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Unread 05-17-2007, 12:12 AM   #1
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famous folk

ever do any work for some famous folk? I once did some exterior stairs for the lead singer guy from Third Eye Blind. Just a flip for him. Nothing special, but everytime I spoke with him I kept thinking to myself, "he dated Charlize Theron!" Amazing!

How's 'bout y'all? Anything interesting?

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Unread 05-17-2007, 12:30 AM   #2
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Will Clark, Jose Canseco, Billy Martin and John Madden (though neither were home during the work), I'm not much of a sports follower so those are the only names that stuck. Will Clark was wonderful to work for and Canseco was every bit as bad as you've imagined.
I'm currently working for a local musician. I'm happy to say I like her music.
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I once played a music gig a John Madden's son's place in, what is it Pleasanton, CA? The son looks just like John. It was a Halloween show and Madden Jr. was dressed in drag. Fun night,

I do follow the NFL a bit and it was pretty cool to be at a Madden residence. After all, John is an icon - I mean is there a place other than Ace?
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Unread 05-17-2007, 06:11 AM   #4
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Believe it or not, lots of celebs down here. Not permanent residents though. They come for the fishing and hunting. Ouil Unlimited hosts their annual hunt here. That's how most of the celebs discover the place. I'm not a watcher of the beautiful people so I usually avoid hanging out with those people. Got no problem with them, I'm just not a groupie.
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I worked in Dean Koontz's new house. Nice guy.

Oh, and I did a tile repair in Sugar Ray Leonards moms house.



Almost got to bid a job for Mike Ness from Social Distortion. I am a fan of social D so I would have enjoyed that, didn't happen though...
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Lucky you John, I could hang out with Koontz. His sort don't make it down this way unfortunately.
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Unread 05-17-2007, 03:45 PM   #7
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Both stories took place in the mid 1970's.

I tiled two showers for Mrs. Larry Csonka in small gym she built so she and her friends could do aerobics. I met the "Zonk" once. A very large man. Biggest thighs and calves I've ever seen.
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I was tiling an entrance way (big) that extended down to the sidewalk in pavers across the street from Jackie Gleason's home in Inverarry, Fl. He would drive by in his very fancy golf cart every morning and we made eye contact a few times as he slowed down to look and the work. One morning he stops, shakes my hand and asks for a buisness card and says he would like something similar on an area around his pool. Cool!!! But I never heard back.

And for you that remember... lol... I met these guys circa 1959. They were actually doing a gig at the opening of a big Buick dealer in Ft. Lauderdale.
I was 10 and my pop was a buddy of the new dealer so I got to hang in the office with them before and after their performance. Their agent was with them too and suggested they sign a pic. just for me!!! Well, no tile in that story but it's the end of my celeberty encounters.
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Er B? I thought you said famous, who the hell is Charlize Therons?
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I wouldnt kick her out of bed for eatin' crackers!
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Oh her! The new barmaid in Pumpernickles.
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Jim, if you burped from too much Weiner schnitzel in Pumps, I'd smell it at my house... Im that close...
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Jim,

Get out much? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlize_Theron

Anyway, it wasn't her place, but the dude she used to date: http://www.3eb.com/

And for the record, I'm not a fan of Third Eye Blind.

The designer we worked with on the job, well I told her that I played bluegrass guitar. She then told Steven (lead singer and guitar player) that I played bluegrass guitar, to which he replied "interesting" but he had a pretty strange look on his face. Oh well. He made millions playing teeny-booper stuff and the best-of-the-best at bluegrass, I'm sure, make fractions-of-a-fraction of his take home pay...
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I put in a vinyl kitchen floor for Myron Cope the famed voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was moving and just needed something nice to sell it.
This could be a very interesting thread, keep them coming.
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We worked for several actors when we lived in California, most weren't famous. We did do work for a few though that were famous. Bidded a job for George Hamilton. He was such an ass that we didn't care if we did the job or not, and we didn't. Worked for a couple months in Vic Morrow's house, he was a nice man. Did work for Florence Henderson, didn't get a chance to meet her. Sonny Bono was a nice guy, always interested in what we were doing and wanting to learn something new. Monty Hall (lets make a deal) was nice but more quiet than you would expect. Worked in Mariln Monroes house long after she died. If those walls could talk. Did work for Ross Perot once and Drew Bledsoe. Just last summer tiled Terry Bradshaw's house, he's a nut. It was fun shooting the breeze with him. I had lunch with the famous couple, John and Patti Bridge last year. That was the highlight.
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When i was a helper I spent one day at Steve Odekerk house

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My old boss tiled the house and we were invited by to do something.
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