Thursday, October 21, 2010

Would You Like to Ride to Work With Me? I Didn't Think So

This morning, I noticed my eyebrows needed tweaking, but I was in a hurry, running late.

Those two situations are not compatible.

Unwisely, I used a little battery operated trimmer and mowed through my brow. (Of course!)

Yelling at yourself in the mirror does not bring back an eyebrow.

I decided to forego makeup until later, so I grabbed all of my stuff and headed toward McDonald's, which had two lines going, lines not long enough to make me late, but long enough for me to finish my face.

I inched my way through the line, adding blush, lipstick, concealer ...

I gave my order and proceeded to the point where the two lines combine, only to notice a woman in the other line inching her way toward the junction.

Clearly, it was "on," to see who would get to the merge point first. The song "Louie, Louie" was on the radio, which inspired me to "go":

Louie Louie, oh no, me gotta go, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, baby.
Louie Louie, oh baby, me gotta go
I said we gotta go now
Let's step on out of here
Let's go!


The racing blood that lurks somewhere within me as it does my actual racing brothers won this contest, even though I had only one eye lined with brown liner and half an eyebrow on that same eye and the top of my hair pinned up on my head in a hump. I felt like Courtney Love looks in this, my favorite picture of her:

Sometimes victory is not pretty. But it's the win that counts. Sweet victory!

Oh, I SO won.

But I noticed as I drove away that my sack and coffee cup were damp.

I pulled into my parking spot, got out, noticed there was liquid dripping down the driver's side door. *shrug*

I got to my desk, put down my food, checked my messages, etc., and saw out of the corner of my eye coffee seeping out from the bottom of my giant cup, running all over and down my desk.

I don't believe in Karma, but if I did ....

So even though it's just a typical Thursday morning, that's how I got myself to work.

Wanna ride tomorrow?

20 comments:

samurai said...

I think i will pass... for now. ;-)

Shawna said...

cracking up, with sleeping baby on my lap...not a good combo

Susanne said...

LOL. Actually yes, I would love to be a quiet spectator to this in real life. LOL.

DidiLyn said...

I'm sure you look lovely, Courtney. (I'm just backing away slowly....) You have a nice day now.

DidiLyn said...

I'm sure you look lovely, Courtney. (I'm backing away slowly) You have a great day, honey.

2Thinks said...

Only if I can have a tail-less mouse to go with it.

Amari said...

Great post!! But you must stop it! You've got me laughing so hard, that my baby is looking at me to see what's wrong. Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh!

LynnMarie said...

You bet I want to come along! I want to see what you do on Friday. You are a lot more fun than my ride....

Lea said...

You are just too funny! You always have the funniest happenings. Makes my life sound rather dull. :o)

Melanie said...

Yep! I actually would like to ride with you...maybe not to work...though...maybe a retreat for moms who run. Cause some days I wouldn't mind a one eyebrowed friend to run with and laugh with and get away with.

Mocha with Linda said...

Never a dull moment with you!

And yes, I would ride to work with you!

Tabi said...

I am being a really bad student and reading blogs during class...you make it really hard to keep composure when putting post out like this!! Really trying not to laugh out loud! In a car or in a line at a store, I am the same way!

STILLMAGNOLIA said...

What a hoot. I had formed my own visual image...and then you threw in the pic. Thanks for the laugh.

Holly said...

I had to giggle... just because it sounds all to familiar to ME...

LOL

Ashley said...

Thanks for the laugh! And the picture of Courtney was an added bonus. :o)

Chambray Blue said...

So funny! I'll bet the next time you back off and let the other person go for it... LOL

Edwina at The Picket Fence said...

Sounds like one of my mornings. I love riding on the wild side with you, so count me in !

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Cindy said...

Yeah, I think I'll ride but lets skip the soggy breakfast:)

"Just Me - NC Beth" said...

Too Funny!

~Beth