"bueller.... bueller.... bueller....bueller....?"mom came home from utah so dad asked if i could pick her up from the airport tonight. before i left to, i got a call from her on the small commuter flight from seattle to spokane telling me that she was on the plane with none other than ben stein. i love the "win ben stien's money " show & ferris beuller....
she said he had signed her plane ticket & taken a picture with her. right on! i wanted to see him too! i mean if your going to meet a celebrity it might as well be a good one, right? so i got to the airport a little early with a camera and a dirty hat of merv's that he threw at me as i was running down the stairs, "hey, see if he'll sign this for me!"
anyway, the spokane airport is reatively tiny & the flight was also tiny so i saw him walk right off and like a dork snapped a flash picture. he looked right at me and said, "hi. how are you?"
(and yes, he really does wear old tennis shoes with suits in real life! just like on his show.)
then my mom walked off and told me he was going to be in the baggage claim to meet people. you know, just like a regular guy. so we found him and he took a picture and signed my husbands nasty hat, "be cool merv, ben stein" haha, priceless.
i guess he & his wife have a condo in sandpoint, close to spokane. (which is probably something he doesn't want the whole world knowing...but who really reads this anyway...)