Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Another Brush With Fame
Remember me writing a couple of weeks ago that I saw Emma Thompson? Well, I saw another of our street's famous residents on Friday morning -- the guy who plays Mr. Carson, the butler, on "Downton Abbey." I was walking to work when he crossed the street in front of me. I'm embarrassed to say I don't even know his name. I suppose I should look it up in case I ever meet him, so I can greet him with something other than, "Hello, Carson!"
(I'm sure he loves that.)
We're doing Movember at work again -- growing mustaches to raise money and awareness for male cancers. I shouldn't say "we," because I'm sitting this one out. I was happy to grow a mustache once, as an experiment, but I definitely don't want to have to do it every year. I'll make a donation instead.
Oh, and by the way, I wrote in yesterday's post that James Abbott McNeill Whistler never married, but that isn't true. He married later in life, at 54 or so. (I just got to that part of the book yesterday!) So allow me to correct the record.
(Photo: A colorful wall in Chadwell Heath, east London.)