This n That Thursday

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Guys, it happened. I ruined our new house.

I knew it was an inevitable as my future sag-n-bag boobs. Give this incompetent fetus something pretty and shiny, and it'll surely crumble to the ground in 80 pieces of despair. Ask my pet gerbil, Ginger.

I left my straightener on . . . and now, there's a giant burn mark on our bathroom counter. (Read: Praise Jesus the house didn't burn to the ground.) I would have taken a picture, but it was the my-fat-jeans-no-longer-fit kind of depressing.

You know what the real kicker in the tinkle taco is? I didn't even straighten my hair yesterday! Instead I sock-bunned the crap out of my unmanageable cloud of frizz that glooms and dooms every morning (especially when I sleep on it wet like the horribly lazy gal that I am).

Those orange lines haunted my slumber. I tossed and turned. Could this be a sign that God wants us to replace the counter tops sooner than we thought? (Grahm said negative, apparently his connection to the Lord's will is stronger than mine.)

During my restless night, I was on Pinterest trying to find the solution. Turns out, I'm not the only blonde bimbo who has done this! Tonight, I'm going to concoct a magical potion of baking soda, tooth paste, and the hair of a unicorn's bum in hopes that the new "decoration" has the staying power of the pimple I sometimes get on my inner thigh. Cross your lady fingers for me.

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34 comments:

Cassie said...

lol - good luck with that home remedy. leaving my straightener on is like my biggest fear. i swear i check it 39849028 times before leaving the house.

Erin said...

I'm with Cassie- I check mine a billion times before leaving because I'm always terrified of my house burning down bc of it!! Let me know if your lil' concoction works-- I def need a remedy for our counters in multiple places, lol!

Laura Nelson said...

haha oh i'm sorry! i also freak out that i forgot to turn my straightener/curling iron/anything that will burn my house down on! you'll have to let us know how this unicorn's hair concoction works out!!

Sar said...

What the heck is a tinker taco?

Lauren H. Edmondson said...

It must be the week for screwing up new houses, I set a VERY hot casserole dish down on top of our new dining room table and scorched it terribly, so now I am on the hunt for a tablecloth... although the thought of having to move a tablecloth every time I eat (which is very often) kind of makes me want to just eat dinner standing up at the counter...

Alexa said...

YOU JUST SAID TINKLE TACO. And I had to shut my office door because I'm laughing so hard. Seriously, move to Charlotte because we need to be IRL BFFs! That is all :)

Actually it's not. I also share a fear of leaving my straightener on and have been known to drive miles back to my house, just to check. Especially with my little Hollybug home alone all day! Let me know how the solution works, porfa!

Katie Did What said...

Oh, praise the Lord for Pinterest. Whatever would we do without it, seriously?! Hoping whatever concoction you have to come up with works! And also that you find a unicorn. I hear those can be hard to come by these days.

LUUURV you

xo

Kim said...

That'a a major bummer! I'm a freak about checking mine too but I have left it on for a long time before and then man found it and of course I had to hear the "dad" lecture about burning the house down!

You got to love Pinterest!! What would we ever do without it? Good luck with fixing the counter!!

Amie said...

Awww I hope your home remedy works!!! You could always cover it with a doily if not... ;)

wHiT | Black Little Button blog said...

awe! that stinks :(
-wHiT

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I can always count on your posts to make me laugh. Tinkle Taco? I am actually laughing out loud!

Sorry about the counter. I once was 5 minutes from work and I had to turn around and drive all the way home because I KNEW my straightener was on. I got home and it wasn't even plugged in! Now when I leave the house on a day when I use it I have to unplug it and say out loud, "I unplugged the straightener." Lol it makes me feel crazy but if I don't do it I'll worry all day that I forgot!

Helene said...

tinkle taco? you are so awesome.

julia rose. said...

Ohhhh little tinkle taco!!! Seriously... I got halfway to work yesterday, realized the curling iron was still on, and turned around to turn it off. Then guess what happened... I got home, and it was off already!! I have an insane fear of burning our house to the ground (cat inside and all).

Leanne said...

Such a cute post!!!

Would love it if you stopped by sometime!

Love from South Africa

http://arumlilea.blogspot.com

J and A said...

Oh no!! :( I do that sometimes too. Don't tell my hubby and thank goodness I have no proof or my house didn't burn down either. Your posts do crack me up though. So thank you. :) I linked up today!! Are you proud??

Denise said...

hahaha on my! You are so witty! Good luck :)

SouthernGrlGets Fit said...

Aww! One of my biggest fears is leaving my straightener on all day and my house burning to the ground. I have been late to work several times because I turn my butt around, go back home and check. 99% of the time it's off, but better to be safe than sorry right? I hope your unicorn bum hair mixture works!

Annabelle said...

Seriously!? This is hilarious! Not that you burnt the bathroom counter, but that you make it funny! I always put my flat iron in the sink when it's hot. I'm always afraid to burn my counter with anything, the flat iron or a curling iron. I hope that whatever you try it works out for you!

Erin said...

Tinkle taco and inner thigh pimple. I mean do you get any more down to earth and awesome?

Rachael@HomeSweetHarbor said...

I did this at my parents house when i was in high school!! And every day when I leave for work, I have to do a double-take to make sure I unplugged it. Sometimes I even check 3 times because my paranoia is out of control!

Holly said...

I hate leaving my straightenor on. We have white countertops in our bathroom and our house is brand new. I know I'll be the one to ruin something first. Thanks for letting me link up!

Holly from What do I do now?

Sara said...

I have left my straightener on too many times to even mention...and I have burned our vanity tops in the bathroom. I feel your shame.

Allison said...

Oh no! You poor thing! I hope the remedy works for you! And tinkle taco? I'm dying...haha.

Shannon said...

Hilarious! I love your little sayings. I pretty much have a panic attack on the way to work every time I use my straightener. I'm just positive I'm going to come home to burnt up bathroom.

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

Oh no! Super-bummer! I tend to leave the straightner on too. Last year I got the kind that automatically turns off after it's been on for too long. It works pretty well for forgetful gals like me! :)

Daliene said...

Ugh I hate messing up stuff. Fingers crossed that pinterest helps! I drove by Pearson yesterday and thought of you! :)

Lindsay said...

Oh my gosh. That totally sucks. Hopefully your secret potion will do it's magic! Good Luck.

Lindsay

stephanie said...

I laughed with you and cringed for you. let me know if it works!!

Laura Darling said...

I'm fairly certain that was indeed a sign from the Lord. You better start looking at granite samples...

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Angie said...

Every single time I leave the house, I worry about my straightener. I know that it's off but I still question myself. Hope your remedy works!

Gina Gao said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your straightener! I hope everything works out eventually.

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Denise Lopatka said...

SOOO sorry to hear about your straightener! I've done that before girl and now I'm overly paranoid.

Robin said...

I wonder where you can find the hair of a unicorn's bum. Wouldn't surprise me if Wal-Mart has it at the end of dusty old shelf somewhere.