Saturday, May 31, 2008

London blogging: my Emily Blunt non-sighting

OK, so as you may or may not know, I am in London right now for a 3-week internship at the Blue Elephant, a little fringe theatre in Camberwell. It's a for-credit short study abroad program, in which we basically pay to go to London and work for free. I will be blogging about my adventures intermittently if and when I find the time.

Today, I just HAD to share a little story about what happened (or rather, didn't happen) to me this morning.

So we got in yesterday morning and were up basically for two full days at a time until last night when we finally were able to get a night's sleep. And naturally, I wanted to sleep in. I actually wasn't feeling well in the morning, which exacerbated my desire to sleep in, take a long shower, and mook around the room getting organized, instead of going out and randomly walking around. But that's what the other kids here wanted to do. So they did that, and right when they got back and we congregated, we had a convo that went basically like this:

Elizabeth: "OMG!!! This morning, on the street, we saw Emily... er... Emily Bl-- Br-- Emily B--... um...


Elizabeth: "YES!!!"

Me: "OMG why wasn't I there!?!?"

Elizabeth: "We saw her right there on the street, she passed right by us! And I wanted to talk to her but I was too busy doing THIS: (makes silly, dumbfounded look)"

Me: "I can't believe I wasn't there!!! That is the best celebrity sighting EVER!"

Elizabeth: "I should've asked her how to get to the tube station!"

Me: "You mean as if she were a complete stranger?"

Elizabeth: "Yes."

Me: "She would've figured it out, but she probably would've told you anyway. You should've been like, 'could I please have directions to the nearest tube station... and YOUR AUTOGRAPH???'"

Elizabeth: "Yeah but I didn't of that until it was too late. We saw her go into an art gallery thing, where a bunch of people started looking at her funny, and we figured they were about to cause a scene and we shouldn't be part of it. She's SO pretty, even more in real life than onscreen. She was wearing all black, including really cool black boots."

Me: "She's totally prettier than Anne Hathaway. But Anne Hathaway is like even skinnier than her, which makes it funny that they joked about how she was fat."

Elizabeth: "She's totally skinnier than Anne Hathaway."


Anyway. I was pissed. A primo celebrity sighting on the very first day, and of course I missed it. Damn. Hugh Grant apparently lives in this neighborhood, so we might see him around. But still, even if he did, that's not as good as EMILY fr*king BLUNT. I don't give two pips about Hugh Grant. But if I saw Emily Blunt all the street, all bad-ass in her gothic attire and fabulous boots, I'd scream like a little girl.

Of course other things happened to me today, but nothing as cool as that. And it didn't even happen. Damn damn damn



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