23 July 2013

One of those days

By: Jessica B.
Tagged: Chicago, Random

Sometimes, you have one of those days where it’s like you’re living your own clumsy romantic comedy, minus the guy, chance encounter, fabulous apartment and clothing you could not afford if you tried, well, you know what I mean.

Yesterday was one of those days, where (no kidding), the following all happened:

  • Hear Kate is in labor and almost make my phone fly off the elliptical machine trying to frantically text my friends
  • Get to work and while exiting my desk, make an embarrassing noise that sounds like, well, farts (it wasn’t)
  • Use the stall that doesn’t have toilet paper and find out too late
  • Spill food on my new dress
  • Push multiple times against a glass door that turns out NOT to be the door but just a piece of glass
  • Have a full Marilyn moment in that new dress after dinner with friends

Oh, and after that Marilyn moment, thinking I totally got away with it (despite my friend throwing herself on me to maintain my decency), we walk down the street and a guy who was outside smoking said, “yeah, I saw that.”


Thus today, I wore a tarp and pants with a layer under my shirt because I don’t give shit away for free. I’m in my 30s, too old for that.


  1. Paula says:

    sorry but this post did make me laugh. Especially the part about the “glass door”…

  2. I think I am the only person in the world who could care less about the royal baby. Well. Not care less. But I don’t need the 24/7 coverage. And I certainly do not need them interrupting my regularly scheduled programming to tell me about it. Use the scrolling function at the bottom of the TV like you do for school closings. I find that sufficient.

  3. Nora says:

    I went into our bathroom yesterday and didn’t realize we had no tp on the roll or in the spot where keep a spare until it was too late. I felt ridiculous that I didn’t notice it! I hope the rest of your week is not so faux rom-com like.

  4. Suzanne says:

    I went into that stall too.

  5. Gloria says:

    1. I totally did not hear that noise lol but now I wish i had! 2. I almost went into TWO stalls like that and realized it quickly. Now I wish I’d gone back and left a post-it warning to save you!

  6. Ashley says:

    I feel like I’m the only one of my friends that was excited about the royal baby. I miiiight have just stalked his pictures as soon as I got off work.


    I definitely did the Marilyn moment on a busy 57th ave in NYC during rush hour. I think it’s a prereq to living in a city! Hope your week goes better!