- To start things off, how about this very minute? Just in from cutting the grass, sweaty, feet stained green (I wore flip-flops,) desperately in need of a shower--and I absolutely had to stop life to write up this post before I forget it all. So there's that.
- Being hit on by 50-60 year old men. Can anyone spell A-W-K-W-A-R-D? Or should that be C-R-E-E-P-Y? Yeah. Not sure what it is. . .but I'm mildly horrified. Maybe I'm starting to look my age? (um. . .even creepier.) Or maybe I'm just too friendly. You had to think that. Stop it, ok?
- On the maybe-I'm-looking-my-age note, just the other night a stranger was explaining something to my mom and said--"so when they" (gesturing to me and my sisters,) "start getting into highschool. . ." Wait, what? My youngest sister is 13. I am 24. There is an issue here.
- Shaking someones out-stretched hand after a dance. . .(because what else could that mean?) . . .then realizing they were trying to lead you off the dance floor. Yeeaahh.
- Working on a blog post in the "quiet room" of the library, (quiet, key word,) when the older gentleman two computers down suddenly announces, "wow you type fast. . .have you ever considered a job as a courtroom reporter?" um, no. And then he won't stop talking and asking questions. . . which puts you in a predicament, because, how do I say "um, sir? Can you read that sign? It says no speaking at any time."
- Painting the garage on a caster-oil-day. Meaning, the days I drench my hair in oil and let it sit for 2-4 hours of more. Usually this takes place in the house, when I'm busy cleaning and won't be seen by humans. Well, the garage really did need painting, and there really wasn't another available day. So out I marched, bedecked in tee shirt, shorts, and an orange beanie. Heaven help those poor, innocent neighbors. At least they didn't suspect (besides my obvious mental state,) the wet-rat hair and grocery bag under the beanie.
- Screaming whenever a spider crawled from its hideaway in the garage. (I won't mention jumping and shaking out my clothes like a possessed thing. Nope, not mentioning that.) I can handle snakes, most bugs, and mice. . .but I register complete terror when I see a spider. My hair stands on end and I get literal chills. . .especially with the chubby and hairy varieties.
- Finding this note on my tablet: "Dear Michaela, My name is Jamie. I've been watching you for awhile now, and truly admire you. I hope this doesn't come off creepy, but would you be interested in meeting me at the corner coffee shop tomorrow at noon? I'm the tall highlander that sits at the last computer." Oh my word--FREAK OUT MOMENT. I read it out loud. Once, twice. All I could think was the computer-guy at the library. I was being stalked. Um. Actually, I just have a sister that knows exactly how to prey on my gullibility. :P Not funny, Anna. Though come to think about it. . . .tall highlander isn't a bad deal.
- Getting shawarma for the first time--(because, duh, its so Avengers, and I was seeing the movie that evening. . .have to create some mood, right? At least, I like too.)--and asking the owner "so what is shawarma, exactly?" He gave me a 10 minute talk on the history of shawarma. Its origins, the types of meats they use, the difference between the American and Middle Eastern versions. Quite interesting, really. Especially since I love different cultures and food is my obsession. But you know, ten minutes. ;) For those of you still wondering, it is this amazing flat-bread wrap, filled with all sorts of yummy ingredients like chicken, steak, and veggies. I justified the gluten for one afternoon because of the movie. Legit, right?
- The younger girlies at church. They are my buddies. ♥ I don't know about you, but if I had a choice, I'd rather hang out with little kids than peers. I mean, what isn't there to love about hooking arms with your favorite 11 and 12 year olds and picking apart Marvel films?
- Downton Abbey. I mentioned it ever-so-briefly in my last post, but oh my goodness! I'm obsessed with this show! Just started the second season. Carson. ♥ Anna and Bates. ♥ Matthew. ♥ Branson. ♥ So much to love.
- Sermons and radio programs that seem especially for me, especially when I need to hear them. My new goal is to "get out of God's way." If you haven't, listen to Chris Fabry Live (the 2/19/15 episode.) I hope you are as blessed as I was!
- Beyond the Mask. Not sure if I've mentioned it on this blog, but Beyond the Mask is an Independent film my mom, sister, and I were privileged to work on as extras and on the costume team. It was cool (and a bit awkward, ;) ) seeing myself and so many people I know on the big screen. Awesome, quality-made movie! Go see it, (coming to theaters in June) and be sure to write and tell me what you think!
- Helping pack for a friend who's moving. Not only did we get nearly 50 boxes packed, but it was such a lovely day of chatting, tea, and raiding her ginormous movie library. I came away with the first season of Downton, a cool period drama called From Time To Time, Ladies and Lavender, Barbie (don't judge, :P ) and Guardians of the Galaxy. Yes, I am a renowned Marvel fanatic, and I haven't seen Guardians yet. o.O
- Making sushi. This should almost go in the awkward category, with the rice that turned into mush, throwing away the first batch. . .yeah, we won't go there. :P But in the end. . .I think I was 90% close to perfecting the art of sushi making. Fine, I'm exaggerating, but it looked like sushi. Now to work on flavor. . .
- Last but certainly not least, seeing God work in my life. The health issues I've been facing are a constant battle, but I'm learning to trust my Jesus more, every day. He has me, He has YOU. There is a plan and a purpose for everything under Heaven. Even in the hardest times, its a comfort to know that I am in the palm of His hand. He never leaves. ♥
Your turn! Take my challenge above and comment with the Awkward and Awesome happenings of the last day, week, or month. Better yet, write up a blog post of your own, and be sure to share the link! Happy Thursday. :)