Monday, June 09, 2008


I think it's fair to say that I am an awkward person. I know that I use the word often in a weird voice, responding to embarrassing personal statements that people make. I think of myself of more physically awkward, not aware spatially. Lars often says to me "Watch your back" when we are out walking or in a store, because I can't see how close I am to someone and accidentally cut them off or back into them. Thank god this doesn't happen to me while I am in the car. I once rear ended someone while trying to eat a tuna sandwich on my lunch break. I had been to Barnes and Noble to pick up some books for my mom. The person in front of me had been moving when I glanced down, but then they quickly braked. I was a victim of my own multi-tasking. I've been car accident free for 5 years now.

I'm pretty socially awkward too. I'm a member of Laurie Notaro's Idiot Girls' Action-Adventure Club. I have my certificate framed and all. Are you an idiot girl? Take this quiz to find out. Are you an idiot guy? I am not sure if there is a quiz for you.

I was very awkward yesterday. I was in our very cool (temperature-wise) basement, determined to work out after a weekend of sloth, when something caught the corner of me eye. It was a picnic blanket we had bought in FL a few years ago. It came folded in a neat carrier, so I decided to grab it to put in my car later. I got distracted by a desk we are storing down there that I have my eyes on for the spare bedroom, which is slowing becoming a yarn dungeon. In my distraction I did not notice that I was heading straight for the TV/DVD player, which is mounted to the wall beside the elliptical trainer. I nearly knocked myself out. Classy. Now I have a black and blue egg in my hairline, which would be more dramatic if not overshadowed by the huge red zit on my face. Classier. This thing looks like it has a pulse, or could be exorcised
by a priest. I told my boss I wasn't going to "ignore the elephant in the room" and acknowledge to people that it was there. I saw someone staring at it today. I hosted 50 kindergarten students at the library today and prayed that one of them did not ask me what was on my face during the Q&A. Awkward.

I just wonder then, when do adults stop getting zits? I'm hoping the big 34 will be a milestone birthday in many ways.


White Hot Magik said...

I have done that sort of thing too. Don't know about the zit thing, I still get them on occasion. Thankfully much less than when I was a teenager.

Malathionman said...

"I've been car accident free for 5 years now."

You should not have said that!

Hey, did you watch Twilight Samurai?

Hyperher said...

I watched Twilight Samurai and liked it very much. I could relate to his desire to do his work and then be at home with his family. It was so sad at times, though. Duty and honor were sometimes hazy. Thanks for the recommendation!

Malathionman said...

I was happy he got the girl, I'm a big softie that way.

Yoji Yamada made 3 samurai movies. This was the first. "The Hidden Blade" was the second. It was also very good but I liked Twilight Samurai a little more. "Love and Honor" is the third and what I hear is the best. I have a copy, but I haven't watched it yet.