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Friday, November 13

My very own SITS Feature Day!



Welcome SITStas! Thank you all ever so much for stopping by. If you are here for some other lucky reason (lucky for me, of course), be sure and hop over to The Secret is in The Sauce - a wonderful community of bloggers spreading comment love and graciousness.

I had so many eloquent notes in my head to put here today, but somehow they've all gotten lost. I probably ate them along with that package of cookie dough for breakfast this morning. So here we are... in awkward silence. Which is kind of ironic.

As I read through some of my posts, trying to decide which ones to feature, I noticed something. I'm awkward. Everywhere I looked, I just kept finding awkwardness.

I was an incredibly awkward child - and unbelievably embarrassed in THIS particular moment.

I am still awkward as an adult - and rather clumsy HERE.

I seem to have passed on this awkwardness to my 4 year old son, Monsoon. He asks some very awkward questions, to which I answer THERE.

Despite all these awkward moments, I'm feeling pretty lucky today. It's Friday the 13th, after all. I also want to send out a big thanks to the SITS girls for all the work they do to promote sisterhood among women. They are amazing.
Now tell me something awkward or embarrassing about you. Come on... you know you want to.

162 comments:

San said...

Awww! Your SITS day! Hope you have a fantabulous one! ;)

Holly said...

Happy SITS Day! Have a great weekend!

Holly @ 504 Main

DysFUNctional Mom said...

Great blog you have here! Visiting from SITS.

Sara E said...

congrats on your big SITS day! enjoy!

The Top Secret Dieter said...

stopping by from SITS. i love your awkward stories. i'm always happy to find an awkward kindred spirit because i feel like that word could describe my life.

Cairo Typ0 said...

Congrats on your SITS day!! :)

I can't wait to look around. :)

Quasi Serendipita said...

Happy SITS Day!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Actually I don't. LOL! Congratulations on your SITS Day! Enjoy being in the spotlight.

Melissa B. said...

Hey there, friend! Long time, no see? Congrats on your SITS Day in the Sun...Enjoy!

Another Pleasant Valley Sunday

scrappysue said...

hey, i remember you! happy sits day!!!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Since you asked, I just wrote a post about my most embarrassing moment:
http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2009/11/humiliating-experience-writers-workshop.html

Off to read your posts now and poke around a bit here.

Design it Chic said...

Congrats for your day in the SITS sun! Happy Friday!

*coming here from SITS

Sarah Chang said...

You have a great blog! Saw you on SITS. I love reading your posts because I too am a new mom. I'm a follower now and look forward to reading more!
Sarah
www.thestrollerballet.com

Elizabeth a.k.a. Type A Mommy said...

Happy SITS day!

Diane said...

happy SITS day!

Liz said...

Congrats on your SITS day. Like your blog! THe feather boa in your profile pic kinda hooked me...Your humor is great, and my fave? That you let your kid be ice for Halloween!!!!!!!!!!

Jen said...

Ah, didn't realize it's Friday the 13th hope it's a lucky one for ya. Happy Sits Day.

Queenie Jeannie said...

YAY YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! It's your special day!! I was hoping you'd be wearing your best boa and have a fabulous video up! What's up with that?!?!? LOL!

Congratulations hun!

Kileen said...

Happy SITS Day! I enjoyed your posts, very funny!

parentingBYdummies said...

Congrats on your big day! Have fun:)

Charlene said...

Happy SITS Day! And yes, it DEFINITELY depends on what you're drinking!!

Dawn said...

My most awkward moment-hitting forward on an email I replied to instead of sending it to someone else like planned-I should most embarassing and awkward!!

Happy SITS day-congrats and enjoy!!

leigh said...

Happy SITS day. I am a nervous talker. It gets a little crazy. I just babble on and on about nothing.

I'm off to read about what a wierdo you are! :)

Leigh

singedwingangel said...

Good Morning and Happy SITS day... coming by to se if you are as nervous as I am lol...

Carrie @ Deliciously Organic said...

What a fun blog!

When Pigs Fly said...

Have a fabulous SITS day. Love the look of your site. Off to read some more.

Stephanie Faris said...

Happy SITS day! Awkward and embarrassing? What ISN'T awkward and embarrassing about me?!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Happy SITS Day!!

Off too read more about your site!

Jennifer said...

Awesome. I actually saw your post before I saw the SITS post.

Melissa aka Equidae said...

happy sits day...loved the post of answers toMonsoon

Christine said...

