Thursday, August 9, 2012

Celebrity Encounter: Owen Wilson

What's up my bloggers?!

It's been a busy few days here in Decatur.

Yesterday I checked out a class at the Y: it was called BOOT CAMP. You know little, old, Army Wife me, just had to check that out. It was an interesting mix of ages, young and old (mainly women) who were there to get their sweat on. And sweat we did. We ran stairs, ran sprints, threw balls, did squats, push ups, and high knees until I almost puked. The instructor was so fabulous, I instantly fell in love. We didn't know this prior to moving here, but Decatur (maybe Atlanta in general) is very culturally diverse and colorful.


I knew it was a good workout when I jumped in my car after the cool down & was still sweating. The humidity here has also been off the chain, so it could have been that, too. They don't call it HOTlanta for nothing.

I also hit up the Delkab Farmers Market, thank you to all of my readers who recommended it! I popped in after the gym to just get a taste of it, and holy shizz balls, that place is HUGE. This isn't the place you just pop into. If you can just imagine Sams Club or Costco turned into a giant Farmers Market rows and rows of fresh fruits and vegetables and meats everywhere ...


My husband was really confused when I came home with a huge bag of ginger, a cantaloupe, chocolate covered coffee beans, zucchini and berry-filled croissants, "What are we having for dinner again?" Next time, I am going with a list and a plan of attack.

We've also made about 900 trips into Ikea since moving in, and we're kind of, almost, just about, settled in. Yesterday was our last trip there for at least another 2 days a while.


Since I have about as much design sense as drywall, I'm please with how far we've come.



Curtains are lookin' flyyy in the living room.


We had this genius idea of stringing the curtains wall to wall and doing an ombre effect. The outsides are a burlap panel, then a light cotton panel, then fading into a sheer panel. Hey, it looks cool in person, okay?

Curtains are also draped across the desk built-in, because my OCD kicks into high gear when I see clutter.


And here's half the kitchen ... The other half are our large black appliances that don't make for a great photo op. Black Betty is the fridge, and Black Bob is the oven. Don't forget Little Black Sambo, our dishwasher.


Don't ever let the Husband go furniture shopping without you. He will come home with a bean bag.  A bean bag people! What are we, 13? Too many years of living in the barracks, I tell you ... 



It's alright, it's become the new $80 dog bed.


For dinner last night we went to the beautiful Iberian Pig, a tapas bar located in Decatur Square.



Decatur is so hip, it reminds me a little of NW Portland and parts of Seattle or Austin. 

We ordered a lot of little plates, my favorite was the Arugula salad. It came with this ball of fried goat cheese that changed my life, it was so good. I distracted my husband by spilling my water, so that I could swipe his ball off of his plate and stuff it in my mouth before he noticed ... 

After dinner we wandered the Square, checking out the shops and looking for a sweet spot to hit up for dessert, when we spotted Owen Wilson!

No kidding, THE Owen Wilson!


Not only did I see him, I walked right past him, locked eyes with him, and caught him doing a double take. Oh yeah, he was getting a view of the goods ... 


My husband was silently freaking out and grinning like a maniac, egging me on to go introduce myself and ask for a photo or something. I was kind of like, what, me?!


He was so normal looking, just him and a friend kind of strolling the Decatur Square, just like the Husband and I were, so I'm sure the last thing he wanted was some crazed, fanatical girl confessing her love to him and trying to re-create Wedding Crashers through a slew of one liners ... 

He's here in ATL filming with Vince Vaughn read more here and here. We're kind of hoping we may spot him again ... Or I may go prowl the Georgia Tech campus and look for the yellow signs that say "INTERN" and crash their filming party ... 

So, in my dreams I met Own Wilson, but in reality, I just stood next to him and tried not to pee myself ... 

Way too bright and early this morning, we ventured up to the Reserve Base in Marietta to renew my Spouse ID card, so today was a WOD rest day. James and I also had tons of paperwork to finish and submit for school, we're both enrolling this fall at different universities. 


