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Monday, March 05, 2007

I saw Breach this weekend, and liked it a lot. But then, I've always liked movies about the FBI/CIA/NSA/etc. (with bonus points given if the movie deals with DC area traffic accurately) and Breach is all Robert Hanssen, who was all over the papers a couple of years ago because he sold government secrets to Russia--and he sold a lot of them.

Anyway, Chris Cooper played Hanssen, and he was fantastic. Also, he's the one celebrity sighting I've had where I actually noticed the celebrity. I haven't had many celebrity sightings-- unless you count politicians. and I don't.--and they go as follows:

a. the time the Indigo Girls came into the story where I worked selling pantyhose. (Yes, there really used to be a chain of stores that sold pantyhose. And yes, it went out of business) Actually, the Indigo Girls came in to buy sports bras (weirdly, in addition to pantyhose, the store sold sports bras and hideous t-shirts and leotards. It's a wonder the company lasted more than a year) and not only did I not recognize them, I rang them up with a lot of sighing (we were about to close, and I wanted to go home) and wondered why my co-worker was staring in awe. After they left, she said, "OMGthatwastheIndigoGirls!" And then I felt bad for all the dramatic "look how I'm suffering and I just want to go HOME!" sighing. And for not recognizing them.

b. Of course, this pattern continued. A couple of years later, I met a girl we'll call B. B is smart and sweet and I think she's one of the most amazing people ever. But the thing about B is, any time you go anywhere with her, celebrities magically appear. Including the one time Erika Christensen was *right in front of me* for about two hours and I didn't notice. At all. (B actually had to elbow me and go "Hey! Look!" before I saw.)

c. Now we reach the moment of triumph. Last year, I was in Penn Station in New York, waiting for a train, and this guy who looks remarkably like Chris Cooper walks by. And then I realize...it is Chris Cooper! Walking right by me! In Penn Station! And then I started wondering why he was in Penn Station, and where he was going. And then I started thinking about how I wish Amtrak would use Grand Central Station because it's so much nicer looking and doesn't smell as strongly of feet. And then he was gone. But I noticed him!

And now that you've all learned I am not the person you want with you if you're out spotting celebrities, on to this week's contest.

Maybe it's just that I haven't had any breakfast yet, but this week, I want to talk about food. So...what's your favorite food? (Mine is Fritos. I could probably eat a truckload of them. Maybe two truckloads.)

You can tell me by commenting here, or by sending me an email (elizabeth at elizabethwrites dot com) Replies must be in by midnight EST on Friday, March 9th, and then I'll draw four names at random and send each of those four people a book! Though you can only reply once, you can reply no matter where you live (I will ship books overseas), or if you've won something from me in the past.

Books I'll be giving away are: The Secrets of Boys by Hailey Abbott, How To Be Popular by Meg Cabot, Follow the Blue by Brigid Lowry, and Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock.

And congrats to last week's winners: Amber, Marie Rose, Michelle, and Brianne!


Blogger Erin said...

My favorite food: Macaroni and Cheese! (Homemade, of course.)

March 05, 2007 3:08 PM  
Blogger Little Willow said...

Favorite meal plan: Vegetarian!
Favorite type of food: Italian or Mexican
Favorite dinner-type meal: Rice or pasta with veggies

March 05, 2007 11:34 PM  

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