Thursday, October 3rd, 2004 :::

Me and Bobby D.
I've returned from New York, blistered and battered, but not really worse for the wear. I had one single solitary celebrity sighting: Robert DeNiro. Now, I'm not as shameless as Furry, so I was unable to snap a good picture of him, but he was strolling right at us in the middle of a quieter section of Central Park, and by the time I swung around to take a picture, he was quite far away. And so now he is no more than a blurry dot. But I know it was him, and I also know I was thisclose to bumping into the sumbitch. I think that's a pretty good celebrity sighting.

Anyway, I did lots of other stuff besides scanning the crowds for movie stars, and I'll put up some pictures if I ever get around to it. As for right now, I'm catching up on some good ol' cable TV, which I discovered is not so common among NYC residents. The withdrawl shakes are finally subsiding, though.

::: posted by dan at 12:13 AM

Thursday, May 22nd, 2003 :::

Local Celebs at Malecki's Birfday!
While celebrating at Santorini's, we bumped into a table-load of channel 11 on-air personalities. I was a little tipsy and cannot remember who did what or was married to whom or was moving where to be on ESPN or something, but I do know that one was not Kim Insley or something? Anyway, let's just say Dan hob-knobbed with the upper crust.

See pics:
Local Celebs 1
Local Celebs 2
Not Kimmy Insley?

Speaking of local celebs, lets not forget that Brent was recently shafted out of $50 by the Twin Cities beloved Robyne Robinson, so if you see her on the street, be sure to give B-dub a hollar.

::: posted by dan at 12:22 AM

Sunday, October 13, 2002 :::

Dan bumps into MIKE WHITE in NYC!
My exciting celebrity sighting while visiting NYC the other day was MIKE WHITE! Ok, so maybe that isn't exciting to you, since you probably don't even know who he is, but I'm a pretty big fan of the movie Chuck & Buck, and his new movie, The Good Girl, is the best movie I've seen so far this year if you haven't seen it yet, you really really should. He was standing next to me at a street corner and I instantly recognized him and did a doubletake. I must've stared at him all giddy for too long because he returned my glance with his own frightened look and promptly averted his eyes. I clammed up and he took off down the midtown sidewalk. Regretfully, I didn't get to say anything to him, but I did nudge Kristina to get her to look and then I snapped this photo of him walking away while Kris pointed excitedly for me. Yeah, it's blurry and far away, but I know it's him.

Anyway, I can't imagine anyone cooler to bump into. The funny thing and some of you know this about me is that I often fantasize about being friends with famous screenwriters and directors. We chat and stuff and I come off as intelligent and wise. Sounds a little childish, but I gotta entertain myself somehow. I used to do it about Steven Soderbergh a lot. The Coen brothers. Even Woody Allen. But the other day after catching Chuck and Buck on the sundance channel a few days after I saw The Good Girl, I did my little fantasy thing about being friends with Mike White and telling him how impressed I was with his unconventional screenwriting abilities. But of course, given the opportunity to tell him that in real life, I was more like a star-struck school girl than an intelligent and wise colleague to filmmakers. Oh well. My fantasies are better than realities anyway, I'm sure.

::: posted by dan at 11:31 PM