I Saw a Celebrity!

March 26, 2010

Abigail and Brittany Hensel, 2 headed girl, two headed woman, conjoined twinsFor the last couple of weeks I have been painting a house for my ex husband.  Apparently there is close to nothing I won’t due to earn money. Ex#1 is a real estate agent, he is currently specializing is foreclosed houses which need to be cleaned up and painted. He asked if I wanted the jobs and I jumped at the chance. I like painting, it’s mindless work and I can listen to the radio while I do it. I’m not liking this job because the previous owners of the home had cats and let them piss all over the house. They were also a rather violent bunch as they managed to punch holes in several walls. Honestly, I could write a whole post on my assumption about the people who used to live in this house. I won’t, but I could.

Anyway, I tell you this because it explains why I haven’t been responding to my comments for the last week or so and it also explains why I was outside the house and witnessed what I did.

The house I am painting is across the street from an elementary school. Yesterday as I was pulling up to the house I saw a bunch of kids walking in a line towards a bus. I didn’t think too much of it until I noticed a couple of women at the back of the line, they appeared to be hanging onto one another. At least that is what my brain assumed when it saw two heads so close together. I took another look and realized I was looking at a woman with two heads.

I didn’t take any pictures but I did take another look to make sure I was seeing what I thought I saw.

I was. I went inside the house and wondered who I should call. You don’t see things like that every day. My first thought was to text my son but he was at school and that might be a little distracting.

Me: I just saw a person with two heads!

Him: WTF? I’m in physics. Stop texting me.

Me: Did you read what I texted? I saw a person with two heads!

Him: Seriously mom, I’m going to get in trouble.

Eventually I started painting but I kept thinking about the woman with two heads. I had so many questions and of course I knew I wanted to write a post about what I saw.

It struck me that writing a post might not be the most ethical thing to do. Especially in light of yesterday’s post. I wasn’t going to write a post about this because too many jokes could be made even if that wasn’t the purpose of the post.

But I still needed to share it with someone so I called my friend Gary and told him about it. Gary has seen everything, there is nothing that phases him. Except this. He didn’t believe me at first but just thinking about it freaked him out. Because he didn’t believe me I started to doubt what I was sure I had seen. Surely there was another explanation. I thought maybe it was a theatrical prop but both heads were talking and were fairly animated. So I asked Google. I figured if there were a whole bunch of people running around with two heads the odds were in my favor that I really did see what I thought I saw.

Turns out there aren’t a whole lot people running around with two heads. However there are two girls, women now, who share one body and have gotten quite a bit of media attention, they were even on Oprah. Increasing the odds even more I learned that the two women are from Minnesota. You can read all about Abigail and Brittany Hensel here. I realize I am making an assumption, I don’t know for sure that these two women were Abigail and Brittany but the odds are pretty good that they were.

So, I’m still on the phone with Gary who is still freaking out. He is posing all kinds of questions which I won’t repeat here. Questions I’m not interested in but I do want to know how they sign their names, how they take a test without being accused of cheating and that kind of thing. I’m reading all about them while holding the phone to my ear.

It struck me that I could care less about the fact that they are two people who share one body and more that I just saw a celebrity (I’m having trouble with the grammar on this one). I don’t see many celebrities so this is a big deal for me. I’ve only met one other person who was on Oprah so it isn’t something that happens often.

Of course I did not actually meet Brittany and Abigail but it’s close enough for me. I spent the rest of the evening reading all about them. They struck me as very level headed, well adjusted young women which isn’t all that normal. Most of the young female celebrities today are fucked up, these women seemed to have a good head on their shoulders. See, even if I don’t try they write themselves.

Anyway, have you ever met any celebrities?

*I’m feeling rather protective of these Minnesota celebrities, I will delete any inappropriate comments.

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  • Reply Jenn B March 26, 2010 at 9:25 am

    I get to go first on the controversy post? AWESOME!

