Monday, November 16, 2009

Celebrity Sighting

A friend and I went to a restaurant tonight and I had a celebrity sighting--maybe multiple sightings. At least I think I did.

This past week the USOEC (United States Olympic Education Center) at our local university was the site of the speed skating world cup. Speed skaters from all over the world descended on our town to compete in order to get a spot in the upcoming Olympics in Vancouver. I know nothing about speed skating--and I'm not too interested. As far as the winter Olympics are concerned, the only thing I'm waiting to see are the men's and women's hockey competitions. Period. As far as speed skating, the only person I know that competes is Apolo Anton Ohno--but doesn't EVERYONE know him?

(For those who DON'T know, this is Ohno.)

So, back to the story. As my friend and I walked into the restaurant, a group of people walked in ahead of us. They were NOT speaking English and one of the young guys had a jacket on which said 'Latvia' across the back. I'm assuming this was my first celebrity sighting. Shortly after this, another young guy walked into the main dining area and several people began to applaud. I'm assuming this was my second celebrity sighting. He then went and talked to the couple who began the applause and sat down for a bit of a conversation. After this guy left, another one went to the couple's table and greeted them. My third sighting, I guess. The couple was SO excited to meet these young men--and talk to them--that I have the feeling they were a big part of the US Olympic team. And that they did very well this past weekend. I REALLY wish I knew who I saw. I could have been REALLY excited.


Anonymous said...

and why didn't you take a camera with you when you left the house? Or gone up and asked for an autograph, then you'd know who it was! Imagine, if it had been him!! *sigh*

cmk said...

I do think if it really HAD been Ohno, I would have gone up to him and said 'hi.' I'm still trying to recognize the ones I did see from the pics in our local paper, but to no avail. I'm searching, though--I may get to the bottom of this yet. ;)

Anonymous said...

I can see it would be embarrassing to go up to someone you're not sure of and find out it's not who you thought it was.

I can't believe he's still got that soul patch!

cmk said...

I wonder if it is trademarked. ;D

tiger said...