Awkward And Awesome

I know I know, I’m a little overdue for one of these posts.
Pardon the absence of the Awkward/Awesome.
Sometimes, A&A asks to take a little break, and I must oblige.
But today friends…A&A is back and ready to attack.
Yes, I really just said that.

1. Passing a fellow co-worker in the hall and both of us simultaneously saying
“How are you”
No pauses or anything between sentences.
We were so in sync you couldn't really hear the other one talking.
 It was very uncomfortable and mildly creepy.
 To appease the awkwardness, I quickly snuck into to the bathroom.
Because if you haven’t heard, bathrooms are the new place to hang out to avoid all awkwardness.

2. Taking pictures of strangers kids while waiting in line to check out at Kohls
{and then texting the picture to my husband}
Or at basketball games.
 Or heck, even at restaurants.
I am a little concerned I will wind up on Datelines To Catch A Predator, but so far so good.
You don’t want me taking pictures of your kids?
Don’t put them around me. Easy as that.

3. Talking to a fellow co-worker about his lactose intolerance issues.
And then asking “So do you eat eggs?!?”.
 Turns out eggs have nothing to do with being lactose intolerant and/or dairy.
Who knew.

4. As you may or may not know, I am a Call Girl during the day. Meaning I answer phones.
{But my “call girl” job at night…that’s another story} Kidding Mom. And Aunt. And Great Aunt.
Anyhow, I answered the phone the other day ready to assist and the only thing I hear on the other line is “OH MY GOSH…SMOKE IS IN MY KITCHEN AND THE FIRE ALARM IS GOING OFF!!!!” “Ma’m, I think you should probably hang up the phone and take care of that…” “Oh no, it’s okay—I can keep talking, just don’t mind the alarm going off in the background..”
Needless to say, we  completed the reason for her call.
Whether she is alive or not today is another story.

5. Those moments when you are driving at night and see a sign on the side of the road which you SWEAR is a human being coming at you with a knife.
Jumping, screaming and then proceeding to yell “YOU STUPID STOP SIGN” always makes me feel a little well, ignorant. Or dumb. Or all like an idiot.
But seriously, stupid stop signs.

Who created you anyways?

6. Using my good ole’ Netti Pot first thing in the morning…and then watching the water come gushing out of my nose 12 hours later while eating dinner.
 I’ve got super power nostrils folks.
You try holding salt water in your nose for 12 hours.
Betcha can’t do it. Boo ya suckers.

1. Last week, 4 out of 7 nights we had dinner made for us by all different people. For no reason at all.
 I’m not gonna lie, I could get used to this kind of treatment. Thank you friends, parents, and sister.
Looks like I have some cooking to do. Unless you put up a fight, to which I will listen and allow you to break out your apron while I sit and consume a glass {or two} of wine while you work your magic.
Hypothetically speaking of course.

2. I love me some sparkly shoes.
Especially sparkly shoes that are ½ of what Toms cost.
You best believe I’m getting myself some from here.
“I’m feelin like a star you can’t stop my shine..”
Sing it feet, sing it.

3. The fact that I finally got my hair cut and colored.
The last time I got it done?
JULY people.
At what point exactly did I think it was a good idea to let my roots grow down to my ears?
It’s a miracle I still have friends. And a husband.

4. Scarves.
I may have a slight obsession.
More so with buying them.
Wearing them is fun occasionally, but buying..whoa baby.
Now that’s fun.

5. Nachos and cheese.
 Especially when you are sitting in the nose bleed section at a college basketball game like we were this past weekend.
 I’m pretty sure I paid more attention to the chips than the game but that’s beside the point.
Nachos and I go way back.

..And there you have it.
It feels good to have one of those babies written again.

Happy {Wednesday Eve} and Thursday Sweet Peas.



  1. Is it just me or can others NOT see all your pictures. I seriously only saw like one. But I love your posts anyway no matter what!

