At first I think, "Why didn't I come up with that?" and then, "There's a reason ..."
Tania Cowher, a commercial photographer in Austin, "thought it would be fun to provide everyday people with the experience of being a celebrity," according to her Web site, Celeb4aday.
For a nominal fee (for people like us) we can live the dream: have our own personal paparazzi follow us around on a downtown outing, fall over themselves to snap our picture outside the concert hall, pepper us with questions like, "Where's Britney?!" and create a scene as they loudly greet us at Planet Hollywood. Famous.
Evidently there's quite a market for this, and of course there would be. Cowher's company has expanded to Los Angeles and San Francisco. (Can Cowtown be far behind?) Time magazine recently featured this trend.
TV did a bit on it this week, showing a guy on the street getting caught up in the excitement of a Celeb-4-a-Day nobody lit up by parazzi. He quickly pulls out his camera-phone, clicks a snapshot of her and turns and asks, "Who is that?"
It's Amanda, duh!