Awkward & Awesome: I Love You, Whoever You Are

11.14.2013

Awesome #1


Every so often I get a text from a wrong number. Once I got a picture text. It was a girl taking a picture of herself in the mirror wearing black leggings and a pink tank top. It was a while ago, but I'm pretty sure the caption said something funny. I laughed and showed Jordan.

But yesterday I got a wrong number text that I think was the best yet.

TEXT #1 
7:44 PM
Just texting to say hey and that I love you.

TEXT #2
7:52 PM
Sorry wrong number. But I do love you whoever you are.

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Awesome #2

So far we have almost 350 people registered for the turkey trot my family puts on in our neighborhood on Thanksgiving morning. This is the 3rd annual 5k and 1-mile fun run. If you live in a Dallas/Ft. Worth area (specifically Flower Mound/Lewisville), you should come out!

If you do, make sure to find me and say hi! All the proceeds support inner-city youth in North Texas. You can read more about how it all started, here.

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Awesome #3, 4, 5

3: Last week, there was a taco truck outside my office building! AND, they were giving out free tacos! So, I got a taco from a taco truck in the city and ate lunch on the steps of the library. It. Was. Awesome.

4: Speaking of my office building, I have officially been working full time for two weeks! Thanks to everyone who's emailed me to ask how it's going. So far I still love it! Everyone is suuuper nice, and I actually don't mind going to work every day. Imagine that. A job that isn't sucking the life out of me. Brilliant I tell you.

5: Speaking of the library, I decided to beat the commuting blues by finding a good audio book to listen to on my drives to and from work. I chose The Help for my first book, and now I almost don't want my drives to end! Almost.
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Awkward #1

So yesterday I woke up at my 5:15 a.m. alarm to head to the gym for a run. I'm kind of a zombie until I actually start running, and apparently I was too tired to realize that one doesn't need to wear sunglasses outside at 5 in the morning. 

I walked outside and was all, "Is it darker than normal out here?"

Take off your sunglasses, Kanye.
That's better.
At least I had pants on.
Not that that's happened to me before.*
*It's happened.
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Awkward #2

Trying to unlock your apartment door with your car clicker. 
And then your neighbor sees you.
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Awkward #3


Sitting at a stop sign for a full 2 minutes waiting for the light to turn green.
If a car hadn't pulled up, who knows how long I would have sat there.
I blame the audiobook.

-->And just for kicks, here's another awesome for all my runner friends.<--

Anything awesome or awkward happen in your world recently?
Tell me about it, and I'll give my favorite a shout out in an upcoming blog post!

34 comments:

  1. That wrong number text is amazing! Nice to know that someone loves you, even if they're a total stranger. :)

    Also, I'm so glad that you're loving your new job. It must be such a relief to be back to working and the fact that your job doesn't suck your soul out is even better! I think I might steal the Awkward and Awesome for my own blog. You should try a link-up!

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  2. I agree with Alison - make this a link-up, hahah! And waiting for a stop light to turn green...I do that all the time...

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  3. Funny story - an old guy used to leave me voicemails constantly. "I love you, please call me Virginia. I just want to talk to you", etc. Well, my name is not Virginia and I have saved at least a dozen voicemails. I have talked to him too, but the dude won't leave me alone!

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  4. I love wrong number texts. I once had someone text me and say that I should come over because his parents had just left and they could party. He seemed pretty worried when I told him he had the wrong number! :)

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  5. Hmm...interesting about the audio book for a long car ride. We have quite the commute too. I usually just sing my heart out the whole way but on mornings when I have no voice, that sounds like a good idea. The Help is such a great movie!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting person! Whoever that is.

    Oh - you can also try listening to podcasts during your commute. Lots of them on iTunes.

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  7. I had to laugh at the WSJ article! And The Help - awesome ... awesome audiobook!!!

    Tanya Patrice
    Girlxoxo.com

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  8. My Christmas decorations are halfway up, and that is definitely pretty awesome. I'm not usually an early decorator, but we are always traveling for almost all of December and I just want a chance to enjoy MY stuff in MY house! :)

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  9. Loving that text! And glad to hear you're loving your new job! :)

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  10. Oh, and I just read that running article! Very funny! The original one is plain annoying and ridiculous, but the Runner's World take on it is amazing.

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  11. 1. Congrats on the new job!! This is amazing news!!! I really hope you like it more and more as time goes by :)
    2. The Help is great. Take a long route to work methinks.
    3. Yesterday I got in the lift (elevator) with a colleague who said he'll drop me home. I pressed "G" and he was like, "um, no, my car is in B3". We get to G and I head out. Even though he says "not here". omg awks.

