Give me a psychology book and tell me to read 5 chapters and I'll instantly lapse into a comatose nap, but tell me to hit the streets with a hands on interactive study and I'm gung-ho! 1989, sophomore year in college, coolest professor ever, sent his class out into the world to document human interaction. Here's the catch, in his Kansas vernacular, "Ya ain't gonna look right!" No truer words were ever spoken...well, sort of spoken?! Fast forward to "Operation Nincompoop" day.
It's stupid o' clock in the morning as the class meets up at the local Donut Shop. Professor is there waiting with a bear claw in one hand, coffee in the other and what should have been a red flag, grin on his face. He proceeds to pass around a hat, each student taking out a little folded piece of paper. As he walks in front of me, I reach out to grab in the hat, he pulls the hat away from me and the grin becomes even more menacing. Guy standing right next to me grabs his assignment. End of the line arrives, papers are all gone, students are studying their tasks, laughter and groans are starting to fill the air, and I ain't got crap! As I stand there puzzled, watching as girls grab from the supplies on the table, bits of spinach, and awkwardly stick it on their teeth, guys unzipping their pants, girls unzipping their pants, several people swapping one shoe with each other, buttons being undone and then re- buttoned improperly, drops of water being poured down legs, and still...nothing. I think at this point I had the full on Valley Girl stance, arms crossed, leg out to the side, tapping foot with frustration when the professor walks over to me with a store bought foil pie plate and says, "Here's your prop." I immediately said, "Are you serious? You want me to wear a foil hat? This is stupid. People DO get food stuck in their teeth, they DO forget to zip their pants, they CAN grab the wrong shoes, but people don't normally grab Reynold's Wrap and whip up a little beanie on their way out the door!" That's when the professor very quietly, grabbed the pie pan from my hands, gently lifted the paper insert of the pan and then made direct eye contact as he began prying that sticky bit of goopy gunk used to stick the paper to the pan. THAT'S RIGHT...you got it...I got booger detail!
So what does this have to do with the challenge over at Dutch Dare? Absolutely nothing!! HOWEVER, I've designed this card with someone special in mind, using the theme happening this week of Buttons and Bows with the precious image Kai from our sponsor Crafty Sentiments.
To make a long story longer, it's amazing the distance people will go to avoid you when you've got an obstruction dangling out your nostril!! All except one special lady. After hours of receiving occasional body language from strangers as they briefly looked at me, wiping their noses to indicate I might want to do the same, finally, one brave soul had the gumption to walk right up to me and say, "Honey, you got yourself a doozie of a snot rocket that appears to be held up on the launch pad!"
Needless to say, we've been thicker than thieves for over 20 years now and still going strong. Thanks to my crazy psychology professor, science inventing goopy gunk and the beautiful heart of a compassionate citizen, I've found a life long friend. This card is for her and I figured the zipper would suffice and much prettier than snot rockets. I've included a ginormous heart, just like hers, that I'm so privileged to know.
So please join us at Dutch Dare and make a card with buttons and bows for someone special in your life!!
Thanks so much for your visit. I hope you found some inspiration here or at least a good laugh at me.
Hugs n' Happy Stamping,