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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Silly Me!

Knowing myself means I have to come to grips with the fact that I will always do stupid things. I will always drop the eggs I am trying to crack for a cake or an omelet, I will always slip and fall in broad daylight in front of all the people walking in and out of Costco, I will always raise my hand to make a comment, only to have it come out sounding all wrong. I am the one who, on a day I am feeling great and lookin like a million dollars, has a total stranger tell her "Um... you have lipstick all over your teeth!". I am the one who walked up to a cousin I hadn't seen in years and years to say hello, and I had a huge glob of mustard on my chin! Yep, me. I am the girl who, upon seeing my all-time favorite english teacher in High School, ran up to hug her and she said, "Um.. I don't really remember you, but hi." Do you get the picture?

I am the one who, in front of a courtroom full of potential jurors, interrupted the judge who was writing something and said, "Your Honor? I don't want to answer that question in front of a room full of strangers. Can I just tell you in private?" Yep, that was me! Then proceeded to get up to walk up to him and he had to tell me to sit down, he wouldn't do that yet. Yep- me. I am the one who got out on the wrong level at the court house, despite all the signs that said "No Public Access", and got trapped! Yep, that was me, again!

So, yes, I know myself. Am I ever going to change? I doubt it. I do these things inadvertantly. It is part of my chemical make-up. I usually just blush, laugh it off, and keep going on with my life.

Hopefully those of you who know me can accept these little hiccups as just a part of life with me. Just know, in those times I trip, or drop something, or spill all over my chest, or totally say the wrong thing... I am really trying to be normal! It just isn't possible for me!

6 comments:

Loralee Choate said...

I just find myself incredibly envious that you got to serve on a jury. I've ALWAYS wanted to and have never gotten selected. HMMPH!

Jess said...

I'm glad it's not just me. I seem to always embarass myself. The harder I try not to the more I do though.

heather said...

I think it is great that you can laugh at yourself. We have all done some pretty crazy "hiccups" ..it makes life fun because you'll always have an embarassing moment story to tell!

Ryan and Shannan Hoffman said...

You are wonderful just the way you are! I am so much the same way...I can't help but spill stuff on my chest all the time, and now that I am 8 months pregnant I am tripping over my own feet. Did Merrit ever tell you about the day last year when I was pregnant with Maren and I tripped and fell coming into the office? I'm a dork. :)

Andrea said...

Did you really say that to the judge!?!?!

Erin Taylor said...

Andrea,
Yep! I actually did say that to the judge! I interrupted him, stood up and said... "You're Honor..." It was a memorable moment in the "Erin speaks without thinking" chronicles.