Gu to ring up. Shoes to put away. Toddlers to entertain while their mothers roam the Nike racks. It was just another day in running-retail-land.
Until a British couple walked in and headed to the shoe nest. The guy poked around in a corner, studying some display sneakers; his attractive blond companion explained, in her pretty accent, that she needed a replacement pair of running shoes. Alrighty, coming right up. I headed down to the stock room.
“Holy crap,” one of my co-workers snatched my sleeve as I was on my way back up. “Ricky Gervais is up in shoes!”
I poked my head around the corner. So he was. With his attractive blond wife. Who needed replacement sneakers.
As it turned out, he wanted some new shoes too! And that, my friends, is how I ended up spending half an hour of my afternoon with Ricky Gervais and his wife (producer Jane Fallon), explaining the concept of over-pronation and discussing the pros and cons of Superfeet inserts. They were unbelievably nice and kept saying cute British things like “cheers!” and “brilliant!” I never did mention that I knew who he was. But hey, Ricky – if you’re reading this now, I totally knew who you were! And I love your work!
I rarely have brushes with celebrity. And now I can say I have extensively touched the feet of the David Brent, Regional Manager, Slough branch, Wernham Hogg Paper Company.
You’re allowed to be envious. 🙂
(And the original British version of The Office kicked so much ass.)
Today’s EAT: Delivery from our favorite Thai place – one last time. Pad Thai with crispy duck and spicy basil fried rice – dinner is served!
(Don’t mind the packing tape in the background. That’s how I roll these days. HAHA – get it? Hey, where was that wit when I was hanging with Ricky earlier today?!)
A takeout lid doubles as a plate when all most of your kitchen is already packed:
At least there are no dishes to wash!
Today’s DRINK: Some wine drinking is happening while packing tonight, and the hubs has joined me on my crusade to empty the wine rack this week. We’re still working on the bottle I opened last night, but hopefully there will be a couple of great wines to share over the next few days!
Today’s RUN: None – day off. I’ve got my work cut out for me this week – aiming for 60 miles in the midst of this moving madness. Not sure how I’m going to make it happen.
Today’s QUESTION: Have you ever met a celebrity? Share your favorite brush with fame!