I think some people blog so that all the world (the blogging world) will know how cool they are. This is not my goal. I gave up being cool on the blog the first time I posted pictures of Spencer and I dressed up in strange football attire. Cool people spend their Sunday afternoons doing much cooler things like going to parties or something. Yes I lean toward the non cool side and here is proof.
The other month I went for sushi with a long time friend Jim. Jim and I have been eating sushi together for years. My husband has come on occasion but everything about sushi grosses him out so I leave him at home most of the time.
At the end of the meal I realized that my wallet was in another purse. I assured Jim I wasn't dodging the bill. I didn't want Jim to be stuck with it so I scrambled for other options. Luckily I found my check book but no amount of digging yielded my missing wallet or I.D. I figured Jim was more likely to accept a check minus I.D. than the Mikado. So I wrote him one for my half of the meal and then some.
Now here comes the dork part: Instead of writing the check for the $24 I owed Jim I wrote TWENTY FOUR THOUSAND. I wrote it out. I wrote the word thousand on a check. Now least you think that I always do this I don't. Only once in my life have I written thousand on a check and that was for a car.
Jim, trusting me took the check and only later realized my mistake. Now it is a good thing that Jim and I are such good friends. What if I'd written it to someone who likes me less? I assure you a check for $24,000 would never have cleared my savings account. But still this is not a mistake I can afford to make. So least you read my blog and get some false impression of my coolness level...let me assure you that I do the craziest things.