I got a good one. One day I took my Mom to the Hospital for some tests. The Kaiser facility was very expansive. So large that besides all the surface parking; there are 2 large parking structures at each end of the facility.
I got tired of hanging in one area. So I decided to walk around and take a foot tour of the Place. I get all the way up towards the west end/south side and I see this really nice sort of Meditation garden. Open on the walkway side, trees to the left and right and mirrored glass in a reverse curve about 30 feet wide.
I seldom see myself throwing yoyos. And I certainly am not good enough to make yoyo videos. But I thought it would be interesting to see just how smooth or choppy my single tricks and combos looked in the amazingly clear reflections of the mirrored glass?
So I break out my Dazzler. Give it a few warm up throws. Check my string tension. And then start tearing it up like I was seriously good, hahaha.
I don’t have a big arsenal of tricks. But I just pulled them out of the hat as I went along: Spirit Bomb, And Whut, Eli Hops, a few Gyros, Ninja Vanish, Hidemasa Hook, Turbo Encapsolator, Matrix, Plastic Whip, Boing-E-Boing, Kwijibo, Skin the Gerbel, a few Suicides and a few more I can’t remember at the moment.
Amazingly; I was hitting everything… everything; like I actually knew what I was doing. I kept going longer than I had intended; simply because I was on fire, lol.
Finally I decided that was enough and wore down the spin doing as many wrist mounts and hooks that I could without a regen. The yoyo fizzled out, I smiled and shook my head and thought, ‘how cool was that’?
I left that nice tree lined cove with the bench and fancy planter and walked west about 20 yards. It was kinda warm that day and I felt thirsty. I saw a double glass door to the right. I figured they must have a water fountain in there somewhere; right?
So I go in and instinctively turn to the right. I walked until I was entering a waiting room full of people. As I entered; a good number of people were smiling at me. Really smiling at me. Some nodding their heads.i thought, ‘What friendly people around here’. I saw a sign saying Restrooms and there were two water fountains to the right. I drank enough water and then turned around to leave the same way I came in.
A lady said, ‘ My son thinks you are great’. Huh? I had no idea what she was talking about? And I said thanks but I’m not sure what you mean? She pointed towards the large windows on the other side of the room. Right as I was following her finger; a few people were just sitting down on a bench outside.
At that moment I realized something crazy😳. When I was outside; The windows are mirrored. But from the inside; you can see outside perfectly🤔
So when I was out there jamming on my own; most everybody in that room sitting facing the windows; were watching, ‘The Dr. Mo Yoyo Show’.
For a few fleeting minutes; I was a legend in my own mind😎
I had no idea anybody was watching me.
Lucky for me because I prolly wouldn’t have hit anything, haha.
It did give me a better insight on how Real players must feel when they nail their on stage freestyles.
A good memory for sure.