Wednesday, 3 October 2007

My claim to fame....


Whats yours?



Mine, apart from being the Mother of Shrek! Is I am in 2 books, 'Who's Who in the World'. And 'Men of Achievement' (which is quite an achievement as i am not a man, i will let you work that one out!!)




And C's claim to fame, is he is in one of Lorna Wings teaching videos!



Would love to hear about your claim to fame.........

57 comments:

Chris H said...

My claim to fame.. I was in a Womans Magazine two years ago.. it was an article on my weight loss and tummy tuck surgery.. I lost 61 kilos ... so I suppose I was famous for... oooooo about a week! too funny.

Blossomcottage said...

The only thing I have had in print are photographs in One Day for Life ( cancer fund rasing in 1988)
and Country Living ( sorry should not swear at this time of the morning)
One day maybe I will be famous for something but in the meantime I will watch others.
Blossom

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

When I was a kid, I recorded radio commercials (mum worked in Radio)

As an adult, I've appeared in one national newspaper, one national magazine, half dozen local mags and papers, and get interviewed on the radio occasionally.

Anne Brooke said...

I was once on Songs of Praise - as part of the Brownie Pack in Dedham!

:))

A
xxx

Elissa said...

Single handedly clearing 2 supermarkets of their entire stock of chocolate clinkers within 48 hours whilst I was pregnant with my daughter. Yes - cravings!

Casdok said...

What talented bloggers!

Crystal Jigsaw said...

Just had a quick glance at the Lorna Wing website but will come back later when got more time to study it.

I am intrigued at your claim to fame!!!

I don't really have any apart from living opposite Peter Reid (was manager of some famous football club and was a footballer years ago), oh and I made a cuppa for Dennis Law (also an ex-footballer), the irony being I loathe football.

I did an article for the North East Journal last year and had my picture splashed over 2 pages plus the front page (together with Amy) it was all about living with autism.

Oh well, head down, I'm off - very boring!

Crystal xx

sally's chateau said...

My claim to fame is best left in the archives....but Casdok I peek in everyday !!

PI said...

I was a cover girl in the fifties.

Dave said...

Well, I have had a couple of books published.

Oh, and my name has appeared in a few (mostly local) newspapers. But the charges were eventually dropped.

LAA and Family said...

About the best I can do is claim that I went to the same high school (in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire) that members of the band America met each other at back in the '70s.

Suzy said...

I got nothing....(yet)


XOXO

Suzy

captain corky said...

A girl who worked for the school paper wrote an article on me in high school about martial arts. And then 17 years later I started bloggin cause I desperately needed to see my name in print again. ;)

buffalodickdy said...

I was on local TV kids show when I was about 8- forced into square dancing with a group of unhappy cub scouts and giggling girls. Have been in local newspaper and cookbooks for recipes I've won or placed in contests for. And I was a contributing editor to a "Steels for Tooling" guide, that was distributed within that industry. Boy, when you add it up, I'd better do something important soon!

Top cat said...

I lost the role of Sylvester to Sylvester in the Bugs Bunny cartoons because I was described as being too heavy.
I lost the role of Garfield to a tabby from California because they said I had been drinking on tryout day and wouldn't believe it was just mouthwash.
I lost the role of Tigger because my voice wasn't deep enough and the list goes on and on Felix, Heathcliff, Tom from Tom and Jerry.

So I really have no claim to fame other than a curious cat who goes from blog to blog searching for something fun to eat.:)
tc

Ashley's Mom said...

Ashley and I have an entire chapter written about us in a book titled "Short Bus Stories" by Jonathan Mooney! Here is a link to my blog where I talk about the book:

Ashley's Chapter in Short Bus Stories

Randy said...

I graduated from the same high school as "American Idol" judge Randy Jackson.

Get Off My Lawn! said...

I am currently the only person in the world... that's right, one out of almost seven billion... who is in this room right now. Sorry, best I could do.

mumkeepingsane said...

No claim to fame here. Just thought I'd say hi...I finally made it over here. *wave*

craig andrew said...

Do you mean famous to other people, or just in my own mind? (or the things I will be famous for? C;)) I like the ones in my own mind a whole lot better.

I once drove from Newcastle, Wyoming to Boston, Massachusetts by myself, without stopping for sleep, in a seventeen year old pickup truck that did not have a radio... It took me thirty six hours.

Terri said...

no claim to fame here; I paged thru some of your posts; very enlightening blog. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on mine.

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

I have had a few minor children's stories published years ago under the name Amber Hunt - one was called Santa's Letters . . a picture book with lift the flap - I didn't illustrate it though. But my name was on the front as the author. It is out of print now though.

I also appeared on This Morning as a competitor for reading the weather on the map that used to float in the dock - didn't win, but had a brilliant time. I also appeared on two debate shows with John . . .can't remember his name and someone else - well it was a few years ago.

Plus I am married to Happy Snaper from Purplecoo and I think he will be a famous photographer one day!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Oh and almost had a TV series made out of children's book I wrote . . .but it all fell through . . long story . . in the end neither the series or the book happened . . sigh . .

Casdok said...

Wow! How exciting though!

And i loved Top Cats answer to!

WesterWitch/Headmistress said...

Almost . . . LOL Actually huge excitement at the time . . felt very flat in the end and put me off writing for a long time . . .back now though.

mommy~dearest said...

As a kid, I won a spelling bee and received a dictionary with my name embossed in gold on it.

As an adult? I survived childbirth. Twice. :)

Exmoorjane said...

Er, I nearly set fire to Lorraine Kelly on breakfast TV - will that do?

