Less-Than-Graceful Moments!

Sometimes Gracefully MondayDon’t let the beautiful colors and sunny hues in the picture above fool you. The weekend here in Minneapolis was cold, and the weather doesn’t seem to be warming up anytime soon. Schools around the Twin Cities are closed todayย due to cold temperatures. No blizzards. No snow-ins. No unsafe roads. It’s just freezing. A “your sneezes will probably turn into icicles” kind of freezing. Luckily, someone came up with that brilliant “sweater” concept, so we’ve been keeping warm. And when you’re wrapped up in a fleece blanketย on the couchย with a computer on your lap, you’re bound to do a little online shopping to pass the time. No complaints there.ย ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyways, here are a few of my less-than-graceful moments from the past week!

  1. My relationship with parking meters is an essentially “hate-hate” relationship, and this week was no exception. My meter was supposedly having difficulty processing my card until I was printed a receipt that revealed I had paid for 8 hours of parking instead of the 2 hours I had originally hoped for. You’re welcome, whoever parkedย in my spot after me. Let’s pretend I paid for your meter on purpose instead of dwelling on my parking meter incompetence.
  2. ย I ventured to a new place to meet the girls for happy hour this week and mistook the valet for the restaurant’s bouncer. I was in the process of taking out my driver’s license to prove that I was over 21 and could legally enter the restaurant when I realized that he wasn’t wanting my ID…just the 5$ it costs for valet parking. My embarrassed “Oh! I already parked! Haha!” and theย awkward lingering that happened as I tried to put my ID back into my wallet did not help the situation.
  3. After having one glass of wine during happy hour, I left the table to find a bathroom and tripped down the single-step between the bar and dining area. This, I’m sure, effectively convinced everyone in the restaurant that I had already had too much to drink at 4pm. I’m not drunk, I swear. Just clumsy.
  4. Speaking of clumsy, I slipped while getting into my car and bumped my head on the door. Not cool, icy streets of Minneapolis.
  5. While searching for PhD programs in Hawaii {it’s been cold, you guys…I’ve got sunny beaches and dolphins on the brain}, I caught myself questioning if I needed my passport updated to fly to Hawaii. I MEAN, WHAT?! DID I GRADUATE FROM COLLEGE?! DID I NOT TAKE A HISTORY CLASS?! AM I NOT IN GRADUATEย SCHOOL?!ย Ugh. Insert ten billion face palms and a piano falling on my head.

So there you have it! If you’ve got any less-than-graceful or embarrassing moments from the past week, use the hashtag #lessthangracefulmondays on either Instagram or Twitter! We’ll try to get through these long Mondays together! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Have a great day! Thanks for reading!




  • Reply Katie Cummings January 27, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Oh dear!! I’m glad you have a good attitude about all those silly little things!

  • Reply Jamie January 27, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    “I’m not drunk, just clumsy” – story of my life.

  • Reply natalie January 28, 2014 at 12:38 am

    great pics!

    your less-than graceful moments all sound like things i would do too!! haha



  • Reply Caitlin | The Siren's Tale January 28, 2014 at 10:59 am

    Ten billion face palms… oh, I’m laughing too hard now! I constantly catch myself saying ridiculous things and I have to question if I really just finished grad school. The other day I told my boyfriend I couldn’t understand how Russia deals with icy temperatures year round. He raised his eyebrow and was about to explain they have hot summers, when I added: “I mean, they’re so close to Antarctica, so I get it, but that’s so cold.” Um, what?!?!

  • Reply Elissa January 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    It’s freezing here as well but you make it look beautiful!



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