Showing posts with label awkward. Show all posts
Showing posts with label awkward. Show all posts

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Awkward and awesome: round two


Awesome: Christmas was lovely and warm and cozy. And I hit my yearly jackpot because my birthday and Christmas are both in December.

Awkward: So I'm browsing the aslies of Nordstrom Rack waiting for my extremely slow parents, and I see my friend David. So I start to walk over to say hi, but being the stupid person I am, I decide to take a picture just in case it's not him. Bad idea. I'm being supper stealth (or so I thought) because suddenly he looks up and says, "Do you have a problem or something?" And I went, "Oh I am so sorry! I though you were a friend and I was trying to be funny, I'm so sorry!" The guy replies, "Just because I'm Asian doesn't mean I look like everyone else."
So. So. So. Embarrassing.

Awesome: I've got a youth retreat coming up that I'm really looking forward to. Because of my dance schedule, I've only been able to attend one youth group this year. So I'm excited to escape the craziness of life for three days.

Awkward: Currently I have three giant pimples and a few small, yet prominent, other pimples. It. Is. Terrible. Every time someone looks at me, all they see are the giant red mountains on my face. Oh yeah, and I ran out of concealer. Grrr.

And that wraps up this awkward post!

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Awkward and Awesome: Round One



Hello everyone! I've decided to start doing a "Awkward and Awesome" post every few weeks. (a.k.a. every few months...) Basically, I'll catch you up on all my awkward and awesome happenings. Like the time I peed my pants on a hike with a bunch of kids or when or when I was pretty sure the dental assistant thought I was illiterate... so here we go!

Awkward: I was at a costume fitting for party scene in The Nutcracker, and I had tried on about fifty-billion different dress/skirt/jacket combinations. It was outfit variation 50,000,000,001 and I stood staring in the mirror while taking to the costume mistress. "I don't know, it's fine if you like it," I told her. "I guess I just think it's a little plain Jane." I promptly turned around to find not only the costume mistress, but our artistic director who's name is Jane. Ahem.

Awesome:  What's awesome?  Well, I totally didn't fail my chemistry exam that I was sure I had. And even thought I'm just generally better at math based sciences, I am still terrified to mention any of my quiz or exam grades. Because every one is brilliant. There are no kids that turn it late homework or procrastinate on studying. They are all so smart. And then there's me.

Awkward: Apparently all my awkward things have to do with Nutcracker. So we have new marzipan costumes this year. Yep. There basically a blue version of the costume Sandra Bullock wears in Miss Congeniality for her talent. Without the wedding decorations on her arms.
Here is a visual aid:

Uh-hmm. And I bet the girls that previously wore them were five foot eleven and ninety pounds, because they are t-i-g-h-t.  Let's just say that nothing is going anywhere. And I'm going to leave it at that. 

Awesome:  It's almost December, and December is my-most-favoriteist month of the year. Warm fires, way too much chocolate on my hands, Tchaikovsky, Amy Grant and Michael Buble playing constantly. Nutcracker, my birthday, Christmas, and time shared with friends. Oh, yeah, and I will be  licensed driver! 

And that just about wraps up round one of Awkward and Awesome. So now I'm curious: what are your resent awkward and awesome moments? 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Discover new blogs- Liebster Award


Hello friends! Yesterday I was nominated for the Liebster award by Mikayla from The Bubblegum Ballerina.  The purpose if this is too meet and discover new blogs, and I am so excited to participate. Read on to hear the answers to the questions Mikayla asked me! 


1. What is the funniest thing you've done this week? 
      This wasn't as much funny as humiliating at the time, but looking back, it was kind of funny. My mom and I were out running errands, and one of our stops was Target. We each found what we needed, and met up at the checkout. My mom, upon realizing she had forgotten to grab something, left me with our cart in line. The only checkout line open. I started checking out our stuff, and pretty soon I was left with two things in the card. Two packages of pads. Lots of pads. I hand the packages to the 20-something checkout guy, (without making eye contact) and he proceeds to plop them right on top of the cart. And my mom is still not back. The line has grown. I'm standing, waiting awkwardly while everyone in line is staring at the pads in my cart. I just wanted to scream, "I HAVE SISTERS, okay?!?!?!?" It was terrible.  


2. Are you on summer break? If so, what are you doing with your free time? 
     I am on summer break for the most part; twiddling my thumbs. No, I have been heavily rehearsing for a show that just ended this weekend. I've also been babysitting :) 

3. What is ONE of your favorite songs? 
     Hmmm, I am definitely a music junkie. However, I'm a bit obsessed with the music from The Lion King right now, and I especially love They Live in You.





   
4. If you could do anything right now, what would it be? 
     Buy a plane ticket to Hawaii, and vist my friend Jayna. Who doesn't want to go to Hawaii?
 
5. What book(s) are you reading right now? 
      This is kind of embarrassing, but I recently picked up some of the Miss. Piggle Wiggle books. These where childhood favorites of mine, and I am loving rereading them! I've also been trying to make a habit of picking up my Bible regularly, which is serving me well. :)
 
6. What's your favorite part of blogging? 
      Hmm, I definitely enjoy most aspects of blogging, so it is hard to pick a favorite! However, by far the most rewarding thing is receiving comments from readers who were able to relate to my content, and be encouraged. It makes my day, every time!
 