    Here’s the deal. I know what it’s like to have people stare at me. Not because I have two heads, but because my daughter often behaves very strangely. Maybe it’s different, but I think at the very bottom of our hearts, it isn’t.

    You seem to have some genuine curiosity which is exactly where I’d come from. I did a radio show for a year where I interviewed people who grew up with disability and I’m with you on this one, I would want to know how they cope with daily things!

    As for celebrity. Yep, I met the actor from Knots Landing when I was a kid. Remember that show?
    I won an art contest for a new mall that was opening in our home town and I took my great gramma to a luncheon where the guest was one of the actors from the show.

    I’m going to the Michael Buble concert in June and I’d love to meet him. Well, I’d love to do more than meet him, but I’ll shut up about that now.
    .-= Jenn B´s last blog ..Autistic like and World Autism Awareness Day: Autistic Like: Graham’s Story =-.

  • Reply Alison March 26, 2010 at 9:28 am

    I saw them on tv!! I forget where now… Maybe TLC? They are so adorable.

    Hmm celebrites… I can’t think of mine. But my mom talkes to some of the Baldwins (Alec and Stephen) at work. She works at a super market at night and they come in often. Know her name and everything. Now that is awesome!
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Free Kindle Books =-.

  • Reply Unfinished Rambler March 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I once met Tom Ridge, but that was when he was governor of Pennsylvania, and I’ve also met Gov. Ed Rendell. Political celebrities, I guess? Of course, it was in my job as a reporter for a newspaper. I also met Pennsylvania senators Rick Santorum (well, his press secretary at the time, who wasn’t exactly friendly after Rick said some comments about gays, I think it was, at the time) and Bob Casey (who actually talked to me, whoa!). Other than them, though, haven’t met a lot of real celebrities.
    .-= Unfinished Rambler´s last blog ..BREAKING NEWS: British government to buy $60 million worth of opium from China for consumption in India =-.

  • Reply Myne Whitman March 26, 2010 at 10:10 am

    I saw them on You tube, you really saw them? Wow.

    I don’t think I’ve seen or met any celebrities.
    .-= Myne Whitman´s last blog ..WIP – Have you ever given a toaster wrong info? =-.

  • Reply mike March 26, 2010 at 10:12 am

    Definitely not something you see everyday. Were they touring that elementary school? I’m assuming that because kids are often more honest with their reactions than most adults might be.

    I met Daniel Lanois (producer for U2, Peter Gabriel, Bod Dylan) after a free talk he gave at a festival a few years ago. His sound was a huge influence on my guitar playing at one time.
    .-= mike´s last blog ..And Like Genital Warts….He’s Back! =-.

  • Reply Comedy Plus March 26, 2010 at 10:19 am

    I just don’t care about meeting any celebrities at all. Did when I was younger, but just don’t care about any of them. Probably why we don’t have television. Pretend people.

    Have a terrific day and weekend. 🙂
    .-= Comedy Plus´s last blog ..Father Joseph =-.

  • Reply seejames511 March 26, 2010 at 10:25 am

    The genuine interest and curiosity in these two is important because it is having that attitude that we open ourselves up to the possibility of understanding others where they are in their life. This allows us to develop sensitivities and help us look at all people as individuals who have unique characteristics and challenges.

    Hearing about these two makes me wonder about their world view, and how their unique situation might help them see the world a little bit differently, allowing them to perhaps offer something to our society that absolutely no one else could.

    As far as celebrities are concerned, I have had a lot of experiences that have led me to be in close proximity to several celebs, some even before anyone else in the world knew who they were, which is a truly unique experience, and something that is sometimes truly surreal for me.

    My best example is Lance Armstrong. I raced semi-professionally for 6 years and was part of a team that he was on back in the early 90’s. I have drank beer with him, roomed with him and even watched him get mercilessly dismissed by a woman he was interested in. This was a few years before the cancer and several years before he became a worldwide phenomenon, but looking back on it, I still shake my head at the thought that the young man I knew became what he is today, even though I could see the seeds of greatness in him even then.

