Wednesday, September 9, 2009

My Most Umm.. Not so Glorious Moment!

I am feeling a little silly tonight.

So I thought I'd talk about some silly things that make me laugh.

You should know that I am easily amused and a little immature in my humor.

Here are some examples of things that make me laugh

  • people tripping (not getting hurt), but just tripping and having to catch themselves.
  • people farting when they laugh uncontrollably and acting like it didn't happen.
  • typos on the PowerPoint at church that say "Get behind me STAN!" (With this one, just picture me being the only one laughing hysterically, bright red, tears running down my face trying to be quiet and hide from the pastor)
  • Jay Leno's Headliners and Jay Walking (I can't wait until he is on earlier)
  • Chinese food signs that say Poo Ping Palace- there is one down the street. It must run in the family because my sister took a picture of a restaurant sign in New York this summer that said Foo King Chinese Food.

These are the things that send me into uncontrollable laughter that may or may not include snorting!

I told you I was immature. Anyway, on that note, I thought I would tell you one of my not so glorious moments. My high school students used to love this story. When I was 20 and living in Sweden, there was this guy I was friends with, but who I also liked a little too. Well, in Sweden we had to ride bikes everywhere. For the longest time, I was pretty lame and not very confident on a bike, but in Sweden I was most assuredly improving.

This one day "my friend" and I went for a bike ride. It was a cool day and I could feel the wind in my hair. I was in front and he was following me . I thought- Oh, I bet my hair looks pretty blowing in the wind, I'll turn around and smile at him. Flirt a little! This was a risky idea merely due to my lack of coordination on the bike.

So, I turned, made eye contact with him and smiled. At the same time I breathed out and the biggest snot bubble you have ever seen came out of my nostril. Like the size of one of the biggest bubbles you have ever seen someone blow from bubble gum. It was huge! I sucked it back in as quickly as I could, but it was too late. He was laughing so hard that he had to pull his bike over to the side of the road and stop. That had never happened to me before nor has it happened since. I am so smooth!

I would love to hear if you have anything that can top that!

Actually, I'd love to hear any "Not so Glorious Moment" that you'd like to share. So as to make me feel a little better about myself!


24 comments:

Sande said...

Just think.

Somewhere around the world some guy is blogging about a story where he was riding with a gorgeous girl who managed the best party trick ever.

My not so lovely moments? Oh where do I start.

First to mind involves a pool party and a bug down my cossie .... which had to be retrieved immediately.

Foursons said...

You have me laughing out loud this morning! First, the "Stand Behind me Stan". I'd so be right there with you guffawing at the people who don't edit their work.

And the snot bubble- Oh my gosh. HILARIOUS!!!

Sista In Arms Lxx said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a strange sense of humour, most of the things you mentioned have caused me almost at times to have an embarassing moment (mutiple birth bladder)I've laughed that hard, but I must say the snott bubble caught me unaware, glad I'm at home and the undie draw is close at hand.
Lxx PS Thanks ,I really needed a good laugh today

Farmgirl Paints said...

HILARIOUS! Are you trying to make me pee my pants??

The first thought that came to my mind was after my first kiss with any boy other than my husband...I ran to the bathroom and threw up! Now is that a sign or what:)

I know there are more, but I'm at a loss right now. Great story!

New England Girl said...

I LOVE your sense of humor.. I have the same one, so I can definitely appreciate it. :) I also lack in any truly embarrassing moments, so I don't know if I could ever come up with something that would top the snot bubble. I am knocking on wood at the moment in hopes that I never can! :)

aseyeseeIsee said...

Now that is a funny story. There was a time when someone I worked with and I were doing work outside the office and I had to climb a chain link fence. I ripped my pants on the fence, and did not know. So the whole day my underwear was showing and my coworker didnt tell me because he thought it was funny. I didnt realize about the rip in my pants until the end of the day when we were near a busy intersection and cars started honking and women started whistling at me. I just thought I looked good that day, but my coworker could not hold in the laughter at that point and told me about the hole tear in my pants. Not as exciting as a nostril bubble but it was funny looking back on it.

JennyMac said...

I laughed at someone who tripped on snow once...Oh, I got a BIG kick out of it, until I fell on my arse about 2 minutes later.

Cheffie-Mom said...

I laugh, snort and trip often! LOL! Your blog is wonderful! I came over from Sandra's place. enJOY your day!

Buddy and Krista said...

friend, i love your silly side. i actually took a pic of the poo ping palace sign once and was going to send it in the mail to kathleen! i can't remember if i ever did send it. i love your story...and i have a story kathleen knows that i will not mention on your oh so famous blog.

