Burnt Chicken, Fire Trucks & Faceplants

Sometimes I think my life is the script from a not-so-hilarious sitcom. Yesterday was just another awkward and awesome day in the life of Taylor. I decided to be adventurous and make some baked chicken for dinner, sounds perfectly harmless right? Now, I’m going to blame the $200 dollar dorm room oven for the series of unfortunate events that followed, but my roommates might claim differently. A little smoke started to come out the oven half way through the baking process, perfectly normal right? At least that’s what I thought. (I am a newbie with this cooking stuff!) I checked the chicken and it was not burnt in the least bit. Pretty soon the fire alarms are going off in our room, and then… the WHOLE apartment building. I thought it was just a fire drill until the security officer stormed into our room. “Dude, it’s just a little smoke?” Then to my sheer horror, the sound of two fire trucks echoed on campus. There were a lot of awkward looks from my fellow apartment-mates. I’m just going to take this time to formally apologize for interrupting your Monday night!  So the fireman came, put some fans in our hallway and then left. Two fire trucks for a little smoke? Seems a little excessive to me. Not only will I NEVER be using that oven again but I’m afraid to do any sort of cooking.

My Tweet literally 20 minutes before the fire trucks came: “Making baked chicken and some yummy salad… you can call me Betty Crocker! #AttemptingToCook” God has a funny sense of humor!

Now onto part 2 of my Monday… 
As if my earlier adventure wasn’t enough, I managed to fall down the steps in front of my apartment in front of A LOT of people. Not okay. Especially when there’s an attractive man that witnessed the whole encounter. I think 15 people ran over to make sure I was okay. “Yes people I’m fine, I’m just awkward and clumsy.” Two stairs? Who falls down two stairs? It was pretty much like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XlmTJkZNE  (One of my favorite YouTube videos of all time) 

I hope you had a better Monday than I did! I’ve learned to laugh at myself and embrace my awkwardness :) Not everyone can be coordinated. 


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