[Day 10]: What is your most embarrassing moment?
Fortunately, I am not too easily or often embarrassed. I have a great ability to laugh it off and just keep going. However, in recent years it seems I have a terrible time with falling down. I slipped on ice in the middle of 5th Avenue, I slid halfway across Times Square with my laundry bag in the middle of a terrible rain storm, and I have even fallen up stairs, but none of these compare to one ill fated fall way back in my early high school days. My family and I had gone to Cracker Barrel for lunch one perfectly fabulous day. I could NOT have been happier because that is one of my favorites southern chains. (PS - Do you know they have one of these in the Albany, NY area? JACKPOT!!) Anyway, after finishing the yummy meal and looking around in the store for a bit we began to head to the car. If I remember correctly, and I'm not sure I'd be able to live it down even if I forgot, I was happily skipping/walking out to the car when I tripped and fell. Not only did I fall, but in the process I managed to make a huge tear in my overalls (yes, I was wearing overalls and yes, they quite possibly might have been my favorite outfit at the time). Now if I had just got up and moved on my with ripped overall life, everything would have quickly been forgotten by my family. Instead, I broke down crying over my ripped overalls. Crying like it was my last day on Earth. Crying in a way that was totally uncalled for considering the circumstances. Crying...buckets of tears. You can imagine how this would lead to my very fun loving family having a hay day at my expense....of course, only after they'd asked if I was ok. If only I had known that would be the style just a few years down the line.
[Day 11]: What's one thing that you would never change about yourself?
I have a few things. Sorry, I couldn't just narrow it down to one thing. And I'm considering that a good thing :)
I would never change the fact that I am "nice". Whatever that exactly means. I have always been the "nice" girl. When I was younger, it didn't seem very fun or exciting, but I have a better understanding of it now. I like being nice. Besides people always remember how you made them feel, right?
On a slightly less intense note, I have never put any dyes or color on my hair. And the color is PERFECT...if I must say so myself :) I like to say I am a red head, but I'm not your typical red head. I just have hints of red that are especially visible during the summer months. In the winter, the color gets a little darker, but still has those natural highlights that I love. While I haven't always loved the texture or style of cut, the color is something that I never wanted to change. Same goes for my eyes. They change tint with what I am wearing, but I have always been happy they are mine when I look in the mirror.
Lastly, I would not change my accent. Moving from Kentucky to New York (and spending a bit of time in London along the way), I have recieved many a comment (notice I didn't say compliment...although those are fairly common, too) on my "southern" accent. To me, I don't sound THAT southern, but I know I do have an accent. To New Yorkers, I must sound like I came straight off the farm. Regardless of the positive and negative comments, my accent is something I am glad to be able to carry around with me. And I must admit, it helps me out more often than not in the big city :)
Hoping I can get back on track for these last few days!!