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Here they are: The 20 best Blush
moments in the history of GL…and the
lessons we’ve learned from each.
Lesson: Never ever play in an area where manure is
in plain sight.
of my friends and cousins were over, and we were playing on a hill where my
family’s horses roam. I jumped into a wheelbarrow and my stepdad started
pushing me down the hill. When the wheelbarrow hit a bump, I flew out and
landed on the ground—face down in horse manure. (June/July ’95)
19. Lesson: Hit up the restroom before any road trip—even if you
don’t need to go.
My class was on the way home from a
field trip, and I really needed to go
to the bathroom. Some guys were telling jokes. When I laughed, I couldn’t hold
it and leaked in the bus! Now everyone calls me Niagara. (February/March ’99)
18. Lesson: When taking your
dog for a walk, keep your eyes on them—always.
taking my dog for a walk, I sat down on a bench and noticed a group of boys
from my class. I was trying to act all mature, until I felt something warm on
my leg. They started cracking up. My dog had mistaken my leg for a fire
hydrant! (October/November ’95)
17. Lesson: Be mindful of fitting room time…and always double check that the door
I was in the dressing room trying on
this cute bra with matching underwear. I guess I was in there for a pretty long
time because, as I was posing in front of the mirror, a worker opened the door.
I hadn’t heard him knock. The guy was totally flushed and told me someone was
waiting to use the dressing room. (April/May ’02)
Lesson: Clear your ex from your life—in all ways
My buds and I were walking past my ex’s
house. As a joke, we threw rocks at his bedroom window. One rock missed and
smashed into the roof, which busted. When the police came knocking at my door
later, my ‘rents weren’t very happy. (October/November ’02)
15. Lesson: Sometimes it’s best not to mix business with BFs.
was working at a local store that my boyfriend’s stepdad owned. I’d sneak on
the phone at night to talk to my BF. I had to ring up a customer, so I told him
I’d call him right back. When he picked up the phone, I joked, “I’m a bad
girl.” But his stepdad (my boss!) answered. He handed the phone to my BF and
said, “The bad girl is on the phone for you.” (February/March ’08)
14. Lesson: Choose your gym buds wisely.
lucked out in gym and my crush was chosen to hold my feet for situps. I told
him I might not do as many as I usually do because I had stomach cramps. My
crush then asked if I had my period. I told him I wasn’t that mature yet. Now,
whenever I see him, he asks if I’ve matured since gym class. How humiliating.
13. Lesson: No matter
how sure you are of a date for a party, check in with the host the day before.
was going to my first boy/girl party and was super excited, but my mom insisted
that she meet the parents before going in. When I rang the doorbell, the host
of the party came to the door in his boxers and quickly ran away. His mother
then came to the door, asking why I was there. Turns out I got the date of the
party wrong. It was the night before. (August/September ’10)
12. Lesson: Don’t watch horror flicks on the job.
babysit for a family whose neighbors have a super hot guy sitter. One night,
they asked if we’d be OK babysitting together. When the kids went to bed, the
hottie plopped in a scary movie. I started freaking so he held my hand. One of
the girls came down, saw us and asked if we were dating. The next time I
babysat, the mom told me not to watch any horror films and winked. Sooo
embarrassing! (August/September ’11)
11. Lesson: Always put your lady products in a separate section
of the bag you’re carrying.
was a pop star for Halloween and used a sparkly purse to carry my candy. I was
on my period, so I threw some pads and tampons in there. I ran into my crush,
who asked if I wanted to swap some candy. Without thinking, I plunged my hand
down in my purse…and came up with a handful of my, um, personal items. He still
teases me about it. (October/November ’12)
10. Lesson: If you’re not 100% sure it’s him, don’t leave an
anonymous love note.
was Christmas Eve and my family had a huge party. I have a crush on a family
friend’s son, so I decided to write him an anonymous letter, saying he’s all I
wanted for Christmas. I thought I heard him walk into the bathroom, so I slid
the card under the door. I was very excited—until his dad came out a few
minutes later, card in hand. (December/January ’14)
9. Lesson: Safety should always come first.
There was a free skate at the ice rink in town and I invited my
friends to tag along. My dad forced me to bring a helmet but I didn’t really
want to wear it since no one else was. While skating, we got really excited
because we saw a really hot patrol guy come towards us. Turns out he was just
coming to tell me my dad wanted me to buckle my helmet. Everyone heard!
8. Lesson: Even if you’re in a hurry, always beware of the
crush’s family and mine are very close. We went out to dinner one night, but
the cuisine didn’t agree with me. I ran to the bathroom just before I exploded. No one was in there, so I let loose. When someone walked in, I stopped for a sec but figured stuff like this happens to everyone—they’d understand. When I walked out of the stall, I realized that I was in the men’s room. Even worse, my crush was washing his hands at the sink. He told everyone at the table about it! (August/September ’05)
Lesson: Never go swimsuit shopping in your sister’s closet.
I was at the beach on a class trip. I
was trying to impress all the boys by wearing my sister’s two-piece bathing
suit. Well when I went swimming, a big wave came and my bathing suit top fell
right off. I started screaming, so the lifeguard thought I was drowning! He
jumped in and dragged me back to shore. He didn’t realize that the only thing
wrong with me was that I was topless! My whole class saw me. (June/July ’97)
6. Lesson: When in doubt, ask for clarification.
I had just moved to a new house and enrolled
in a public school. The first day, I walked out to my bus stop. When I got on
the bus, I noticed everyone was dressed the same so I figured there was a dress
code and I just hadn’t gotten a uniform yet. I took a seat, and everyone stared
at me. When we pulled up to a private school, I knew I was on the wrong bus. I
had to call my mom to come get me. (August/September ’03)
5. Lesson: Double check the contact before hitting “send” on a
day, I was texting my crush and BFF at the same time. Thinking I was responding
to my bud, I said "I have really bad cramps! Any suggestions?" When I
got a text back saying, "I’m not sure, but I could ask my mom what to do,
if you want." I could’ve died. (February/March ’12)
4. Lesson: Check yourself before leaving the bathroom!
was on a first date at a restaurant and went to the bathroom. When I came back,
my date started to lean across the table. Thinking he was going to kiss me, I
closed my eyes and puckered my lips. Just as he got to my face, he whispered,
"I think your dress is tucked into your underwear.” So embarrassing! (June/July
3. Lesson: Grab your laundry before your shower.
It was my birthday, and my friend and I
were going to watch movies at my house. No one was home, so after my shower I
ran downstairs to grab a shirt out of the dryer. Turns out, my friend was
throwing me a surprise party. Most of the ninth grade was waiting for me
downstairs. I was so startled I slipped on the stairs—and my towel fell off!
2. Lesson: It might not seem like it, but parents have the best
crush and I both have braces. We were making out in his basement one day when I
noticed a bell on the table by the couch. When I asked why it was there,
he replied, “My mom put it there in case we ever get stuck together.” So.
Embarrassing. (June/July ’13)
1. Lesson: When your sister asks an awkward Q, enlist
help from Mom.
month before Christmas, my 5-year-old sister found my maxi-pads under the
bathroom sink. She asked what the napkins under the counter were for, and I
said they were for special occasions. That Christmas, my sister put pads all
over the table when she set it. I had to explain to everyone why she did it.
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