25.2.11

Favorite "Mis-Haps" {Contest Post #9}

Grace: I know, I look ridiculous. 
Bob: Oh no, it's a lovely hat. 
Grace: I'd take it off,  but then I'd have shower cap head. 
So you saw my hair last night. 
Not that you were lookin'. 
But, I mean, 
maybe you noticed my head
... my hair ...
my head...
my head of hair.

bob + grace | return to me

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Oh mishaps.
Gotta love them.

I was breezing (yes, breezing... like a delicate wind or a light mist. And I smelled amazing, of course.  Because anyone who "breezes" always smells good) through some old folders looking for a picture to add to my new website

And I found a big ol' long video from Thanksgiving Day.


My first Thanksgiving "on my own."
(Praise the Lord and Southwest Airlines and public school holiday break for allowing some of my favorite little people to join me.)

This was also my first "cooking the holiday meal" alone day.
And my first time making Turkey (with a capital T.  That thing deserves re-spect.)
And my first time researching how to make a Turkey.

(No one says to do it the same way, by the way.
Which is very confusing.
Because everyone says their way is best.
And that's confusing for someone who has ZERO idea.)

But this was my first time "carving" a Turkey.
("Just rip it off like a barbarian!" my little brother told me.)
And also my first time burning the stuffing.
Well, all-together forgetting about the stuffing.
("Nobody eats stuffing nowadays," my little brother also told me. 
I wonder what-a-days people did eat stuffing!)
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And also the first time I heard (from my little sisters) that if you cut the Turkey a certain way it will "fart."
Also the first time I left the giblet bag INSIDE THE TURKEY WHILE IT COOKED.
(to defend myself, there were two bags. And I did take out one of them.)

Leave me a comment with one of your favorite "mis-hap" stories.
About cooking, or public speaking, or public restrooms, or pantyhose or anything!
And one of my snazzy, breezy aprons could be yours!

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62 comments:

  1. My senior year of high school I was giving a huge speech (40-minute single-character analysis... it was a pretty big deal) in my AP English class. I had been preparing for weeks and was so nervous. I gave the speech and felt so good about the assignment being done. When I sat down, the girl who sat next to me passed me a note that just said "I don't think you know, but you have a HUGE hole in the butt of your jeans :(" I was so embarrassed and ran to the bathroom to discover my pink polka-dot panties had been peeking out (ok, not really peeking, they were making quite a scene..) of my jeans for HALF the school day and no one had told me. I'm so glad I can look back and laugh it off because it was the most dreadful mis-hap I've ever 'happed' in my life.

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  2. Ok, this one comes to mind first because of your update on fb the other day. Last year at WPPI, near the end of the week, I was so tired. I walked into the elevator, talked to other people around me, got off when the doors opened, walked down the hall, and proceeded to knock, knock, knock on my door. Only to figure out after a few minutes that I was at the wrong door. Oops! Walked down the hall a little further and knocked again. It took a little while and a few brain cells recovering to realize I was completely on the wrong floor! I burst out laughing, so thankful none of these people were in their rooms to witness my mishap! I finally made it to my own room safe and sound, but I still have to laugh at what tiredness does to me!

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  3. definitely one of the "mishaps" of my life would be the day when i was at chick-fil-a ordering a refill of lemonade. i pressed the lid down and it wouldn't go. so i pushed it harder and the cup collapsed and the lemonade went everywhere.

    needless to say the chik-fil-a workers do not forget me. :)

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  4. During our annual church Christmas play I was given a last minute dialog to read while a song finished playing. I was worried I wouldn't get the timing right and the music would finish before me, and since it was last minute I never 100% had it down... Well, showtime came around and I got tripped up with my part and got so flustered I just said "Oh nevermind!" and stood there looking like a fool while the music finished playing... oh such fun! haha

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  5. one time my friends and i were making cookies. the butter was supposed to be 'softened', so we put it in a huge pot to melt and get soft enough. the cookie batter turned out fine, but when the cookies came out of the oven and we tried to take them off of the sheet, they just crumpled up and fell apart. a bit too soft, i'd say. :)

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  6. oh my, here we go, full disclosure. One of my favorite (and most embarrassing) moments was a couple semesters ago when i was going to college. It was in the middle of midterms and paper season. I was completely exhausted and zoned out as I headed to my next class. I walked into the class room, set down my back pack, set up my computer for the electronic exam, and waited. For 20 minutes. Finally, i realized.... i was in the wrong classroom, on the opposite side of campus. By the time i got to my appropriate classroom, the exam time was nearly over. Thank God for amazingly nice profs who will understand zombies and let you take exams later in their office!

