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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Day 10: Most Embarrassing Moment

I think this prompt is cheeseballs.  Lamesauce. Dumbtown.

The above is what I wrote and saved for this post. I was going to leave it at that.

However, I am really trying to play along here, so I'm going to give you people a delightful little snack.  Now, before I give you my most embarrassing moment, you should know that it's inspired by this post by The Bloggess where Jenny Lawson (author) discusses our misunderstandings of semantics and context which often result in an embarrassing moment.  In related business, my embarrassing moment is also inspired by an episode of Friends in which Joey explains a "moo" point.  Hilarious.

"Moo" Point Clip

Anyway, I remembered something I did that is a similar error in which I was SO EMBARRASSED that I still remember it!  (And I don't remember shit.)

Okay, so I started playing softball "late." I was 10.

All of my friends had already been playing since t-ball.  Well, in Oklahoma City at Putnam City Optimist (PCO), they begin league with a round of games that are called Round Robins. This is where they have you play other teams in your age group and then place you in the A, B, or C league based on how you do.  Well, I'm there at my first game having a great old time. In little girl softball, there is a lot of singing. Songs about froggies and loggies and Barbies and Hawaii. If you've been around younger girls' softball, you know I'm not crazy.  Anyway, I'm singing and cheering my ass off.  I don't know how to play the sport, but I think it's grand to be singing and cheering.  So it's that moment when it gets super quiet and I decide to clutch the fence and scream at the top of my lungs, "WE CAN DO IT, ANGELS! BEAT THOSE ROUND ROBINS!!!!!!"

My friend turns to look at me and says, "Uh, that team isn't the Round Robins. We are playing games called Round Robins. Those are the Diamond Dolls."

Awesome.  I cried in the car the entire way home. And probably a little bit afterward.  How do you come back from that!?


  1. Awwww. I'm picturing little 10 yr old Chelsea bawling in the backseat. Sorry. I also love that clip. My favorite part is when Rachel says, "Have I been living with him too long or did that all just make sense?" Classic.

  2. It's amazing what you learn about your kids' childhoods when they grow up. Those first games of the season were nearly always referred to as "round robins" by the organizers, coaches and parents. The team names were not the topic of discussion so much. Nearly two decades later, maybe it can be chalked up to a communication breakdown between the front seat and the back seat?