Have you seen this show?

It is MTV Show called Awkward.

When I went to visit my grandparents, I was lucky enough to fly Frontier and we had tvs.

OH YES BABE!! I SAID TELEVISION!! Over 24 channels.

For someone, like me, who doesn't really ever watch tv. Doesn't have cable, satelite or more than four channels. On a very clear, lucky day. I was thrilled.

In less than four minutes, they had me at MTV. I never even opened my Nook. Yes, that's right. The girl who can't go minutes without reading, actually watched tv. I leaned back, got comfy and tuned the entire world out. As a child, I learned that this was very easy to do. I could read a book and look up only to realize it was late, my parent's had gone to bed and the only light left on was the one next to me. I had no idea they had spoken to me, turned out the lights and went to bed.

Heaven. I was in Heaven.

Or maybe just completely zoned out and stoopid for two hours.

After about twenty minutes in to the flight, they ask you to swipe your card. I had never gotten my credit card out of my bag so quickly. I swiped. $6 wasn't bad. I would have had a price though. Even for tv and two hours to sit.

Awkward reminds me of a few shows I watched when growing up, but sadly cannot remember any of them. It is about a teenager going through the tough years of school with about as much grace as . . . well . . . , me. Jenna is the main character. She has a blog. I totally heart her already. She is creative and very sarcastic. From the MTV website -
Despite Jenna Hamilton's awkward entrance into the new school year, her perseverance and wit help her stand out from the crowd.
First episode she gets a random letter from "A Friend" who tells her she could become invisible and no one would notice. Ouch! Why are people so mean? Everything she does seems to have issues. But her personality and outlook on life persevere.

She is in love with a boy who wants to keep their non relationship a secret. Suck. He sniffs his pits when he is nervous. Odd. He gives her these incredibly sweet looks - that she counts. Cute.

Her best friend, Tamara, is hilarious. She wants to be popular so bad it kills her. Literally, she keeps messing up trying too hard. I love the episode where they are invited to a party and Tamara keeps taking random pics of people to post on her facebook.

There was a couple times on the plane where we encountered turbulence and I was so obsessed with this show that I tapped the tv trying to get it to come back on. I may have even said a few, "OMG R U KIDDING ME?!?!" out loud. Back to our regular programming.

Here's an episode -

Funny Story

The other night around 1am, I woke up and realized I couldn't remember locking the safe at work. You know, the thing with all the money in it? The one I had forgotten to close and lock a month or so ago and my boss had been the one to find it. Needless to say, he wasn't a happy camper. He even took a picture of the safe being open, so I could "see" that I had left it that way. I didn't want to make that mistake again.

I laid there for I don't know how long, going over each and every detail of my closing shift trying to remember when or if I had closed the safe door. I couldn't remember doing it. The longer I spent trying to remember, the surer I was that I hadn't done it.

I was freaking out a bit.

I thought about driving over and making sure it was closed, but I worried I would attract more attention that way. I didn't think there was any good kind of attention at 1am.

Instead, I came to the conclusion that I would be the the first person to our weekly manager meeting. This would provide me with time to check the safe and not get in trouble should it be open.

I left the house early enough I was sure I would be the first one there, but as I rounded my boss' street I saw his car turn on to the one lane street I was on.

CRIMINY! The man was early!! You have got to be kidding me!! My blood pressure starts to rise, my heart beats increase even more. I know I will be fired for sure.

Can't. Let. That. Happen.

The one day I need to beat my boss to work, he is early. And here I am stuck behind four cars and the one in front of me is driving so slow!! No matter what I do I cannot get the car in front of me to go faster. I finally lose sight of my boss' car and I don't know which way he went.

I chose the freeway thinking it will be faster than going through town. I veer on the on-ramp and am immediately bombarded by semis and trucks. As I am zooming around them - safety mind you - I see a cop car farther up has already pulled over a speeder. I have to slow down. Damn it!

As I get off the freeway, I remember my boss saying he was going to bring breakfast to the meeting. I immediately relax thinking, that must be why he is so early.

As I pull in to work parking lot, I notice I am the only one there.

PHEW! Made it.

As I walk in to the Cash Office, I turn and lo and behold . . . the safe is closed and locked.

No need for worry or loss of sleep and now I realized just how crazy I am. When we sit down to the meeting, I tell the story to the managers, including my boss. I cannot keep this a secret. It is way too funny. And stupid. And yes, loony.

My boss tells me he has driven to the store numerous times because I couldn't remember if he pulled on the doors to make sure they were locked.

So apparently, I am not alone in my psychosis.

Tuesday - Tune In & Teaser

I love this soundtrack. As a child, whenever my family had cleaning day, my parent's would open up all the windows and play Hispanic music. I could never figure it out. Later, as an older child, I realized it was because my parent's loved the music of my dad's upbringing. My grandmother is Mexican and Indian and my grandfather is Spanish. They have always listened to this kind of music and spoken Spanish. It is one of the reasons I took the Spanish language for over a decade. They used to fake talk about my sister and I in Spanish. We were gullible enough to think they really did talk about us. Now I can't wait to teach my children Spanish and embarrass them with the cultural music that I love.

Fools Rush In

I Wonder
Chris Isaacs

Para Donde Vas
The Iguanas

Si Tu Te Vas
Enrique Iglesias

"Good boy," she murmured. She slid the ice cream between his lips.
"Why are -," he began.
"Shh," she said, "Nearly dawn. No time for talking."

Drink, Slay, Love
Sarah Beth Durst
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