Thursday, June 07, 2018

Blind Item #3 - Mexican Restaurant Blues - An INSIDERHER Blind Item

It was around the year 2000.

I stopped into a cute New Mexican restaurant that had recently opened in Pacific Palisades-home of the stars. It was practically empty, but I felt like an enchilada, so I went in and sat down. The place was pretty much empty, it being a week day afternoon. As I scrolled through the menu, I noticed a small, pathetic looking creature huddled alone at a one-seater at the restaurant. Even with tears in her big blue eyes, no makeup, and her famous tousled blonde hair looking like it hadn’t been brushed in days, there was no mistaking who she was. And, there was also no doubt that she wasn’t preparing for a film role. This was a genuinely distraught woman. Her sadness was so private that I wouldn’t have thought of intruding upon it. She mostly looked down, or stared blankly out the window.

All I could think was this: here’s this famous movie star who people assume leads a charmed life, weeping & alone in a Mexican restaurant. It doesn’t matter who you are, your heart can be broken.

That day, I thought I saw the saddest little girl in the world, not the star of countless hit films. She & her ex have been in the news recently, fighting over who cheated, or who cheated more. I dunno, and don’t much care. On that day, she was one miserable girl, and I truly pitied her. I also like her on film. I think a lot of people felt she had a natural sense of honesty about her. Even against a permanent A+ list actor, she shone, and made people want to watch her smile.

I hope she’s doing a lot more of it these days. 

43 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Meg Ryan

Tuesdi said...

+1 Tricia

srproject said...

Someone cried?

Og said...

I've heard meg Ryan is a gigantic b ro the itch

Tricia13 said...

Heard the same 🤷‍♀️

Rosie riveter said...

"I felt like an enchilada"
that sure sounds different when written

NE peanut gallery said...

What does an enchilada feel like? Asking for a friend....

Spotted Meg Ryan while still with Dennis at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington years ago. They were getting a private tour and being shown the changing of the guard. Dennis looked somber and very interested in the ceremony but she could not have cared less - looked like she would have rather been anywhere else.

Thonker said...

The person felt like eating an enchilada dont act dumb

But why is there always some "I'm vegan but I wnated shrimp" or "I wanted to eat an enchilada" in this person's blinds? we dont need to know your cravings just cut to the chase

Virginia Mayer said...

"I saw a famous actress, alone, crying in a restaurant".

These blinds are so boring. Does Enty have no content?

Unknown said...

Thonker +1

Apparently being vegan does not lead to culinary fulfilment - try eating a steak love. Maybe your blinds will become more interesting.

#TEAMGEELJIRE CLASSIC said...

Probably run up for the blinds on why she was crying.
Be patient, young padawan.

Ly said...

Natural sense of honesty? Because she's blonde, blue-eyed, with the build of a woman-child?

T. W. said...

Meg was once considered "the girl next door" but people do not like her. She treated her own mother badly.

primadana said...

Renée Zellweger

one_eyed_bob said...

I like the Insiderher blinds. So far they have all been firsthand encounters which make them unique, kinda like himmmm blinds.

Southern Man said...

Meg.
And basically everyone who knows her (I don't, but know a few who do) hates her.

KnitWit said...

I like the insideher and old Hollywood blinds.

Lurky McLurkster said...

@ NE I would think an enchilada would feel all warm and cozy, being wrapped in a tortilla and all

Tricia13 said...

There was definitely no fake orgasm at that table....
Now had it been pastrami on rye...

J said...

Because total attention-thirsty assholes never ever cry. Only sweet kind people do.

Such insight.

Anonymous said...

@t.w. A lot of people treat Mother "badly". Very often, it's because Mother treated `them` badly.
At any rate, it's nobody's business.

fionafab said...

Even Cowgirls get the blues.

sandybrook said...

Dickens Cider>>>>>>>>>>INSIDERHER

Itttt said...

^^^ well, "DUH".

BTW, as phony as Meg was/is, Dennis is/was a MASSIVE ASSHOLE. Hindsight, seems the two deserved each other.

Brayson87 said...

Summary:

Lurker spots crying woman who resembles Meg Ryan in a Taco Bell. The End.

NobodyNose said...

Brayson, you're killing me in these InsideHer blinds. <3

Lunchpaillefty said...

It’s treat them “bad”, by the way.

Lunchpaillefty said...

Kim Bassinger? Just to change the conversation

Farmgirl said...

Was the place empty though?

hothotheat said...

Her mother walked out on the family when she was young. I don't blame her. Not all mothers are good mothers.

Leanne Norman said...

" her sadness was private I wouldn't have thought of intruding upon it"

Until 18 years later when you wanted attention.

La-Juice said...

Wow, too many commentors are far too tough on someone taking time out of their day to provide us with mindless entertainment.

Seriously, won't you give the personalized abuse a rest?

Why bother reading INSIDEHER blinds anyway, if you are so disposed to heap abuse on the story/writer?

Oh, and a person can eat mexican food and be vegan... also she may not have been full vegan at this time. Go ahead an "@" me on this. Go ahead and waste your time going back to the original vegan/shrimp blind and proving I am wrong about the timing on INSIDEHER's veganism... I DGAF.

I just don't want such relentless, aggressive, negativity to run this blinder off.

Thorne said...

I love these Insiderher stories! They're so sweet and well-written I don't mind that they aren't juicy.

memyselfandi said...

I can see this being Meg but the terminology is a little confusing because the last paragraph refers to subject of the blind as a girl twice when Meg would have been about 31 at the time.

Not sure if it's meant to emphasize Meg's girl next door / America's Sweetheart thing at the time or what but...

Yeah in 2000 she was having her affair with Russell Crowe/ending her relationship with Dennis Quaid and she lost Russell anyways.

P. Edwin Nibbles said...

Why didn't you just go over and find out the deal, honey?
You're well known for ruining peoples' lunches.

HeatherBee said...

True dat, Nibbles!!

Anonymous said...

Hahahaha

Aoife said...

I'm enjoying these blinds too.

Also if someone is crying their eyes out sitting alone I think the last thing you do is plop yourself down and ask if there is anything you can do.

Still Liz said...

Nor Reese Witherspoon?

sighthound said...

If Meg Ryan - her interview on Parkinson is legendary. She is an insufferable bitch.

Femina Plus said...

Drew Barrymore?

KaiserWilhelm'sGhost said...

And then she left and bought herself a mercedes and paid for it in full on the spot and felt much better about herself while you finished your burritos and scrounged your pockets to pay for them.

But you left feeling better about yourself because mentally you got to white knight a hollywood starlet and pity her crying.

Seriously, this is a blind? If the INSIDERHER blinds isn't about the guy writing the blind banging a hollywood star and telling us how shitty she is in bed (I mean, that's what I thought by "inside her") then it's a waste of time.

Well, not the guy who wrote this blind. You can tell in an instant he doesn't get laid, ever. Lol pitying some ultra rich hollywood star because she was crying in a mexican restaurant. She probably burnt her tongue on a taco. And now she's reading this blind and laughing at you.

Irish Dre said...

Kate Hudson

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