L.A.: First celebrity sighting!

Well, I missed my flight this morning because traffic was horrendous. So, I waited two hours for the next flight and, just before we boarded, I hear, “Josh Doody, please report to the attendants desk.” So, I did and they told me I was upgraded to First Class and “please fly with us again.” Ok, so that’s awesome, I’m in First Class, gettin’ free refills, good food and a lot more leg room than I would’ve in “economy.” Excellent. But then, about three minutes before we take off, who sits down next to be but Kirk Herbstreit of ESPN College Gameday fame! I couldn’t place him at first, but a kid that was sitting in front of us said, “Excuse me, aren’t you Kirk…” So, I waited a few minutes for the kid to finish talking with Kirk, and I said, “Man, I’ve been tryin’ to figure out who you are for about 45 minutes. You look a lot like a friend of mine from back at school.” So, we ended up talking about college sports (football and basketball) and shootin’ the breeze for a while. Then it was naptime. Then, for about the last 10 minutes of the flight, we chatted some more about L.A. and how nice it is and such. And, just before we got off the flight, I got up the nerve to ask, “Hey, would you mind if I snap a picture with you after we get off the plane?” He was nice enough to wait for me in the terminal and let me get a picture. So, when I get back to Dallas (which will be way too soon), I’ll be posting at least one picture of me with a celebrity.

Also, I think Ridley Scott may have been on the plane with us. I never got to hear him talk, but it sure looked like him and he was getting a lot of special attention from the flight attendants. I’ll have to see if I can figure out whether that was him… Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get a picture (there’s a fine line between being a fan and a stalker).

I’m off to my hotel, and then I’m headed to Hollywood for dinner. Hopefully, I’ll have a good team and maybe meet some cool people. It’s going to be a challenge for me to go out there by myself seein’ as how I’m pretty introverted and all. Maybe I can leave my shell in the hotel for tonight.