Happy Friday! While I’m glad the days in the office are over today for the week, I actually have a conference this weekend so will be working both tomorrow and Sunday. The conference is local so I don’t have to travel for it, but that still means no break until the day of my half marathon which is kind of scary!
Last night I went to Bikram for the first time in a few weeks and had a particularly hard class. I think it was because it was so warm outside yesterday so the room was hotter than usual. I was getting a little light headed even though I drank a ton of water throughout the day and had plenty of gatorade and water during the class itself. Whatever the case, I had to sit through a few of the postures and take it a little easier than I like to. I still felt amazing when I left though, and was happy to stretch and strengthen my body even though it wasn’t my best class.
Fun Fact Friday
So it’s kind of sad how hard of a time I had coming up with something NOT true to add to the list of ridiculous things about my past that are true. All I could think of that wasn’t obvious was things like “I’ve never been on a hike” (true) and “I don’t like to dance” (also true). I guess I was pretty outrageous way back when.
I thought it would be fun to give you a little more info about each of the things so you can know how I used to be much cooler than I am now. 😉
#1 – A police officer once asked me, “What’s your deal, Ms. Klein?” True.
I was driving back to DC from my parents house and for some reason I was using my mom’s car. She had taken the registration and insurance info out of the glove compartment, which I didn’t realize until after I was well on my way. I was being extremely responsible and breaking every rule related to driving – speeding, not wearing a seatbelt, didn’t have my license on me, and no insurance/registration info. Then, my phone rang and I went to pick it up and swerved. Very safe, I know.
Needless to say, I got pulled over and when the cop asked for my license and registration, and I had neither, he went over every rule I was breaking and said, “What’s your deal, Ms. Klein?” I think he was just so taken aback by how many things I was doing wrong that he didn’t know what to do, and somehow I got away without a ticket and with a great story..
#2 – When I was little, my sisters convinced me to eat cat food because they told me it was people food, too. True.
Not too much to say about this one. I am the youngest of three and just wanted them to like me! Still working on that… 🙂
#3 – I pierced my own belly button when I was 16. True.
It seemed like a good idea at the time, but it turned out that it was not in fact a good idea. It hurt A LOT, got infected, and I still have scarring from that great decision.
#4 – I am the only member of my immediate family who has not been arrested. LIE.
I know I look really innocent, but I was in fact arrested when I was 18. I grew up in a really small town in Connecticut where everyone knew everyone. Knowing that, I still decided it was a good idea to buy alcohol for a prom party at a liquor store in my town, using my older sister’s ID. The fact that I purchased a case of Smirnoff Ice should have given it away right then and there, but when I walked out of the store with said alcohol and was recognized by another owner of the liquor store, it quickly went downhill.
I left the scene and actually didn’t hear anything for a few months, thinking I was in the clear. Then, literally as I was packing my car up to leave for DC to come to college, the call came. They had a warrant for my arrest and I had to go turn myself in. So, with the car fully loaded with clothes, toiletries, and my new comforter for college, I stopped at the police station and smiled for my mug shot before heading the rest of the way to GWU.
I got off pretty easy, just having to do 50 hours of community service and it was expunged from my record, but it was pretty traumatic at the time. For the other consequence, see #5.
#5 – In high school, a cop told my parents that I was the “procurer of alcohol” for my town’s youth. True.
I was a really good at making decisions, no?
Please share something random about yourself or your past in the comments. I love to get to know my readers and other bloggers better!