Friday, May 10, 2013


Most embarrassing moment (s). Spill. 

I embarrass myself constantly. I am always that person that forgets the name of people 2 minutes seconds after meeting them and awkwardly tries to find out their name in a discret way (why can't people just wear name tags regularly?). I am typically putting my foot into my mouth when speaking, I say things that shouldn't be said out loud. I can't tell you how many times I tripped in the brickyard and angrily turned to accuse the brickmonster of striking again (NC State alum will get this reference because it gets the best of us). 

I really debated hard about whether I wanted to share this moment. But what the hell. 

Hands down my high school graduation was The. Most. Embarrassing. Moment. Of. My. Life. 

Tony Spirakis had been in the same home room class as me since the beginning of high school and our names are next to each other on the roll. Sweetest kid ever. 

Graduation day comes and naturally we seated next to each other.

Our turn comes to walk. We are to exit the row to our left and file behind the line at the stage. Tony will be behind me if I get confused. 

It sounds easy enough right? 

We begin walking. Tony polietly says, "Um, Lauren you have this big stain on the back of your gown." 

Oh shit! Is my first thought. My face goes fire engine red. I realize mother nature has decided to grace me with her presence this morning. My. Damn. Luck. 

I look at Tony and try to say as cooly as I can, "Oh yeah. Must of, uhhh, been something in my, uhh chair..." (oh so smooth Lauren). 

I scoot across the stage, pose for the quickest solo picture ever after exiting the stage and use my diploma to cover up my back end as we throw our caps and exit the building. 

Once outside it is a million degrees. Literally. Everyone is pouring sweat. 

But, people seem to think it is a good idea to take pictures right outside the building in the blazing heat. 

I just wanted to get the heck out of there. 

This is the only picture I took with the girls that I had spent nearly 7 years in school with. Looking and feeling disgusting. And ran home. Horrified. 

This is the only memory I have of my high school graduation. 
I guess I will never forget it. 

I don't think I have seen Tony since we graduated. 

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