My morning started out a little hectic. Apparently my boss called me while I was in the shower. I didn't see that I had missed the call until about an hour later. I checked my voicemail and realized she wanted to change my assignment and send me to an event downtown...that started in ten minutes! I called her back and told her I had just received the message and was still at home and there's no way I could make it on time. She told me she needed me to be there - I should head out immediately and try to get there before the event ended.
So I grab my purse and my make-up bag (I hadn't even put on make-up yet) and flew out the door. Yes, I was that woman who is driving crazy and putting on her make-up at the same time. I arrived downtown, parked at a meter, jumped out of the car and rushed toward the Juvenile Courthouse.
Right as I walked up, I saw Harris County Judge Ed Emmett walking out. This is the guy I am supposed to interview! I run to catch up to him and breathlessly explain the situation. I think he thought I was a little loco. I ask him if he has a moment to stop and give me an interview. He graciously agrees. I pull out my microphone and start asking him a few questions. As he is answering, I glance down and nearly melt from embarrassment...I am wearing scruffy flip flops! He is wearing a business suit and carrying a briefcase. I am wearing jeans and flip flops. I rushed out of the house so quickly that I didn't even think about what I had on...including the fact that I was wearing my house-shoes.