Tuesday, March 28, 2006

True Confessions

Ever done something so ridiculous that you look around to see if anyone saw you...then you pretend you didn't do it? I think that's the story of my life. At least today, anyway! I left my house at 6:30 AM to go to Fayetteville, NC for a middle school choral festival. I could've ridden on the bus with the kids, but I knew that I'd have to literally fly back to make it back in time for my 3:00 piano lesson. So, with a full cup of coffee, I started on my 2 and a half hour voyage.

CONFESSION #1: When I listen to CDs of musicals in my car, I can't merely listen, or just sing along. I feel it's my obligation to "perform" the musical as if I'm living out my life-long dream in the spotlight. So...if I don't like the way I sing a particular song, I back it up and try again until I like the way it sounds...to myself...alone in my car. (My brother does this too, so I think it's genetic!) Well, as I was singing the soundtrack to "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the top of my lungs this morning, I failed to notice that I turned onto Hwy. 50 South instead of North. Not only that, but I proceeded to drive an extra 25 miles--in the wrong direction. I totally freaked out because I didn't think I was going to make it in time to play for my first group, so I called the director and...

CONFESSION #2: ... LIED and said that I had car trouble but I would be there as soon as I could!!! I know, Go ahead and judge me. I just couldn't possibly admit that I was so wrapped up in performing my musical for NOBODY that I turned the wrong direction on the highway...and kept going.

Luckily, I made it just in time (literally within 3 minutes) for my first group, and they did a great job. Everything else went fine at the competition. As soon as my last group finished, I jumped in my car to hurry home. I was deliriously tired and really hungry, so I stopped at McDonald's (my favorite place...not really). Thank goodness I don't know a living soul in Roseboro, NC: population 546, because I did something I have never done before...

CONFESSION #3: I walked straight into the MEN'S restroom like I owned the place!!! I don't know what I was thinking...I WASN'T thinking. It wasn't until I was in the stall and actually using the restroom that it dawned on me what I had done. There were no men in the restroom, so I prayed that none would decide to come in. I dreaded walking out that door and everyone seeing what I had done, so I left the bathroom and McDonald's without making eye contact with anyone. I was mortified!

I was about 3o miles away from my first student's house, and my eyes started getting SO heavy. My head was bobbing, I couldn't stay awake for the life of me, and driving through "Podunk-ville USA" wasn't helping! I looked at the clock, did some quick math, and realized that I had about 15 minutes to pull over and take a quick nap, so I leaned my chair back and set my cell phone alarm for 2:20.

CONFESSION #4: I OVERSLEPT!!!!!!! Not only did I oversleep...I overslept in a Family Dollar parking lot! I guess I need to figure out how to work the alarm on my cell phone. Frantically, I started driving again...this time WIDE awake with adrenaline. I pulled up to my piano lesson at 3:01 PM, thank you very much.

Some days it just doesn't pay to get up...then again, what would we have to laugh about later if days like this one never happened? Here's to a great tomorrow everybody!

10 comments:

hotflashmama said...

I have NO comment to make!

Mom

campers said...

Wow! I am laughing uncontrollably here at my desk. Thanks for the laugh this morning! All I have to say is "Only you Sarah Jones!"

Poefam said...

I am DYING!!! I thought it couldn't get better after the lie, but I was wrong! The nap in the Family Dollar parking lot has to be the funniest thing I've ever heard. Who does that? Were you scared of getting mugged? That's what my "type A personality " mind would have been thinking!!! Anyway, hope today is better...but, then again, I kindof hope that it's full of more stories like this! LOVE YA!

the thorntons said...

I guess I failed to mention that the Family Dollar was in BEAULAVILLE, NC, which is the last place in the world I would worry about getting mugged. It kindof looks like the town of Mayberry from the Andy Griffith show.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

so, remember that time when we were at the All Region choir thing in Wichita Falls and you fell down the stairs? And, remember that time when we went skiing in 8th grade to Purgatory and I ran into that really long pole and sliced my nose open? Oh man, I was laughing here by myself in my room this morning....hysterical. Thank you for your true confessions. I needed that one!!! you are great!And, thank you for all of your encouragment the past couple of days.

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

oh and...hotflashmama, i love the name! totally fits my mom too.

campers said...

yeah I am with Brittney on this one! I totally was thinking what if someone got her!!!!!

the thorntons said...

You girls are paranoid...remember where I live, Family Dollar is HIGH CLASS!! Plus, I have mace and a knife in my car if anyone tried to get me (and I know how to use them...my husband is a Marine!!)

Finally an Abrigg..... said...

notice i wasn't scared for you. maybe it's because i'm more of a free spirit then thompson and brittney? haha..kidding, kind of.
or, maybe im' just a bad friend..for not worrying about you in the Family Dollar parking lot.

campers said...

ohhhh molly, you crack me up!!!!