Lisa Buffaloe said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for the great laugh! I came over from Sande's place. Thanks for making my evening!

Roo and Wren's Mama said...

Typos make me laugh too.... The other day I saw a friend's status update on Facebook about someone that had "pasted away". If it wasn't sad, it would be so funny. Well, the typo is still a little funny to me. :)

Brian, the old man said...

I once was in a parking lot and had just come from the pool so all I was wearing was my shorts. Well they were a little loose on me and I started to cough and as soon as I did my shorts were at my ankles leaving me standing there naked as a group of girls were walking by. I'm sure I turned about tens degrees of red.

Kathleen said...

I laughed and imagined you laughing and choking and blowing spit bubbles and doing other lady like things, which made me smile, which exhausted my face muscles.

Krista's story is a doozy.

I have no such stories as I am the model of grace and decorum.

ps - this is my second attempt at a comment. Hope the first one didn't go through and I am not harrassing you...

LAURA said...

Oh my gosh! You had me laughing so hard with this entire post! THANK YOU!

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Gina said...

Ooooooh Brigettalein! I am crying remembering that story... I had forgotten!!!! I snorted really loud laughing reading it and thank goodness no one's home. I nearly chocked!!! You know how my kids always look at me weird when i react to what i'm reading...

So i hate to tell this story but an embarrassing moment for me is when my daughter and her boyfriend were in my car with me... I turned the car off opened the door to get out and ........ a little toot slipped out!!! Sooooo embarassed... and Brielle laughed and her boyfriend smiled and said... "That's cute" Wanted to die.....

mimi said...

I just found your blog....that story made me laugh out loud!! Too funny.

Anne Ericsson said...

Oh Honey I remember that story!! Thanks for telling it again and making me laugh all over again.
Sometimes when I read your blog I laugh so hard the doggies look at me like I am nuts:-)
Gina made me laugh too retelling her story. As you know I have a toilet paper story but, I will save it for you to tell sometime. I will tell you I did entertain a lot of people! Actually Barbara Milburn tells it really good. Mom

McMom said...

Sorry, I can't recall ever having done anything quite so "glorious." At least not in public. But "Get behind me STAN!" has to be one of the funniest typos ever.

Michele said...

I was so caught up in the moment of our wedding vows, smiling at my husband-to-be... that I was completely clueless that it was now MY turn to repeat the vows, and everyone was waiting... "Oh, it's me now!" I exclaimed, as all 400-some guests cracked up in the church! I was a bit embarrassed, but It's good to start a marriage off with a little humor! Luckily, I didn't snort or toot then as well!!

ModernMom said...

Oh my goodness. Thanks for the laugh. The fact that you would tell this to your highschool students speaks of what an amazing teacher you were/are!!
Thanks for sharing!
Hope you don't mind a new follwer:)

campbell6 said...

Alright, let's see if I can get anywhere near the snot bubble....
I peed my pants (technically a skirt) while teaching a piano lesson in college. That was a doozy. And that was before I had given birth 4 times so you can imagine how much control I have now.
My mom tells of a lady in my hometown with 5 boys under 7...she decided to get in and out of the grocery store quickly, no cart, and while her arms were full of groceries in the checkout line the 3 and 4 year old boys got into a wrestling match and ended up pulling her pants down to her ankles. Can you say PURPLE THONG? Worst? The lady didn't drop the groceries. She was trying to get the pants up while still hanging on to all the groceries. Worst worst? My mom did one of her "I know you're really hurting right now but I can't stop laughing so hard that I'm bawling my eyes out at you" routines. Worst, worst, worst? After my mom finally stopped making a scene with her hysterical laughter my sister walked into the store, made eye contact with mom and she lost it all over again. Dad says this is why he refuses to shop with her. I personally wish I had been there! Listen up ladies - mommy pants MUST have drawstring. Non - negotiable. Later snort bubble. Thanks for the laugh.

A Musing Mom (Taylorclan6) said...

My story has the same ending as yours only it was when a guy was trying to kiss me goodnight.

Sandy said...

I love your sense of humor! I can identify! At the law firm where I work, one of the secretaries said to an attorney passing by, "hey, I haven't seen you lately." and he replied, "Yeah? Well, I come in spurts." I was in blubbering tears of muffled laughter. By the time he came by my desk, he realized what he said. He just glanced over at me, hung his head down and muttered 'oh great.' I'll never forget that.