    Love your posts! Have a great weekend!

    Sx

    sabaandthecity.blogspot.com

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  12. When we lived in California Fredrik would get texts with pictures from random people all the time and then ones from a kid asking why his mom has not called in months!

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  13. I love all your awesomes. I want a smartphone so that I can text back funny pictures when I get a wrong number. Not that I really ever get wrong numbers since I've had my number for about 8 years, but still.

    I've done that stop sign thing before. More than once.

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  14. It makes me SO happy that even after realizing it was a wrong number, they still loved you. Makes me happy.
    I want a taco.
    I've tried to unlock my front door with my car remote. I've also tried to turn on my TV with it.
    And that Runner's World article made me LAUGH. Definitely a great start to my Friday. :P

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  15. Glad you found a way to combat the bad drivers on your commute by listening to audio books.

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  16. bahahaha,
    at least that's one polite message sender.

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  17. That random text is awesome! Can't believe it is up to 350 people, that is so cool! I so need to stalk a taco truck! SO glad the job is going well!

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  18. I grabbed my toothbrush instead of my keys on my way out at 5AM the other day.... it's too early for our brains to work right at that time! Have a great weekend!

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  19. Oh my gosh this made me laugh so hard. What a nice message you got from a stranger!! Greg was getting messages and texts from one number for about a year... on Christmas we got a huge family photo and a recording of Feliz Navidad sung by the family. AWESOME. (it was a giant Mexican family... all the messages were in spanish or mostly spanish!) doubly awesome. it was all full of love, which was the best part!

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  20. That text is the best!! I love that they sent that :) And I've definitely used my car clicker to try to open my house, but I didn't get caught :) If I lived in Texas, you can bet I'd be doing that run!! How wonderful you're family started that!

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  21. All of this made me laugh so much! It was perfect. I especially love the text back, but I love you, who ever you are. " Also I tried desperately hard to think of awesome and awkward moments, but apparently I live an incredibly boring life... at least this week. Wait, awesome moment... when I learned to make pumpkin doughnuts.

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  22. Oh my goodness, this is so hilarious! I've never gotten a wrong number text, but I've read some funny ones online. Ooh, The Help is so good. I wouldn't want to get out of my car : ) I'm kind of a loner who loves long drives by herself. True life. And I feel like I've definitely tried to open something that was not my car with my car clicker, so totally relate to that!

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  23. free tacos!
    awkward three made me giggle out loud only to get scolded by my three year old who thought i was laughing at him. 'mummy no funny!'

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  24. I used to get texts from wrong numbers ALL THE TIME!
    pics of a guy and his dog, one that said 'I paid all the bills', and several arguing with me that I in fact was Scott.

    Free Tacos! AWESOME!
    Your Awkwards are awesome too.

    my awkward today is that it took me 4 times to spell awkward right.

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  25. Seriously amazing--the awkward and the awesome. I'm so happy for you that you are loving your job!

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  26. I'm so glad you have decided to share these moments for the benefit of all your readers :) Really, awesome "awesome" stuff and funny awkward stuff! And the ending of that article was just great "he's angry…and you know what's good for that don't you, Chad?" HA!

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  27. Oh how I love this. Amazing - both the awesome and the awkward. :)

    So glad you're enjoying your job!

    -Amy

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  28. This was so funny! I love posts that make me actually Lol!

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  29. OMG HAHAHA i can only imagine that persons face when they realized it was the wrong number. But how sweet to follow it up with "I love you anyway?" So stinkin cute.

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  30. That text is priceless!! Also awkward number two happens to me often because I were transition glasses and number 3 oh man! I thought I was the only one who did that. I feel so much better about myself, I honestly thought it was my OCD picking up again.

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  31. I cracked up at the text!! Hilarious, and just about the best thing to do when you realized that you sent a wrong number text...

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  32. I use my SmarTrip (metro card) to open my apartment door all the time. well, I try to....

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  33. Hahaha. The awkwards made me laugh. I want to hear the rest of the no-pants story. Last week, I checked the mail with my shirt unbuttoned to my navel. Not a big deal except we have community mailboxes, so I crossed the street and everything. When I noticed (once I was home), I said to myself, "Oh goodness. Okay I'm definitely going to button this thing before I go to my in-laws' later." Why wouldn't I just button it then? I don't know, but I almost had a very close call with my father-in-law. Ahem.
    I'm so glad you like your job!!
    Do you remember the author from California who referred to "Thunder Time"? As in Central Time but hilarious, but not really hilarious at all.

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