Monday, August 18, 2008

We saw Natalie Portman

Oh yeah...almost forgot.

On the way back from the campsite we stopped at gas station/bakery/kitsch-mart spot (Big Sur Bakery) in Big Sur to get gas and saw Natalie Portman with her dog.

She rolled up in a Toyota Matrix with her boyfriend, and 2 ultra-hip scenesters that reeked of L.A. I totally have a *thing* for her. Here's what the dialog with my buddy went like:

Me:
Dude...she looks like Natalie Portman!

Michael Dudikoff:
No she doesn't.

Me:
[Pause...takes another good look] Dude that's totally Natalie Portman!

MD:
I don't think she is, dude. [starts pumping gas]

Me:
[Staring through space and time, which causes the side of her face to heat up] Dude, she looked just at me, and I saw her eyes and that is Natalie Portman...wow...she's small!

MD:
That does kinda look like her. Isn't she dating that singer dude?

Me:
Yeah, except I can't really tell...he's got a hat and sunglasses on...could be...he looks kinda like him. Who are those 2 lamewads with her?

MD:
Dunno...they are hella lame. Look like scenesters.

Me:
Oh man, she put her sunglasses on after she saw me looking at her. I feel creepy now.

MD:
I'm not sure that's her.

Me:
That's totally her. She's just smaller in real life. Damn...she's like 100 pounds or something.

MD:
Yeah, she IS very diminutive. Does she have a dog?

Me:
I dunno. I think so.

MD:
It's too bad we don't have the iPhone to look up on the internets to see if she has a dog.

Me:
There's no signal here anyway. Dammit. I know it's her. I'll look it up when we get home.

MD:
Cool.

The rest of the trip we built the case supporting the claim that it was Natalie Portman, and agreed that for all our arguments and suppositions, it all came down to the fact that it was dependent on the dog.

Case closed. Here's what the dog looked like.

I did think of taking pictures, but then I would've felt dirty and creepy. Still, I would think that someone who portrays the mother of Luke and Leia Skywalker would be a little more imposing. She was...diminutive, but just as pretty as she is in her movies.

All the fanboys at work are bugging out big time when I retell the story.

4 comments:

Allie Mickle said...

Hello, not to be weird or anything, but I was at Big Sur on Monday afternoonish, and I was at the beach with my mom when a little dog ran up to us and a very short and slim woman quickly grabbed the dog and ran back to her friends which were about 4ish other people, after she left I realized that she looked like Natalie Portman and when I went online to see how tall she was and if she had a dog, this site came up. I just thought you might want to know that someone else thought they saw her at Big Sur too:)

Jromi said...

Hey thanks. I'm glad I'm not being a crazy obsessive freak all by my lonesome.

BTW...it was TOTALLY her!!

Anonymous said...

davendra's band is playing in big sur in september (fire relief fundraiser)

http://naturalismo.wordpress.com/tag/megapuss/

maybe they were there checking out the spot. beautiful down there...

Jromi said...

That would explain things. Thanks for adding to the breadcrumbs!