Tuesday, April 7, 2009

I'm So Cool!

So the other day, a girl who follows my blog (who also lives in Los Angeles) really wanted to meet me for lunch. Because she likes me so much, she wanted to give me an autographed poster and CD since she works for a music company. About 10 minutes before we were supposed to meet at a restaurant, she texted me and said two of her co-workers were jealous that she was getting to meet me and asked if they could come along. (huh? Jealous she's going to meet me?) Anyway, I agreed. Nothing like added pressure to be as cool and witty in person as they think I am in my blog. We had a great time at lunch and agreed to meet again sometime. As we walked back to our cars, we stopped first at hers, so she could give me the poster and CD. Except in her generosity, she gave me a couple of extra signed posters and CDs for a couple of my friends who are also fans of the band.

Anyway, I was parked about 5 cars over from them. We hugged and I said goodbye to her and her friends and then started walking to my car.

You know those cement stoppers at the end of parking spaces? I affectionately refer to them as agents of death.

The row we were parked in had angled parking spaces. The row on the other side had spaces angled the opposite direction. So those angled cement stoppers made up a herringbone pattern between the two rows. (do you like where this is going?)


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(thanks to Marshall for making this visual for me)

So while my biggest fan and her fan co-workers were getting in their car, I started walking to my car. My arms were full of posters and CDs and for some stupid unknown reason, I decided to walk in the small space where the herringbone pattern of cement stoppers were.

And I tripped. But you know how you start to trip, so you stick you other leg out to steady yourself? Yeah, I did that. But instead of steading myself, my other leg also tripped on a bleepity bleep cement stopper. So I didn't just fall. I built up momentum and then I fell. CDs and posters and my purse went flying. I was just a few cars away from my "fans". I'm not 100% sure they saw it happen, but I think there's a good chance they did. I mean, one minute I'm walking to my car, and the next minute I disappear from view.

So I picked up my dignity posters, CDs and purse and walked directly to my car without looking back.

In just seconds I managed to loose ALL my cool points.

That's what you call REAL talent.


23 comments:

  1. Oh, Julie! I shouldn't have laughed but you made it sound so funny! Here's a (HUG) :D

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  2. oh dear! sounds painful...I hope there was no permanent damage done!

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  3. We have all been there and we aren't laughing at you we are laughing with you :0)

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  4. I still think you're cool, Julie. You're amazing and have a purple house.

    Have you seen the 44' puppet Angel from Smile Time at Things from Another World? My MIL has one, and it's amazing. I think you need one.

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  5. LMAO... not At you, but With you!!!! Thanks Marshall for the visual.

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  6. Ouch.

    And what is the purpose of those agents of death? I had parked once by one...they were only on my side...and only by a few spaces. So it was fun when I proceeded to drive over one...

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  7. How 'bout the 5 year old who won't go to school unless I take her? One morning I was walking her and twisted my foot, causing me to sit in the mud. I got up, limped to school, took my shoe off, took her to class. Started crying, limped to the office where a nice PTA mom Drove me home (one driveway over. I layed on the couch with ice and called my husband to take me for x rays. Not broken but I still spent a week on crutches.

    Not cool.

    I'll try not to trip you when we meet this July!

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  8. Smooth. Very smooth.

    Haha! I'm sure you still have your cool points... or at least you did until you told us all this story.

    ;) - j/k

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  9. I feel your pain Julie! Last Friday it poured rain here and I had to stop to pick up a cake for a work celebration. I walked into the grocery store dripping water from my coat and slipped. Like you, I tried to remain upright by holding onto a stand I thought was bolted to the floor. It wasn't. I fell. Hard. Several stock boys filling shelves were witness to my humiliation. It will be a looong time before I return to that store!

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  10. Whoa, wait a sec, don't go losing all your cool points before I get to meet you face to face it won't have the same cool factor! Just kidding! You totally still have all your cool points! And that is so something that would happen to me.
    I love how your body is purple in the illustration! Love it!

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  11. As a long time member of the "I Fall Down In Public" club, I'd like to officially welcome you.

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  12. oh yeah... we are kindred spirits... I mean like seriously... you have no idea...

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  13. I would still ask for your autograph, maybe even while you were still lying flat on your face because you are cool. :-)

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  14. Nothing better than a good "person falling down" story! Thank you for the laugh- sorry it is at your expense. :)

    Any injuries? Hope not.

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  15. Thank you, Julie, I needed that laugh today. I do hope you didn't hurt yourself. To make you feel better, I once tripped in the middle of a busy street in Italy and held up traffic for awhile. You're not alone in your humiliation. :-)

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  16. That's funny! I did that the other day and was lucky not to break something. I was so sore. My hubby says some pretty starnge noises come out of me too as I was falling..

    Sounds like you have a fan club!

    AB

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  17. But here's the important question... were any of the posters and CDs damaged? ;)

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  18. hi Julie.
    I am a first time blog commenter here...i am in victoria bc...i thnk nikki is your cousin maybe...anyhow she told me to read your blog and i am hooked..not a good thing...but i have alot of dog blogs i am hooked on...so it is nice to read about humans...lol..anyhow sorry about your great fall...it happens to the best of us...and as long as you are still is one piece that i all that matters...keep em comin....pam

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  19. Now, it wouldn't be right if I didn't laugh at that story. At least it was in front of your fans and not in front of Edward or Buffy. Am I right? Hmmm

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  20. This STILL makes me laugh out loud. Even today when I REALLY needed the laugh. Yep, still laughing.

    PS: Way to go Marshall for making a stick figure wearing ALL purple with red hair -- unmistakably you.

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  21. but that is exactly why you are so cool! life is full of wonderful drama :) hugs dear friend!

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  22. BAHAHAHAHAHAHaHAHAHAHA You weren't hurt were you? I ask AFTER I finish laughing...cause I really do care despite my laughter. I'm sure they still think you are cool. I would because that is EXACTLY like something I would do!

    Oh, you have to read my new blog to see what Twilight and a PS3 have in common. I thought of you as I wrote it.

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  23. Glad you keep it real for your fans!

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