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  7. While showing hogs at our county fair, I was waiting to go into the ring, with 9 other hogs and kids. I was talking to two people, then they said, "Um. You're sort of getting peed on." 30 seconds before showing. I looked down and sure enough my jeans were pretty wet. I couldn't feel it because I was wearing boots. So I just covered it up with sawdust. :D

    Your video was SO cute.

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  8. Iceskating.
    The fact that I went.
    The fact that I fell.
    Let's just say more than once.
    My knees were blaaaackk.
    For a couple weeks.
    Ouch.

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  9. One that comes to mind would be the time I played "Shine Jesus Shine" for the kid's club at church and didn't have time to find the music so I played it by ear… and played it WAY too high. It is so funny remembering everyone trying to squeak along during the chorus!!

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  10. a few years ago i was baking some brownies and i had them in for the 30 minutes they were supposed to be in. When i looked at them they were still liquid, so i baked them another 10 minutes. still liquid. this continued for about 2 1/2 hours until my mom had me show her what i put in them and i had forgotten to put flour in :)

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  11. We haven't had a dishwasher in forever and we finally got a new one. And then, after lunch, I called for my sisters and said, "Okay, Chloe, you're gonna wash and rinse and Grace, you'll dry and put away." Then they both started laughing hysterically. I had no idea why until Chloe cried, "Hannah, the dishwasher!" True story. ;-)

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  12. my roommate and i carpool to work.
    One day i forgot that she had come with me and started to completly leave. aftera moment i remembered, and turned around to get her. Thankfully it had been short enough of time that she didn't know

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  13. In 5th grade I got a new shirt and I was all excited about it. Apparently, I was a little too excited about it because I later found out at school by some other kids that I had left the tag on it and it was hanging out of my collar. That was embarrassing at the time.

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  14. Once, as a candystriper, I almost tipped a hysterectomy patiend out of her wheelchair onto the ground...I can't remember if that was before or after I started swinging the weights that were holding a 5 year old little boy's leg in traction...I had no idea they were connected to his leg...candystriper fail...then there was the time I left the notecards for the biggest speech of the semester on my kitchen table...I didn't realize it until I go to class...the prof. gave me permission to go home and get them, if I could be back in time to give the speech before class was over...home was 25 minutes away...it was a 90 minute class...I made it, but it was a close one. I could go on all day...I'm sort of prone to mishaps!!!:) Have I mentioned that I think this is the best contest ever!!???:)

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  15. i walked around with a plastic bag stuck to my leg for a solid few hours...quite embarassinggg

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  16. I could list the immortal "XYZ" (examine your zipper) episodes, or the walking out of the bathroom with toilet paper stuck to your shoes, but no. I'll tell a different story.
    My little brother, Tanner, had one of his little 6 year old friends, Judah, over who in turn brought one of his non-christian friends, Destin. They traded secret handshakes and after both boys left a friend and I asked Tanner to show us the handshakes he learned. Tanner starts reciting the, "Up high. *slap* On the side *slap* down low *slap*" and then he points his fingers at me and says, "You're sexy!"
    My friend and I tried to keep a straight face (while inside we were dying to laugh for hours) and told him that he should NEVER call anyone that again!

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  17. hmmm, this has happened more than once but it's always embarrassing. when i think i'm alone and have to fart, i go for it, then someone walks in about 3 seconds later and tries to play off smelling fart, hahaha. soooo awkward!!

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  18. I was caring for several small children when I was a teen, and somehow failed to notice (during a long walk from a playground to the car) that the littlest one who could walk had a RANK diaper that was so full it was falling off. And the poor child was using one hand to hold it on while desperately trying to hold on to her big sister, who was holding onto me. I think when we got near the car, some random stranger finally pointed it out to me. *blush* Thankfully we can all laugh about it now! (I think that little girl is about 12 and her family loves that story) :)

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  19. I went to a restaurant in Hawaii with some of my family (extended and immediate). Let me say that this restaurant was extremely fancy-my brother had to change his shirt because it wasn't up to their dress code. The night went as followed:

    -we sat down
    -we ordered our drinks, I ordered a strawberry virgin margarita
    -our drinks came and we ordered some appetizers
    -we ate our appetizers
    -we ordered our dinner
    -sometime during the dinner I went to grab my water (my water was behind my ordered drink)
    -the bottom of the cup of water hit the straw of the strawberry virgin margarita

    AND

    -ALL of my strawberry virgin margarita spilled: on the white tablecloth, my clothes
    -I went away crying in the bathroom while the restaurant fixed whatever damage I created

    This has caused me to be super aware of any drink that I have.

