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It's in the Fridge.

I have a boatload of photos to upload from the Roche Diabetes Blogger Summit, but I'm currently at the BlogHer conference in Chicago and the bags under my eyes are hollering for SLEEP.  Photos next week!

However, since Ms. Rachel has already outed me on my Walgreen's purchase, I figured I should just tell this story and get it over with before someone else makes fun of me.  (Ahem, Scott Johnson.)

So this morning on the bus going from the hotel in Indianapolis to the Roche headquarters, I was sitting next to Scott.  And we're talking and then all of a sudden ...

"Oh my God!  Oh shit, I left the curling iron in my room!"

We'd already checked out of our suites and our luggage was waiting in the foyer of the lobby for our return.

"I have the number for the hotel - can you just call them up?"  Scott rummaged in his wicked cool Cozmo bag for the hotel reservation print out.  

"Yeah.  But, um, I'm embarrassed."  Blushing and realizing how goofy this sounds, "My curling iron is in the fridge."

Scott laughed at me, unsure.  "The fridge?"

"It was hot after I used it so I put it in the fridge to cool it down so I could pack it in my suitcase.  And I forgot to grab it."  I tried to make this sound like a normal thing to do.

Scott was laughing at me and could barely speak.  "Oh, I can't wait to hear this phone call."

I dialed the number and did my best to be discreet on the crowded bus.


"Hi, I just checked out and I realized I left my curling iron in my suite.  Is it possible for someone to grab it and stick it in my suitcase?"

"Hi, yes we can do that for you.  What is your room number?"

"Nine, sixty-three."

"And where is the curling iron?"  I could hear her typing as she spoke.

"Ha.  Well, it's in the fridge."

Her typing stopped.  "Excuse me?"

"It's in the fridge?  It was hot and I stuck it in the fridge so it would cool down and I could put it in my suitcase.  So the fridge.  It's in there."  I spoke calmly and tried to ignore Scott's shaking shoulders as he giggled at me.

Silence from the woman on the other end of the line.  I had to say something.

"What, you've never heard that before?"

She lost it.  The woman let loose with a guffaw that I think other people on the bus could hear.  

"No, that's a first for me, miss.  Let me get your Sparlings taste like chicken.last name and we can rescue your iron from the fridge."

"It's Sparling.  S-P-A-R-L-I-N-G."


"Tyson?  No!  Sparling!  Like darling with an S-P!  How did you get Tyson?!"

And then I remembered I was the one who was calling to retrieve her curling iron from the refrigerator.

And so I shut the hell up.


Too funny!

My MacBook has recently started overheating and I've taken to chilling that out in the fridge, at Apple's recommendation. So if anyone asks, just tell them Steve Jobs told you to do it!

OMG Kerri! I Always do the the morning I have to pack my luggage- but with me it's the flat iron!!! I left it once and never looked back!! Thanks for a great laugh- at myself- this morning!

I'm laughing so hard my co-workers want to know what's so funny. :P
I'd have done the same thing though....

WAY Funny darlin'! But a darn good idea.

Have fun at BlogHer. SO great to meet you!!

Oh my Kerri! That is one of the best stories I have heard in a while!! And a great idea - I hate packing a hot curling/flat iron!

LOL!!! You put your curling iron in the ice box?!? LMBO hahahaha thanks for the laugh...hahaha

I, too, put my flat iron in the fridge/freezer to cool before packing it. I always leave the cord hanging out remind myself. And my husband always laughs at it.


I'm not saying anything about the curling iron and the fridge, I just wish I had been in the bus beside you when you made the call. It was great to finally meet in person, next time let's try somewhere closer to New England. Have fun at BlogHer.

LMAO!!! The only thing that could possibly have made it better would have been to have George still be at the hotel, and have him retrieve it, cuz who knows what zany and crazy thing he would have come up with!

Too Funny!

This is such a great idea! I always use my straightener right before I pack it and have to wait for it to cool down!

Maybe there was a Tyson Sparling in the hotel...


gotta hand it to ya. BTW, I just read your Coney Island post. Do you actually live in Brooklyn? I'm in Park Slope.

That is so something I would do...

Tyson, please say hi to Tim for me! :)

That is too funny & I can hear Scott giggling... :)

Like you do.

all i have to say is...

Only you!

and how are you going to blame that poor defenseless little gray kitty for this one?

The whole time reading that I was thinking, "why didn't I think of that? Brilliant!" I always use the washcloth and cord trick and allow myself to be charged $10 when they count my linens for a washcloth millions of people have used before me.

oh my Iam laughing my butt off. it is too funny. I love it.

Here's my hot curling iron tip: Sweat sock.

Ha ha ha! Great post! :-)

Kerri! I totally do that! And I have left it in there too. Too funny! The lengths women go to for beauty :) Your blog is great!

Well, you did get your curler back, and just look at the funny memory you gave me (us)! Good stuff Mrs. Tyson, good stuff.

That is such a funny story even if it is almost 2 years old. Thanks for sharing it again. I can just see Scott holding his sides as he is laughing.

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