School Refusal (awkward) Disorder - WHAT??

For reference: http://www.adaa.org/living-with-anxiety/children/school-refusal I came across an ad for school refusal and did more research to make sure I wasn’t taking crazy pills this morning in lieu of coffee and a muffin… A child can suffer from school refusal. There isn’t much explanation for this “disorder.” It’s a self-explanatory “condition” whereas a child will suffer... Read more »

Universality of bathroom awkwardness

Disclaimer: This will be the most unpleasant “Tales of Awkward” post to date. For those with weak stomachs, do not proceed. For those brave enough to run into the stinky rabbit hole of filth (and relate to the awkward occurrences, of course!), grab a toilet paper suit and jump in! Hand sanitizer will not be provided... Read more »

Awkward reality of fallen movie "stars"

Add Philip Seymour Hoffman to list of celebrities who have died from drug-related incidents. Add to the list of incredible talents perished too soon. Most importantly – Add him to the list of people you should never revere just because they play pretend on a big screen. I loved Hoffman’s work. I thought he brought a... Read more »
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A good, not awkward, day in Illinois - Gay marriage passes House

November 5, 2013 – mark them calendars! I couldn’t be happier to hear the news – The Illinois General Assembly passes a gay marriage bill. I’m not going to write to the specifics of the vote or the debates on the flood because I find that minutia mere talking points for Fox News, not THE... Read more »

Religion of Love and Doing Good

Rare moments in life deserve a rare bout of introspection. When I’m afforded such an opportunity due to my obtuse sense of the world, I snag it with a quick hand and sentimental mind. So here it is: I stood up in a lesbian wedding last weekend. Not civil union, nor partnership, nor any other... Read more »

Awkward booing - Blackhawks beat Bruins

Needless to say (but I’ll say it anyway!), the city of Chicago is ecstatic after the ice heroics of the Blackhawks displayed last night in Boston.  A triumph indeed and a championship to remember for the ages.  We are proud and happy it’s all over, because our blood pressure couldn’t take it anymore. Changing direction…... Read more »
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#TheReturn of Awkward

Blast the trumpets, scream it from the streets, start the parade, lay the red carpet, and prep the flashes on the cameras – it’s been nearly a five-month layoff for the Tales of Awkward, and #TheReturn post is here.  My fans (my mother) are rejoicing and setting their TVs on The Ocho for this magnificent... Read more »

Not an awkward post about Manti Te'o

As more information pours forth from the Manti Te’o Fake Girlfriend Geyser, I’ll leave any commentary to future posts, as I’d consider anything said here today to be misinformed.  The title of this post was stated for a reason: This is not an awkward post about Manti Te’0.  This is an awkward post about online... Read more »

Awkward New Year's resolutions

New Year’s resolutions.  Ah, a fresh and clean slate to improve our lives and the lives of our loved ones around us.  I’ve take the first couple days of the new year to reflect on resolutions – my own and others out there in the world.  If you must know my resolution – I have... Read more »
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Awkward sports logos

The Atlanta Braves are bringing back the retro “screaming savage” logo (see linked image) as part of their 2013 BP uniform – you know the uniform no one sees or cares about.  This logo was used from 1967 to 1989 and even used earlier when the Atlanta Braves were the Milwaukee Braves.  The writer of... Read more »
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