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  20. My favorite mishap was not a great big deal, but we still chuckle about it even now.
    My brother and I are only three years apart, he being older than I. And I'm not sure how old we were, pretty young I think.
    We were experimenting our new-found recipe reading skills and mixed up a batch of molasses cookies we cut out as gingerbread men - okay, fine so far. The cookies came out great and we got the great idea to take it one step further and make some icing to go on top. The icing turned out fine, spreadable and a pretty purple color . . . oh, did I mention the taste? We couldn't figure out what we had done until our mother tasted it and asked how much vanilla we had put in - the recipe called for 1/2 a teaspoon and I think we put in around 1/2 a cup!! EEWWWWW!!!!

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  21. Haha, well... I bought my friend's birthday present - then - get this - I packaged and mailed it to the WRONG FRIEND!!! Really.

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  22. I own a coffee shop and do my own roasting of the coffee beans. Well, one evening there was a "miss-hap" of the being too much smoke, not enough ventilation, and fire alarms that call the fire dept immediately.

    Needless to say I was quite embarrassed to have an entire fire truck of firemen come in to my little shop fully dressed for a fire....and there was no fire.

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  23. My grandma's handyman drove an electric blue vintage truck, and while snapping some neat photos of it one day (really fast, before he came out and saw me), and I walked into a (cute) baby barrel cactus...it turned out to be painfully cute.

    ...note to all photographers...watch where you're going, not just where you're aiming :)

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  24. growing up my family was very active in 4-H. one of our projects was raising dairy cows from calves and then showing them at the fair. so we regurlary took the calves out on "walks" so they would get used to the halter. one day i took 3 calves out for a walk took them past our property which backed up to these beautiful huge mansion like homes with decorative landscape etc. so here i am walking along with 3 cute calves and all of a sudden one of them decides to poop all the way as we walked in front of a huge and gorgeous driveway. as soon as i realized this i saw this car coming and it turned out to be the owner. at this point i decided to take the calves for a "run" and booked it down the hill. all i heard behind me was a car honking its horn like crazy. how embarrasing!

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  25. soo I was driving my familys surburban....it was parked in a field...I was angry and backed out quickly...and proceeded to hit the only lightpole in the field.....embarassing!

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  26. we were new to the church and i was all of 16 years old. the church was small so the older high schoolers (all 4 of us?) just hung out with the college kids. they were all older than me, they all knew each other, and i was new. after the youth/singles meeting was over, everyone was going to hang at the leader&wife's apartment. 3 of the college kids offered to give me a ride. we stopped to get sodas at the sub shop next store. sitting in the back seat, i reached for my drink from the top down (like a claw), placing all of my fingers around the edge of the lid and lifting it upward to bring the straw to my mouth. well apparently my grip wasn't tight enough and the lid came off. my drink dropped onto the seat and spilled all... underneath my backside. i was mortified. it seriously looked like i had wet myself. no car, new girl, hanging with all the older kids. sigh. praise God i had brought a jacket/sweatshirt that i could tie around my waist to cover most of it. the rest i just hid by standing shyly and discreetly off to the side. everyone was really nice about it but it was still pretty mortifying. let's just say that i grab for my drink cups differently now. especially in the car.

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  27. Haha, well, we go to an awesome family Bible camp every year in Arkansas. This story happened at the camp two years ago. They were getting a baseball game together and I thought "You know, even though I'm not that good at baseball, I need to just put my pride down and have fun with everyone!" So, I got on one of the teams. I got up to bat and missed the first two balls. But then I hit the third one and everyone tells me to run!! So, I start running and for some reason I was leaning waaay too far forward...and because of that, while I was running, I just tumbled forward into the dirt about 3 feet from home base...yeeeeaaahhh, I was extremely embarrassed...I wanted to cry, but I thought "I can't cry! I've just gotta laugh it off." So, I start laughing and one of my friends helps me up and asks "Did you trip?" me: "I guess so". So, now I'm back to not playing baseball and camp; I just take pictures of the others doing it :).

