Remember all those stories and photos with Matthew McConaughey brushing his teeth all the time. Did you think he was weird? I didn’t. First of all, because he’s hot and I’d watch him do just about anything. Secondly I’m also a chronic tooth brusher and might be found brushing my teeth in the car or wherever else the compulsion might strike.
Toothbrushing comes easy for me, but we’ve been having a heck of a time passing on the habit to our Toddler Tornado. We’ve been working on good oral hygiene habits for a while now. But it’s like putting your finger into the mouth of a snapping turtle whenever we try. Left to his own devices, he would just use the toothbrush as a spoon to shovel the tasty bubblegum flavored toothpaste into his face.
I opened for Dustin Diamond this weekend. Of course, after all the negative press he’s gotten, I was worried he was going to be a jerk. Can you blame me? I watched Celebrity Fit club and followed his exploits on TMZ.
But when I actually met him, Dustin was a very nice guy, who just wants to make some folks laugh and make some money like the rest of us.
Dustin seems to go from one extreme to the other. First, he’s the squeaky clean and beloved geek you grew up with on the small screen. Then he’s the villian on Celebrity Fit Club and doing sextapes. Now he’s the dark and dirty comic ready to shock those memories of “Screech” right out of you.
Like a lot of people, Dustin’s looking for a paycheck. He told me some crazy stories. The craziest – Dustin’s story about a drunk audience member pulling a knife and threatening to stab him during his show. Yeah, I’ve never had that happen at a show. Don’t want it. Would you?
It’s gotta be tough – Spending so much of your life trying to find yourself. Having all these people think that you’re someone that you’re not. Then having them dissapointed in the real you. At least, it sounds pretty tough to me.