Awkward Laughter

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

The Daily Show: Mitch McConnell Ad Segment


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Sunday Funday with #Mcconelling

I’m not a bandwagon kind of gal most of the time, but occasionally there’s something that is so funny that I can’t resist. That is the case with Jon Stewart and his parody of Mitch McConnell.
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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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Celebrating My First 10K


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My Meh 2013 According to Facebook – Part 2

…continued from “My Meh 2013 According to Facebook Part 1”

Sitting on my couch, a glass of my favorite Sauvignon Blanc in hand (and another one already in my belly), I clicked on my Facebook 2013 Year in Review for the second time.

I cringed once again at the selection of photos rotating at the top. Most were boring. Many were unflattering. Only one reflected what I thought was truly memorable from the past year. Continue reading

Facebook Year In Review 2013


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My Meh 2013 According to Facebook – Part 1

A few weeks back I got the friendly notification from Facebook that my Year in Review was available. I happily clicked it remembering the fun I’d had reliving 2012. My expected joy quickly turned to horror.

There, rotating in Facebook’s photo montage, were a handful of images of some fun but not extremely exciting times in my life.

Facebook Year In Review 2013
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