My new best friend. July 31, 2006
Last week for our anniversary, Aaron took me to my most favoritest Nashville restaurant, Mambu. (I would link it but they don’t have a website! Heresy.) It’s in an old house, with the hostess station in the foyer and the tables in the adjoining rooms. There are no doors, only big wooden doorframes linking the rooms together.
We didn’t have a reservation, assuming they wouldn’t be too busy on a Wednesday night. So when we told the hostess we’d like to sit inside and she gave us kind of a strange look, we were confused. The restaurant didn’t seem too full. I was glancing around the place when I realized why… through a couple of the doorways I could see Keith Urban eating dinner. A wall was blocking my view of his companion, but I had a feeling I knew who it was.
When the hostess came back to seat us, she briefed us on what was going on: Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman were eating in the room where we were about to be seated. I guess she just wanted to let us know so we didn’t flip out when we walked into the room. Smart girl, because as a general rule I make no guarantees not to flip out.
She sat us literally ten feet away from them. I wanted to turn and stare, but I mustered up every bit of self-restraint I’ve got and managed to act relatively cool. I felt like we needed to be really on during dinner… lots of laughing and talking with no awkward silences. You know, because if she sees how fun we are she’ll totally want to come over and be our friend, right? (Right.)
We eat (salmon for me, steak for Aaron), they eat (steak salad AND steak for both of them). They get up to leave. The door is right behind Aaron, and when they get to it, Keith (we’re on a first-name basis now) realizes he’s forgotten something and goes back to the table, leaving her standing in the doorway. I used this chance to check her out… she is gorgeous and had on a really cool t-shirt. I think I was a little too obviously staring, but they were on their way out so I figured it was alright. It was pretty freaking cool.
So there you have it, folks, the story of my dinner with my new best friend Nicole Kidman. We hang out all the time now… we are totally BFF. Here we are the other day, discussing the finer points of So You Think You Can Dance. (She totally loves it too! It’s so super awesome.)