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When It Rains…

…it pours.

It’s been one of those days.

It started out good enough – I subbed the 6:30 a.m. Friday hot vinyasa class at Y2 (which I always take) because my teacher was out of town. And although I honestly missed practicing, I loved teaching the yogis that I usually practice beside.

I had a client meeting this morning and arrived at work around 10:30. And then things went downhill. It started to pour down rain and storm. Which usually wouldn’t be a big deal but I had plans to meet a friend downtown for lunch to talk about yoga teacher training.


Noon rolled around and the rain hadn’t let up so I grabbed an umbrella and headed out. The series of events that followed are pretty much laughable now.

I parked in a deck downtown and thought I could make it to the restaurant without going outside (through inside building tunnels). Well, I didn’t park in the right place and ended up having to walk two blocks and never finding the restaurant. I.was.drenched. Torrential rain. I walked back to my car and proceeded to have a knock down, drag out fight with the deck attendant. I didn’t have any cash and their credit card machines weren’t working. All you need to know is that the end result was me getting out for free. 😉

I drove off in search of the restaurant, rain pouring down, and proceeded to get rear ended. Yep. I can’t make these things up. I called Brandon in a panic and he came to meet me (he works really close by). Luckily, there wasn’t much damage to either of our cars so we cancelled the 911 call.


I mean, seriously. Look at this rain we got! It was only three hours of really intense rain but it caused crazy flooding. I went home to change after the lunch fiasco (needless to say I never made it to the restaurant and felt so bad about standing my friend up :() and our power was out.

I stopped at Berrybrook Farm on my way back to the office and picked up some lentil vegetable soup and a kombucha. The rainy, gross day had me craving a warm, comforting lunch.

I’m home now and truly feeling the TGIF vibe. Honestly, I have to just laugh at the day that I had at this point. I’m lucky that no one (and no car) was hurt in the accident. Brandon and I are off to dinner and a movie and I’m looking forward to an extra sweaty and extra hard yoga class tomorrow morning. It’s going to be a fun weekend!

What do you guys have planned for the weekend?


{ 11 comments… add one }
  • 1
    Sana August 5, 2011, 7:45 pm

    You poor thing, I am sure your friend understood, you can’t make this stuff up!

  • 2
    Samantha August 5, 2011, 8:23 pm

    Oh no! What a day! If I were in your shoes I’d be diving heartless into a bowl of ice cream right about now. I hope your weekend is much kinder to you 🙂

  • 3
    BuffaloYogi August 5, 2011, 8:55 pm

    Way to have a positive attitude! Also looking forward to a good sweaty class in the morning!

  • 4
    Matt @ The Athlete's Plate August 5, 2011, 10:12 pm

    Holy crap that is what I call a day. Glad everything worked out OK though!

  • 5
    Jen August 5, 2011, 10:14 pm

    Wow! What a day!!! I hope you have a fun date night with your hubby and a better day tomorrow 🙂

  • 6
    Samantha @ the more i run August 6, 2011, 9:49 am

    Oh my goodness; you honestly have my kind of luck…. Glad it’s Friday for you! The Husband and I are alone in the house this weekend without the teenagers! 🙂

  • 7
    Kristy@RunTheLongRoad August 6, 2011, 10:15 am

    oooh, it truly was one of those days! thankfully it was also friday 😉

    hope sat and sun are much, much better!

  • 8
    Anastasia August 6, 2011, 10:18 am

    Oh no :[ I hate to hear that your day was so bad. It’s just the worst when things go downhill so quickly. I hope your weekend is awesome though and I’m glad no one was hurt in the wreck and that your car is okay!

  • 9
    Alaina August 6, 2011, 1:12 pm

    Oh what a miserable day! I’m glad that you were able to laugh about it though. And I’m glad that your car is OK! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your Friday night. 🙂

    My weekend is all working. This month will be busy since I have two vacations planned this fall!

  • 10
    Jefferson August 21, 2011, 5:55 pm

    The crux of your writing whilst sounding reasonable in the beginning, did not settle perfectly with me after some time. Somewhere within the paragraphs you managed to make me a believer but only for a while. I however have a problem with your jumps in logic and you might do nicely to fill in all those gaps. If you actually can accomplish that, I could definitely be fascinated.

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