Something really bizarre happened at Texas Teen Book Festival in Austin on October 1st.
Those of you who have met me at events know that I have a banner behind me with the Medusa on it. You also know that I ask people who come by my table if they’d like to pick a Medusa card. I created a deck based on the gods, goddesses, heroes, and mythological creatures from Greek mythology to use for pseudo tarot readings just for fun.
So this police officer approached the table. Anytime a police officer struts straight up to to me, the first thing I wonder is what have I done wrong. But this officer looked straight up at my Medusa banner and then showed me his arm. Beneath his sleeve was a beautiful tattoo of the Medusa with his daughter’s face on it.
Well, as amazing as his tattoo was, that wasn’t the bizarre part. As I do with everyone, I asked Officer Sexton if he would like to pick a card–just for fun, because I don’t really believe in that kind of thing, I said, as I always do.
So I was holding about 70 cards in my hand, face down, and only one of them was the Medusa.
Guess which one he picked.
Yep. He picked the Medusa.
Now, maybe I DO believe in that kind of thing.
One more thing before I let you go…
If you’re a fan of Ellen Degeneres, you might enjoy my impression of her in this video my son helped me make:
Have a great weekend!