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Monday, October 15, 2012
Kara  Mom at lighthouse
Kara posted a picture on Facebook the other day when she was in the Lihue airport getting ready to fly home from Kauai. It was of the scene of the great M & M caper. The last time we went to Hawaii together, I had Dave's precious stash of peanut M & Ms in my purse. I was trying to adjust things in my purse, and grabbed what I THOUGHT was the top of the bag. It was the BOTTOM of the bag and I upended nearly a full 56 oz bag of them all over the floor. I was frantically trying to pick them up, and the security guys told me they would handle it. Fifteen minutes later we were sitting at the gate waiting to board the plane for home, and a voice over the speaker said, "Candy cleanup at security checkpoint." We all burst into giggles and laughed again every time we thought about it. :)
Kara said she giggled the entire time she was in the terminal. I know I'm never going to live it down! But you know, that's what makes precious memories, right? If I could eliminate that intense embarrassing moment, I wouldn't because remembering brings us such joy and binds us together in the human experience. All the things we do that connect us to those we love will take on almost a mythic quality at some point. We'll always have that memory to laugh about. So I thought it would be fun to hear about YOUR embarrassing moments. The ones that still make you turn red or laugh. Come on, you know you want to share them! :)
Colleen Coble  
posted at 9:14 PM  
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At 9:19 PM, Blogger Kristin said...

I was just talking about that with my mom this morning. She dropped the turkey one Thanksgiving, I threw a nightmare tantrum over a People magazine at 13 and my cousin upended a Monopoly game he lost. There are more, but they define us, and the people who love you, love that part of you!

At 9:20 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh and I dropped the cake upside down for my mom and dad's big anniversary party. LOL Such a klutz.

Why did you throw the People magazine? Details!

At 10:10 AM, Blogger Mandygirl238 said...

Oh Lord, if there was only one! :) I still remember it like yesterday..I was 6 and was in our Christmas play. We were supposed to spell out the word Christmas. I was SO proud to be A is for ANGEL, complete with angel wings! Until my letter were upside down and everyone laughed. I threw down my letter and stomped off to the back of the risers and cried.

At 10:34 AM, Blogger Mary-Louise said...

Quietly chuckling to myself here...

I was on my way to visit my mom last year, and I had stowed a backpack full of apples (about 15 lbs) in the overhead compartment of the airplane. During the flight, I was trying hard not to freak out about the turbulence, and this guy next to me, who happened to be a retired commercial airline pilot, started talking to me. I thought that was really kind of him. Anyway, at the end of the flight, he was trying to be the gentleman, and so he grabbed my backpack. I was also trying to get it, because I know it was heavy. He got to it before me and almost clocked the guy sitting under the compartment, because he was not expecting it to be that heavy. In the meantime, you know how everyone is looking toward the front, all anxious to disembark, everyone is watching, the pilot says, louder than I wanted him to, at any rate, 'What have you got in there, rocks?' I wanted to disappear, but the worst part, really, was not having a smart-aleck come back.

At 10:52 AM, Blogger EJ said...

I made a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting from scratch for my son's 4th birthday. I only had whole wheat bread flour in the house, but I figured flour is flour, right? Isn't that what they would have used in the olden days?

That cake was so bad even the dog wouldn't eat it! It's been 18 years and I still get grief about it!

At 12:51 PM, Blogger Kaleein said...

I attended my first holiday dinner party with a former employer at a local country club where we all arrived at our most impressive best. Arriving fairly early, a co-worker and I found seats at a large table for 10 near the front. I was excited when the company's lovely media spokeswoman soon arrived and sat across from me. She placed her purse on the seat next to her, and another smaller one on the seat next to me at the end of the table. Soon one of her office assistants took the seat at the one side of her, leaving the seat next to me open throughout the opening introductions. Meanwhile, employees continued to arrive and fill in the empty spaces at the elegant dinner tables around the large dining hall. At the completion of those introductions of the many important people in attendance and announcing that dinner would now be served, I was nervously surprised when the CEO came to fill that seat next to me! To have placed myself at the unmarked table of the CEO and her staff should have been embarrassing enough. But as we were eating she engaged me in a conversation and I nervously responded, complete with hand jestures.The tall water goblet that sat properly above the remaing dessert fork went crashing to my right and all over the CEO's dinner, the table cloth between us and into her lap! My face was the color of my bright red holiday dress! She was so gracious, but I never lived it down in the executive office!

At 2:40 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

Oh gosh, you guys have some good ones!

At 11:08 PM, Blogger Sandie said...

Oh my you brought back memories. My then future-husband and I took a class together in college. We always sat right in front - yes, we were good students! As I recall it was Valentine's and I'd gotten some of those candy Red Hots in the heart shape. I opened it to have one as the professor was lecturing. The entire box fell on the floor and you could hear ping ping pinging all through the classroom. The professor never dropped a beat though his smile was pretty big. I almost died. This was over 30 years ago and I still remember it. Red Hots and I just aren't meant to be. When I was in first grade I was scolded for eating a Red Hot in class. LOL


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