    I have also been in 5 movies filmed in the Twin Cities area, and have had the distinct, yet anonymous pleasure of sharing the silver screen with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emilio Estevez, Keanu Reeves, Walter Matthau, Sinbad, Phil Hartman (rip), and James Belushi. While I was simply and extra on the movies they were in, it was an unique experience to see how these people “live”. I have many stories to tell, but one story truly exemplifies the idea of coming in close contact with a celebrity.

    My best friend joined me as an extra in the movie Mighty Ducks. I had gotten the information and he just decided to “tag along”. while there, someone from the set security came up and asked us for our ID, to make sure we were on the list. Just as he was checking our names, Emilio and some guy came up to the guard asking about directions to someplace, realized that he was interrupting us getting to a shot, and politely told him to help us first.

    The guard did not see my friend’s name on the list and told him that he would not be able to go further, despite our pleas. So Darron, as he often did back them turned to leave and said “Hasta de lasagna”, something that I only ever heard him say but he always said.

    Years later, my friend Darron and I were watching the movie Mission: Impossible in the theater, and Emilio was on screen. In leaving a conversation on a mic with Tom Cruise, he says: “Hasta de lasagna”! My friend, in the middle of a crowded, opening day theater, jump out of his seat and says “That is my god dammed line!” To this day, it is the funniest thing I have ever seen, and to this day, he SWEARS that Emilio heard him say it that day at the set of Mighty Ducks and takes some pride in it.

    Anyhow, this has gotten quite long, but I wanted to say that sometimes, being a little star struck, is fun, and exciting, and it is sometimes a real treat to see these people in “real” environments, whether they are stars or they are just normal people who live extraordinary lives.

  • Reply Maureen@IslandRoar March 26, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Living on the Vineyard we get seasonal celebrities. Ted Danson and Mary Steemburgen have a house and I’ve seen them a lot. Meg Ryan has a house and she’s spoken to my son. Last summer my son waited at the golf club when Obama was here and got to see him twice. He’d waited on him and Michele 2 summers before, and also on the Clintons. But I believe most of those people only have one head, if they’re lucky.
    .-= Maureen@IslandRoar´s last blog ..Hole In One =-.

  • Reply Ally March 26, 2010 at 10:31 am

    I totally saw those girls on TLC or something. They are beautiful, strong and full of courage.

    I’m all about celebs. I write about them often not just in my blog, but for a living.

    Great post and I hear you about not much you won’t do these days for money. Wait, that doesn’t sound good, you know what I mean 🙂

    Tales Of A Fourth Grade Nothing
    .-= Ally´s last blog ..I Loved Davey and Goliath =-.

  • Reply Katherine March 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    “women seemed to have a good head on their shoulders”

    Jen, REALLY? Did you HAVE to go there? LOLOL!!!!!!

    So did you find out more?!?!?! I wonder if they are doing motivational speaking about beating the odds etc? How cool!

    My brother pooped on Buzz Aldrin when he was a baby. I met Dolly Parton in a restaurant, got her autograph and she said to her band members, “she’s cute!”

    I also used to hang out behind stage with a friend of mine who did catering. I was in a locker room at a big coliseum and this woman comes in singing loud. I thought, “wtf is she doing singing so loud” and she walked by me, not saying a word. This was b/4 an REM concert. Turns out it was Natalie Merchant from 10,000 Maniacs. Funny!

    I met Michael Stipe that night, face to face. The roadies told me he never showered. He kinda looked that way. I was struck at how totally COOL it was I was meeting him! I asked for him to sign my back stage pass. He said, “what should I put on it?” I said, “How about your favorite movie?” He said, “If I remembered what that was, I would write it. So I will write IF.” He then wrote on my pass, “If. Michael Stipe.” Now how cool is THAT!

