1. I was eating lunch in the break room when suddenly I noticed I had a massive nose bleed. I don't even know the last time that happened. Within seconds my hands and face were smeared in blood like I had just committed a vicious murder, and I was zigging and zagging through the tables in search of napkins. It was an embarrassing moment to begin with, but it was made much worse since I had an audience of other people eating their lunch. I hid in the bathroom for 10 minutes after that.
2. About an hour after that fiasco, I was sitting at my desk listening to a podcast when the host said something that really wasn't that funny, but it struck me funny, and I got the giggles. I mean, I got the giggles. I was laughing hysterically with tears streaming down my face. You know when you get to that point where every little thing makes you laugh even harder and there's no end in sight? That's where I was. The new guy next to me looked at me with a horrified expression, because everything was silent except for me laughing like a hyena and trying to catch my breath. He's been questioning my mental state ever since.
3. And then about an hour after that, I was sitting at my desk and minding my own business, when suddenly I yelped in horror. Once again, the new guy rushed over asking if I was ok. Turns out, I was fine. I thought there was a spider crawling on my chest, but it was just my own hair.
He looked at me and said, "Michelle, I think it's time for you to go home." I looked back and said, "You know what? I think you're right."
And in celebration of such a strange day, I think it's time to show you these gems. I was going through iPhoto the other day and found a bunch of old cell phone pictures from 3-4 years ago I had forgotten about. Old photos of times gone by when I was living in North Carolina and mostly hating it. Times before blogging and comments and twitter and instagram. Not all of these are necessarily awkward, but they're from what feels like lifetime ago.
And now, without further adieu! I hereby present to you really bad pictures from the depths of my non-smart phone of my life before blogging.
1. For some reason I remember when this was taken. We were at Ruby Tuesdays after spending the day at the beach, summer of 2009? 2010? I don't know. My favorite part is that I look like an angsty teenage boy with long hair.
2. Since I was stuck in North Carolina for Easter for several years and not with my family in Ohio, James and I started a tradition of having an Easter picnic, since Easter in the south usually means 80 degrees and sun. That was year one. The tradition only lasted 2 years because we finally moved.
1. That is the super blurry picture I sent to all my friends the night I got engaged. Hashtag bling.
2. This was the next day, in the spot where we got engaged. Wrightsville Beach, NC. Years earlier, a guy friend and I had a photo shoot on that exact beach wearing blue snuggies. It's also where One Tree Hill was filmed. Suffice it to say, I like that beach a lot.
1. This is my favorite spot in the Outerbanks. It's a little coffee shop in Kitty Hawk. I discovered it one day in the winter when I was out there for a writing class assignment. It was snowing that day. Snowing in the Outerbanks. I'll never forget it.
2. I thought my parents would appreciate one last first day of school picture, so I sent them this my first day of my senior year of college.
1. This was the run-through of my wedding hair, done by none other than Kate of The Small Things Blog. That's right. I've bragged about it before and I'll do it again. She did my wedding hair. She did my hair all through college before she got famous. Her husband and I even took Chemistry together.
2. 2 months post college graduation and wedding I was working at the most hellish job of my life. And I took this while sitting on the toilet during a break. What can I say? I was having a good hair day! The only reason I was smiling is because we were still in training so I had no idea what I had gotten myself into.
And last but not least. Half of the population of North Carolina is made up of douchy frat boys and sorority girls decked out in pink and green polka dots (gag), and the other half of the population can be perfectly summed up with this car:
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Next up! Pictures I forgot I was tagged in on Facebook.