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  28. I had been at the Rio, having a great time with three little girls who I used to babysit. When I got home I discovered that I had a hole on the seat of my jeans!

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  29. A friend of mine invited me to a beach bonfire this past summer. While there she introduced me to a few of her friends. The sunset was so pretty at the time and I was trying to take a picture of it. I was really kind of rude to her friends and didn't pay them much attention. She later asked if she could set me up on a blind date. I said yes and a few days later met the guy. We hit it off and set up a date for the next week. It was then on the SECOND date that I realized that he was one of those friends I had blown off at the beach for my picture of the sunset. Needless to say, I felt pretty bad...

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  30. One time, my mom asked me to put the ingredients for a loaf of bread into the bread machine. So I read the directions, and put in four cups of flour like it said. After I put all the other ingredients in, I started the machine. About 15 minutes later, my mom wanted to know why the bread sounded funny inside the machine. I told her that I didn't know, I followed the directions! She opened it up, and we discovered that the "flour" had dissolved into the water. Mom asked me which flour I had used, so I got it out. Turns out that I put in four cups of powdered sugar instead of flour. We had to dump it out and start over...The second time I made sure to use FLOUR. :)

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  31. I do a lot of silly things and have a lot of mishaps as a result. However, I seem to have blocked most of them, because I was having a hard time coming up with a specific example! Thank goodness for selective memory.

    Here's probably a tame one, but it's the first that popped into my mind: In college I was working on my Honors Thesis and I was collecting all of these books to take home so that I could get started on my work. I kept finding more and more that would be useful, and anyway, my arms were getting full. My final few books I needed were on the quiet floor of the library. So, I quietly collected them and was being very respectful of all my fellow nerds' concentration. I am making to leave, when one started to slip out of my arms. Not wanting it to fall and make a huge noise, I tried to grab it, and in doing so managed to drop ALL of the books. In like an avalanche of clumsiness... EVERYONE on the floor turned and gave me a dirty look for disturbing the silence. I was like in the axis of the two huge long study table sections, so pretty much everyone on the floor had a great view of my suaveness. It was so funny though, and I was just trying to keep it together and get out of there before I could laugh at my ridiculousness.

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  32. dressed up cute in a white skirt and heels to go watch the hubs his morning of teaching at S.C. brought the 3 girlies. baby was 8 or 9 months. anyway, all the "big dogs" were there watching him, so OF COURSE the older 2 went into 100% we will not obey mommy mode (niiice!) and the baby starts screaming like a mad woman to eat. i get all sweaty cause i am trying to carry a diaper bag and 3 kids up the steps to sit way up high. and i am all falling because i have on heels. put the baby on my lap to feed her and realize all i brought were baby sweet potatoes. of course baby gets all karate and chops my arm making me drop them on my skirt like the whole bowl right on the front of my skirt. the middle munchie throws a tantrum and starts throwing rice puffs all over the place. i start to cry like any responsible calm mother. :) i then carry us all down the steps to the lobby. i am sweating like crazy, eyeliner is running all over my face and i have a HUGE orange stain on my skirt and three screaming kiddos.

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  33. Here is one of the more recent mishaps I can think of:
    I am one of the worst thank you note-writing, invitation-sending, letter-stamping people I know. However, I have tried to improve since having a kid. We are planning our daughter's first birthday party, and I was proud of myself to have my invitations printed, addressed, stamped, and sent all a month before the party...until I realized that a bunch of my husbands uncles were not sent invitations because the list I went off of was from my ladies-only baby shower. And whats more, I lost my extra invites! My poor hubby had to make followup phone calls and send facebook messages so that no one thought they were being purposefully excluded. I need a new address book :-)

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  34. Oh, I still cringe thinking about this. :-)
    A couple years ago I was asked to play a keyboard (the only instrument) for a big outdoor church service. I was nervous but the songs were ones I knew so I tried to stay calm. After the sermon I stood up and walked up the aisle and halfway across the stage before I realized I had left my music in my seat. I froze, turned on my heal and walked all the way back. By this time I was supposed to be playing so there was a deathly silence. The worship leader was kind enough to open his bible and start reading a Psalm while I walked back.
    Never again.

