The latest contribution to UTR's celebrity sightings column, Judicial SIGHT-ations: Frolics and Detours of Article III Celebrities, is mouthwatering -- literally! Here it is:
As I and one of my coworkers were having lunch [on Friday] at Au Bon Pain at the corner of 6th and D, N.W. Washington D.C., who should stroll in and stand in the queue but none other than Judge John G. Roberts, Jr., himself!! By the time he was halfway through the line, there was a perceptible buzz in the room -- not surprising, since he's not only become a household name, but also because the ABP food outlet is teeming with lawyers at lunchtime, being a mere block from the Pretty[boy] Courthouse.
The sightation alone satisfied me, but my coworker -- having more gumption than myself -- actually decided to approach him and say hello. After Roberts had picked up his sandwich (sorry, didn't see what he ordered), and while he was grabbing a napkin, my coworker introduced himself, wished him a friendly congratulations and said good luck. He then said to Judge Roberts, "I've been watching footage of the hearings all week." To this, Roberts answered, "Great -- how are they going?"
I saw many flashes of the future Chief's terrific sense of humor in the hearings this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, but this was to a complete stranger. Nice, eh?
Best wishes and keep up the good work!!!
--A fan in D.C.
WOW! How awesome -- now that is what A3G calls a sight-ation! The only thing that could possibly have made this celeb sighting more complete would have been a photo -- taken discreetly, sans flash, using a digital camera cell phone -- of our likely future Chief Justice.
If A3G had been on the scene, she would have fainted (literally). She is a huge fan of both Judge Roberts and Au Bon Pain (as well as similar chains like Cosi and Panera, which do a fine job of bringing fresh and tasty sandwiches to us at reasonable prices).
Soon-to-be Chief Justice Roberts, next time you hit ABP, here's a recommendation from A3G: try the mozzarrella, tomato, and pesto sandwich. Yes, it does have 820 calories -- but it's worth every one of them! And as a judicial hottie, you need not worry about your weight. But since the sandwich does contain pesto, please don't forget to pop a Listerine strip before returning to One First Street. You might be his boss, but no one has ever accused Nino of not speaking his mind. If your bad breath stinks up the Justices' Conference Room, he will complain!