Friday, August 24, 2007

Most Embarrassing Moment #1- The PIzza Story

I mentioned in an earlier post that during our Rick's College Days, Bobby and I used to love to go roller-skating with a group of friends every Monday night and then head over to our favorite hangout Craig-O's. It was a really dumpy restaurant that featured delicious calzones that they called pizza bombs and breadsticks slathered with herb butter and baked with lots of mozzarella cheese on top. It was such a great place. I have so many great memories there. It took me about 2 minutes to walk there from my apartment, so my friends and roommates were there all the time.

We were there so much that I didn't always order food. When you're 18 and the year is 1997, you don't want to spend money on pizza or groceries, you want to spend it on clothes, shoes, shows, and CD's. I only mention this to set the stage for embarrassing moment #1.

It was one of these post-skating gatherings at Craig-O's and I was sitting at a table with a lot of people- mostly Bobby's friends. Bobby and I were not dating yet, just friends (although I was very smitten with him and of course trying to win him over), and I was stuck at the end of the table and I was bored, because I wanted to be sitting next to Bobby, but he was sitting close to the middle of the table. The pizzas at Craig-O's were very large and we would often keep a lookout for unfinished and abandoned pizzas left on tables, so we could make sure the food didn't go to waste... Well, that night I happened to see an empty table with a half-eaten pizza on it. Thanking my lucky stars, I turned to the guys sitting next to me and I told them I was gonna go for it. So I stood up nonchalantly, walked over and in one smooth move had the pizza in my hands and I was on my way back to our table when I hear someone call out from behind me, "Hey!! That's my pizza!!" Until now, noone else besides the two guys sitting next to me knew what was going on, but now Bobby and all his friends were looking at me and laughing along with probably the rest of the restaurant! So I apologize profusely, give the guy his pizza and get the heck out of there. Later that night I stopped in at my friend's house (Royal Crest #305- I love you girls!). I let myself in and find the man who's pizza I stole, sitting on their couch recounting the whole story. He was my friend's ex-boyfriend!! He said, "That's her! That's the girl who stole my pizza!"

11 comments:

janlee said...

lol! so funny!!! and TOTALLY embarrassing!! i want to know who all the guys were in this story!! oh i am so glad you are doing an embarrassing moments catalog! you do have a lot and they are so funny!!! i am excited!!!

Ashley said...

This is my favorite embarassing moment of all time. I bet forty years down the road, I'll just tell people it was me for the good story :) Just kidding, you'll probably be living next door and I won't be able to pull that one.

Jodie said...

How funny!! I can't believe that you saw him later that night! How embarrassing! I will keep a closer eye on my food when you are around from now on!!!!

Also- you are so brave to share your embarrassing moments with the world. I could never to that!! Thanks for the bravery and the laughter!!

jayne said...

I'm laughing out loud at your total embarrassment Katherine! I can vividly picture Craig-o's (did you know they've built a new one?) and you eating someone's pizza, then the look on your face when you ran into the poor sap on your friends couch! Too funny. I can't wait until #2. (I'm glad it doesn't have to do with your recent drivers test though. Congrats by the way.)

Anne said...

Everytime I hear this story, I laugh out loud-it is the best. I love it!

Chrissy said...

That's awesome!! We love you guys, thanks for the good times.

Lisa-Marie said...

Katherine,

I have been lurking at your blog for the past few days (I saw you on a friend of a friend and couldn't resist reading about "How to be a Domestic Goddess".) Anyway, the first time I saw your pic I thought you looked like a girl in my ward from Ricks College 1997. I loved her bangs, cause mine were still kinda stuck in the 80's a bit and I THINK she was my RS President. I remembered her name to be Katherine. Then I saw YOUR name. I've been wondering and wondering.Then tonight I read your story about Ricks College, Craigos, Royal Crest... and now I'm REALLY wondering. So, am I crazy or is it you? (Sounds like a mystery/romance novel doesn't it??!?!?) I loved your story by the way, and I'll keep reading your blog, even if you aren't who I think you are (if you don't mind!) you are entertaining.

Lisa-Marie (Bigelow) Jensen

Katherine said...

Wow, what a small world! Yes, it is me!! Now, I need you to tell me who your roommates are so I can place you. I checked out your blog. You have SUCH a cute family! Do you remember which apartment you lived in? This is why I LOVE blogging!!

Lisa-Marie said...

I lived in #311. Camilla Garner, Rachelle Brown, Nikki Walker, EMily Anderson, and Mandi (eeeew, brain freeze?) were my roommates. We lived next door to Heather Bell. I think you were friends with her and her roomies. You would have a hard time placing me cause I look very different. I used to have LONG red hair (well I guess it's still red!) with bangs. So glad to catch up with you. I really always admired you for more than your great bangs. You were always so kind and as a little frightened freshman I appreciated your kindness.

I am also very sorry to hear about your mother. I can only imagine that she was delightful.

Keep in touch.

Lisa-Marie

Denae said...

That is SO FUNNY !!!! I love Craigo's but was not as daring as you to steal left over pizzas.

TerriLyn said...

This is a great story, Katherine. I remember the days of Craig-o's too. So hillarious.

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