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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How I Spent My Monday Evening, By Susie Q

Edited on Tuesday June 24th: Just wanted to tell all of you who really love Mr. H, he was a so nice. The store had announced no personal pictures but he said he would be honored to pose with anyone who wished it. He looked fantastic. It is so hard to believe that this man is 78! He was dressed impeccably, smelled good and had a firm handshake. (Oh how I hate a man who shakes a lady's hand limply!) He was funny and intelligent and it was a pleasure to hear him give his talk. Oh, and he said I had a "lovely smile". Can you say, "Over the moon"? I think you can. I met his wife as well. Terribly attractive and sweet, she spoke with me and the family I had been in line with for over 3 hours. She seemed shocked that we knew who she was. I had seen photos of her with him over the last few years...a lovely lady. He says he has officially retired from acting but would direct more and continue writing. It was such a fun experience! Just a quick post. I have more to share and more photos from the last few days but, for now, I wanted to pop in an say howdy. Here is a little photo from earlier this evening. Oh, just 2 time Academy Award winning actor Gene Hackman and me hanging around a book store. Now, don't look at the 14 chins on me...just look how tickled I am to be standing next to Mr. French Connection himself!
More soon...till then, take care and be happy, just like old smiley Susie Q in this picture!
See how little it takes to delight the old girl?
Love and Hugs,
Susie Q


BittersweetPunkin said...

Really?? Gosh Susie....WOW!

Terri said...

That's cool, but can he introduce you to Brian?

Carolyn said...

Cool. I heard he was coming to town.

Kathleen Grace said...

Well I'm impressed, you do hang with the creme 'de la creme of society, lol. I once sold gas to Tim Allen, but we never got close enough to just hang out at the book store:>)

-Jennifer said...

you're so crazy, i don't see anymore than 1 chin

Pat said...

Hi Sue

You won my 100 post guve away on my blog! Please send your mailing address to me and I'll send out the package as soon as possible!



Sheila said...

Sue, how amazing! You actually got to meet Gene Hackman - how cool!

Sugar Bear said...

Cool! That is a great photo! It is always amazing to see how hyper critical we are of ourselves. You look beautiful!

Connie said...

Be still my beating heart..........oh I love that man. Sexy!! Lucky you, my sweet chick!!

Alice said...

Wow, Gene Hackman! That is so cool!

Sandi McBride said...

OMG my very own version of the Brian Dennehy crush...I used to tell anyone who would listen that Gene Hackman was the only man I might consider leaving Mac for! I've loved him since Posedin...lucky girl, I'm so jealous!

FHL said...

How fun is that!!! And my friend, YOU ARE NOT OLD!!!

Hugs and Smiles :o)

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

GENE HACKMAN??? I LOVE Gene Hackman. Did you ever see Loose Cannons with him and Dan Aykroyd? I love that movie. And the French Connection...well, I don't have to tell you what a great flick THAT was, right? Wow. Gene Hackman. You lucky woman, you!


Sue said...

What a cool picture of you and Mr. Hackman. I love him in pictures.

Cheryl Wray said...

How FUN!!!!!!! And you look adorable there by him!!!

My fave movie of his is Hoosiers!!!!!!

(and he is still a looker, isn't he?)

Andi said...

Well touch you!!!

What a wonderful way to spend a Monday evening Ms Susie Q!!! Love the picture and think everything about the experience of getting to meet Gene Hackman was fabulous...except for the wait. But I would have hung in there with you for a chance to meet him and take a photo. You look marvelous darling!!! Brian would be jealous!!!

Anonymous said...

Wow girl you look cute and he stills looks very good him self.

Rosemary said...

Very cool Susie!! Don't you think Mr.D might be jealous??
Have a great night!

Cottage Rose said...

OH golly wow; How lucky are you!!! He is just one of my favorite actors. And you shook is hand actually touched it. Even met his wife. Did you wash your hand????? I would have to think hard about washing mine. haha.
have a great week.

Tammy said...

Wow....very cool, Susie!

My husband would be SO jealous! ;)

angelsamoungus said...

How cool is that? Hackman is such a handsome man.

Take care,
See you soon,

justabeachkat said...

How cool is that?! Love him in soooo many movies, especially The Birdcage. Really cute photo.


Rosie's Whimsy said...

Look at you! How cool! I think I see stars in your eyes.

((hugs)) Rosie

Janet said...

Gene Hackman of all people. What was he doing in Dayton ( did I miss something here??)? When is Brian coming?


Lisa said...

Wow, he's still pretty cute to boot isn't he? What a great opportunity for you to meet him. I like what Terri said, maybe he can introduce you to Brian.

Holly (Nickname) said...

Hi SQ!
You are so cute... Gene Hackman must have adored you! I hope you gave him your blog address so he can see what sweet things you had to say! Looks like it was a fun time~~~
xxxooo Ruth

Pamela said...

well! I want to touch you now!

Gretchen said...

Can I say I knew you when?

Sounds like a class act.

wendster said...

What a treat!

Gene Hackman is one of the greats, that's for sure.

And you should see him play win lose or draw! (saw him on TV playing that game. He is quick! A record holder, even.)

wendster said...

Question: Did you say she spoke with you and the family you waited in line with for three hours? (meaning spoke with you for three hours or you waited in line for three hours? I'm thinking you waited for three hours.)