Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Animal Magnetism

Derek and I had an "incident" yesterday. Derek is my scooter, for questions I refer you to the fine cinematic masterpiece Zoolander. Anyway, Derek y Karla were out scoping the hood, (this is the point where you imagine me, the bike helmet ext... ) I turned around a corner on 48th street and I saw a 5 year old kid in the middle of the road. Now, I am no good at guessing kids ages for all I know he could have been 2 or 10. I digress, a small being none the less. Now, I am a solid block away from him and I went to go around him. This involves me shifting some body weight, and a look accross my face kind of like Michael Jordan (before he became the baseball player) when he had talent and played for the Bulls, when he is making a jump shot. Only on a 5'1'' white girl...with a helmet. Seriously, tongue out the whole nine yards. Here is this kid and as I am getting closer you can see the realization of "Oh my God, this spaz is coming right at me." He stood his ground, I unintentionally stood mine. As I got closer and closer I yelled in a voice TOTALLY unlike my own "Kid, get out of the way!!!" I voice raised about 3 octives. Maybe I don't need voice lessons to expand my range, apparently fear is a powerful motivator. All of this to say, kid is fine, Derek is still in recovery and me, I am taking turning lessons.
Today, I found a $80 Ann Taylor scarf in a recycle bin at work, it TOTALLY made working on the birthday worth it.

10 comments:

em said...

You are hilarious! Congrats on the scarf, and happy birthday! Look out for the little five-year-olds that might be 2 or 10. eek!

Lee Ann said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Wish I could join your party at Emerson's. But, alas we are far away. Oh, and great post. I laughed out loud!!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday - the mayor will be sending you a vocal greeting tommorow morning after he wakes up. I told him that it was your birthday and he said "I have to sing Happy Birthday to her." (This is one of his favorite numbers to serenade us with - usually to "Robert" - who we don't know.) anyway, when it came time to call he says "I can't say it - I'm to sleepy." RIGHT!!! This is just his new phase of life...I can't say it...I just can't do it... what an almost-3-year-old!!

Hope you had a delightful day, in spite of the idiot child - am thrilled about the scarf for you...Simple pleasures are the best, hey?

Thanks for the frequent updates - I love them.

liz said...

Karla -

I'm STILL waiting for my newsy email!!

chris said...

I can't believe you hit a kid. You've changed, Karla. You've changed.

tracey fields said...

happy birthday...do you remember me??? tracey from waco.

karla said...

Tracy-of course I remember you! I checked out your blog and all your children are so beautiful! I am so thankful that the Lord has given you Zoe. May his hand be over your family.

Jason said...

you are crazy! it's so fun to read your blog and get a little picture of what's going on. we were going to try and make it to 'nooga' (is that what they call it? if not, they should!) to see the donovan's and ya'll but didn't make it. another time.

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