7. What are some of your blogging goals? 
      Well, my number one goal is to write helpful content that reminds readers that they are not alone! I try to be honest and vulnerable in my writing, because as young women, it is easy to isolate ourselves and feel like we are the only ones.  
      Selfishly, I would love to grow my readers, but if I can touch one heart through this blog, then it is worth it.
 
8. What's the hardest part about blogging for you? 
      Staying motivated to post frequently. I sometimes wonder if anyone even reads this silly, little blog, and I can certainly make a number of excuses to not post.
 
9. What is your favorite word?
      As far as sounds, and the English language goes, definitely the word prologue. But love is another important word to me. I write it on little notes to myself everywhere.
 
10. Could you share a miscellaneous fact about yourself for us?
       I love to play violin and piano. Not at the same time. Is that lame?
 
11. Sweet or unsweetened tea?
        This is a trick question! Sweet tea is too sweat, but I can't stand unsweetened tea unless the tea itself is good tea. So does unsweetened tea, with some raw sugar count?

I would like to nominate the following bloggers:



   Elizabeth at Whimsical Thoughts 
Jayna at Letters to Elissa


I will be sending questions your way!



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Thursday, May 7, 2015

10 Rather Unusual Facts About Me

  1. I have been chased by a moose.*
  2. I died a part of my hair hot pink (temporarily!) at my very first youth event in 7th grade. I know. So rebellious. 
  3. I have a weird fetish about burping- it totally grosses me out!
  4. I was born in a ambulance on the freeway
  5. When my big sister and I were little we would fill our t-shirt up with sand from our sand box and act like we were pregnant. Surprisingly, our parents didn't find this nearly us funny as we did. 
  6. Even though I have gnarly dancer feet I wear flip-flops all the time. 
  7. I wouldn't mind marring a Australian. Just throwing that out there. 
  8. I hate hate hate gardening. Mainly, I can not stand pulling weeds. Killing my back to puck little jerks out of the ground that are going to grow back next week isn't my idea of fun. 
  9. I always feel uncomfortable when people ask me if I like my teacher. Umm, she cooked me for nine months inside of her body, changed my poopy diapers, wiped my sandy nose, has served as my short order cook, and gives me a hug every single morning. But what kind of teacher won't let you dissect a sheep heart on her kitchen table?
  10. I play the violin- and not very many people know that. So shhhh.
So now I'm curious- what are some weird facts about you? 

*I'm just going to leave this up to your imagination.

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Not Ready


She stares in the mirror

Eyes settling on her inferior abdomen.

She persuades herself that this new bulk is the enemy

Lean cellulite, spread around her body,

 Has never received a second glance

Why she’s becoming a Jelly-Belly is beyond her.

Her friends are ignorant to her distress-

It’s just her, facing the mountain of womanhood.

The girls are busy flirting with Jeremy King

The King of the school;

How is Jeremy going to notice her,

The rounding girl?

Her Aunt has assured her she is becoming a woman,

a natural part of life.

“But what if I’m not ready to be a woman?”

She pulls on a worn t-shirt.

It hugs her torso, pulling in places that it never has before.

An unprepared child, she is.

Not ready to grow up.

Stepping back from the mirror

Still disgusted,

She lets out a long, heavy sigh.

She will never be ready to become a woman;

Only ready to embrace womanhood.  

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

5 ways to avoid embarrissing situations

  1.  Get out of the habit of saying, "Bye, I love you!", when you get of the phone. Or you end up like me in 7th grade, on the phone with a boy saying..."Okay, sounds good. Bye, I love you! I mean, no, I don't love you. I mean, I like you but I don't love you, but I don't like you like that you know, and okay bye." Supper, supper embarrassing.
  2. Always eat well when you are taking long car rides. Look out the window. Try not to get car sick. Because you don't want to end up washing vomit out of your hair in a gas station bathroom. After you barfed out the window while going 70mph on a highway. I'm not even making that up.
  3. Hold in bodily functions during long silences.  Third grade me was taking a summer ballet class with a bunch of middle and high school students who I looked-up-to-oh-so-much. When all the sudden a l-o-u-d, g-r-o-s-s, ripping sound comes from my general direction. 
  4. Know when people are coming over to your house. Lets get one thing straight- I don't do too well in the morning. I'm not very friendly in the morning. So when I drag myself down stairs, wearing questionable attire, make-up smudges all  over my face, and crazy morning hair pilled atop of my head, I really don't want to answer the door. Especially to the 17 year old boy that I need to test for my science project.
  5. Don't put big globs of peanut butter in your mouth!! Scene- All the winners of a short story contest sitting around a table eating lunch. One by one, we go around the table talking about of story to this author who is eating with us. My pea brain- 'Elissa, there are two people before you have to talk. Have another few bites.' Now that could have been fine if I had soup or something. But no; of corse I have the supper natural, gloopy, thick, peanut butter with a hard whole wheat bagel. I take a bite. I start to chew. Only to find that there is absolutely no way that bagel with peanut butter is going anywhere. But you know- you can always run out of the room, spit it out in a garbage can, rush back in, and begin to talk about your story.
Trust me on these. I speak from experience.


