One of my Summer Bucket List items is to write my name in sparklers. Todd captured this picture of me completing this feat. Neither Todd nor I know how to use the settings on my fancy camera, but I swear it says AMY in cursive!
Here’s the scene: I’m in the parking garage of the Donald E. Stephen’s Center in Rosemont, IL. I had just figured out the machine to pay for my parking, and I was waiting for an elevator in the parking garage with another librarian. The elevator came, and she and I got in. She was on the side with the buttons, so I told her I was going to the third floor. She was getting out on the second.
The elevator was quite dark, and the feeble light that was shining was like a black light – our light colored and white fabric was glowing. I started to awkwardly look around, as you’re wont to do in an elevator with a stranger. I casually glanced up and saw A PERSON COMING AT ME FROM THE CEILING!!!
I threw myself into the corner of the elevator, hunched down, threw my arms out to grasp the handrails (while holding on to my sizable purse and bag), and made a noise of alarm.
The woman looked at me in terror.
Not surprisingly considering I had just made a complete and utter spectacle of myself!
There was no one coming at me from the ceiling…it was a mirror, and the person who had frightened me so badly was myself.
I straightened myself up, gave a nervous laugh, and haltingly attempted to explain what had happened. The woman continued to look at me as if I were some kind of crazed murderer, and I stopped trying to explain. I realized that it made me seem even more crazy. I kind of laughed and mumbled something about being on Candid Camera.
The elevator stopped at the other lady’s floor, and she was able to make her escape. It should be noted here that she didn’t turn her back on me…
Every time I think of this, I can’t help but laugh. Only me…
P.S. I would like to know why there was a mirror on the ceiling of a public elevator.
When I was a kid, there were things I couldn’t wait to do once I grew up. One was to get to go into the “Adults Only Age 18 and Over” section of Alpine Park Pool and to be able to participate in the adults only swim. I have yet to realize this dream.
Another was being able to prop my arm in my window while I’m driving. I was reminded of that the other day, and I took joy in the act.
We moved Logan to the dorm at NIU yesterday. It’s all exciting and different, and my boy is feeling a little homesick. It’s perfectly natural for him to feel this way, but it’s awfully overwhelming right now. I decided to stitch him up something last night that he can hang by his bed to be reminded that his momma loves him.
We Have Standards is a website that helps you to maintain standards that you set for yourself. If you’re a fan of checklists like I am, you’ll love this! Parents could use this as a rewards chart for their children, too, and it’s customizable.
My head is oftentimes in the clouds, and I often need to remind myself to do things – sometimes as basic as remembering to call people!
- I was kissed by a killer whale.
- I went to 5 different grade schools for K-6.
- I would rather read a book than watch TV.
- I remember the exact moment when I was 7 and decided that green would by my favourite colour.
- I use British spelling whenever I can (see #4).
- I’ve always wanted to be in a punk band.
- I once had a mohawk.
- Until I was 18, I wanted to be a teaching nun.
- I was painfully shy growing up…a fact that people who know me now never believe.
- I am addicted to office supplies and organization.
- I’ve never seen the movie “Titanic” (and I don’t want to).
- I collect small statuettes from around the world.
- I once found a four leaf clover.
- I’m addicted to true crime TV shows.
- I’m a procrastinator who gets things done.
- I talk in a way that Todd refers to as “Amyisms.”
- If I like an article of clothing, I’ll buy a lot of the same thing.
- I’m afraid of heights, but love roller coasters and want to skydive and ride in a hot air balloon (not at the same time).
- I’ve lived in 11 different cities and moved 16 times.
- I will someday write a book and be famous.