Sometimes, you get invited to do things or go places and it reminds you what a different person you have become. How much more cleaned up you are…
Clorox invited me to hang out with them at a truck on a street corner one day. I know that sounds dirty. It was the opposite of dirty. They’re Clorox. They don’t do dirty.
I arrived at Union Square in San Francisco one morning and immediately saw a large truck playing music. It was like an urban circus. The truck had glass walls and surrounding it were activities you could participate in.
But it seemed like a mirage.
The last time I stood in that square I was a wide-eyed teenager with a skateboard and bad hygiene. I was chased by the cops for “defacing property” with my board. But I stood there in the same spot I had as a teen realizing how much time had passed. I didn’t smell that bad. I didn’t have a skateboard. Still a bit of acne and awkwardness.
I wasn’t a child, but had one. How weird is that?
Passersby came and checked out the fun at the truck. There was a word game, and a local radio station had a little wheel people spun to win prizes. They gave away our book (I MEAN WHAT?) and people took pictures with me, even though they had no idea who I was. It was hilarious and surreal.
Thanks to the Clorox team for everything. It was a blast. If I had had a crystal ball as a kid, I don’t think I could’ve predicted I what I did that day, almost 15 years later.
PS: Clorox has a rad contest ending tomorrow, Sunday, that you should enter:
Take a picture of your own decade-themed moments and upload them to Instagram using #clorox100 OR tweet @Clorox using #clorox100. After the 19th, they’ll pick 11 winners who will win amazing decade-themed prizes!
Follow us on Facebook. Dirty, dirty Facebook. Needs a cleaning.
Disclosure: Like two robots that combine into one super rad giant robot, we joined forces with Clorox to bring you this sponsored message. They paid for my travel and attendance at this event. I told them I’d write this post because San Francisco is my hometown and it was just so surreal to be up there as a personality. Weird, right? I never get hired to do live events. Maybe it’s because of my nudism hobby?