Thursday, September 23, 2010

Giveaway Winner and I’m a Dork

(Warning: this post does not contain much about running. Even though I hiked 2 miles today at 10,000 feet and then ran 5.5 miles, I won’t be talking about that here. I’ve got much more important gems to fill you in on).

Thanks for all of you who entered the giveaway from goheadband. The winner is #93:  Lisa from My Story Chapter 2 who said, “I LOVE the Dare To Become one - wow, how powerful! I'm new to longer distance running and training for my first half - that saying has sort of become my life motto for these new fitness goals.”

Please email me at brisdon@comcast.net and I’ll let you know how to proceed.

As for you other headband lovers, if you go to goheadband and enter the coupon code GLAD you will get free shipping in the US.  International shipping is just $2. 

Here’s why I’m a dork. Have you seen the new cargo pants that are more fitted? Kind of the skinny jean version for cargo pants?  Well, I bought some. Yesterday was the first real fall-like day we had around here, so I thought I’d sport my new pants. In all honesty, since I work from home, I don’t do a lot of showering or changing out of my running clothes. It was kind of a big deal for me to rinse off and put on an outfit that didn’t sport the words Nike or Champion.

You know when you buy something new and wear it for the first time? You tend to feel a little special. You’ve got a spring in your step. This is how I felt in my new pants. I strutted around for hours.  I ran errands. I picked up kids from school.  It wasn’t until I took Emma to piano lessons that something white caught my eye. My gaze followed the pants down the ankle where there hung the security tag. You know - the one that you can’t get off without the special tool from the store. The As Seen On TV people should really invent one of those gadgets for the general population so: 1) we can steal things easier, 2) we don’t keep having to go back to the store to get them removed, and/or 3) we don’t have to keep ripping our clothes trying to remove them ourselves. It’s funny how you always think you can get it off, but you can’t without mutilating something. You just can’t.

Yep. I’d been traipsing about sporting one of these sexy tags.

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You may ask, “Didn’t the alarm go off when you left the store?” No because I stole them, dumb ass. Just kidding. Yes, in fact, the alarm did go off. Like a good shopper, I went back in and they searched my bag. They told me it was my cell phone that must have set it off. Cell phone my ass. It was the damn security tag that the check out dude overlooked.

By the way, the check out dude was sick as a dog. He sniffled and hacked his way through scanning my items, often wiping his snot on his shirt and probably on my new cargo pants. I think he was heavily under the influence of Nyquil and missed the tag. I could feel myself coming down with H1N1 or Ebola  just watching him.

Ever gone through your day dragging toilet paper from your pants or with a huge booger in your nose? Do tell.

43 comments:

  1. Just decorate it with a bit of bling and tell people it's the latest thing.

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  2. I've gone around with the size sticker down a new shirt. And no, it wasn't one of the small circles, it was one of those long skinny ones announcing my shirt size to the world.

    And for the record, your cell phone can't set off those alarms. So don't let them tell you otherwise or you'll get stuck with another one of those tags on your pants.

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  3. That happened to me before (well, the going home with the security tag still on my item...not wearing it all over town...that's your own brand of special) and I felt compelled to call the store in advance and warn them I was coming so they wouldn't think I was stealing the item when I was bringing it back INTO the store.

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  4. I once went out with two different sandals on.

    Not even the same style, or colour as each other.

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  5. Same as Carly, with those long, rectangular stickers with the size on them. Yup, happens to me allllll the time. I'm too excited to put my new shirt/pants on, I overlook the tags. Pretty much embarrassing.

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  6. hahah you are a dork but i love you anyway! I remember when i was little it was cool to wear two different color socks!

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  7. I worked with a kid on Tuesday and asked him to name me some of his favorite food.
    He said: Pizza, chicken nuggets, booger.
    He also said, "It taste good." "You want to try some?"

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  8. I've had the same thing happen to me with a security tag. I was with my mom and she let me pick out a hoodie, which she bought for me as a Christmas present. She insisted on having it giftwrapped since her store credit card gave her free giftwrapping services. So we had it giftwrapped. Then we took it out of the store. Then I opened it Christmas morning... and guess what?! The security tag was still on it! The cashier didn't notice, the giftwrapper didn't notice, and the doorway sensors didn't go off. So much for security.

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  9. i hate when i go out in public in a new top with the clear size tag still on. nerd alert!

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  10. where did you get those??? I am looking for some cute new pants!

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  11. Ha ha ha...that is hilarious! That has happened to me before and it's just a pain to go back and get that stupid tag off! Cute pants though! :)

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  12. Congrats to your winner.

    I don't recall and tag or boogie issues BUT I often sport shirts and pants with stickers plastered all over them. I don't always know they are there...it's hard to see your own a#@. Kids put things in the funniest places.

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  13. I had that happen to me once. The security tag being left on, not the wearing the clothing without noticing said tag.

    The best part about it was that the girl at the counter was blabbing on to me about how organized she is and how her co-workers were bothering her with their disorganization.

    I bet she pays close attention to detail, too.

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  14. You are cracking me up overe here! It's 4:30 AM and I hope I did not wake my kids up with my laughing!!
    This has never happened to me...maybe a huge booger, but never more than once!
    I am the Booger Nazi over here....just ask my kids. Seek and destroy. I can't stand to see a snotty nosed kid. That and and kool-aid stained mouth. Ugh.
    have a great weekend...I really enjoy your posts. No matter what the topic!

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  15. I won! Thanks for the contest!

