Friday, November 14, 2008

Celebrity Sightings Abound!

I love Dallas. While we don't have a plethora of stars who call Dallas home, it seems like there is a never-ending stream of celebrities coming through town. All you have to do is be alert and you can spot them everywhere. Yesterday I had two encounters with sports stars.

I seriously embarrass myself all the time because I'll say practically anything to anybody. I mean, somebody has to ask the questions everyone wants to know but are afraid to ask - right!?

So, I am at the Crescent Court Hotel for a meeting yesterday. I am sitting in the lobby waiting for my client and I look over and there is a super-tall African American man lounging on the couch next to my table. He's dressed in a blue sweatsuit with some kind of basketball emblem on it. Now, call it racial profiling, but my instant assumption was that he was a basketball player - probably for the Mavericks.

So, I stand up and walk over to him and say (something like), "Do you play for the Mavericks? Because you look like a basketball player. I don't know a lot about basketball but I have an eight-year old son and if I can go home and tell him I met a professional player he'll think I am so cool!"

He smiles and says, "I play for the Magic" In my head I am thinking, "Magic... Magic... (blank)." "What's your name?", I ask. "Dwight Howard." he says. And about that time 6 more hugely tall black men walk up so I say "Nice to meet you" to Dwight and go back to my table. Then, I realize who he is. Dwight Howard. Orlando Magic. NBA Slam Dunk Champion. DUH!

So, I am completely embarrassed that he is a total NBA STAR who probably gets recognized and fawned over all the time... and I asked him if he played for the Dallas Mavericks. Such a girl thing to do.

Then, I was at the premier for the new James Bond film last night (at a fabulous soire hosted by Aston Martin) and saw Troy Aikman and his family at Mi Cocina restaurant.

Which is not such a big deal because he eats there about 3 times a week. If you are ever in Dallas and want to see Troy Aikman, just go hang out at Mi Cocina.

...and that was my day.

About this blog: What is Oh So Cynthia? It’s a Mom Blog about life in Dallas. You can call me a Mommy Blogger, but I prefer Social Media Mommy.  Posts on this blog reflect the experiences of my life in Dallas and Park Cities, product reviews and my thoughts on parenting boy in this hi-tech, fast-paced world.