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Just call me Awkward…

Awkward Story #1

Last Saturday, Forrest and I went to a release party for Picket Line. Usually, when Forrest wants to go to events where I only know a handful of people I opt out. I just don’t do strangers or chit-chat well. Let me rephrase that: if I am in a customer service position I love it, but in a party setting I am horrible at it. I love greeting people at the library, asking them about their day, and answering all their questions; however, at a party I feel insecure, tiny, and wish I could just sit in a corner and read.

Sad, but true.

But I actually wanted to go with Forrest to this party. I loved Picket Line and I wanted to support the author, Breena, and I was in a pretty good mood.

The party was really nice, but my awkward tendencies were in fine form. I did sit in the corner, but not because I didn’t want to talk to anyone. The house was pushing the upper 80’s in temperature and the corner was where the window and nice, cool breeze was located. So I parked myself there and enjoyed a slice of cake. Unfortunately, due to the glorious breeze my bangs (pre-cut) kept getting in my eyes, so I had to keep swooshing them over. Apparently, during one of my swooshes I smeared white frosting all up my nose and forehead.

Here’s the awkward part: I didn’t realize I had done it.

Thankfully, Breena, wonderful person she is, informed me of this.

Sigh.

Awkward.

Whew…have you recovered from that story?

Yes? Okay, let’s move on to the next.

Awkward Story #2

On Monday morning, being a good wife and all, I took Forrest to work.

I have Monday’s off so I decided to just run my errands after dropping the hubs off. First stop was Winco.

Background story imperative to the story: For breakfast I had a piece of toast with a little bit of butter on it. The bread we have is amazing, but is also chock full of seeds.

So, I go to Winco, and I’m a happy camper. I have a shopping list, the aisles aren’t too crowded, and I have the day off. I’m smiling at people left and right.

Do you see where this is headed?

Yep, after I was safely back in my car I saw myself in the rear view mirror. Right between my two front teeth was a large piece of toast.

Sigh.

Awkward!

Whew. I don’t know about you, but that’s about all the awkward I can take right now.

On a not so awkward note, the September issue of School Library Journal came out and I have four reviews in it.

Four.

Wow.

If you would like to read them, go here.

Then look for the following author names:

Klavan
Leonard
McEntire
Ryan

Love,
your awkward, reviewer friend

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