Less-Than-Graceful Moments

SG Monday

This weekend was filled with so many highlights that I wasn’t even mad about waking up to another Monday. And then I realized that this particular Monday is Memorial Day Monday, which means that this Monday doesn’t even count as a Monday but rather as a Saturday donning Monday’s disguise, which reminds me. Our movie date night was a major success (weekend highlight numero uno). I was happy holding a bucket of popcorn that was larger than my head; Darrin was happy reclining in the theater’s leather chairs; and we both loved James Spader voicing the Ultron character. Three cheers for sarcastic robots bent on world domination.

Then! Saturday morning was spent sipping coffee and chatting with the sweet Becky from Whistles and Clovers. We talked over waffles and breakfast burritos while her darling baby Samona sorted the sugar packets and challenged a few nearby puppies to a starting contest. Instagram friends are even more fun when they’re also Instagram + Real Life friends.

Here are a few less-than-graceful moments!

  1. Most of the watches I own don’t work. But they look cute, so I wear them anyway. Which is fine, until someone asks me for the time after they spotted my cute watch, and I respond with “Oh! Right! Yeah, this is broken. It just looks cute.” Fashion > Practicality. And no, I didn’t try replacing the batteries. #sorryelderlygentleman
  2. I don’t recommend peeling off your nail polish while you sit through an academic conference. By the end of the final presentation, my black pencil skirt was covered in a pile of neon pink nail polish flakes. Which looks really professional, as you might have guessed.
  3. Poor Darrin accidentally rolled in dog pee over the weekend. And that’s not a euphemism for wearing too much cologne. First there was dog pee on the carpet. And then there was dog pee on Darrin. And then he tried to hug me.
  4. Parking my car juuuuuust out of reach of the gas pump hose, and having to restart the car, back up, and try again. Twice. Because I ended up parking too close the second time and couldn’t open my door. I’m sure the two teenage boys working at the counter inside loved watching my gas station incompetence in action. You’re WELCOME, boys.

So there you have it! Hope you have a relaxing rest of your day!


  • Reply Kelsey Ann Yoki May 25, 2015 at 8:39 am

    My only plan for today is to relax, and do all the things I would do if it were any other random day off from work!

  • Reply Hilary May 25, 2015 at 9:10 am

    Love your trech, you look amazing and the red just complete the look<3



  • Reply Chottie May 25, 2015 at 9:48 am

    Holiday weekends are the best:) I am the worst at pulling off nail polish so I can totally relate! Hope you have a great week:)


  • Reply Lauren Scorzafava May 25, 2015 at 11:15 am

    None of my watches ever work either!

    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

  • Reply Katie May 25, 2015 at 3:15 pm

    Haha I always pick my nail polish off too. So annoying.

    Lovely post and blog!

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  • Reply Haley May 26, 2015 at 9:06 am

    Your gas station shenanigans just had me cracking up…that is MOST definitely something I would do! This weekend I parked in a spot, decided I didn’t like the parking job so fixed it, twice (these parking spots are actually meant for Hot Wheels, I’m pretty sure), and then decided I would rather back into a whole ‘nother spot across the way because it would be more fun. ..although I wonder what the person parked next to me thought of the whole ordeal.

    <3 Haley @ http://www.beautyinthischaos.com

    • Reply Grace Beekman May 27, 2015 at 10:28 pm

      Haha I love it! Sounds like me! Gas station etiquette…somebody needs to write a book about that crazy stuff.. 😉

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