Some of you may not know it, but we have a star in our midst. He is Australian, and his name is Michael D'Agostino. You can find him on starnow, and I swear that a couple of months ago he was on Wikipedia. I can't find him now, and no, I didn't confuse him with some Canadian footballer. Wikipedia, did you screw up and take down your post about our Michael?
Here's our Michael, who blogs at A Life Examined (clicking on the link will take you to one of his excellent posts):
a writer and performer from Adelaide, Australia. His friends describe him as warm, friendly, funny, active and short. He gets recognised a lot on the street, but that's probably from all the Wanted posters."
I love Michael's blog and his Question of the Month blog hop, which you can join here. I also think he's a cutie pie, but in a grandmotherly sort of way--no, no, he's not the granny. I'm the granny.
I tease Michael a bit because he's exactly one foot shorter than my son. He tolerates me in spite of my repeated statements regarding this fact.
A while back, I asked Michael for his autograph, and I offered to pay for the shipping and the frame, but he insisted on taking care of it himself. Here's his autographed photo in its place of honor on my Webster's Third International Dictionary:
I'm sorry his photo is blurry. For some reason, I always gaze in awe at my beautiful dictionary. Let's try another shot of Michael's autographed photo:
He writes: "Janie . . . The highlight of my career so far has been giving this photo to you." He signed it "with love."
I think it means with love as in love to a grandma.
Michael already has a lot of fans in the United States, and when he performs here, we must do whatever it takes to see him.
Thank you, Michael, for the beautiful photo and inscription and for always being such a sweetheart and for being one foot shorter than my son so I can tease you--but with love.
Infinities of love,
P.S. Please don't make Michael sorry that he sent me an autograph by requesting your own. Wait till he's here in the U.S. with us, and then inundate him with requests.