Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Embarrassing Moments

We've all had them. Although most of us were lucky enough not to be on tv broadcasting to millions of people when we fell on our ass like Jennifer Lopez.

Poor JLo. Good thing she has all that bootay to ease her fall.

For those of you who didn't see the "fall seen round the world" here's the video. The deed is done around the 2:38 mark.



As I said we've all had those embarrassing moments that we wish we could erase.

Like when I was 13ish and had just got a smoking new pair of LA Gears. Don't act like you don't know! They were hype with two different color shoe strings, one plain and one glitter. I loved those shoes and was not above showing them off.

During this time hanging at the mall was our weekend activity. I'll never forget going up the escalator with my friend, eyeing a boy or two, when out of nowhere my shoe string got caught.

In the escalator.

And I could not for the life of me get it loose. Picture me trying to be cool but totally panicked that I could not get my shoe string free. My thoughts started to run rampant and all I could think of was that my FOOT was next.

My friend? All that biatch could do was laugh.

She was in tears from laughing so hard. And I was stuck.

Finally, one good yank and I was free. My poor shoe strings were mangled though. Totally shredded beyond belief.

I was completely humiliated and my rad shoes were ruined. At the time I thought it was the end of the world.

Little did I know one day I would be thankful.

Thankful that my taste in shoes would evolve. Thankful that cell phones that record were not around. Thankful that YouTube was not in existence.

And that's what I'll say when we go around the table on Turkey Day.

15 comments:

Too Many Hats said...

I never thought about how hard our teens have it today - any mishap can easily become a viral video for our poor kids. Hmmm...I'm going to have to do better at catching those special moments and getting a YouTube account - just the ammo I need to get my oldest to clean her room.

Christina said...

LOL! I remember those shoes!

Ugh... I'm so glad there weren't recording devices back then. I'd be mortified I'm sure.

Heather said...

I have tried to block all embarrassing moments out of my mind...

Good for JLo, getting right back up and acting as though nothing happened. I think I would've been slinking off the stage in utter humiliation.

CaraBee said...

I have so many of those moments I can't even begin to recount them all. And I am very thankful that almost all of them happened before cell phones with cameras.

Poor JLO. She can console herself with the huge pile of money she got paid for that performance.

WhisperingWriter said...

I fall all the time. I know how J.Lo feels.

shortmama said...

LOL I would have been laughing at you too...sorry Im just a laugher..and a pointer...and when its my turn to be embarrassed...I laugh too

Caroline said...

I had some LA Gears! Ahhh..the memories! Great post--it brought back memories of my own!

Candice said...

I missed the AMA's so I'm glad you posted that.

Too funny!

Tammy Howard said...

And thankful that your farking leg didn't get chewed up by the elevator!

Kat said...

It's amazing how viral videos have become. And that anything that you do could be posted anywhere. It is almost a self made big brother...

blueviolet said...

I would have laughed after I freed you, I promise!

Roxane said...

LA Gear!!!!!

I am a klutz. I trip, I fall, I slam into inanimate objects. My life is an embarrassing story!

Alex said...

My butt is covered in so many bruises it's not funny, I am a super klutz.

J-Lo needs to retire, she's too old for those sorta shenanigans.

Carrie said...

Dood. If I were her, I'd be more embarrassed about the shitty lip-synching than that fall! haha

*~Dani~* said...

She jumped up so quick it could *almost* look like it was planned. I think she should be more embarassed about writing, or should I say singing, or should I say lip-synching, a song about Louboutins. Really. And what does being a boxer have to do with that.

I am getting too old for this $hit.