Ten Famous (Living) People I’d Love to Meet

I’m so over uni. I am sooooo over it. Two weeks left, which means under 20 hours of classes left, and probably many hours of touching up assignments and doing work outside of class, and then – and then – I am done with my Bachelor’s degree. And hopefully I pass. I mean, I was selected to do the Honours program (which I refused because I wanted to risk my backside and study a higher level of education in a different faculty, which I got into thanks to my personal experience, super-mega-awesome resume/CV and personal statement), so it’s a sign I did well up until this point. I’m gonna be blunt and toss a “fuck yes” in here. Fuck yes. 😁

Anyway, while I’m “so over” studying my current qualification, a new path awaits me. And I am excited to be welcomed into a new hell hole – well, it can’t quite be a hell hole because my classes will be held on the 27th floor of a very tall building – and likely again be the youngest person in the class.

What goes hand in hand with being young is looking young. I don’t even look like I’m twenty years old. I still look like I’m in high school. I used to be very insulted when people asked, “So how old are you, sixteen?”

What irked me the most about that question was the two parts to it. If you ask me how old I am, why do you take a guess and hope you’re right and hope that I nod and say yes and feed your big ego? If you’re going to ask a question, then don’t answer it for me. Don’t be ridiculous now. How are you, great! Nothing infuriates me more than people who ask a question and don’t listen to the answer or refuse to believe it. That’s reminiscent of my dad’s habits, but I forgive him, because he’s my dad. And he’s old…er than me. 😔

I often get asked how old I am and am met with disbelief when I respond with “twenty”. I suppose it depends on the surroundings, but at university, while people don’t expect me to be as young because many are further into their twenties or mature-age students; strangers often think I am still in high school. Recently I got a photo card that serves as identification, so if ever I get asked how old I am, I’ll just have to fish it out. The thing is, should anyone judge, they will likely ask, “Why don’t you drive?” because by law you cannot have both a photo card and a driver’s licence. A new question, to which I will decide to make up a story about how I have a severe disease that forbids me from driving otherwise giant squids will rip off my legs.

In other words, I hate that question.

Regarding the title of this post, I added “(living)” because this list would be very long if I decided to list all living and dead people I’d like to meet.

  • Billy Corgan
    Often I class him as an asshole, but that’s just because I feel like James Iha, D’arcy and Jimmy deserved some of the limelight as well, being a part of the Smashing Pumpkins. I know Corgan was the entire brain to the band, and I guess I want to meet him because he has such pure talent that I look up to.
  • Arthur Darvill
    This lanky and dorky actor is one I would absolutely love to meet and talk to. He’d tower over me at his great height, but I need to see that huge nose of his in person.
  • Karen Gillan
    This gorgeous girl is so down-to-earth, I would love to see her in person, even though she’d probably tower over me as well. I love her style and her red hair is just to die for.
  • Ben Jorgensen
    I’ve met him once, I could do it again. I didn’t faint the first time, and he remembered who I was from our Twitter conversations… I could go on and on about this amazing guy, but in a few words – he is talented, dedicated, sweet and entertaining.
  • Sierra Shardae
    I admire her for her outgoing personality and the fact that she’s not afraid to be the wacky, eccentric girl that she is. She has so many tattoos and she looks radical, and can work any hairstyle and any look. Not to mention she has a beautiful voice!
  • Matt Smith
    I have to meet at least one incarnation of The Doctor in my lifetime, and I think I’d choose Matt Smith because of his absolutely adorable antics as that protagonist, not to mention his charm and wit off-camera. And yes, I have to meet this TARDIS trio… ♥️
  • Zacky Vengeance
    I’m nasty, and I’d choose him out of all other members of Avenged Sevenfold because he is just simply adorable.
  • Markus Zusak
    I just want to tell him that he wrote the best book in the goddamn universe (The Book Thief).
  • Anthony Padilla & Ian Hecox
    No one expected this, did they? Anthony and Ian are the guys from YouTube channel Smosh. I absolutely adore them because they are not fake and ego-fed by their fans. They care about their fans. So many people say Smosh aren’t funny, and are just stupid. I’m telling you, I love them because they take anything and parody it and are stupid about it. They’re not afraid to be over-the-top and see the funny side of everything. They’re not affected by external sources and they’ve stayed true to their nature ever since their mouthing of the Pokemon theme song back in 2005.

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