Dec 30, 2007

A Blonde Moment

How could I ruin a perfectly good evening? simply opening my mouth and then ever so carefully inserting my foot. I've become very good at that in recent years. Here's how it all began: We were out of town visiting friends this weekend when my friend's sister and brother-in-law stop over. We've met before and it had been several years since we last saw each other, so we enjoyed catching up. It took me a while to get warmed up, but then I let loose.

First it might be helpful if I explain a new term to you. Most of you might know what I mean by the term "fauxhawk", while others may blank out. It is actually a nifty, new, men's hairstyle. You can see it sported here by the ever stylish David Beckam:

This hair style is paramount to my mouth problem. Chuck was actually the one to bring me up to speed on such coolness. I was previously unaware that hair like this had a name. My friend's brother-in-law successfully wears this exact same hairstyle. And since I have zero social skills and don't know how to small talk very well, I decided to compliment him on his "cool hair". Except for I didn't say "cool hair" like I should have. Instead I said, "I really like your mofawk."

WHAT???? Did that just come out of my mouth? Everyone was kind of talking at the same time so I thought maybe my statement got drowned out in the sea of noise. If only I was so lucky. Instead of being drowned out, everything turned strangely quiet and then everyone looked at me. So, of course I had to say something, so I played blonde and said, "Did I just say mofawk? Ha. I meant to say, Fauxmawk, uh I mean, uh....Chuck, what did I mean to say?"

When will I ever learn? Sometimes its okay to just sit there and smile and nod every so often. I can do that. Things just seem to get too garbled up in the short trip from my brain to my mouth.

The poor guy took it all in good humor and did not act as though I had offended him or just called him a bad name. Next time I think I'll just write down what I have to say and pass it around on a sheet of paper - that way I HAVE to think before I talk.

It's funny though, I don't even have blonde hair.


Jennifer said...

It was the highlight of the evening, dearest :) It really was something that could have just as easily come out of my mouth, so don't feel bad. Everyone, including Jess & Dave, thought it was hilarious and would never take offense to such a thing!!! But, I'm so glad you chose to share that moment with some of our 'blog friends' because I'm sure they are laughing as hard as we did on Saturday :) :) :)

We had such a good time with you, Chuck and the kiddos...come back soon!!!

Jessica said...

Oh how funny it was. :) Absolutely no offense taken. That was also the hightlight of our evening. I haven't laughed that hard in a while. I will have you know, that the "fauxhawk" is now referred to as the "mofawk" in our house. :)
I'm glad we got you see you guys for a while, it was a lot of fun.
Jess :)

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