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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Embarrasing Moments


The other day, I was involved in an online discussion about using exercise balls at your computer desk instead of a standard chair. It reminded me of an event with an exercise ball where I totally embarrassed myself. And since I'd like you all to get to know me a little bit more, I'll tell the tale.

I'm a medical transcriptionist and have the great fortune of working from home. We have a finished basement where I've taken up one large corner for my computer desk, printer, etc. One day, the information technology (IT) guy from work was at my house fixing some kind of computer problem. I always like to stick my nose in watch what the guy does, figuring I'm learning something (and maybe I can correct anything he screws up).

So he's working away at my computer and I want to sit by him. I glance over to where my exercise ball is and think, what the heck, I'll use that. I sit, soon realizing that I don't exactly have my balance. I do the arm flailing thing, but to no avail. The big ole' ball shoots out from underneath me and heads straight for the bowls of cat food and water. While the bowls clink and clank and tip over, I fall backwards into my husband's weight bench. Since he keeps his barbell loaded with weights, my fall causes the bench to slam back toward a bookcase with such force, books tumble off the shelves onto the floor. (Think Mousetrap Game.) As I lay there trying to comprehend what the heck happened, the IT guy slowly turns his head in my direction and in a monotone voice says, "You okay?" And the first words that pop out of my mouth? "Yep. This happens all the time." Sigh. What a dork!

Now that I've spilled one of my goofy stories, I'd love to hear one of yours. Please share!

Please stop by Jill Kemerer's blog at http://jillkemerer.blogspot.com/ on Wednesday, March 7th, where I answer Five Easy Questions. Jill and I met through our local RWA chapter, and support each other through the ups and downs of becoming published. Jill is a sweet person who loves to help others, and she is responsible for me getting this blog up and running. I consider her a good friend, and feel very blessed to have her in my life.

5 comments:

Kristina Knight said...

Oh, Jenna, that's priceless...and I can totally see it happening. To me.

Let's see...embarrassing moments. Um...Well, lets take last summer. I was playing around with our kiddo and jumped in the pool. Only my ankle got caught in the rope ladder and when I went one way it went the other. And ripped up the ligaments in my ankle pretty badly. My husband had to carry me out of the pool, the neighbors were watching...

Jill Kemerer said...

Okay, I'm dying here!! Yes, I'm laughing out loud! I can soooo see this happening, and, sadly, I can see this happening to me too. Why do we embarrass ourselves?? Ha!

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Em-Musing said...

Hahahahah! OUCH! Hahahahaha!
Me? I walked through ALL of Meijer with a pair of my underwear dragging out my pant's leg. I must have taken off both underwear and pants at the same time the last time I wore them. When I finally tripped on them, it took me a few seconds to figure out whose underwear they were. I then had to decide to either kick them to the side or reach down, pick them up and throw them in my pure. I look forward to more of your stories.

Jenna Rutland said...

Kristina: Oh, boy. Bet the neighbors can't wait for this pool season! Too bad, though, that you got hurt so bad.

Jill: I noticed you didn't fill us in on any of your "moments." Huh???

Em: OMG! This is too funny. Trailing underwear. Priceless!! Thanks so much for sharing.

From South Carolina, hope you all have a great day and thanks for stopping by.