I Must Confess…My Lame Claims to Fame

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Hello there and welcome to another soul-baring session of I Must Confess.

Regulars will know this is my weekly therapy session where I come clean about secrets from my past, reveal embarrassing tidbits about myself or confess to irrational fears or behaviours.

I love to have others link up their own confessions too, whether old or new, so don’t be shy if you feel the need to share. Okay?


This week I need to come clean about my lame claims to fame since I had another brush with (D grade?) fame on my flight back from Melbourne.

Get ready for this.  I shared the flight from Melbourne to Newcastle with none other than the Newcastle Knights first grade NRL team.

I know. You should all be in total awe of me right now.

This latest encounter however doesn’t come anywhere near to my other lame claims to fame:

1. I was less than a metre away from Australian Idol winner Wes Carr last year when I accompanied Gilbert Bear on the Qantas Jumbo flight for kids with special needs. I still didn’t go up to him though as I wasn’t actually sure it was Wes Carr until they introduced him and then he was swamped by the crowd. Seriously.

2. During the 1998 Australian Open my friend and I were within smashing distance of Mark Philippoussis at one of the nightclubs at Crown Casino in Melbourne. He had a girl on each arm and was looking right in his element. It should not have surprised me then that years later he participated in the ill-advised reality dating show “Age of Love”.

3. I sat and gazed at Goran Ivanisevic many years ago at the Australian Men’s Indoor Championship which used to be played at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. I wasn’t game enough to line up for his autograph as I hate being seen as a “fan” but I was happy enough to be a stalker from afar…don’t judge me!

4. I once spoke to Ellery Hanley (English Rugby League player who once played for my favourite NRL team, the Tigers) on the phone at my work and giggled a little when he told me he “played a little bit of football”. I knew very well he was actually an international league star, but I kept my cool, pretended I didn’t know and then swooned a little the minute I got off the phone!

5. I shook Pope John Paul II‘s hand at a papal audience in Rome on a choir trip when I was 14. I remember writing to my parents and marvelling at how soft his hands were – I even pondered what soap he might have used…

So there are some of my lame claims to fame. I would love to hear about your brushes with the rich and famous and whether they are as lame as mine!

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– I Must Confess is a link up that will be happening every Sunday – a bit of a homage to my Catholic upbringing, in fact!

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4 Responses

  1. Kate Sins says:

    Oh wow, as a kid I had such a crush on Goran Ivanisevich – so jealous!

    I’ve been within a metre of, and spoken to Chris Noth (Mr Big from SATC), Nathan Lane, Rosie Perez and Richard Gere. All lovely people!
    Kate Sins recently posted..52 in 52. Week 24. The sleep-in edition.

    • Kirsty says:

      He was lovely, wasn’t he Kate? He is still my favourite, none of the current crop are as interesting as he was!

      You at least spoke to your claims to fame, I didn’t get that far #lame!

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