    I think that returning to the store to get the tag removed is seriously the most inconvenient thing - ever! I have had to do it several times in my life - we live more than an hour from the mall - sucks!

    No boogies or tag stories come to mind, but I've done a million things goofy in my life!

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  17. You crack me up. I sent my kid to school with the size sticker still on her shirt once. Not.Funny. She was pissed. I can't believe not one of us noticed she went out the door.

    Last winter I kept setting off store alarms. At first it was no big deal, I thought the store had a crappy alarm system. As the weeks went by, I realized it was always when I was wearing a particular sweater. There was a security tag sewn into the seam of the top. I cut it out and had some fun with it for a while...stuck it in my husband's pants pocket, my mil's purse and my friend's backpack. Good times.

    Congrats, WellsL on winning the cool headband!

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  18. I've spent the better part of an afternoon with my skirt tucked into my underpants... oh life!

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  19. That's the urban style Beth. Wear 'em like you stole 'em! You faux bad girl you.

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  20. How did you get that thing off????? I guess being cool has kept me from having stuff like that happen........ ha

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  21. i was once dared to walk around a bar all night with toilet paper stuck to my foot. i danced, chatted up some cute guys, etc. some nice girl tried to tell me and i ssshhh'd her. i won jimmy buffet tickets for doing it!

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  22. I've had check out clerks forget that security tag too, and you're right, there's no way you can get it off on your own. I'm pretty sure professional thieves have probably stolen themselves some security tag removers anyways.

    I've also gone out with a huge size sticker on my pants. And it wasn't a size I was proud of either.

    Having said that, when I get to a size I'm proud of, I think I'll intentionally go out sporting what size it is!

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  23. love it! I've walked around with snot, marker, dirt.....places I never knew my kids even touched!

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  24. OMG more non-running trifles! tsk tsk.
    I'm the one who regularly sports a dryer sheet hanging out of her yoga pants....oh and a Dum Dum sucker was stuck to my pants when I met Meb at a race expo...such a proud moment.

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  25. I think your pants look HAWT like that. You're gonna start a new trend!

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  26. This story rules and seriously could ONLY happen to you! Love it! Love the Kohl's shoutout too. I work at Kohl's HQ here in Wiscy. IN FACT, if you go to Kohls.com today, you'll see the very 9.24 event that I put together. I tried to use the inflatable Jabba the Hut costume (search for it) but the higher ups thought it looks too much like a giant piece of poo. It's the little things!

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  27. I have walked around with the size sticker down my butt on a new pair of jeans. Thankfully (and surprisingly enough), my husband didn't let me leave the house like that...

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  28. BAHA can't say that has happened to me ... you still look awesome! And hey, it wasn't your fault!

    Have a great weekend!!

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  29. You look great in those pants. No one was looking at your security tag.

    Thanks for the free shipping code on the headbands! Gonna go get one now! Salt crystals were forming on my face after the last Half. I gotta do something about the excessive sweat!!!

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  30. Freakin' hilarious. On the other hand, it gave you something nice and entertaining to blog about. LOL!!!! And seriously, you need the Jaws of Life to get those things off.

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  31. That's hilarious! So something that would probably happen to me!

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  32. You naughty shoplifter, you! ;-)
    I've ruined a shirt trying to get one off when I should have just gone back to the store. Too lazy...
    So, where'd you get those cute pants anyway?

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  33. OMGosh I have a remover.
    No joke.
    I'm a stealing professional. [ok, in all seriousness] I found I was spending 474 hours a month returning items with these stupid things anyway.

    No. NO, TP stories here but I did rock a pair of jeans with that sweet 5" x 1" clearish sticker-like size strip thing down the back of my right thigh[yes, the right thigh is my bigger thigh].....for hours. Damn post office lady had to ruin my 3 hour streak.

    And ummm, I like YOUR Ken. Just not Barbie's. ;)

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  34. My cousin wore a dress with the security tag still on it to her dad's wedding. I was the idiot that told her it was there (after the ceremony).

    BTW - why does everyone who wins or comments on your posts have a running blog? What's up with that? Yeah...I run (well, I've done one half and then got injured and am now just starting again), but I don't have a blog about it. I have a total of TWO blog posts about running (http://amandascraps.blogspot.com/search/label/Running) but I read your blog and love it. Not because its about running, but because I find you hilarious. Just sayin....

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  35. ha! hilarious! i have worn shirts inside out, dresses backwards, and tags galore. but i don't think i've worn a security tag before.

    aw! who cares? you look great anyway.

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  36. I've made lots of dressing-in-the-dark errors such as two different colors of shoes to work (they WERE the same style). Also two different styles of shoes in the same color. Didn't notice until I realized I was making a scuff-klump-scuff-klump while walking through the grocery store. Probably due to the fact that the heels weren't the same height.

    And Amanda, I don't have a blog either. I can't even find a decent picture of myself to add to my profile. Don't get me wrong - I love to read them, regardless!

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  38. I also once told a lady that the clear size tag, the type that runs down the front of the leg that you can peel off, and it advertised the size over and over, was still stuck to the front of her newly purchased jeans that she was feeling all that in
    Also, I myself, many moons ago, left the bathroom of a movie theater, thinking I was looking pretty hot, dragging some TP stuck to the bottom of my rockin' black heels behind me - wasn't my TP though, not sure if that's good or bad

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  39. Are you sure you didn't accidentally take theM? I mean, it could happen. I've accidentally drank an entire bottle of wine before. So, I guess anything is possible.

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