Laurent Robinson. Wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. Number 19.
Today would be the second time.
I went to Lenox Mall after work to take a walk and to get some new photos taken. The pictures were snapped at arguably the best temperature-controlled store in the entire mall (always cool!). After I stepped out of the store (on the upper level), I noticed a group of people come up the escalator. One white T-shirted, beige cargo pants’ed Laurent Robinson. I was within three feet of him when he and his compadres reached the top of the escalator. As I realized who was standing before me, he looked at me for at least twelve seconds. He smiled at me. Before I could get the words, “I’ve seen you before,” out of my mouth, he and his troupe were walking inland. I maintained a respectful distance but kept looking in their direction. When they were at least two store-lengths away, Laurent looked back in my direction and smiled again.
The expression that I wore was part awe and part “I know who you are.” Laurent’s expression suggested more “she recognizes me” rather than “I’ve seen her before.”
Moreover, Falcons pins are finally restocked. I lost my pin a couple months ago and haven’t felt whole since. The last time I lost and had to replace a pin was roughly a year ago. I purchased three (two backups!) before I left the mall.
And now for the photographs:
Click here for a more lavender version.
Now for some cool stuff. The first two pix shall compare and contrast same location two years apart.
Can you guess what’s wrong with this picture: Here’s a hint.
Lastly, here I am with my numero uno adolescent crush, Takeshi Kaneshiro.
Here we are desaturated.
On a related note, I saw Vernon Jones last Saturday in the upper level Neiman Marcus corridor, in the vicinity of the Diesel store.