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OMG! Gossip Girl – Part 2

David is moving back to Seattle.  He’s saying good-bye to NY.  He’s saying good-bye to all his fave NY restaurants, visiting one of them everyday.  Saturday was supposed to be his last meal at Shake Shack.

It was not an usual Shack Shack kind of day.  It was drizzling.  The line was unusually short (but hey, nobody was complaining).

We got a table and started our delicious meal.  And then I saw him.  Somebody who looked familiar in a movie star kinda way.  “Isnt’ that guy kinda famous?” I asked our table.  Oddly enough, it was Glenn, a Microsoftee in his 40s who was quick to point out that “He is the guy from ‘Gossip Girl'”  OMG!  And indeed ’twas.  There was Penn Badgley, sitting literally at the table behind ours.   Diesel even exchanged some words with him (basically he said “excuse me” while going through the chairs around his table).

(Penn, sitting right behind Molly–you can see her quilted jacket in the pic)

A few people approached him and asked him if he was Penn Badgley, in a very nonchallant, NY kinda way.  But I’m not from NY.  So I just stared.  Shamelessly stared.  When Diesel came back to our table I tried to whisper as subtly as possible that he had just talked to a celebrity, but because he is hearing-impaired (when he was a kid in AL, some kid launched a rocket that landed and exploded behind his ear), he was like:  What?  WHAT? WHAAAAAAAT?

His very loud questioning caused Penn to switch chairs, making sure that his back was turned to our table.  Still, I was able to make an inventory of his meal (1 double Shack burger, a small chocolate shake, fries and bottled water), and his fabulous skin.  Just like Chace Crawford, whom we saw during the Gossip Girl taping in our hood, Penn Badgley was smaller than I imagined.  Very cute and very gracious.  He waited in line like everybody else and kept a low profile.


6 Responses

  1. OMG your so lucky!
    so he just sat their like normal folk and ate his food all by himself?

  2. your so friggin lucky man 😉

  3. I’m not hearing impaired….

  4. He actually got his food and food for somebody else. An older guy came and I think it was his dad or agent or something…

  5. MAN, you are so lucky!

    I had Jamie Lee Curtis talk to me once, in Sun Valley. I was super sick, had barely just go my voice back and was getting some tea at my favorite coffee shop there where I used to work at. She overheard me talking in my whisper voice to the owner and jumped in, eyes wide, with ‘wow, you sound just horrible, awful! this kind of tea is very good and will help a lot (pointing to one). Get some of that, with some lemon and honey, and go right back home!’

    She’s like that though, she sat down with Jeff and Josie once, while waiting for a pickup order at another place there, and asked if they were married (they were engaged). Then she said they should really have kids together, haha! Then she waved from across the room when leaving out the door, calling loudly “bye!’

  6. He is super cute!! You should have made out with him! (Sorry Diesel!) But hey, it’s Penn Badgley! I don’t think he’d mind… hehe, kidding. 😉

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