy
e Thyme Cafe. Although not all of my recipes are Armenian, the name is a little nod to my Armenian grandmother who is no longer with us. The Hye refers to all things related to her homeland, and she represents all things food-related to me, so the two just seemed to go together. I can't even claim that my Armenian recipes are truly Armenian, since Greece, Turkey, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria, and even Egypt share so many foods that they've all sort of morphed into one over thousands of years.

Whether you like to cook, bake, have never done either, or just like to play with your food...come on in and join me! :)


Friday, March 29, 2013

Finish the Sentence Friday ...



If I could hang out with any celebrity, it would be ...

When I read that, the first person who popped into my mind was Antonio Banderas, since he has been my celebrity "crush" since I first saw him back in The Mambo Kings and Philadelphia.  Seriously, who could resist him in Desperado or Once Upon a Time in Mexico?!?  Smokin' hot!!  I still get chills just hearing his voice as the bee in the Nasonex commercials!  I can't stomach his wife though - Melanie Griffith.  What do these guys see in her?  First Don Johnson, now my beloved Antonio? She must have talents not seen on the big screen, cuz I just don't get it! Since I couldn't be in his presence without wanting to thrash him soundly for marrying her, he would not actually be my first choice to hang out with.

The next person who came to mind was Audrey Hepburn.  She was certainly beautiful, and I would give anything to be able to wear some of the fashions she could just for one day.  What makes me curious about her is that she seems all prim and proper on the outside but with a goofy playful inside.  I think she would have been fun to hang out with.  Since Audrey actually passed away back in 93, she probably wouldn't be the right pick to hang out with, so let's see, who's next???

That's when Robin Williams came to mind.  I was thinking it would be fascinating to spend some time with someone whose brain actually runs in more directions than mine when I'm trying to fall asleep.  But then I recalled a radio program I heard recently where someone had mentioned running into him one morning while stretching to go jogging. They nodded hello to one another, then the jogger realized who Williams was, and when Williams saw that realization dawn, his eyes "went dead," as though he dreaded the prospect of being recognized.  I'm guessing he likes his privacy and wouldn't want to hang out with me, so that leads me to ...

Anthony Michael Hall.  Yup, everyone's favorite 80s geek a la The Breakfast Club.  Why him?  Well, back in the early 90s, while I was living on Cape Cod, I sort of worked the door one night a week at a local nightclub.  He came to the club one night, and I ended up going to IHOP with him and a few friends after closing.  Had I not known he would be at the club that night, I would not have even recognized him at the time.  He seemed to be quite an interesting [translation = strange] character.  We somehow ended up discussing the artist Salvador Dali, and he doodled a drawing on a napkin for me.  I'm pretty sure I still have that somewhere.  Anyhow, later in 2002, I saw him in his series, The Dead Zone, and was shocked. He had certainly grown up [sobered up perhaps??], bulked up, and turned his career around.  He hardly seemed the same person. Soooooo, that's why I would be interested in hanging out with him ... again ... to see what he is like now as compared with that evening at the IHOP.  



How about you?  What celebrity would you want to hang out with, and why?  Feel free to share in the comments below, on Facebook or Twitter using hashtag #FTSF, or if you're a blogger, link up with one of the host blogs:


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23 comments:

  1. Oh I loved that you hung out with Anthony Michael Hall and does sounds like he has gown up a bit. And I forgot about Anthony Banderas being in the Mambo Kings (loved that movie). Thanks for sharing and linking up with us again!! :)

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    1. I forgot actually that AMH was in Johnny Be Good and Edward Scissorhands before The Dead Zone. He seemed to have "normalized" by then. I also either forgot or never realized that he was from Boston. You would think I would know that having grown up there myself!

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  2. You have a great bunch of people listed! I would love to join you on any of them!!!! Thanks for linking up with #FTSF this week!!

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  3. OMG, Antonio!! He is indeed suzzling hot. Desperado is girl porn :-)

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    1. Well, with Salma Hayek in it too, the guys get their fair share of eye candy. ;)

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  4. Wow, how cool that you got to go to IHOP with Anthony Michael Hall. And Robin Williams? I'd LOVE to hang out with him. I can't believe I forgot about him!

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    1. I was with two other friends, and he was with another guy - I think it was his cousin or uncle or something like that, and he was representing him at the time??? Can't remember it's been so long.

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  5. I love your choices and totally agree with all of them! Antonio is another dream boat! But you're right, what does he see in Melanie Griffith?!!
    I always loved Audrey Hepburn. She just seemed perfect! I would wonder how she was in real life.
    I met Robin Williams while working in Las Vegas. I love his comedy but I wasn't sure about the person?
    Then there's Anthony Michael Hall. Why did he grow up? I liked his geeky ways! Today, he seems to be a whole different person. A little mysterious maybe?
    AWESOME choices!!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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    1. That's too bad about Robin Williams. I wonder if it was the same thing that other person noted - he kind of shut down when he realized people recognized him - like he didn't feel free to be himself and felt like he was on display. :(

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  6. Interesting story about Anthony Michael Hall. I haven't seen The Dead Zone but I don't think I would have recognized him. I agree about Melanie Griffith and she's looks hideous now with the plastic surgery that she's had. I hope he doesn't ruin his face by doing the same. I love his voice too and he was GEEEE-ORGEOUS in Philadelphia.

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    1. If you think he was GEEEE-ORGEOUS in Philadelphia, you definitely have to see Desperado and Once Upon A Time in Mexico - I melt!! I think he sang in one of them too, and I was pleasantly surprised, so I was excited to see him as Che Guevara against Madonna's Evita but ended up kind of disappointed. :(

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  7. Wait you were on the Cape had pancakes with AMH and didn't invite me! I would hang out with puss in boots to hear him recite the take out menu. Love your list!!!

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    1. Next time I have breakfast with him, I'll definitely call you ... promise! ;)

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  8. Oh, I love Robin Williams- great choice! I bet he would actually be fantastic to hang out with "in real life". Thanks for linking up again!

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    1. I love how he shows up for cameos in random movies you wouldn't expect to see him in.

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  9. Hmmm.... Antonio, I loved him in every movie I ever saw him in. He's got something, doesn't he??? I love the story about Anthony Michael Hall, it would be pretty awesome if you could do a "now and then, the Anthony Michael Hall retrospective!"

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    1. And see if AMH's drawing skills have improved LOL.

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  10. A Latino, a classic actress, and a geek ... what a combo! Hepburn, alone, would have satisfied me. Her knowledge of acting and life would fill the hours, for sure. Good choices ... for a Syracuse fan! :)

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    1. Ha! Not really, I just had to throw that in since I live right between Albany and Syracuse. :)

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  11. excellent choices! (poor Steve Buscemi...probably never gets picked up on lists involving Desperado, lol)

    Totally no doubt, after reading the blogs in this FTSF, about the 'degrees of separation thing*!
    Picking up the comedian theme, if I could run into a comedian, it surely would have to be Steven Wright (he must endure a higher percentage of 'his own material quoted back at him than any other comedian out there!')

    6 or 8 I forget what the current accepted minimum number is...

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    1. I love Steven Wright, but I think if George Carlin were still around, he'd have him beat in the being quoted (and mis-quoted) department. I think George is right up there with Yogi Berra when it comes to random quotes being attributed to him.

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  12. I secretly had a HUGE crush on Anthony Michael Hall and was thrilled when he tried to revive his career with The Dead Zone. And I totally agree with Antonio...

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    1. I wonder what he's been doing since Dead Zone. I don't think I've seen him in anything else. Wonder if he's doing theatre or taking a break.

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