Yesterday Jackson and I saw Maggie Gyllenhaal at our neighborhood coffee shop with her one-month-old baby girl. She was very pretty in person and seemed quite sweet, and there wasn’t an air of pretense about her at all. It was a total opposite experience from the time I saw Kate Hudson, who’s a real see-you-next-Tuesday, in a coffee shop with her son, and she expected everyone to bow at her feet. That was during my three-month, once-a-week-stint as a barista, and I waited on her and she didn’t even leave me a tip on her $20 bill. She also left her garbage all over the place, and she spent the half hour she was there dancing around the coffee shop demanding everyone to pay attention to her, because, you know, I’m sure she, as a movie star walking the street among us mere mortals, doesn’t already get enough attention.
Anyway, have you met/seen any famous people? There are a lot more I’ve seen — living in New York, you get pretty used to celeb-sightings (although there are far fewer in Brooklyn than in Manhattan!) — but I’m too lazy to try to remember all of them right now. A few highlights: back in our old neighborhood, Obama rode right past me and Drew on his way to Letterman a few years ago (he actually waved right at us!); we saw the Rolling Stones exit a movie theatre with Martin Scorcese as we happened to be walking by. Back at my coffee shop job, I also waited on Jeremy Sisto (hot, good tipper), Mary-Louise Parker (pretty, also a good tipper), and Paul Thomas Anderson (intense eyes), among others. I saw John Krasinski walking down the street once and I followed him for, like, three blocks before I felt too ashamed to continue the stalking.
What about you? Any celeb sightings? Who’s on your sighting wish list?
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