With all the strife we are encountering in the world and in our country, I’m in need for a little comic relief. Bloopers and blunders. We all have them. The “I Love Lucy” episodes in our life that couldn’t have been more awkward or comedic if we’d tried to write the script. Here’s one of mine… and yes, there are many…
We had just returned to Los Angeles from competing in Arizona. I received a lovely e-mail from a gymnastics fan named Jordan. The following is our e-mail exchange:
Jordan: Congratulations on a great meet Miss Val. I’m a huge UCLA Gymnastics fan. I love your choreography… (Jordan went on to give an extremely knowledgable and impressive critique of our team’s floor ex routines.)
Me: Wow! You sure know your stuff. Thank you for the kind note.
Jordan: I have a question, you and your coaching staff always seem so fit. What do you do to stay in such great shape? I’ve always struggled with my weight and keep looking for the spark and inspiration to get in better shape. My weight has triggered depression and insecurities in me for years.
Me: Jordan, you don’t have to lose one pound to feel great about yourself. You get up tomorrow morning and put on a hot pair of kicky heels, your favorite dress, some sassy jewelry, and strut your stuff knowing that you are awesome just the way you are!
Jordan: Wow, this is rather awkward Miss Val. You think I’m a girl don’t you? I’m not, I’m a guy.
Jordan and I have since become friends and laugh about this every time we meet in Arizona.
OK, I’ve shared ONE of my blunders. In the spirit of Lucille Ball… please share one of your all-time funniest blunders with the Miss Val Geek Squad.