A few months ago, I wrote about a woman named Sheryl who blogs at “Musings of an Irate Commuter.” That post was about her getting revenge on a man who did her wrong, a guy who saw her on her daily commute through Grand Central Terminal and posted a Missed Connections ad about her. They started dating and sleeping together, but then she discovered he had a girlfriend. Her revenge? Posting every detail of their relationship on her blog — including photos! — so his girlfriend would find out what a cheating scum bag he was. That story showed what chutzpah Sheryl has, and so does this one. Grand Central Terminal is a major landmark in Sheryl’s life. As I mentioned before, she commutes through Grand Central every day, and as a result she’s developed a real love for the beautiful building. Her love for it is so grand, she’s often joked that she should be “Miss Grand Central,” but unfortunately, the title does not exist — but why shouldn’t it? Sheryl writes on her blog, “What was to stop me from just saying I *am* Miss Grand Central?” Nothing, it turns out. This weekend, Sheryl did just that. She got all dressed up, did her hair and makeup in her usual pin-up style, put on a tiara and a sash, and headed into the city. She walked around her favorite NYC landmark and posed for dozens of photos. She writes:
People waved to me, said hello to me, congratulated me, photographed me and two tourists (one from England and one from France) even asked to have their photos taken with me! As far as those people knew, I really WAS Miss Grand Central!
I cannot tell you how great this day was. I don’t think I’ve ever felt more beautiful than I did yesterday and I can’t remember the last time I felt such pure, simple joy and happiness. It’s a day I will never forget, and one that I will cherish forever.
I loved being Miss Grand Central, even if my reign was for just a day. The photos and memories will last a lifetime.
At the risk of sounding really hokey, I love what Sheryl’s story represents — that you can be anything you want to be, if you just believe it. How awesome is that?
Check out Sheryl’s full blog post and tons of photos from her big day as Miss Grand Central here.