Sometimes you have experiences you know you'll never forget. And happily, sometimes they're good memories of a fun time. I doubt I'll ever forget meeting Martin Short and being interviewed by his character Jiminy Glick.
If you were at the Orpheum May 21 you for his one-man show you witnessed me trying to keep up and basically laughing a lot.
The best part was that I've always loved Martin Short and now I know for a fact he's a really nice guy who loves to make people laugh.
My favorite line from him: "I call this show 'I wouldn't be here if I had saved.' "
What a group — It's all over for the BAGS, a group of women known for the past several weeks as the Back Alley Girls. We wore our BAGS T-shirts and cheered for Kirstie Alley as she danced her way through "Dancing With the Stars." We gathered at John Brown's restaurant every week with cellphones in hands, ready to vote.
She did great! And it was fun, albeit nerve-racking, to be on the edge of our seats when it was finally her turn to dance.
Maybe she didn't end the season with a mirrored-ball trophy, but she got a perfect score of 30 and came in second.
Kirstie handled whatever problem came at her and took some falls in rehearsal that would make some people quit.
She lost weight but gained a ton of respect especially from every woman past the age of 60 and over the weight of 160.
The show might be over for her, but I'm going to continue wearing my Back Alley Girl T-shirt and hope I run into her when I've got it on.
What a response! —Wow, I got lots of comments, e-mails and a phone call or two about my column last week regarding my disregard for Facebook.
Most agreed with me. But some want me to give Facebook another chance.
Robin Rives McAdoo wrote that she absolutely agreed the Internet is not a substitute for personal contact, but quickly added if frequent personal contact isn't possible it's a good second-best.
She keeps in touch with family as far away as Tokyo.
"Apart from the Christmas letter I was seldom in contact with them. Now I have a good, ongoing 'conversation.'"
She wants me to " give it a little bigger try!"
Faithful reader Erle Coleman agrees with Robin and says he has become acquainted with relatives in Germany through Facebook.
Erle is technologically astute, which makes a big difference. My brain is missing that chip. "The Digital world is a HOOT. God bless Mr. Digital," he wrote in an e-mail.
Oh, all right, I'll take another look at the thousand friend requests and try to get with the program. No promises.
Mark your calendar — If you like old movies, fashion, and fashion in movies as much as I do, don't miss "Fashion in Film," a fashion show featuring the film clips on the big screen in black and white and Technicolor, then you'll see models showing off the looks from the movies.
We're going to have a blast. Ticket price includes a reception, so come sip a glass of champagne punch, then watch the show!
When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 16
Where: 20th Century Club, 536 N. Broadway
Why: To celebrate Music Theatre of Wichita's 40th anniversary. All proceeds will go to MTW
Cost: A mere $20
Call: 316-265-3253 for reservations.