For a few years now I have been developing a theory that the best way for someone to become famous is to become my friend. I have this weird tendency for people I know to be famous writers, artists, actors, or other media darlings. For instance we all know about my friend the novelist, my friend and his trivia show, my friend the playwright, my friend the journalist, the GF*, and my friend the Arby's fishnet girl. [EDIT: *and* my friend the traffic reporter/sidekick on the 100.3 FM morning show in Chicago]
Well over lunch yesterday I found I have another one. Sitting in the restaurant eating my pad thai I looked up to see another old friend of mine on the television! It turns out that I went to high school with Mary Jo Mitchell who is now a sports reporter for CNN Headline News.
And on top of that, a guy that I used to work with at my job is now a fantasy sports reporter for Yahoo sports. This of course, is the same guy I whomped in my fantasy football league. Go figure.
* She's an award-winning screenwriter and former child star.