I just got home from sitting through the absolutely brilliant, Tony Award winning production of Glengarry Glen Ross now playing on Broadway, but this post isn't about the show. (That one will come ... supposedly! Who knows anymore.) No, this post is a good example as to why Aaron can sometimes (often, even?) be a bit of an idiot.
Just yesterday I happened to mention the hysterically funny Paul Scheer, noted VH1's Best Week Ever talking head and local NYC comedian. Well, tonight as I was exiting the Bernard B. Jacobs theater after the show, which I had attended on my own, I found myself exiting behind the very same Paul Scheer. I didn't want to bug him. He seemed to be alone too and rushing to get out of the theater. Besides, whether or not one might consider him a "celebrity," he's certainly much more of one than I, and I'm not big on going up to strangers with any level of "celebrity" value and saying, "Hey, I think you're great."
Why not? I don't know. Cause I'm a dork. But what made it worse was that I suddenly found myself walking behind him, in front of him, next to him -- alternating simply due to pedestrian traffic and walking speed -- for about four or five blocks. So first, I had managed to not say hi and introduce myself right outside the theater, but then I really couldn't say anything because we'd been walking almost together for a good five minutes, and if I suddenly opened my mouth, it would seem like I was stalking him. And as funny as I think Scheer is, stalking takes some energy that I would probably need to reserve for someone else. Not that I would ever stalk anyone. Absolutely not. Nor would I say here who I might consider stalking. Cause there's nobody. Really. No, there isn't. (Shit, now I'm a stalker. I really need to pay attention to what comes out of these moving fingers of mine.)
And really at the end of the day, would it have been so wrong for me to say, "Hey, you're Paul aren't you? I've seen you and Rob (Huebel) a few times and think you're hysterical. In fact, I just wrote about 'MILFland' on my own blog yesterday!" Uhm, yeah, seeing it in print ... I probably did the right thing.