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 ('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!


Style Journey said...

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


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!


Claire said...

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

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!