Monday, June 02, 2008


Not to take away from my announcement of the name-my-blog winner, but I think I just had the best celebrity encounter EVER.  I was on my morning walk with Beanie and out of NOWHERE I look over at this lady walking between parked cars onto the sidewalk and with no reservation I say,


Out loud.  And to her.  I just say her name to her and she's like so casual...oh hi, yeah I'm looking at apartments for my daughter...she's going to go to school here next year.  Blah, blah, blah.  Just chatting it up with Gayle King over here, don't mind me.  (For the 3 of you who don't know who that is it's Oprah's Best Friend.  Oprah Winfrey, maybe you've heard of her).  She asked me about the neighborhood and if we felt safe, etc.  She was nice and I'm sure she's had tons of practice just chatting to random people who call her by name with no hesitation and a look of shock on their face.  Admittedly I felt a little dopey afterwards.  Why didn't I say ______?  That would have been soooo clever... Oh well, just another person on the planet right?  Anyway, just thought you should know.  Sometimes I just run into Gayle King on my morning walk.  It's cool.  


  1. I thought it was cool.

  2. I like that you had a conversation with her as if you knew her.

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  4. p.s. your reaction is relatively common, from what I understand. I heard Oprah say once that when she's out to eat and someone else famous walks in, people go to her and say, "Oprah, did you see that Tom Cruise just walked in?" As if they are friends with her, like they know her well enough that they can talk about other people.

    Funny :)

  5. Trust me, I thought it was cool, crazy, and random. I would have commented, but I was nursing and I can't do two things at once...haha. I'm sure you understand!

  6. Laugh Out Loud! That's pretty awesome... This is going to sound a little surreal - but I met Gayle King when she out here in South Africa a few years ago. I asked her where Oprah was and she said "Oh Dear, you've just missed her, she has gone back to the hotel"!!
    I was amazed how tall Gayle is... I always imagine celebs to be shorter/ smaller in real life. She was very down to earth too!
    Pretty cool that she was just hanging out in your neighbourhood!

  7. Ahh sweet validation. Thank you.

    I also liked that I addressed her as if we were old chums. We practically are now.