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Monday, April 7, 2008

"Columbus-ing It"

So, you know how small dogs usually think they're bigger than they are and pull the overcompensating yapping thing? OR how single young professional women puff up their independence by swiftly swinging in front of the guy on the street so they can open the door for themselves? Well, that's me in a nutshell! If I was a dog, I'd be a chihuahua...and I "accidentally" open all of my own doors on an hourly basis...and I'm fessing up to it.

I guess my "small dog complex" came along pretty much when I reached my max height of 5 foot zero freakin inches. The independence came a little later, more towards my junior year of college...the part where I had never gone on a date...that'll shake some independence into you!

So, thanks to the shortness and the boyfriendlessness...I am the Apes that you have come to know and love...the girl who skydives because she's bored, the girl who moves her queen-size sleigh bed all by herself because she's too prideful to ask for help, and well, you can fill in the rest...

I'm never really aware of these combo-characteristics until they get me into trouble...and here comes the story. Thursday, I was bored, which is usually how my adventures begin. I've been eyeing a park behind my apartments for the past couple of weeks and decided to "Columbus it"...my made up word for exploring:)

I found a nice, little, pavemented walking trail and began to stroll behind a cute litte brown-haired gal with her baby...it wasn't doin' it for me until I saw this faint patch of beaten down grass to the left. It was a nature trail and so of course, I took it...in my shorts and my ankle socks...soooo dumb!

Everything was going great...you know...birds chirping, a nice river to the left, ducks, lots of forest.........a freaky rustling to the left...nowhere to run or hide! I totally froze and saw the fattest nastiest black snake ever slither into the water. I thought I peed my pants but, I didn't have time to check so I just cussed internally and ran like a banchie! And that my friends was my Thursday evening...

I think I might let someone open a door for me this week.......

3 comments:

Mini Cooper said...

LOL! I love you April!

Emily said...

oh whee...snake! that is crazy. thanks for sharing your story. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you are ok! However, I would give pinkie finger to have seen you running away and screeming like a banchie!