Knocked off early at the widget factory yesterday and took the family to Barnes & Noble at Market Square. Gotta love that kid’s section–plenty of fun for the kids, but with only 2 exits it’s super easy to monitor. Afterward, while eating some really authentic Chinese food from a little restaurant I usually just refer to as “Orange Chicken” who walks in to the humble Market Square but NBA superstar Mike Bibby. He did some holiday shopping at B&N, graciously signing a few autographs for his adoring fans, before dining at California Pizza Kitchen. Gods among men. I tried to give him a what’s up nod but believe it or not he was talking on a cellular phone the whole time!
My last Kings sighting was way back in 2000, the day after the playoff loss to the hated L.A. Lakers. Driving back to town from the widget factory out in Rocklin (different widgets, different factory) I came upon a super-stylish black BMW. As I cautiously pulled up next to the driver, I was suprised to see a sheepish Peja Stojakovic slinking back into his seat to avoid my glance. My favorite Kings sighting was when my dad and I saw Otis Thorpe at the Music Circus and my dad said “Otis, my man” and shook his hand.