Awkward and Awesome Thursday

earrings that are more awesome than awkward from icravejewels

Back approximately 712 days ago, I used to do a little thing around here called Awkward and Awesome Thursdays. The idea was completely stolen from The Daybook but hey, it was a good idea.
Some of you used to enjoy those posts—heck, I enjoyed those posts..but just like any routine in my life, I made sure I didn't continue it on for more than several months. Doing such a thing is harmful for my spontaneous spirit. Or at least that’s the excuse I tell myself when I find myself failing in another (ie: all) scheduled commitments. Speaking of that…


1. Showing up to Bible Study and Book Club week after week, month after month, with neither the bible study done or book read. I suppose this is only awkward from an “oh hey look—there’s that girl who didn't do anything again, but at least she showed up to discuss...absolutely nothing!” type of way. I just like to think of it as showing up to be one heck of an active listener. Sometimes it's best to show up to discuss something and have no preconceived opinion formed..or something like that. Right. I should just stop slacking and just commit to my commitments. 

2. Walking into a three stall bathroom and having somebody plopped down right in the middle stall. First off, WHO CHOOSES THE MIDDLE STALL? This allows no option but to sit down in the stall right next to them in pure utter silence. Apparently utter silence stops any flow that I was hoping for. This then results in me tapping my fingers, humming, and praying some really desperate pee prayer. However the minute that stream starts and the silence is no longer, fist pumps abound. I'm assuming from both me and the person in the middle stall. BATHROOMS JUST STOP BEING SO AWKWARD ALREADY. 

3. Waking up in the middle of the night (while sleeping on the carpet in between the couch and coffee table..it sounded like a good idea?) to a remote crashing down on my eye bone. My husband who happened to be on the couch claims he had no part in this, I'm not buying it. This is the same man who donkey kicked me in my leg during the middle of the night recently. Any time you find yourself waking up while yelling "OUCH" on several occasions, it's a sign you need to find yourself a new sleeping partner. Not that I'm looking or anything if you are reading Luke Bryan...  

4. Babies that sport the same hairstyle as a 90 year old woman. I really wish I could show you a picture of what I am talking about right now but all of you who yelled at me last time I posted a picture of a random child would hate me. If you ever meet me, just ask to see my phone wallpaper. It's that good. 

5. Taking your Christmas tree down in mid February. You start questioning if it's even worth it at this point. I'm still not convinced it was.


1. Mark Cuban. You guys. I just love him. He happened to be on The Howard Stern Show after work tonight so this is what our household looked like. 
Aside from being a billionaire the man LIVES life. The billion dollars may have something to do with it, but either way I'm diggin' it. He said two things that I had to write down (yes I took notes during the Howard Stern Show). One thing was about following your dreams... He said "Follow your efforts..not your dreams" and well, I thought it was pretty brilliant. Another great one was "Today is the youngest you are ever going to be...live like it." I'll toast to that. 

2. The fact that February means it's almost March which means it's almost April which means it's almost July. 
ocean..it's just a matter of weeks and I will be making you all mine again

3. This past week was Giuliana and I's one year anniversary. I never thought I would be celebrating an anniversary with another woman but I'm not going to lie..I'm okay with it. She's hot. 

4. My first "fix" should be showing up at my doorstep any minute now. Note to husband: Do NOT (and I repeat do not) ask how much any of the items cost. The entire house will benefit if you listen to this piece of advice. 

5. It's 8:30 pm and I am chugging coffee like it won't keep me up all night!

And that's another round of awkward and awesome. It should be noted that my life has not been as weird as I prefer lately. I've gotta put myself out there more.. surely somebody has to fall in front of me one of these days...


Today's featured "I could talk to this girl for hours and hours and hours" on video chat (okay so maybe we do..) is Lauren from Stylelixir
If she doesn't make you feel ugly I don't know who will ;) Just kidding. You aren't ugly. Where do I begin with her? She's one of those "bloggers of all blogs" to me. I don't even really know what that means other than "I think she is completely awesome". She had me when she taught me how to look like my other half, Giuliana Rancic. If you want to know something...anything, Lauren is your lady. From the top workouts to try, the most delicious looking "go to" recipe, to one of the hottest style link-ups in blog land, Lauren has you covered. 
Every Tuesday be sure to check out "Style Sessions" and link up any outfit//Pinterest inspiration//style ANYTHING. It's the cool thing to do. It has been so much fun getting to know Lauren on a personal level..I trust you will find just as much enjoyment in it as I have. 



  1. I shuffle toilet the toilet paper roll around to make noise so that I can pee when there's someone else in the bathroom. Most awkward thing ever. Yet we're all doing the same damn thing.

  2. Oh goodness... the bathroom dilemma... I won't lie. I have often sat there until the other person in the bathroom flushes. Something about the booming terrifying flush echoing through the empty bathroom makes it okay to add to the noise and finally allow myself to go. haha I love awkward and awesome... mainly the awkward... I just love awkwardness haha!