Happy Day to you! Love your blog header......Great pic!
I'm off to nose around your space:)

Kat @ measuring my life in l-o-v-e said...

Happy SITS day - hope it's a wonderful one for you.

Hmmm, awkward or clumsy I'm not sure. One of my memorable ones was over the summer, holding the little one on my hip, walking behind the hubs. And *BAM* all of a sudden I drop to the pavement, thankfully little one and her lollipop make it completely unscathed, me on the other hand, whew!

sissie said...

Happy Sits Day and congratulations!
I have had so many embarrassing moments in my life tat I can't begin to list them. It would take up too much room.
Love your blog, I'm signing up.

Sheri Carpetenter said...

Congrats on your feature!! Happy SITS day. Off to read more of your posts. Hope you have a great weekend.

2 Toddlers and Me said...

Happy SITS day!

You have a wonderful blog! Thanks for the laughs this morning. I'm following and looking forward to reading more.

Jen said...

I am so excited about your SITS day!!! I was an awkward child too! I was always the tallest in my class (I am 6 feet tall now) which meant I was so CLUMSY!!! Oh who am I kidding I STILL AM!!!

Enjoy your day!!

Jen

Carla said...

You are my kind of gal!!! Happy SITSday!!

TornadoTwos said...

Happy SITS day!

You're featured posts really cracked me up!

Call Me Cate said...

Congrats on your SITS day!!!

Awkward moment? Embarrassing moment? I suppose any moment I'm awake counts. Last night my husband bounced down the stairs and it was all I could do not to laugh at him, the way he was carrying on. I bounce down the stairs at least once a week. Holding back the giggles made for a bit of an awkward moment.

adrienzgirl said...

Congrats on your SITS day Ash! You are not awkward, if you are then so am I, and I am just fine! :P

Brandy said...

happy SITS day. can't wait to go read more

karin aka perpstu said...

Happy SITS Day! I'm off to read more of your fun posts!

bj said...

What an adorable blog...gotta read more of it..
HAPPY SITS DAY...enjoy your DAY IN THE SUN...
xo bj

Split Rock Ranch said...

Congratulations and Happy SITS day! Um, you sure you want to hear about awkward and embarrassing moments? I think my most awkward thing is that I tend to cuss when I shouldn't. After working over 20 years in the construction industry, most of them in the field offices, I've heard it all and said too much! Its a hard habit to break but I'm trying.

bj said...

Had to come back and say I signed up to follow...don't want to lose you in all this huge Blogland...
and I LOVE that you and your mom did all that fabulous cooking. Think I'll try it with daughter!!

Kari @ p.s. love.love. said...

It's always nice to meet bloggy twins. Awkward runs in my family and camped out big time in me! Happy SITS day! Looking forward to reading your blog :o)

Amy said...

Congrats on your big day...

Susie said...

Congratulations on your SITs feature:-) I hope you enjoy your day in the sun:-)

Cara and Jenn said...

Happy SITS day...lucky girl! Congrats...off to read why you are now your grandmother!! lol

Brandy said...

Happy SITS day!! Love your introduction and blog, wonderful!! Have a great weekend!

Miss Behavin said...

Congratulations on your saucy day in the SITS sun. I'm off to nose around your site a little bit, especially since I noticed you were from Ohio.

Have a great day!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

I can't wait to start looking at your posts...

Audra said...

Happy SITS Day to you!

Melanie said...

Happy SITS day! Awkwardness is a part of my life every. single. day. :D

Michelle said...

You KNOW I never do anything embarrasing.

I'm EXCITED it's your big day. You will be amazed at how many comments you get today. Don't try to visit and comment on everyone or you'll put me to shame...cause that was my goal and I didnt even come close.

"And so our stories go..." said...

Happy Friday and your day. Love your blog.
Mary

Andi said...

Happy SITS day! I look forward to exploring your blog - I am awkward too so you have a kindred spirit!

Lesley said...

Congrats on your Feature Day! you have a great blog!

Jenny-Jenny said...

Congratulations Ryan! You rock in your own awkward way and I love reading about it!!

Have fun today... are you just going to sit at the computer and watch the comments rack up????? I'm afraid I would if I were you.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Happy SITS day from one awkward girl to another! I love your blog and am a follower now! Can't wait to see more!

Kristin said...

Happy SITS Day! Love your posts!

Beth's Blog said...

Happy sits day!

Connie K said...

