Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Wordy Wednesday

I had a conference today up in Columbia.

It was about anxiety, and it was actually one of the few conferences that didn't make me want to
a) whack my head against the wall repeatedly
b) scream
c) shake my foot uncontrollably
d) roll my eyes constantly

I did roll my eyes, but it was only about once every half an hour (that's progress people).

Oh, and I did shake my foot repeatedly, but that was only to annoy the 69 year old chick sitting next to me who decided to sit not just all up in my grill, but basically on my lap.

And, yes. I did try to annoy her on purpose. An actual text to boyfriend sent at 9:32am said, "This dumb slut next to me is like up my ass. I'm going to annoy her by shaking my leg. It's part of my plan."

I'm a real sweetie right?

She didn't stop.. she only inched closer and closer. I spent 7 hours in a conference room with a pole between my legs in an attempt to protect my own personal space.

I know for a fact that she is 69. She wrote it on her demographic/survey paper and since I was sitting so close to her, I most certainly noticed.

Aside from grandma, I learned a lot and the speaker was very entertaining and informative.

In other news, I'm not trying to diss Columbia, but I've only been there once. What the heck is up with the fact that nothing is marked or advertised? It took me about an hour to find a lunch place and the nearest target. They are called signs people-- and they were invented for a reason. It was like I was in another land, where all shops fade into the background.


University of Iowa Meg said...

Were you there for a psychology/counseling conference? I'm a therapist...I was just curious :)

Ashley said...

Hey, ME TOO!

Only I work with kids.. what population do you work with?

It was a PESI conference. They always put on a great conference.

Kids, Canines, and Chaos said...

Don't you know.. that's how we roll in Columbia. It's all part of the aesthetic. You know, not all cluttered with signs and such. Believe me, I've lived her for 2.5 years and I'm still trying to find my way to certain things.

Mona said...

I had to laugh. You were at a anxiety conference exhibiting symptoms of anxiety (the jimmy leg and "grandma would ya get out of my air space!") That's classic! :D Inhale and exhale.

Anonymous said...

Just find Broken Land Parkway or Snowden River. Those are the only two roads in Columbia and everything connects to them.

Ashley said...

oh.. I won't deny that i'm anxious =]

Ashley said...

oh.. I won't deny that i'm anxious =]

I Love Your Whole Face said...

I just moved from Columbia! Isn't that so Fing annoying? I could never find anything (except target but I have special powers like that!)

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