Monday, December 15, 2008

Sometimes New York is Cool

Today after taking a horrible accounting midterm and then going to a wildly amusing statistics review session, I walked by this guy on the street.

There I was walking home from school, thinking of how much I don't want to study statistics only to look up and see Mr. James Franco. Before you all ask, no, I didn't pretend to trip and fall or do anything else to get his attention. I didn't even make eye contact. I looked up, watched him walk past me and then looked away. In hindsight, I wish I would have quoted Freaks and Geeks to him or said, "Hi, I know Vicky. You went to high school with her." As quick and clever as I am, none of this came to me when I saw him today. However, next time I am prepared. And yes, there will be a next time.

According to the Fresh Air interview, he goes to NYU Tisch to study directing--which is right next to my school--and Columbia to study writing and some other community school here in NY to study something else. Three schools! Can you believe it? Plus, he just got nominated for a Golden Globe and has been promoting his new film Milk. How on earth does he do it all? I thought I was busy. That's not all either. As a public service, he teaches acting classes online. Check it out, I know I sure will.

And for the record, I am not obsessed with James Franco. Reason #1: He was just a much cooler star sighting than my neighbor, Katie Holmes. Reason #2: I really didn't want to study statistics today and found myself doing some web-based research. Reason #3: And finally, I'm white, I have to listen to NPR.


Dianna said...

Girl, I am jealous! Mr. Handsome right in front of you! If only I ever got the privilege! I don't know what I would say either! It would have to be SOMETHING tho! Maybe next time for ya, huh? (As for his 'acting classes', they ARE a hoot, ain't they!?)

Renee said...

Katie Holmes is your neighbor? I love living in big cities like New York and LA where you get to rub elbows (sometimes literally) with the famous. Hopefully this will be the first of many sightings. Before you know won't even notice them.

alisha said...

I can't believe this guy from Milk is the same guy for Pineapple Express.