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Wednesday, July 22, 2009



When you have a mouth as big as mine, chances are, you're good at apologizing. Somewhere in my jumbled brain wires, the signals got mixed up so my brain says, "Talk first, think second!" This is also why I do well in California, where everyone is as weird as me, just in their own way. They're willing to accept my weirdness because they have their own issues.

I tend to stay quiet at potlucks and Christian conferences because chances are, I will get that look. You know the one, where people have a half-astonished, half-I-ate-a-cat look?

What do you do to cause that look? We all get foot-in-mouth disease. Some of us just get it more often than others. That's why we write. : ) If your mouth doesn't have an editor, your fingers do.
Kristin  
posted at 11:54 AM  
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At 12:44 PM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

I ate a cat???? ROTFL. Never thought of it that way before, but that's EXACTLY the look...oh dear!

 
At 12:51 PM, Blogger Jill said...

I'm a pastor's wife and I get that look when I say non-pastor's-wife things. Like in choir when the director tells us we're coming in too soon on the word "but". I still can't get it right until I discover I'm on the wrong page. Before I knew it the words popped out of my mouth: "Oh! I'm looking at the wrong but!"

 
At 1:31 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

Oh my gosh Jill, that's hysterical. I am so grateful God did not make me a pastor's wife. I would have offended the entire congregation in the first week. : ) Yes, Rachel, I ate a cat. See, I've seen that look often.

 
At 4:46 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Kristin, this happened to me last Wednesday night at bible study. Needless to say, I shocked a few people with my mouth, lol! I posted about it on my blog.

It's good to keep people on their toes.

 
At 6:28 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

The hubs swears I have foot-in-mouth disease. I finally wrote a character with that trait so I wouldn't feel so alone. I'm glad you're there, Kristin. :D

 
At 12:52 AM, Blogger Lisa said...

Um yeah. When I am nervous, I ramble and I also do not respond well to gushing compliments. I once was serving dinner after a funeral and the widow's mom thanked me for serving. I didn't know how to respond so I quickly responded with, "Anything to get out of the house." Ugh. Say it with me...you're welcome...you're welcome... It happened a few years ago and I am still practicing that simple response.

 
At 2:36 AM, Blogger Deena said...

I'm the resident smart-aleck, and the pastor's wife. I'm forever sticking my two cents in where it doesn't belong. Went to Bible study tonight after taking two Benadryl for an allergic reaction, and kept getting the giggles over stupid stuff (if this ends up in someone's novel, at least mention me in the acknowledgements):

Was told the a/c guy came out to check out our air conditioner, and he crawled through the duct work to see if it all was clean...got the giggles and spouted out "So, he duck-walked?"

Then, husband was reading about the Bereans, and son made a crack about "Don't they own a bookstore?" which sent me into another fit of giggles.

And those are just a few of tonight's highlights:-)

Studying on Heaven, and husband/pastor responds he thinks he'll still have the same personality in Heaven, and I snorted really loudly...before I could stop it--he's a giant goofball...can't see that entering the Pearly Gates:-)

 
At 8:02 AM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

LOL, Lisa. Sounds like something I would say. I am also lacking a filter, and frequently get looks like I've suddenly sprouted two more heads. Or I get that puppy dog tilt looking at me. LOL. Or that look where the whole face looks horrified but they force a smile - ROFL. Yes, that's pretty much daily.

 
At 8:43 AM, Blogger Karin said...

I have the problem that nothing really offends me. I lived in a sorority house for three years and worked on a ship for five summers (sailors have their reputations for a reason). I've pretty much heard it all (and seen some of it too...ick).

So when I start talking with people, I just go. I don't understand the big deal about bodily functions, married intimacy issues, or scars/injuries. Everyone does it/has them...but so many people don't like to talk about 'em.

I really need to keep a journal with me so I know what I can say around who.

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

Well, all are welcome here. Oh my gosh, I can totally picture myself saying "Anything to get out of the house". I might have added, "If your husband hadn't died, my social life would suck." Ugh.

Benedryl does that same thing to me, gets me totally drunk/tired. My son, who I gave it on an airplane, gets hyper. Which I'd tried that out beforehand. LOL

I guess we all do it at times, but I'm glad there are those out there who do it more often than others. LOL

 
At 10:50 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'm always saying something. Sigh.

 
At 11:40 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

I am convinced we are sisters, Kristin. Really must speak with my mom about this... Btw, I just started reading a blog called the pantyless preacher's wife and I think she's our triplet...

 
At 9:23 PM, Blogger Sue said...

I pretty much say what people are thinking in a situation and then that look appears from their faces... part in horror that I said it but I think partly because they wish they had the nerve to do it ;-)

 

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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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