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Hi, I'm Chelsea! I’m on a mission to help you find joy and goodness in every day.
On this blog we talk about the big things (like chasing dreams) and the small things (like what books we're reading) because happiness comes in all sizes.
This week, someone came into my work, walked up to my desk and said, “You have such beautiful eyes..I bet you make the best biscuits!” And then walked away. I was trying to figure out how to work that into a blog when I realized that actually, there have been a lot of funny/awkward moments like that in 2013. So here’s a post on some of those moments. You’re welcome.
-I was walking my puppy yesterday next to a field. The bushes started moving and there was a lot of what I thought was yelling, so I snatched Gatsby up and sprinted away from what I thought was a man yelling and running towards me…turns out, it was actually a bull. With horns. Still terrifying, but somehow better than the predator I made up in my head.
-In February, I was having a little photo adventure with Meg, who was taking some bridal pictures at a park. I was in my wedding dress. We were scouting good places and found this cute little porch with a walkway that looked like somewhere people would actually have weddings, so we started taking pictures there. Then some music started playing and I thought, awh, it’s wedding music, what a coincidence. Then I notice these men lining up in suits that were looking at me a little funny. Then I realized, this is a wedding, and I am standing at the front of the wedding. In a wedding dress.
And then Megan and I ran away. But we did get some really fun pictures.
-I was at a stoplight by my house when the guy in the car next to me gets out of his car, pulls his pants down, and starts peeing everywhere. Then he starts waving his ahem around, and pees on my car. I was on the phone with my mom, and was screaming and laughing (because I laugh when I’m nervous. A great quality, I know), and when the light turned green, he just got in his car and drove away like it was no big deal. The best part was that when I got home, I realized my back windows were down, so he heard everything I was saying/screaming about him.
-I was at home sewing by myself and could hear someone walking down the hall knocking on every door and yelling, “maintenance!” I called my mom and started freaking out because we always get a notice on our door if maintenance needs to come inside. So they knock on my door, and I look out the peephole to see a man dressed in normal clothes who is definitely not maintenance at my apartment. I start whisper screaming to my mom that it was not maintenance when the door opened. I darted outside, in my pajamas, wielding weapons of a fork in one hand and a sewing needle in the other, just in time to see several fireman standing there. They were there to check the fire extinguishers. They laughed at me. A lot.
Note: My dad has since told me that I have to stop calling my mom when these things happen and I should call the police instead. Noted.
-I had a booth for my shop at a Christmas fair, when a man came up and stood next to me very nonchalantly, like the people in movies do when they have top secret information. “I don’t know a lot about Hollywood,” he muttered from the corner of his mouth. “But I’m pretty sure you’re the gal who played in Spiderman.” I told him I wasn’t, but thanks for the compliment. He told me it wasn’t a compliment and that he was pretty sure that’s who I was. He left me with a tip that I should get some big sunglasses to cover my face because that might help. And then he went back to his tent across the street from mine and proceeded to wave and give me thumbs up all night as if he knew my big secret.
What about you? What are some of the funniest moments you had in 2013?
MERRY ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!
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