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Monday, February 16, 2009

You Can Dance

Well I don't know if it was the magic of NYC, the magic of ABBA music, or the magic of brunch with my sister, but I am down rather than up after this weekend. Logically, the end of T.o.M. must be part of the reason, but I'd like to think that smiling is a very good form of exercise because I did that a lot this weekend.

And in this tiny little restaurant in a small neighborhood (heck if I know what part of NYC we were in, west village I thought I heard my sister say), there my sister and I were crammed into this table near the windows, and I'm trying not to feel like a bull in a china shop. Suddenly she spots an actor coming into the place. I swear the woman has eagle eyes. I turn to see who she is looking at and instead I see John Kransinski! She was talking about Maya Rudolph, who came in with John and two other people, but I couldn't stop staring at Mr. Jim Halpert himself. He looked exactly the same, except just hiding under a baseball hat. I had no idea he was from Newton, Massachusetts. Well, if I ever see him again I know I can say "how 'bout those Red Sox?" It was rather nice that no one in the place bothered him, or even really recognized him. Nice Polish boy does good, my grandmother would be proud.

As for my first Broadway show, Mamma Mia! was a surprisingly hilarious production. And when the character you can most relate to on the stage is a middle-aged overweight woman with a wicked sense of humor and the balls to chase a man around a wedding scene singing "Take a Chance on Me," you just know you can't help but have a good time.

And thanks very much to the people who reached down into their recession-empty pockets to come up with more than $130 for our unconditional love fund drive to find a cure for IMHA.

Valerie and Max
Kymberlee and Angus
Betty (Gig) and Sisters 3
Pam
Lizzie and Frannie
Teresa & the FurKidz, KJ & Rain
Wanda and Hannah
D'Ann Lally and Bingo
Kathie, Remi, Ruger, and Ladysmith

So, how was your weekend? My valentine weekend turned out most delightfully, without the help of any men, thanks to my sis! I can see that the love you give out comes back to you in unexpected ways.

Now I just have to remember to get some discounted flowers (yay!) on my way home from getting the taxes done tonight. (Ugh.)

4 comments:

Soxy Deb said...

I love when you see someone 'famous' who acts completely normal. No bodyguards or entourage - that's my kind of celeb. Down to earth.
Hope taxes don't go too badly for you - and enjoy your flowers!!

Sarah said...

That's so exciting seeing Jim. I'd probably try to act all cool, but I'd be drooling down the front of my shirt. Because I'm smooth like that.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you! I probably would have been asked to leave the restaurant for making a scene. ;-)

Was Emily Blunt one of the other people with John? I've heard they'd started dating.

A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

No the only woman in the party was Maya, the other two people were older men. My sister said he must live in the area because no one would come down there just for that little hole in the wall eating place. All I could think was "I have to come back here and just hang out! Who knows who I'll see!?"

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