(ah Karen Carpenter....did you automatically think of "We've Only Just Begun?" No, okay..moving on)
So last month we headed down to Coronado and stayed at the famous Del Coronado Hotel.
I know, posh. Stars stay there and I can attest to it.
I stalked one at the pool one day and I'm oh so proud.
So you watch LOST right? No? Who are you?!
Anyway, Nestor Carbonell plays Richard Alpert, the one with the heavy eyeliner looking eyes, this babe...
Anyway, I'm laying out at the pool and the kids are all, "mom watch me do this and that and look I'm swimming without floaties for the first time, MOM!"
And, I see this guy walk by and totally gasp, "WHAT, OH YEAH, GREAT KIDS!" super loud and really wanted to shout out, "LOST, GUY FROM LOST!"
So I'm squinting across the pool at this guy and his family and think that has to be Richard Alpert from LOST.
This hotel is famous, famous people can totally vacation here with commoners like us. So I see a blond with him, his wife. I google her on my iPhone. Yep, she's blond.
I see two small boys head to the spa and I send my oldest over there to investigate. "Let me know approximate ages of them!" DQ gives me a look that was totally "mom, you've really lost it."
I google kids, yep two sons, ages 9 and 6.
DQ comes back and I immediately say, "are they 9 and 6?! Can they be those ages, do they look like My Boy and K's ages?!"
Calm down mom, and yes.
Verified. That is him!
I want to go up and casually ask him if it's really him.
Hubby says to walk by and cough "HaveyouseenJacobortheOtherslately" and I'm like, that is so nerdy.
But, I secretly want to.
Kids, wife in the pool, he's there on a chair reading for like an hour.
Suddenly mom and boys get out of the pool, pack up and head our direction. I fumble for my phone and try to make it look like I'm taking pics of the kids in the water and angle the phone just right.
So apparently I'm taking a picture of water, and I'm totally busted.
Oh, but he is SO gorgeous, so much shorter than I thought he'd be, and he looked at me.
I'm sure, he gets
I write about this on Facebook and a friend says that her friend is also staying at the Del and confirmed he was there.
I secretly looked for him on the grounds and around town the rest of our trip, but didn't catch sight of him again.
And, thankfully the kids forgave me for not paying attention during my obsession and I thanked them for not drowning.