Today I had a meeting at the W Hotel in Washington, D.C. I was the first to the meeting so I settled into the lobby to kill time when I noticed someone familiar sitting across from me. At first I could not place the face but quickly realized that it was will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas. I'll be honest, I did not know his name and had to Google the band to get it when I got home, but I was proud of myself for recognizing him.
If he was the only person I saw today, I would not have bothered to write about it, but when I was queing up for my flight home I bumped into a neighbor who was disembarking from my plane which had just arrived from Boston. Then about an hour later (well actually two because my flight was delayed due to problems at Logan) when I was disembarking in Boston I saw David Gergen who lives in the Boston area and teaches at Harvard University. I have to admit, it provides insight into how much of a nerd I am that I was more excited to see David Gergen than my neighbor or the pop star will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas.