Wait-- speaking of awkward run-ins, I just remembered this incident. In May 2007 I went to the Kentucky Derby with my husband. That was the same year that Queen Elizabeth attended the Derby. I know you're already thinking, "Oh my gosh Gina, I can't believe you met the Queen!" I wish that were true. The 2007 Derby was also attended by OJ Simpson. You can't see me right now, but I'm making a disgusted face. I know OJ was acquitted by a jury of his peers, but I do not believe in his innocence. When the Derby was over, there was a massive crush of humanity who all wanted to exit at the same time. There were rivers of people moving against each other. I kept getting jostled but I paid no attention; I just wanted to break free of the crowd. At one point I was vaguely aware of a group of snazzily dressed African-American men in hats passing the opposite way. My husband suddenly said to me, "You just brushed against OJ Simpson!" I was like, "Whaaaaat? Ugh! I touched a murderer!". It's not a great memory now that I think about it.
OK, this would be a good point to tidily wrap everything up with a bow but I've got nothing. I bet you never thought you'd read a blog post that mentions Taylor Swift, Queen Elizabeth and OJ Simpson. They're so completely unconnected. And yet I found a way. You're welcome.