I decided to lighten things up since my last two posts were on the serious side.
Embarrassing Moments...I've had a lot of them. I can't possibly go through all of them, so I'm picking one in high school, one in college, and my wedding over a decade ago. This will be my family if they find out about this post: "Do you remember the time in Japan when you ran into the massive power pole?" Or "Didn't you get hit in the head with a crew boat?" So maybe I won't tell them about this.
I had a high school sweetheart like a lot of girls. One night we went to Blockbuster to rent a movie. We were talking about what we wanted before I wandered off. When I returned I slipped my arms around him from behind. "So what are we going to get?" "I don't know." Wrong voice completely. "You're not my boyfriend." "No I'm not." It took me a few more seconds to unfreeze and let go.
After I started taking Studio Art classes in college I didn't want to take anything else, especially Art History. I wanted to lose myself in paint or ink, not nod off in a dimly lit class as slides of early American architecture click away. One day my American Art History teacher gave me three tickets to the symphony. I was so touched. Then while my friends and I waited in line to get in, there he was! I hurried over to him. I meant to just do a little thank you wave, but there I was hugging him. Then I absolutely did not mean to kiss his cheek. But I did. It's like I couldn't stop myself. At the very last second I gave his wife standing next to him the wave I failed to use.
Okay, now for my wedding. We wrote our vows the morning of the wedding and each selected a poem for the other to read. I was the opposite of a Type-A bride. I should have read his pick all the way through, but the beginning sounded pretty. Then standing in front of our family and friends I see a word I've never seen before. I look at it for a few seconds, then lean toward the groom for him to help me out. "Bivouac." I might have given him a look that said you're a weirdo for picking a wedding poem that turned into some kind of Boy Scout cheer.
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