Well, I didn’t get to snob around with Cam and Company, but I did have my own little celebrity encounter last night. While waiting for my car at the Four Seasons (having the standard two cocktail interview with a visiting job candidate) in Georgetown – the usual parade of DC’s pseudo-celebrities (politicians, reporters, and the self-important crowd whose groupies call into C-SPAN’s Washington Journal every Saturday morning at 7am) all decked out for the evening works its way out of the hotel.
And then…well then I notice an actual celebrity – the NY Giants’ Pro Bowl talent (and the NFL’s single season sack record holder) Michael Strahan. Thanks to the aforementioned two cocktails, I had to say hello.
Me: “Hey, who’d you guys draft today?”
Him: “I dunno. Some guy who plays defensive end.”
Me: “Hey, don’t *you* play defensive end?”
Me (to myself): “Holy crap, did I just say that out loud? Is my will current? Will it make Action 7 news if he beats me to death with my own arms?”
Him: “Yeah, I think they’re trying to tell me something”
A (thankfully) pleasant little chat. And Strahan doesn’t look nearly as large in person as he does on the field – but the gap between his teeth sure does.