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Randomly Running Into Famous People? Check!

I’d seen a handful of famous folks in San Francisco (most of whom I have forgotten), but I hadn’t seen anyone I ‘knew’ in Chicago. Until Saturday.

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The setting? Target, in between the netball grand final and the playoff for 3rd. My teammate Claire and I took advantage of the break to duck next door and grab some trail mix to snack on for the final. As we headed to the register, someone I recognised walked in the doors.

And so what do you do when you know someone? You wave. So I waved. He smiled his trademark sheepish grin, and then I worked out where I knew him from. From TV. It was actor David Eisenberg, known to women across the globe as Steve Brady from ‘Sex & the City’. 

Oh, Bec! 

I wish I could say that I played it cool, but you wouldn’t believe it because that’s just not me. But I’ve done far more mortifying things in the presence of notable people, so I shrugged it off, and paid for my trail mix. Then Claire and I returned to the Windy City Fieldhouse.

It makes sense I’d see Eisenberg around the traps here: he’s part of the cast of the NBC series ‘Chicago Fire’ that is set and filmed in the city. But I think it’s rather funny how many times I’ve done things like that.

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2 Comments

  1. M. always makes fun of me for being excited about meeting “TV people” even if Austrian celebs do not measure very high on the celebometer, I get interested.
    Seeing David Eigenberg … i wouldnt be able to wave. I’d just stare… so i think waving is much more relaxed for the celeb involved.

  2. Ahaha I did this to Chris Noth on a plane once. He was waiting for the toilet, I looked up and waved. And then realised it was Mr Big, not someone I randomly knew from home. Mortifying.

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