Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I'm such a socially awkward penguin.

This actually happened to me today.
Guys. When I go to the gym, I'm so awkward.  Albeit, I'm not as awkward as I once was, but I'm still pretty damn awkward.  For instance, the guy who has started training with me often tries making small talk with me.  Luckily it's just joking about weights, how much I hate running, and other exercise/gym related things.

Today while I was doing leg extensions he walked up to me and said, "Hey, so I know you lift weights and run, but what else do you do?"

I just looked at him.

What else do I do? You mean, aside from being awkward?

"Um, I do a lot of things..." I managed to mumble in response, after a long pause.


He gave me a weird look and walked off.  I hope I didn't put him off or anything.  I mean, ANYTHING else would have been better than what I said.  In fact, let me compose a list of things that I could have said that would have made me look like less of an idiot.

Things I do in my free time:
-Read about art history
-Watch re-runs of Jeopardy
-Hang out with friends
-Capture dark wizards and send them to Azkaban
-Track the progress of the Curiosity
-Watch Shark Week on Discovery channel and nerd over Sharkzilla

 WHY? Why could I have not said any of the above? Why does my brain hate me?

I'm just going to go crawl up in a hole and sleep for a very long time and hope that no one will ever talk to me ever again.  Just kidding.  I'm honestly not awkward at all around my friends, so my inability to interact like a normal human being in some instances baffles me.

Welp, later today I'm going to a bookstore with a friend and then running afterwards, so let's hope I don't create anymore awkward moments.  Also, hopefully I can redeem myself when I work-out tomorrow.  I'm doing shoulders and abs. FUN STUFF.


  1. Wow. Well, I don't really have any advice to give you. Well, actually I do, but then I remembered how socially awkward I am, and anything I say will probably just make things worse for you. Though, you could just try being honest. For example, you could have said something like, "Oh my gosh! I seem to be having a brain freeze right now. Does that ever happen to you, when your brain suddenly just stops working, and you can't seem to answer the simplest question?" Aww geez. I said I wouldn't give advice, and there I think I just did! Ugg! Oh well. It's the thought that counts, I suppose.

    1. I'll try the honest thing next time... I mean, what's the worst that could happen? (Oh gosh, I'm cringing at the possibilities)

  2. Today while I was running I thought I saw my friend coming towards me so I flung out my arms and yelled "IT'S YOU!!!!" but it was actually just some random freshman with the same sports bra as her and she was just like ", hi?" and it was pretty awk.

    You could have accidentally blurted out that you enjoy staring at Ryan Lochte wearing very little clothing or something. It could have gone worse!

    1. You're right. It could have gone worse. It sort of did today during our workout, but I'll elaborate on that later.

  3. Sounds exactly like the conversations I have on a day-to-day basis! Yay, we're Aurors together :D x

    1. I'm glad I'm not the only awkward one! LET'S CATCH ALL THE DARK WIZARDS!