FFAF: Would it be awkward?
We are celebrating another holiday today here at House of Shine and things get a little "awkward" during our video this week.
And don't forget to join us in the comment section for this month's version of high, low and aha.
Shining off until tomorrow...
Posted @ 3/18/2011 4:00 AM By Heather Posted in [Free For All Friday]
Posted @ 3/18/2011 5:50 AM by Claudia
Good morning, everyone. I will kick this fabulous Friday off my reiterating my high, low, and, aha.
High: As I said last night, weather. I love warm days and walks in the park!
Low: A visit home (also a high) is a somber reminder that my parents are aging and will not be around forever.
Aha: Actually the posts this month have been the source of quite a few "ahas". I did not know the story behind William Booth and the Salvation Army, nor did I know great detail about the origins of the Peace Corps. I've also had a lot of ahas about self this month. All in all, a month of growth.
I'm still working on my awkward moment. After the video camera was off, Heather made a good point. She said our children are often the source of our awkward moments. Ain't that the truth! The other day Richard and I were standing in a quiet elevator when a family of three stepped in. Jack was eye level with the couple's little girl, when suddenly he belts out, "I hate girls." At first awkward. Then we all laughed. I recovered by explaining to the young girl that pretty girls made Jack nervous and that whenever a boy teases a girl, it is because he likes her.
Have a great day everyone.
Posted @ 3/18/2011 8:56 AM by Cheryl
I wasn't prepared at video time...
Highs: I won the individual fitness contest! Yay! Open House at the boys school. Watching Jaws - the original and #2 with the boys. Painting. Spending time with work friends. Spending time with the boys. Daylight Savings and warmer temps! I am SO SO ready for SUMMER! YAY! Top Golf and my highest score to date. Watching the movie Wired to Win- very cool. Shine plate night at Sunshine glaze.
Lows: A couple of my friends at work have come down with serious illnesses. I think they are both on the mend but scary business.
Ahas: I am just loving watching the relationship develop between Drew and JB. The friendship that is developing between them is so wonderful. I was watching them from inside one night. They were having ice cream by the pool and they were singing a parody song and laughing with each other. Ah! It just warms my heart!
I really can't remember an awkward moment. Maybe it's because I love to laugh at myself. I didn't feel awkward at all the day that a coworker and I were waiting for the elevator and the bell dinged and I was waiting infront of the wrong elevator to get on. It cracked me up! Not awkward when I fell off the steps in the fitness center- what a goofball. Not awkward when I went to a wedding with a black eye- what a clutz! Oh well. :) Happy Friday everyone!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 10:01 AM by Cheryl
I THOUGHT OF ONE!!!
I was 19 and had just been in a major accident. IV's in both arms, in and out of consciousness and mostly only awake to pee as they were pumping tons of fluids in me. I woke up to a nurse touching me in an inappropriate place!
I think I said, "What the hell are you doing?" That may be the clean version. She was placing a catheter. I do remember saying, "you could have told me first."
Posted @ 3/18/2011 11:00 AM by PEGGY
To answer one of your many questions:
google says Mike Myers says it twice... once in the Movie Cat in the Hat and one of the Austin Powers movies... and they stated there is a subway commercial that says it....
one quick awkward... then I'll reflect later on High Low Aha:
while we were cutting our wedding cake... I was feeling pretty good... my husband and I took our special knife and began to cut the bottom layer of the cake..... and we couldn't cut into it.... we sawed, we pushed down.... I'm cracking up laughing & wondering what was wrong with this 'hard' cake layer... our photographer suggested we pull the knife out slightly.... we were cutting into the frosted plastic tier of the cake..... whoooomp!!!!! it sliced perfectly.... almost then toppling over because we were cutting down so dang hard!!!!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 12:53 PM by misty
Hello HOS! Happy beautiful, outside Friday. I didn't post yesterday but I wore green to work and the family celebrated last night. We went bowling, played games and Laser Tag :). FUN TIMES!
A little add on to my high, low and aha:
High: Celebrated our 17th annual Potato Soup Party, girls spending time with their grandparents, a little me time, planning Alanah's 5th birthday party, Shine Plate Night, Stars game with my Sister, Nephew and girls, clearing up a rough spot with a friend, making homemade cupcakes and buttercream icing, visiting with good friends and family
Low: Found out my Aunt has stage 2 breast cancer, Japan tragedy, Azlynn's allergies :(
AHA: It's not having what you want, it's wanting what you've got.
Take offs are optional...landings are mandatory.
Posted @ 3/18/2011 1:40 PM by Katpo
I laughed throughout your video -- mostly because I love hearing about other peoples' awkward moments. Sometimes I think if I didn't have awkward moments, I wouldn't have moments at all. But for the other, here goes:
High: warm temps, of course, and longer days too! I had to renew my vehicle registration so decided to get a Rangers (GO, RANGERS!) plate and am crazy wild about how good it looks on my car.
