Monday, March 22, 2010

D list celebrities love me.

I'm traveling today for work so I thought it would be the perfect time to share a little travel story.
The year was 2007. It was one of my first work trips to NYC. I went with my good friend Mags who is also a coworker. We decided to head to the West Village and try La Focaccia, a restaurant we had heard good things about.
{The Sex and the City movie filmed a scene here}
We sat outside because it was a gorgeous evening. You can't tell from the picture above but there are three tables outside, and the restaurant is in a really cute neighborhood. So we're in the middle of dinner and I see a guy get out of a cab about a block away. Immediately I recognize him as the first Bachelor, Alex Michel. {side note, I have an amazing ability to retain useless celebrity information. I can't multipy but I can retain any and all information on Lindsay Lohan} Anyways, I casually say to Maggie that the Bachelor is down the street, we laugh about our "celebrity" sighting and immediately move on.

{Would you have recognized him? Probably not right? I'm ashamed.}
So we're chatting and I see him pacing back and forth across the street from us. He's on the phone. And then he's off. He's back on it. And then he's off. He crosses the street away from us, and then crosses back. Finally, after 10 minutes of this, he starts heading our way.
Me, in hushed tone: The Bachelor is walking this way. The Bachelor is walking this way.
Mags, in a equally hushed tone: No way, no he's not, holy shit I think he is.
Alex: Hi ladies, sorry to interupt, I don't normally do this...(continues to babble for a bit).. but (looking at me) I noticed you from across the street and couldn't not stop by and ask you out.
Me: Wow, that's really kind of you.
Alex: My name is Alex, what's your name?
Me: (took everything in me not to say 'Yeah, I know, you're the Bachelor, and your season was the most lame') Hi, I'm Morgan, & this is my friend Maggie.
Alex: Nice to meet you both. Again, I don't do this often, but would you like to go to dinner?
Me: I'm actually not from here, I'm from Charleston, S.C. and I have a boyfriend. (Guy & I had been dating just a few months at this point)
Alex: (totally awkward at this point) Well, I should have figured pretty ladies like you would either be married or dating. (At this point he asks for my business card, I don't have it on me, he awkwardly says goodbye, and hustles on his way)
Mags and I immediately whip out our cell phones, me calling Guy and her calling our girlfriends, and laugh the rest of the evening. Our waiter joins in and says it was a good show. :)
So there you have it. My brush with a D list celebrity.
Hope you all have a great start to your week!
xoxo


23 comments:

Hilary Lane said...

Yay! A road story! I love it! I just watched a 20/20 the other night about all the seasons of the Bachelor - otherwise, I'd have never recognized him! I guess his new found D-list celebrity has made him pretty confident!

Marian said...

Loves it!! If only all business trips were like that:)

Anna said...

BAHAHA greatest story ever! that is so awkward! If it was a regular guy he would be such a creeper. Which is probably why he thought he could use his D list status to make a move.

Ashley said...

That might be the best travel story I've ever heard! I wish you had told him you recognized him, though...that would have made the awkwardness even better!

Claire Kiefer said...

At least he didn't say "You might recognize me as the first Bachelor?" hahaha!

bananas. said...

HA!!! he sounds like a tweaker to me. what was up with the walking back and forth telephone convo? drug dealer possibly? hahaha!

but i see why he hit on you. you're tall, blonde and perdy :)

SG said...

Haha LOVE that story! Alex was definitely the lamest of all the bachelors, I think you are much better off with your current guy!

Summer {Bisfor...} said...

you are a little charmer! i love it! hahahah.

~KS said...

Love this story... brushes with fame are so much fun!!

Rasha said...

hhahahahaha thats hilarious.

olivia rae said...

haha wow, that's impressive! so hilarious he did that, and i love that you rejected him. maybe he needed that reality check!

Mommy Lisa said...

Wow. That is impressive. You should have said YES....just to see how long before he told you who he was...

A "cheery" disposition said...

haha, that is an awesome story!

OceanDreams said...

Wow what an amazing story and it's not everyday you can say that a celebrity tried to ask you out! :)

Maggie said...

hahaha YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!! I am Maggie, I was there and IT WAS AWESOME!!!! Definitely in my top 5 favorite Morgan moments of all time. Might I add also that Morgan had a steaming hot delicious bowl of penne with vodka sauce in front of her as he asked her to dinner... dufus. He was clearly dazzled by Morgan's hottness and not thinking clearly =)

Jen said...

So I'm taking it he didn't get married on that season of "The Bachelor"? LOL... I'm not sure what I would have done in that situation!

drollgirl said...

BAHAHHA!!! THIS POST MADE ME LAUGH LIKE 4 TIMES! like 4 times?!?! what am i, 11?!??! hahaha! anywhoo, it is so funny!!! i also retain lots of useless celeb info. and TONS of heavy metal references that really don't get me anywhere in life. but i have NEVER ever had a celebrity ASK ME OUT! not even a C- or D- level celebrity! you are way ahead of me, girlie!

p.s. i do have several ben stiller stories, tho. hah ahah. for reals.

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

I left you a little something at my place!!

Kinsey Michaels said...

what a funny story! that's great.
i wouldn't have recognized him at all! haha.

Amber said...

What a great story! You can now tell your grandchildren that you were onced asked out on a date by a celebrity. Elvis (before he was a super huge hit) asked my grandma out on a date in the 50's - she also turned him down!

Bridget said...

totally awesome!

sometime maybe i'll share the story of when brad pitt asked me out. after aniston before jolie. no big deal.

Jennifer said...

That has to be the best story ever! haha

Juliana said...

This was a great story, and I love the way you write!