Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Tova's Totally Awkward Tuesdays

For a while now, I've been wanting to do a bloggy-theme-day type thing. You know what I'm talking about - Wordless Wednesdays, Thousand Word Thursdays - you get the idea.

So I've been racking my brain trying to think of a good daily theme, but nothing came to me. And then I thought "Tova, just go with what you know." And it occurred to me that I seem to find myself in a disproportionately high number of awkward situations. Remember when I somehow got tricked into Christmas Caroling at the surprise birthday party for a person I didn't know? And when my friend barfed on my leg? And the time when my coworker learned that I have a stripper pole in my living room? And when I spilled two different beverages on myself during one day of work? Yep, nobody does awkward quite like I do.

So, here's how it's going to work. Every Tuesday (or whenever you find yourself without anything else to post on a Tuesday), all of my readers (and even people who don't read my blog - I won't discriminate) can post a Totally Awkward story on their blogs. Then, leave a comment telling me you've participated, and also link to my blog from yours, and I'll include a link to your blog in my post - that way, we can all cringe/laugh /die of shame together!

Your awkward story can be anything - something awkward you saw, you did, or you were unwittingly a part of; the most awkward moment of your week or the most awkward moment of your life. If this doesn't work out, it's ok with me. I'll just change the name to Tova's Totally Nonexistent Tuesdays.

I'll start...

In college, I typically went to my morning classes wearing sweat pants and pajamas. But for my very first morning class of my very last semester, I decided that I should celebrate by dressing in a cute outfit. After all, I'd never again have a first day of the semester, and I wanted to do it right. I picked out a short denim skirt, a new sweater, and a fabulous new pair of boots, straightened my hair, and headed off to class.

So, here I am walking to my first class on my first day of my last semester of school ever. Followed by two of my male classmates, I confidently and quickly walk down the stairs to begin my final semester, and...

I fall down the stairs.

Really hard.

And slide, on my butt, down at least 8 stairs.

In a very short skirt.

Of course, one of the guys following me offered to "brush off" the back of my skirt for me. And then I learned that both of the guys who saw my graceful descent were in my class. Which was a senior seminar with only five people in the class.

For the rest of the semester, I wore sweatpants or jeans. They're much safer.

Ok, now that I've relived my humiliation, it's your turn! Share your Totally Awkward moment on your own blog, then link back here for the inaugural Totally Awkward Tuesday.

Then, check out the other Totally Awkward bloggers:
Adriana at From KS to PA
Legal Diva at The Reasonable Person
Moi at Going Overboard
Cora at Love Letters By Cora
Randy at PsychoHAIRapy

15 comments:

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

Yeah, that would qualify as embarassing...

justsomethoughts... said...

be thankful it wasnt a face plant. that would've been considerably more embarrassing AND you would get to have bruises of all colors for the next few weeks. not that sliding down the stairs on your butt is fun per se...

and what a guy, to offer to help you with the brushing-off-of-the-skirt.

chivalry is NOT dead i say!

littlesack said...

that is mad awkward! and I can't wait to play and share my awkward ness with everyone. maybe ill tell about how I got "pants" in gym class when the lights were out and i happened to be wearing glow in the dark underwear. maybe...

Adriana said...

I think it is a fun bloggy thing that you have chosen. I wrote about my actions that would have earned me worst maid of honor award of the year...if anyone had been paying attention.

Sassy Britches said...

Oh, this is fabulous! I can't wait. And in remembering the type of "undergarments" you mentioned in my post the other day, I bet that was a sight for those fellas!

Legal Diva said...

Oh, a fun idea. I have plenty of embarrassing moments to share. Hopefully I can remember to play on Tuesdays... :)

Moi said...

This is a great idea! I typically do Thursday Thirteen but I might have to give this a try. I have a horribly embarassing college story as well.....

Moi said...

wait! that sounded like I only have one embarassing college story...that would be very wrong. This will be my first on many..stay tuned.

That damn expat said...

That's awkward. But hey, it happened to the best of us!

Julia said...

At least you were wearing underwear, right???

I will have to think of some awkward situation that I haven't repressed deep in the recesses of my memory bank.

Cora said...

Tova, I love this idea! I just participated. So, come on over and read all about my secret shame.

Cora said...

Tova, the mailman just delivered my mail and guess what was in it? The GORGEOUS ornament you sent! I love it! Thank you soooo much! I really, really appreciate it. :-)

AngieS said...

We did an "Awkward" post on Psycho Hairapy. Hope you like it...

pj said...

I am so in. When I read the title I thought man I need a day. I just have to post from a computer once a week, which might be tough. Already posted for today, nxt week will be my first. I am excited! At least those guys were there to help!

Mrs4444 said...

That IS a good one. However, I think I have a prize-winner, which I plan to post on Tuesday. I'll be back!

In my opinion, we don't devote nearly enough scientific research to finding a cure for jerks. ~ Calvin & Hobbes