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.
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’.
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.