Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kendra's Epic (and Painful) Fail

I had play practice today at 1:30.

I rode with my grandma after church, and she dropped me off at the Students' Center, where it was supposed to be. It was POURING down rain, which was fine with me :D I love storms.

I went up to the door and walked in. However, the second set of doors were locked. Great, I thought. It must not be here after all. I know they told me it was here! I turned around and headed back for my grandma's car.

Only she drove away.

I ran after her a little, but in the rain I'm sure it was hard for her to see or hear.

I really did not want to walk to the other building in the rain. I tried calling different people in the play, but no one would answer. Finally I decided to cowgirl up and walk through the deluge. I picked up my bag and water bottle and went over to the other building.

What the heck. No people.

Frustrated and confused, I guessed that I must have been totally wrong and practice was at the high school and not the college. The high school really wasn't much farther, so I figured I'd just walk. I took a deep breath and set out in the rain again.

Note to self: Even if you are planning to dance barefoot like everyone else, do not wear high heels to play practice. End note to self.

"At least now I can really relate to 'Eliza' running through a rainstorm," I muttered, trying to shelter my bag full of journals and books for when I wasn't dancing. I called both my parents to let them know to pick me up at the high school, but they were still at church. There's no cell signal at my church building. *sigh*

I walked a long way, but my feet were starting to blister from the heels. So I shrugged and took them off. I mean, this is ME we're talking about. I prefer barefooted anyway.

Also being me, the twisty country roads didn't bother me. The possibility of redneck creepers didn't bother me. Blisters didn't bother me, walking didn't bother me, rain didn't bother me. What DID bother me?


The terrifying thought plagued me (XD).

After about twenty minutes of walking, I started to get worried. I didn't remember the high school being this far away. It was only about a five-minute drive, surely I wasn't THAT slow of a walker. I pressed on.

I tried calling my parents again to ask them how far they though I would have to walk. Still no answer. I tried calling Ellie 'cause I was bored and starting to be more than a little worried. Someone to talk to would have been nice. She didn't answer either. I tried Kyle, but, again, no answer.

By this time, I'm really worried. There was no way that I'd passed the high school, but there was also no way that I shouldn't have come to already. I didn't know what to do. So I kept walking.

Finally, I either got a hold of my momma, or she called me. I can't remember which. But I told her what was going on, and she was a bit freaked. I guess I don't blame her. I was in short shorts all alone on a redneck country road. Prime target for a creeper. I hadn't really thought about it that much XD Creepers I can handle.

But dogs. Not so much dogs ;D

So, my mom agreed with me that I couldn't possibly have not come upon the high school. We talked things through, and guess what?

Basically, I had made a wrong turn >>>>>>.<<<<<<>.<>.< Gosh, I ruined everybody's everything, and it's completely my fault! And my feet hurt XD

So, today has been pretty fail, and I don't know how to make up the practice. We'll see how it goes.

You know what's weird though?

Those of you who know me know that I tend to freak out. Someone ate the last hot chocolate, someone stepped on my toe, someone took my bracelet, I have to try a new food, all that = KENDRA FREAKS.

But when something really weird/scary happens, I'm perfectly fine. I shrug off the freaked-out-ness and figure out what to do.

I'm so strange XD

Anyway, I just thought I'd share one of my biggest fails yet :D I'll call it "Kendra Gets A Time Wrong And Makes A Wrong Turn And Ends Up Making Her Mom Get Her And Ruining Everyone's Plans".

*sigh* Ah well. Live and learn. I promise you all, nothing like this will EVER happen again XD



Bekah said...

HAHAHAHAHA! That sounds like something out of a movie! :-)

Glad you weren't attacked by a creeper though.

Milli said...

Lol! Really? It sounds awful:D

Marissa said...

hahahah! oh my. That is a great story to tell your kids though!!!!! ;) Glad you weren't attacked by a dog or a creeper. XD

Janet said...

I am SO with you on the DOG thing!!!!HATE em. Thank-you for you r comment on 'ordinary life'....SEE? DEFINITELY no ordinary life for you! BTW you are a very talented writer:)

Bethany said...

unhusHaha oh wow, thank you for sharing this, it sounds like an epic story ;)
Loose dogs are my only fear too O.o I would FAR rather be attacked by a creeper, redneck or no, than a dog.

Tunafish said...

That's pretty... ouch. I love storms too! =) But I never happen to be going anywhere in one =/ They're still fun =D Glad you're safe and all... I'd be a little creeped out walking down that road... dogs I can handle though. Just bend down a pick up a rock. They run away >=D Jesus loves you! =)

Einar said...

Hmm, I like thunder storms from INDOORS :)

On the whole, I am not really scared of dorgs or creepers (Being a strapping young man who carries a large club at all times) but I HATE dealing with roads. Country roads aren't too bad though, closer to wilderness/landmarks/intuition, and further away from everything looks the same/travel by names and numbers/no landmarks to be seen, the better I am :)

Anonymous said...

RCC right?
You took the country road instead of the main one.
Ohh, that had to suck. That road is a little creepy.

The high school is where I'm having my dance recital as well.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous? No idea why its posting me as that, but its Hannah/Gracie the First.