Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet a Friend Monday - Tara

I'd like to introduce you to my dear friend, Tara, who blogs over at This Life, Redefined.  Tara is one of those people that I instantly connected with.  She's funny, has an adorable daughter, some really chic outfits and did I mention that she's beautiful? Because she is!  Here she is, folks . . .

You know how there are those people that are always perfectly put together?

There is never a hair out of place, the outfit is completely gorgeous, the make-up is flawless? You can't ever imagine these people ever stumbling over anything at all, even the smallest bit?

Yeah, I am not one of those people.

In fact, let's talk about the one time, when I lived in Cincinnati and had to park ten blocks away from my office, that I walked to work in the snow in dress boots with slippery soles. And I made it all of the way to the office without falling. And then, the minute I hit the smooth marble of the office lobby, my feet flew out from under me, and I hit the ground. And the guy coming in right behind me actually snorted at my misfortune, before getting himself under control to ask if I needed help. Oh, chivalry...

Then there was the time I was out shopping by myself at the North Georgia outlet mall, in a very cute and flowy skirt, with my arms full of various shopping bags and my purse on my shoulder. A purse that just happened to hit right at my hip, and as I walked, it rubbed on my skirt. And it kept rubbing on my skirt until that darn skirt had ridden on up high enough to expose a little more of my backside than I'd intended to have exposed. Thank goodness I was wearing full underwear, I guess.

Or, maybe I should tell you about the time we went to a Jimmy Buffett concert (Shut up, I love him. Yes, I realize that completely destroys my street cred. No, I don't care. I can't help it.), and I was standing on a grass hill at the concert venue. I was wearing slippery soled shoes (again...you'd think I'd have learned to wear some shoes with grip, by now), and a beach ball came floating my way, so I planted my feet, prepared to take a swing at the ball...and immediately fell on my rear. And slid down the hill. Luckily my friends have quick reflexes, and I was back on my feet again before I even realized I was down.

And this isn't confined to my adult life either. When I was in high school, I thought it would be hilarious to race a friend of mine to the line in the cafeteria. And wouldn't you know it, our feet got tangled as we got to the line, and I ended up sprawled out on the floor of the lunch room. Which is disgusting. My friend managed to keep her feet, of course.

Obviously, I am not exactly grace personified.

And to tell you the truth, I am ok with that. Being perfect is boring, after all.

Plus, what would I blog about if I didn't have my disasters to share with the world?

Ha, I just love her honesty!  That little scenario with the skirt and the purse... that's one of my biggest fears. lol Now that you know a little bit about Tara, head over to her blog and you'll find that despite her lack of grace, she's still one of the cutest, funniest and sweetest girls you'll meet!

7 comments:

Style Journey said...

Boy! Tara is a popular lady today! I love this feature!

Heather

Michelene said...

She Sounds very sweet, like you! And by that I mean the sweet part. :)

Tara said...

Thanks for letting me take over your space to spill my embarrassing secrets today :)

Jamie said...

LOL!!! I love reading embarrassing moments! Hmmm...did that make me sound bad? Like I love to laugh at others' misfortunes? Am I like that guy who snorted before offering to help? Well, sorry, I can't help it. I love to laugh! :0)

oomph. said...

haha, i can relate to these! thanks for sharing these stories with us!

[oomph.]

Claire said...

i love tara and her blog! the skirt story seriously cracks me up. it's way too funny.

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Kish said...

This is too funny! I think Tara should have a special feature on her blog: What Not to Wear, The Tara Chronicles!
Seriously, it's her ability to share those little mishaps with the world that makes this so endearing! Thank you for sharing!