This week I learned that I, just like you, should be my own creative self. Lauren + La La = me, and I’m down with that. Thanks for playing along! Oh, and I found out just how much you people love couscous and graveyards (weirdos).
I also learned a lot about delivery and word choice. Here’s an stretch of an example from this morning that has nothing to do with blogging:
I was on the phone with my gentleman friend and we were discussing how I have nothing boring to say in today’s post. I didn’t have anything exciting to say either. When we hung up, I got out of my car and began my trek into work from the parking garage where they finally gave me a space last year (it only took three years).
Having a spot is a huge upgrade from when I to had to park in a west Baltimore neighborhood. I wore my running shoes every day and ran because it isn’t exactly the nicest neighborhood in town. A friend of mine was robbed by a bunch of girls when he parked there.
Anyway, I was walking in this morning and there was a man in the alley between the parking garage and my building. I have seen him creepily lurking around before.
As I walked by I heard him say, “Girl, you look like you got money.”
“Joke’s on him,” I thought, “I’m broke.”
And then he began following me, so I walked faster.
“WAIT! Come here!” he yelled at me. I walked even faster.
He kept following. I got out my mace just in case (and despite being frightened, I was a poet and didn’t know it). He followed me up to the front door of the building and he said,
“I meant to say you look like a million dollars and that ass is a dime-piece.”
“Oh. Thank you!” I replied, and joyfully bounded into the building.
Just like that, the atmosphere changed from “rob and rape” to “early morning compliment of a gal’s dime-piece.” Perhaps we should keep our own delivery and word choice in mind when we post and give feedback. It sounds obvious, but it’s worth considering. Also, don’t follow anyone down an alley. That’s just dumb. You can follow my blog, though, that’s fine.
I will be out this coming week for business. I will try to comment when I can. Fun things are happening soon. See you next Monday!