And, Once Again, My Dork Meter Goes to 11

Nate and I emerged from the trendy Brooklyn bistro early this afternoon after a quiet little brunch a deux.

Nate: You're ready to leave? You sure you don't want to go back in there just to look at Jude Law one more time?

Me: WHAT???

Nate: Jude Law. He was sitting right next to us.

Me: NO!! How did I miss him? How is that possible?

Nate: You didn't see him? Really?

Me: That's it. I'm going back in.

Nate: Oh my God. If you go back in there and pretend you left something at the table just to look at him I will totally lose all respect for you. That's the kind of thing that people who...Liz? LIZ!! Get back here! Oh Jesus.


Blogger movin'mom said...


My rear end would have been right behind you! EXCEPT I would have crossed the line by snappin' pics of you and of course....Jude would have just been in the background.

8/20/06, 2:46 PM  
Blogger Mayberry said...

Oh, Nate. OF COURSE she had to go back in!

8/20/06, 2:58 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

And? AND??? Was it him?

8/20/06, 3:35 PM  
Blogger Susan said...

Now, see, that's exactly how observant I would have been. And exactly how I would have reacted in the end! Too funny! Was it really him?

8/20/06, 3:49 PM  
Anonymous Liz said...

Screw pretending to have left something...I would have SO gone back...WITH MY CAMERA PHONE!

Though, I would have pretended to take a pic of something else...like...oh, I dunno...OH, HELL...smile, Jude!

My hubs would have been somewhat mortified, but used to it ;o)

8/20/06, 3:50 PM  
Anonymous TB said...

I absolutely would have done the same thing. Try to be all suave and look around for my sunglasses or something.
So? What did you think? I have a feeling he's a bit to skinny in real life for my taste, but still yummy on screen.

8/20/06, 4:04 PM  
Anonymous Mother said...

Um. Hello. Would so have gone in there again.

But I would have probably licked him. Or just in my mind.

8/20/06, 4:31 PM  
Blogger metro mama said...

I woulda gone back in.

8/20/06, 4:33 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Chicky said...

What? Like going back in to oogle a movie star is a bad thing?

But I'm still trying to get over the thought of you sitting right next to him and not noticing. How the hell did that happen?

8/20/06, 5:03 PM  
Blogger Sam, Problem-Child-Bride said...

Sister, you're not alone.

I wish I lived in New York some days. Today is such a day. Oh, I see Larry Hagman around from time to time, but it's not really the same thing is it? There are some men who just don't NEED to prove anything with the size of their headwear.

Was he alone? How tall is he?

8/20/06, 5:21 PM  
Anonymous chelle said...

hehe I would have so gone back!!! So was it him!??! Did he had my babysitter with him, cause she has been missing *wink*

8/20/06, 6:07 PM  
Anonymous neva said...

i SO ould have lost all respect for you had you NOT gone back in to look! my sister and i once drove 6 hours just to watch Tom Selleck play volleyball. sometimes you have to go the extra distance to make your eyes happy. i'm guessing yours were! xox

8/20/06, 6:07 PM  
Anonymous neva said...

uh...er... that was "SO would have lost respect..." but, you knew that. xox

8/20/06, 6:09 PM  
Blogger Andrea said...

You should tell Nate he's lucky you didn't go back in and sit on Jude Law's lap. He's yummy with those eyes.

I wanna live somewhere that celebrity spotting isn't so uncommon. But they just don't come to St. Louis.

8/20/06, 6:18 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Sam: TV's Major Nelson? Ooh, that's a great sighting!

8/20/06, 6:19 PM  
Anonymous Asha said...

C'mon, Nate. It's Jude freakin' Law for God's sake. It's not like she was going back in there to ogle Barry Manilow or anything. She's a red-blooded woman. Be thankful, man!

8/20/06, 6:24 PM  
Blogger something blue said...

Jude Law! Yum! I'd have gone back in and ordered another meal. Well at least dessert.

8/20/06, 6:27 PM  
Blogger Fidget said...

oh yum! I would have pretending to lose a contact and bent over all in front of him BWHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHA

8/20/06, 6:28 PM  
Blogger Jerri Ann said...

for a minute he thought you were making all those googly eyes at him...what did you pretend you forgot? your camera? click I found it!