Low: one of our pup-pups has gone blind, deaf, old, and is in pain; she has an appointment this afternoon to see where we go from here. It breaks our hearts because she was a rescue from a puppy mill in Houston and if she hadn't come here 7 years ago, she honestly wouldn't be alive today. We are sappy animal owners, so times like this are really hard.
Aha: I'm so close to my Weight Watchers goal and this week's meeting really made sense to me, especially when one of the other members said something about paying for meetings but not being committed. It got me thinking "well, what the flipflop am I doing here if I'm not going to be serious about it?" I think that now I actually get it. It's a good feeling.
Happy weekend to all! I'm waiting (im)patiently for tomorrow's YEP recipient!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 2:04 PM by Molly A
Too funny Heather! I was totally thinking of that awkward moment when you said "Molly - you have to share what you got in the mail in college!" So here goes....we had an exchange student who lived with us when I was a senior in HS. Two years after he left we continued to keep in contact. Well - one day he mailed me some pot. That's right....weed! I was in the office of my residence hall - as an RA mind you - and my boss was right there with me when I opened the envelope and a bag of pot fell into my lap. Needless to say it was immediately destroyed! How embarassing - or at least it must have been - I was like Cheryl and had completely forgotten about this story until running into my old boss at NASPA 2 years ago. He said he loves to tell that story. Glad it's brought him delight over the past 12 years!
My High - spring break has been great, my two oldest boys went to visit family and have had a great time. My parents are bringing them back to us this weekend. That's also a high. Went to a movie with my hubby last night.
Lows - crappy week at work.
Aha - we've been collecting crap in our garage for a sale for the past year. The sale is tomorrow and I just realized how much stuff we really have once we started going through it!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 2:08 PM by cristine
Hi everyone -
If we are looking for awkward moments and kids, there isn't enough space for me to write all of them. Just think - my kids and my husband, the options are endless.
Today was such fun in William's class. All the kids and us wearing Cheesehead hats - except for the director who walked in with a bear hat. It was so sweet especially since it's our last time. The kids had a blast as did we. Pictures (and maybe later video) are up on Facebook.
High: Matthew swimming in the 12+ foot pool and beating kids twice his age, William's love of learning, writing more, seeing the SUN and not having to wear a jacket today!!!
Low: The cost of kids' activities, never feeling like I accomplish anything,
Aha: Be happy in the moment and be grateful
Have a great weekend everyone!!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 3:20 PM by Claudia
Cristine, I had to laugh. Matt alone could provide you enough awkward moments to fill tomes of paper! Never mind the kids. Fun hearing about your moment at school today. It's the perfect example of a memory that will forever Shine in the eyes of your children. Way to go, mom.
Molly... Heather gave us a teaser of your story last night and I was laughing hard. If Katie K is out there reading this, I am sure she is laughing hard too. And what about Brian? Res Lifers unite. That story will live on in ACUHO-I history!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 3:48 PM by Katie K
Molly- that is too funny! How awkward!!! However, a GREAT Res Life story!
My awkward moment: Last year, I was a Hall Director and my apartment's bathroom was set-up so that the shower was on the wall on which students lived on the other side of the wall. Well, one evening, I was attending one of my RA's programs and a resident came to me and asked if I'd ever considered a singing career? I was very confused until he shared with me that he had heard me singing in the shower that morning and thought I might like to give singing a run as a career. AWKWARD!
High: The warmer weather! I took the day off work today and spent it at the beach all day- it was just what the doctor ordered! I also found out this month that I'm going to be the 'advisor-in-training' for RHA (Residence Hall Association) next year. Finally, one my RAs got into JMU for grad school for student affairs- I'm excited to be spending one of my students to the program I graduated from!
Low: One of my roommates from when I studied abroad in Australia is from Japan- she has not been able to get in contact with all of her family yet. I am heartbroken for her and their entire country.
Aha: Wilmington is a great city- there is so much to do and the city has so much to offer...I feel blessed to be here!
Posted @ 3/18/2011 7:00 PM by Karlie
Hey there HOS!
Awkward moment - really? There are so many it seems and I am the consumate 'foot in the mouth' clutz. In fact that brings up a great awkward moment when I was Asst prof at ASU and was at the premiere of the first show I directed. The Dean chose to come to this performance and was the last one to arrive and sit down. While it was my first year teaching/directing there, I did not know him very well. I made some off the wall comment I can't even remember what, but he walked into the theatre to take a seat as the curtains were going down and I literally sat down and was just getting ready to shove my red suede louis' heeled pumps, toe first, into my mouth....when my set designer caught my attention at the end of the hall signaling the start of the show....sigh....awkward!
High - My girlfriend visiting, spending time helping out at Sophie's school on two field trips, the daily routine of school and work, time with the family on our first vacation in a while....(that's all I'll say for now until next month when I can say that it was an 'uneventful' trip - meaning no ER's, no broken bones...etc...)
Low: time - seems to be moving faster than I want it to and the lines on my face seem more permanent than 'just stress', but that is really only a little low...
Aha - Each moment has its' own significance. Peace!