I didn't think I'd be writing anything about the start of the new year until I had my very own "celebrities, they're just like us" moment at the grocery store. You know at the back of People magazine or US weekly where they show celebrities walking their dog or putting gas in their car segment.. and you're supposed to go WOW it's like they're LIVING MY LIFE! Or.. something like that. Anyhow so without boring you of the details of my Sunday night, we went to the grocery store to get bread and lunch things and suddenly I pass this really tall guy in a black and grey lumberjack looking jacket and baseball cap. He looked right at me for a moment and while a normal person would have smiled, because that's the polite thing to do, I likely had a funny "heyyy..." face because I was either having a stroke or I was looking right at Ryan Gosling. In the vegetable section of my Fortinos. In the middle of processing this, as if he was answering me, his face made a friendly "no.. you don't really know me in real life" expression. I appreciated that since it's the Canadian thing to do: don't make people think they're crazy.
After he passed I paused before I said anything to Sean because I still wasn't 100% sure even he would believe me, but luckily he stuck around the store to finish his shopping with his family so we got a good look again. AKA Sean went to go see and I hid in the baby food isle just in case he thought I was stalking him. Sean really enjoyed that.
Folks.. I am the worst at playing any situation cool. Ok maybe not the worst since I didn't embarrass myself or bother him but I'm definitely the worsts cousin, pretty bad. Never challenge me to a no smiling contest, no blinking contest, or poker if I am aware of all the rules; because by god I will screw it up. Pay for groceries with a straight face? Fat chance. This is literally the picture I tried taking at the check out.
Where is Ryan Gosling? He's standing exactly where the blurry monitor is... SUPER FAIL.
Our cashier asked me if I seriously just took a picture (she seemed unimpressed he was there, or upset he didn't choose her line) and I replied, of course I did! haven't you ever heard of the Bill Murray "no one will ever believe you" stories? I have.