Awkward Laughter

Because most things in life are humorous, even when they shouldn't be


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60 Days In: Still Blogging

In comparison to the length of time many writers have devoted to their blogs, mine is in its infancy. But since I never plan to birth a child, I’m going to consider it my baby, take a page from first-time parents everywhere, and celebrate Awkward Laughter’s milestones in months this first year.

Don’t worry. I won’t bore you with a post each time. I already skipped January. But this one, or more specifically, the 60-day mark jumped out at me.

Sixty days is:

  • Twice as long as I spent training for my first 10K
  • Ten times as long as my last vacation
  • Sixty-plus times as long as my last bad date (although that one felt longer)

In my book, 60 days of sticking with anything that doesn’t pay my bills is something worth celebrating. Plus, I like any excuse to open a good bottle of wine.

Piper Heidsieck Champagne

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My Social-Publicize Dilemma

Activate a social network. That was the advice that came on day 18 of the Zero to Hero: 30 Days to a Better Blog challenge. And for the first time in this blogging adventure, my immediate reaction was “Nope! Not gonna do it.”


(A 90’s nod to Dana Carvey impersonating President George Bush, Sr.)
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Freshly im-Pressed with the Power of Blogs

All of the vitriol coming out of the debate about the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a Obamacare) is enough to make even the most avid policy wonks and political junkies want to tune out. Many comments made over the last few years by proponents and opponents alike have been nothing less than absurd.
Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil monkeys
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Why I Won’t Say “Nice to Meet You”

I have a problem. I don’t remember people.

To which you’re probably thinking, “I’m horrible at remembering names too.”

But, no, you don’t understand. I don’t remember people.

I meet them. Chat and laugh with them at length. Genuinely mean it when I say that I look forward to seeing them again. Then walk away and immediately eject their faces from my memory. Continue reading