I stayed home sick from work (because St. Valentine attacked my immune system, again) and was clad in my usual sick day uniform - grey sweatpants, a gray wrap cardigan, and my 80s perm curly hair. (I spend a hours each week to prevent the world from knowing that my hair looks like THIS when I don't straighten it)
Backstory: George Clooney and Ryan Gosling are filming a new movie in Cincinnati right now called "Ides of March." (both of these fine men happen to be on Madame MarriedMess and Senorita CalienteMess's Top 5 free pass list...watchout Mr. Messes!) I happen to know that they were scoping one of my favorite bars in my hood a couple weeks ago.
Fastforward to tonight....Valentine's Day...the film crew filming the movie IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD. RIGHT OUTSIDE MY ICE CREAM SPOT....and me in GRAY SWEATS AND UGGS, NO MAKEUP, AND HAIR THAT LOOKS LIKE THIS:
OF ALL NIGHTS TO RUN INTO GEORGE CLOONEY....
Don't get too excited! I didn't actually MEET George Clooney.
On our way to get Ice Cream, we drove past 17 semi's of film crew equipment, several police escorts and black town cars with famous people inside. (Likely Clooney himself) What did I do? Naturally, I just kept on driving past to hide my shame.
I was not about to stalk him looking like that. However, I did have a vision of him taking one look at me and asking me to play a role in the movie! The conversation would have gone like this:
Clooney: Wow! You would be perfect for a role in the movie.
Me: REALLY?? I am not even wearing makeup. I have been sick on my couch all day. This is so unexpected! Is it a leading lady role? A love interest?
Clooney: Not exactly. More like an underdog, a real rags to riches! Have you ever heard of Marla Hooch?
Happy Valentine's Day!