“Halo Arry”

I’m trying to learn how to blog even if nobody reads, but being Jim Herbert requires striving for excellence even if nobody is paying any attention. Oy! I guess that I need to have both long thought out posts and quick hitters. Serious and humorous. Right?

Yesterday and today we spent a whirlwind 36 hours in London. In one of our silliest moments we were riding at the top of a “Hop on/Hop off” tourist bus and a regular double decker local bus was so close to us on the left that I literally could have reached out and touched the windows. Seated at the front of the bus and within reaching distance to me was a young man, early twenties with round spectacles. Christiana said, “He looks like Daniel Radcliffe.” I then, in my often inappropriately loud voice bellowed, “Halo Arry!”

He looked at us and snickered. We laughed embarrassed. And then we laughed uncontrollably for the next minute. Partially delirious with exhaustion and partially because it was really funny. At the next roundabout we caught up to the bus again and CJ noticed that he had taken his glasses off. We started laughing again. Uncontrollably! It’s the most simple moments that can become the most memorable.

I only wish I had asked him to see the lightning bolt scar or said “Stupify” 🙂


About Jim Herbert

I've been wanting to write my whole life. By age 45 it had amounted to nothing more than a storage locker of half full journals and a lot of unfulfilled dreams. Then Paris in the fall of 2011 happened. It was the catalyst I needed to consistently blog. At first I had a hard time hitting the publish button, but now two blog sites and over 300 posts later I'm hitting my stride. I'm also a budding speech writer. I've recently been heavily involved in the Chicago Storytelling scene and have also won the Chicago Toastmasters Area 66 International Speech Contest. Check out our website at www.emergingintojoy.com for more details about the amazing things that are happening in my life. A book or two are nearing completion. With another Paris trip on tap for Easter of 2015 I can only imagine that there are Infinite Possibilities on the horizon!!!
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