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Monday, May 17, 2010

Mock Me Monday - Snow Day

Sometimes my neurons don't fire as quickly as they should.  Not sure why this is, but I'd like to think I'm an intelligent woman, even though my actions don't always support this belief.

Case in point:  Snow Day.

It seems mornings have always been hectic no matter how many kids were in the house.  Several years ago, my routine was to get my daughter ready, drop her at school, then go to work where I would eat my own breakfast at my desk.  I did this because (a) mornings were insane and (b) I was able to skip the 10:00 munchies/snack.  

I can't function in the morning without my milk.  I have a big glass (16 oz) every day.  This is the equivalent of most people's coffee.  I know there's no caffeine in it, but it is the start of my day.  I would normally pour this into an old pop bottle and take it to work with me to put on my cereal or swig with my toast.

On this particular day, I couldn't find a pop bottle, so I grabbed a tall plastic glass and filled it to the rim.  I got my daughter loaded and drove the 12+ blocks to her school.  There was a strange THUD when I went around a curve, but it was a snowy day, I assumed a snow clod broke off the wheel well.

I got to the school, but there was a 2 hour delay, so I turned around and went home again.  Unloaded daughter, and went into the house to wait it out.  As I was unloading daughter, I noticed what I thought was an abundance of salt solution they spray on the roads when it gets cold/snowy/icy. 

An hour later, my stomach was growling, so I decided it was time to eat my breakfast.  I tore the house apart, could not find my milk.  Then I remembered I hadn't brought it back in the house with me.

I ran out to the driveway to look in the car, but my milk wasn't there.  I went back in the house, huffing and puffing.  Where was it?  Finally, I figured it out.  I had set the cup on TOP of the car when I was loading my daughter in the car and it had fallen off when I went around that curve, and it was MILK on my car, not salt solution.

Yeah.  I'm flippin brilliant sometimes!

31 comments:

Mr. Stupid said...

HAHA. Now, that's Milk gone waste. But don't worry. At least your car looks a little bit different!
Toodles!:)

Maribeth said...

Mine is usually coffee. Yes, I've done it more than once.
Thanks for the laugh to start my day!
Maribeth
Giggles and Guns

JustineDell said...

Haha...funny story! I can't believe you need milk instead of coffee! I don't do the coffee thing either, I'm a sweet tea kind of girl. Whatever gets you going, right? Plus, yours is good for you! ;-)

~JD

Jen said...

Sometimes we just have too much going on that we do silly things! Snow days are tough, though I loved them when I was a kid, growing up was a whole different story. I'm glad to finally have moved away from the snow and only visit.

Did you end up getting milk or did you have to go without??

Shannon said...

Awww, Vicki. We share the same ailment. You sure we weren't separated at birth? :)

Candyland said...

Ha! Funny! It's like it's your ba ba. Cute.

MissV said...

Mr. Stupid, especially after the milk froze! I think I went out to wipe it off so I wouldn't have to explain it to hubs. hahaha.

Maribeth, I'm glad I'm not the only one!

Justine, I like the SMELL of coffee, but can't drink the stuff. I had iced tea once...thought it tasted like sweat socks (I'm weird, I know). I do like to dip a fruity tea bag into a Diet Sprite...adds a little bit of flavor.

Jen, funny how your perspective changes with age. I used to LOVE snow days, but once I had kids I growled when they got out.

Shannon, I was TOTALLY going to say that! I think they probably separated us for our own good. Imagine the two of us growing up in the same house? hahahaha...

MissV said...

Candy, hahaha...you might be on to something there! Especially when I'm drinking it out of an old pop bottle.

Paul C said...

Enjoyed this tale. I can agree about those neurons in my life too.

Stephen Tremp said...

My wife is a private duty CNA. She bought two bags of groceries and couldn't find them when she returned to her cleint's home. They sent her back to buy the same items. Upon returning back to their house she found the original two bags in the garage where she left them.

Stephen Tremp

Janet Johnson said...

Been there, done that!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm the same way about milk first thing in the morning. I've never, though, put it on the roof of my van. That's too funny!

Wendy Ramer said...

