It was hard for me to look her in the eye and talk to her without thinking "OMG. I'm talking to CJ!" in my mind. It was definitely a surreal moment. We made small talk about kids and then she seemed to want to talk about HF and police work. She actually said that she had no business being a police officer and that she didn't know what she was thinking. I can't tell you how uncomfortable I was hearing my blog fodder confess all this to me. I smiled politely and told her that it was admirable to give something like that a shot. She gushed about HF. Said he was a supercop and amazing and I agreed with her. She also mentioned how kind he was to everyone and helpful and encouraging. I liked hearing that, but I also felt like I wanted her to stop talking about HF.
We made small talk for a few more minutes. I felt a little bad for sharing her stories with the world, but when I saw her driving away from the school eating what looked like toast in one hand, and holding a book in the other, I had to laugh. She actually had the book open and in her face while she was trying to eat and drive! She is one of a kind. If you aren't sure who CJ or Calamity Jane is, you can see here and here. Now when I see her we smile and wave, she might compliment an outfit and vice versa. She's very nice and I think she came to the right conclusion about her invovlvement police work.