Monday, June 29, 2009

Not Me! Monday

Did you do anything this week that you'd rather not admit? Well, this blog carnival is just for you. And it's a lot cheaper than therapy! Also check out MckMama's blog to read other great Not Me! stories.

This week I did not stay up way too late every night. I've been busy sewing purses (website coming soon!) and I did not get so engrossed in my project that I saw at least 2:30 a.m. every night (morning). Last night, I did not turn my light off at 3:29 a.m.

On one of these late nights, I did not realize that I can't type when I'm tired. When searching for "Anne of Green Gables," I did not type Anne of Green Bagels. Since I was tired, I did not spend a few minutes giggling to myself at how stupid I was!

Today I stopped at Taco John's to get a taco while running errands. There was one car ahead of me in the drive thru, so I knew I'd have to wait a couple minutes, but I had no idea it would be 10 minutes before I got my food. The lady in the car ahead of me must not do drive thru too often. I could see her face in her side mirror and she was looking sort of frustrated. Her facial expression told it all. Why is this taking so long? Is anybody working in this place? Does it usually take FOREVER to get service? I was not sitting behind her willing her to move forward, telling her That's not where you order! You have to move up to the speaker! I did not see the light bulb come on FIVE minutes later when she realized she was sitting next to the menu, not the speaker where you order. After all that waiting, I did not hear her order... a medium Pepsi. Are you kidding me? All that waiting for a medium Pepsi???

I had a long-overdue visit with a friend this week. We spent the day talking, playing games, eating grapes (seriously, I'm surprised I didn't get sick!), and playing with her baby girl. After dinner and a movie, it was time to head home. Standing outside, the stars were amazing! Out in the middle of nowhere--with no city lights, house lights, or car headlights--the twinkling was gorgeous. I told Brooke, "I should sleep on the porch tonight. On second thought, maybe not, because the door doesn't lock." Then she said, "Yeah, especially with a bank robber on the loose." (A local bank was robbed the day before and the guy hadn't been found.) I said, "Okay, I'm getting in my car now. Bye." Like I said, I was out in the middle of nowhere. Sitting at the end of the drive way, I locked my doors as my imagination started to go on overdrive. I had put stuff in the back seat of my car, but I didn't see in the far back of my car (okay, so it's not really that far back, because my car is microscopic, but you get the point). I started thinking What if someone--the bank robber--is in the back of my car? He could pop up at any minute and demand unsuspecting me to drive him anywhere. Should I check in the back? Not wanting to actually get out of my car, I absolutely did not drive with the interior light on, until I got to the main road. Once there, I definitely was not near the point of panicking, so I for sure did not put my car in park, recline the seat, crawl in the back, and peek over to make sure there was no one back there. I really don't know what I would have done if I did find someone there, but it never came to that. My heart calmed down and I was able to drive the rest of the way home in relative peace. No, my imagination does not run wild at times.

So, as you can see, this is a great way to get things off your chest and be brutally honest. That previous story is not something I would usually admit to people (well, other than my sisters!) but Not Me! Monday is the perfect place to do such things. Do you have a story that beats that one? I'd love to hear it! Happy Monday!


ben and erin said...

ok... why didn't you just get out of the car and look in the back? then you would've been OUT of the car and could've ran away.

silly heather!

Heather said...

because, silly erin, what if he was waiting in the bushes for me to get OUT of my securely locked car and then he'd get me? hmmmmmm?

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

ouNO way! Your imagination WAS not running wild! I have those thoughts all the time, and look how **NoRmAl** i am!!

Anonymous said...

Heather! I'll have you know that I was in Bixby's reading this Not Me! Monday and I was laughing so hard that I was almost crying and people were starting to gave my sidelong glances as I was trying to do all this quietly. I am glad the back of your (microscopic) car was empty of any robbers or other bad folk. -Sooz