Friday, June 5, 2009

In which my celebrity stalking resumes


This guy (up there). I'm pretty sure he sat only two feet away from me today. He was standing behind me next to his car. We were watching some surfers when he sat down - SHIRTLESS - next to me, and I wanted to say something, really I did. But it's sort of like that dream where you are being chased by a guy in a hockey mask wielding a chainsaw and when you go to scream for help you find your mouth is stuck together with peanut butter and your last thoughts as you die are, "I wonder if this Creamy or Crunchy?" - you know that dream? No?

So anyway, I was so frozen by his Potential Celebrity Status Aura that I just sat there and tried not to look like I was not trying not to stare (which is a lot harder than you'd think - it takes massive amounts of concentration). The funny thing is it felt like he was hoping I'd say something. After a few minutes of sideways glances, he gave up, got in his vehicle and drove off into the sunset.

I'm still kicking myself.

19 comments:

Kristina P. said...

I wouldn't know what to do either! I hate bothering people. I am definitely a Jack girl.

b. said...

He was probably standing there thinking..."Who is she? Isn't she that girl on....nah. Well, maybe...should I say something?"

And you both missed your moment.

GRAMEE said...

oh my goodness i love him!
i would have died! i would not have been able to keep my eyes off him!

Bree Biesinger Despain said...

Yeah, I would have been completely paralyzed, too. But I would have had a really hard time not just blatantly staring at his cuteness. Good job, trying to look casual ;)

Hewett Gardeners said...

oh! oh! i totally saw Jude Law on the London tube in January. He was just across from me and trying real hard not to be noticed. he is sooooo. . . wow.

i didn't say anything either - i mean, really, what is there to say? :)

Elizabeth-W said...

I would totally ask dumb question, or harass him. Which is how I humiliated shad on the cruise.

Mrs. Organic said...

If I hadn't been dressed the part of a paparazzi (telephoto lens and all) I might not have been so gun-shy.

It was sort of like he was exuding the whole - "I'm somebody famous. You know that, right?" thing.

myimaginaryblog said...

WOW.

I so wish you'd been able to break through the paralysis mode and made him let you have your photo taken with him. *Then* maybe I could believe you. ;) (Just kidding. About not believing you. Not kidding about wishing you could have broken the paralysis. I totally relate to the paralysis, though -- not that anything that exciting ever happens to me, but I know if it did I'd be terrified to annoy someone.)

compulsive writer said...

If he was exuding "I'm somebody famous. You know that, right?" then its even better that you didn't think of anything to say.

(This is not the same level of stardom, but as far as local celebs go, it's not too shabby.) Once LaVell Edwards stood behind me in the line at--we were just talking about this--Vineyard Garden Center. I said to him, "Aren't you Ann Cannon's Dad?" (I'd like to think he loved that I would deflect my adoration to his daughter.)

And then I gave him cuts in front because he had one little planter he was buying for his wife and I had a whole carload of stuff. And then he gave me the free pansies that came with every purchase.

(Which, of course I killed long before I got around to planting.)

Up in Bubbles said...

Wow, he is cute. I don't think I could say anything either.

Anonymous said...

MIB - If only I'd thought to have the regular lens handy as well - I'd have asked him to pose with my nephew.

CW - great story and I love that you gave props to his daughter and he gave you his pansies.

The last celebrity I annoyed was David Letterman (on his daily run at Zuma Beach). He looks just the same in person and in case,you're wondering, he wears the SHORT nylon running shorts- he was also just as funny in person and pretty gracious about the whole encounter.

Mrs. O

Shawn said...

And who is he? I wouldn't have done anything, because I don't know who the heck he is...

Heffalump said...

Gee you'd think he was tired of being at the beach!

Kim N said...

Now that sounds like a perfect day at the beach to me! I love him!

Mrs. Organic said...

Y'all don't know how bad I wanted to tell him how 'Lost' I felt and ask for directions.

andrea said...

Now that is funny! You totally should have done it.

I never know what to do the few times I've seen anyone famous. Which has hardly ever happened. I usually spend most of the time trying to figure out where I know them from, and then once I figure it out, feel like an idiot for staring at them. The only "famous" people I ever see anyway are newscasters/reporters from various news stations.....and really? Are they famous?! ;)

Mrs. Organic said...

Andrea -They totally count. They tell us about the famous people.

JENNIFRO said...

Wait...you saw this guy in the Beehive State? I seriously loved him when I was into lost. Super sexy. When I worked at the Excalibur Hotel in Vegas John Stamos and I did a little (very little) flirting. I still regret so bad not chasing him down and doing....what I don't know. I was a starstruck peasant but he did give me a few backwards glances! (still hangin onto that as you can tell!) You always have regrets with stuff like this.

Mrs. Organic said...

Saw him in SoCal. Wish I would've snapped his pic.