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Looking Ahead

Last night I saw Demetri Martin on the Daily Show. He was totally delightful! I innocently thought, “I should marry him.”But then I got ahead of myself, thinking, “Well, he would have to get a haircut before he meets my parents…and what if he’s not funny in real life? What if he’s so dedicated to creating humorous presentations that he’s actually serious at all other times? Surely I would be disappointed if we were dating and he was constantly ‘shushing’ me because he needed to focus on his work. And our kids might turn out ugly. That would be tragic. There is nothing sadder than an ugly child. Would they be able to embrace humor as a defense mechanism as I have? Or would they be miserable because their parents were always making jokes? Oh Demetri!”Okay, I just did a google search for him and found his personal page. I learned that I was spelling his name wrong – so I have gone through this entry and done a find and replace from Dmitri to Demetri. Also, after reviewing his site, I’m having trouble deciding whether he’s extremely brilliant or a complete idiot. Let’s hope, for the sake of our progeny, it’s the former.

In more important news, this site is making some impressive strides towards completion. There is now an apparel section. I have also solicited my internet friends for awkward moment stories. I asked my laser tag team if they had any good awkward moment stories, but they all said, “Noooo, not really.” Clearly, they are liars.

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The Beginning

I originally ran into some trouble setting up this website, so late on Friday night, I called tech support asking for some help.  I could almost hear the young man on the other end snicker when he saw my domain name – I’m Awkward.  I thought about saying, “Look buddy, I’m not the one stuck on tech support duty on a Friday night. Make no mistake. You are socially inferior to me,” but decided against it.   Anyway, this blog is here to share my awkward experiences.  These will range from social absurdities I experience during work to embarrassing encounters in restaurants to public transportation blunders.  I’ll try to end every entry with thoughtful reflection that applies to the real world a la Grey’s Anatomy, SATC, and Scrubs.  I’ll start with this entry:   

Talking with the tech support representative made me realize that people do funny things with their Friday nights. Some people like to work on their website (picture of me in front of my computer), other people like working for pay (picture of tech support guy), and some people, some people like to drink (shot of me, looking up from my computer, picking up my binoculars and staring out the window into the apartment across the street, watching a lonely older woman chug beer and throw things violently.) 

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