Saw it coming, but still damn funny ;-)

Lydia Kang said...

That is so funny. A milk girl, eh? Good for you!

Carolyn V. said...

Oh no! I hate it when I put stuff on top of my car! (I have a van now, so it's not as hard as it used to be). Sorry about the milk.

Creepy Query Girl said...

LOL- it could happen to anyone. Milk would give you a sugar boost in the morning definitely though!

Julie Dao said...

HAHA!! Funny story. I've done that before, except with coffee or water bottles. I've had a man chase me in the parking lot of a grocery store pointing frantically at my water on top of the car!

MissV said...

Paul, I'd like to think it's because I've got sooo much information stored up there, but I could be wrong...

Stephen, that's a good one! I bought new handles/pulls for the cabinets in the bathroom last summer and I STILL haven't found the bag!

Janet, glad you're laughing WITH me...

Stina, YAY! Another milk lover. I'm lucky though because hubs works for a dairy so we get all our dairy products free.

Wendy, I was trying to figure out a way to tell the story without giving it away, but the only way to do that is to keep YOUR neurons from firing...can't be done.

Lydia, my brothers used to torture me when I was little by tightening the milk carton so I couldn't open it. One day I thought I'd show them so I tried to eat my Wheaties with water instead. BLECH. Lesson learned.

Carolyn, So far milk has been the only rooftop casualty. We have an SUV and I can barely reach the top so that might have something to do with it...

Creepy, I used to have a poptart and chocolate milk everymorning...then I figured out I was getting HALF of my daily calories at breakfast and was still starving by 10 a.m. Soooo not good.

Julie, I would probably freak if someone started chasing the car and drive faster.

Dawn said...

Aww honey, let me tell ya, mocking you is the LAST thing I would do this Monday. As my blog post indicates today, I bet *many* people will be mocking me for days and days after my faux pas this weekend. Doh.

Tahereh said...

LOOOOL

i'm sorry was it bad to laugh at this story??

you're just so darned CUTE! heheheeee

milk.

HEEEE

milk!

love you.

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

Haha. Don't worry, I do stupid things all the time too. :)

MissV said...

Dawn, I just read what happend. (GULP!) I don't think anyone is going to make fun of you...it could have happened to any of us!

Tahereh, go ahead and laugh...that's what Mock Me Monday is all about!

Lindsay, we gotta stick together then! Safety in numbers or something like that...

notesfromnadir said...

That's a funny story! I especially liked that part about your stomach growling! :) Too bad about the milk falling off, but hectic winter mornings will do that to you.

Kimberly Franklin said...

Opps... don't you hate when that happens?! Great story, though. :)

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Great story, but seriously...STOP THINKING ABOUT SNOW! It finally is all gone...We have at least 5 months before we have it again. (I'm in Cedar Falls.)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I'm pretty sure I'm going to change my blog roll to everyone's names and then -writer or -artist or -whatever....

Theresa Milstein said...

Milk is good for ya, but it's not my drink of choice. I'm a coffee gal. Speaking of, I lost a coffee mug the same way!

laughingwolf said...

be glad it happened outside the car, where it can be cleaned off easily, even in winter...

i had a milk spill inside my car, unaware, til i went to the car on a monday morning, after it had cooked in the summer sun all weekend... the rotting body smell stayed til i sold the car :(

Lenny said...

ha ha! thats a fun story. ...hugs from lenny

MissV said...

notesfromnadir, hahaha it growls really loud sometimes. Used to be such an embarrassment back in school.

Kimberly, fortunately for you guys, I do stupid things like this all the time! I'll never run out of stories!

Sharon, I swear you won't hear me say snow again until November. I hate winter!

Theresa, I think the only way I could drink coffee is if I drowned it with milk and sugar!

laughingwolf, my sister had a leaky milk jug in her car she didn't realize. And you're right, that smell lasts FOREVER. blech.

MissV said...

Lenny, glad you liked the story. Thanks for stopping by!

Talli Roland said...

MILK! Milk! How can you have milk to start the day!

I once did this exact same thing... but with my wallet! Yes, my wallet. Idiotic, I know. Luckily someone stopped me before I got too far.