Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I Knew Someone Wouldn't Resist

Of course SOMEONE had to make the "Scotty beams up" crack, but I guess it's better than a "He's dead, Jim" headline.

True story: When I was in high school I had dinner with some friends at Julie's Supper Club. (For high schoolers, we seemed to have dinner there a lot. Maybe it was because they'd never card us when we had cocktails with our meal.) And sitting across from us at a looong table of about 14 guests were Tony Bennett, Lee Meriwether, and James Doohan.

I shit you not.

I have NO idea why they were all together that night, but I do remember we did our best to eavesdrop, and we heard "Scotty" tell a story about getting cornered in an elevator by a Trekkie who calmly asked him, after pulling out a sealed syringe, if he could get a sample of his blood, reassuring Scotty that it would completely sanitary. I believe Scotty said once the elevator door opened, he ran for his life.

And that's my James Doohan story.

4 comments:

Monique said...

It was the Golden Gate Bridge's 50th birthday! And do you remember,
Lee Meriwether had on a headdress!

Rain said...

I DO remember the headdress, but I didn't remember it being the Bridge's 50th. (Man. I must have been DRUNK.)

Jackson said...

That's AWESOME (not the dying -- that's sad). What did Tony and Lee say? Not to distract anyone from their mourning.

Rain said...

I think Lee was probably as drunk as I was, because I have a vague memory of her slurring...but then again, that might have been me. As for Tony, I believe he just laughed. And he was wearing his brown toupee, not the grey one.