Thursday, February 5, 2009

Can't judge a book by its cover...

It had been a long day of interviews.

I was wandering the Madison Wisconsin airport trying to pass the time before my flight.

I bought some cheese curds. Because really, can you go to Wisconsin without trying the cheese?

Finally, it was time to board the plane. I was so tired and couldn't wait to take a nice nap on my two hour flight home.

The plane was completely full...and only one seat remained. Next to the rapper-looking gentleman who was wearing  some major "ice" (a HUGE diamond-encrusted "B" for Boston), an Ed Hardy t-shirt, baggy jeans, and a backwards cap. Oh, and did I mention, he not only took up his seat, but half of mine as well. I smiled politely and said "Excuse me sir, I believe I'm in 8-D."

He looked embarrassed (as did I) and tried to move over as much as possible. I sat in an incredibly awkward position sort of leaning sideways.

Great. This was going to be a long flight. So much for my nap.

After an hour of trying to get comfortable and cursing to myself for having such bad luck, the nice man struck up a conversation. At first, I was annoyed. Then, I realized he was quite interesting.

We got to talking and he was flying back to Boston from LA. He was visiting his cousin who just so happened to be Cora Skinner... a certain Brody Jenner's girlfriend. He then proceeded to ask "Have you heard of the show the Hills?"

Um. Yes.

Well, apparently he hangs out with the entire cast all the time when he visits L.A. He even had the pictures and videos to prove it. He gave me the scoop on everyone. ;) Oh, AND he mentioned that he was in the movie "Gone Baby Gone" directed by Ben Affleck (whom he mentioned was the nicest guy EVER). Apparently my new plane buddy played the large gangsta drug dealer. I'll definitely have to be sure to rent that one. He also just finished a movie with Keanu Reeves. So cool.

As much as I enjoy talking to and meeting new people, I really don't like to talk to my plane neighbors. I like to read or nap. However, this guy was so cool. Thanks new plane buddy for being the highlight of my night.

gone baby gone

16 comments:

jane in the waiting line said...

oh that is fun! when i was like 14 i sat next to "ice t," the rapper, on a plane cause i was bumped up to first class. i totally fell asleep on him by accident. he was totally nice about it though!

Miss. Pretty said...

very cool, I want to rent that movie now.

I'm the same way when I fly, but for whatever reason I decided to sit next to my boyfriend and talk up a storm..i'm not sure if you know, but we met on a plane :) I blogged about it a while ago so I won't go into details, but sometimes you meet the most interesting people flying. sometimes you even meet "the one"--in my case.

Sassy and Classy Southern Mrs. said...

What a neat story with such a good moral! May be he'll drop your name on the Hills!;)

Mandy Rose said...

How fun is that!!! I have never sat by anyone interesting on a plane so you are pretty lucky!

Jordan said...

Your bad luck turned into good luck!

My name is Megan... said...

I hate flying..at least your person was interesting! ive had creeps. hope you are well!

Allison said...

Gone Baby Gone is an incredible movie - I know EXACTLY who you're talking about :)
I'm glad that it ended up working out for you! That's such a fun story.

Jessica said...

please share the hills gossip!!

Amber said...

Aw, that's good he didn't end up being a dud!

That's a really good movie, you should definitely check it out!

The Cape House said...

That is very cool. I'm always hoping to have a good plane convo but haven't been too lucky thus far.

QueenBeeSwain said...

glad you got to have some Wisco cheese in my old stomping grounds... regarding your question on how we live here- I wish I knew/had been smart enough to move South after college!

kHm

Rachel said...

Gone Baby Gone is a great movie!!

Lindsey said...

Great post!!

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Newlywed Next Door said...

Too funny! I really liked Gone Baby Gone ... I bet i know scene he was ine.

Piper Jacquelyn said...

That's so cool - I never sit by interesting people on the plane. I always get the foaming-at-the-mouth-dirty-crazy-person. Ick. If I see that movie, I'll look for your airplane friend!