I just left the office and ran to a little bakery here in Dallas called Empire Baking Company. I walked in and wandered over to the coolers where they have sandwiches and out of the corner of my eye, saw a familiar face walk in. I looked over, and sure enough- Owen Wilson!
He's from Dallas and his family still lives here, so you hear about him being in town from time to time, but I've never run into him before today. Empire is tiny so I was trying to be sneaky and take a picture of him, but my hands were shaking so badly that it just wasn't working. Which, seriously? Am I a 12-year old girl?! I never would have thought that I would be so star struck at a random chance encounter with a movie star, but apparently that is definitely NOT the case. Here's was my attempt:
Annie Leibovitz, I am not.
So I was grabbing a sandwich and he walked right up behind me and was waiting for me to shut the cooler door so he could grab something. I went up to the counter and ordered a loaf of sourdough and while I was waiting for them to slice it, he walked right up to the register next to me. I seriously could have elbowed him. I glanced over and made eye contact with him and couldn't think of anything wittier to say than "Are you in town for Thanksgiving?" To which he gave me a smile a simple "Yep".
My hands were still shaking when I got to the car, but I did manage to snap a clearer picture from the slightly more discretionary interior of my car:
Not a bad way to end the week! His favorite bar in Dallas is a stone's throw away from our apartment and it's one of our frequent hangouts as well. Alex and I may have to go grab a drink or two and see if my celeb sighting luck carries through the weekend!