  3. Legit saw that tweet from Guiliana and screamed in excitement for you!

  4. We can no longer friends because you think Mark Cuban is cool. I am sorry. ;( Kidding, but really, I didn't think anyone liked him except Mark Cuban himself.

  5. I want some coffee sooo badly. It is still cracking me up that she tweeted-awesomeness!

  6. I am so curious about the kids with the 90 yr old hair do now!

    1. I'm not against emailing you the picture... ;)

  7. um...i would just like to make it clear that i have already had dibs on Luke Bryan for awhile now. you have a lot of stuff going for you. he's MINE.
    (i love you erin, but i don't joke about my man!)

  8. I just had a bathroom moment like this. I literally read your post and laughed out loud. I even had to read it to the hubs because let's just say we both get a cut off to the flow when someone else walks into the bathroom! ha ha. I also am a HUGE fan of G and would love some advice on how the heck you got her to respond to a tweet! She is the best :)
    Happy Wednesday!

  9. I thought we established that Lukey was mine?
    It's ok, small details. Also, there are beaches really close to me here... just in case you forgot...

  10. totally agree with your bathroom stall situation. so annoying! and I am very curious about why you fell asleep where you fell asleep? too funny, watch out for falling objects!

  11. I deal with the bathroom thing all the time at work. I won't go. I'll wash my hands like that's what I meant to do and I'll walk to another bathroom. It's crazy.

    carelessly graceful

  12. I am totally curious how this whole stitch fix thing works out so I do hope you share. I want to try it but afraid I will love it all and it will be 1 million dollars. Ha!

  13. I just thought about having coffee too! And that bathroom thing sucks. I try to avoid public bathrooms at all cost, unless I'm drunk, then I usually don't care.

  14. I love you, you are a great inspiration with the way you write and the things you write about.


    Once Upon The Hill

  15. Love this! Hilarious and great read! But seriously... what is will people in the middle stall? Pick a side! Always makes me feel awkward... I usually just wait it out lol. Mark Cuban IS awesome and crazy sleepers.. yeah that sucks.. I feel bad for you and my husband. Haha.

  16. I love this hilarious post. Totally agree with awkward bathroom situation. I hate the bathrooms at my college so bad I drive somewhere else. Dying to know what the "fix" was that came to the door, pizza, chinese food or ???" Thanks for a good laugh.

  17. So, we totally left our tree up past Valentine's Day last year. I tried to embrace it by taking off the ornaments and covering it in paper hearts. It was a tad embarrassing.

    Loving this Awkward/Awesome series. More, more, we want more!


  18. Do you watch Mark Cuban on Shark Tank? I'm a bet obsessed!

  19. I love that you commented on your one year anniversary with Giuliana....haha, so cute! Even more awesome she responded back. How cool.

    Bonnie Rose | The Compass Rose

  20. Always take the first stall in bathrooms!! I heart Luke Bryan too!!

  21. I'm with you on almost April, almost July, almost summer! AND I always choose the middle stall...maybe I'm weird?

  22. My hubsands cousin just won a contest at IU for an entrepreneurial scholarship from Mark Cuban. So its basically like we know him. I'll see if I can set up a meeting between you two.

  23. oh my gosh. awkward #2 = my life in college. haha! Why must it be so awkward?!

  24. Thank-you so much for that! Follow your efforts, not your dreams. That's exactly the message I needed to hear today!

  25. had no idea you were a Stern listener too!! I heard the Mark Cuban interview also and thought he was such a great man the way he spoke about himself, his life, and his business. Clearly he is doing something right!

  26. Love this post! Especially the quotes you shared.. and I love your countertops!

  27. Ok soooo Mark Cuban? Never even heard of the guy before until just now! And he's a billionaire!? Totally Googling him right now!

  28. I, for sure, just busted out laughing on several different occasions! My dog even looked up (i guess my laughter disturbed his nap) bc I was laughing so hard!

  29. Totally giggled at the image of you sitting on the floor with a glass of wine taking notes to Howard Stern. ha! And yay for coffee at all hours of the day (and night)!

  30. This was too funny Erin! I love Mark Cuban too, he seems like a really interesting person! And yeah OBVIOUSLY about the bathroom situation - who chooses the middle stall?!?!

  31. I love these awkward and awesome posts! I think I'm definitely going to have to start doing them over at my blog...
    <3 Kiersten

  32. I'm so glad you're bringing A&A back!! Oh, and I'm really curious about this baby with grandma hair...

  33. I love that you only just took down your Christmas tree - hilarious!

    Hope you had a great weekend!

    The Hartungs Blog

  34. Do you know how many times I've thought about writing a post about the awkwardness of bathrooms? Thank you for this. We'll see if I work up the nerve to hit publish on my own.

  35. Hi Erin, I am your newest follower. Have just been reading through your blog and I'm loving what I've read so far. I love your blogging 101's and the Dear Erin's.
    Keep up the good work


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