I am now two degrees from Whitney Houston and Denzel Washington!!
Yesterday afternoon I ran into a friend who invited me to dinner. She had a couple of houseguests from Italy who had invited their common friend, the famous-in-jazz-circles saxophonist George Coleman to be the guest of honor at a dinner they were preparing. Since it unexpected I was glad I wore a nice top and jewelry... but with schlocky jeans and clogs - fortunately it was very informal. We had some delicious anitpasti, then two different pastas - one with a tomato sauce and the other a carbonera (made without cream in the Italian manner), followed by salad and finally a chocolate ganache cake for desert; I even had a couple of glasses of wine, one white and then some red. I was stuffed - so much for portion control and mindful eating but it was worth it. The conversation was lively and the dinner ended up lasting three hours. I enjoyed myself immensely.
Oh yes about the two degrees - George was the sax player in "The Preacher's Wife".