I just had a funny idea for a series of posts… my Ms. Newb Moments.
Number the One
This one was kinda funny… a coworker ended up explaining to me how to drink out of my Camelbak bottle because she had the same problem I did. So I can’t rightfully blame my MS on this one, but I sure felt like a newb when I realized my bottle wasn’t actually broken!
I tried drinking out of it like any other bottle, although you have to bite the rubbery mouth piece thing to get the water out. So I would bite it, then tilt the bottle up and back, and nothing would come out. Figuring my bottle had a defect, I ended up screwing the top off and drinking out of it like a cup. I drank out of it in this way for a few weeks.
One morning in the kitchen, I was drinking out of it (like a cup) and then explained to the aforementioned coworker how my bottle wasn’t working. She asked me how I tried drinking out of it, and I told her. Having done the same thing, but being smarter than I as she had figured it out on her own, she told me you bite and then suck the water out.
I tried it and was immediately amazed. Needless to say, I have been drinking more water now. It’s a very efficient water bottle.
Number the Two
This one doesn’t need much explaining and is most certainly influenced by my MS. Later in the day, particularly if it’s been really busy, my word call ability starts going out on me and I invent words.
This word mixup was said to my husband on the phone as he was grocery shopping for dinner.
When these moments not only occur, but I also remember to tweet them, I’ll post them here as well and call it my Ms. Newb Moments series. I think this could be a fun way to share how I make myself feel like a newb. Some moments will be MS-related, and some won’t.