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  35. probably in my first few years or so of playing piano, we had to play at a nursing home at Christmastime. I was super nervous, so I practiced my pieces. A LOT.
    If you didn't know...you can over-practice.
    Which I did.
    I was probably the first person to ever bomb playing "jingle bells." Thankfully, I lived, and now laugh about it. :)

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  36. One time I was making blueberry muffins. I was almost completely finished mixing up the double batch. The recipe called for about 4 teaspoons of cinnamon. I read it as 4 CUPS of cinnamon. As I began dumping in the cinnamon, I remember thinking, "Wow, this is a lot of cinnamon!" Eventually I realized that I had put way more than the recipe called for, and I had to dump the entire double-batch mix of muffins into the trash :(

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  37. Once when I was making chocolate chip cookies, I glanced over the recipe and read "1 stick of butter" so I put one stick of butter in it. As I was mixing the dough I kept thinking, "Man, this stuff is weird," but I just shrugged it off. Well, after the first batch came out and crumbled to pieces I decided to check the recipe and read "1 cup of butter." I was able to estimate how much butter I needed to add and was able to salvage the remaining dough. Needless to say, I learned to read recipes thoroughly and always double check. :)

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  38. One time I was making brownies and I forgot to add the butter (which was melted and sitting in the microwave). When the brownies came out of the oven they looked more like fudge than brownies. They were nasty!

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  39. One time I was making brownies and I forgot to add the butter (which was melted and sitting in the microwave). When the brownies came out of the oven they looked more like fudge than brownies. They were nasty!

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  40. Someone in our community passed away and my family was responsible for making deviled eggs for the family dinner after the funeral service. Like a responsible child I started the boiling water, plopped in a dozen eggs and promptly forgot about them. A while later I hear hissing and popping noises. ALL the water had evaporated and the eggs were stuck to the bottom of the pot, gasping for breath like fish out of water. I am still the only person in my family (which is very large) to have burned boiled eggs :)

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  41. i have so many, but the most recent will do :) I was cooking for almost 20 people on wed night for our cg meeting... i was stirring two large pot fulls of potato soup (which according to the recipe must be stirred constantly) when i noticed a hazy orange light coming from my oven. CRAP! I forgot about the bacon in the oven! I opened to a burst of orange flames licking up all my lovely center-cut bacon (which you have to have with potato soup!). I knew it was a grease fire and in the back of my mind knew I could just throw water on it, but the flames were getting bigger so.... i just started screaming for paul who was upstairs. Like screaming for him! next thing I know he has run down the stairs, my friend Marybeth who lives in the basement ran upstairs.... Marybeth opened hte slider door and paul (very bravely) stuck his hand in teh oven to grab on on-fire pan of charred bacon and got it out the door while the flames were burning 3 feet in the air! As soon as he got it out though, one of us (it wasn't me but it probably would have been) chucked some snow on the pan (b/c we had snow on our deck) and a literal fire ball erupted like 8 feet high. Thanksfully, we were able to get hte fire out, but of course every fire alarm is going off, the house stinks like burnt bacon, and we are opening all the windows, 10 minutes before people are supposed to come for cg. Lovely. I texted a friend to get a package of pre-cooked bacon, got back to my stirring and actually all ended well. Even the smell went away :) So thats my recent catastrophe. I tell Paul his life would be so boring without me :)

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  42. uhhh that would be today...went out to eat with my sister and realized (after ordering and sitting there for a bit) that I forgot to put my debit card back in my purse. whoops! and of course both of us forgot our cell phones today. Borrowed someones cell phone, no one answered. Let me just say there are still some nice people in the world...lady with the cell phone phone figured out what was wrong and payed for our meal. and that was just the beginning of my day....

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  43. Umm.... how do I pick just one?
    Take for instance yesterday at work (a small country diner) I... dropped a ketchup bottle and it broke, splattering ketchup everywhere (including down my legs and shoes, yuck)... I dropped a box of splenda packets, scattering them everywhere (at the feet of my boss)... and to top it off, I dropped a cup of pepsi all over the drink station, in front of a bunch of business ladies. No, it wasn't my first day. I felt like such a dumb blonde (maybe I need to rethink whether I am one, I never thought I was.... hmm)
    But ok, the worst thing ever that I hate to remember: I am a professional harpist and play for weddings. And yes, I play 'Here Comes the Bride". It sounds quite amazing on harp and in the beginning I play a bunch of big arpeggio's and glorious glissandos. It was May, my busy season with 8 weddings that month. My mind and fingers go into cruise control that month. The bride is ready to walk down, my fingers glide over the strings... lo and behold, the worst sound I have ever heard comes out. Sounds like something from a horror movie. I had set my pedals wrong (which meant I was in a completely wrong key, any harpists knows how bad that its) and let me tell you, it was b.a.d. There was no way I could hide it, the worst moment possible that I could set wrong pedals. I never, and I mean never, start Here Comes the Bride w/o triple checking my pedals now.

