Confession Friday: I’m a Klutz

January 3, 2014 Confession Friday 40

Dearest Bookworms,

I am… somewhat less than graceful. I have come here today to confess that fact and offer you proof. Last Sunday, I wanted to go to the grocery store. Jim warned me that it was slippery, that there was a collision alert out for our area, but I am stubborn. Instead of staying in my warm home, I ventured out… And made it as far as the end of the driveway. Marrying an A/V tech nerd has advantages and drawbacks. One advantage is that Jim has MacGuyvered our home with security cameras. One disadvantage is that said security cameras don’t stop recording just because I’ve made an ass of myself. Observe:

You’ll notice that immediately after falling, I checked my bag. This was to ensure the survival of my beloved Kindle and my only marginally less beloved iPhone. Seeing those items intact provided me the gumption I needed to retrieve my keys and head right back into the house, proverbial tail between my legs. Sigh.

40 Responses to “Confession Friday: I’m a Klutz”

  1. Heather

    Oh no! Are you okay? I have to admit, I chuckled. But only because I’ve been there and done that. You don’t have to be a klutz to go down on ice.

    • Words For Worms

      Oh yeah, I’m good. Just a bruised ego. It was that sneaky ice that doesn’t look icy, too. If it had looked icy I’d have been more careful. You’d think I would learn, but I always fall for the ice that doesn’t look like ice trick. That Mother Nature is a feisty one.

  2. Kari

    Hee hee.
    Ok I am sorry, I know you are ok but falling is funny.
    And I am allowed to laugh because I am ridiculously klutzy.
    And I always have food on my shirt.

  3. Ashley F

    OMG. At least you fell on your butt vs falling forward and landing on your knees which can hurt a hell of a lot more.

    Does Jim always have front yard surveillance going or does he have a 6th sense about your klutziness?

    • Words For Worms

      LOL, yeah, my butt has plenty of padding, my knees don’t. I suppose I’m pretty good at falling in the grand scheme of things. The cameras are always on, the video purges every 24 hours I think. We really only look at it if something amusing happens or if the band of ghetto punks tries breaking into cars parked on the street… In which case we turn the video over to the cops. Boom. Crime fighters.

      • Ashley F

        Exactly. Butts are good things to fall on. Knees not so much.

        Speaking of that, a friend of mine forwarded me a Health and Safety message his company sent out before Christmas that basically said to be careful of the ice and to help protect yourself you should wear a thick puffy coat in case you fall it will cushion you. I felt like saying, why don’t they just say, “Put to use the 5 pounds you gained over the holidays and fall on your ass to cushion you.”

  4. Charleen

    I think my favorite fall was back in college when a friend and I had walked over to a strip-mall-ish spot on campus to get food, and we were walking back to his apartment. He was carrying the bag of food. I was carrying both our drinks, one in each hand. I slipped on a curb, landed on my butt, both drinks still upright and not a drop spilled. Normally I flail about quite a bit, so this was a triumphant moment for me. Except, you know, the slipping and falling part.

  5. Megan M.

    Oh dear! I laughed very hard, but only because you didn’t hurt yourself. I assure you if I ventured out in the same conditions I would have met the same fate. I love you for posting the video evidence. LOL

  6. Allison @ The Book Wheel

    Well. Because you’re okay and shared this with us, I feel like it’s okay to laugh a little bit. I AM sorry that you fell, but I’m glad that your Kindle and iPhone made it (okay, I’m mostly glad about the Kindle).

  7. Jennifer

    I’m a huge klutz too! And I would have checked the same things! Need to make sure you can read, tweet and FB even if you had to go to to doctor 🙂

  8. Daddio

    You come by the falls genetically. I took a couple butt landings this year too. Hope you’re OK.

  9. Lillian Connelly

    Oh man. It’s bad enough to fall, but then to have it caught on camera. I am glad you are Ok. I would have checked my kindle and phone too. Also, I love that you bring your kindle to the grocery store just in case you get a moment to read.

  10. Hannah

    Hey look, it’s me!! Oh… no…. just something I would do. Glad you lived to tell the tale!!!!!!!

  11. Shannon @ River City Reading

    I am SO notorious for falling on ice that my husband just grabs my hand whenever we’re walking on anything that looks remotely slippery. But I would also probably do the same thing with my Kindle, too. Glad everything is okay!

    • Words For Worms

      When I was in college, we’d go out after having a few drinks. Our mantra was “everything that looks like water is ice” and we managed never to fall. Being older and sober just makes me less cautious, I think. Of course, it goes without saying that the only reason we were walking in the cold in college was because drinking and driving is the worst idea, even when you’re young and irresponsible.

  12. Sarah Says Read

    LOL ohhhh Katie… that was hilarious. I have fallen JUST like that before- sadly, right in front of the honeyman… who also just watched this video and cracked up with me :-p

    BTdubs, I love that your house is rigged up like that! We’ll want something like that eventually.

    • Words For Worms

      You live where it gets cold and it’s bound to happen. I probably deserved it, I’ve been less than sympathetic watching him fall on the ice as well. What can I say? Falls that don’t result in injury are friggin hilarious!

  13. Monika

    Oh OUCH that looked so painful! Glad you’re okay… and the stuff in your bag, too. 😉 I’m glad you explained the security system thing because I was thinking, why in the world is someone recording her? That’s creepy! haha

    • Words For Worms

      LOL! Yeah, you wouldn’t be the first to call us creepy, but it’s one of those things. He did it because he could and he wanted to play with wires. He doesn’t really play video games, I suppose he needed a nerd outlet.

  14. Laurie C

    First time visiting for me, I just had to click over when I saw this post title on the blogroll at A Lovely Bookshelf on the Wall! Your husband must have been relieved that you weren’t hurt so he could gloat over being right with a good conscience! The funniest part to me was you looked like you were being so careful going down the walk and then as soon as you got to the sidewalk it looked like you forgot about being careful, and bam! It did look awfully painful, so I’m glad you and your valuables weren’t hurt!

  15. Rory

    Your husband is awesome…how else would you be able to preserve such a wonderful memory for posterity? ;

    Surprisingly, I am not klutzy in the least, just embarrassingly ungraceful. Some people look like ballerinas when they walk, I…don’t.

    Glad you’re okay. Ice is a pain in the ass. 😉

  16. Trish

    Oh you poor poor girl!!! We are wimps when it comes to ice in Dallas. Though during our last storm we did have fun shooting Elle down the driveway on a storage bin lid. Maybe that would be more fun way to get to your car? Anyway, hope you’re feeling ok. Landing on your tailbone is the worst!!

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