I wasn’t really going to tell anyone about this, but it made me laugh, so…

Last week I was in the middle of a very busy day. I had just gotten home and had about 10 minutes to quickly eat something and change my clothes before I had to leave again to teach a class.

So I got dressed and rushed into my kitchen. After a very quick survey of its contents, I decided on a protein shake: fast, easy, filling, and healthy. Great!

I poured water into my shaker cup, then added the protein powder. I closed the lid and started shaking. Only instead of shaking with focus and purposefulness, I decided it would be way more fun to shake and dance at the same time.

When I dance around my house, by the way, I look like a mixture of this:


and this:


I clearly wasn’t paying enough attention, because at some point mid-krump, my index finger, which I thought was holding everything in place, in fact flicked the cap of the mouthpiece open.

And I continued to shake. Until I realized I was soaked in protein shake.

That’s right, I shook protein shake not only all over myself, but all over my kitchen. Oscar and Lucy were equal parts confused and delighted. They helped me clean up the floor.

Needless to say, I had to change clothes yet again and make myself a new protein shake, this time without the dancing. Then I had to look in the mirror for a second and remind myself that I am a grown ass woman.

Lesson learned: Always check the cap. (I’d say don’t dance when you’re shaking protein shakes, but what’s the fun in that?!)


P.S. Other times I need to remind myself I’m an adult include when I attempt to drink water and spill it all over myself instead, and when I attempt to cut a straight line across a piece of paper…or anything.