on bloody noses, among other things

 flats/tank: target; skirt: downeast; cardi: nordstrom; headband: styles
that first picture is the face i make when discussing the man who coughed up an exorbitant amount of phlegm nearby where these pictures were taken.
but moving on from that...
say bonjour to a dirty hair, prickly legs, super warm kind of day.
and a bloody nose during a student meeting kind of day.

i wish i was lying about that second thing, but i'm being honest here. i sort of felt like a had a booger hanging out of my nostril (TMI? sorry), so i went to discreetly rub my nose...and it just started gushing. everywhere.
and the student whose paper we met to discuss?
he seemed pretty disgusted. i don't blame him. i probably would be, too.
i excused myself to go to the bathroom and clean up/wait for the bleeding to stop...and it just kept going.
i finally got my situation under control and went back to where i was meeting, all "heh, heh...that was awkward...so where were we? you were concerned about your conclusion?"
and he says something like, "you know, i think it's ok..i can just email questions..."
so so so so awkward. i know i couldn't help the situation, and the student was pretty nice about it, but i was so embarrassed. blergh.

in other news, i had a delicious dinner with two lovely ladies and i got visit taught. so i'm really feeling the love today despite my nasal situation.


  1. I think it would've been funnier if when you came back from the bathroom he was just gone. Also, it would have been rude. But funnier (not a word I know). :)

  2. Meh, don't be embarrassed. It's not like you farted in front of the guy, or something like that. THAT would be awful. :(

  3. Ohhh. I really love all the colors in this outfit.

    What is it about bloody noses? They always seem to come at the most inopportune times.

    Ask the Duplex

  4. ohhhh brandilyn...i have to tell you that i'm sorry for snickering through this terrible experience of yours. (it makes me a terrible person, to kind of laugh while reading this, doesn't it? yes. yes it does. crap.) my kids and husb get bloody noses quite frequently, too, at very odd times. but honestly? this might be one of my favorite outfits of all time. you. look. AWESOME.

  5. ok serisously?!?!? you look so pretty in headbands!!!! not fair!! and i love this outfit today its one of my top faves you look so cute!

  6. HAHAHA! I'm not laughing at you, I'm laughing with you. It's so embarrassing and awkward to have that happen in front of others. And to witness a guy spit out a massive amount of phlegm.


    This post was hilarious!


    Ana Paula - Pretty in Polka Dots


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