Wednesday, September 19, 2012

It's all Quinn's fault

It's been no secret I've loved maxi skirts and dresses this summer.  I think I'll get some more mileage out of them into the Fall here because they're long so they keep me warmer!  Today I decided to bring out my very favorite maxi and add a long sleeve shirt - and I think it worked out pretty well.  I'm comfy and warm.  Besides, I needed to wear something for a little pick me up, I'm quite wiped out this morning.  Last night was interesting.

I take a bath most evenings to help unwind and relax before bed.  I've been doing it since I was young and in fact, if I don't take my bath, my muscles flip out a bit and the Pants Monkey says he thinks I get restless leg syndrome while sleeping, so I try to not skip when I can help it.  So last night was no exception.  And I'll preface the rest of this story with - my house is old and we haven't done much to update it.

While I run my water I usually play with my iPhone - catching up on FB, Twitter, Words with Friends, Bejeweled, etc.  So I'm playing a game and I get a text message.  "Hey, it's Quinn."  It's a local number, but I  think over all the people I've met lately and none of them are a Quinn.  So I just deleted and ignored it.  I'm nearly done running the water when my phone buzzes again from the same number.  "Hello?"  Fine.  I respond "sorry I think you have the wrong number."  By the time I'm done messing around with all of that, my tub is really, REALLY full.  But I've filled up pretty full before and the backup drain usually kicks in and sucks a little out so I figured it would be no big deal.  Bad judgement call on my part.

I get in and it slops over the edge a bit.  Water is all over the bathroom floor.  Oops.  In my head I say "it's just water, I'll get out in a little bit and towel it up and the Pants Monkey will never have to know!"   Well all of a sudden, Mr. Monkey comes flying in, looks at the floor and goes "oh my God."  I start promising to clean it up but then he says "no, that's not the problem, water is pouring into the basement."  Um, crap.  Apparently the seal by the floor and the bathtub is really not good, so when I slopped water over the edge, it drained into the floor and through the ceiling into the basement.  Right above his bar.  You know, the really nice one he houses his homebrew in?  I felt awful and leaped out of the tub, toweled off quickly and threw my pajamas on.  By the time I got downstairs though he had more or less cleaned it up and it wasn't as bad as it sounded.  It was dripping, not pouring. And everything is fine now.  But at that moment, it was not cool.  So, I definitely learned a lesson! I should really just blame Quinn for distracting me.  Darn you Quinn whoever you are! After that it was a bit hard to fall asleep, hence my saying I'm wiped out today!

Even though I'm tired after work I'm going to meet one of my closest friends for a Zumba class.  I've been wanting to try it for awhile now and she has a good place she's been going so I said I'm going with you and then I won't feel so awkward the first time!  So that should be interesting!

And before I go I wanted to share a picture of the group from the MN Blogger get together - credit to Megan Bird, she has other photos up on a nice recap over at the two birds blog as well.  Click the photo to make bigger and see all the lovely ladies up close.  It really was a great time and I can't wait to meet up with all of these gals again!  Sounds like it might be sooner rather than later too!

L to R: Jen, Chelsea, Lindsey, Becky, Kimi, Christine, Lori, Me, Erin, Rachel, Nora, Megan

Outfit rundown:
Dress as skirt - Cliche Mpls
Shirt - Mossimo, thrifted Target stock
Sandals - Merona, Target
Necklace - Charming Charlie
Belt - from cousin


  1. That sucks about the water! Homeownership at it's finest. Although you are a little tired, you look great. Love the long shirt over the maxi. A great way to get more mileage from your dress!

  2. Aw! That sucks about the water and the mess! What a night :P Your outfit is definitely cute today. Glad you are comfy!

  3. Oh no! I'm glad it wasn't more of a disaster!

    You look great in your fall-ish maxi!

  4. Lovely outfit Beth! Glad the water problem was sorted quickly!!

  5. Oh no! Glad the water didn't do any major damage! Hope you have fun at Zumba. I haven't done it but I've heard good things about it :)

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  6. Beth, what a great story although the water incident was unfortunate. Darn Quinn...I wonder if he's cute? HaHa. Anyway, this happened to me too. It leaked on the bar in the basement. Same situation. I love the skirt with long sleeves...great idea. Enjoyed the blogger meet up photos too. dawn suitcase vignettes xo

  7. Eeeeek, that's a worrying occurence! Glad it was ok in the end though! You are looking lovely here- the skirt is really pretty and the delicate necklace picks out the colours in it really charmingly!

  8. OMG Beth! Hope you get that fixed and I'm glad it wasn't too bad!
    I'm getting so excited for our cupcakes and wine bloggy date!

  9. I lurv the maxi into fall trend! I also lurv the colors in the skirt!

  10. oh no!!! that sucks. but isn't it just like a man to over exaggerate like that? i'm glad it all got cleaned up, and hope quinn leaves you alone from now on!

  11. Ohmy! At least it wasn't worse. Hopefully it'll be an easy fix. I love the maxi mixed for fall. I've actually been looking longingly at other people's maxis wondering if I have been hasty in counting them out. You could hide so many snuggly layers underneath!

  12. Oh no! Good for you though for still getting your work out in when you were exhausted. Aren't maxi skirts perfect for days like that though?? I think they're almost as comfortable as pajamas! :)

    Jess - J's Style

  13. Darn Quinn!

    Hurray for beer-making in your basement!

    Well, you look very beautiful and romantic in your lovely floral maxi. I hope your Zumba class is fun. I love Zumba when the teacher is good.

    Hope tonight's bath is less eventful. I'd block Quinn :p

  14. Silly Quinn, you ruined the evening ritual! A morning bath sounds glorious, I would love to do the same but would be worried to see my water bill afterwards (darn home ownership!) Really love the long sleeved with the maxi and there are a lot of you MN fashionistas, just like my hometown!

  15. I hope you had a great time at Zumba, I've never tried it but it looks fun!


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