January 28, 2011

Miscellany

A few random things that don't really warrant their own blogs posts.

I'm thinking of having a giveaway once the blog reaches 50 "official" followers. I know that there might be more than 50 of you out there already, but that's a milestone I can track. Of course, I'd want the giveaway to be open to everyone, not just followers. I'm still pondering on how I'd handle that—perhaps the entries would just be in the comments?—as well as what I'd give away.

Anyone out there have any great thoughts on what kind of items I could pawn off give to someone as a celebratory gesture?

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How does one go about complementing strangers in a non-creepy way? This morning, I was waiting for coffee with a girl in Starbucks. Said girl had a really adorable coat on, and I wanted to tell her so. I kind of awkwardly sidled up to her and said, "That's an adorable coat." She said thanks and I asked her where she got it. Some small talk ensued, but then we just stood there, a little too close to be comfortable in the silence.

Luckily, my coffee was ready pretty quickly, so I smiled and went about my day.

I felt a bit like a loony after that, but I suppose it wasn't too bad of an exchange. I'm so shy and a bit awkward around people I don't know, so I always fear putting myself out there.

On a similar note, there's a girl who I see each afternoon on my way home from work. She's walking, and I'm driving, so I definitely can't yell out the window that I adore her style without looking like a TOTAL creepster. But I wish there was a way for me to tell her. I like random compliments, and I know that most other people do as well. Missed Connection? Maybe, but I'm not looking for a relationship. I just want to tell someone that I dig them.

I've always had a bit of an issue with new people/making new friends. In college, many of the girls on my dorm floor told me—well after the fact—that their first impression of me was that I was a total bitch. I honestly try not to come off like that any more, but the fact remains that I'm shy, more than a little uncomfortable around new people, and a bit of an introvert when it comes to large social situations.

Guess I just have to push myself to get out of my comfort zone and not worry about the consequences.

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I got a text this morning from someone who obviously thought they were texting a friend. I sent a reply, which is pretty unusual for me, but the text had a question in it that I'm sure the texter wanted answered. I simply told them that they had a wrong number. In reply, I got an "omg sorry!" I could have just left it at that, but I decided to continue my streak of being nice to complete strangers and texted "No worries. Have a great day!" I hope that Becky, the random texter, does indeed have a great day.

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Going to the movies tonight, I think, with the Mister. I can't decide what I'd like to see most, and of course, he's left it up to me.

Options, in no particular order:
  • The Green Hornet
  • The King's Speech
  • The Fighter
  • Country Strong
  • True Grit
  • Tangled
  • The Mechanic
  • Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
We haven't been to the the movies in a while, haha. I'm sure Colt will look at this list and tell me which ones he really doesn't want to see, which will help. And I would love to see Country Strong, but I don't know that I want to make him go too. I'm nice like that.

Expect a Haiku Revieu on one of these next week. Which one(s) do you want to see/would suggest?

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That's a whole lot of text, so I'll leave off with this:


Because it's ... I just ... there really aren't words to describe the cuteness.

Have a great weekend, loves!

8 comments:

  1. So, what you should do is this:

    Leave work early one day and find a comfortable place to lie in wait. When she strolls by you jump up and ambush her with compliments. Problem solved? You get the afternoon off AND you get to compliment her. Excellent right?

    Oh, that's creepy too? Can't help then.

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  2. That little pig is quite adorable!! I have always wanted a pig as a pet!
    i am the same way when meeting friends and people tell me the same thing after they get to know me...they thought I was a total snobby bitch at first. (which I'm really not.) I try to push myself out of my comfort zone, but its quite difficult.
    I don't think that you sounded creepy when you complimented the girl on her coat. Maybe she was shy also. And I agree random compliments are the best! i got one yesterday that made me feel amazing. I normally have trouble responding to the compliment haha. So I normally make a weird joke about myself. Of course after saying thank you.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. BRILLIANT plan, Benhameen. ;)

    Danielle-Thanks! I'm glad someone else out there understands my predicament. :)

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  4. I saw Green Hornet last weekend and it was hilarious. But not really worth seeing in the theatre to be honest. I want to see Country Song pretty badly, but I feel you on not making Mr. Colt go. (Kinda chick flick-y)I have not seen the King's Speech, but my sister said it was really good! Idk if any of that is helpful, but.. you know. Anyway give Colt and Ang a hug for me the next time you see them both and tell them that I love them. And I love you. And I love my pain medication. It makes me very loving. lol. <3

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  5. I'm the same way, shy and painfully awkward. I come off really snobby and elitist when all i want to do is just say a simple hello, but i can't. Also, the whole texting thing with a bunch of these '!!!!" is strange. If I don't have enough of those on twitter, blog posts, or texts, i have that insecurity that people will think i'm snobby #_#

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  6. I totally compliment strangers all the time. I think if you think it's awkward, you'll be awkward. Definitely forget the consequences. If they think you're a creeper, you'll never see them again. If they wanna be friends, they'll ask you for an email or something.

    Piggy is so cute!

    And I would say Tangled. So fun.

    I'm gonna email you some giveaway advice.

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  7. i want to see the king's speech and the fighter too!!

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  8. Noel-Thanks for the tips. I dragged him to Country Strong and he didn't hate it. And I love you too, regardless of pain medicine. ;)

    Diana-Exclamation marks definitely make a person seem ... perkier? I tend to use a lot of emoticons. And "haha"s.

    H-Thank you for the advice. <3

    Samar-Still need to see both, haha!

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