Happy SITS day !! enjoy your lovely day ! XOXO Connie

Rook No. 17 said...

Ryan, Congratulations on your SITS day! Love your banner and your tagline! Brilliant! Witty! True! I know I'm going to have a great time here! Cheers!
Jenn @ rookno17.blogspot.com

The Only Girl said...

Happy SITS day! I'm off to explore your blog.

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Looking forward to reading through your craziness!

Taylor K said...

I'm following your blog now based on the banner quote alone! Happy SITS day.

Susan Crabtree said...

love the title of your blog! congrats on your sits day-enjoy!

Christy said...

stopping by from sits...here's stating the obvious....you are very funny! Thanks for the early morning laugh

2busy said...

Congratulations! Happy SITS day!

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

Happy, Happy SITS Day! I hope your day is fabulous:)

Kmama said...

Happy SITS day!

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog said...

Congrats on your SITS Day! I love the title of your blog and I'm looking forward to reading more of your posts!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Love the title of your blog... I love oxymorons!

Happy SITS day!!!!!!

Sam said...

What a nice blog you have. Love your writings. Awkward or embarrassing about me? Hmmm ... dare I? ... Okay... the right side of my bed is usually full of leaves, twigs, dirt and heaven knows what else. Yes of course I change my sheets frequently,but because my dog sleeps there, it's never free of YARD. embarrassing! Keri www.samwich365.com

Star Forbis said...

Funny Blog! Congrats on being the featured Blogger! Have a great day.

Heather said...

Have a WONDERFUL SITS day! Congrats and enjoy. I look forward to checking out your blog.

Shanna said...

I just completely spit my coffee out reading your line about stepping in dog poop, for the puppy YOU thought was a good idea! You're hystericalin a PERFECT "awkward" way! Enjoy your SITS day!

{leah} said...

Ooo I like you! I think I'll be back here!

happy SITS day!

Caroline said...

Happy SITS day, indeed. Love the nickname (Monsoon). I'll be back.

K a b l o o e y said...

Happy SITS day and I'm really enjoying your blog, which is very funny. But since I was forewarned by Heather, who shot milk out of her nose while reading, I'm timing my sips of coffee for between sentences.

Although, if I was less careful, I could write it up as an embarrassing experience and not have to admit I had a crush on The Professor from Gilligan's Island when I was little.

Jesslyn said...

Happy SITS day! Love your blog title. Having fun poking around your very funny posts!

Jesslyn
imageinterpreters.com
Fight The Frump!

teena said...

Thanks for sharing theses hilarious posts!
Enjoy your SITS day!! :)

Brandi said...

Happy SITS Day! Can't wait to read these posts...going to right now!

Michaela said...

Congrats on your big day!! Hope you have a wonderful day filled with lots and lots of comment love!

Helene said...

Congrats on your SITS day!! With my 4 kids, there are always moments of embarrassment and/or awkwardness every single day! Love your sense of humor!

Kristy said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Hope its all you dreamed of and more!

Mimi said...

Happy SITS day! If I had a daughter I was going to name her Ryan! I have two teen boys neither of which are named Ryan cause I only liked it for a girl.

Being a very awkward 42 year old I can't wait to read your posts!

Helen McGinn said...

Happy SITS Day lass! Awkwardness, no, embarrassment factors, high! Too embarrassed to tell you though.... ;O)

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

You blog looks delightful. I can't wait to read more.

Spot On Your Pants said...

You are great! Happy Blogging SITSta!

Holly Ann said...

Stopping by from SITS...

Happy FB Day!

Princess Lolly said...

Happy SITS day! Faboo blog. And I have WAAAY too many awkward/embarrassing moments for one comment box...but how about one from last night? Feeding my newborn daughter at 4am, extremely tired, propped against pillows. At one point I leaned my head back and apparently dozed off. Came to about ten mins later and my poor kiddo was scrunched, feet to my chest, head by my belly, her li'l mouth gaping hungrily. (Only witnessed by my husband, but up until then he was pretty sure I had invented Good Mommyhood.)

Sigh.

:D
Keely

Jo said...

Well, after saying hello and congratulations on being SITS featured blogger--as well as revealing my clumsy nature, as well--naturally I flubbed something when trying to post said comment and it seems to have disappeared.

Damn it all to heck!

Well, I'll be back--you have a great blog and wonderful, refreshing way of seeing things.

Enjoy your day.

Peace, love and happiness,
~Jo
'Diary Of A Sad HOusewife'

Jenny said...

congrats!

