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So Curly-haired Crush and I are sometimes more like five-year-olds on a playground than college students in a serious relationship.

She came over to my apartment to eat lunch today. We had fried egg sandwiches covered in delicious chili sauce.


Om nom nom. I eat this on everything. Even spaghetti.


And then I started chasing her around the apartment trying to kiss her. And she ran from me. Very first grade.

And when I was about to catch her, my foot caught on the hem of my pants and I fell. Hard.

A few moments later my roommate stuck her head out of her bedroom and informed me the force of my crash had made things fall off of her desk.

My knee is bruised.

I feel like I was much more graceful when I was five.


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Short Skirts are Dangerous

Yesterday was my birthday. I turned 23. I was stuck spending most of the day with family, as usual. It’s what happens when your birthday falls between Christmas and New Years. And your parents can’t even begin to understand why you might not want to spend every second of every day with them.

Anyways, in my own personal form of rebellion, I borrowed a dress from my sister. This isn’t particularly rebellious, except that my sister is a good 5 inches shorter than me. And the dress was already a little short on her. Which meant this dress ended just below my crotch.

I couldn’t bend over.

I was wearing tights, but those only do so much for you.

The most ridiculous part of the day was when I had to get something out of my car. In a very busy parking lot.

A lot of people got a show.

Because I’m classy.


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Another Weekend of Uncomfortable Moments

Visited a nearby town this weekend with Best Friend.  It was full of mildly awkward  moments.

First of all, I ran into the person mentioned in this post.

Then, Best Friend and I went into a sandwich shop to use the restroom. It was awkward enough telling the sandwich-maker person that I was only there to use the restroom, but while waiting for Best Friend to get out of the restroom, I knocked over the wet floor sign.

The sandwich-maker laughed and watched me while I tried to set it back up, then asked me to move it to another part of the floor, presumably because it would be more difficult for me to run into it over there.

After setting the sign back up, I rushed into the bathroom and dashed out of the shop as fast as I could without making a bigger fool of myself.

Later on, Best Friend and I were looking for somewhere to eat. We browsed the available restaurants for a while, and then saw a bar-type place that had a sign clearly stating “Lunch Served All Day.”

We got carded as we went in. Best Friend isn’t of drinking age yet, so the bouncer looked at his I.D., looked puzzled, and then said, “Well, just don’t drink.” It also happened to be 2 o’clock in the afternoon, not exactly prime getting-wasted hours.

We went in, and nobody looked at us. We decided to go up to the deck because the weather was nice. On the second floor, there were several servers around, but we still didn’t get any service. We sat down, waited for several minutes, and still nobody approached us. After feeling increasingly awkward about the situation, Best Friend and I decided to leave. We slunk out, being very careful to avoid eye contact with the bouncer we’d interacted with not ten minutes ago, and walked down the street to find somewhere else to eat.

We never found a place to eat; instead we met up with Best Friend’s parents and went shopping.

We were very hungry by the time we got home.

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Old Friends

This weekend I ran into someone I went to high school with.

For most people, this would be a mildly pleasant experience, as it was someone I always got along with and rather enjoyed her sense of humor.

For me, it was not.

First of all, I started out by calling her the wrong name. Smooth.

We did the basic “What are you doing here?” conversation.

Then, as always, I tried to get out of the conversation as quickly as possible, before making an even bigger ass of myself.

Unfortunately, I didn’t think it through.  I exited the conversation, and then realized we were in a very tiny store, where there was no place to hide from my own awkwardness.

So, I tried to appear very absorbed in a book about the Dalai Lama. Which, while very interesting, probably didn’t deserve the unwavering attention I gave it for a solid ten minutes.

Fortunately, I think she understood my awkwardness. At least, I haven’t received any hate messages from her.

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(Old) Men

I don’t know how to interact with old men without it ending in them hitting on me.

There’s a very nice man at work. We get along. We made some jokes.

But I think he’s hitting on me.

He’s probably over 70 years old.

I’m 22.

Maybe I’m just misinterpreting what he says.

He is from a different generation after all.


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Epic blog fail.

I obviously need to get my priorities straight.

This blog should trump sleep, class, and eating.

I’ll work on that.

In other news, it’s really awkward to mention to acquaintances that the reason you no longer hang out with the person they believe to be your best friend is because you were actually dating and no longer are.

Love those conversations.

Especially when they happen on one hour of sleep and three cups of coffee.

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Kiss Kiss, Oh Man

I drunkenly kissed someone this weekend.

Just a kiss, nothing more.

She was drunk, too.

But now I’m super-awkward, because I still would like to be friends (we’ve got lost of mutual friends and she seems pretty cool), but I don’t know.

Maybe she won’t remember it.

Maybe she’s not as awkward as I am about stuff like this.

We shall see.

On another note, someone told me this weekend, “You’re the best girl dancer I’ve ever seen.”

My life goal may be complete.

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