So here's how you know you need to get a life of your own instead of living vicariously through your coworkers:
Wednesday, Natalie came by my cubicle after lunch.
Natalie: I hear you're a secret American Idol fan.
Me: Honey, there is no secret about it!
Nat: Guess who I just had lunch with?
Nat: Danny Gokey, from Season 8.
Me: You're kidding me! Where? How did you have lunch with him?
Nat: At KC Pita. Kristyn and I were eating there and saw Danny having lunch with someone--a radio DJ, I think.
Me: So you didn't actually eat with him, then?
Nat: Well, no. But we were in the same building and saw him.
Me: Did you at least go talk to him?
Nat: No.... But maybe I should have.
Me: Um, yeah! I would have said, "Hi, Danny. My whole family loved you last season. Enjoy your lunch."
Nat: Yeah. I should have said something.
She sighed and I nodded. Then Natalie went to the pop machine and I finished editing an environmental assessment.
I definitely need to get out for lunch more often.
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