Living in Interesting Times

Sunday, June 19, 2005


Heat Magazine has a regular feature called 'Spotted' which I always found somewhat ridiculous. It is an entire page filled with things like "David Beckham in Waitrose supermarket" and "Gwyneth Paltrow walking down the High Street." As if it is big news that celebrities eat and walk like the rest of us. However I was forced to rethink my opinion this week when I experienced my very own 'Spotted!'

Now those of you who know me, will know how obsessed I am with The West Wing, so you can just imagine my excitement when one of the cast came to shul this week. Joshua Malina (or Josh as he said I should call him) and his dad came to my shul on Friday night and Shabbat morning.

We get quite a few celebrities, as we seem to have become one of the official tourist destinations in Jerusalem. US Ambassador Dan Kurtzer often comes and minor Israeli politicians have been known to put in an appearance. Once Dr. Ruth was there - which got everyone excited, but for me, Josh beats them all. Not only does he star in the West Wing, he was also in another favourite show of mine 'Sports Night'. He always plays these smart, slightly nerdy guys in glasses - which is exactly the type I go for.

We had a brief chat and I indulged myself in the fantasy where he falls instantly in love and makes aliyah to Jerusalem to be with me (whilst still commuting to LA to film WW of course). Unfortunately his wedding ring makes that scenario unlikely. In any event it was certainly an exciting Shabbat and I finally I understand the allure of 'Spotted'. It is exciting when someone famous appears in your everyday life.


  • Shir Hadash?

    By Blogger amechad, at 12:13 AM  

  • Shira Hadasha!

    By Blogger A, at 12:47 AM  

  • Thought so - always interesting to find out who's blogging - found out yet another this evening!

    All the best


    By Blogger Gilly, at 10:26 PM  

  • Sports Night was the best - all the good shows only last one season. :-)

    By Blogger Sabra, at 9:45 AM  

  • You are immensely sad!!!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:12 PM  

  • So,

    I am the person who wrote,

    "You are immensely sad". Now obviously I stand by this,but I would just like everyone to know that I do know the writer of the blog, and she knows that I was totally joking. So, sorry if anyone thought i was just exceptionally rude. Well I am exceptionally rude. Oh, I don't know what I am saying now - except sorry.

    So, Sorry.


    By Anonymous M, at 11:04 AM  

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