Ok, so yesterday I was reading Tam's blog and she asked everyone to tell their most embarrassing moment... and since then I have been DRIVING MYSELF NUTS trying to figure out what mine is.
I even called Susie, figuring she could tell me at least a dozen embarrassing moments of mine off the top of her head.
But we're drawing a blank here, people.
Don't get me wrong... I think we've established over the last eight months or so that I can be a total idiot. I'm crazy gullible and have done ridiculous things. But I'm realizing that I just must not be that easily embarrassed... the memories that should be in that category we instead thought were just funny, not "hide in my closet in humiliation" embarrassing.
I swore in a microphone in front of the entire church. Totally not embarrassed... I definitely got red in the face but it was because I laughed myself silly. We've covered multiple examples of my gullible nature. But that's something OTHERS should be embarrassed by, since it was their cruelty that led to my being duped.
I'm thinking maybe people can only be embarrassed if they are out of touch with the reality of who they are. If you open your mouth and make a fool of yourself, but are already aware that the odds are good you'll make a fool out of yourself at any given moment anyway... you pretty much take it in stride. If, on the other hand, you're not prone to being an idiot by nature, you're going to be more embarrassed when something idiotic happens.
So, blog peeps... let me make this clear: I'm kind of an idiot, so consider yourself warned. Don't be taken aback when I tell you about the time some friends and I went out on the floor during halftime of a boy's basketball game in high school and did some "cheers" to entertain the crowd... and being that I was barefoot at the time, when I landed a great Herky jump with my toes curled under and dropped to the ground having broken two of my toes... I still wasn't embarrassed. It was a dang impressive jump.
Don't be shocked when I tell you stories about being a bit tipsy at a bar when the karaoke guy played "The Battle of New Orleans" at the request of a friend of mine and I kept interjecting, "Oil, that is..." in places because I thought it was the theme song to The Beverly Hillbillies.
Cuz people, I'm a dork. There's just nothing embarrassing about that...
And for the record... they are kind of similar:
(Battle of New Orleans... "oil that is" sounds right when inserted at :35)
(Beverly Hillbillies theme song)
How about you? Are you easily embarrassed or are you in touch with your inner dork?