  2. Hahaha "You don’t want me taking pictures of your kids? Don’t put them around me. Easy as that."
    Seriously, I can always count on your blog to make me laugh. Keep em' coming! :)

  3. I love these posts! I've done a couple myself.

    Just one thing about this week's, though: isn't the point of buying TOMS, to give? Why would you want to buy a pair of shoes that look like them but aren't doing the same thing as them? I'd rather pay $55 for a pair of shoes knowing that I gave a pair of shoes to a child in need than pay $30 for a pair exactly the same style and not be giving a pair of shoes to a child in need. I can go buy a pair of Keds and add glitter or sequins to them myself. The whole point to buying TOMS is that you're buying the philosophy, not so much the shoes. (I own 3pr, btw.)

    Please know that none of what I said is being said maliciously or in a mean tone. It's simply my opinion and a way to look at it. I don't want you to think I'm attacking you, because I'm not. I just see buying TOMS as buying the philosophy, not the shoes.

  4. I'm laughing out loud at the Netti Pot one! Seriously had a hilarious mental picture! I hang my scarves the same way and I'm totally addicted to buying new ones. Good to see I'm not alone.

  5. I really love your blog, and I think you are seriously hilarious but I have to say this... If I found out a stranger posted a picture of my baby without my permission on the internet I would be one mad momma. It is one thing to send it to your husband privately but to post them online in my humble opinion is a violation of their privacy. Just something to think about

  6. i thought that I had a scarf problem..but you, my friend, have me vastly outmatched. my hat (or scarf!) is off to you. and i love that the lady completed her phone call with smoke alarm blaring. that's totally something i would do. mostly because i routinely burn food when i'm cooking so if i stopped everything for a smoke alarm, well...i'd probably never get anything done ever!

  7. I don't typically comment on my own posts but I do want to publicly thank Meig and Sweet Nothings for their comments and insight on a few of these items. They both make very valid points and are something that I should have considered. I am so thankful to have readers smarter than I :)

  8. Is that a picture of your scarves? I need to organize mine like that. Mine are in a tiny bin where they are overflowing and I can't ever find the one I want!

  9. Ohh Erin, you are always good for a good belly laugh. And BTW, I guest posted a fruit pizza recipe with Peppermint Plum on Tuesday, and tomorrow I'm posting about my love/hate relationship with my neti pot. I AM NOT STALKING YOU. lol. I promise. Our great minds just think so much alike :)

  10. That was a great list! I related to every single thing listed. I once was taking pictures of kids playing in a fountain and the security officer made me stop, they are just so dang cute!


  11. You are a silly girl......:) BTW, LOVE the scarf collection....rock on lady!

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  12. Seriously girl. You crack me up everytime. Have a great Thursday!

  13. I love you so much! You are too funny! Um, scarves?! Did you see my scarves DIY and pick up on the fact that I own over 30?! Actually 34 to exact, but who's counting? Love them!! I think it's been since August since I've gotten my hair cut and even longer since it's been colored. You've inspired me. I need to do that ASAP!! Um, and cheap sparkly TOMS, get on my feet!

  14. Agree TOTALLY with you on the TOMS, scarves and the nachos! Sounds awesome to me!

  15. Haha you are hilarious! Always make me laugh! I am in love with your scarf collection, so jealous ;)

  16. Love your hair! totally agree with your awkward number 5! when i am driving at night i swear i see animals, people, and killer people all the time! thought i was the only one :)

  17. You don’t want me taking pictures of your kids?
    Don’t put them around me. Easy as that.

    That was my favorite line. Keep me coming!

  18. LOL! I totally love your sense of humour!

    Super duper post!!! :)


I read and appreciate every one of your comments. Thanks for stopping by my space and sharing a piece of yourself on this huge ole internet. I meant that in the least creepy way possible. I'm just good at making everything awkward. Anyhow, thank you for your comments. They make me smile :)