Thursday, September 29, 2005

Don't Mess with Texas, Part 2

After San Antonio, I headed out to downtown Austin on I-410 to the Downtown Hyatt. But before I got too far, I passed by the famous North Star mall where I saw The World's Largest Cowboy Boots.

Wow. I guess everything really IS bigger in Texas. AND...since I had my trusty cardboard cut out in the back of my rental car, I figured Alright…I’ve gotta get a picture of this.

I parked in the lot and walked out to the famous pair of boots with my camera in one hand and my 6 foot 3 cardboard cut out in the other. I planted the Duplicate Scott in a bush directly at the toe of the left boot. It was tough to get a good angle for the picture, especially with the wind. But I think it came out pretty well.

Not surprisingly, several cars that drove by and gave me some pretty strange looks. After all, I was a guy taking a picture of a life size cutout of himself. Lord, they must have thought I was an ego maniac! One car stopped in the middle of the street. The window rolled down and a man said, “Hey Scott! Can I take a picture with you?”

“Um...sure! Come on over!”

His daughters started laughing. His wife rolled her eyes. But this guy’s face lit up like a Christmas tree! He jumped out of the car while I threw my camera to his daughter. We both put our arms around the cutout and started laughing hysterically while his little girl snapped the picture. I reached out to shake his hand and said “So what’s your name man?”

“I’m Adrienne. From New Orleans. You stay cool Scott!”

And he jumped back into his car and drove away!

It all happened so fast. I didn’t know what to think, other than this was the coolest thing that ever happened to me.

(Click here to read the third and final segment to Don’t Mess with Texas)

LET ME ASK YA THIS…

What cool thing have you done today?

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Scott Ginsberg
Author/Speaker/That guy with the nametag
www.hellomynameisscott.com