Tag: Awkward

Your Awkward Voice - Podcasts!

Why does the sound of our voice make us cringe? …How about: Ever catch two mirrors converging and you see your ACTUAL face, only to look at yourself like you’ve been hit with a shovel… (maybe just me) Back to the sound of our voice. When we play it back on a recording of a... Read more »

Awkward Time of Year: CALL TO VOTE!

A short segment on NBC News struck me plainly and sadly. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff (Jacob’s Twitter) talked to California voters, particularly young ones, about the prospect of voting. The entire segment, in my opinion, was a bit of a shock. Watch here: California Mid-Terms Report What struck me most about this was the display of apathy... Read more »

The Awkward Art of Self-Promoting

Self-Promoting. Could there be a more selfish, vile, and annoying act on the internet? Well, I’m sure I could think of some other internet activities to which those adjective apply, but as a recent practitioner of unbridled self-promotion, I know the feelings all too well at the present moment. On August 10, 2018, I independently... Read more »
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Awkward on Memorial Day - A Reflection

Another year, another Memorial Day in the United States of America. Every year the holiday approaches with only a few reminders to my daily life – the weather is a bit warmer, and there’s a three-day weekend. Huzzah! But I wake up on Memorial Day Monday to a tsunami of American flag pictures, service men... Read more »

Awkward Word Vomit - Political Edition

Welcome to another (or new) edition of Awkward Word Vomit. This is basically a stream of consciousness blog written under the heavy influence of some substance that may or may not be illegal. I’d rather you not ask nor would I like you to investigate the causation of the following ramblings. So, I’ve decided to... Read more »

The Lost Art of Reading

On a plane ride from Portland, OR to Chicago yesterday afternoon, I had conducted myself in a manner I haven’t in ages, if ever. At PDX (that’s fancy airliner code for Portland’s international airport), I purchased a book – Gumption: Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America’s Gutsiest Troublemakers by Nick Offerman of Parks & Recreation fame... Read more »
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A Truly Novel Effort at Awkwardness

I wrote a book. A novel, in fact. 65,000 of the best words I had in me. One would think (given my history on this blog) I simply regurgitated those words in arbitrary fashion onto the page like a drunken frat fool, but I promise that wasn’t the case. Truth is – I poured heart... 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 »

#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 »
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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 »