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  44. Well last christmas my mom asked me to baster the turkey.. and I was REALLY sick. Like laying on the couch not be able to move, feeling like my head was going to explode sick. and she asked me to do it right as she wanted to take something else out of the oven directly below me. So as she asked me a question, me not paying attention squirted the entire baster of hot turkey grease on her! She ran upstairs screaming.. I felt AWFUL!

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  45. Oh wow. This is hard. One story of mine is going to a Spanish play at our community college. I had some friends from our church that go there and were in it I went with lots of people from our church. Well I should've thought better than to sit in the front row. Near the end everyone on stage were dancing reallllyy crazy and a girl and a guy came off the stage and start pulling people up to dance. Let's just say, when I saw her coming down the steps I knew she was heading straight for me. So anywho, I got pulled up in front of all the audience and all the people I know and was just kinda standing there not really wanting to get into it. I finally escaped from them and slid back in my seat. Let's just say I got a lot of laughs from my friends for the next couple days. ;)

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  46. There are many, but one from Valentine's Day comes to mind. My friend keeps a cooking blog and although she is an excellent cook, she tries to post recipes with her "less talented" followers in mind (i.e. me). Her indestructable, super flexible and easy, pork and sourkraut recipe seemed like a good idea for V-day dinner for me and the husband. Long story short, I found a loop hole and managed to cook the pork to an unedible state. Note for the future: always cover pork or use a meat termometer. Lesson learned.

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  47. I think my 2nd year in college, I had visited a friend's new apartment early in the day.. later that same day my roommate and i were going back to visit. i thought i remember the apartment so we didn't call. i most def. went to the wrong building- didn't knock and just let myself. i was so shocked it was the apartment i seriously started screaming and just turned around and left. haha.. it took a while to live that one down, and now i always double check.

    laura
    info@laurabarnesphoto.com

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  48. My life is a perfect treasure chest of mishaps! Mispronounced names...falling upstairs...walking into the men's bathroom...calling a touchdown a basket...take your pick! :)

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  49. when i was in college, winters were the worst because in Kansas once things get icy, things can get embarrassing really fast, especially when your campus consists of alot of hills. I was walking to class and i slipped and fell and was laying on my back on the ground right in front of this big intimidating football player. He asked me if i was alright, and i just got up and tried to laugh it off. Later i was walking to class and i overheard him telling someone else about my fall and how funny it was. whoops.

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  50. I've been lucky enough in my lifetime not to have too many embarrassing mishaps. However, one that still sticks out in my mind very vividly is the day that my mom only had enough time to french braid one side of my head. The other half was left to blow freely in the wind as I ran out to not miss the bus to school. Needless to say I was embarrassed all day. What's more embarrassing than that? Well, since you ask...the fact that I could have taken the braided side out and all would have been right with the world. But I didn't. Because I'm smart like that.

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  51. I am living in Mexico studying Spanish, and when I first got here hardly spoke any at all. Sooo that makes for lots of opportunities to say ridiculous things. One that comes to mind is when I was telling my professor about what I did over the weekend. I told her I went to church... for the "cerveza" with a friend, mispronouncing the word "servicio" and giving it a feminine ending. "Cerveza" means beer, and "servicio" means "service"=P

    Alivia
    www.livlovelaugh.wordpress.com

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  52. I once walked out of the restroom with the LONGEST strand of toilet paper hanging out of my jeans... I dragged it from the toilet roll outside the door completely oblivious until my best friend noticed and saved me! Not my most emberassing moment, but it is definitely up there! :)

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  53. My biggest cooking mishap was exciting. It was one of my first time cooking cookies, and all i knew what that i looooved vanilla. so i decided to triple what it called for in the recipe. because if a little of something is good, then a lot of it is better, right? so, i tripled it. however, i also misread how much it called for to begin with. so even though it called for one teaspoon, i thought the t was capitalized, and put in tablespoons. 3 tablespoons. which is 9 teaspoons. they were rather exciting cookies (not the tastiest ever, but they sure were flat!)....

