Wednesday, February 4, 2009

6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon

"You - you did a movie with Val Kilmer?"
"No, but Val was in Top Gun with Tom Cruise and Tom was in A Few Good Men with me. Huh, that was a short one."

OK, so like the fun-filled game of 6 Degrees of Kevin Bacon, it's a small world. Case in point...

I wrote an article for the April issue of Guideposts Magazine. I'm so excited to see my story featured in the magazine! I mean, it's Guideposts!!! How cool, right? Anyway, so I wrote this article and then Rick, an editor at Guideposts, made it sound 4000 times better than I had originally written it. (I just LOVE editors!)

Because of this article, Guideposts sent a photographer out to my house this summer to get some pictures of the family. I never did see all of those pictures, come to think of it. But it was a CRAZY photo shoot! Guideposts wanted to capture all the craziness in my house so the poor photographer (who has no kids and thanks to us, probably never will) tried to get pictures with the kids doing stuff like coloring on the walls, jumping off the couch, climbing the shelves and being their typical wacko selves. It was LOUD. It was insane.

Anyway, flash forward a couple months and I'm getting my hair cut by my friend Gin, who happens to be Brooklyn's godmother. As she's cutting my hair, she mentioned that her husband, who works at an advertising firm in the city, was looking through portfolios of potential photographers. As he flipped through this one portfolio, he came across a picture of my family.

"I know these people! They live by me."

The photographer went on to explain how he was trying to capture the chaos with the shots. My friend insisted, "Yes, I know. I know these people! I'm her godfather," he said as he pointed to Brooklyn.

So, that's my small world story. I guess it wasn't quite as interesting as I first thought. Hmmm, let me fix that. Let's see here... Um, the photographer's girlfriend once waited on this girl at a restaurant and that girl's boyfriend changed the oil in this guy's car that he bought from William Baldwin who was in Flatliners with Kevin Bacon. Yep, that's better. Anyway, it's a small world.


So, grab a copy of Guideposts Magazine come April 1st! (Which is incidentally, the date my book launches. Should I be disturbed by the fact my publisher is launching my book on April Fool's Day?) Not only is it an amazingly inspirational magazine that will make you cry, but they've got some fun giveaways (including some from V-Tech, Lands' End, and Johnson's Baby!) for the release of my book! Can't beat that, right?


(As I inserted the links to Guideposts Magazine, I realized my editor's picture is right there on the home page! Beth is AMAZING!!!)

And then go check out my giveaway for a Wireless HP Photosmart printer HERE!

29 comments:

ClistyB said...

oh gosh, I LOVE those kind of stories. especially when they have a celebrity connection included, I'm a big-thinker you know!
But my dad, LIVES for those kind of stories.

Jenene said...

Okay, let's see: I once had a voice teacher (whom I hated), who once met Beyonce, who was in The Fighting Temptations with Cuba Goodging Jr., who was in A Few Good Men with Kevin Bacon. YES!!!! (I didn't think I could do that!)

Margee said...

Will you post either your Guidposts article or the link in your blog when it's available? I just went there, but no Dawn yet.

TuTu's Bliss said...

congrats!

Shasha said...

It's just your book release! At least it's not your birthday... That's right, April Fool's Day baby here, and I have a twin sister.

Sandy in Illinois said...

Dawn,
I noticed that you have posted Coleman's picture on the St. Jude's donation banner. Great.

glory_and_grace said...

I love the Six Degrees game! When I used to live in Phoenix, a few years ago, I played Six Degrees of Craig Counsell (my favorite baseball player at the time), and I was practically related to him! Craig had dogs, and when he went on the road (for baseball games) he had a guy babysit his dogs who was the business partner of the dad of one of my daycare babies. (I owned a daycare center.) Whew, that was a mouthful. Anyway. It was like this: Craig Counsell -> Craig's dogs -> dog's babysitter -> baby's dad -> daycare baby -> ME. See? Practically related.

Mandy B. said...

Will your book be available on the Kindle on Amazon?

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I just subscribed to Guideposts not too long ago, maybe the first issue I get will be the one you are in.

Julie Sturgeon said...

A book and Guideposts article too! Just one more reason to look forward to April.

janetcc said...

William Baldwin was in Flatliners? Really? I remember Julia, Kevin & Keifer, there were 3 guys and a girl, was Baldwin the third guy? Oh nevermind, I'll google it tommorow, too tired now...........

Megan said...

huh? I don't get it...

Anonymous said...

I am a longtime subscriber to Guideposts and look forward to it every month, but I will be even more anxious to get the April issue! Congratulations!

Lisa said...

LOL, its a good thing I am a Guiepost subscriber and it comes right to my door.
As for your book launch I can't wait...

Kelly R. said...

Hey Dawn,
Thanks for the Disneyland photo. Now I'll have that goofy song running through my head all day.
Thanks soooooo much for that!

Anonymous said...

All I've got is a reference to an 80's movie that has to do with Ferris passing out at 31 flavors last night. :> LOL. Too funny. Love your story, it is a small world. Can't wait for your book. Is there plans for an audio version of your book that you know of? Would love to read it with my ears.

faithlessone said...

Okay, my random little 4 degrees

My drama teacher (who did a pantomime with:)
Anthony Head (who was in "Metal God" with:)
Jennifer Aniston (who was in "Picture Perfect" with:)
KEVIN BACON!

Bizarre, huh?

(Technically, my aunt also crashed her car into Anthony Head's - but my family don't like to talk about that!)

Dawn said...

Megan,
It was a reference to a pop culture game where anyone in the entertainment business can be connected to Kevin Bacon in 6 steps.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six_Degrees_of_Kevin_Bacon

Mary G said...

That reminds me of this little exchange:
Economics Teacher: Bueller? Bueller? Bueller?
Simone: Um, he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Economics Teacher: Thank you, Simone
Simone: No problem whatsoever.

glory_and_grace said...

Wow, so you are "baconed" to Buffy. Cool.

Janie :) said...

I once had dinner with Huey Lewis's dad. Huey sang "The Power of Love" in Back to the Future which stared Michael J. Fox. MJF is married to Tracey Pollan who once dated....Kevin Bacon!!!!! For 6 years at that!

Cookie said...

I have seen 6 Kevin Bacon movies. Does that count?

Anonymous said...

Hey Dawn, Did you click on your editor's article on the Guidepost link? She references you, "One day I’ll be reading a true story about a woman overcoming cancer by following her dreams; the next day I’ll be editing a hilarious parenting book."
Can't wait to read the book.
T

Anonymous said...

I love Guideposts. We have a subscription. I thought the plan was to release the book around Mother's Day?

Sherry

Anonymous said...

is that a picture of its a small world ride in WDW?

Michelle said...

Well, I think it was pretty cool that the photographer had you in his portfolio. So did he get the job from your friend after that? ;)

And I'm pretty sure I could get to Kevin Bacon from my choir director, but that's making my head hurt!

Patois said...

Congratulations.

And thanks for making me think of bacon. I love bacon. Bad me.

Megan said...

OOOOOOOOOOOH! haha! ok, I get it now! Thanks :D You're so kind to explain it to me.

Vivian M said...

It's such a small world! And the more recognizable you become fame wise, the smaller it is going to get for you.

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