When I flew into LAX from Texas, I was following the crowd to the baggage claim. A gentleman struggling with his baggage was trying to cross the path of the crowd. I paused to let him move past and that's when our eyes met. Then it dawned on me that I recognized him. I don't know if it's because of the moment of recognition that I was sure flashed across my face, or because of his sultry good looks, but I could feel the heat of a blush creep up my face.
It's not the first time I've seen a celebrity of some sort. You become accustomed to it in Los Angeles. My theory is to act like they are just anyone else and allow them to live a normal life. It drives me crazy though when I recognize someone and can't for the life of me figure out where I know them from. With all the people that I've known in my life, I always go through my memory bank of long lost acquaintances and family friends. However, I knew he was a Soap Actor, but which one. It's been years since I watched any of them. I did a search but none of the sites I checked out were giving me quick results.
When I was home sick on Thursday, there was a commercial for Days of Our Lives and staring back at me was the dashing gentleman from the airport. His name is Thaao Penghlis. After reading his bio, I realized that it wasn't on Days of Our Lives that I had watched him. He was Victor Cassadine on General Hospital, back in the days of Luke and Laura, back in the days when I was a teenager. I thought he looked like a sultry older man back then and now I cringe at the thought that he doesn't look so old anymore. After all, he did make me blush.