Two very exciting things happened to me today. The first is I got to talk to my friend Nate Nash who just got home from his mission in New Jersey. He was one of my closest friends the first couple years of college and it was SO good to talk to him. He didn't seem awkward at all which was a bonus. Doesn't mean he isn't awkward, but our conversation was a good one. I'm so crazy excited to see him in April.
Second thing. Wait for it... I FREAKING SAW BRAD PITT IN PERSON!!! He was on The Hill today meeting with Reid, Murray, and Pelosi to talk about his organization that builds low income and sustainable houses in New Orleans. All day long I was joking with a few people about stalking him then one of my friends over on the house side found out that he had a meeting with Pelosi in her Capitol office at 3:30. I left my office at 2:40 to meet a few friends in the Crypt and figure out where to go from there. I didn't tell anyone in my office where I was going because, let's face it, going over to the Capitol to see Brad Pitt is a little stalkerish/creepy/something a teenager would do. Anyway, we made our way up to the Rotunda which is close to Pelosi's office. We were standing around for about 10 minutes figuring out the best place to be to see him when all of a sudden he walks into the Rotunda from one end (surrounded by his entourage) and out the other and into the corridor leading to Pelosi's office. He was about 20 feet away from me and I stared at him for about 30 seconds. Unfortunately we weren't expecting him so soon so none of us had our cameras ready which sucks. But holy crap was he attractive. He was shorter than I expected him to be (which, let's face it, I was more than ok with - I'm a fan of shorter guys) and just so incredibly good looking. He had a goatee (we all know I love facial hair) and was wearing a very expensive looking suite that was extremely well tailored and a vest under his jacket. I swooned. He was walking briskly so I didn't have the guts to go ask for a picture or an autograph but that's ok because I still saw him. I was shaking for a good minute afterwards as well. Oh so fantastic. I've had great birthdays the last couple of years. Last year I met Bret and Jemaine from Flight of the Conchords on my birthday and this year I see Brad Pitt the day before my birthday! Can life get any better!?