I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is, I just found out a few days ago that Elijah Wood lives in Austin! According to my coworker, he lives downtown and frequents the Whole Foods at least twice a week to… and here’s the bad news… get flowers for his girlfriend.
But don’t be surprised if you see me hanging around Whole Foods in downtown Austin sometime soon (I’m actually writing this post from the produce section, hoping the tower of pineapples is secure).
From what I can gather, he moved to Austin two years ago, and purchased a $1 million Victorian mansion. Not too shabby.
While you may recognize Wood from his starring role in the Lord of The Rings series, I’ve had a crush on him for a very long time — I’m pretty sure I fell in love with him in The Faculty (if you haven’t seen that movie, you need to do so IMMEDIATELY).
He’s definitely got a distinct look about him, not to mention those eyes, and honestly, he seems like a really nice guy.
Several years ago, when he was in New Orleans for Mardi Gras, I was lucky enough to have a seat in the stands and caught a necklace he tossed — I still have it, unopened, because… fangirling.
I’m honestly not sure if he’s got any movies coming up — he seems to have done the Joseph-Gordon Levitt (another celeb crush) thing and moved on to other creative projects. But I’m okay with it.
Meanwhile… look for me at Whole Foods. But if you see me there, don’t blow my cover!
One of my old team leads, when I worked at Starbucks while out in LA, was friends with Elijah.
To my dismay though he would come visit her at work from time to time, it never happened while I was working.
So jealous. I 💜 him!