8/20/06, 6:43 PM  
Anonymous Kristin said...

I saw a photo of Jude once in a thin filmy white scarf and I haven't been able to love him since. I still totally would have ogled him, though.

8/20/06, 6:47 PM  
Blogger Oh, The Joys said...

You are my friend Deana. We were sitting at the bar in a coffee bar in Athens, GA a long while ago and Michael Stipe from REM came in and stood between us to order. Deana started singing, "That's me in the corner..." ON AND ON AND ON... I cringed, he walked away, she kept right on singing. Gotta love the star dorks.

8/20/06, 8:30 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

Too funny. I wouldn't have noticed either. Although I did see Viggo Mortenson at Starbucks on Friday. But I only saw him because he came through the door while I was waiting for someone else.

So did you go and drool or what?

8/20/06, 8:31 PM  
Blogger bea said...

It was the only respectable thing to do - for the love your internet friends you HAD to go back in and see him.

8/20/06, 8:35 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Better let Gawker know.

8/20/06, 8:46 PM  
Blogger Mom101 said...

Bea: No kidding! The first thing I said when I came back out of the restaurant, was good, now I know what I can post about today.

8/20/06, 9:21 PM  
Anonymous madge said...

I always prefer it if I don't notice the famous hot men. Otherwise, I spend the duration of the meal/movie/etc furtively glancing and then obsessing about my uncouthness and horrid invasion of privacy.

Being oblivious is just SO mush easier.

8/20/06, 10:06 PM  
Blogger Stefania Pomponi Butler aka CityMama said...

I once pretended I had to use the bathroom to get a peek at George Clooney. What I want to know is...where is the photo?

8/20/06, 10:47 PM  
Anonymous mothergoosemouse said...

Ha! Not only would I not recognize Jude Law, but I would probably be too lazy to go back in there.

8/20/06, 10:58 PM  
Blogger Waya said...

Y-U-M-M-Y!! Jude Law?! I'm still scratching my head as to how you've missed Jude Law sitting next to you and Nate didn't?

8/20/06, 11:21 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

My husband once didn't notice Russell Crowe walking past our table at an outdoor cafe, because he was too busy gawking at the bugaboo.

I would have gone back too.

8/21/06, 5:53 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Melissa, you saw Viggo Mortenson on Friday? That's it. I'm getting OUT of St. Louis and moving to wherever you are.

8/21/06, 9:12 AM  
Anonymous Jessica said...

See, what the hell is wrong with your husband that he waited to mention that!! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! Was he very dreamy or dirty looking?? Who cares, he's on my lamenated list!!

8/21/06, 12:08 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...


I did girl, I promise. Totally hot. Starbucks in Santa Monica.

8/21/06, 2:12 PM  
Blogger mrsmogul said...

i liked him for soooo long and then nannygate happened...and now I LOVE HIM AGAIN!!!! Did you submit this to Gawker Stalker?

8/21/06, 5:00 PM  
Blogger Damselfly said...

Cool! I would have been a dork, too.

8/21/06, 5:02 PM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

Some of us adopted and still don't have the body! Cheer up ... your sense of humor is worth WAY more than the bod!


8/21/06, 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Y said...

You made me proud by going back in. I would have lost respect for you if you hadn't. IT WAS JUDE LAW, for Chrissakes! You had to go back!

8/21/06, 10:21 PM  
Blogger penelopeto said...

aaaah! jude? jude law? THE JUDE LAW THAT GETS A COVETED SPOT ON MY 'LIST'? (cuz, y'know, i'm sure i'm on his list).

you better go back in.

8/21/06, 10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude! I'd have sooooo gone back in, too! :)

8/22/06, 12:45 PM  
Blogger gingajoy said...

did Nate or you happen to notice if he has a small willy? I have heard he has an eeny weeny one, but would like this confirmed.

8/22/06, 4:40 PM  
Blogger J said...

I'm moving to your neighborhood. NOW.

8/22/06, 7:12 PM  
Blogger Tara said...

I would totally do the same thing. Jude Law? Oh yeah.

8/23/06, 9:34 AM  

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