I've been here for about six months now and just had my first celebrity sighting.
Let me first say, I'm a HUGE fan of Comedy Central's Daily Show. It's hilarious. Between Stephen Colbert (before The Colbert Report), Steve Carell (before The Office) and the host John Stewart, there's never a dull moment.
Friday I was out at Stray Cat in downtown Shreveport when I noticed a little bald man that looked so familiar but I just couldn't put my finger on his name. It only took a second before I leaned over to Adam and whispered, "Is that Rob Corddry?"
I realize that most people don't know who he is, but I loved him on The Daily Show. My favorite was his piece on high gas prices and SUV's where he was driving around in a stretch Hummer that he would need to fill with gas as soon as he pulled away from the pump.
Anyway, I kept pestering everyone I was with, saying I wanted to speak but was a little scared. Finally, he left his table (where he was sitting with the Harold dude from Harold and Kumar) to go to the bathroom and I decided I'd catch him when he was away from everybody. (I feel crazy just typing this.)
When he came out I just said hi and he stopped, smiled and spoke.
I then started babbling like an idiot about how I love the Daily Show, how I loved him on the Daily Show and how I didn't mean to bother him but thought I'd be mad later if I didn't speak.
He was very nice through the whole thing, shook my hand and thanked me for speaking to him. He really seemed sincere about it too. I told him to have fun and off he went.
That little encounter made my week.
A friend and I always talk about how we'd act if we met someone famous. We'd like to think we wouldn't act like dorks, instead come off cool, calm and collected.
I think it's safe to say I was none of those things Friday night.
But to re-post Heidi's call - what are some of your Shreveport celebrity sighting moments...and how did you handle it?