Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Social Misfit

Good Lord, I haven't posted anything since Monday?  I feel like I've been at work for a month, so I'm not sure why I have neglected y'all.  Oops, sorry!  I promise that I'm going to make it up to you VERY soon, though.  Hint:  I have a nice little Christmas present for one very lucky reader.

So... I have a confession to make.  If you know me in real life, then you already know this to be true.  I am horribly unfunny.  And awkward.  A social misfit, if you will. 

I'm not good at meeting people or interacting with people I don't know.  It is almost an out of body experience.  I can feel my voice getting higher.  It is almost as if I channel some sort of odd Valley Girl/Teenager/Stand Up Comedian Who Isn't At All Funny.

No lie.  The funny thing is that I know I'm doing it and just can't stop myself.  Or I will tweet something or post something on Facebook- usually these occur after a glass of wine or two- and totally regret it in the morning.

Sorry y'all.  I'll never be the cool kid in school.  I'm not outgoing.  I don't like being in a room full of people I don't know.  It makes me feel sick.  Upon graduating high school, a girl in one of my classes told me that she always thought I was snotty because I didn't talk to anyone.  It took her four years to realize that I was actually a nice (totally cool and fun) person.  Ah, the drama.

But there is a lesson to learn here.  If you are a social misfit, like me, one day you will find someone who appreciates your quirkiness.  Someone will laugh with you, not just AT you.  Although, in my case, they are usually laughing AT me, too.  No biggie.  One day someone will get it.

This post is perfect.  It is awkward, just like me.  And if you would like more of my random awkwardness, don't forget to check me out on Twitter (@ajakz)!  It is live, in your face, action 24/7.  Okay, not really that cool, but whatevs.

Tomorrow is FRIDAY!  Can I get a "hells yeah" for the weekend?
*And don't forget to check back soon for my first giveaway!!!


  1. Giveaway?! OMG-you’re like Oprah! I will be back tomorrow only because the promise of something free. This prize better be cool and legit- not some “artwork” courtesy of Little J… I know how you crazy mums like to pass your children off as savants.
    Tisk-tisk, my friend. I feel you greatly underestimate the range of facial expressions you are capable of producing-you can go from goofy to disgusted with exceptional ease. Also, you should give yourself more credit in the humor department. You are a little funny. Most of the time… depends on the lighting….
    Friday? Meh. Thursday night? Wot, wot! That means it is Four Loko time!! Who's in??!

  2. Hells ya for the weekend indeed! I am more than ready. I need to get back on twitter. I've neglected it for months.

    There is nothing wrong with being the Social Misfit by the way ;)

  3. Hi there, found you on SITS and this was exactly what I was trying to explain to my 12 year old the other day. I'm the same way, t made middle school rough, just like she's having it now, but it does get better. When you grow up you find the other misfits and learn to laugh at yourself. I think I'll show her your post today when she gets home from school to prove that I didn't make this up. Thanks and have a great day!

  4. Joy, I swear when I get a decent scanner I'm going to post those pictures of the "after shot stink face."

    Jenny, you SO need to get back on Twitter!

    Hi Lorna! I'm sorry she is having a rough time. I would not relive middle school for anything in the world.

    Hope y'all had a great weekend!