It’s interesting to me how infrequently people get fazed. Atypical, unusual and simply bizarre events happen all the time, and no one blinks an eye.
On the other hand, I’m fazed all the time. It doesn’t take much. I was fazed exactly four times today.
Let the fazing begin
1. Word on the street is that President Obama celebrated his birthday with Oprah and Gayle at Graham Elliot—scene of our third anniversary dinner. We ate at the same restaurant as the president? And Oprah? Fancy. Faze.
2. The Walkmen and Cymbals Eats Guitars are in town for Lollapolooza and played on the floor below me this afternoon. I could feel the vibration of their bass and drums under my feet. Faze.
3. At the end of the workday, I walked outside of my office and straight into a movie scene. I looked (err…gawked) a minute to see if there were any big stars around, namely Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Connelly (who my friend Elaine saw!) or Winona Ryder. They’ve been filming for a movie supposedly called The Dilemma around the office for a few weeks.
Outside my office. Faze.
4. I go to David Barton Gym. You probably have opinions about that, but it has a swanky locker room, classes that kick my ass and a location that’s super close to work. At any rate, I was using a weight machine when I saw a very short, very muscly man walk past. It was David Barton. I almost didn’t recognize him with his shirt on (how tiny it may have been). Other people were going about their workouts. I was staring. Fazed.
I suppose there’s never a dull moment in Chicago, even on the dullest of days.