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Boots, Booty, and Nancy Sinatra

May 26, 2012

I became Twitter-obsessed in 2010. It probably happened when I got the shocking email. My scream sent the family running. Sure, it was a happy scream, but the volume and intensity sounded more like “I won the lottery” than “Nancy Sinatra is following me on Twitter”.

That’s right, Nancy Sinatra was following me on Twitter. She was the first celebrity to follow me first. For social media virgins, maybe that’s no big deal, but for those of us regular people jumping into the Twitterverse, it’s a huge rush. After dismissing my concerned relatives (“no lottery booty here”), I reveled in my new celeb popularity. Surely Nancy saw my potential as a fun friend. We would dust off our white go-go boots, meet for martinis and talk about the ’70’s. We’d get along fabulously, comparing notes on the imaginary men we sent packing with her “Now walk!” line.

But reality hits hard when you notice your celebrity BFF is following 40,000 tweeps.  Even with decent self-esteem, one realizes there’s no martini night when social media popularity throws you into a pile of thousands. No wait, now it’s hundreds of thousands. Still, for a brief moment I was the girl with the go-go boots meeting Nancy Sinatra for drinks. Now I’m off in my Uggs to go buy a lottery ticket. Thinking those odds might be a little better…


Dr. Nancy Berk

Nancy Berk, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, entertainment and fan base strategist, multimedia content creator, and President of Nancy Berk Media LLC. An online entertainment columnist for PARADE magazine and host of the celebrity podcast Whine At 9—featuring conversations with over 300 celebrities and show business insiders, Nancy has chatted and laughed with Oscar, Emmy, and Grammy winners, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. A celebrity favorite, she is known for her skilled and sensitive interviewing and ability to incorporate subtle humor in her conversations, shows, and stories. Nancy’s self-help humor book College Bound and Gagged: How to Help Your Kid Get into a Great College without Losing Your Savings, Your Relationship, or Your Mind can be seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.

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10 Responses to Boots, Booty, and Nancy Sinatra

  1. Kathy Minicozzi
    May 28, 2012 at 11:52 am

    When I was working in a library back in my younger days, I once took a call from Cliff Robertson. He was looking to do some research for a new movie role. He was very nice and polite. I couldn’t help him, but I did my best to direct him to where he could get what he needed.

    When working another temp job, at a well-known corporate entity, I also took a call from an actor who I will not name, who had been a television star for a while back in the late 50s and early 60s. He was rude and demanding.

    Aside from a couple of celebrity sitings, this is the closest I’ve ever come to fame and fortune.

    • May 28, 2012 at 11:57 am

      It’s usually cool, until they are rude, right?

  2. May 27, 2012 at 10:04 am

    I guess you went and spoiled it all, by saying something stupid! So maybe now you should think about Jackson.

    • May 28, 2012 at 12:05 pm

      I thought someone hacked your acct bec I didn’t “get” this. Now realize that I am sadly clueless about Nancy Sinatra’s song catalog. This may explain why I haven’t been on the party invite list. Thanks for pointing that out!!

  3. Deb Martin-Webster
    May 26, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I have a friend, of a friend, of a friend, of the guy on Swamp People who stalked me from Facebook to Twitter. . .?

    • May 28, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Deb that is just plain scary.

  4. May 26, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I once got an email from Terry Bush who wrote the theme tune for ‘The Littlest Hobo’. That was the one and only time, I had any correspondence from any celebrity. Did it feel good? Yes it did. Does this show how sad I am as person, it definitely does.

    • May 28, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      No Bill, you’re cool. HO people know that about you!

  5. May 26, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    These boots are made for walking and tweeting and fun connections. Still like Ruth Buzzi better! LOL

    • May 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm

      I know, you traded in the go go boots for a good reason 🙂

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