Surprisingly, I’m not a natural blonde.

21 Jan

You know that sports expression about “leaving it all on the field?” (Or as we say in yoga: leaving it on the mat.) Well, I had that kind of week at work.

In fact, I left so much on the mat, it appears I didn’t save anything for the weekend. In an uncharacteristic move, I spent most of today on the couch, napping and listening to an audiobook (repeatedly, since I couldn’t stay awake).

I finally peeled myself off the couch at 4:30 to go to yoga. There was a class in session, so I took my shoes off and plopped on a seat, waiting for it to end. Then, self-doubt kicked in. What time is it? Is that MY class? Am I late? 

I pulled out my cell phone to check the time. Nope: still five minutes until class. Whew.

But I couldn’t remember there being a class on the schedule immediately before mine, so I pulled my phone back out to check. And that’s when I realized: I had hoofed it to the studio for a class that is scheduled tomorrow. Awesome.

Perhaps I need a pedicure?

Shaking my head, I put my shoes back on and sheepishly walked back downstairs. As I passed the front desk, I shrugged and explained, “I’m a dumbass.  I was thinking today was Sunday. See you tomorrow instead!” The girl just laughed and waved me out.

I walked half way home before realizing I didn’t have my yoga mat with me any more. So I had to turn around and go back to the studio. When I walked through the door, the girl said, “Sunday, already?” Clever. Ass-whooping time, already? 

I retrieved my mat and headed back home, returning to the couch I never should’ve left in the first place. Turns out ? There’s a fine line between leaving it all on the mat, and just plain leaving the mat.


5 Responses to “Surprisingly, I’m not a natural blonde.”

  1. Kimberly Pugliano January 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    Hahahaha!!! Great post.

  2. thesinglecell January 21, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Oh, poor you. Awful. I laugh in empathy. What was the audiobook? I’m curious.

    • pithypants January 22, 2012 at 8:22 am #

      Ironically, I was finishing “Before I Go To Sleep.” (I wanted to like it more than I did, for what that’s worth.) Now I’ve started “Out Stealing Horses” and am loving the voice/writing. Another book I’m digging right now? “The Professor and The Housekeeper.” Not that you asked, but…

      • thesinglecell January 22, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

        All reading suggestions welcome!

  3. Lorna's Voice January 23, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    We all have these moments/days/weeks/etc. Surprisingly, I am a natural blonde! 😉

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