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  54. I had just arrived to church and came in thru' a different entrance b/c I was running late. I ran to the downstairs bathrooms and my first thought was, "hmmm. they changed this bathroom around. I don't remember walking in this way. oh well." while in the stall, I heard another lady come in and use the stall all the way down from me. But interesting... it sounded like she was pouring liquid from a pitcher into the toilet. And in seemingly slow-motion, it dawned on me! That's a MAN going to the bathroom and I'm NOT in the ladies room. Yikes! My mind is racing... How can I get out of here with the least embarrassment?! Does he see my purse sitting on the floor? (no hook on the back of the door - clue #58 that I was in the wrong place!) Please, God... I really don't want to know who he is... pleeeease! I think my jeans were half zipped as I dashed out the door, heart racing, wishing I had invisible powers.

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  55. One of my friends gave a speech at this conference, and when he finished he sat by me. Everyone got up at the end and we headed out, but I heard a friend say to him "Hey, good job!" and for some silly reason I turned around and said "Thanks". Yeah. Imagine how that goes down. It was beyond awkward. She said "Oh, I...I... I was saying that to Andrew.." and I just had to stutter my way out of that one saying I was losing it. Haha.

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  56. quite unfortunately, i have a lot of super embarrassing mishaps. but one that i will always remember is the time many years ago that my brother had a sleepover with a boy from church that i had a crush on. the next morning, i was getting dressed and had NO PANTS on except my little girl underwear ;) and my little sisters opened the door -- just as my brother and the boy were walking past. both boys looked up and back down again in an instant. ;/

    needless to say, i was none too pleased with my sisters that day...

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  57. Favorite mishap-the day I made a batch of sugar cookies for my older brother. I did such a great job not eating the dough and making them look perfect. He came home from college and I offered them to him. He bit into them and made the funniest face. Why? Because I forgot to put sugar in the sugar cookies...

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  58. One time my family and I were at a restaurant at the beach with a large group of friends, and I went over to my dad's table. He likes to joke around and we started playfully jerking the menu back and forth-nothing big. All of a sudden, I pulled extra hard, he let go, and my arm swung around and hit a waitress! Luckily she was only carrying two beverages (that spilled all over the floor), but it was still embarrassing :)

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  59. Oh dear, favorite mis-hap would definitely have to be this past year when I was in a play for a camp. I played a 1930s gangster but I was also in a dancing scene where I had to quickly change into a dress to do swing dancing. I had literally about 20 seconds to change from a man's costume to a woman's costume. I wore the dress underneath the trench coat and pants and had it tucked into a pair of shorts. For the dress rehearsal, I changed and quickly got out on stage and was about to start dancing when the stage manager ran out on stage and pulled me backstage. It was then that I realized the back half of my dress was tucked into the shorts I had underneath it!! I never forgot to untuck the dress after that! Embarrassing yet so funny!

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  60. I had a job at a hotel this summer. Working third shift 11pm-7am. It was only twice a week and I was poorly trained so let's just say I rarely knew what I was doing. So one day a man calls down and says his coffee-maker is not working and so I tell him I will bring him a new one. Since I have idea where they are kept, I decided I'd just go into an empty room and take one and leave a note for the next person coming into work so they would know. I thought...oh, look, this room is out of order, perfect, I'll take it from there and then no one will miss it. So I made myself a key for that room and I go barging through the door, about to turn on the light and I see a suitcase. As my eyes adjust, I notice A MAN SLEEPING IN THE BED!!!! Little did I know, there were workers fixing up some things around the hotel and they stayed there for free, in rooms marked "out of order". I quickly closed the door as quietly as possible. Thank goodness he did not wake up, but I was MORTIFIED!!! And I definitely never told my manager. I went in another EMPTY room and took a coffee maker from there. :)

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  61. oh my. i never have any mis-haps.. haha just kidding ;)
    probably dropping my camera down the stairs... kinda bad, you know. :)

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  62. First day I "cooked" as a married woman was a disaster.....It was quite late and I decided to make mac & cheese.....well I have NO idea what I did wrong but it tasted AWFUL!! and the worst part was that that wasn't the first time I ever had done mac & cheese......Thank God for an awesome husband who laughed with me at that little episode...ok I cried a little :P

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