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The Awkward College Student Eats a Taco

There are not many things more awkward in this life than eating a crunchy taco. An overly-full crunchy taco. It was particularly awkward as my new boss was sitting across from me, watching each excruciatingly chaotic bite. The only consolation I had was that at least I didn’t have to watch myself eat the taco.… Continue reading The Awkward College Student Eats a Taco

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The Awkward College Student & the Headphones Guy

I found myself sitting next to the headphone guy. Again. Inevitably we had ended up in at least one class together every quarter this year. Now it was Spring and he was in three of my four classes. A coincidence naturally. I had started to overlap with other students as well. And every now and… Continue reading The Awkward College Student & the Headphones Guy

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The Awkward College Student and the Russian Professor

The door opened and my professor greeted the classroom with a delighted smile. “Good morning students! How are you today?” The thick Russian accent gave a certain pizzazz to his greeting, and he could have almost been exclaiming that today was a holiday he was that enthusiastic. Yet as I found out later, every day… Continue reading The Awkward College Student and the Russian Professor

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The Awkward College Student and the Sinking Ship (aka Group Project)

The meeting for this group project was like standing on the deck of the Titanic as it sunk into the depths of the ocean. Not to be overly dramatic, but there it is. So why the dismal outlook? #1 We were leaderless. The self-proclaimed leader of this project from day one had dropped the class… Continue reading The Awkward College Student and the Sinking Ship (aka Group Project)

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The Awkward College Student Has a Job Interview

There is little to be said for being unprepared. And everything to say for being prepared. And it would have behooved me to remember that earlier. Yet, like many of my species, I continue to procrastinate and put off until tomorrow until tomorrow comes and I find myself in unwelcome predicaments. Such as not having… Continue reading The Awkward College Student Has a Job Interview

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The Awkward College Student Attends a Christmas Party & Forgets a Name

Most white elephant gift exchanges don’t surprise me. The contents of the presents? Cheap small knick knacks with cute names. Perhaps a journal. Fuzzy socks. Someone’s calendar they decided to re-gift. Maybe something funny. Old odds and ends to be given away.  These people however had all wrapped their gifts in nice paper with bows… Continue reading The Awkward College Student Attends a Christmas Party & Forgets a Name