Over lunch yesterday, we started talking about some of the awful reality shows so many of us are addicted to—on MTV, Bravo, the CW, etc. I told the girls at my table that I have randomly run into three different Real World cast members in my life. I met Julie ("the Mormon") from the New Orleans season after I got off a roller coaster at King's Island about eight years ago. I was standing next to Ace from the Paris season at a Georgia versus Georgia Tech football game about five years ago. My girlfriends and I spotted Mike "the Miz" from Back to New York at a now defunct nightclub here in Atlanta called Vision.
... Actually though, when I do the math, my encounters aren't all that impressive. (Approximately 20 season of the show with seven to eight cast members per show means that about 150 people have been on a season of The Real World, so I guess we all have a good chance of running into cast members).
I saw Larry King at a book signing in New York (inside FAO Schwarz) and Ethan Hawk when I saw in the television audience of The View (different trip to NYC), though I don't really feel either of those count.
I digress. These conversations got me thinking about what famous people my blogger and non-blogger friends have met or seen on the street over the years.
UPDATE! My sister Anna just reminded me that I met yet another MTV personality when I was still in college. I heard a rumor that Bam Margera was in town for a skateboarding gig. I happened to see him and bought him a jager shot. And I guess my sister remembers more of my memories than I do. She also reminded me that Maria, Dan and I saw Andre 3000 in Publix near our house—buying three different types of trash bags, of all things!
That reminds me, too, that I left off another story. Megan hunted down Charles Barkley the night of Maria's bachelorette party. There are pictures to prove that run in.