While leaving the office today, sporting my "lady who may or may not do a little exercise later" halloween costume, I got on the elevator with a handsome guy and his dog. We exchanged hellos and I pushed the button.
"Nice shirt," says cute guy.
"Thanks," say I, looking down to see what crappy t-shirt I'd thrown on that morning. It was an old favorite—my Fun Lovin' Criminals shirt. I'd gotten it back when their first album came out and I interviewed them in Amsterdam for Paper Magazine.
Hey, wait a minute! I looked up at the guy and gave him the cockeyed once-over. It was Huey! The lead singer! He nodded and laughed a little. I reminded him of the interview I'd done with them years back (predictably he remembered nothing, but nodded politely anyway.) Turns out he lives in the building.
So that makes two potential celebrity friends in my building. (B.D. Wong is the other, though we haven't moved beyond the "hello"/warm smile-exchange stage yet, I'm confident we'll be exchanging xmas gifts if not this year, then next.) I wonder what other stars are lurking about.