Every Thursday Jimmy Fallon, on his tonight show, reads the replies to the hashtag he posted on Twitter the night before. In just 20 minutes, this particular hashtag
– #IGotCaught –
was a trending topic on Twitter. From Thursday night, a funny response from somebody who wrote in is underlined & shared:
“My Mom walked in my room when I was crying in front of a mirror so I could see if I looked cute when I was crying or not.”
Ummm . . . #StraightUpDork
Of course, we’ve all been caught in straight up dork moments, so here’s a couple of mine:
♦ R0ughly 12 years ago I tried to imitate the cool way I saw a kid on television moving his head forward & saying “Hi!” to someone by practicing in our half bathroom mirror at home with the door wide open. I had no idea I was being watched saying “Hi!” repeatedly to myself until my Dad, in full view straight across from the bathroom sitting in the recliner chair in the family room, started laughing & asked, “WHAT are you doing???”
♦ As a young girl I first fell in love with my all-time favorite film, The Sound of Music. I tried to imitate a scene in the movie where governess Maria (Julie Andrews’ character) grabs her hair in 1 hand after hearing some bad news & says “Ughhh!” Not knowing the reason I was acting that way, my Mom saw me clutching my hair & letting out a distressed moan & asked me what was wrong. I was too embarrassed to tell her the truth, so I don’t know what lame excuse I made up at the time to explain my behavior. Sorry, Mom.
That’s me 2nd to the left in the cool pants, around the time of the 2nd shared caught experience.
BOOYAH!!! On the upside, however, I never once got caught by anyone returning home when I was 13 during the many times I was home alone dancing on stage (actually in my family room with the stereo blaring) with the Backstreet Boys. Lead singers Nick Carter & Brian Littrell were major crushes of mine & always needed me to accompany them during their concerts because they couldn’t survive a second performing a show without me – OBVIOUSLY.
A time when I was soon-to-be in teenage girl love with the Backstreet Boys. I can still rattle off all the 1st & last names of all 5 Backstreet Boys members – & ‘N Sync, too.