Anecdote of note: while on a factum lunch break today, at a nearby Cafe Crepe, (unofficially a reason why I live in the neighbourhood I do) who should I run into but CBC news anchor extraordinaire Gloria Macarenko.
Both she and Ian "the Man" Hanomansing were mainstays of my work-from-home summer TV viewing schedule, so I find it particularly cool to run into one of them on a break from work. The unfortunate part is that I didn't recognize her until she spoke to me, at which point my to-go order was ready. Thus, my limited contribution to the conversation went something like:
"You. Are from TV. I watch."
In any case, the short conversation I had with her ups the ante on previous run-ins with celebrities, beating:
- The passing nod I gave to CTV weather woman Tamara Taggart
- The confused recognition on seeing either Tegan or Sara outside a Future Shop
- The neck-craning to see Timothy Omundson on a downtown film set