Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Oh My Blog

Thanks Blaize!

This reminds me that I received a couple of other rewards just before my break when I was so stressed.  I will go back and find them soon.  I promise.  

Here are the procedures;

1. Get really excited that you got the coolest award EVER!

2. Choose ONE of the following options of accepting the OMB award:

(a) Get really drunk and blog for 15 minutes straight, or for as long as you can focus.

(b) Write about your most embarrassing moment.

(c) Write a "Soundtrack of your childhood" post.

(d) Make your next blog a 'vlog'/video blog. Basically, you're talking to the camera about whatever.

(e) Take a picture of yourself first thing in the morning, before you do anything else (hair, makeup, etc) and post it.

3. Pass the award on to at least three, but preferably more, awesome bloggers as yourself. Don't forget to tell them.

I'll choose option (b).  I don't know if it's the most embarrassing moment ever, but it ranks way up there.  I can't think of a more awful date moment.

Just before my asthma attack after Hurricane Ike, I had started talking to a guy online.  I kept putting off meeting him because I was having so much trouble just breathing.  I didn't want to tell him what was going on but eventually I had to say, "I'm not contagious, but I can't get through an entire sentence without stopping to take a breath and I'm coughing uncontrollably."  He said he'd like to meet me anyway.  Not knowing how much longer it would be until we finally got my asthma under control, I relented and agreed to meet for dinner.

My cough was not caused by a tickle in my throat that could be appeased with a drink of water or a cough drop.  It came from my bronchiole spasms deep in my lungs that could not be supressed or predicted.  I was seized by a coughing fit at the worst possible minute and spit a mouthful of food all over the table.  I took my napkin, cleaned it up the best I could and informed him, "You didn't see that."

To his credit, he didn't act disgusted.  He continued the conversation as if nothing happened.  There was no second date.

Now to pass it on.  Please know if I tag you, it means I enjoy reading your blog and want to tell everyone to visit.  You are not obligated to post it.

Vince, who always leaves great comments.
Rebecca S., one of my earliest blog friends.
Rachel Cotterill, an interesting Brit.

Go visit their blogs and say hello. 


Brian Miller said...

yeah, i could see where that might make the list...smiles. i had asthma as a kid...beast!

John McElveen said...

I would have spit out a mouthful too, just to make you feel better!!!!


Anonymous said...

OOPS! Hey worse things happen! His loss!

Kay Dennison said...

Just dropping by to thank you for visiting me! Will add you to my list!

And yeah, Rush really said that!!! And yeah, he's a moron!

Jen said...

@Brian Miller: Why can't I grow out of it?

@John: That would be a nice gesture...but not sure it would make me feel any better.

@Christiejolu: It's not like I spit in his food...just all over the table. I should say I don't think it was just the spitting issue that caused no second date. He was really sweet about it.

@Kay: Another follower! Yay! God is mad because of Obama care so he exploded a volcano???????

Tempo said...

That would have been SO embarrassing... But its not so bad seeing people at their worst, at least it could only get better from there eh?!

Vince said...

Congrats and thank you. Mind you I have no clue on how to copy it to my place.

LL Cool Joe said...

Ouch now that was embarrassing! Great award!

Saumya said...

Congrats on the award.

You and your blog are hilarious!!

buffalodick said...

A career sales rep, I always had an expense account for lunches and dinners, so the stories of eating faux pas in my life are numerous..

jack69 said...

Nice guy, shoulda come back and asked for a second!!

Rebecca S. said...

Jen! Thanks so much, I'm very honoured.
That's quite the story about the date that guy was obviously determined to have with you, despite all your warnings. Funny :)

Jen said...

@Tempo: I usually don't show my worst right away. Spitting should be reserved for a third date, at the earliest.

@Vince: Right click on the photo and save to your hard drive, then add to a post just as you would any other photo. To add to your sidebar: Dashboard / Layout / Add a Gadget / Picture.

@LL Cool Joe: I can't think of a more embarassing date moment. At least I got a good story out of it.

@Saumya: It's funny now. Not so much then.

@buffalodick: You should post one of them some time.

@jack69: He actually was a nice guy. I hope I didn't make anyone think otherwise.

@Rebecca S.: You are very welcome. It is well-deserved and I'm glad you like it.

Priya Parmar said...

congratulations on your award!

Jen said...

@Priya Parmar: Thanks! Welcome to my blog.

Heather said...

Unfortunetly I see that nearly every night, but it's the hubby not a first date. Hubby has asthma too and when those coughing fits attack not much can be done about it. That guy was at least classy enough, not to make it a big deal. Sorry you didn't get a second date.

Jen said...

@Heather: Almost every night? Are there no meds that can help get it under control? Symbicort finally did it for me. Sorry he is having so much difficulty.

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