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My Celebrity Encounter with Dylan Bruno (Numb3rs)

January 17, 2010

They always say when you go to Los Angeles, you’ll run into celebrities just about anywhere. We lived in LA for 2 years, and I used to meet quite a few when I worked for Hertz at Rusnake Westlake in Westlake Village, California. Well, we hadn’t been in LA for more than 30 minutes this time when we had out first!

Our favorite restaurant in Southern California (anywhere actually), is Dinah’s Family Restaurant near Culver City. What a great place for fried chicken, mashed potatoes and especially RIBS!

So as we walk into the restaurant, my wife looks over to the left and says “Hey, isn’t that the guy from Numb3rs”. I looked quickly and was like “I think so”. And it was. His name is Dylan Bruno and he plays Colby Granger on the show.

What’s even better is that we ended up being seated at the table next to him. We both thought that it was pretty cool because we are both HUGE fans of the show dating back to season one. Haven’t missed an episode!

He was there with his kids and I believe a friend. We talked to him a few times because his 7 month old son was quite the chatterbox! Not to mention cute as can be.

To make a long story short, Mr. Bruno was very down to Earth and friendly. I don’t know if he knew that we knew who he was. It’s hard not to get excited and say “Oh…I love you on Numb3rs” because I feel that celebrities should have their space too, especially when they are out with their families. I think that we see too much where celebrities can’t live their own lives in public without being attacked by the paparazzi or fans for pictures and autographs.

Sure…both my wife and I would have loved to have gotten our picture taken with him, or asked for his autograph. But, sometimes it’s just better to have a nice conversation with a celebrity just like normal people do.

He was a very nice guy and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to talk with him, if even just for a few moments. As big fans of the show, it was the highlight of our weekend trip to LA.

UPDATE: So we went to the Pacific Diner today and sitting next to us was Petros Papadakis. He’s a former team captain and tailback for the USC Trojans.  Now, he’s known for calling games on Fox Sports and Comcast Sports here on the West Coast and for his radio broadcasting.

Very nice guy who seems like a lot of fun!

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Weekend Update…

January 15, 2010

Just so no one thinks I’ve been kidnapped by evil ninjas (or something to that effect), I’m letting everyone know that I won’t have my computer with me over the weekend.

My wife and I are going away for the Martin Luther King weekend (with no kids…first time in almost 3 years!!!) We’re headed back to Los Angeles for a couple of days 🙂

Good food and some relaxing at the beach! Ahhh Manhattan Beach, Manhattan Pizzeria and Dinah’s Family Restaurant. My FAVORITE place to eat in the whole world! It was actually featured in the movie Little Miss Sunshine.

I’ll be back on Monday…have a great weekend everyone!

Please…hold down the fort while I’m gone 😛

Happy Birthday to Me…Happy Birthday to Me!

April 3, 2009

I just felt like singing happy birthday to me, on this, the anniversary of the day of my birth 31 years ago! 🙂

Yep! I share a birthday with Eddie Murphy, Sebastian Bach, Marlon Brando and Jennie Garth!

The kids jumped on the bed this morning singing it over and over again! Gotta love them.

Looks like we’re leaving for LA either tonight or EARLY tomorrow morning. A trip to Northridge, Manhattan Beach and of course my wife and daughters favorite…the American Girl store at the Grove! Oh, and my personal favorite: BBQ Pork Ribs at Dinah’s Fried Chicken!!!! YUM!!!!! If you haven’t been there, I STRONGLY recommend you go!

Should be fun! Oh, and a break from writing about politics, the economy, Caylee/Casey Anthony and everything else that’s going on.

Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