    I met a bunch of other bands… I don’t remember who. Oh yea, and I went to the hotel room of the psychedelic furs b/c I have a total crush on Richard Butler. Always did. Drove one of the Furs to a grocery store b/c he wanted lox and bagels/cream cheese. Then we went back to the hotel. In walks Richard Butler. pant pant pant! Unfortunately he was living with a woman and was very devoted. But I so wanted that. Honestly, he turned out to be one of the nicest people I’ve ever met. I would still go for it though.
    .-= Katherine´s last blog ..I Make Someone Happy! =-.

  • Reply Lola March 26, 2010 at 10:36 am

    I met Oprah, when I went to a taping when Michael Reiser was on promoting a book. (Oprah shakes everyone’s hand at the end of the taping and video tapes it.)

    I met Rosie O’Donnell at a book signing. She seemed to be faking making nice. I was disappointed.
    .-= Lola´s last blog ..Guilty (Secret) Pleasures… =-.

  • Reply The Mother March 26, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Your reaction is the exact reason conjoined twins were circus curiosities for centuries. It’s just human nature to be curious about oddities.
    .-= The Mother´s last blog ..Whigs, Tories, Forceps and Crisis =-.

  • Reply babs-beetle March 26, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Wow! Now that is something. I think we would all have difficulty believing what we saw at first glance.

    Yes, I met many famous people when I was younger. I worked opposite the stage door of one of London’s top theatres, and often ate my lunch sitting amongst them, in the local cafe.

    Does this comment sound very English? 🙂
    .-= babs-beetle´s last blog ..What is wrong with some people? =-.

  • Reply Holly March 26, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I saw those girls on TLC, they seemed pretty awesome!

    Have I see celebrities? Girl, I’m from L.A. I would have to think of all the people I’ve seen, met, etc…
    .-= Holly´s last blog ..Home Sweet Home =-.

  • Reply Anne March 26, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I was on Jerry Springer (kind of, sort of). Does that make me a celebrity? Yea, I didn’t think so. I want to be Katherine, I love Michael Stipe.
    .-= Anne´s last blog ..Dating in Middle School, Should It Be Allowed? =-.

  • Reply Peppermint Patty March 26, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I’m really not into “celebrities” or whoever they think they are. haha

    I love Abby and Brittany! I remember them being on Oprah and seeing documentaries about them. I would rather gush over them then people who think because they strip for a movie, they are celebrities and should be idolized. Nope. Not doing it.

    The only people that I’ve met that other people may know is:

    Phil Keating – He’s a reporter who used to be on “Geraldo Live” but is now on “Fox News.” He was covering a story of one of my friends.

    Tammy Pescatelli – Stand up comedienne from “Last Comic Standing.” She’s actually childhood friend’s with a friend of mine. Met her and talk to her all the time on FB.

  • Reply Jen March 26, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Now I’m curious to learn more about these ladies! I can’t imagine what life must be like for them.

    Hmm. Celebs- I saw one of the Baldwin brothers out at a club when I was younger and I saw some Motley Crew band members out as well- talked to one of them. Sports figures, yes, but other than that I haven’t see too many celebs.

    .-= Jen´s last blog ..PBS Kids Writer’s Contest- Oh My! =-.

  • Reply injaynesworld March 26, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    I’ve seen the documentary on these girls. I think they must be about 20 by now.

    And yes, I’ve seen many celebrities in my life having worked in both the music business and the film/tv business. I’ve even had sex with some of them… Oh, wouldn’t you like to know. 😉
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld much has been made of "My Ass…" =-.

  • Reply CatLadyLarew March 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    That Jayne… she’s so awesome! Sex with celebrities! WooHoo! I’ve seen Prince Charles up close and personal, but he only had one head and there was no sex involved.
    .-= CatLadyLarew´s last blog ..Looking for Signs =-.

  • Reply Buggys March 26, 2010 at 12:41 pm

    Celebrities? Never, I’ve never met any famous sort of person. I need to get out more. I could I guess because lots of movies are filmed in Baltimore and Annapolis these days.
    I wonder if the girls are working at the elementary school?
    .-= Buggys´s last blog ..Online Dating? =-.

