We’ve long lauded the work of one of our very first guest ninjas, Tim Nester. He’s been on several missions around #lovelansing with his trusty bendy ninjas in tow. Now his wife, Holly Nester, has taken up the mantle of the guest ninja missions with one of her very own. And she even included a bendy ninja, to boot. (AND she’s a Derby Vixen. She’s just brimming with cool.)
We have to say, we’re LOVING all the guest ninja posts we’ve been getting. Please, if you’re the least bit intrigued by the ninjas-of-kindness concept, give it a try. You don’t even have to blog about your first mission. But try it once, and we think you just might get hooked on kindness. Until then, here’s Holly’s mission:
I’ve been tasked with a mission: Deliver one of my all-time favorite things to some unsuspecting stranger. Seriously, it doesn’t get much better than Cravings Popcorn. I mean, popcorn, glass-bottle pop — yeah, that’s heaven right there. If I hadn’t gotten my own bag of butterscotch caramel with the gift card, I might have had a difficult time letting it go.
Still, I’m dubious. What if I get caught? I’m not much of a “people person.” The idea of having to explain what I’m doing totally makes me sweat. I started with the easy part: I wrote a note. I think that anyone who knows me will know that I wrote it. It speaks my language, which, sadly at my age, is still 10th-grader. I really like the word totally.
So, anyway, the note was written and it was 2:18 p.m. on a sunny Wednesday. I had 12 minutes to do the deed. I seriously considered just opening my office window and dropping the bendy ninja and his awesome note. I’m only on the 11th floor, there’s no way it would hit terminal velocity by the time it reached the ground. Bystanders would totally be safe … and lucky. But I’d never be able to get a picture of that with my crappy phone, so off to Washington Avenue I trekked.
I didn’t know what I was looking for — more of an “I’ll know it when I find it” deal. At the corner of Allegan and Washington, I made a decision — I turned left. Someone at the Secretary of State’s office could probably use a pick-me-up, and just in front of the office, I found it.
She was beautiful with her black spray-paint job and crap hanging from the rearview mirror. I imagined some college student there to get her first horizontal license. What an awesome day this would be — popcorn and beer. Do you see that smiley face on the driver’s side of the hood? Doesn’t it just make you happy? That, there is a person who knows how to have a good time.
I like to share the happy, so that’s where Mr. Red Ninja found his home. As for me, I beat a hasty retreat. Just because the car makes me smile doesn’t mean I want to have a conversation. Besides, I only had three minutes left.
Wow, Holly — awesome story! We’d love to see you give Tim a run for his money in the guest ninja department. Consider yourself challenged …