I usually don’t give much mind energy to the news of a passing of a celebrity. I did though, about Robin Williams. I’ve been a fan since I was a little child and was watching Mork & Mindy. I even had a pair of those crazy suspenders that he would wear.
Judging by all the social media posts and what’s in the news, everyone seems to have been moved by his passing. He brought a lot of joy and entertainment to a lot of people. Even running sites were posting about him…
I knew he was an avid cyclist, but I didn’t know he had been a big runner too. He even ran the same events as me in high school – 400 & 800. They said he ran a 1:59 half mile and a 52 second quarter mile. He would have beat my by about 1-2 seconds in each race. He certainly had talent everywhere in his life.
He even talked about running in some of his comedy bits – here’s his thoughts on running marathons:
I will mainly remember that time when I worked as a projectionist at a movie theater in Ohio. While there, both Mrs.. Doubtfire and Alladin were out in theaters. So I got to watch them over and over while on the job.
Sometimes I would sneak into the back of the theater when I knew a particular funny scene was coming up…just so I could listen to the room full of strangers howling with laughter together.
So I am sad about this. But I am going to go back and watch his movies again, which will make me happy. – Nanoo Nanoo –
How bout you? Did the news affect you? Any good memories? What was your first job?