So I've been meaning to write this blog for awhile now. Coming to New York so many moons ago I knew that this would be a part of my everyday life. I remember my first. I wasn't even in the City yet. I was still a senior at A&M and happened to take a trip to LA during the Spring and it just so happened to be Oscar weekend. This, of course, had the potential to be the greatest weekend of my life, and yet, I still managed to come out only seeing one. Who knew then just how defining that would be? The point is, when I moved to NYC I expected this to be the norm. There is a certain rush when it happens and you don't really know how you will react until you are in the moment. Someone I know, tends to freeze and gently place her hand on the closest person (usually me) next to her signaling, "look...fame...no words." You know what we're talking about...celeb sightings.
Which brings to light the big question - if you were to really come across your favorite celebrity, how would you react? Oh, the possibilities are endless. Do you throw pride to the wind and ask for the photo? Do you pretend that they're common after clearly doing a double-take? Or do you just quietly acknowledge their status and keep on going? I happen to take the high road, make eye contact, and then go on my way. I don't know, I just can't bring myself to interrupt someone and ask them to take a picture. Also, several of my sightings have been in a business setting, where turning into a 15 year old girl would have not been appreciated. Lest we forget the day I spent with Nate Berkus...swoon. Admittedly, we have had our fair share of A-listers, D-listers and everything in between, but that is what makes it so fun - the spectrum. More than anything, it's always a surprising reminder that you're not in Kansas anymore.
So I got this idea to write this post after receiving a text this past Sunday regarding a certain someone who attended our church service on the very day that I decide to skip. If that doesn't prove God's sense of humor, then I don't know what does. Had I been there it probably would have been equally as uneventful, a few stares and whispers but still, it's the principle...only in New York can you sing worship next to the guy that you'll be watching on tv the very next night. So that is when I decided to compile the list. A comprehensive list of who I've brushed shoulders with over the past few years:
Sarah Jessica Parker
Katie Holmes Cruise
*Denotes a D-list actor that has hit on a member of our party.
**San Francisco "sighting"
I hope that a few of these have made you laugh and I'm more than confident that a few have made you turn to Google to find out exactly who some of these people might be. It won't take you long to remember that, "Duh! It's the nerdy girl from Never Been Kissed..." or, "Isn't that the guy from Scream?" Yes and yes.
Just a day in the life.