January 4, 2012

I'm Not That Aaron Smyth

If you're reading my blog, you probably know me.
If not, I'm flattered that you're here, and you're certainly welcome to stick with us.

Sometimes I get emails that aren't meant for me, though.
How could that be, you ask? How could someone mistakenly send me an email?

There's another Aaron Smyth.
[Cue your shocked and surprised look, plus an audible gasp. I'll wait til you're done to continue.]

And he's (arguably, though a pretty cut-and-dried debate thus far in life) more famous than me.

I first found out about Aaron Smyth #2 when I got a Facebook friend request a few years ago.
The young lady from the Eastern Bloc was wondering why I lived near Washington, DC, and if maybe I was dancing with a new company something. I had no idea what she was talking about.

So I Googled my name, adding 'dance' on the end.

And I found out that Aaron Smyth #2 is a renowned Australian ballet dancer.
Aussie Aaron was even a top 4 finalist on Australia's Got Talent in 2008.
According to his website, he's currently touring with the American Ballet Theatre in New York.

Now that I'm aware of him, I'm not as confused when I get emails like these:
You can't imagine how tempted I was to have them actually fly me to Boston and then film their reaction when they realized the pas de deux is miles beyond my basic BYU Social Dance 180 abilities.

But instead I just email back and say they're probably looking for Aussie Aaron.
Sorry to disappoint you, Boston Ballet and University of Iowa.

And best of luck to you in your career, Aussie Aaron Smyth!


  1. Bahahahahaha. This post cracked me up. I fully believe in your abilities to dance as well as he does ;) That's great! There is another Cheri Peacock out there too ... but I don't think she is famous for anything.

    1. Cheri, that's because YOU are the famous one!

  2. I want famous people e-mails! How fun! Alas, I am the only Larissa Villers in the whole entire world:-)

    1. How could there ever be another like you?!

  3. Our dentist has another Megan Smyth on file, but she pronounces it "Smith." I know this because her brother served in my mission. Small world! I'm jealous your name-double is so cool. Sad he's not as good-looking as you are.

  4. I like the fact that you are Aaron Smyth #1 - I totally agree!

    1. haha Thanks, Carla! That's how I see myself, too.

  5. this is too great!! you should have gone!! ha ha ha!!

  6. Well hello Aaron Smyth, what a small world, I'd love to introduce myself as Natalie Smyth, Aussie Aaron Smyth's sister;) I couldn't help but comment, your post is fabulous! Aussie Aaron Smyth is going to get in touch for a photo opp when he passes through Washington!