Thursday, March 17, 2011

Awkward/Awesome Thursday, Nesting Time style


So, many of you may have read my sister's
FABULOUS 
Awkward/Awesome Thursday posts, 
and if you haven't, you probably should {click here}.
She will make you laugh your pants off
{so you might not want to read her blog in public}.

Anyway, lately I have found myself recognizing
the awkwardness of life, mostly because
of Erin's posts I'm sure.
{Erin- you are my awkward and awesome mentor.}
Really, if you know me, you probably wouldn't be
surprised that awkwardness abounds
in my life.

So, without further ado, here are some 
awkward and awesome
happenings from my life:

AWKWARD:

1. PDA (public displays of affection). More specifically, PDA in church. 
I can deal with a little back scratching or maybe an arm
around a waist or shoulder, but beyond that and it is just plain awkward.
Case in point: I was at a worship concert last weekend, and I glance
to my right, and what do I see?
You guessed it, one of the most awkward PDAs I've seen to date.
A girl worshipping with her arm in the air, as her guy
is basically doing a standing spoon with her, if that makes sense.
People, keep such intimate moments for the privacy of your
own home. That's my opinion at least.
Oh so awkward.

{Have you seen the recent Valentine's Day episode of The Office?
You probably should. It. was. funny.
In an excruciatingly awkward sort of way.}

2. While at the same said concert, I encountered a second awkward moment.
This might be hard to describe, but have you ever witnessed
someone around you say or do something that you know
they didn't intend for anyone else to see, but then they see
that you were watching them the whole time?
Last weekend one of the songs we sang was called "Beautiful One" 
and though it is meant  to be directed toward God, a husband turned to his wife
and sang it to her and they kind of giggled and acted all giddy about it.
Kinda cute, I know.
Accept, I was accidentally staring at them through this whole process
and the husband glanced back and saw that I had been watching them.
Ooops.
We exchanged an awkward glance and then made sure never
to lock eyes again the remainder of the night.

3. Wardrobe malfunctions. I had a major one of these this week.
It all started when I accidentally wore my tank top backward.
I didn't realize this until I got to school.
I start my day off at an elementary school, where, as the counselor,
I visit classrooms to give guidance lessons to the students.
On this particular day I was visiting a 3rd grade classroom 
to do a lesson on "good touch, bad touch" no less.
{This is pretty awkward in and of itself}
Well, part way through the lesson
{AS I'M STANDING IN FRONT OF THE WHOLE CLASS TALKING}
I glance down to find that, not only is my tank on backward, 
but the little taggie is flipped up
drawing attention to an area that I don't particularly
care to draw attention too, especially in this setting!
I tried to nonchalantly flip the tag back down
and act like nothing happened.
Pretty sure everyone noticed.
What can ya do?
P.S. I was wearing more than a tank top; the tank top was the under layer
of my ensemble and only a small part of the tank was exposed, in case you were concerned.

4. Trying to buy a fountain diet Mountain Dew at the gas station
with no money.
Yes, this happened to me today in fact.
I went to pay for this styrofoam cup o' delight,
but when the cashier said "That will be $0.95"
I reached into by bag to find.... no wallet.
GULP.
"Umm... I forgot my money."
'What am I, a 10 year old?' I thought to myself.
Luckily, the cashier was super awesome and said, 
"No big deal, just pay the next time. You come in all the time"
Great, I've become a regular at a gas station convenience store.
I am one health nut, I tell ya.
But, I was so thankful for his graciousness. 
I will be sure to pay next time... assuming I remember my money :)

5. Me, around members of the male race, when I was in high school.
Maybe it's because I had no brothers.
Maybe it's because I was scared.
I don't really know.
All I know, is that I did some pretty awkward things.
For instance, my friends and I thought we were really cool
and we would drive around town
near the movie theater and a popular restaurant where kids
often hung out on weekends.
On one such evening, some members of the male race
pulled up next to us and said, "What are you girls up to?"
 I decided to be the spokesperson.
{Why? I do not know.}
My response:
"Oh, we're just driving around aimlessly."
There, was that that awkward?
I didn't think so.... but apparently my friends did.
And that's when it's scary... when you are awkward and you don't even know it.
"Chels! Why did you say that?"
"Well, because it's true." I reasoned.
Apparently not the smooth response my friends were
wanting to give.
Ha, too bad for them :)

