so...last night i hung out with roger federer, spike lee, serena williams, maria sharapova, a few actor types, and some sports celebs. who would have thought i'd be hanging out at the grand opening of the nike store, new york. i've only been here 3 weeks and already i'm hobnobbing with the upper echelon of the sports culture. certainly you should check it out at 21 mercer street. this was a huge party with over a thousand in attendance. security with their little ear pieces (not sure who they were talking to), ushers in spiffy green jackets (they all looked like they just won the masters), open bars, hip hop music from a skilled dj, astroturf everywhere...and all in the middle of mercer street. huge. i even met travis mccoy. i found his phone...he was generous to me for finding it.
and then it seemed that the swedish and brazilian volleyball teams came strolling in...turned out to be about 100 models just to add some glam to the event and make us all feel that we were part of something special. which we were. i mean, it was the nike store!
yep...i felt pretty important last night. the fact that i was one of the hired ushers should, in no way, diminish how cool you thought i was a few moments ago. i did get a free pair of shoes...but i had to give back the green jacket.