Friday, September 17, 2010

I got measured today for a bridesmaid dress for my brother's wedding. My chest size puts me in a size four. My waist size puts me in a size two. And my hips put me in a size eight. I'm sorry, but does anyone else find that upsetting? Hmph.

Also, walked the bridge today. Hot as a mother... I thought Tonya and I might die. Note to self: Hydrate. If you think it's not going to be hot - hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate. And maybe wear sunscreen. I have acquired some wicked tan lines.

Now, it's time for a story where I was socially awkward:

I went to Starbucks earlier... I ordered a tall, two pump peppermint, two shot affogato vanilla bean creme with no whip. And then the barista came back to me and told me they didn't have any peppermint. I was floored. I literally didn't know what to do.

Barista: I'm really sorry. I forgot. We're actually out of peppermint.
Me: (completely flustered) Really? Oh. Ok. I need to re-evaluate my situation.
Barista: What other flavors do you like? We can figure out something different.
Me: I don't know. This has never happened to me before.
Barista: We have pumpkin spice and new toffee mocha. They're really good.
Me: Yeah... I know... (still looking really stunned)
Barista: I'm really sorry. Let me call the store a block away and see if they have it. (makes phone call) They do. It's just down the street. And here's a free drink coupon for you.
Me: Oh no, you don't have to do that. I'm not upset. I was just momentarily confused.
Barista: I know. I just felt really bad. You looked so disappointed.

Me: I just don't think I would have been happy with something else.
Tonya: You wouldn't have.
Me: I put a lot of thought into what I order before I do it.
Tonya: I know that about you. And you wanted peppermint.
Me: I'm a big dork.

Oy. I shouldn't be allowed in public.

And Tonya and I got interviewed today for a broadcast journalism class in all of our sweaty glory on King St. The girl was incredibly nervous talking to us and filming us. Wanna know what she asked? Basically, how we felt about "sexting" ... ie. sending photos, etc. What? Really? That's what you're asking us about and filming us? PS. Personally, it's not for me. And I think it's awful if younger kids are doing it. But if you're an adult who pays their own phone bill, then by all means. I don't tell you what to do in your bedroom and I'm not going to tell you what to do on your phone. Please just don't involve me. Ok. Thanks.

Anyway, it has been an interesting day for sure.

I can't wait to move into my new place. I took Tonya by to see it today. And I took Patrick last night to see if it was sketchy - we may or may not have stumbled across a drunk fella laying next to the pond on the phone. I will neither confirm or deny it.

Alright. Alright. Time for a shower and laundry. Then sushi. Delish.


Denton said...

hahaha, okay so i can totally picture you doing that. and i think it's completely acceptable. Also, sexting is weird.

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Spudart said...

I had a similar experience once. I was at the Pie Guys place where they sell pizza slices and salads. That's their two main things. Pizza slices and salads. It's my turn in line and the cashier says, "what type of pizza slice would you like?"

I figure she was just trying to promote their pizza slices, so I ignore her question and reply with, "I'd like a Hula Salad."

She responds with the same line, "what type of pizza slice would you like?" I stand there confused, "you sell salads right? I point to the menu, yeah. "Hula salad."

The cashier is flustered and says, "oh we don't have the stuff for salads, but we do have pizza slices."

And i stood there befuddled. I wanted a hula salad. So i was just like uh, i dunno. Eventually I just got a... some sort of slice or something.

But there's the feeling of, what? You don't have it? Which in retrospect, is understandable they dont' have something. But when you are in line and they say it's not there, it just seems so unbelieveable. We come to rely on them always having what is on their menu. It's like everything around my head was all like focused in on that moment of what? There's no salads? I, I don't understand. :-)

Corinne said...

In terms of the dress fitting, I had the same experience! I think they forget that girls have hips when they design these dresses... my hips were 3 sizes larger than the rest of me. Good luck with that!
Oh, and I totally understand your Starbucks experience. Thankfully, I go to the Garners Ferry Starbucks now :), where several people you know make sure I get the most delicious drink possible.

Anonymous said...

i don't feel you on the starbucks experience, i really only require the caffeine. in an IV if available.

also, coconut water is more hydrating than plain water, and tastier. thought you should know. xoxo