-Elissa
Question- What are your most embarrassing moments?

Saturday, May 24, 2014

ten things teenagers want you to know

 

 

 
 1. We aren't as lazy as we are made out to be. Sure, I'm currently in a relationship with Netflix, but I do other stuff then spend time with Netflix. Teenagers have a bad rep for sitting around and doing nothing with our lives; but do you want to know a secret? Sometimes, we do nothing we want to numb the pressure. Pressure? "But Elissa, I don't but pressure on               !" Well, maybe you don't mean to put pressure on us. But pressure is there; and sometimes we feel like we are suffocating in it. So, sometimes doing nothing is to rebel against that, or just to get away from it; to take a break. So please, don't tell me that Fruit Ninja isn't going to write the paper for me.  I know. Seriously, I do. Instead, ask me if I'm feeling tired. Or ask about what in whatever project, is setting me back. Or why I am procrastinating. Or do I even care? Why or why not? Make it a reasonable conversation; not an interrogation.





2. In case you forgot, Acne sucks. Buy me some concealer and face wash, please. And beyond that? Let it go. Something else; if you have children that have not yet hit puberty, let them in on a secret. Tell them that when they get older, their body will change. One of these changes is that they could get zits. You don't need to go into any detail; just let them know what acne is, and it's no big deal. I can not tell you how many times I have been around kids, when they look at my, or my friends, faces and ask, "What are those red dots?" So please. Help out our confidence.
We need it:)





3. Drama. Is one of the most dramatic things I have ever experienced. This is the most dramatic time of my life I have ever experienced. I have never, ever, experienced this before. What can you do about this? Please don't shelter us from your personal drama. No, we need to see that we aren't alone in this; why don't you show us how to have perspective, by example? Don't burry it, just be healthy about your personal drama. And when it comes to us? Step in when you need to, but just listen. Honestly, listening without judgment is one of the greatest gifts you could ever give a teenager.



4. Being a teenager is awkward. We're awkward. There, I said it. We're not supper good at interacting with people, not because we are drowning in social media, but because this is an awkward time. Social media might play a part, but I don't think that is the key issue. This is just a weird time!!! There are the boys who are still playing with action dudes, then there are the creepy dudes. There are the kids twist everything in a twisted direction. There are girls that more two faced then you could ever imagine. And when we are all together......what do you thinks gonna happen?!? It's just awkward. It's the way it is. So what can you do about it? Include everyone in conversation, or whatever your doing. And be cool. That helps too.





5. We have experienced some of this big and scary world. Maybe not all of it; but enough of it. So please, please, don't try to shelter us too much. And don't act like we know nothing. I know my friend was raped by her dad (who is no longer in the picture) when she was seven years old. I know a girl who has an extremely active eating disorder. ADD, ADHD, PTSD, and so many more surround us daily.  Boyfriends/girlfriends are interring the picture.  We see and experience pain, just like anyone else in this world. We haven't lived on our own; we don't know every thing. But we are alive and breathing in a broken world. *Cough-cough-justlikeyou-cough-cough*





6. Don't try to shelter us, or put us in a bubble. It just. Doesn't. Work. You begin to make choices about of fear. And we begin to make choices out of rebellion. So please ladies and gentlemen, don't do it! You will end up in a place you don't want to be, and everyone will have a whole lot of baggage. SIDE NOTE: Something that really helps with this, is critical thinking. Asking really hard questions about what WE think, and WHY.  Questioning is extremely beneficial. So do your homework.  





7.You aren't the only person with requirements that need to be met. High expectations surround us. It seams like everyone thinks 'their thing' is the 'most important thing'. We don't have all the time in the world. We have school. Sports. Music. Other stuff. And everyone seams to think their activity is the only one, and you have all the time in the world. And what happens if we don't do anything you ask us to do? If we aren't turning in homework? If we aren't trying at soccer? It could have do with a lot of things, but, the things I work my absolute hardest in are the things that will get me where I want to be. I am still not %100 sure about what I want to do with my life, but I have an idea. Sometimes, we need something we are passionate about. And sleep.





8. Spending time with friends is important. So yeah, we may constantly be texting/talking/shoping/facebooking/twittering/instgraming/ect. with our hommies. This is important. But spending time with family is also important, you say. Yes, it is. But remember; friends are family that you get to pick.





9. It is a big deal; so don't tell me about 'the big picture'. Please, please, please; don't tell me that it isn't a big deal. It is. I don't need perspective. I don't need to know, that in 20 years, I won't remember this. Even if you believe any of those things to be true, don't say so. Just keep it to yourself, and let us be upset. Because like I said before; Listening without judgment is one of the greatest gifts you can give a teenager.





10. We like to have fun. Enough said. Oh, and coffee is good too.