Thursday, March 26, 2009


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, " 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:

Bruce Willis
Sarah Jessica Parker
Tony Danza*
George Clooney
Maggie Gyllenhaal
Lauren Graham
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen
Glenn Close
Drew Carey
Regis Philbin
Goldie Hawn
Kurt Russell
Michael Douglas
George Clooney
Steve Guttenberg*
P. Diddy
Gayle King
Aretha Franklin
Will Arnett
Tyra Banks
Matthew Lillard
Donald Trump
Jenny Humphreys
Leelee Sobieski
Missi Pyle
Nate Berkus**
Stacy London
Carly Smithson
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.


  1. Lest we forget my physical run-in with THE Kevin Bacon & Kyra Sedgwick...too bad there was no one to silently grab in the moment. :)

  2. No John Mayer, tear.

  3. Sometimes, and by that I mean most of the time, I get all the way through your blog thinking it's T-Rog's. I was like WHERE has she seen all these celebrities and WHEN did she go to LA over Oscar's weekend. So... I'm glad I wasn't missing this enormous part of her life. :)


  4. hilarious & tragic. hilarious b/c i was literally just thinking "i know that name.....i think he was in scream......." and TRAGIC BECAUSE I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU MISSED NATHANIEL!!!!!!!!!! ESPECIALLY after the week we just had with him!!!! was tripp there, too? i'd break me off a piece of either. and unreal about seeing you know who in la! oh for the love of foreshadow...

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