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Thursday, November 08, 2007

REQUIUM FOR A BRAIN
You ever had one of those days where you're braindead? I had one of those in a major way yesterday. It started out good. I was going to meet Denise at the hospital and we'd go see Di. When Denise and I got to the room, she was looking pale and wasted in the chair. We chatted a few minutes and I'm not liking how she's looking. She might faint anytime so I thought she should get back into bed. I'll leave her tell you what I did because she tells it so much funnier, but let's just say I was NOT using my brain matter.

Still the first boo-boo had all of us howling with laughter. We all laughed so much from that point on that Di's endorphins started flowing and she was nearly ready to tap dance down the halls. Incidentally, she was great last night too so my humiliation was worth it.

When I left there, I headed to Salon St Thomas on the south side of Ft Wayne to have Kim cut my hair. I missed my turn so I pulled into a tire place and drove through the parking lot and out the other side to get on the road so I could turn back the way I came. One thing--you can't see one way signs from that direction. Yep, I turned out into four lanes of traffic--ALL COMING AT ME! I try to steer the van into the grass on the other side but the curb is too high. Luckily all the oncoming cars see me and stop about ten feet away. I get turned around with my face burning with embarrassment and go the RIGHT way.

Still stinging from my stupidity, I get to the hairdresser. My cut is good, I'm happy. Maybe the stupid things are over. Um no. I go to my van, and my brain left on vacation. I don't happen to notice one needs to DUCK to get in the vehicle. I whacked my forehead on the top of the window frame. LOL It about knocked me silly and is bruised today. I'm such an idiot.

Got any braindead stories you want to share or am I the only one that stupid?
Colleen Coble  
posted at 7:43 AM  
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At 9:16 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Oh, sheesh, C! You really did have a doozy of a day! Di left a message on the phone last night and she sounded so good. I was thrilled to hear her sounding chipper.

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Well now I can't wait to hear this boo boo story. I'll bet Diann can really put a twist on it! I'm chuckling already.

I've had so many braindead moments (no surprise there) but I think the one that keeps haunting me was the day I first met Gina Holmes. That's right - my Novel Journey partner.

It was at Ridgecrest and we both had arrived too early. She was there with Cindy Sproles; I was alone.

I sat down in one of the lounge areas by the registration desk to wait. We began to talk and I asked them what they wrote.

Now both Gina and Cindy are younger than I am, so I'm not sure if that had anythign to do with it, but for the life of me I couldn't remember what Gina told me. So when I saw them in the cafeteria at lunch time, I joined them and once again, yep, I asked Gina what she wrote.

She gave one of those sidelong glances at Cindy and then told me. But that wasn't the end. At that time she was writing paranormal somemthing and since I'm the Queen of the BHCC, you knwo I don't read that stuff. I coudln't remember what it was.

Anyway, Gina decided I was a freak and probably bipolar and in a manic stage.

LOL - she's finally learned that God has a sense of humor when he made me her blog and crit partner. And she's also learned that after all these years, I'm NOT BI-polar but simple polar and never have a down side.

And she never lets me forget it. You should ask her tell her side of the story. :o)

 
At 12:55 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh my gosh, that is HYSTERICAL, Ane! LOL

 
At 1:00 PM, Blogger Annie said...

Oh wow. that is funny! I have so many funny moments in my life. With me, it's more of the "blonde" moments. Now, I'm a brunette by nature, but a blonde by choice. LOL... so here's one that still haunts me to this day. So my out-of-town family was going to Lake Mead to see the Hoover dam in Nevada. I had been there the year before. So me, being the dumb blonde that I CHOOSE to be, ask my dad later on that day, "So... Lake Mead is by Hoover Dam, right?" My dad hesitatingly (and suspiciously) responds, "Yes..." So i say back, "But I didn't see any water when we went to Hoover Dam." My dad looks at me funny, as does my brother who is also in the car. It was more the look of incredulity, that they couldn't believe i had just said what I said. I was thinking, "What'd I say?????" So... my dad then says, "Annie, you only went to one side of the Dam, didn't you?"

Um yes.... that is me. HAHAHAHA. So yeah, enjoy! I still can't live that down with my family. It's a great story to talk about our lack of... observation??? LOL...

Hope you have a better day today Colleen!!

 
At 1:12 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh my gosh, that's hilarious, Annie!

 
At 1:27 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Annie, that's one for the books! ROFLOL!!!!!! That's gonna show up somewhere in somebody's book. :o)

 
At 3:59 PM, Blogger Kay said...

Last week I discovered that I had been taking pictures for the past two months with an empty camera.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh GROAN, Kay! I hope you weren't counting on some really important pictures!

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger Kay said...

Well, no weddings or anything like that, thankfully! And the nice thing is, with my memory, I can't even remember what I took pictures of! So I don't know what I'm missing.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

Funny stories, girls! LOL. And I have one, too.

Night before last, just before I went to bed (it was after midnight) I remembered something I needed to do the next day. I wrote on our little chalk board in the kitchen we use for quick notes and items for the shopping list: PUDC.
I told myself I would remember what thos initials were for, and went to bed.

Yesterday, hubby says "What's PUDC?"

"Huh?"

"Right there on the chalk board. You've got PUDC. What's it mean?"

"Uh, I haven't a clue!"

All day yesterday we played guessing games as to what it could possibly mean. We came up with one "Pick up Daddy's (birthday) card." Well, that works, and I do need to do that, but I knew that wasn't it.

This morning, I looked at it again and it hit me. "Pineapple Upside Down Cake!" I'm promised Jim to make one for him.

Sigh. Guess I'd better go do that.

 
At 6:11 PM, Blogger Shelley said...

Haha- thats so funny. Ive done my fair share of stupid things, but i think 3 weeks ago was the worst. I was going to a party at school, and I had a large glass bottle of juice in a plastic bag. I mangaged to carry it all the way from my car into the school, but two seconds after i walked into the classroom, the bottom of the bag broke and the bottle shattered across the floor. It was horrible, and everyone has teased me about it since then.
I have redeemed myself, though because last night i went to another party, and managed to get 2 bottles of juice all the way to the food table without shattering either. :)

 
At 8:28 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Peggy, I'm just howling! It sounds like my poor memory. LOL

Shelley, we klutzes help keep a party lively. LOL

 
At 3:09 PM, Blogger Melanie said...

I'm pretty sure I've walked into a glass door. No pause, no slowing down. There was a complete head-door contact. The worst part was the fact that there were several people watching me. Good times...

 
At 7:59 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

oh my,
cant say i can think of one except i recently went to hawaii and Canada for my first ever overseas trip.
well in australia we drive on the correct side of the road being the left.
hawaii was not a problem with all the one way streets but come to Canada
our hotel was on a 2 lane highway. with a medium strip in the middle (is that what you call them the grassed area dividing the highway)
well i looked to the right and nothing was coming so i stepped of the curve right into traffic.
my friend yelled NO JENNY and i stopped dead and had a car beeping at me and had to swerve to miss me.
thank God there was space for him to do it or else i would have been a flat tourist.
I just didn't think. but i learnt i wear a watch on my left so its watch left meaning look to the left first not the right first.
after that i stuck to traffic lights to cross.
may be a good think i dont drive.

 
At 8:17 PM, Blogger Deena said...

No, you're not alone...I do stuff like that all the time. My daily favorite is calling someone on the phone, and then waiting for them to answer...so I can remember who it is I just dialed.

These kinds of events need to be. in. someone's. book!

 
At 6:51 AM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Deena try turning on the tap in the bathroom in your hotel room in vancouver only to discover your trying to turn on the soap.
(the taps over there were funny)

 

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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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