Saturday, April 5, 2014
A-Z challenge: E is for Embarrassing
Wow, already up to the letter "E"! This has been so fun. Getting an opportunity to read/share other's experiences has been such a treat. There are so many talented writers out there-thank you all for sharing your talents! My letter "E" is for sure "embarrassing". I feel like my life is a series of embarrassments. Honestly, I don't think a day goes by that I don't shake my head and ask "Why did you do that??" There are soooo many embarrassing scenarios that I could blog about. But I will narrow it down to a few. A few years back there was a cute doctor at work that all the girls had a crush on and referred to as "McDreamy". He was super nice and we would end up going for coffee around the same time. One day we're standing in line talking and I had a bunch of dollar bills in my wallet. So of course I speak without thinking and said "Wow, it looks like I made out good last night, huh?" He looked at me with utter confusion and I said " All these dollar bills. Like I'm a stripper. Hahaha". He continued to stare at me and I went into a 20 minute stammering speech on how I was kidding, I was not a stripper as all those dollar bills might suggest...he got his coffee and politely said goodbye. I got back to my office and told my friend that I was jumping into the water fountain across the way and ending it all right there. I changed my coffee times after that and saw McDreamy in passing, never really looking him in the eye again. Awesome. There were many other moments but another one that's burned forever in my memory was when we were driving down the southern coast of Ireland-it was just amazing. Ireland was a dream trip but of course I had to bring my Kellyness over there-why should the US be the only place I make a fool of myself??? They have animals that will just literally cross the road in herds and you have no choice but to stop and wait. This happened one day and we got out of the car to stretch our legs because it would be a while. The sheep seriously take their sweet ass time. There was a huge mound over on the side of the road, and over the mound was a view of the water that I wanted to take in. So, seeing as I am naturally graceful and stealthy, I decided I would climb the mound and see the view. My sister and friend said not to because they were afraid I would kill myself in Europe-and it's hard to arrange to fly a corpse back to the states. Defying their negativity and obvious jealousy of my athletic prowess, I did it. And I saw the most incredible view and was just in awe. So much in awe that I slipped, fell back and landed in the road. My sister and friend couldn't even ask if I was OK they were laughing so hard...and there were probably 8 cars behind us doing the same. I got up, dusted myself off, bowed to the cars and got into our car hiding until the sheep all safely crossed the road. They have not let me live it down since and it's one of the embarrassing things I do that I will remember forever.