One of the great things about living in California is you never know when you are going to run into a cultural icon (celebrity). On Thursday night, Leah, Micah, and I went to the new Whole Foods in Pasadena to stock up on some things we can only get there. We don’t do our normal shopping there, but its a fun place to go to once in awhile. They have a great food court area where you can get really good, natural food fresh and hot, as well as lots of other fun things for whatever you’d want. An olive bar, wine bar, cheese bar, granola bar, a great bakery, deli, and health section that is renowned. Leah likes that part more than I do.
Anyways, we’re walking into the frozen section and Leah has her head in one of the freezers and around the corner walks Dennis Haysbert, shopping by himself. The funny thing is that every time I have seen him in an All State commercial, I always say, “The president is hawking insurance!” So when I see him walking towards me, I just said, “Hello Mr. President.” He stopped and said hello and looked down at Micah and said hello to him, and said he had a cute smile. Micah, right on cue, waved and smiled. I told introduced him to Micah and told Micah his name was Dennis. Then Haysbert rubbed his head, smiled, and said bye.
Once he walked away, Leah came out from the aisle and I was smiling and said, “Guess who you just missed? President Palmer.” He was walking away and Leah was mad she didn’t see him. It must have seemed as though we were stalking him, as we seemed to keep bumping into him the rest of the time. When he was leaving he waved to Micah and Micah waved good-bye. Needless to say, I don’t think we’ll be having many experiences like that in NH.