I can't even begin to explain to you the disaster of a morning I had. It was straight out of a movie! It's very 'blog' worthy though, so I'm going to try and describe it anyway.
Last night I stayed over at my friend's house because I'm taking this French class every Saturday at 10am. (I love French - took it all through high school & I don't want to forget it) ...Anyway my friend's house is super close to my French class so it's convenient! I woke up with my heart set on getting some Starbucks before class because I have a gift card. And it's always nice to have a big hot apple cider when you're going to be studying for 2 hours on a Saturday morning. I figured if I left at 9:30am I'd definitely have time to get my Starbucks and arrive early. I was wrong evidently. My friend had told me the nearest Starbucks was just past the station. Now, you have to keep in mind the fact that I'm terrible with directions. TER-RI-BlE! So I walked passed the station and realized I clearly didn't understand where the Starbucks was because I didn't see it! I asked 3 people if they knew where it was & I finally found it 2 blocks away. Just-past-the-station-my-a**! It was ten to 10am and I was waiting in line behind a guy who ordered about 20 drinks and 4535 snacks! And time was ticking away. Finally I got to order my Venti steamed apple juice with a squirt of that amazing cinnamon syrup. By the time I left, I had 5 minutes to get to class. I was going to be late!
Luckily, when I got into the subway station, I caught the train right away! I sat down and put my hot drink beside me for a second so that I could get my hat out of my bag. Bad idea. Never put a hot drink beside you on a subway seat while the train is in motion. The Venti cup fell over creating a massive pool of hot apple cider on the seat... which in the space of like half a second, spilled onto my butt area. My first thought was "ouch!" cause it was really hot and it hurt! My second thought was "get up!" because it's going to spill onto more areas if you don't get out the way of the spill. So the man in front of me helped me move my purse & everything. I tried to do something about the mess but it was hopeless. Then I realized I had a giant, very questionable wet stain on my behind. And the train was arriving at my stop. So my third thought was "how the heck am I going to cover this up?" So I took my sweatshirt and tied it around my waist. It was the only other layer I had besides my leather jacket which isn't very warm by the by. I knew I'd be cold walking to class, but what's a girl to do? I barely stumbled off the train, then threw out my empty cup, looking ridiculous with this sweatshirt hanging over my butt.
Even though I was already late, I really wanted to get another apple cider to cheer me up about this unfortunate situation. So I asked someone where the nearest Starbucks was. I got to order my drink once again, and waited for what felt like a million hours. While the barista was making my drink, I decided to tell him about what happened to me on the train. I had to tell SOMEONE! He was very nice, gave me my apple cider and wished me luck with the rest of my day. I started heading to class. Little did I know I had gotten off at the wrong stop! I was nowhere near my class. So when I got outside, nothing looked familiar. I just started walking hoping I'd find it. Bad idea. This nice man saw that I was really lost and helped me out, but then I still ended up going the wrong way!
You should know it was freaking freezing and I was wearing a skirt. And I really wanted to get my hat but it was still in my bag, and I had no hands. Plus, the new apple cider was getting cold and spilling out of the little hole at the top, onto my gloves. Bummer. I was 15 minutes late now and completely lost. So, I went into a Holt Renfrew and the fancy 'concierge' told me where to go, said it was 3 blocks away. Except it was actually about 5 blocks away and felt like 10. I kept dropping stuff on the wet pavement which was not a bonus. And this whole situation was so nuts, that I started talking to myself. And I was laughing too, because I felt like I was in some comedy. So people were looking at me like a crazy person.
I finally arrived at my class 25 minutes late, freezing, wet, apple-cider smelling, sticky, fashion-ly challenged and very bummed out.
Oh...and to top it off with a sweet cherry, I got lost on the way home too! = This is the kind of clumsy, bad day for which I wrote my song "Tahiti"! And if you've had a day where too many things went wrong, I promise you, you'll relate! :) http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_10477329
Ps. "Tahiti" recently got placed on a popular American TV series called Army Wives (produced by Mark Gordon who also produces Criminal Minds, and Greys Anatomy!) Pretty cool eh?