Less-Than-Graceful Moments

Sometimes Gracefully Monday

Happy Monday! I hope you’re weekend was as warm and relaxing as this Batman snuggie! I’ll be honest and admit that I feel pretty “empowered” wearing this superhero blanket-with-sleeves. I mean, “Holy Fleece Six-Pack, Batman!”, right?! Emoticon thumbs up. Darebear and I had a busy weekend filled with the worst kind of pie: pie charts. We did a lot of research and data gathering over the past couple of days. Darrin has a major exam at the end of this month for his graduate program, so we’ve been studying and preparing and researching {and drinking wine} and learning and everything else that encompasses academia. Thankfully, we’ve got this empowering Batman snuggie to help us along. Here are a few of my less-than-graceful moments from the past week!

  1. My nose started bleeding while I was doing paperwork, and when I quickly reached for a Kleenex, I knocked over my tall glass of Diet Coke. Between the nose bleed and the fallen glass and the wet paperwork and the wet Kleenex, you could say that I was just a little flustered. The problem was easily solved with a few paper towels and a whole lot of ice cream {a natural progression, I’d say… πŸ˜‰ }.
  2. Slammed my finger in between a closing bathroom door this past week. I’ve got a large bruiseΒ and a swollen middle-finger on my right hand. Looks great. Especially in public.
  3. Have you ever started drooling on yourself in the middle of an obnoxiously large yawn? No? I don’t recommend it. I also don’t recommend drooling on yourself in general. But drooling while you’re trying to yawn is incredibly embarrassing.
  4. It’s a little embarrassing to actually own this Batman snuggie…it’s even more embarrassing to answer our apartment door wearing this Batman snuggie. YOLO, right?
  5. I tried fitting my car into this perfectly locatedΒ parallel parking spot at least five times before smacking my hand on my steering-wheel in frustration, giving up, Β and parking in an easier spot much farther down the street. My frustration and parallel parking incompetence was further enhanced after I walked past my intended spot and found a “Student Driver” vehicle parked perfectly in between the two cars. 16 year olds are such show-offs…. πŸ˜‰Β  But really.

So there ya have it! Have any less-than-graceful or embarrassing moments of your own from the past week? I hope you have a great Monday! πŸ™‚


  • Reply Jamie March 10, 2014 at 11:39 am

    I have never successfully parallel parked. Ever. I thank god I wasn’t asked to do it during my driving test because good lord, I would have failed!

    • Reply Grace Beekman March 11, 2014 at 7:36 am

      It is SO difficult! And annoying! I don’t know what I was trying to prove! Haha!

  • Reply jennifer prod March 10, 2014 at 10:12 pm

    that photo of you is classic and happy and 7 kinds of awesome. i think i can one up your finger slam though — friday night i was at the new cidery in northeast (have you heard??) and one of my friends mentioned that my pointer finger was bleeding all over my hand. how did i not notice?? no bandaids around , i wrapped my finger in paper towel and hoped for the best until i got some neosporin πŸ™‚

    • Reply Grace Beekman March 11, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Ah! Haha how did you miss that one?! I’ve gotten too many bloody noses at restaurants. I’m pretty sure a certain Buffalo Wild Wings is Roseville has had to Lysol my table more than 3 times due to sudden nose bleeds…

  • Reply Grace Beekman March 11, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Haha! I would have been sliding on my butt with ya! That’s crazy!

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