Tuesday, October 26, 2010

10 things


ten things i learned/experienced in the last couple of days.

1. that when an old man from indiana forgets to retrieve his wallet from off the trunk of his car,
then drives down a busy highway, and you happen to see the contents of his wallet,
and a substantial amount of cash blowing furiously all over the street,
you speed, roll down the window and offer your services to help.
then you proceed to stop 4 lanes of oncoming traffic, 
by running in front of said speeding oncoming traffic with just your hand up.
then you start looking for the cash and credit cards in the bushes on the median.
then you get a big hug from someones grandpa with much appreciation in his eyes.

2. that you actually can find a decent hotel in palm springs for 44 bucks.

3. that as you get older, it is probably not a good idea to drive on a windy, desert road in the pitch dark.

4. that striking up conversation with run of the mill, 
ordinary, hard working, salt of the earth people who you dont know is kind of fun.
and getting hugs from them is equally as fun.

5. that men like to have a full view of the flatscreens at the yard house.

6. what a "try hard" is. 
i was accused of being one just because i wore a jean skirt and casual platforms to a water polo game. 
i guess i wont do that again. 
hunter says he likes me better in cut offs and rainbows.

7. that when i am stressed i pick my toes. 

8. that i absolutely need sunshine to enable me to function properly.

9. that i CAN stand on my own two feet.

10. and when someone leaves their atm card in the machine and leaves, 
you just patiently wait for them to come back. 
another hearty hug and a handshake from a random stranger.
funny how people are so surprised when you are honest.

pay it forward.

3 comments:

Jack and Melissa said...

So happy that you survived your "merit badge" marathon weekend..a little crazy but a great diversion! I need to come hang out with you..& when I do I'm bringing my video camera! Love you, Melissa

Claudine Barnett said...

of course you can stand on your own two feet.... and you do it well.

Lori said...

You are, and will always be, one of the GOOD-est people I know.