There I Was, Just Walking Down The Street …

Singing do wah diddy diddy down diddy do …  

Snapping my fingers and shuffling my feet …

Singing do wah diddy diddy down diddy do …

Sorry.

I apologize.

I've had the lyrics to that song stuck in my head for the last 24 hours.

I also *might* be under the influence of pain meds as I write this.  Not a lot of pain meds, but just enough to really not be responsible for anything I write.

Blame The Torturer, he's mean.  ("It's my job to push you, 24!")

I'm feeling better, by the way.  I mean, sickness-wise.  I had some sort of 24 hour plague, but now it's gone.  I tweeted that very thing yesterday and look what happened:

Hi, Twenty Four At Heart.

The plague (TheRealPlague) is now following your tweets on Twitter.  You may follow The plague as well by clicking on the "follow" button on their profile.If you believe The plague is engaging in abusive behavior on Twitter, you may report The plague for spam.

My 2,016 Twitter Follower is THE PLAGUE!

I'm moving up in this Internet world – oh yes, I am! 

How many people can say The REAL Plague is following their every move?  I'm nearly a celebrity.

So listen, when I first started writing Twenty Four At Heart I wanted this to be an anonymous blog.  I've been "outed" so many times now, I've totally given up all attempts at anonymity.  I never used to post any photos of myself and now I do, once in awhile, because I figure it's only fair you see the person behind the voice.

Here I am last weekend on my way to the Plasticos party I told you about:

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My son took this photo as I was about to walk out the door and share my bionic nipples with a room full of strangers.

I'm glad the picture is so pixelated because it kind of blurs my wrinkles.  Who knew pixelated photos could be such a positive thing?!

(I need a haircut.)  (Really badly.)  (It will have to wait a few weeks, I'm busy.) 

Should I not be posting photos of myself?

Anyway … I'm still trying to get to the point of this-here post. 

Yesterday, I was out and about running errands … "just walking down the street."

Snapping my fingers and shuffling my feet …

Singing do wah diddy diddy down diddy do …

I saw a woman look at me and kind of do a double double-take.

There might have been a little "Squee!" involved.

Then she said, "Are you?  Twenty Four At Heart?"

Since she didn't have a gun in her hand, and she did have a big smile on her face, I nodded.

Ok, isn't it weird?  I'm the shyest person on earth and a total stranger recognized me on the street? 

She ended up being very nice.  

Hi Kathy!  (waving!)

Or is it Cathy with a C?

Kathy/Cathy might end up being my next best friend.  Who can say?

We talked for quite awhile.

Her son used to work at the Money Town Starbucks and she said she "just knew!" it was the exact one I write about because her son would come home with incredible stories just like the ones I share with you.

Things like this have been happening more and more lately.  Everyone I've met has been very nice, which isn't surprising because I've got the best readers in the entire world.  At the same time, wow – it's such a weird feeling.  I sit alone with my laptop and I write.  Then I walk out into the world and … there you all are!

Singing do wah diddy diddy down diddy do …

I still can't get over it – amazing!

© Twenty Four At Heart

45 Responses to “There I Was, Just Walking Down The Street …”

  1. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, “cyber-celeb!”
    See, but people love you because you’re funny and kind. Did I say “funny?”
    So when can I see you walking down the streets of Martha’s Vineyard? We’re really nice to celebs out here. We’ll let you have your privacy. (Well, I won’t; I’ll take you to the beach)

  2. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, “cyber-celeb!”
    See, but people love you because you’re funny and kind. Did I say “funny?”
    So when can I see you walking down the streets of Martha’s Vineyard? We’re really nice to celebs out here. We’ll let you have your privacy. (Well, I won’t; I’ll take you to the beach)

  3. Maureen@IslandRoar

    Wow, “cyber-celeb!”
    See, but people love you because you’re funny and kind. Did I say “funny?”
    So when can I see you walking down the streets of Martha’s Vineyard? We’re really nice to celebs out here. We’ll let you have your privacy. (Well, I won’t; I’ll take you to the beach)

  4. Kelly

    Ha ha! Now I’ll be singing that song all day. Do was diddy . . .
    I’d squee too if I all of a sudden saw you next to me!

  5. Kelly

    Ha ha! Now I’ll be singing that song all day. Do was diddy . . .
    I’d squee too if I all of a sudden saw you next to me!

  6. Kelly

    Ha ha! Now I’ll be singing that song all day. Do was diddy . . .
    I’d squee too if I all of a sudden saw you next to me!

  7. Anali

    That was great! Nice post and great picture. Have a nice weekend and Happy Holidays! ; )

  8. Anali

    That was great! Nice post and great picture. Have a nice weekend and Happy Holidays! ; )

  9. Anali

    That was great! Nice post and great picture. Have a nice weekend and Happy Holidays! ; )

  10. Cathy G.

    HI! and it’s Cathy with a “C”. So nice to chat with you yesterday….you are so nice and as I walked around the lake I was thinking OMG! I was talking so fast!!! Poor Twentyfour, but you were so warm and friendly not like too many peeps around this town. Hope to run into you again… we could talk forver!!!!! Have a great day!!!

  11. Cathy G.

    HI! and it’s Cathy with a “C”. So nice to chat with you yesterday….you are so nice and as I walked around the lake I was thinking OMG! I was talking so fast!!! Poor Twentyfour, but you were so warm and friendly not like too many peeps around this town. Hope to run into you again… we could talk forver!!!!! Have a great day!!!

