She’s Got A Big Ego…

And by “she,” I really mean “me.”  Sure, I’ll admit it. 

I will also admit that a recent run-in I had with a Super Fan did NOTHING to help this situation. 

DISCLAIMER: When I go into a school to do a workshop, I don’t mention that I live a double life as Mrs. Mimi.  I actually try to gloss over the whole “look at me and what I’ve done” part.  You know, I establish myself as knowing a thing or two and then we just move on.  HOWEVER, I do love sneaking in a hint or two.  For example, when appropriate, I show a model text I’ve created about my cat Mimi.  Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.  Get it?  Mimi? 

Yeah, nobody else has so far either.


Setting: Your typical conference room in your typical school.
Scene: I’m eating lunch with two other teachers, chatting about that morning’s series of workshops
(Two individuals enter stage left *ahem*, I mean the room.  Yes, two individuals enter the room.)
(Commence giggling.  From the two individuals, not me.)

Me: ??
Teacher One: So you think it went well this morning?
Me: (Glancing over at giggling individuals.) Um, yeah, I was pretty happy with it. 
Teacher Two: I think the teachers took away some good information.
Me: Great! 
Individual One: Excuse me?
Me: Yeah?
Individual One: We heard that you’re Mrs. Mimi.  That Mrs. Mimi is in the building today.
Me: I’m Mrs. Mimi.
Individual One…who from now on shall be referred to as Super Fan: *screams*
Me: ? (but totally smiling)
Individual Two: I told you.
Super Fan: OhmyGodIloveyourblogsomuch.  Ireaditallthetime!!  I’msuchahugefan!!
Me: Thanks!
Super Fan: I found you through your internet BFF, Notes from the School Psychologist?  I can’t believe you’re here!  
Me: (still smiling) I love her!  Isn’t she the best?
Super Fan: Can we take a picture together?

I mean, can you stand it?  Let’s just say that this Super Fan made my day.

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  • Ooh! Now guess who has a big ego right along with you?!? Squeal!!!!

    Moi, Rebecca–of Notes from the School Psychologist, aka internet BFF, the Be- Fri- to your -st -ends! 😉

    Now I want to attend one of your seminars. Let me know when you are on Tour and your gig hits the Bay Area. 🙂

    April 16, 2010 at 12:50 am
  • Oh my gosh *squeal* I know who you are talking about! No I am not her but I know her * giggle giggle* On that day she called me to tell me. I was laughing and saying "Oh my gosh", "no way you are so lucky" Over and over again in my classroom.
    Thank you so much for the autograph !

    April 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm
  • Mimi…you deserve every bit of superfandom that comes your way.

    You deserve it because you speak for America's Public School Teachers! And you do it well.


    April 16, 2010 at 12:12 pm

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