Oh my gosh! The ever-effervescent Birdchick has had two close encounters with Ian McKellen!!!!! How lucky can a person be? I would have given a great deal to get to see him perform in my favorite play of all time, King Lear, which is playing in the Twin Cities right now. I don't know if she's going to see the play, but she did get to see him in a grocery store and on her way to a movie! She writes, "Can I say how much I enjoy just picking him out in the streets among all the other people? It's like finding a Ross's goose mixed in with a bunch of snow geese."
I did find it intriguing that she wrote of her amazing encounters in a blog entry titled, "Weekend of Red-tails." Yes, most of the post is about her heading north to help band hawks. But considering that long first paragraph I can't help but wonder... There IS a nude scene in King Lear, after all.