Read every word, and no one gets hurt.

Sunday, February 20, 2005

Chapter Three - Criminal Activity

Due to the the sensitive content of this portion of the trip, Chapter 3 will be available on a per request basis only. If you are interested in reading it, please post a comment with your email address, or email me at mindy_dahlen@hotmail.com. If I approve of you, I will email Chapter 3 directly to you free of charge. If I do not approve of you, I will deny your request. If you are denied, you will have one chance to write me an email containing a 200 word essay on why you are worthy of reading this account. If you are accepted at this point, I will send you the chapter, but you will be fined for your unworthiness the first time around. If you are denied a second time, you might as well admit it, you are simply not good enough. Sorry.

no, really, I do want you all to read this! I just don't feel confident about the wisdom of posting it on the web. So please do email me. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

Wrong Number

Today I was sitting at Davanni's with a friend when my cell phone rang. Looking at the caller ID, I saw that it was a Bloomington number and guessed it might be one of my piano students' parents.


A man's voice was speaking on the other end of the line. "Put down that drink and answer the phone!"

I laughed in spite of myself.

"Excuse me?"

"Oh, don't play innocent with me, Linda."

Awkward pause as I laughed silently. (When I laugh hard, I always laugh silently.)

"Uh... this is Linda, isn't it?"

By now I had control of my breath. "No, I think you have the wrong number."

There was a brief pause, and then the guy cracked up. "I'm sorry, I'm so sorry. I thought I dialed my friend Linda's cell phone! Isn't this 612-701-5334?"

Still chuckling, I informed him he was just one digit off.

"So sorry about this. Have a great day."

"You too."

And I think we both went our merry ways a little bit more lighthearted.