  • Reply Alison March 26, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Sex with celebrities sounds nice… and interesting Jayne.
    .-= Alison´s last blog ..Free Kindle Books =-.

  • Reply injaynesworld March 26, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Cat Lady… of course at my age it might just be the dementia talking.
    .-= injaynesworld´s last blog ..injaynesworld much has been made of "My Ass…" =-.

  • Reply Pricilla March 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Good for them for living as normal a life as they can.
    .-= Pricilla´s last blog ..AbbyDay – I Inspect the Hay Pile =-.

  • Reply JD at I Do Things March 26, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    So weird! I just read about these young women in a book I was copyediting.

    I’ve met John Mellencamp, only back then he was known as John Cougar. Perhaps I’ll blog about that some day.
    .-= JD at I Do Things´s last blog ..I Ate Spaghetti Squash so you don’t have to =-.

  • Reply Jen March 26, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Jenn: Which actor from Knots Landing? Gary? He was cute. I know about staring too. People always stared at my mom. It drove me crazy and it pissed her off.

    Alison: Your mom knows Alec Baldwin? That’s pretty cool.

    Unfinished: Those are interesting people to meet. I almost met George Bush Sr. My brother signed me up for the Young Republicans when I was 15 or 16. He did it so he could get an extra ticket to have breakfast with the then vice president.

    Myne: I did see them. I assume it was them. I was struck right away at how beautiful they were.

    Mike: I don’t know why they were there. Maybe they gave a talk to a class or something.

    Comedy Plus: I don’t care all that much about them either, that is until I see one.

    Seejames: I must be the only Minnesotan who was not an extra in the Mighty Ducks. Remember when they shot the movie That was Then this is Now? I don’t remember the actors name but he was one of the main characters, he gave an interview to a reporter on the Pioneer Press and said how much he liked to sit on the hill of the big church and drink beer. That has stayed with me because I used to live down the street from the big church and it always irritated me that he wasn’t the least bit curious to find out the name of the big church, the St. Paul Cathedral. You were in Grumpy Old Men? That must have been fun.

    Maureen: Wow, you have seen and met quite a few interesting people. Not as interesting as this of course.

    Ally: I must be watching too much Nostradamus Effect because I missed the TLC show.

    Katherine: Buzz Aldrin? That is so interesting and weird. When my son was about two the neighbors invited him over to meet John Glenn. My son had no idea what all the hoopla was about but I was in awe. His daughter lived across the street from us so we ended up seeing him a few times. You are really just a groupie, I would have never thought that of you. Beating the odds?

    Lola: Do you mean Paul Reiser? I don’t know who Michael Reiser is. I don’t think I would want to meet Rosie.

    Mother: I remember paying a couple of bucks to see those side shows at the state fair before they were ended. I was 10 or so. I saw some show on the history channel about the carnival sideshows and how some of these people were upset they didn’t have them anymore because they could earn a decent living doing them. I think I saw Fat Albert, which wasn’t too impressive and certainly wouldn’t be today.

    Babs: It does sound English! I met Petula Clark when I was in London the first time. I had no idea who she was but my parents made a big deal out of it.

    Holly: I bet that must be great people watching out there!

    Anne: I think being on Jerry Springer automatically makes you a celebrity.

    Peppermint Patty:I’m going to have to check out Tammy and see what she is all about, I love female comics.

    Jen: Wow the Baldwins get around.

    Jayne: Well, you are going to have to tell me or I’m just going to bug you about it. Don’t worry, I won’t tell.

    CatLady: Prince Charles and sex should not be in the same sentence. Eww, now I’m going to have that in my head. Thanks!

    Buggys: They might be teacher assistants or something like that. I read that they are going to Bethel College which is nearby.

    Pricilla: I watched a video of them and after the initial reaction wore off I didn’t think of them but anything except to really interesting young women.

    JD: I love John Cougar! I saw him in concert about 13 years ago and it was outstanding.

