11.19.2011

I Should Stop Going Out In Public...

So remember yesterday how I bragged about it being my last day off work for the year?
And that I had major plans to go shopping, take advantage of Starbucks "Happy Hour", blah blah blah.
Well, let me tell you how that adventure went.

It started off perfectly.
I took off in my little Saturn
{picture taken a couple years ago..we can still see grass in these parts}

I hit up the stores I needed to, bought a few fancies, devoured Chipotle for lunch...
I was feelin' good.
And then I decided to make my final stop at Target.
After browsing the Clearance section, I made my way to the Starbucks located inside the building.
Ordered my two peppermint mocha's...
walked out to my car as one happy clam.
All was right in the world.
And then this happened:
BAM.
Peppermint Mocha #1 all over me.
I shouldn't say it ALL spilled on me...
the ground got it's fair share as well.
After freaking out for a solid 5 minutes in the Target parking lot, I hopped in the car to head home.
Something like the above might be a major catastrophe to some,
but thankfully spills are second nature to me.

Anyhow, I am about 5 minutes from home when all of a sudden, my car starts to act like a jet plane.
The RPMs go off the charts, the engine {or what I would assume is the engine} makes this crazy sound,
AND MY GAS PEDAL STOPS WORKING.
Okay, so spills may be second nature to me...but my gas pedal not working?
That's another story.
Thankfully there was a driveway I could pull into.
I did all the necessary things--
call my husband to tell him what just happened-
he calls a tow truck-
I enjoy some leftover chips and salsa-
and take pictures to showcase my mental state at the time:

Anyhow, this is what I arrived home in {2 and 1/2 hours later}:
Friends, please meet my temporary whip.
{Look at the shine on her...}
A 1999 Buick something or other.
Last time I was in one of these, I was 5 years old, and I vomitted all over the front seat.
Good memories.

On the bright side, I did bring home a new pair of black boots.
On the not so bright side, I realized I really did not need a new pair of black boots.

Anyhow, one would think that I should probably lock myself inside for the rest of my life.
Instead, I have plans to go tear up the town tonight dancing my little head off.
I can only imagine the stories I will have for you next week...

PS. The one redeeming part to this story?
Target is now selling the Candy Cane Kisses.
I might have said aloud "Ooooooh baby I am excited" when I grabbed them off the shelf.
It only created one fellow shopper to stare me down.
Candy Cane Hater.

Cheers to your weekend being a lot less messy than mine.




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16 comments:

  1. Just stumbled across your blog {from Casey Weigands- so yes, your paid ad was WORTH it} and I am in LOVE! You have such a fun personality and I can't wait to keep reading!

    xo
    Sheena, your newest follower

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  2. Sometimes you just have to laugh at how things can go so wrong. Some people would have let what happened to you get them down but I love how you turned it into a funny post for everyone to share with you. Everyone who reads this is shaking their head and saying "yep, I've had days like that".

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  3. Oh no! I hope you can get that shirt clean :(. BTW, love the scarf!

    You're going to be cruising in style in that thing! ha ha ha.

    Last, but not least, I LOVE candy cane kisses--they are without a doubt, the best kisses.

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  4. Well that was quite the eventful day! lol. I hope you get your car back soon! And omg i do that all the time with shoes too! haha.

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  5. Hahah oh goodness. I would have cried. I just know it. Lol
    Love the boots! Even though you may have more than one black pair. Ha!
    Love candy cane kisses, there is a recipe on the back for cheesecake I have not yet tried.

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  6. Hahaha!! - sorry. I'm not laughing at you. I'm laughing with you. That poor pretty white shirt. I hope you pre-treated it? lol Hopefully tonight will make up for your not so hot Friday :)

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  7. OMG.....soooo sorry!! Sounds like a pretty bad ending to what started out like a great shopping day..my daughter spilled an entire large McDonalds HiC in the front seat of her car last night...ugghh...

    A Funky Little Fashion Blog

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  8. You poor thing! I have had several of those days.

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  9. awwww this happened to me and I started crying!! It's just so annoying how the little things can pile up.

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  10. Yikes. Hope te rest of your weekend is drama free!

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  11. Did you ever find out what caused your saturn to do that?

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  12. You poor thing & a stark white shirt at that!? :(. Lucky for you - and the bogo - you had some Sbux left to enjoy!

    And hopefully the successful shopping trip made up for it a little? :)

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  13. oh that would suck royally..that's why i never wear white.. i always get a stain on it!

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  14. Oh my gosh. If you could only see me changing my underwear right now from the pee that is all over me. I just have to say I was having the crappiest night...........then I read this post. I am literally laughing so hard that I am crying right now. Like legit tears are on my keyboard. This is the funniest post to date, but I find myself saying that all the time when I read your blog. My question is.....why did you order 2 peppermint mochas? LOL......And I love your new whip! Blahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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  15. Ok so I hate to laugh at your crappy luck but to be honest, it's SO nice to know I'm not the only complete and utter clutz lol.

    As for the car part...Ummm-hello!?! That's tERrifYing!!!

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  16. hahaha OH MY, that car! I am dying here...that is killer. And the giant stain on your white top...., thank you for sharing that. hehe....You are so amazing for taking pics, I would probably have been bawling after that spill. Then the car...? That would have put me over the edge.
    The chips and salsa would have made it all better though.
    xo

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I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)