  12. Cathy G.

    HI! and it’s Cathy with a “C”. So nice to chat with you yesterday….you are so nice and as I walked around the lake I was thinking OMG! I was talking so fast!!! Poor Twentyfour, but you were so warm and friendly not like too many peeps around this town. Hope to run into you again… we could talk forver!!!!! Have a great day!!!

  13. Sandra

    You’re famous Missy. I’d love to bump into you. I’d be all stalkerish on you. First I’d follow you to make sure it is in fact you. I might be giving you sideways glances and all the while you’d know your being watched. Once I was sure it was you I’d pounce!!! HI! I’m Sandra. You know, SANDRA?! (Because surely I’m famous in my own right) How cool is this to see you in person! I’d be all chatty too and talk really fast because that’s what I do especially if I’m nervous. I’m a fast walker and fast talker. You’d surely doubt any thoughts you perceived me as normal from my posts. (I really am normal )
    Okay, off to stalk, I mean, check on someone else now.

  14. Sandra

    You’re famous Missy. I’d love to bump into you. I’d be all stalkerish on you. First I’d follow you to make sure it is in fact you. I might be giving you sideways glances and all the while you’d know your being watched. Once I was sure it was you I’d pounce!!! HI! I’m Sandra. You know, SANDRA?! (Because surely I’m famous in my own right) How cool is this to see you in person! I’d be all chatty too and talk really fast because that’s what I do especially if I’m nervous. I’m a fast walker and fast talker. You’d surely doubt any thoughts you perceived me as normal from my posts. (I really am normal )
    Okay, off to stalk, I mean, check on someone else now.

  15. Sandra

    You’re famous Missy. I’d love to bump into you. I’d be all stalkerish on you. First I’d follow you to make sure it is in fact you. I might be giving you sideways glances and all the while you’d know your being watched. Once I was sure it was you I’d pounce!!! HI! I’m Sandra. You know, SANDRA?! (Because surely I’m famous in my own right) How cool is this to see you in person! I’d be all chatty too and talk really fast because that’s what I do especially if I’m nervous. I’m a fast walker and fast talker. You’d surely doubt any thoughts you perceived me as normal from my posts. (I really am normal )
    Okay, off to stalk, I mean, check on someone else now.

  16. Michelle Pixie

    I am glad you are feeling better. And now I have a song stuck in my head! I hope I won’t be singing it for the next 24 hours. 😉

  17. Michelle Pixie

    I am glad you are feeling better. And now I have a song stuck in my head! I hope I won’t be singing it for the next 24 hours. 😉

  18. Michelle Pixie

    I am glad you are feeling better. And now I have a song stuck in my head! I hope I won’t be singing it for the next 24 hours. 😉

  19. di

    Maybe it Kathie? Or Cathie? Or Kathey? Cathee. Kathee.
    Hope she contacts you and lets us all know because I’m exhausted just trying to figure it out.
    Famous? *yawns* Ya, me too. hee hee
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  20. di

    Maybe it Kathie? Or Cathie? Or Kathey? Cathee. Kathee.
    Hope she contacts you and lets us all know because I’m exhausted just trying to figure it out.
    Famous? *yawns* Ya, me too. hee hee
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  21. di

    Maybe it Kathie? Or Cathie? Or Kathey? Cathee. Kathee.
    Hope she contacts you and lets us all know because I’m exhausted just trying to figure it out.
    Famous? *yawns* Ya, me too. hee hee
    Di
    The Blue Ridge Gal

  22. stephen

    Personally, I think all this celebrity recognition stuff started at “Mooning the Amtrak.” Dang, a song just jumped into my brain,,,,,,,”unforgettable,,,,, that’s what you are,,,,,” just sayin’ steve

  23. stephen

    Personally, I think all this celebrity recognition stuff started at “Mooning the Amtrak.” Dang, a song just jumped into my brain,,,,,,,”unforgettable,,,,, that’s what you are,,,,,” just sayin’ steve

  24. stephen

    Personally, I think all this celebrity recognition stuff started at “Mooning the Amtrak.” Dang, a song just jumped into my brain,,,,,,,”unforgettable,,,,, that’s what you are,,,,,” just sayin’ steve

  25. Mad Woman

    I love it. No one ever recognises me. Or they do and think “holy crap it’s that insane woman!” and run away.
    That’s a great pic of you!

  26. Mad Woman

    I love it. No one ever recognises me. Or they do and think “holy crap it’s that insane woman!” and run away.
    That’s a great pic of you!

  27. Mad Woman

    I love it. No one ever recognises me. Or they do and think “holy crap it’s that insane woman!” and run away.
    That’s a great pic of you!

  28. Life with Kaishon

    Oh my word. That is SO cool : ) Like super, super cool : ) You are a real Celebrity. Do you think I am the biggest loser in the world because I do NOT know who The Plague is. I am just guessing it is a singing group though… Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I need to be cooler.

  29. Life with Kaishon

    Oh my word. That is SO cool : ) Like super, super cool : ) You are a real Celebrity. Do you think I am the biggest loser in the world because I do NOT know who The Plague is. I am just guessing it is a singing group though… Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I need to be cooler.

  30. Life with Kaishon

    Oh my word. That is SO cool : ) Like super, super cool : ) You are a real Celebrity. Do you think I am the biggest loser in the world because I do NOT know who The Plague is. I am just guessing it is a singing group though… Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. I need to be cooler.

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