Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer and Celebrities

Yesterday was the summer solstice - the longest day of the year! Did you get outside and enjoy it? Achilles and I spent the afternoon running errands and then relaxing in Central Park. The weather has been very warm here but there was a glorious breeze yesterday, so it was really very nice.

In addition to being a busy day for daylight, it was also another busy celebrity-sighting day for us. Eric was able to get out and enjoy the nice weather during lunch, when he went over to Rockefeller Center to check out their Wimbledon setup. You may remember that they did this last year, too, and it was really fun - you could play Wii tennis, eat free strawberries and cream, watch live Wimbledon coverage, take a picture with the "trophy" (via green screen) and even play tennis on a real grass tennis court. Yesterday was the kickoff for this year's event, featuring a live exhibition with tennis greats Jim Courier and Monica Seles. Eric took his lunch break to go watch, and he was able to get a great up-close view of the action.

 Jim Courier

Monica Seles

Action shot!

More tennis action

Then, on his walk home from work, Eric texted me to let me know he had stumbled upon a crowd outside the Ed Sullivan Theater. This is not unusual, as Eric is often walking past there on his way home at about the same time as celebrities are coming and going for tapings of the Late Show. It turns out that this crowd was waiting for Eminem and Jay-Z, who were performing a concert on one of the rooftops in the area. As Eric hung around for a bit, Diddy (is that still what he is going by these days?) walked past him! Eric decided to stick around, and he could even partially hear the rooftop concert from the street. Achilles and I decided to get back out into the nice weather and go join him - Achilles' first experience with celebrity stalking! Ah, a proud moment. Our efforts paid off again, and a little while later Diddy, Jay-Z and Eminem all emerged. Always fun to spot a star.

Jay-Z and Diddy



He's raising his arm in front of his face, but that's Eminem in the white shirt

And that was yesterday!

Today I am busy getting ready to head to Florida tomorrow for my 10 Year High School Reunion. Wait, what? Ten years already? Apparently so. I have a fun post or two in the works in honor of this occasion, so stay tuned!

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