Monday, March 15, 2010

"Head Over Heels"

(by The Go-Go's) The Go-Go's - Return to the Valley of the Go-Go's - Head Over Heels




I had to learn the hard way that being impulsive isn't always the best choice...

Back in my younger, more limber days, I loved to do cartwheels. If I saw a wide open space, I just couldn't resist! One such occurrence was on a summer afternoon when I was in high school. I walked into the fellowship hall of my church, and all of the accordion walls (that usually served as room dividers) were pushed back, leaving the entire room ready and waiting for a teenage girl to do a cartwheel. I simply couldn't help myself!

A couple of guys were sitting at the piano, and I said, "Hey y'all, watch this!" About halfway through my cartwheel, I realized that I was wearing the wrong outfit for such a thing. {Now, this was 1990, so please don't fault my style.} I had on a big t-shirt and neon biker shorts. Yes, you read that correctly. What on earth was I thinking?! Of course, when I was upside down, the shirt came up to my chin! Fortunately, I was wearing a bra, but still!!

I was so incredibly embarrassed, and those two boys never let me live it down! They started high school that year and teased me mercilessly in the hallways! They started out by saying, "Hey Amy, you wanna do a cartwheel for me?" Over time, they would simply smile, hold up two fingers (like a peace sign), then slowly wave until their fingers were upside down ~ mimicking my cartwheel! It sorta became our thing when we saw each other in the hallway. Like our secret wave or something!

How about YOU?! Any bra exposing moments??



Amy

4 comments:

Jana said...

Mine wasn't my bra--it was my panties. My silky, cherry red, 2nd grade panties. I'll never forget the day Christina Conner pulled my {red} skirt down in front of Neil and Keith--the two cutest guys on the playground. I was so mortified that my cheeks turned as red as my panties {and I don't think I wore that skirt again any time soon!}.

Brooke said...

plenty of embarrasing moments, but thankfully none of them involving undergarment exposure! :P

and i can totally visualize that outfit in my head.

lewiston said...

THAT was a funny story! and so embarrassing. i did have something happen recently (not quite to that extent but...) a salesman came to the door and i was holding judah. my shirt was either a scoop neck or v-neck, but either way, when the man left i glanced down and realized judah had pulled my shirt down quite a bit. thankfully i don't have cleavage so nothing really showed but i was pretty embarrassed. peter just laughed when i told him...

The Messy Mom said...

Whew, that is hilarious. Over the summer I was in the backyard with Zion and my shirt got got on something and it ripped around the bra area. I forgot about it, and when Jeremy came home I went to the front yard to greet him, then our neighbors came by walking their dogs and I talked to them for a little bit. When I went back inside and saw my shirt I was thinking "now that is trashy". It wasn't a big hole, but it was a brightly colored bra.