Um, yeah…so that happened.

This is not is obviously a much younger, firmer behind than you will find under my skirt.
This is not me…it is obviously a much younger, firmer behind than you will find under my skirt.


So today I walked down the hall at work (I work at a college) with my skirt tucked into my underwear.  I was meeting my husband, who is a teacher there, in the student break room for lunch when I made a quick pit-stop to tinkle.  I guess I was in such a hurry to eat that I didn’t do the standard turn-around-and-check-out-my-butt-in-the-mirror that all girls do in the bathroom, and I walked out with half of my butt and my bright green underwear exposed for all the world, or at least anyone in the hallway, to see.  When I got to the break room, I knew something was wrong because as soon as Austin saw me, he started telling me to turn around.  Vehemently and repeatedly.  Now I didn’t know why he was telling me that, but being the obedient wife that I am, I obliged and turned a full circle, ballerina style.  He just kept telling me to turn and I had no idea what he was talking about until he started gesturing at his own butt.  Then the light bulb went on.  Shit.  I reached behind me and, sure enough, my skirt was tucked in my undies.

There was a nano-second of panic as I realized what happened:  I just walked down the hall with my ass hanging out, and then I spun around to make sure no one missed it.  But, as I fixed my wardrobe malfunction, I started to laugh.  And I sat down to post about my hilarious tale of woe on Facebook.  Now this may not seem like a big deal to you, but to me this is close to really freakin’ awesome.  You see, up until just a couple of years ago, this kind of thing would have had me so embarrassed and upset that I’m not sure how I would’ve made it through the rest of the work day.  And one thing I know about the situation is that inadvertently flashing my goodies at people would have definitely been a reason for me to drink.  That sounds silly, I know.  But, believe me, I drank over far lesser things.

So, I’m quite happy about my scandalous, unintentional, flashing.  Not only was it good for a laugh, but it showed me that I am, indeed, making progress in my recovery.  So what if I had to give a few people a sneak-peek to recognize that?  😉

11 thoughts on “Um, yeah…so that happened.

  1. Well done for you! I’m not sure I would have beend so mature. About 10 years ago I decided to be a good mama and walk to school to get my girls, and walk them back home. How good of a Mom would that make me? I did the same as you stopped to use the bathroom. Walked about a mile to the school and just as I was ready to go through the gate to the school play ground a very kind parent stopped me. She jumped out of her car and said “hey you” look behind you…. toliet paper, stuck in my pants and I walked a mile to school so proudly. I’ve never told a soul until now– you inspired me. 😀

    1. Oh my gosh! That is really funny! I love stories like this…we have to be able to laugh at ourselves. 🙂
      Thank you so much for sharing that.

    1. I know, right? It’s amazing when I think about the things that used to really bother me and now just seem silly. Sobriety is so much less dramatic…I love it!

  2. Hahahaha! You go girl! 🙂

    Laughter is definitely the best response. How wonderful we can laugh at ourselves now — and for crazy things we did in the past.

    1. I love it that we can laugh about things! Some of the best times I’ve had have been with other recovering alcoholics talking about the crazy things we did. There’s always an underlying gratitude that we don’t have to live like that anymore, but the stories are great. 🙂

  3. I am new to the sober blogging world and have to say I love the name of your site..and the emphasis on gratitude. I’m a baby at this- Day 24- but on the 100 Day Challenge. Thanks for the positivity!

    I’m Jana at http://

    1. Hi Jana! Thanks so much for your kind words, and welcome to the sober blogging community. There are so many great blogs out there, I don’t know what I would so without them. Congratulations on 24 days! I know how hard it is…keep up the good work!
      PS-I’m going to bounce over and check out your blog. 🙂

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