Friday, September 14, 2007

That's different.....

When I lived in Southern California, I hired a Certified Public Accountant named Mark to help set up my office accounts and prepare my taxes. Twenty five years later, he still prepares my taxes. Since I am in Fresno and Mark is in Los Angeles, I drive 200 miles each way when I have to close out my fiscal year. This morning, I headed south bright and and early. The day was hazy and traffic was light. All in all, the trip was boring until I saw a truck in the distance hauling a strange load.
It's not often one sees a giant toucan and parrot out for an early morning jaunt!
After meeting with Mark, I headed to The Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. I checked in, then headed for the elevator. A plaque just above "up" button noted that the elevator had been used when filming the movie "In the Line of Fire".
While I was standing there waiting for the doors to open, I wondered what the crowd in the lobby would do if Clint Eastwood suddenly ran through and jumped into the elevator. Then the door whooshed open and this got out.
And you know what? No one paid any attention.
Tomorrow, I have reservations to hear Stephanie Pearl-McPhee speak at the Los Angeles Library. She is a wonderful speaker and it should be fun.


Danielle said...

I laughed when I saw the astronaut!! Did you hear why it was in the elevator?

sophanne said...

Seems like the world is an amazing crazy place and no one is noticing so much. Tell Suzanne that Becky says hi and wishes she lived on the easy coast with the likes of you two!

Tina T-P said...

Boy, never a dull moment - wonder where the "big birds" were headed to.

I was very touched by your story about 9/11 - thanks for recounting it. (How frightening it must have been for your friend's family when they hadn't heard from him in all that time.)

Have a good weekend - Huskies just scored a touchdown, so things are looking good here :-) T.

Sharon said...

I would have at least tried to find out if Kevin Bacon was in the astronaut suit, 'cuz I've had a major crush on him ever since "Apollo 13."