On our way home for lunch we stopped at a pizza joint for the Husband and swung by Starbucks for me. I had my new favorite: the goat cheese & veggie bistro box + an Americano with half & half. GOAT CHEESE. Goat cheese! Not fried into a ball, but like the hooker I am, I take what I can get. 

Have you ever spotted a celebrity?
Have you ever had the guts to meet one?

17 comments:

  1. Look up Extras Casting Atlanta on FB and you could actually be in some of the stuff filmed here. I was a seamstress on a short film Doug Jones was in (I do some work for a boutique film studio here). And I often see Chilli of TLC at the grocery store. She's really sweet!

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    1. I will look it up! Thanks so much, this could be fun!

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  2. OMG if you come to Tech campus let me know because today my friend and I went to Starbucks in the newer student center, where they're filming The Intern. They said we could go up to the 2nd floor balcony to look down on the filming, so we did, and we got to watch Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn filming a scene (with tons of extras, I'm definitely sending in photos to the casting agency) and at one point (pause for deep breath) Vince Vaughn TOTALLY LOOKED UP AND MADE EYE CONTACT WITH ME. And I hyperventilated and died. The end.
    I pretend that I was really there for the iced coffee and not to stalk movie stars, but who are we kidding, right?

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    1. I seriously want to meet Vince Vaughn! I am not kidding, if it had been him over Owen Wilson, I think I just would have run up to him and started making out with him!

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  3. Owen Wilson!! I love it!! I would have done the exact same thing. i was looking for that snack pack at the starbucks by me, but no luck!

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    1. It could be new? Maybe they are slowly starting to bring it into all of their stores? I hope you can get your hands on it, it's so good and really the healthiest option they have.

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  4. The market looks awesome and your back in that picture looks great, Im glad you are enjoying Atlanta.

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  5. Your back muscles are amazzzzing! Good job. I saw Keanu Reeves in a restaurant but doubted it was him for like 20 minutes, then walked past and realized it really was him, and I was also definitely too shy to say anything! Plus it was kind of a quiet restaurant and no one was bothering him, so I didn't want to be the person who did!

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    1. Keanu Reeves! WHAT! You saw THE ONE!?

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  6. Hah! That is amazing!! I actually sat beside Zack Galifianakis in a movie and also was standing beside one of the Olsen twins in a store while she was trying on sunglasses. I didn't have the guts to say anything to either of them though!

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    1. Is Zack that hairy in person? He looks so hairy on TV. ;)

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  7. Celebrities.....not really. But I do feel star struck just having you in the same city as me! You are one cool chick!

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  8. I've been following your blog for several months. Thank you for motivating this long distance runner to step out of her comfort zone and try cross training. However, I was thrown off by a sentence in this post. "Sambo" is a racial slur referring to many people of color, and as an African-American woman, I am quite offended. It is not far off from calling your dishwasher the "N" word. If you did not mean it in this offensive way, then it should be easy for you to remove the pet name for your dishwasher. I appreciate your consideration.

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    1. Of course I did not know Sambo was a racial slur, it was a book that was read to me as a kid, Little Sambo. I am sorry you found it offensive; not the intent of my silly nicknames for my appliances.

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    2. I am a pretty new reader of your blog, and had to comment on this. As I was reading, it reminded me of how I ran into Vince Vaughn in Chicago, and then I read the comment above on how you would love to meet him! He was just casually walking with a friend down Michigan Ave and we walked past each other, and then my sister and I freaked out and ran after him to get a picture (not with him, we just took them of his back to prove we saw him haha) and everyone else around us then realized who it was:) Hope you run into him there!

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  9. I've walked right by Dennis Rodman in Vegas, along with Courtney Love, Chris Kattan, and Criss Angel. Woo hoo!!!

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  10. I used to see Ciara all the time in Atlanta! Also I love, love, love Brickstore! It's the best in the fall when they have all the pumpkin and cider beers :)

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