    Okay, here is my list of celebrities:
    Petula Clark
    John Glenn
    Garrison Keillor (he bought our house)
    Nick Swardson (I used to babysit him)
    Lindsey Frost ( I went to school with her)
    Several local celebrities

    I think Garrison Keillor puts me two separations from Kevin Bacon (Meryl Streep)

    • Reply Linda October 22, 2010 at 12:45 am

      Hi Jen
      I am a fan of Lindsay Frost. What was she like? How old was she when you were at school together? any idea who her mother was. Its strange she is not listed anywhere….hmmm. thanks

      • Reply redheadranting October 22, 2010 at 12:53 am

        I do know who her mother was, she was my fifth grade teacher.

  • Reply Nicky March 26, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    When Mike told me Jen saw a woman with two heads I thought he was high! Wow. I admire your restraint…I don’t think I would have been able to control my gawking!

    I’ve met a few hockey legends, including Maurice Richard. I’ve also met a few football players (crashed into one turning a corner in a hotel hallway. I ended up on my ass. I don’t think he even realized what happened).

    Funny how I keep meeting sports celebs when I’m really not that big a sports fan.
    .-= Nicky´s last blog ..And Like Genital Warts….He’s Back! =-.

  • Reply Jen March 26, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Nicky: Did he even flinch when you bumped into him?

    I forgot all of the sport people.

    Kent Hrbek
    Kirby Pucket (Kent has a cabin on the lake next to ours, we bump into him at the bait/beer/cheese shop. Kriby was on the next lake.

    Several Vikings were patients of my father’s ( I worked in his office) but I didn’t know who they were then so I can’t remember their names now.

    Eric Clapton (I didn’t meet him but I knew the doctor who was treating him when he was hospitalized for all the coke).

    I don’t know sports people either.

  • Reply mrsblogalot March 26, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    I’ve seen a few celebrities here and there in the city just walking around. But my only up close and face to face was with Susan Lucci. GorGeous! We had lunch with her for an event that she was hosting. I think I kept spilling food out of my mouth because I was trying so hard not to stare.

  • Reply Joe March 26, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    I had my picture taken with Jean Claude Vandam. Does he count as a celebrity?
    .-= Joe´s last blog ..Marketing with the Rule of Three =-.

  • Reply Joe Cap March 27, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Wow, when I first saw that picture I thought it was photoshopped, I was going to comment that it was a pretty good job!
    .-= Joe Cap´s last blog ..Field Report from Las Vegas =-.

  • Reply seejames511 March 27, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Jen, someday, I will tell you about my experiences with Joan Collins and Woody Harrelson, both of which are quite funny brushes with fame but really too long to tell here.

    Yes, I was on the set for Grumpy Old Men, I was one of the “ice fishing extras” and was seriously one of the youngest people on the set. When you watch those scenes, look for the tall guy wearing faded green coveralls and a red and black plaid jacket.

    I forgot about sports people…I worked for a summer on the grounds crew for the Metrodome and a friend of mine owns Twin’s Town clothing store, often frequented by visiting athletes and local ones as well. The best was being there when they closed the store for Kevin Garnett to shop.

    Anyhow, I could blather on…but I won’t

  • Reply Janiss March 27, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I grew up in an entertainment industry family (my dad worked at CBS-TV from a few years before he met my mother until he retired in the mid-1990s). Plus I’ve lived in Los Angeles all my life. So celebrities have always seemed rather run-of-the-mill to me. In fact, since our TV doesn’t have reception and I don’t go to the movies very often, I usually don’t recognize them when I go out. Most of the people I would recognize, being a vintage film expert, are dead. On top of all that, I live with TWO semi-celebrities: my boyfriend is one of the guitarists for the 80s hard rock band Kix (who had an MTV hit back in the day), and my cat Sparkle is famous on the internet and most of you probably know her better than you know me.

