So. The other night at happy hour the bartender played an old 80's DVD.
At one point Weird Al's parody of Madonna's Like a Virgin played.
I told the friend I was with that I thought Weird Al was a genius.
And as Like a Surgeon rolled on I said, "Weird Al just never got his due."
Fast forward about 15 minutes and I'm walking into the grocery store.
As I'm pondering a selection in frozen foods Weird Al walked by me.
I thought my mind was playing tricks on me. I mean, what are the chances?
I followed him to the yogurt area where I confirmed that it was indeed him.
Now, I don't usually approach celebs - but in this case, how could I not?
It's Weird effing Al!!!
I tapped his shoulder, "Excuse me Weird, I really think you are brilliant."
He blushed a bit as I asked, "May I take a photo with you?"
He was very sweet, "Thank you and of course."
He promptly whipped out his glasses and constructed his classic face.
Afterward I told him that I loved his work and was thrilled to report,
"Not 20 minutes ago I saw Like a Surgeon at happy hour."
He replied, "Are you kidding?" I shook my head, "Nope. I'm serious."
Weird Al smiled broadly, "Wow, that's really cool."
I thanked him and said, "Well, I'll let you get back to your shopping."
Five minutes later I saw him on the chip aisle and wanted to tell him...
That I thought his Lady GaGa parody last year was pure magic.
But alas, not even Weird Al can get me to go down that evil chip aisle.
Must. Avoid. Chip. Aisle. At. All. Cost.
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