When I say that crazy shit happens to me, I’m not kidding. I really don’t know what it is about me that attracts the craziness. Here’s an episode that made me laugh and humbled me.
So this morning, I stopped by one of my favorite gas stations because I forgot my 5 hour energy. While in line, I noticed that two women kept switching between staring at me and looking at their phones. Anyone else’s guard go up? Just me? Okay. LOL. I’m used to people staring. I look like a Samoan linebacker, have light brown eyes that people seem to enjoy, huge lips, and both arms are covered in tattoos. So I just ignored them and checked out and went out to my car. Just as I was about to open my door, the women approached me. Here’s how the fascinating convo went:
Woman 1: Excuse me, sorry to bother you, but is this you? (Shows me her phone, which has a comment made by my Super Fave from yesterday. Then taps on my name to bring up my public FB profile.)
Me: (A little creeped out.) Um yes…
Woman 1: And that’s Audrey Carlan in your pic with you, right?
Me: Oh yeah, my Super Fave!
Woman 2: That’s so cool. So you’re the Ceej she calls a badass beta and her friend?
Me: Definitely. She’s amazing.
Woman 1: Wait. I’ve seen your name somewhere else. (taps through her phone and after a minute, pulls up part of “LIFE”.) This is you, too, right? She wrote a character for you.
Me: (How did she know it was me? The description in Life was amazingly flattering!) Oh yeah. Thrill of my life seeing my name in one of her books.
Woman 2: Can we get your autograph?
Me: (completely dumbfounded) Uh…I’m not the famous one. I didn’t write any of this. Are you sure?
Woman 2: Yes! You are famous! You’re in her book!
Me: (looking around) Is this a prank or a joke? I’m not famous. I’m just a lucky girl who knows the Global Phenomenon. You really want my autograph?
Woman 1: (pulls on the other woman’s arm) We don’t want to make you mad. We just think it would be cool to have your autograph.
Me: Oh I’m not mad. But I'll do it.
Crazy, right? My Super Fave is giving me heart and spirit lifts without even trying!
<sigh> My life is never boring.