Vacation Day One: Run into Jared Leto.
So I just got back from and awesome cruise with my darling husband of 10 years :) After we checked into our hotel in San Juan Puerto Rico, we went for a walk to the beach.. I was SHOCKED to see a sign that one of my favorite bands, 30 Seconds to Mars, was playing that night! What timing! The day goes on- we visit all sorts of cool stuff- and on the recommendation of our hotel valet- we had dinner at Cafe Puerto Rico. The place looked and smelled amazing… and it was packed. So we were seated in this window seat facing a flight of stairs. My hubby and I were just smiling at each other, it had been such a great day. Then I noticed someone coming down the stairs- I swear it was like a movie (and I really don’t swear much)! Awesome hair, white shirt, black pants and really awesome shoes- I was distracted by the shoes- where do people find shoes like that- they were like something from a video game, dark black with huge black straps- super cool. Who would be cool enough to wear such awesome shoes? Then I see BLAZING blue eyes- huge and unreal- we made I contact and I made a realization: JARED LETO…. Jared Leto… and there he went out the door!!! Jared Leto was a high school crush of mine… and everyone who graduated in 1996. He played Jordan Catalano on “My So-Called Life” with Claire Daines. Dreamy to the max! Anyway- away he went. I looked at my husband and I was like, “honey- that was Jared Leto! I’m like 99% sure!” so I quick grabbed my camera, spun around to peek out the window and took a horrible photo of him… I couldn’t be sure it was him… so I double checked with my husband to make sure it wasn’t too creepy to go find out it was him. He said go for it, so I went outside and he had already crossed the street. I kinda felt like a creeper (I’m pretty sure I was a creeper right?) so I totally faked taking a picture of the scenery in the same direction he was looking… (so lame). I shifted my camera to put him in the frame and took the picture that you see here. I was about to cross the street an introduce myself- but as soon as I gathered my courage, a huge black SUV picked him up. That to me was proof it was Jared Leto. The rest of dinner was me all smiles.. I just couldn’t believe it! I was gushing about it the whole time and even double checked with my server to see if that was him. He said, “yes- he is a rockstar.” So we were done with dinner and waiting for our check when Shannon Leto came in. He had another pair of awesome shoes on with rainbow laces. He also had the triad tattoo on his neck. My hubby encouraged me to say “hi” but I was super nervous. He was sitting right in the restaurant by the door all by himself. I didn’t want to bother his dinner… so I went to the bathroom and thought about what I would say. My initial thought was to say this, “Hi! My three-year-old son LOVES Night of the Hunter, but they lyrics are so mature- so I don’t let him listen to it very much- but he always asks for it” No Sarah… this is not something you say to a band person… too weird and lame. So instead ad I walked out the door, I leaned toward his table and said, “Good luck tonight” and he said “thank you very much” and I left… feeling like a high school fan girl… I knew it was a very great start to a great vacation.