2005 Drinks to date:..120.....Miles: 176
How cool is this? I went to hear my running team pal Richie play at a piano bar on the Upper East Side last night for St. Patrick's Day. Afterwards I went out for dinner in that neighborhood, which is pretty rare for me.
|I happened to have the classic 1972 children's music CD Free to Be...You and Me in my purse because I'd brought it to work to lend to my officemate for her kids. She'd been out for the day, so I still had it on me. And who is at the restaurant but Alan Alda, who directed the project!|
I hate hate hate even the idea of bothering celebrities for autographs when they're just out going about their lives, but this was just too much of a confluence of events for me to resist. He was totally nice about it and agreed that generally he doesn't like to do the autograph thing either, but when he saw what I was asking him to sign, he gave took the CD with a sweet, sentimental smile. "Why on earth do you have this on you?" he asked as he signed it 'To Michelle..." I told him what a favorite it had been of mine as a kid and how I'd wanted to share it with a friend's little ones and he looked genuinely pleased as he shook my hand. I still hated bothering him, but I also think it was one of the coolest things that's happened to me in New York.