Friday, August 28, 2009

Oh The Humility!

It probably comes as no surprise that I do stupid things from time to time because I've often blogged about them. There was the time I thought the bleach in the washing machine had disintegrated my laundry, and the time I took the expired coffee creamer to work. I also misread a recipe, once, and added 1/4 cup of baking soda instead of 1/4 teaspoon (this produces bubbling lava when baked, not bar cookies). If those weren't stupid enough for you, here's a few more:
  • When I was in middle school, I signed up for intramural racquetball. A bus took the group of us from school to the indoor racquetball club which was a few miles away. Some of the kids were really excited when we got there, oohing and ahhing, but I was trying to be cool so I headed for the stairs to the locker rooms. In the uncoolest way possible, I caught my foot on the top step and slid all the way down the stairs on my knees.

  • I was sending away for some free offers I had found in a magazine. Each request required you send a self addressed, stamped envelope. I got distracted while I was putting the requests together and didn't notice that I had put them together backward. I put the envelopes addressed to the companies inside the envelopes addressed to me. A few days later, all of my self addressed envelopes came back to me with the requests still inside. Exactly as I had mailed them!

  • I was on Facebook this afternoon (I'm still learning how to use it) when I noticed a picture of someone my husband works with listed as someone I might want to add to my friends list. My Facebook page is for my blog so it doesn't have my name attached to it anywhere and I couldn't figure out how it had connected this man with me. I thought Facebook was psychic until I remembered that I had searched for friends by using the listings in my email address book.

  • While walking into work one day, a gust of wind made a mess of my hair. A coworker told me she had some hairspray in her office if I would like to borrow it. I got it out of her desk and used it to tame my windblown hair. It seemed very wet and didn't do much to hold my hair in place. When I took a closer look at the bottle I noticed I had sprayed my hair, not with her hairspray, but her lens cleaner.

  • Someone had brought some delicious looking bagels to a potluck brunch, so I decided to have a cinnamon raisin bagel with strawberry cream cheese. It tasted so bad that I was certain the strawberry cream cheese was spoiled. I went back to the table to look at the container and realised my mistake. I had assumed it was strawberry flavored because it was pink, but it was actually salmon flavored. Trust me when I tell you that fish, cinnamon and raisins is not a good combination.

It's Friday so I'll be back later to open the bar. Hope to see you then!


Joanna Jenkins said...

Oy, salmon and raisin bagels, not a good combination.

I love how you can poke fun at yourself and keep pressing on. Those were some crazy examples!

Hope your weekend is fun.

Gracey said...

I am laughing so hard right now!

Contact lenses cleaner instead of hairspray, and salmon flavoured cream cheese on a cinnamon raisin bagel???!!!


We've all had our share of silly things - some of us more than others! Thanks for the laugh!

Chicago Mom said...

I am still giggling about the lens cleaner - too funny! We all have those moments, thanks for being brave enough to share yours. I still smile when I think of you and your husband floating around asleep in the pool... :)

Lissaloo said...

lol, I have sealed envelopes before copying the address of where its going so that I have to get a new envelope. And I have sent off empty ones before. How do I find your blog on face book, so I can follow it?

Willoughby said...

Lissaloo - I'm so new to Facebook that I don't really know how to use it yet. I think you can find me by searching tswilloughby. I don't have a profile pic loaded yet, but I think I'm the only tswilloughby!

ChristineM said...

Very funny! I "washed" my hair with conditioner one time...then wondered why it was so greasy! I'm sure I have others.... Nice to know you're not alone, eh? ;)

5thsister said...

LOL! I remember the time my dear husband grabbed my "Ben Gay" instead of toothpaste by mistake! The cries of pain erupting from the bathroom will be a sound I'll never forget. I'm always doing stupid things myself, but I refuse to admit them...I have a reputation to keep! Great post!