6. Dialing someone's number to call them,
but forgetting who it is that you are calling mid-ring.
Tell me this has happened to you too.
Usually it goes something like this:
Do de doo... waiting for the person I'm calling to pick up.
Wait a minute... who was it that I'm calling again?
Panic.
Please let me recognize their voice, please let me recognize their voice.
Person answers:
"Hello?"
Me: "Uhh, hi! (as if I know exactly who I'm talking to) Umm... who is this?"
Other person, in confused tone: "Well you called me..."
Yeah, definitely awkward.
Fortunately I think this has only happened so far when I've been
calling a friend or family member.
It actually happened to me yesterday at school.
I needed to call Wes, so I dial his number.
As it is ringing, my mind jumped ahead to the next item on my to do list
which was to call a student's home.
So Wes answers his phone, and I say "Hi, Giovanni?"
{Note: this name has been changed to protect the innocent}
"What?!?! Hahahahahaha"
This is what I hear on the other end.
At first, I was very confused... then I remember I had been calling Wes,
not "Giovanni."
Ooops. And it happened again.
Some might say I'm absent-minded.
I say, my brain is too pre-occupied with the important
things of life to remember the silly details
like who I'm calling on the phone,
or where I put my keys.


AWESOME:

1. Earlier I mentioned that I went to a worship concert
last weekend.
Well the concert was none other than Jeremy Camp.
I love this guy (not like that people, come on).
If you have never heard of him, you should check him out.
His first album is still my favorite.
He wrote most of the songs after his first wife
died of cancer. 
His faith and honesty is so inspiring and encouraging.
Also, his heart and love for God 
seems to be very real and genuine.
Wes got to attend a worship workshop before the concert,
and he too agreed that he has an awesome heart.

{Check out this video of one of my fav of Jeremy's songs, Walk by Faith}

2. IKEA. I went there last weekend as well.
{Let me tell you, it was one busy weekend!}
My mom organized a bus trip there, and so early Saturday morning,
off we went!
I LOVE this store.
I bought a lot for a new home office/craft space I'm creating
in our basement (pics to come).
There are soo many great items to help get your home
organized, and, because the store is set up
with actual decorated rooms
you can find so many great decorating ideas.
I already can't wait to go back!



3.  Claire's one year check up.
She is very healthy, and the doc was impressed
with her development 
(aka her skillz.)
 (It's my blog, I can say skillz if I want).
Now, I don't want to be one of those parents
who brags about their kids all the time.
But, it was very reassuring to hear
that she is on track and doing well!

4. The B.E.A.U-tiful weather that has arrived!
Oh how happy it makes me!
Claire and I took a little walk this evening,
and tomorrow is supposed to be even warmer.
My heartrate literally increases
as I think about the fact that warmer temps are upon us
and we can begin taking lots of walks,
going on bike rides,
introducing Claire to swings, and grass, and nature.
Oh, and did I mention the longer daylight hours?
YAY!!!

5. Me, doing the robot.
Believe me... awesome.
You may or may not be able to see this phenomenon
at my middle school's upcoming
Family Fun Night.
Or, you can just catch it on YouTube.
Pretty sure it will be the next internet sensation.

6. Spring break.
It's only two and a half weeks away!
A full week to catch up around the house,
hang out with Wes and Claire,
maybe do a little home project or two...
awesome.

Well, I hope you enjoyed this first attempt at an awkward/awesome post.
I'm not sure if it will be something I do regularly, or just when the 
mood strikes. Most likely it will be second option.

Thanks for reading,
and
happy nesting!

2 comments:

Erin said...

Hahahaha. This was hilarious. Job well done. I am so proud to be your awkward & awesome sister. Love you =)

andi said...

i agree, very well done. i was chuckling out loud at the middle school male response. so you! :) thanks for making my day cheerier. miss you!

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