Monday, April 03, 2006
I literally bumped into Keanu Reeves at JFK on my way to Aruba. I stood behind him in line at the sandwich shop with no clue who he was. He ordered a turkey sandwich and the waitress said "What do you want on it?" He replied, "Whatever comes on it." which made me want to laugh and I thought "Hmm that voice sounds familiar." He got it on rye with cucmber, lettuce, tomato and mayo. My sandwich came up so I said "Excuse me." and pushed by him like a good New Yorker and went to the checkout line with my sammich. He got in line behind me and the cashier recognized him. Her eyes lit up and she said "Omigod! It's you!" and for a second I thought she was talking to me and any number of bad-to-worse things came to mind. Then she said "I loved you in Constantine." I thought "Constantine? Where's that." Then he said "Thank you." and it clicked. He had a scruffy beard and was somewhat shabbily dressed (I thought) but anyway I turned around and said "Oh, hey! I'm a fan too! Rock on!" and he smiled and thanked us both. Then I paid for my sandwich and walked away. Pretty cool.