Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Biting it

I went to get Starbucks yesterday morning to pick up coffee for myself and my co-worker. When you walk out of this particular Starbucks, you have to walk up about 7 steps to get back to the street level. So, I'm walking up the steps asking myself if I should jaywalk back across the street to work or walk down to the intersection. Apparently there was a lull in traffic which would have enabled me to jaywalk but my brain was moving faster than my feet and, like a complete idiot, I fell up the steps, landing on my arm. I didn't even want to look around to see who saw me because I was infront of an office building, in Midtown Atlanta, and close to one of the busiest intersections in Atlanta. People saw me. I did not need to get a head count. I managed to save my drink but my co-worker's drink was not so lucky. I got up quickly and kept walking debating whether I should go back into Starbucks and get a new drink for my co-worker. I decided not as I was already embarassed enough and I'm not sure if I could navigate the steps again.
My 4th of July was pretty uneventful. Malik and I went to a friend's house and played the American Idol game on XBox. It's basically like kareoke but you have to keep the correct pitch and sing the right words of the song in order to get points to stay in the game. I'm not sure how or why I had the courage to do this seeing as I was completely sober but I sang four songs infront of a room of people. The highlights were singing "Copacabana" and "Bohemian Rhapsody". Try singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" keeping a perfect pitch and getting all the words. Some of my favorite lyrics: Scaramouche scaramouche will you do the fandango, Galileo figaro-magnifico, and Bismillah! no,we will not let you go. What the f*ck?
That's it folks. I'll be here all week-making an ass of myself.


lethes said...

haha love it!!! so glad you updated. i needed a laugh!
and i realized that my wall post was incorrect lyrics. oops.
love ya!

Mom said...

Em: I know this post is late but I had to tell you how proud I am that you sang a BM song. Brought a tear to my eye.

Jenny said...

I fell up the steps to my apartment the other day. But, no one saw me.