Standing in the Middle of the Road is Dangerous
Rachel: "Angel! I had a brilliant blog post idea! Next time we take outfit pictures, we have to go stand out in the middle of the road to take them, because lots of fashion bloggers do that, and then I can write about what it's really like to stand in the road and take pictures!"
Angel: "Ummm, okay. You know that the speed limit on our road is 55, right? Those bloggers probably live in residential areas with a 25 mph speed limit."
Taking outfit pictures in the middle of the road feels illegal. It gives you an adrenaline rush like no amount of taking outfit pictures indoors could ever give you. It's also against everything my mother has ever taught me. What are the odds that by some miracle she happens to not read this particular post? Because that would save me a scolding.
It was a strange experience, involving lots of giggling and lots of attempting to keep my hair from blowing in my face...but that's normal. What wasn't normal was having to vacate our photo taking spot twice during the 5 minute picture-taking adventure because of cars approaching from either side, and sheepishly waving to them, wondering what the drivers thought when they spotted two people in the middle of the road who appeared to be engaging in an impromptu photoshoot.
I hope their thoughts of us were kind. Perhaps they even admired my dress. But I'm guessing it's more probable that it was something along the lines of, "What are those crazy people doing in the middle of the road? Move!!"
From what I've noticed, people don't seem to think especially kind thoughts when driving.
I doubt this is an adventure I will participate in again. Once upon a time, I got hit by a motorcycle that ran a red light. You would think I would have learned my lesson by now. Choose safety and stay out of the road.
But just this once, I did it. For the thrill, of course. But that's enough thrill for this dangerous woman.