NYC: The Celebrity

Monday, our plan was to let my niece join in on the fun and spend the day with her mom and auntie!   We wanted to get an early start because the forecast called for rain in the afternoon.   Let me tell you, teenagers are very slow! We didn’t leave the house until 1pm.  I had a hankering for crab so we headed to City Crab for lunch.  We had just taken our seats when I looked out the window and saw who I thought was Boris Kodjoe crossing the street.  I had just told my sister, on our way to lunch that I never see celebrities when I visit!! As he continued through the crosswalk, I was certain it was him and I freaked! My sister and niece had no clue who he was.  My niece took my cell and went outside to get his picture for me.  It seemed that she was out there talking to him and his friend forever.  I wasn’t sure if there was a problem  and since she went out there for me, I headed out to see what was up.  When I arrived outside she was finally taking a picture. He standing there not really looking pissed, not really looking happy, just aloof.  I notice his appearance, but I was out there and his friend still had my phone so I asked if he minded taking a picture with me. I don’t recall him responding, he just stood there and his friend snapped the picture.  I told Boris I sent my niece out.  He asked why and I said because I wasn’t sure if it was him or not.  That was the extent of our conversation.  Back in the restaurant my niece explained she had ask to take a picture of him and not with him.  *Remember, she didn’t know who he was.* He told her he doesn’t take pictures by himself and she could see a picture of him alone on the internet.  So, that’s how we ended up with this picture:

My reluctant niece and Boris.

My must say I think that experience killed the “I want to meet a celebrity” thing for me.  I didn’t expect him to be lovey dovey, but I did expect aloof either!  Oh well!

I appear very pleased. Him? Not so much…

Side note: He was still F I N E! Damn, I wish he’d looked like a toad in really life! LOL

Anyway, lunch was great! My niece dumped us soon after we ate.  I guess we just weren’t cool enough!? Sis and I wandered the city.  I hit up FAO, my usual stop, for RJ and she did some shopping. I only had a carry on  so shopping for clothes wasn’t on my radar.  Later, we enjoyed some banana pudding from Magnolia’s Bakery.

My trip was everything I thought it would be.  I sister and I got in some much needed quality time.  I’m glad I didn’t jam pack it with lots of sightseeing. It was the perfect balance of touristy and relaxing.  I think it may need to be a yearly thing.  Next time it will definitely include an extra day and a trip to the spa!

1 Comment

  • Reply Amber Wright (@mrswrightsays) August 6, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Glad you had a great time! And that’s a funny story about Boris K. I live in “LA” and hardly ever see celebs when I’m out and about. But when I do, it’s not that exciting. LOL

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