Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Amazing Grace

My friend came late to institute last night, just as we were dividing up into groups for an exercise, so I grabbed her a chair and dragged it over to where my group was forming. I then lifted up my own chair to move it and make room for hers, and managed, in the course of something so simple, to:

1. place my own chair directly on top of my plastic water cup, which broke in half with a satisfying (and loud) CRACK!

2. step directly onto a plate of olive oil and vinegar salad dressing

3. reel away from the plate, arms waving, and fall directly onto the chair I had just placed in my way.

All this in about five seconds. Every so often it crosses my mind that the name Hannah means "grace," and then I have to laugh. Parents, what were you thinking?

7 comments:

Th. said...

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Not that kind of grace, perhaps. Maybe instead the kind that means you had a chair just where you needed it? rather than breaking your tailbone?

NAlton said...

I'm sure it looked graceful...so much so that a ballet will be made about this experience some day. ;)

gar said...

yeah, that was pretty awesome. thanks for making room though =)... i am still so jealous about the pillow fight...

The Joo said...

f it were me, I'd have added a 4th item to the incident: accidentally letting the f-word slip int he middle of enrichment. I'm graceful AND have a foot in my mouth:)

Confuzzled said...

Well, at least they didn't specifically name you the virtue . . . I mean, that would be much more embarrassing and ironic if your given was Grace and didn't just mean 'grace' . . .

Katya said...

Maybe it's a goal, not an attribute.

Seagulljaap said...

Hannah-

I am about that clumsy. Sometimes I just fall over randomly. It is quite joyous.