The Mirror Ball Restroom

Today, I had the privilege of presenting on crisis management to a great group of women at the American Council on Education’s Regional Women’s Leadership Forum here in Fargo.  I am always delighted to have the opportunity to speak on the topic of crisis management.  It is akin to the opportunity to preach the gospel – well, my gospel at least.   To be able to speak to the topic with an eye on advancing these women’s framework for leading their institutions through crisis events – well, that just made the whole experience that much more special for me.  You know how I love my fierce girls. ;-)

The conference is being held at the Radisson.  I parked in the parking structure adjacent to the Radisson.  On my way back out to the parking structure I stopped at the ladies room on the parking level walkway level (I think it is the third floor of the Radisson).  It was then that I came upon the mirror ball restroom.

I have been in this restroom before and it didn’t look like this.  It must have been remodeled since my last visit.  I must confess, the mirror ball restroom fascinates me.  I wasn’t sure upon encountering it whether I loved it or hated it.  All that mirror – even on three of the four bathroom stall walls – mirror everywhere – in tiny little mosaic squares.

It was so glam that it was in a way startling.  It was not what I expected to see in the middle of our tried and true Radisson in Fargo, North Dakota.  It is like stumbling upon an unexpected piece of art or beautiful item in a sea of humdrum – it is a shock to the system.

I am still thinking about that restroom all these hours later.  I think I need to go back and visit it again – for no other reason than to marvel at it.  I think I will just pop over there the next time I am downtown.  I will make sure to download The BeeGees’ hit Stayin’ Alive before I go.  I think with that song I could have a hell of a time in the mirror ball restroom! ;-)

Day one thousand five hundred and thirty of the new forty – obla di obla da

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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