Sunday, September 20, 2009

Delayed Reaction

While in Palm Springs last April on a spur of the moment trip, we took part of an afternoon to stroll around the small downtown area and window shop. As we paused to consider entering one trendy little shop, a well-dressed blonde woman stepped out. She was smiling and chatting with several other people as she brushed by us and headed down the sidewalk.

When she was out of earshot, I turned to my daughter. “Gee, that woman looked a lot like Martha Stewart.”

Her face lit up in agreement. “I saw that, too!” We made some remarks about how funny it would be if it really was Martha Stewart, and why don’t we go and ask her – she probably hears that ALL the time. Then we turned our attention back to searching for the perfect refrigerator magnet with palm trees on it, or something like that. As moments go, it was a passing breeze.

Yesterday in the library, while waiting for my kids to make their book selections, I wandered over to the magazine rack to kill time. I spotted the colorful pumpkins on the latest copy of Martha Stewart Living, picked it up and started flipping through it absentmindedly. A headline caught my attention – did it say Palm Springs? I backed up to the beginning of the article. There was Martha pictured alongside an article about her whirlwind visit to Palm Springs…last April.

That sounds like me. Practically bump right into a celebrity (we exchanged a look, even) and just find out five months later.

I can probably cross paparazza off my list of career possibilities.

15 comments:

Ocean Girl said...

The 'celebrity' I bumped into was Judge Ito (and his policewoman wife) and I did go to say hello.

I like Martha Stewart.

ICQB said...

My husband has attended work-related events where there were celebrities on hand. If someone snaps a picture of my husband in the vicinity of the celebrity, my husband is invariably looking at a platter of cookies or some other food item in the photo.

Maybe I should feed him more.

PJ Hoover said...

How funny! next time you'll be prepared :)

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Literally brushed with fame! Crazy to learn that after the fact.

adrienne said...

Ocean Girl - Judge Ito - there's someone else I probably wouldn't recognize, unless he was wearing black robes and sitting behind a laptop.

ICQB - I'm trying to think of a celebrity that would distract me from a platter of cookies...

PJ - Sadly, probably not :D

Green Girl - Seeing the article and having the 'aha!' moment was fun, anyway.

Kelly said...

I think it is great that they mystery of "Was she or wasn't she?" was solved!

MG Higgins said...

I had a job once at ABC telelvision that ocassionally required herding celebrities (really!) The wow factor wore off quickly. John Ritter was my favorite--a very sweet guy, even to a nobody celebrity herder.

Rena said...

Oh, that's funny, Adrienne. The last celebrity I saw was Snopp Dog at the SLC airport. Apparently, he flies Delta ...

Lilfix said...

How fun! I've never been very close to any celebrity...I don't know what I would do...grin...

Ara Burklund said...

Too funny! Was she taller or shorter than you expected? I'd picture her being around 5'6" for some reason, but I've read she used to model, so that makes me wonder if she's taller than I'd guess.

Sliding on the Edge said...

Palm Spring is the place to bump into the rich and famous. Kind of fun, right?

Keri Mikulski said...

Wow.. :)

Loved this story. :)

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Cool story!
I once nearly knocked down Al Roker with my big tote bag at the Atlanta airport.

C.R. Evers said...

LOL!

I could've swore I saw Matt Damon jogging in NYC, but the guy I saw had a major 6 pack and hubby said Matt wasn't that 'built". hmmmm. . . I still think I'm right. ;0)

adrienne said...

Kelly - If not, it was quite a coincidence!

MG - Interesting job! I've heard John Ritter was one of the nicest people in show biz. Funny, too.

Rena - That's someone I think would be easy to recognize. :)

Lilfix - Or maybe you have, and you just didn't realize it!

Ara - Good question...I wasn't paying that much attention (obviously). Taller than me, but I'm just average at 5'4"...

Sliding... - It is fun! For a moment you share the same world.
Thanks for visiting!

Keri - What I like most is I probably wouldn't have thought of it again if I hadn't seen the article. :)

Becky - Funny! So much for traveling light. :D

Christy - Interesting...maybe Matt's been working out!