You know how all the time I mention how crazy and annoying I am?
Well... I do not exaggerate. I'm pretty good at blocking it out. Until I'm presented with pictures.
I'm excited about Petrified Wood. If I recall correctly, we were walking to the Natural History Museum when I had a conniption about a huge giant piece of petrified wood from the petrified forest in Arizona. I wish you could see the wood because it is huge and awesome but the photographer (ahem) failed to capture it. Probably because she was worried she might get killed if she didn't feign excitement. Probably because I might have killed her.
It kinda looks like I'm having a good laugh with Einstein in this picture, but I'm actually launching into a panic attack because I don't know how to get down. I said "I'm scared" at least twelve times. I didn't even get a good look at the memorial (monument?) until I saw this photo. Once I got down (by turning around slowly and crawling back down the way I came) I got really cold (standard) and had to layer immediately.
Exhibit D [not pictured]
Twice I yelled at our party so loudly in public that strangers thought I was yelling at them. The first time was at a crosswalk when I insisted that everyone STOP instead of getting hit by cars. Stranger #1 looked over at me all apologetic and stopped walking. I was like, "oh, no, not you, it's okay, you can get killed. I was just yelling at my friends."
The second encounter was at the Vietnam Memorial (my timing is impeccable) when I was joking around that we should interrupt the docent and ask him where Einstein was. I was all, "We should be all, 'Excuse me! SIR!'" and, of course, the tourist old man in front of us turned around. I apologized and then tried to be friendly: "I'm sorry, I didn't mean you, unless you know where Einstein is." He actually did and thanks to his directions we found him just in time for me to flip out (see above).