Monday, May 14, 2007

I Saw Steffi Graf. I Think.

The Heidelberg area is home to a few famous people. For one, Chaka Kahn lives here. Tennis star Boris Becker is from the area as well. But the two most famous residents are tennis uber-couple Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi. They have a house in Neunheim, right across the river from where I live.

As you may recall, my new favorite hobby lately is hiking up and down the mountain across the river. This past weekend I was on my down the mountain and I noticed a woman running up the hill in black spandex. As soon as I noticed her my first thought was "Damn, she looks exactly like Steffi Graf", followed closely by my second thought, "Wait, she lives right at the bottom of the hill! It IS Steffi Graf!". I tried to play it cool and didn't ogle her as she ran by but she made eye contact, gave me a smile and said something in German that I can only guess was hello. I smiled back and said hello and then immediately looked around to see if Andre was behind her but no such luck.

Steffi Graf said hello to me. Awesome.


Anonymous said...

I saw Oprah once when I was living in Chicago...and last month I saw OJ at Macy's here in Miami - what's up?
nikki knoll

Rik said...

Wow, Nikki Knoll! The Nikkster, What a blast from the past!

How have you been?

Anonymous said...

pretty good...Rikster!

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married to Tim and have a 4 year old little girl - Karis

love Xavier's name!!!!

kitty said...

Chaka Kahn -- boy, does that name bring back memories!
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Her birthday is the same as mine. She was born Yvette Marie Stevens.