    Frankly, I think it is WAY cooler that you saw Abigail and Brittany Hensel than, say, running into George Clooney at Starbucks. I could give two hoots about Clooney (and I only have a halfway chance of recognizing him in person anyway). Those two fascinating women? They’re inspirational!
    .-= Janiss´s last blog ..Boodie Says “Stop the Madness!” =-.

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  • Reply Christine March 27, 2010 at 5:39 am

    Jen, I’m the same way when I see or hear something amazing…I just want to share it with someone. I loved the faux text convo you had w/your son…LMAO.

    The only celebrities I’ve met are Linda Dano (at a home/garden show) & Lee Greenwood (after a concert). They were both pretty sweet. I’m like 20 degrees away from Kevin…so sad.
    .-= Christine´s last blog ..Girl takes Girl to Prom and the Crowd goes Wild =-.

  • Reply Junk Drawer Kathy March 27, 2010 at 6:34 am

    I’ve seen those girls on documentaries. The last one focused on them learning to drive a car. Boggles my mind, but then again, it makes sense they would grow up learning how one hand or leg does one thing, while the other is controlled in sync with the other.

    I ran into one celebrity, and her status as such is questionable: Mary Hart of Entertainment Tonight. For the record, she looked like a mannequin. Extremely high creepy quotient.
    .-= Junk Drawer Kathy´s last blog ..The Venus Flytrap of Doors =-.

  • Reply Erin March 27, 2010 at 7:27 am

    I have seen shows about these girls and they are AMAZING. Well adjusted. Kind. Smart.

    Conjoined twins are a phenomena most people don’t understand. It’s when the egg doesn’t completely split. Most conjoined twins don’t survive, especially if attempts are made to separate them.

    I have never met a celebrity, but am glad you caught a glimpse of these girls. I am curious, too about a lot of things, but in the shows they’ve been on, they have addressed some of the questions you’ve asked. You may want to check on the Discovery Health Channel site….
    .-= Erin´s last blog ..Pouring My Heart Out…. =-.

  • Reply joann Mannix March 27, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I met John Goodman one time when I was a little tipsy in a bar in New Orleans during Mardi Gras. He was in the same condition.

    I’m going to show my age here, but John Oates of Hall and Oates leaned over after a concert (at an AIG convention-she whispers) and gave me his guitar pick. He is as short as an Oompa-Loompa.

    I’ve also talked to that mom from Big People, Little World when I was standing next to her watching fireworks at Epcot. I’ve got a big life, man.

    And of course, someday as God is my witness, I will meet Bono.

    Those girls are just lovely. I love how their mom gave them this normal life. Those girls even drive. Love them.
    .-= joann Mannix´s last blog ..Days Of Life =-.

  • Reply One of The Guys March 27, 2010 at 8:53 am

    That is well, unusual. I wouldn’t know how to act, just because it’s so different.

    Celebrities: Well, Steve Carrol’s parents live near me, but I’ve never seen him so that doesn’t count.

    Hmm….I’ve met some big time jazz musicians and played with a couple, but that doesn’t count. Most people think of Kenny G when they think of jazz. I’ve met him too, before he was Kenny G. He was Kenny Garelick…or something like that.

    As far as real celebrities, just this old Asian guy who walks all day around my town. He must be a celebrity! He’s about 90 and walks probably twenty miles a day.
    .-= One of The Guys´s last blog ..What’s happened to creativity? =-.

  • Reply Stephanie@The Blue Zoo March 27, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Wow! I have never seen any celebrities in person. I would have been so excited and uncool, I probably would have marched over and asked for an autograph!
    .-= Stephanie@The Blue Zoo´s last blog ..A Long Road Ahead Of Him =-.

  • Reply Linda Medrano March 27, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    I saw Clint Eastwood at his restaurant in Carmel. My earrings flew off my ears when I realized who he was.
    .-= Linda Medrano´s last blog ..Friday Confessional =-.

  • Reply Robin March 27, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    I saw the show about them and it was and ma girlz..just watched with our mouths open….they could do things we cant and with such strength..i was wondering how they were doing becasue this was a few years ago…im glad you reminded me of it..and Im liking Tribal a lot..but im just like a dimwit trying to find my way around..ill pick it up though..have a great night..!