Kristin @ Meanbean said...

Congrats! I am awkward, just like you. Easily embarassed, blush to the tips of my ears...it's just awesome. Name a situation, I've probably been in it, and embarassed myself!

Cathy said...

I passed out in Calculus class on the first day of college and had to be taken all the way across campus to the clinic in a police car just so they could ask me a dozen times if I was pregnant even though it was menstrual cramps that made me pass out in the first place!

Pricilla said...

Enjoy your day of grace.
Happy SITS day!

Ms Bibi said...

Very Happy SITS Day...enjoy your day...great blog

Lindsay Rudolph said...

Happy SITS Day! Looking forward to reading your stuff!

AmericanTribal said...

Hey! :) Happy SITS Day! How cool is it that you're featured on Friday the 13th? Cue Twilight Zone music :P

Have a great day and congrats again on your SITS day!

Vic said...

Happy SITS DAY:)
xoxoxxo

RomyRaves said...

Happy SITS Day.. Who says Friday the 13th has to be bad luck! Enjoy your day! Romyraves!

Shawn said...

Congrats on your SITS day! You are feeling like you are turning into your Grandma and you just turned 30? Just wait until you are my age-----and THEN panic!

Have a great day!

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Happy SITS Day!!! <3

Twincerely,Olga said...

yeay!!! your SITS Day!! how cool!!! you a funny lady!

Marie said...

I try to let my awkward and embarrassing moments leave my memory, so no I don't have any of those. ;)

Naseya said...

Congrats on being featured! I try to forget my embarrassing moments but one that stands out was when I was in undergrad and I got hit, directly in my face with a water balloon in front of hundreds of students! I was mortified! I can LOL about it today!

marfmom said...

Happy SITS day! Um, I'm pretty sure "Awkward" was my maiden name. Our family was well known in our small town for our awkwardness, lol.

foxy said...

Very cute blog here, sitsta!! I'm off to look around.

And cheers to you today!

Dan, Nat and Jaeli said...

I adore your Blog!!!!! I can't get enough of your Header!!! It's so great. Happy SITS day and Friday the 13th!

PS and by the way, I love how you refer to your 4 year old as a monsoon.....I feel that way already with my 6 month old! :P

Natalie :)

teachmama said...

happy sits day--love your shots, your honesty, and your humor. And I'm not alone in my worrying about so much!!

Dan, Nat and Jaeli said...

Okay, and now I realize, well think, Monsoon is your son's name? If so, how unique! Sorry, I feel stupid... :P

Natalie

RebeccaMom said...

Happy Feature Day SITSta! Hope it is a great one :) I'm off to read your posts...

RebeccaMom said...

I forgot awkward and embarrassing about me... well, I am shy and turn red at the slightest attention in large groups! (and my husband is a pastor, so I get the chance quite frequently...)

Momnerd said...

I am a huge clutz! But I think something even more awkward...the people who were planning my birthday party tonight canceled it. So what does that say about me? LOSER! I'm glad your Friday the 13th is shaping up to be better than mine. I'm off to keep reading!

anne said...

Happy sits day to you!!!

www.anniebakes.blogspot.com

hotpants™ said...

Happy SITS Day!

La Mere Joie said...

Congratulations on your SITS day!

I'm Rebekah said...

Happy SITs day! I love awkward. I think we all need a little quirkiness!

Young Wife said...

Happy SITS day!

Jane said...

You knoww how, at the end of the ceremony, you kiss and the music immediately begins and then you walk down the aisle. hand-in-hand. man-and-wife.

Well, the gal doing the music, for whatever reason, was not paying attention or something. And we were like...um...okay? So, we just walked and the music started when we were half way down!

Oh well! If that's all that goes wrong on your wedding day, I guess it's not so bad.

Happy SITS day!

paperbeads said...

Congrats on YOUR SITS DAY!

hmmm something awkward or embarassing about myself, I'd have to say I always find myself in clumsy situations.

So Not Mom-a-licious said...

Have a fabulous day as the Featured Blogger! Your posts were great. Even the ones I read that you didn't link to.

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day!

Anali said...

Happy SITS Day! Thanks for the laughs! And I'm laughing with you not AT you. : )

becca said...

happy sits day ... great blog - I'll be back!

African American Mom said...

Happy SITS Day! I am on to reading your posts!

Mama B said...

Awkward or weird? My kids ask me to stop singing lullabies at night and go get dad...I'm that bad!


