So....I'm a horrible crit partner.
Friday I'm all getting ready to go out of town for Little Monster's gymnastics meet. You know, packing last minute, cleaning the kitchen, running around like a chicken with my head cut off...the usual...and I email Colene to let her know we're leaving in a bit and I probably won't have internet all weekend (we're addicted to emailing each other- if we don't hear from each other within like, 4 or 5 hours we're convinced one of us is dead).
I get this text from her: Um, so aren't we meeting today?
Colene: We're supposed to meet today to go over my section? (we "hang out" on google+ - pretty sweet gig, actually)
Colene: Yeah, I sent you my ms last week and we're starting back up with meetings, right?
Me: HOLY CRAP!! I mean..yeah, totally.... (I'm silently kicking myself because I TOTALLY forgot).
Me: Oh man, we're leaving in a bit...I'm SO sorry. How about you and Jennie just meet and then I'll send you what I have Monday and then we can go over the next 25 next Friday.
Colene: Well, you guys aren't sending me your notes, remember? We're waiting till the end.
Me: Uh...wait...what?? CRAP...what the heck is wrong with me?? (okay so I may have used more explicit words in that text but I gotta keep this post PG...for my mom, you know)
Colene: Um, yeah, we talked about it last week...
Me: Okay I'm stupid...apparently I slipped into a black hole or other dimension when we were emailing about this. But now I remember. I'm SO Sorry. And tell Jennie sorry I totally failed you guys as a crit partner.
Colene: It's okay, don't worry about it. We'll meet next week.
Me: *love* (Big sigh of relief.)
Anyway, so that was me crashing and burning as a crit partner. But it's all good. I've got our meetings back on the calendar now and I'm good to go! I'm very lucky my crit ladies love me so much. I mean, seriously, who wouldn't? Teehee.
Have you ever "failed" as a crit partner? Did they ever forgive you?