  • Reply Heather March 27, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    I think it is fabulous that they don’t let it hinder them from doing regular everyday things. I can just imagine that the other children in their class will have a unique outlook on folks that appear to be “different”.

    I have meet Denver Pyle and Bob Denver.

  • Reply Man Over Board March 28, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Yup the documentary was good. They are very well adjusted, well as adjusted as you can be living life conjoined. But hey you know the old saying, Two heads are better then one, ta daa
    .-= Man Over Board´s last blog ..The Dems Finally Shoved It UP The Republicans Ass =-.

  • Reply cardiogirl March 29, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I’ve seen them a few times on Discovery Health. They’re really amazing and they seem to have tons of self confidence which is really encouraging to see.
    .-= cardiogirl´s last blog ..I wonder what the parents at his kids’ school think of his ride =-.

  • Reply meleah rebeccah March 29, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I have no idea how I would have reacted after seeing what may or may not have been Brittany and Abigail. But I definitely would have texted my son and I definitely would have called everyone I know too!
    .-= meleah rebeccah´s last blog ..‘Doing Things Differently™’ – My Week In Review [Part Eight] =-.

  • Reply Rebecca March 29, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I went to the American Academy of Dramatic arts in Manhattan, two decades ago, to study acting. I met a lot of celebrities, and corresponded with some, too. Some were really nice. I never met any with two heads, but I met quite a few with two faces…
    .-= Rebecca´s last blog ..I’m Not Dainty, I’m Dinty =-.

  • Reply Becky Sturm March 29, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    They stop in my sons’ store frequently. He works at Pacsun.
    He said he was kind of freaked out at first, but says they behave like every other young person.
    I’m fascinated.

  • Reply MikeWJ at TooManyMornings March 31, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I hate to admit this, but I would love to see these conjoined twins. In a word, I’m curious. It’s just so hard to imagine what their lives are like. Also, frankly, I’ve seen them on TV, and they’re cute. Their positive attitudes are remarkable.
    .-= MikeWJ at TooManyMornings´s last blog ..Ninety-Nine Miles From LA =-.

  • Reply chubskulit March 31, 2010 at 10:43 am

    Wow you muct be one lucky woman.. I saw them on TV several months or years ago.. I wouldn’t be able to sleep if I were you lol..

  • Reply Lauren April 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I remember seeing them on tv. I’m not sure when, but I knew they looked familiar. As for me, celebrities. I met Brian Austin Green and Alfonso Riviero -spelling?-years ago at Kings Island in Ohio.
    .-= Lauren´s last blog ..The Face of Jesus Revealed =-.

  • Reply Christy April 6, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Good LORD, you get a lot of comments!!
    I’ll tell you right now that THIS is the way to do a post about something unfamiliar you’ve witnessed that you don’t fully understand. You were respectful, inquisitive without being intrusive and not at all insulting. WTG!
    I was not familiar with these ladies, but that picture sure shows 2 beautiful women who seem to be well-adjusted and have a good attitude. Or, at the very least, smile appropriately for the camera (I’d better not make assumptions, even if they’re positive ones! :Hee:)
    I’ve never met a celebrity. There are several I’d love to meet, but I think God is protecting me by not allowing me to be in a situation where I’ll completely embarrass myself. If I ever met Jason Isaacs, Alan Rickman, Alexander Skarsgård, Hugh Laurie or Mike Rowe, I would probably dissolve into a blubbering, drooly mess of giggling, blushing and sentence fragments around the word “hot”. Either that or I’d simply swallow my tongue and die.
    .-= Christy´s last blog ..That To Which I Was Referring =-.

  • Reply moooooog35 May 26, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    There's a joke in here about oral sex but I think it pretty much writes itself.

  • Reply NephiJessopBarlow February 3, 2013 at 1:36 am

    I knew there had to be a loophole in those pesky polygamy laws.

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