Casdok said...

It certainly does!!!
Tell us more!

Billy Boy said...

Been on tv local news running around Belfast City hall as the back end of a cow racing against other cows, very moov...ing it was.

Little Wing said...

My claim to fame? I loves me a handsome little man who happens to be autistic and he loves me back!!!!!!

farmwifetwo said...

I was in the last Autism Ontario magazine. I had one of the "More than a Mom" book reviews.

S.

Casdok said...

How lovely.


And Little Wing, tell us more!

Jade said...

Hmmm the only thing I've got to contribute is that I'm in a ABA training video for Capitol Autism Services running lessons. I can not believe I haven't been called with a Academy Award Nomination! ;-)

Tattie Weasle said...

I once took a walk to the Magnetic North Pole and raised money for a Schizophrenia charity!

Casdok said...

Good on you! Sounds wonderful....tell us more!

Carrie Lofty said...

Thx so much for stopping by with congrats. I appreciate it.

I danced with Bono on stage on his 41st birthday...

Justin said...

My claim to fame? I was in a all boys choir in high school. We sang for the President George Busch twice. I tripped coming on stage. The cool thing was my grandmother was in attendance and sat near the president. She and my mum even took the same lift and was escorted by two Agents who were there as body guards for the president.

Beth said...

Good question - no answer right now (I'm so modest...) but it got me thinking as to what I'd like to be famous for - what's important to me.

Scorpy said...

I won a State Citezenship award when i was a teenager for working with Disabled kids. I also had my picture in the paper and a story written when I pulled some people out of a car accident, gaver them medical attention and transported them to hospital, in the outback...apart from that I am the Dad of an Aspergers daughter and that makes me and her pretty special :)

julia said...

Wow, Carrie! I love Bono!
As for me, my biggest claim to fame is my fifteen year marriage to a rapid-cycling bipolar disorder man. There's a 95% failure rate for marriages with a bipolar partner. So we're quite pleased with ourselves!

Ms.L said...

I was in a parenting magazine once being interviewed about homeschooling AND a stray cat I named but gave to another family was taken to the pound,where not only did they keep his name,they mentioned it on their tv show and said they thought it was "cool" and "unsual" Go me! Lol

Jodi said...

Hmmm...I wrote a chapter for a book that was published last July. I graduated from the same high school as Ann and Nancy Wilson from Heart. I live in the same city as Sanjaya from American Idol!

Karen said...

I don't think I have a claim to fame.

But--I wanted to stop by and say hi and thanks for visiting my blog. I'll be back when it's not so late, to read more.

Hugs to you--

Shari said...

Fame? I am married to a John Denver lookalike, though now he keeps his hair very short. That's it.

I had some poetry published in my high school paper and wrote some poems in the local paper for my parents, and later, for "in loving memory of" my dad. Of course, I had to pay them to put it in there.

painted maypole said...

My picture is on the cover of two books, and I did a national television commercial that aired for 2 years.

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

DJ Kirkby said...

Wow, I am impressed. I have no fame that I can claim.

Linda and her Surroundings said...

I can fit 58 grapes in my mouth. I can also burp up to the letter H very clearly. There's more, but all in the same tone.

Casdok said...

I feel humbled to be amongst such talented people!!

Lesley Rigby said...

I danced on stage with Chuck Berry (I was dragged from the audience in a state of shock, horror) during his concert at the Liverpool Empire theatre approx. 16 years ago. I had a wonderful time.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

I'm listed in Debrett's "People of Today" (God knows why.) I've dated a couple of well known folk - but that would be telling - I've had my house in a magazine spread, and my kids were in a two page magazine article which featured The Chelsea Playground, a place where both able-bodied and disabled children intergrate and play together (with the support of a fantastic team of carer's there). But my best claim to fame is I'm double-jointed (wink).

Casdok said...

Oh go on tell.......Who???

The Chealsea Playground sounds great.

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

My lips are sealed (smile)!

Self employed mum said...

I worked in the Holiday Inn in Glasgow many years ago and served Roy Walker (presents Catchprase) with breakfast and when Kylie Minogue came to stay she ended up having a sing along in the piano bar and we all joined in!! She wasn't quite as famous then would have been about 15/16 years ago! I also flashed my boobs at a Robbie Williams concert and he hunted me down and wanted to marry me......no actually I just flashed, the rest was in my head. LOL

Rising Rainbow said...

My claim to fame is I saved a pair of twin horse foals. Twins are very rare in horses. Even if the pregnancy does result in twins, they rarely make it to term. Of thosethat do if there are any complications in birth on 2% of those will survive. Normally one, both or even all three including the mare will die.

My twins were in the last category. The vet didn't expect them to live until morning but I saved them. I'm told it's a miracle that they survived. Now they are happy and healthy!

Casdok said...

Oh thats lovely!
You must be so proud!

RONJAZZ said...

Being an actor here in the States, I have some small idea of what fame is. Don't want it, mostly. But there are two things I'm very proud of -- one was to work with the wonderful English actor Michael Pennington in a production of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT (and then to be included in his "User's Guide about a year later) here in Chicago....and then to work with one of my own actor idols, Stacy Keach, in a production of KING LEAR set during the wars of Slovenia and Bosnia in the 90s. I've been very lucky.

Niksmom said...

Um, I won some college journalism awards back in the 80's. My real claim to fame? Being Nik's mom. Nik is a minor celebrity with Easter Seals in our area; we were an ambassador family last year and Nik's picture is in tons of their regional and internal publications. :-)