Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Ooh, Ooh, Can I Be Rainy Day Woman #35?

The rain was coming down hard but I didn't really mind because I had an umbrella. It would have been nice to be in rain boots, but I left those at home and had to make do with what I had at the apartment. Plus, we always used jellies for the pool so it wasn't that bad. And they could be washed off and dried, something I planned to do as soon as I'd get to the offive. Nearing the offive, I crossed the street. This was a careful one step at a time kind of day because the rain kept making the inside of my jellies slippery. I wasn't at risk of slipping on the sidewalk; I was at risk of slipping clear out of my shoes. Which I did when trying to get from the street onto the sidewalk. Putting one foot firmly on the sidewalk, I lifted the other and realized the ease with which it happened was too smooth. My shoe was still sitting in the puddle that gathered against the wall of the sidewalk. I turned around to get a better look at the situation and found myself making straight eye contact with a very attractive laughing 20-something guy. He was standing in the street about a foot behind my swimming shoe waiting for me to figure out what to do. I leaned down and slipped my foot into the shoe, still keeping eye-contact. (No really, he was very cute.)
"Well, at least your shoes are plastic!"
"That's why I've got them!" I said and walked down the rest of the block wondering why at 22 I still can't make myself seem cool.

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Anonymous mir said...

What do you mean you still can't make yourself seem cool? Just the fact that you have jellies is cool.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 10:30:00 AM  
Blogger BrownsvilleGirl said...

Aw, you're the best friend ever!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 12:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

u sound pretty cool to me

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 3:11:00 PM  
Anonymous mom said...

And here I thought he would have reached into the water, pulled out the "glass slipper," and placed it on your foot a la Cinderella!!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007 4:26:00 PM  

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