Mena Suvari: Official Abbot-Kinney Celebrity Mascot: 3.27
This Sunday, the roomie and I attended our local neighborhood fair, the Abbot Kinney Festival.
If you didn't know, Abbot-Kinney is the hip main drag of Venice, California.
For the festival, the po-po's closed off Abbot Kinney Blvd. on either side of Venice Blvd., Venice's other main drag-- and by drag, I do mean literal drag races are held on this street, usually at 3:00 am. The festival was a lovely cross-section of the inhabitants of Venice, including Chad Michael Murray's white-trash doppelganger [um, not me] and Mena Suvari.
Every time I'm anywhere on Abbot-Kinney, I see Mena Suvari.
That is one of the reasons why I've declared that Mena Suvari is the Official Celebrity Mascot of Abbot Kinney. Seriously, I now think Mena Suvari actually died sometime after the filming of American Beauty and her ghost haunts the increasingly-gentrified boulevard. Random, yes, but so is seeing Mena Suvari everywhere.
So as the roomie and I left the festival we had our customary Suvari sighting. Before that, we wandered among the booths [ugly cowboy hats were big this year] and saw the glorious cross-section of young families, interracial couples, underemployed actors, neo-hippies, and a smattering of nearly every racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual background.
And as for the Chad Michael Murray doppelganger, did anybody else see him? He was wearing big sunglasses, had near-buzz hair, tank top. Both the roomie and I followed him for perhaps 5 minutes trying to ascertain if it was indeed my avatar, the real Chad Michael Murray until we discovered it wasn't. Comment if you did and if you attended-- Just curious.
And finally, Mena Suvari, remember that you are the celebrity embodiment of this diversity. Act accordingly.