Sunday Star Sighting (Yes Yes, Y’all)

Here’s a fun fact that may surprise readers who don’t know me in real life. My iPod is crammed with Carolina beach music, Motown classics, and a whole lot of hip-hop.

What can I say? Beneath the family pearls and cashmere sweaters beats the heart of an around-the-way girl.

Yesterday, I ducked into the fabulously healthy M Cafe on Melrose, where I had a star sighting that almost took my breath away.

At the very next table sat Common, the handsome rapper/actor pictured here. He was lunching with a young woman and dispensing what sounded like solid career advice. As the duo got up to leave, I did something I never, ever do.

I caught his eye, smiled and said, “I just have to tell you — I’m a HUGE fan of your music.”

He flashed me a gorgeous grin and replied, “Aw, thank you very much.” Then he reached out and shook my hand.

“Isn’t the food here amazing?” he asked. I nodded shyly and he told me to have a great afternoon.

Honestly, I don’t know what got into me. I don’t believe in pestering celebrities, but something told me Common would be lovely about it.

He’s probably used to meeting starry-eyed white girls in espadrilles and J. Crew sundresses.

If you’re curious about his music, here’s an old-school jam to kick off your week. Hope it’s full of unexpected treats!

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