I was in Los Angeles with my dad several years ago, and one of the things I liked about being there was it felt like you could run into a celebrity at any moment.
Any one of the trendy people with small dogs and big sunglasses could have been some kind of VIP.
We never actually "ran into" any celebrities. At least, I don't think we did. My dad swears he saw Michael Douglas driving a convertible in Beverly Hills; I'm pretty sure he didn't, but I guess there's no harm in letting him think it.
Anyway, ever since "House of Cards" started filming in Harford County, I got that same feeling of a possible celebrity sighting afoot.
Walking down Main Street on the day of the filming in Bel Air last week, I felt tempted to hum, "Where in the world is Kevin Spacey?" (to the tune of "Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego").
Anyway, just like in L.A., I didn't actually see Spacey or Robin Wright or Kate Mara or anybody else. So sad.
But now that the "House of Cards" crew is out and about in Harford County, and you never know where they might be next, I still feel like it's fun to potentially run into a filming somewhere random.
Last year, they were on the side of Level Road; then they were in downtown "Havre de Grace," which was representing Gaffney, S.C.
Last week, I was on my way to Edgewood High School to talk with some students, who had made a portrait mural (they did a great job, by the way!), when I passed what looked like film equipment off of Edgewood Road.
Sure enough, the "House of Cards" truck was being unloaded in the parking lot of Edgewood Park Apartments.