And The Irony Continues

Posted: October 4, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Ohhhh, I can’t get enough of today. Let’s backtrack a bit…

Full circle means it should have ended there right? Ha! Hahahahahahaha!

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Good thing I can laugh at myself!

After things settled down from the oat and bug fiasco, I got the kids and I packed up. We had someone special to visit.

I have the BEST husband in the world! Peter offered to use his lunch break to watch the kids and let me get my run finished earlier in the day. That way I wouldn’t have to go after he gets home from work and we could have more time together as a family. You better believe I scooped that offer right up!

I picked him up from work and drove a couple minutes down the road to a park and running path – a path similar to the one I run on regularly by house. A one-way, out and back type of path. A path you should not get lost on.

Me? I got lost.

After about 2.5 miles, I came to a few forks in the path. I thought it was weird since these trails are usually out and back, like I mentioned. I followed the “Greenway” arrow and went along my merry way. Suddenly things started to look familiar. Too familiar. When I hit the same parking lot I just passed, I knew I did something wrong.

I went the opposite direction when the path forked again…but it took me up to the main road and away from the greenway. Oooookkkaaayyy.

Try again. And I’m back at the parking lot again.

Apparently the path ended in a loop and I had no idea, so ran around in circles a good four times. #winning

lost diagram

At least I had a good run!

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I apparently needed those four extra laps because my run ended right at 6 miles. Plus, I hit six miles in under 50 minutes for the second week in a row! Party smile

By the time all was said and done there, the kids needed naps. I came home and got them settled down. I showered, stretched, ate some lunch, and grabbed my netbook to settle in for some work.

Then…in one of those slow motion moments, I watched my netbook leap from my way too clumsy hands and drop to the floor. Noooooooo! 

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After putting the battery back in and giving it a look over, I started her up. Things seemed okay…but nothing worked at first. NO Windows Live Writer. NO Picasa. No Internet Explorer. NO other programs. EGAH!!!! I tried restarting it and a miracle occurred. Everything seems to work fine again after the restart. Thank goodness! Here’s hoping I don’t suddenly have it crapping out on me. And that my fingers decide to develop some sort of traction so I can actually hold onto things! Sheesh! What a day. But, it was funny. And it was good. Smile 

  • Can you easily laugh at yourself?
  • Do you have good or bad directional skills?

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35 Comments to “And The Irony Continues”
  1. So glad everything worked! Phew. That must have been a relief.

  2. What a day! I definitely enjoyed the info-graphic on your run. It made me smile :) Hope tomorrow is less ironic for you! ;)

  3. TINA! What a day. I’m glad Chrome isn’t the only thing working on your computer anymore and I very much appreciate your pretty diagram of the path where you got lost. ;)

    Hope your day is turning up!

  4. Look at you Miss Speedy Pants! I am taking a new route to get me 13-miles this Sat and am so worried I’m going to get lost. You just had to post this didn’t you LOL.

    • Tina says:

      Well…I got lost on running path. I’m just that special. I’m sure any normal person would be okay and you will too. :)

  5. Boy did you have a day…good thing you can laugh at yourself! I find I am pretty good with driving directions..but yet i can never find my car in the parking lot..I always have to sound my alarm.. :)

  6. Suzanne says:

    Ill just say………bless your heart honey

    Tomorrow will be a better day

  7. Lauren says:

    I got lost on a long run last year and ended up running close to 12 miles instead of 10! It was a success though because I rocked those 12 miles.

  8. Wow! What a day for you! Haha I am awful at directions :)

  9. Your run graphic made me giggle :)

    I’m blond, ditzy, and have very similar days. I’m glad that your computer is still working!

  10. Oh goodness, this all sounds far too familiar to me :) Once at work I was walking upstairs with my lunch and tripped and fell on the stairs and it went EVERYWHERE.

    I get lost way too often, especially since Salt Lake City is on a grid and is relatively easy to navigate. Nope. I always allow myself extra time to get lost.

    • Tina says:

      I have to do that too. Peter always laughs bec he can always expect a call from me about 10 mins before I’m supposed to be somewhere asking him how to get there.

  11. Kiah says:

    haha I love the map you drew :-) I get lost on runs all the time. One time my husband (who is much faster) dropped dandelions along the road for me to follow…like Hansel and Gretel.

  12. Seriously? Tina, that’s one crazy day! Thank goodness everything worked out okay in all those stories?! And yes, you do have a remarkable husband to volunteer to babysit on his lunch break!

  13. Hahaha oh man I can’t help but giggle at this! Although I have done something so similar, and feel like I have situations like this all of the time! You just have to laugh at yourself :)

  14. Oh my goodness! You have had QUITE the day!!!

  15. Ahh Tina you poor thing! I would have been SO frustrated. But yeah, great time! You’re a speed demon :D

    Love the reenactment, btw ;)

  16. Oh geez! Good thing the comp didn’t break! I have moments like that ALL the time..but not all in one day!! ;) It can only mean tomorrow will go absolutely swimmingly!

  17. LOL at the reenactment. Tomorrow will be a better day!

    Kick ass job on your run. You finished 6 a good 10 minutes before me today. Damn my tired legs.

  18. Katherine says:

    Congrats on such a great run pace today Tina!

  19. Thanks for sharing this! I’m so glad you can laugh at yourself AND glad to hear I’m not the only one who is directionally challenged!! I have gotten better but sometimes I surprise myself when I get lost in a city I have lived in my whole life…haha And PTL your laptop didn’t break!! I dropped one of mine in the past and it went kaput :-( I learned that I do in fact need to have back up files lol Oh life.

  20. Gotta love days like those, they happen to the best of us ;) And laughing will get you through anything! Oh and AWESOME time on your run! You’re going to kick boootay at Savannah!

  21. I have the WORST sense of direction! I would more than likely end up doing the exact same thing. All my friends make fun of me. Also, if I didn’t laugh at myself, life would be way less fun! :)

  22. Khushboo says:

    Your husband is to sweet! I think my lack of direction contributes to my lack of desire to drive-it’s pretty appalling! I laugh at myself all the time- I swear it makes life that much more enjoyable!

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  24. heather says:

    Oh my gosh you ppoor thing! What a day, I am so sorry! Hope your computer stays acting normal!

  25. Lol!! Love it! I am either hit or miss with directions… but usually miss.
    I love the reenactment photo! Great expression!

  26. cheryl says:

    i can relate to both the ability to get lost in a paper bag and the clumsy-s. for me, these show themselves in the constant habit of walking into things (WHY don’t the inanimate objects move for me???). it is so frequent that i forget about it…and then get a bruise and wonder around trying to see which counter/table/etc was the culprit given the location

  27. What a series of crazy things to happen in a day!! I have done things like that on my run – I actually just got slightly “lost” on my run this weekend haha :) I’m so glad your netbook survived the fall!

    PS. I’m not really sure if any of these things are ironic ;-) Actually, it’s kind of ironic that the title of the posts are about irony but the list isn’t ironic so maybe that was the irony.

    • Tina says:

      I guess I was saying they were ironic because I talked about “make the day a good day” in my morning post and then things were all over the place after that? Not sure if that’s irony either though come to think of it. Oh well. :)

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