Confessions – Chicks Dig Scars

–This past weekend Chris asked me what that book and tv show about bears was when we were little. I replied with Berenstein Bears? He was like yeah, that’s it! How do you spell it, I want to show you something on YouTube. I started spelling it out for him b-e-r-e-n-s-t-e-i-n.

When he pulled it up, there were several videos about how it is actually Berenstain not Berenstein. Video after video we watched and I could almost swear on my life that it was Berenstein. Now, I am questioning everything. Literally everything that I have ever believed. Please, someone else agree with me that it was with an E not an A?!?!?!?!

Google that shit. It will blow your mind.

–Last week at the grocery store, I chose food based on the “best buy” date because it was my birth date. No shame in my game.

–I bruised my ankle with a five pound weight. You would think that I just dropped it right? No. Not even a little. You see, the light went out in our guest bedroom and I jumped up on the bed to change the light bulb. I keep my free weights up there and I was too lazy to move them. Well, apparently when I stepped up my weight shifted the crappy mattress in there and the weight came rolling on to my ankle. WTF? I wish I had cool scar and bruise stories, but I dont.

–In fact, I have this super deep scar along my knee. A few people asked me if it was surgery scar in the past. I always reply with nope I am a badass and got in a fight with a metal clock when I worked at Kirkland’s. That’s right folks, I had a metal clock go through my knee after loosing my balance on a step ladder.

–If that isn’t testimony enough of my badassery, one Sunday while working at Kirklands I was on a 12 foot ladder getting some lamp shades down from a top shelf for a customer. Someone didn’t have the ladder locked in place like it was supposed to be and when I got all the way to the top and reached out, the ladder went out from under me and I fell through dozens of glass framed art work on my way down. It was only I and one other girl working at the time and we were super busy. I went out and started checking people out at the cashwrap with a torn shirt and bloodstains on my back. Fun times. Fun times. Gotta love the college years when you can bounce back from anything, am I right?? One fall on the bathroom tile these days and I am limping around for weeks and practically need a walker.

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Dealing with some government offices and the general population just needs to be vented about, am I right?


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  • Reply Laura August 12, 2015 at 9:24 am

    WHAT?!?! There is no “A” in Berenstein Bears! I remember it being an “e,” so clearly we’re right. Haha, I love your Kirkland’s battle stories — I had a few burn marks from oil in the popcorn machine at the movie theater, but nothing as awesome as yours.

  • Reply Heather @ My Little HEA August 12, 2015 at 9:37 am

    Yeah, I’m going to check when I get home because I’m pretty sure my mom has all of the books and it was an “E” for sure. I was cringing and gasping with your Kirklands stories!! Glad you were okay! Totally true how our bodies were invincible at that age though, I wore high heels across campus everyday and didn’t feel it. Now, 10 minutes and I’m down for the count.

  • Reply Jenn @ Optimization Actually August 12, 2015 at 9:57 am

    HAhahaha. Oh my goodness. I can’t believe you kept working with bloodstains on your clothes! I have some scars from work, but they’re all on my hands and hands recover fairly well. Between steam burns, tomato slicers, and broken glass, restaurants are not kind to hands.

    There is no “a” in Berenstein Bears. I refuse to Google this, because I know I am right.

  • Reply Helene in Between August 12, 2015 at 10:32 am

    umm i totally thought i was an “E”- I’m so confused!! ouch- bruising your ankle is the worst!

  • Reply Joey August 12, 2015 at 10:43 am

    WHOA! The whole berenstein bears thing is just weird! I thought it was with an E too!

  • Reply Biana @blovedboston August 12, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Mind blown with the bears lol! But I miss those books!! xo, biana –BlovedBoston

  • Reply Marie August 12, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Oh my I LOVED the Berenstein bear books. I so thought it was with an e too. Wow.

  • Reply kristen August 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    whoa. the A looks crazy and stupid. E all the way.
    I always do that thing with the birthday / use by date. mainly with milk. lol.
    oh my word! the clock! the ladder! i hope you freaking sued that place, that is crazy!

  • Reply Teh Megan August 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

    Jebus Badass!! I remember getting abused a bit when I worked in the backroom at Target and I once almost fell off a 12′ ladder, but I caught myself when my ring got hooked on the top shelf as I was flailing. Scccccarrrryyy.
    We didn’t read/watch the bears, so I would have probably spelled it the way you did, aka the “correct” way. lol..

  • Reply Andrea @ Living On Cloud Nine August 12, 2015 at 11:09 am

    You are one badass “bama” JAMA! I am so happy you survived that Kirkland’s fall or we may never be privy to your awesome Wednesday confessions that I so adore and look forward to! So about the coworkers thing, we totally talk like that, we are really nice people but sometimes you just gotta vent when stupid people get under your skin!! Happy Wednesday wonderful lady!

  • Reply Mattie August 12, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Wait, how is it not Berenstein Bears?! Is that graphic you found just spelled wrong then??? I wonder if we kept the 600 (okay, maybe an exaggeration) of those books I had when I was little. I have to check! Imagining ambulances and fire trucks playing ‘move bitch’ KILLED me. That made my morning.

  • Reply Jana @ Jana Says August 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I’m pretty sure it’s always been an “a” because that’s how their last name is spelled.

    That second ecard is my favorite.

  • Reply Kelli August 12, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Kirklands sounds like a super dangerous place to work, hahahaha!

  • Reply Julia @ Grace Makes New August 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Ummm WOW I had no idea working at Kirkland’s could be so hazardous to your health! WHAT BerenSTAIN bears?? Now I have to go home and see if I can find one of my old books!

  • Reply Kate @ Green Fashionista August 12, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    I used to LOVE the Berenstain Bears when I was growing up, and I only recently found out the correct spelling as well. *Mind Blown* 😛

  • Reply Emily @ Martinis & Bikinis August 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Bernstain is news to me! LOL Hope your ankle heals up! Happy hump day!

  • Reply Lindsay T. August 12, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    yesss clumsies unite!! i have so many scars … my worst one is from running into a chain link fence. not a cool story at all haha!

  • Reply alyssa August 12, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Oh my god. When I was a kid I read EVERY SINGLE Berenstain Bears book roughly a thousand times, and the way you spelled it looks so right to me. But I googled it and not only were we proven wrong but I saw a ton of posts asking about how it was spelled and asserting that it was A, not E. Wow. Mind = blown, SERIOUSLY.

  • Reply ~ carmen ~ August 12, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    I loved those books but could not tell you what they were about. I think I read Captain Underpants around that time too. :]

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  • Reply Duckie August 13, 2015 at 8:38 am

    It’s supposed to be an E!!! And holy crap, I know now to never work at Kirkland with all those crazy ladders!

  • Reply Kay R. August 13, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    I think its an E!! haha Also I hope your ankle is ok!

  • Reply August 14, 2015 at 7:03 am

    yup, even though i pronounce it “stain” i thought it was spelled stein. i was googling it for the 5 yr old and found out i was wrong. i’m going to look for my old books this weekend when i am home!

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