Happy SITS Day!

Angelia Sims said...

HA! This is greeeeaaat! I feel right at home.

Most embarrassing moment, that STANDS out - because they happen often mostly when I talk and mispronounce words CONSTANTLY, or get lyrics badly wrong - no not those. It would be when on a business trip to Austin. I wasn't paying attention.....I walked right off a curb and promptly FELL face forward in front of the sales rep, narrowly dodging banging my head on the car hood.

Well if that wasn't bad enough, or embarrassing enough, or heck even klutzy enough for you....found out later that night I broke my hand in TWO places. At 37 yrs old I had to wear a cast neon yellow on my right arm.

Niiiiiice! Did I mention I type for a living??

strokeofliving said...

Sanity or patience, I ask myself this question everyday. Happy SITS day!!

JennyMac said...

Looking forward to reading more of your blog! Happy SITS spotlight day.

aforestfrolic said...

Happy SITS day...love your blog! I'm off to read some more.

Jamie :)

Romy said...

Happy SITS Day! Your personality shines through your posts. My awkward story: Back in elementary school wearing a brand spanking new hip orange pants suit (It was the late 70's after all) had an 'accident' in my pant and had no change of clothes, I was stuck so to speak--and to this day I always remember the orange pants with the flowy top and the panda bear on it!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

congratss on your sits day... I love the Ice costume!

Two Normal Moms said...

Happy Sits Day! Embrace your awkwardness!

Joy said...

Congrats on your SITS day!

Little Birdie Secrets said...

Congrats on your SITS day! Your posts are so funny. Love it!

Hannah said...

I love your sense of humor. In fact, I've book marked your blog to follow it regularly to make sure I get my daily dose of a good laugh **smile***

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Lis @ ATruckerWife said...

Happy SITS day!!!

My awkward or embarressing moments??

I fall, daily, most recently it was at the crowded coffee shop. Fun times!

Chatterbox @ The Dialogue said...

Happy SITS day Ryan.
Trust me awkwardness is a part of everyone's life. So don't feel embarrassed if you and me possess it too.

Keep up the wonderful work.

Cheers!!

Megan said...

WOOHOO!!! Congrats on your SITS day!! I was excited when I saw it was someone I 'knew'. =D

Stephanie said...

I hope you've enjoyed your SITS day! Sorry to stop by late...great blog! :-)

Katherine said...

love this blog. you are super funny!

Grand Pooba said...

Yay for you! I am always so excited when a blogger I already love is featured on SITS! And you awkwardness is part of the reason you are so loved!

Valarie said...

congrats on your SITS day. Have to love those awkward moments and yours have sure given a chuckle

Whimsical Creations said...

Happy sits day!!

T~T said...

happy SITs Day!!

Chelle said...

Happy SITSday, sista!

Off to read your posts--I can tell that I'm going to love all three :)

ps-I am so clumsy. And awkward, too. And I love it--because honestly? I've learned that it's, um, not leaving me...ha!

greedygrace said...

Happy SITS day!

the ungourmet said...

How fun that it's your day! Glad I didn't miss it! ;D

Bombshell BLISS said...

My entire blog is awkward and embarassing....happy SITS day. How wonderful your blog is! Enjoy!
Jeanette

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Trenches of Mommyhood said...

Sorry I'm a day late - hope you enjoyed your SITS day! I'm loving reading thru your blog, btw!

beenomom said...

Wow!! I am really glad that sits decided to feature you otherwise I never would have been able to read your fabulously funny posts!!!

Girl, you are a flippin' riot!!! I was literally laughing outloud when you wrote about your 7th grade incident with passing gas!! I had that happen to me in 6th grade, too funny!!

I love how light and humourous you write, totally cracks me up! I can completely relate as a mom of two rugrats!! Good job!

I had to become a follower, your stuff is too good not to keep up with!

www.beenomom.blogspot.com

Angry Julie Monday said...

Happy SITS day!!! I hope you had an awesome Friday!

Caroline said...

Happy SITS day! Celebrating you today!

Snarky A. said...

Congrats sweetie!
You are so fabulous!!
<3

Julia said...

Happy SITS day!! :) I am glad to know some of my bloggie friends are getting attention!

tattytiara said...

Awkward is the new sexy, babe - rock your discombobulated self.

Late visitor from sits - hope you enjoyed your day!

Nishant said...

Great blog you have here! Visiting from SITS. Work from home India