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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Please Don't Tickle Me
This is for Isabel. She loves Elmo, so here you go ma'am! In college, I had a marketing internship with the Frank Erwin Center, one of the main special events centers in Austin. We got to see all the shows for free (I was *this* close to the Dixie Chicks), but we also had to work them. We had to work the meet and greets (I once met The Rock at a WWF show), and the ticket on-sale events (and pick up Ukrainian acrobat families from the train tracks at 5 am...no, I'm not joking....oh, and drive a mini-van full of clowns to Borders book store...again, not kidding).

For the Sesame Street Live on-sale, someone had to dress up as Elmo so the kids could get their photo taken with the big, red, furry baby.

That someone had to be 5'2" or shorter.

Who was the ONLY intern 5'2" or shorter?

That's right.

Me. Midget-me.



Yes, although you can't see them, those are my eyes peering out of that gaping mouth. Creepy, huh?


24 Comments:

Blogger Lori said...

Elmo is such a cutie! I would hate to have to do something like that, or like work at Disneyland in a costume.

Blogger TBG said...

That is so funny!

You make a cute elmo!

Blogger TBG said...

That is so funny!

You make a cute elmo!

Blogger Kami said...

Oh. My.

Blogger Kami said...

Whoops. I wasn't done. You would so be a star in my son's eyes.

Blogger suburban mom said...

So funny - that is adorable. And yes, eyes peering out of mouth is a little creepy :)

Blogger R. Robyn said...

That sounds like a fun internship! I would think you'd get to meet a lot of interesting people.

Blogger aka_Meritt said...

I know Elmo!??? I'm so cool!

Blogger Spikey1 said...

Elmo is not welcome in our house anymore!

Blogger Lori said...

Awww, that's cute! That sounds like a fun internship, too. The Rock is kinda hot. Is he hot in person, too?

When I was 15, I had to dress up as Barney the purple dinosaur at a meet and greet outside the Hallmark store where I worked.

It was amazing...all these little kids running up to hug me and tell me they loved me. But it was hella hot in that outfit! It was August, and I was wearing only a bra and a pair of boxer shorts underneath.

Insert your own joke here.

Blogger Carrie said...

Oh that is hillarious! How many kids actually did try to tickle you is what I want to know!

In High School I worked for a snow cone shop. A few times I had to wear the snow cone mascot outfit and stand out by the street and wave at people. So.Very.Ashamed. :)

Blogger Lucky Lum said...

THAT IS TOO MUCH!
Hey Holden's bday is this weekend, do you think you could come as Elmo?

That is too damn funny.

Blogger The Kept Woman said...

NO DAMN WAY.

I think you should offer to do this for the firm holiday party.

Blogger Lilah Mum said...

That's awesome. I didn't know you were that short. I just assume everyone is taller than me. I was the Easter Bunny at a pizza restaurant where I worked in high school. Unfortunately, no pictures.

Blogger Tink said...

Can I have your autograph?

Blogger Bradley Egel said...

Nappy Taffy (Why do I nickname almost everyone??) -

I miss the muppets...and I REALLY miss Fraggle Rock!

You are a cute elmo!


Bradley
The Egel Nest

Blogger roxie said...

OMG, I totally forgot about that, heeeeeeeeelarioooos!

Blogger Lisa said...

That is so cool. You would be God in my nephew's eyes. And my little man would in complete awe!

Blogger Isabel said...

Okay...this is too awesome. And you know what? You look super duper cute. I want to snuggle you. And then put you on my shelf so I can look at you all day.

(My little nephew just found Elmo and is so afraid of him. It makes me sad. He freaks out anytime he sees a toy Elmo. I can only imagine what he would do if he saw a life-sized one!)

Blogger pack of 2 said...

AWww...look how cute you are:)

Shangie

Blogger Bookhart said...

Were you a total sweaty mess when you took off the costume? I worked for a year at a local hospital where I periodically dressed up as a 7 foot purple kangaroo and it was pretty nasty in there.

Blogger Sheri & SuZan said...

You do make a cute Elmo. What a great internship for you!

Blogger liberalbanana said...

You were Elmo! That's so cool! I, on the other hand, was a much lamer fuzzy creature. The Old Country Buffet Bee. Run. For. Your Lives.

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